Written by Roberto Giobbi

1998
Work of Various

325 pages (Hardcover), published by Hermetic Press
Illustrated with drawings by Barbara Giobbi-Ebnöther.
Language: English

(152 entries)

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Roberto Giobbi Thanks!
xxix
Arturo de Ascanio Foreword
xxxv
Roberto Giobbi Words for Enthusiasts
  • An Enticement to the Introduction
  • Contents
  • What Is in These Books?
  • The Principle of Reading Satisfaction
  • Principles Rather than Techniques
  • The Study
  • Trust
  • Intellect, Intuition and Inspiration in Practice
  • The Sensuality of Card Magic
  • Gestalt
  • What Else?
  • The Prop as Instrument
  • Simplicity
  • Selecting the Right Trick
  • The Iceberg
  • The Secret
495
Roberto Giobbi Some Comments on Terminology
  • Reactions to Date
  • Absolute Versus Relative Frames of Reference
  • Card College References
503
Roberto Giobbi Assorted Techniques and Refinements
505
Elmer Biddle The Biddle Steal
507
Unknown Biddle Oil & Water 4&4
508
Juan Tamariz Counting Cards in a Fan
509
Roberto Giobbi, Roger Klause, Alex Elmsley Counting Cards while spreading them between the Hands double pushover technique
510
Unknown Setting Multiple Key Cards two methods
511
Max Malini The Spin Revelation and Display
512
Dai Vernon The Vanish of a Card peek technique, using saliva or glue stick
513
Edward Marlo, Roberto Giobbi The Bluff Cut similar to bluff pass
Related toAlso published here 514
Unknown Holding back a Card in the Card Case
515
Dai Vernon The Transfer Move
516
Tony Kardyro, Edward Marlo The K. M. Move secretly reverses one or more cards; various applications
518
Dai Vernon The Vernon Addition secretly adding cards to a group of cards
520
Dick Ferguson, George G. Kaplan, Roberto Giobbi The Invisible Card selected card vanishes from five card packet and reappeares reversed in the deck
Inspired by
  • Hugard's Magic Monthly, Dick Ferguson aka. Richard Bruce, Sept. 1951, p. 835
  • The Lie Detector (Unknown, 1948)
523
Lin Searles, Roberto Giobbi The Four Seasons quick ace assembly with poetic pattern
Inspired by 525
Roberto Giobbi Techniques with Breaks, Steps and Injogs intro
527
John Carney The Dribble Break method of obtaining a break above or below a card
529
Unknown The Crocodile Technique injog technique when card is returned into in-the-hands spread for marking a position or starting a control
531
Unknown Transferring a Break from the little Finger to the Heel of the Thumb
  • Two-Handed Method
  • One-Handed Method
532
Rafael Benatar Inserting a Card into a Break from front
533
S. W. Erdnase The Erdnase Break
534
Unknown Ribbon Spread and Step
535
Unknown A Spectator holds the Step bold handling
536
Dai Vernon Fan and Step
536
Paul LePaul The LePaul Automatic Jog-Control
538
Unknown The Drop Jog dropping upper half on lower half with jog
Related to 540
Unknown The Diagonal Insertion and Fan
540
Unknown An Injog Handling maintaining an injog while dribbling the whole deck
Related to 541
Dai Vernon, Roberto Giobbi Injog and Step after the Cut
542
Unknown General Reflections on Injogged Cards
543
Martin A. Nash, Roberto Giobbi The Master Grip a peeked card is plucked from a turning ribbon spread
Inspired by 544
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser, Christoph Borer Remember and Forget magician finds two cards (one thought of and one "forgotten") of two spectators
Also published here 546
Roberto Giobbi Card Controls, Part 2
549
Larry Jennings, Edward Marlo The Convincing Control
551
Frederick Montague, Fred Kaps, Tommy Tucker, Paul LePaul, Roberto Giobbi The Bluff Pass
Also published here 555
Unknown A Direct Overhand Shuffle Control Lift shuffle
559
Daryl Martinez The Logical Control patter that explains why apparently no control is possible, to a specific location in the deck
560
Unknown The Spread Crimp
561
Unknown The Bridge Control
562
Unknown Refinements and Final Thoughts
  • Security
  • The Spectator Shuffles
  • Psychology
  • A Lost Card
563
Dai Vernon Emotional Reaction clever and subtle use of a keycard in a challenge situation
564
Larry Jennings, Roberto Giobbi A Sure Bet magician finds wrong card which then changes into spectator's choice
Also published here 565
Unknown Multiple Buckle with small packet
567
Roy Walton, Dai Vernon, Al Baker Ambitious 1-2-3-4
Related to 568
Roberto Giobbi The Double Lift, Part 3
571
Dai Vernon, Martin A. Nash, Edward Marlo The Push-over Double
573
Larry Jennings A Double Lift from the Center spinning out
575
Brother John Hamman Small Packet Double Lift no get ready
577
Daniel Rhod The Optical Replacement
Related to 579
Juan Tamariz, Frederick Braue, Gordon Bruce The Turnover Replacement
580
Dai Vernon The Vernon Replacement method to unload the bottom card of a double
Also published here 582
Unknown A Double Lift Finesse double lift with a snap
584
Roberto Giobbi The Palindrome Cards a five-card row magically reverses its order several times
Variations 585
Steve Freeman The Time Machine two-card transpo plus Ambitious Card theme
Related toVariations 588
Bill Simon, Roberto Giobbi Rise and Switch Double Rise plus transpo
Inspired by 590
Roberto Giobbi False Display Counts, Part 2
593
Arturo de Ascanio The Ascanio Spread
595
Arturo de Ascanio Ascanio Spread Laydown setting all four cards on table, two methods
597
Reinhard Müller The Ascanio Spread Fan
598
Arturo de Ascanio, Ken Krenzel The Open Display five as four
599
Edward Marlo, Christian Scherer The Olram Subtlety
603
Brother John Hamman The Gemini Count a four-card packet is shown to consist of two pairs of duplicate cards
604
Unknown The Over-count off the top of the deck
606
Larry Jennings The Multiple-lift Display Sequence four cards are shown as identical
607
Brother John Hamman, Norman Houghton The Flushtration Count
609
Edward Marlo Displaying all the Cards as Identical uses Swing cut instead of Hindu Shuffle
Related to
  • "In Lieu of the Hindoo Shuffle: Second Method" (Ed Marlo, Ibidem No. 15)
610
Carmen D'Amico The D'Amico Spread
611
Richard Vollmer The Strasbourg Waltz Aces twist, change places and transform into Kings
Also published here 613
Dai Vernon Twist Flourish
614
Paul Harris, Richard Vollmer, Bernard Bilis Set-Reset Plus
616
Bernard Bilis One Handed Snap Display one-handed, top card snapped off with first finger
617
Roberto Giobbi, Jean-Jacques Sanvert The Dance of the Cannibals transformation climax
Inspired byAlso published here 619
Roberto Giobbi Riffle Shuffle Techniques, Part 2
627
Herb Zarrow The Zarrow Dynamic breakdown of the basic procedure
629
Herb Zarrow The Zarrow Shuffle
632
Herb Zarrow, Juan Tamariz, Unknown The Direct Zarrow Shuffle
  • With a Slip Cut
  • A Shuffle Strategy by Juan Tamariz
  • A Refined Block Cover
  • With Running Cuts
634
Unknown The Pull-Through False Shuffle basic method
637
Dai Vernon Vernon's Pull-through Shuffle Variant delayed strip-out
641
Dai Vernon The Triumph Shuffle
642
Various A Combination False Shuffle Zarrow and Triumph combined
645
Martin A. Nash Controlling the Top Stock with a Riffle Shuffle
645
S. W. Erdnase A Combination False Shuffle and Cut
646
Roberto Giobbi The Block Transfer the top stock is maintained with a Triumph Shuffle as part of three-shuffle sequence, Stevens Control alternative
648
Dai Vernon, Juan Tamariz, Fred Black A red-black False Shuffle spectator pushes cards together
649
Roberto Giobbi An In-the-hands False Shuffle
Also published here 651
Dai Vernon, Roberto Giobbi Triumph using Zarrow shuffle
654
Roberto Giobbi Dad Stevens, King of the Card Cheats a king is controlled, then all four Kings appear
Variations 657
Unknown Tabled Transfer Cut
658
Roberto Giobbi The Multiple Shift
660
Unknown The Insertion of the Cards for Multiple Shift
  • The Standard Method
  • The Fan Method
  • The Ribbon Spread Method
663
Neal Elias, Edward Marlo Swing Cut Multiple Shift
664
Norman Houghton Bluff Multiple Shift riffle forcing consecutive cards
Related toAlso published here
  • Abracadabra, No. 1050, also Wit & Wizardry, p. 14
668
Dai Vernon The Vernon Multiple Shift
669
Cardini, Charlie Miller Cardini's Overhand Multiple Shift
671
John Carney Carney's Natural Multiple Shift culling
673
Edward Marlo The Simple Shift
  • Using a Thumb Count
  • Using a Glimpse
  • Variations with a Glimpse
674
Edward Marlo, Christian Scherer, Martin A. Nash The Tabled Multiple Shift
Inspired by 676
Al Baker, Roberto Giobbi The Vanishing Deck two selected cards are found beneath a handkerchief first, for handling with deck switch see reference
Inspired byRelated to 679
Roberto Giobbi The Faro Shuffle
681
Unknown The Partial Faro
683
Edward Marlo, Robert Page The Faro Slough-off concrete application for the Partial Faro
686
Unknown The Perfect Faro
687
Edward Marlo The Incomplete Faro Control placing a noted card at a specific location
689
Unknown Faro Types glossary of the most common faro shuffle types
  • The Partial Faro
  • The In-Faro
  • The Out-Faro
  • The Straddle Faro
  • The Incomplete Faro
691
Unknown The Mathematical Basis of the Perfect Faro Shuffle
  • Mathematical Principles
692
Paul LePaul, Peter Kane, Nate Leipzig The Acrobatic Aces four Aces are visibly produced, Gymnastic Aces phase
694
Peter Kane The Card Gun
695
Richard Vollmer, Gene Finnell The Two Detectives two red Jacks trap a freely chosen card between them, faro
697
Richard Vollmer, Henry Christ, Martin Gardner Numerology three numbers lead to discovery of freely chosen card, faro placement
700
Roberto Giobbi Advanced Palming Techniques Introduction
703
Unknown The One-handed Palm
Related to 705
Unknown The Gambler's Cop
707
Roberto Giobbi, Fred Kaps Management Strategies for the Gambler's Cop
  • Seated at the Table
  • Standing
  • Replacing Card in Gambler's Cop Under the Deck
709
Dai Vernon The Transfer Palm
Related to 710
Unknown Replacing Cards in Gambler's Cop under the Deck
710
Morris Loewy, Edward Marlo The Loewy Palm
Related to 712
Unknown The Left-hand Bottom Palm
713
Unknown The Right-hand Bottom Palm
717
Larry Jennings The Right-hand Bottom Palm of Multiple Cards
720
Norman Houghton, Gordon Bruce Norman Houghton's Pocket Extraction
Related to
  • "Production of a Palmed Card from the Shirt Pocket" (Ibidem No. 12)
722
Dai Vernon, Tommy Dowd, Edward Marlo Producing a Card from Your Inner Left Jacket-pocket (1) before you can show left hand empty, with credit information
724
Edward Marlo Producing a Card from your Inner Right Jacket-pocket (2) before you apparently show both hands empty
Also published here 727
S. W. Erdnase Replacing Palmed Cards on the Bottom of the Deck
729
Vanni Bossi The Card in the Glass chosen card appears in glass, which is moved along tabled spread
731
Bernard Bilis The Open Prediction no trick cards or preparation required
Related to 733
Bernard Bilis Push-In Exchange outjogged card is pushed in and top half removed
734
Roberto Giobbi Color Changes introduction
737
Roberto Giobbi The Side-slip Color Change
739
Nate Leipzig The Slap Change
Related to 741
Unknown The Wave Change
742
Harry Houdini, Roberto Giobbi, Howard Schwarzman The Houdini Color Change
744
Father Cyprian, Al Smith The Flip-flop Change time-delayed transformation
Related to 747
Jean Hugard, Roberto Giobbi The Fadeaway Card Change
Inspired by 748
Roberto Giobbi Final Thoughts on color changes
750
Unknown Through and Through two chosen cards change places and penetrate a handkerchief
751
T. Nelson Downs Downs Change
753
Vanni Bossi Holy Smoke! Tosheroon, face card of the deck changes into chosen card under a candle
755
Roberto Giobbi The Side Steal and Diagonal Palm Shift introduction
757
T. Nelson Downs, Arturo de Ascanio, Edward Marlo The Side-steal Transfer
Related to 759
Unknown Covers for the Side Steal
  • The Squaring Cover
  • The Ribbon Spread Cover
  • The Hand Spread Cover
  • The Riffle Cover
  • The Auditory Cover
762
Edward Marlo The Side-steal Bottom Placemant and Variations card is brought to the bottom instead of the top
Related to 764
Unknown The Side-steal Palm
765
Walt Lees, David Carré, Gordon Bruce The Simplified Side-Steal Palm
Also published here 766
S. W. Erdnase, Dai Vernon The Diagonal Palm shift
767
Allan Ackerman, Frank Simon The Convincing Control Palm
Related to 771
Roberto Giobbi, Mack Picknick Picnick at the Summit four aces travel from different positions to the top of the deck
Inspired by 773
Various, Roberto Giobbi, Paul Harris The Return of the Phantom a selected black card vanishes and reappeares between the red half of the deck as the phantom card, previously placed there
Inspired by 775
Roberto Giobbi Bibliographic Notes
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