Written by Steve Beam

2018
Work of Steve Beam

320 pages (Hardcover), published by Trapdoor Productions
Illustrated with drawings by Steve Beam.
Language: English

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Steve Beam World's Shortest Magic Books humrous article
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Steve Beam Intro
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Steve Beam Semi-Automatic Card Tricks on semi-automatic card magic
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Steve Beam How to Read This Book
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Steve Beam Quickies chapter intro
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Steve Beam Discharged card case clings to hand
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Alexander Kölle Tapped Out additional handling for Nico Scholl's Tapped
Inspired by 20
Lorenz Schär Strapped deck is sucked back into card case while magician taps on it, only card sticking out is selection
Inspired by 21
Giancarlo Scalia The Flapper cards in case, spectator is not able to remove the cards
Related to 22
Jeff Altman The Rotisserie Move same procedure but different handling for Tenkai's Optical Revolve
Inspired by 23
Steve Beam Single Stack while forcing a card from a bank, controlling mates, with three variations
Inspired by
  • Martin Gardner's "Five Nine King" in "Scarne on Card Tricks" 1950.
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Steve Beam The Harem spectator selects a Queen, spells the name and arrives at second Queen, other two Queens are then produced, 9-force
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Steve Beam Quadruple Stack stack to be able to produce four of a kind quickly
Inspired by
  • Martin Gardner's "Five Nine King" in "Scarne on Card Tricks" 1950.
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Steve Beam The Whoosh Change easier get ready for the Flash Change, variations
Inspired by 31
Wolfgang Moser Bullets Flying during an overhand shuffle, Aces shoot out of the deck
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Marty Kane A Stretch of Time long spread between hands, using a watch
Inspired by 36
Steve Beam Eclectic chapter intro
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Steve Beam Club Sandwich spectator and performer each select card from half the deck and exchange it, Triumph with visible sorting of stepped packets
Inspired byRelated toAlso published here 39
Jerry Andrus Card Reverse top card stays face up while deck is turned over
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Steve Beam Gone Fishing spectator forms card from two cards, after fishing where every answer is no, the card is found reversed in the deck
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Steve Beam, Scott Robinson Choice Cut Variation
  • V-Force
Inspired by 45
Scott Robinson Count On Me destroying a card while doing a trick for another magician
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Bill Simon Prophecy Move
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Max Maven Lucky Stars list of famous people, two are selected and names spelled to determine selections, both selections are located
Inspired by
  • Ed Marlo's "Affinity" in Rufus Steele's "The Last Word on Cards" 1952
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Paul Cummins Double Up selection ends up next to reversed card, invisible cards presentation
Inspired by 53
Ed Balducci Cut Deeper Force
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Frederick Braue Braue Reversal
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Steve Beam Backup Career humorous article
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Wolfgang Moser Royal Princess Princess Card Trick printed on Business cards
Also published here 55
Lewis Jones Octal deck cut in four packets and spectator can chose a pile and then top or bottom card
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Steve Beam Court Order matching with spectator, two Royal Flushes used
Inspired by
  • inspired by Hen Fetsch's "Symbologic"
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Steve Beam Even Odds blank cards, all have words "Your Card" on the back, except selected one has same face as selection
Inspired by
  • Nick Trost's "Eight-Card Brainwave" in "The New Tops" August, 1970.
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Edward Marlo Olram Subtlety
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Steve Beam Similarities blank cards with word same on the back, selection has word different
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Gabriele Gentile Aces Rising as Gabrielle Gentile, Aces are lost in the deck and then found on top
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Yves Carbonnier Aces Up Aces are apparently cut into the deck, end up on top
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Herb Zarrow Zarrow Block Addition
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Steve Beam Cluster Force spectator grabs cards from a spread and remembers the bottom one
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Marty Kane Knavel Operation
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Steve Beam Good Morning Breakfast Menu humorous article
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Steve Beam Lie Speller chapter intro
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Doug Canning, Steve Beam Freedom Speller
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Steve Beam Up-with-Milk Move bringing bottom card to the top using an overhand shuffle
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Steve Beam, Doug Canning The New Deal
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Steve Beam The Simple Truth spectator tries to guess selection, similar to the lie speller plot
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Steve Beam Base Ten using the 9-principle
Related to
  • "Scarne's Lie Speller" in "Scarne on Card Tricks"
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Steve Beam Lunch Time Lunch Menu humorous article
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Steve Beam Magic Spells chapter intro
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Steve Beam Spellifiknow mentally chosen card is spelled to produce four Aces, with variation where selected card is produced
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Steve Beam Spellifiknow Too mentally chosen card is spelled and Royal Flush is produced
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Steve Beam Trispellifiknow
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Steve Beam Alpha Mail spectator cuts and spells cut card, arrives at the four queens
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Steve Beam No-Filler Killer using the principle of Miracle Mix-Up / Remote Control
Inspired by
  • Jack Yates' "Miracle Mix-up" in "Abbott's Anthology of Card Magic Vol. 3"
Also published here
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Steve Beam Spell Weaver spelling to the four Aces
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Steve Beam Successive Spell Weaver spelling to the four Aces
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Steve Beam Jack Hammer spelling to the four Aces, Aces chosen by spectators
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Steve Beam Spellbreaker mentally constructed card is spelled and found
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Steve Beam Ballistic Spellbreaker mixture of Spell Weaver and Spellbreaker
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Steve Beam Eye Candy chapter intro
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Art Altman The Altman Flip Flourish
Also published here 106
Steve Beam Flash Four Aces using The Altman Flip Flourish
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Steve Beam Aces in Other Places using The Altman Flip Flourish
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Jeff Altman Volcanic Aces using The Altman Flip Flourish
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Steve Beam Royal Flush flashy production of a Royal Flush using The Altman Flip Flourish
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Unknown Overhand Reverse
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Steve Beam The Closer production of four selections, using The Altman Flip Flourish
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Steve Beam Flashpoint Royal Flush production, with variations
Related to 118
Steve Beam Splash Aces method of producing four cards, with effect variations
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Steve Beam The Distribution Shuffle
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Steve Beam Over-the-Top Charlier Cut Charlier cut as a production
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Joe Rindfleisch Snap Aces production of a card, sticking out of packet using the Ovette Master Move
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Steve Beam Menu humorous article
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Steve Beam Ramón Riobóo chapter intro
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Ramón Riobóo The Executor result of calculation is shown in form of playing cards
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Ramón Riobóo Deep Diver magician names card at position, total of four selections
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Ramón Riobóo Predestimation prediction of a playing card, suit and value written on two billets
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Ramón Riobóo Counter Action cards to locate card in the deck, values added to find same card in second deck
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Ramón Riobóo Royal Elimination two piles of eight cards, cards are eliminated and remaining cards are found to be mates
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Ramón Riobóo Ram-Ultaneous two cards are selected with the "card at position of cut-off number"-procedure, appear at same position in two piles
Inspired by 139
Ramón Riobóo Stellar Speller card is lost and found by spelling
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Ramón Riobóo All That Jazz method to position card at a position
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Ramón Riobóo Unbeatable
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Dai Vernon Vernon Transfer
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Steve Beam The Case for Magical Mulligans humorous article
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Steve Beam Made in Japan chapter intro
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Nobuyuki Nojima The Reason Why I Can't Win At Poker prediction of spectator's hand
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Shota Okana Oil Slick 6x6 with two spectators
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Keiichi Hiraki Mental Breeze numbers on billets are used to count cards from a small packet, mates
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Nobuaki Nambu Flip Flop Ambitious ambitious card using three cards
Inspired by 154
Kiyoshi Sato Friends five red and black cards are mixed and selected with spectator both end up with one color
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Daisuke Sato Down to You spectator cuts to three cards and values added lead to selection
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Steve Beam Vic Trabucci chapter intro
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Vic Trabucco Taking Control card control, reverse spread
  • Spreading the Shade
  • From the Dribble
  • Table-Free Variation
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Vic Trabucco Impossible Joker is placed out jogged in center of the deck and changes to selection
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Vic Trabucco Zarrow Block Addition Addition variation
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Vic Trabucco Trumped Aces apparently transpose with four indifferent cards, which turn out to be the four Kings
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Vic Trabucco TNT production four Aces, change into Kings
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Vic Trabucco Shuffle Shift multiple shift first in the hand then tabled riffle shuffle
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Vic Trabucco Rolling the Aces deck is riffle shuffled several times, Four Aces are produced
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Vic Trabucco Spreading Triumph
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Vic Trabucco Buckley Reverse Variation while doing a triple cut
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Vic Trabucco Almost Gaffed with blank cards and Aces, instant assembly
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Vic Trabucco That's Not Impossible parts of Kings and Aces transpose, then Aces turn into a Royal Flush
Inspired by
  • Paul Gordon's "That's Not Possible" in "Card Magic Companion"
Related to
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Vic Trabucco Cut Card Aces
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Vic Trabucco The 8-Foot Transposition two thought of cards travel to other packet
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Vic Trabucco Jinx Switch Handling
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Vic Trabucco Isolated Touch Force
Inspired by 191
Steve Beam Giancarlo Scalia chapter intro
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Giancarlo Scalia Overturned Aces production of four aces, overhand shuffle and cut
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Bobby Bernard Logicality False Cut
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Giancarlo Scalia Destiny spectator cuts off small packet, then he cuts four piles and top cards are all the same and corresponding to amount of initial packet
Related to 197
Giancarlo Scalia Coincidence at Any Number deck is divided between two spectators and while dealing through a four of a kind appears at a chosen number
Inspired by 200
Giancarlo Scalia The Ace of Hearts Trick
Inspired byRelated to 203
Giancarlo Scalia Double-Dribble Control
Related to 208
Giancarlo Scalia Bluff Pass Control
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Giancarlo Scalia Rotary Control
Inspired by
  • Ernesto Melero's "Spread Control"
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Giancarlo Scalia Bluff Ambitious
Inspired by 213
Giancarlo Scalia Bluff Cut miming to cut the top half to the bottom
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Steve Beam Shuffle Tools chapter intro and clear explanation of the Gilbreath Principle
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Steve Beam The Prefix ruse for fixing the cut, so a red and a black card are on the bottom of the two halves for the Gilbreath Principle
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Steve Beam, Frank Thompson F. T. Cut different uses for the F.T. Cut
  • As a Control
  • Bottom to Top Cut
  • Delayed Gratification
  • Red / Black Shuffle
Also published here 223
Steve Beam The Director's Cut shorter version of the F.T. Cut
  • Break for Cover
  • Slip Cut
  • The Pre-Mix
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Steve Beam On Display in the hands triumph display, cutting
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Steve Beam The Bicycle Cut dropping four piles on the table
Related to
  • Luke Jermay's "Undo Cut Variation" in "Genii" August, 2015.
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Steve Beam The Quality Control The Bicycle Cut as a control
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Steve Beam Preflight using the F.T. Cut and the Bicycle Cut to position cards for a riffle shuffle, Gilbreath
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Steve Beam The F.T.R.&B. Shuffle Director's Cut and red/black shuffle
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Steve Beam The Table Spread spreading cards on the table to hide a pattern, apparently mixing
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Steve Beam The Möbius Cut (A Tool & A Toy) flourish cut, based on Charlier
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Steve Beam Test of Luck production of mates of chosen card
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Elias Ugart Siesta Force
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Steve Beam Premix Cut ruse for cutting the deck so a red and a black card are on the bottom of each half, Gilbreath
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Steve Beam Plumber's Helper shuffled deck in pocket, performer removes a Straight Flush
Inspired by 245
Steve Beam Flush in a Rush deck is shuffled, production of a Straight Flush
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Lewis Jones, Steve Beam Faux Chance divination of card, as a bet
Inspired by
  • Lewis Jones' "No Chance" in "Top Deck" 2016
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Steve Beam Final Score two selections correspond with number after some calculations
Inspired byRelated to 249
Steve Beam Four Card Monte deck is cut into four packets, cards are moved around in long procedure, reveal four of a kind
Inspired by 252
Steve Beam Fairness False Cut spectator cuts
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Steve Beam More Card Monte deck is cut into five packets, cards are moved around, reveal of Straight Flush
Inspired by 257
Steve Beam Simple Math chapter intro
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Steve Beam Middle Gauge Spread II cards spread on the table, two cards turned over and value is used to count in the spread, both end on same card which turns out to be selection
Related to 261
Steve Beam A Series of Fortunate Events two cards are placed face up into the deck to find selections, numbers between matches added values and eventually cards are located
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Steve Beam Never Mined spectator forms a card by dealing cards from top to bottom, performer is turned away and in the end removes card from pocket
Inspired byVariations 266
Steve Beam Neck-Ringer only court cards, one is selected with a dice and suddenly looks into other direction
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Steve Beam The Flexible Force forces a number between four and nine, using dice
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Steve Beam The Australian Crawl
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Bob Hummer, Steve Beam Unmarked Hummer
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Steve Beam The Jackass Ate 47 one of five cards is chosen and put back in deck, other cards used to count down to locate it, contingency trick
Inspired by 276
Steve Beam Jackass Ate 47 Too one of five cards is chosen and put back in deck, other cards used to count down to locate it, contingency trick
Inspired by 281
Steve Beam Elimineight Card "randomly" generated from down under deal made to vanish, appear in card case
Inspired byRelated toAlso published here 282
Derrick Chung The Lowdown spectator selects one of four cards, values of other three cards are counted from reminder to find mates
Inspired by
  • Shigeo Futagawa's "Free Choice Coincidence" in "The Lecture Notes of Shigeo Futagawa" 1999
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Steve Beam Dribble Free Force
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Derrick Chung The Final Countdown finding mates of selection, variation of The Lowdown
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Mick Ayres Intuition performer knows how many cards are cut, several phases
Also published here
  • "Intuition" in "M-U-M" August, 2015.
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Mick Ayres Hybrid constructed card is located by spectator
Also published here
  • "Hybrid" in "M-U-M" October, 2013.
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Steve Beam Patient Profile humorous article
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Steve Beam Power Tools chapter intro
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Lorenz Schär Joystick Addition false shuffle for face-up/face-down deck from hands to table, combined with the Logicality False Cut
Inspired by 295
Lorenz Schär The Flick jogging a card in a fan
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Tom Gagnon The Overlap Procedure and Control card(s) inserted in tabled spread, slid a bit too far but not free
Also published here 298
Tom Gagnon Double Decker Overlap Procedure Sandwich application, all three cards distributed in tabled spread
Also published here 301
Tom Gagnon Getting the Scoop card inserted in tabled spread, slid a bit too far but not free, ends up side-jogged eventually
Also published here 302
Steve Beam The Joker Removal Tool cutting named card to the top while removing Joker
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Steve Beam The Double Take Joker is removed, name of selected card is spelled and last card is Joker, and where the Joker has been is now the selection
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Steve Beam Thanksgiven
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Steve Beam Routine Builder
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Steve Beam Suggested Reading List (Doubles as a Shopping List)
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