91 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Gambling / Poker / Multiple Phase Routines
  
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Jack Merlin The Shooting of Pete McGuff story, two times seven hands, from new pack order
1927/28 Merlin at the Card Table 16
Jack Merlin Exhibition Poker Feat five full houses, then straight from selected cut pile
Variations 1927/28 Merlin at the Card Table 19
Dai Vernon Poker Demonstration
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 368
William H. McCaffrey Unique Bridge and Poker Deal shuffled deck, card called out as memory demonstration (stacking), then bridge and poker deal demo
1938 Greater Magic 298
Unknown The Perfect Poker Trick Tens through aces are removed and dealt out multiple times, performer wins
1938 Greater Magic 303
Eddie Joseph The Sensational Poker Demonstration two phase routine, overhand shuffle stack of Aces, then all players can draw
1941 How Gamblers Win 11
Phil Weisbecker 3 Jacks & A Pat two hands, spectator always gets thee jacks, royal flush finale
Related toAlso published here 1943 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 51) 210
Dariel Fitzkee I Won't Play Cards With You
1945 My Best 134
Edward Marlo Marlo's Gambling Routine no set-up, faro shuffle
  • Poker-Rummy-Pinochle
  • Black Jack
  • The Sucker Hand
  • Bridge Honors
Variations 1947 Marlo In Spades 10
Dai Vernon The Vernon Poker Routine half deck set-up, see also p. 63
Inspired byAlso published here 1954 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 311) 45
Stewart James Vernon Variation
Inspired byVariations 1954 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 316) 67
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Forever Royal
Variations 1954 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 320) 88
Rufus Steele The Gambler's Rehearsal elaborated routine with full deck set up
Related to 1954/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 6 90
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Strictly Straight performer always gets a straight, from five to two hands, then performer deals and can chose if dealer gets top or bottom card, progressive poker deal, Gilbreath precursor
Inspired by
  • Lin Searles's "The Straight Gambler"
Related to
1957 The Cardiste (Issue 1) 3
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Forever Royal - And Yet Again! eight hands, performer always gets a royal flush, as a climax all have good hands and performer almost has a royal flush, then he exchanges the wrong card and gets the missing one
Inspired by 1957 The Cardiste (Issue 1) 9
Dai Vernon The Vernon Poker Demonstration half deck set-up
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1957 The Dai Vernon Book of Magic 223
Charles Hudson Hocus Pocus six hands, five rounds, ends with royal flush
Inspired by 1957 The Cardiste (Issue 2) 5
Tom Ransom Suicide Build progressive poker deal, from five to two hands
Related toVariations 1957 The Cardiste (Issue 4) 7
Milton Kort Gambling Expose long routine, including memory, poker face, false dealing demo, stacking demo, in the end cards vanish under a handkerchief except four aces
Related to 1958 The Cardiste (Issue 8) 3
William P. Miesel Straight Cheating straights, then four royal flushes as climax
Related to 1958 The Cardiste (Issue 5) 6
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Koldex Deluxe ten hands, then five hands
Related to 1958 The Cardiste (Issue 7) 4
Dai Vernon Vernon Poker Demonstration
1962 Early Vernon 26
Dai Vernon Vernon Poker Routine - Revised
1962 Early Vernon 64
Edward Marlo Card Stack Demo kings openly stacked, tens and aces end up also, faro and overhand stacking, for correction see Facsimile reference
Related to 1964 Faro Controlled Miracles 37
Fred Lowe Second Deal Sam story presentation
1968 Expert Card Conjuring 58
Bruce Cervon Perpetual Motion Poker fifty cards, progressive poker deal, royal flush at the end
1969 The Cardiste (Issue 13) 3
Martin A. Nash A Gambler Sits Down faros and second dealing, several phases, ends with royal flush
1969 The Cardiste (Issue 13) 14
Ron Ferris Royal Aces aces put on deck, dealt for 2 players, performer gets aces, in repeat spectator gets aces and performer straight flush
1969 Expert Card Mysteries 82
Allan Slaight Build Down progressive poker deal with ten card poker deal finale, see also p. 340 & 342
Inspired byRelated to
  • "The Psychological Loser" (Daniel Dobson, Tokyo Trickery by Takinshi Nemoto, Magic Inc.)
Also published here
Mar. 1970 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 5) 325
Edward Marlo Repeat Challenge Poker Deals
1971 Expert Card Chicanery 33
Harry Lorayne Lorayne's Poker Deal #2
Related to 1971 Reputation-Makers 151
David Solomon Second Power Poker & Lead-In Aces travel to top, odd-backed Aces stacked in deck, transform into Royal Flush (that now has odd backs) and others get good hands (Power Poker originally Talisman 1/11)
Inspired byAlso published here 1971 Kabbala — Volume 1 (Vol. 1 No. 3) 18
Simon Aronson Super Stoned Poker Deal multiple phases
Related to 1976 Kabbala — Volume 3 (Vol. 3 No. 8) 101
Fred Robinson Kniphofia full stack
1976 Pabular (Vol. 3 No. 2) 318
Allan Slaight Build Down progressive poker deal with ten card poker deal finale
Also published here 1977 The Magic Book 164
Harry Lorayne Poker Challenge one card is controlled during the dealing of five poker-hand and appears in a Royal Flush
Related to Feb. 1978 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 1 No. 2) 13
Tom Gagnon The Forgetful Gambler riffle stack demo with second Marlo/Gardner Phase and optional color changing back kicker
Related toAlso published here Mar. 1979 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 2 No. 3) 172
Harry Lorayne, Jon Racherbaumer Impromptu Psychic Poker cards thought of and chosen from poker hands are found
Inspired by 1979 Quantum Leaps 140
Karl Fulves School for Swindlers four indifferent cards stacked to spectator, performer receives aces
  • Four Aces vs. Royal Flush
  • The Concealed Outcome (using aces later)
1979 Gambler's Third Lesson 3
Karl Fulves The Gambler's Third Lesson four indifferent cards stacked to spectator, two signed selections as hole cards, performer receives aces
  • The Marked Card Phase
  • Four Ace Finale
1979 Gambler's Third Lesson 10
Michael Skinner Atom Poker Mal Zwei two phases, set-up, first in Talisman
Related to 1979 Das Mike Skinner / Piet Forton Seminarheft (Issue Das Mike Skinner Seminarheft) 16
Harry Lorayne Poker Challenge Revisited
Inspired by Feb. 1979 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 2 No. 2) 164
Marc DeSouza Let's Fake a Deal Aces cut to, five hands dealt and dealer receives Royal Flush, repeat with four hands, then everyone gets a good hand, then a hand changes back color, shrinks to smaller cards, and get blank
Inspired by
  • "I Cheat At Poker" (T.G. Murphy, manuscript)
1979 Let's Fake a Deal 1
Allan Slaight Aces Loaded aces, then royal flush, two faros
Aug. 1980 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 3 No. 8) 382
Michael Skinner Power Poker two phases, set-up
Inspired byRelated to 1982 Intimate Magic 22
Edward Marlo Of Course I can deal a good Poker Hand! combo with control, false dealing
Related toVariations 1983 Marlo without Tears 206
Edward Marlo Triple Power Poker bottom deal, overhand and riffle stacking demo
1984 Marlo's Magazine Volume 5 86
Russell "Rusduck" Duck, Rufus Steele The Murdock Stack in multiple deals, progressively better hands are dealt, see credit correction in issue 2, p. 3, see also The Cardiste
Related to 1984 West Coast Quarterly (Vol. 1 No. 1) 25
Fantomas Gradational Poker Demonstration set-up
May 1986 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 9 No. 5) 1204
John C. Wagner, Martin Lewis Ghost Deal Variation performer gets royal flush, then royal flush is distributed in five hands and assembles in performer's hand, four double facers
Inspired by
  • "Ghost Deal" (Martin Lewis, 1972, marketed effect)
1987 The Commercial Magic of J.C. Wagner 121
Edward Marlo Lessinout Power Poker using Lessinout Stack, two phases
1988 Marlo's Magazine Volume 6 241
Simon Aronson Paragon Poker Gardner-Marlo poker deal, three phases, with variations
Inspired by 1990 The Aronson Approach 17
Edward Marlo The Repeat Surprise multiple phase overhand stacking demo
1991 The Olram File (Issue 4) 15
Jack Carpenter Royal Faststack riffle stacking demo with surprise appearance of royal flush
1992 Modus Operandi 99
Edward Marlo Card Stack Demo kings openly stacked, tens and aces end up also, faro and overhand stacking
1992 The Olram File (Issue 12) 9
Karl Fulves Don't Ask repeat poker deal for two players, spectator wins and loses in final round
1992 Deceptive Practices 5
Guy Hollingworth Reset Routine ends in New Pack Order
Also published here 1994 Roger's Thesaurus 154
Alex Elmsley The Tale of the Old Timer cutting to fourJacks, then Queens, then Kings, then dealing out all Jacks to Aces
1994 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 2 449
Gary Plants "Killer" Poker-Deal Demo color changing deck climax
June 1996 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 19 No. 6) 2662
Guy Hollingworth A Square Deal known as "Reset", ends in New Pack Order
1996 Notes on Card Tricks and Other Diversions 33
Harry Riser The Poker Lesson twelve-card set-up
  • The First Lesson: overhand stack
  • The Second Lesson: talking about holding out, several good hands dealt
  • The Third Lesson: Royal flush controlled to top
Related to 1996 The Feints and Temps of Harry Riser 86
Edward Marlo Card Stack Demo kings openly stacked, tens and aces end up also, faro and overhand stacking, correction from reference
  • Triple Faro Control
Related to 1996 Facsimile (Issue 4) 42
Nick Trost, Al Thatcher Crooked Dealing Pseudo gambling demo for seconds, bottoms and centers
Inspired by 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 228
David Solomon Second Power Poker & Lead-In Aces travel to top, odd-backed Aces stacked in deck, transform into Royal Flush (that now has odd backs) and others get good hands (Power Poker originally Talisman 1/11)
Also published here 1997 Solomon's Mind 210
Doug Edwards Poker Deal Extraordinaire You get winning hand multiple times, keep getting better and better
Inspired by 1997 Doug Edwards Packs a Wallop! 117
Guy Hollingworth A Gambling Routine also known as "Reset", ends in New Pack Order, for an idea see also p. 28 of Behr reference
Related toAlso published here 1999 Drawing Room Deceptions 181
Roberto Giobbi, Frank Travers, Dai Vernon Fantasist at the Card Table draw poker, stud poker, blackjack, bridge
Related to 2003 Card College — Volume 5 1285
Luis H. Trueba El Tahúr Precavido gambling routine, cutting to the Kings, dealing Kings in one hand and Aces in other, all the red cards appear togehter as well as the black cards in order
2003 Magia y Dramagia 107
Jack Avis Poker Demonstration re-deal stack
Inspired by
  • Daley Notebooks, No. 89
2006 Rara Avis 119
Harry Riser Ace Controlled to the Nines card control with Ace of Spades shown, then two good hands dealt - Nines and Royal flush, faro
2006 Secrets of an Escamoteur 130
Stewart James The Robot Deck Stack that allows you to do seven routines in a row

Mental Spell, Straight Poker, Stud Poker, Blackjack, Bridge, Scrambled Spelling Bee, Prophetic Card Discovery
2007 The Essential Stewart James 53
Stewart James The Clincher Spelling to thought of cards with a poker theme
Also published here
  • typewritten instructions, Aug 1947
2007 The Essential Stewart James 71
Stewart James The Secret Partner Poker routine, with a story
Also published here
  • Typewritten instructions, Feb 14 1979
2007 The Essential Stewart James 167
Denis Behr A Gambling Demonstration aces produced, named royal flush dealt, new pack order, stacked
Variations 2007 Handcrafted Card Magic 62
Jack Parker, Tomas Blomberg Rump Shaker Performer deals four Aces to himself twice, then gives everyone great hands in the third round, leaving the best hand (straight flush) for himself
Inspired by 2007 52 Memories 81
David Solomon, Jeff Siegfried Jamesway Poker reverse faro mixing, good hands are the result, two phases
Inspired by
  • "The Jamesway Poker Deal" (Stewart James, Linking Ring, Feb. 1948)
Also published here
2009 Solomon's Notes 17
Woody Aragon Blessed Poker
Inspired by
  • "Eighteen Card Poker"(Nick Trost, The Card Magic of Nick Trost, 1997)
  • "Ten Card Deal" (Juan Tamariz, Magic Card Set)
Related toAlso published here
2011 A Book in English 189
Michael Skinner The Hay-Dai Stack mental speller, leads to Vernon Poker Demonstration
Inspired by
  • Henry Hay's "The Mental Selection Speller" in "The Amateur Magician's Handbook", p. 120.
Related to
2012 The F.F.F.F. Book 243
Jason Ladanye Best for Last every poker hand from a ranking list produced
2013 Confident Deceptions 217
Allan Slaight Build Down poker routine that ends with necessary ten cards
Also published here 2015 The Bammo Ten Card Deal Dossier 25
Benjamin Earl Less is More Gambling Demonstration false gambling demonstration of ace location, false dealing, stacking, shuffle tracking, card mucking and four of a kind climax
2015 Less is More Bonus 10
Joshua Jay 242 2.0
  • Phase One: Blackjack
  • Phase Two: 242 Poker
  • Phase Three: Three Handed Poker
Inspired by
  • "242" (Richard Vollmer, MAGIC, Oct. 2006)
Also published here
  • "242 2.0" (MAGIC, Nov. 2008)
2015 The Bammo Ten Card Deal Dossier 294
Benjamin Earl The Resourceful Professional gambling routine
1. Shuffle Location/Culling
2. False Dealing
3. Stacking
4. Card Mucking/Switching
5. Shuffle Tracking
6. Four-of-a-Kind Location
Variations 2017 Less is More 110
Johnny Thompson The Gambler's Ballad gambling demonstration with Matching the Card finale, magician vs. gambler theme, rhyming patter
2018 The Magic of Johnny Thompson (Issue 1) 27
Jason Ladanye Power Play two effects, from shuffled deck, first sets up second
  • card divined by apparently reading tells, many cards removed and selection found from those
  • demonstration of different false deals (bottom, second, greek, center), culminating in five four-of-a-kinds
Inspired by
  • "The Ultimate False Deal" (Jack Carpenter, All In, DVD)
  • "Johnny Mnemonic" (Andrew Wimhurst, The Card Artistry of Andrew Wimhurst, video)
Related to
2018 Game Changer 287
David Solomon, Jeff Siegfried Jamesway Poker reverse faro mixing, good hands are the result, two phases
Also published here 2018 Solomon's Secrets 55
Tom Gagnon Vernon-Gagnon Poker Demonstration adding a color-changing deck phase during ribbon-spreading the deck face-down as fake cooler deck switch
Inspired byRelated to 2019 Gagnon Unfiltered 4
Steve Reynolds Loose Ends: Synergistic Poker combination poker routine
Inspired by 2019 Output (Issue 5) 16
Steve Forte Slug, Transfer, Ace Stack, Cooler Ace control, followed by deal of good hands for everyone
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 919
Matt Baker Poker Lesson three-phase routine with Aronson stack, bottom deal demo
Also published here
  • Genii, Sep. 2017
2020 Magic for BLM 18
Steve Reynolds On Marlo's Gambling Routine with stack, faro
  • Phase One: Poker, Rummy, Pinochle
  • Phase Two: Blackjack
  • Phase Three: Sucker Hand
  • Phase Four: The Bridge Deal
Inspired by 2020 Output (Issue 6) 1