187 entries in Cards / Sleights / Break / Break Finesses
  
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
S. W. Erdnase To Hold the Location of Cut while Dealing delaying a shift or similar action
Related to 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 94
Sam Leo Horowitz Holding the Break After a Spectator Peeks at a Card
1938 Greater Magic 205
Tom Sellers Transforming Break into Step
1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue Summer Extra 1939) 414
Unknown Establishing a Break from a Bridge
Related to 1940 Expert Card Technique 124
Unknown Third Finger Flesh Break
1940 Expert Card Technique 94
Unknown Transfer of Thumb-Count Break to little finger
1940 Expert Card Technique 125
Unknown Enlarging a Break uncredited, possibly claimed by Braue in Notebooks, see reference
Related to 1940 Expert Card Technique 125
Cardini Cardini´s Location maintaining break while springing the cards, see also page 208
1946 Card Control 51
Unknown Spread and Break Control getting in Overhand Shuffle Position
1948 The Royal Road to Card Magic 122
Paul LePaul Holding Back two cards while dribbling the cards
1949 The Card Magic of Le Paul 74
Paul LePaul Riffling while holding the break
1949 The Card Magic of Le Paul 47
Dai Vernon Insertion of the Cards alternative to diagonal insertion, getting a break underneath out-jogged card
Related to 1950 Expert Card Technique 464
Edward Marlo A Bit of Handling flexing the deck while holding a break
1952 Control Systems 8
Edward Marlo Insertion Break getting break underneath outjogged card
Related to 1953 The Cardician 139
Tenkai Ishida Book Break in context of a one-hand turnover
1953 Six Tricks by Tenkai 16
Cy Endfield 3. The Greek Break after-peek context
1955 Cy Endfield's Entertaining Card Magic — Part II 23
Cy Endfield Handling the Pack. 1. The Riffle after-peek context
1955 Cy Endfield's Entertaining Card Magic — Part II 22
Edward Marlo Picking up a Break by moving hand down instead of cards up
1958 The Magic Seven 5
Edward Marlo Table Edge Break Concealment to conceal break when held with right thumb in end grip
1958 The Magic Seven 13
Dr. James William Elliott Dr. Elliot's Favorite Break Control little finger eccentric position, as delay for pass
1967 Ultimate Secrets of Card Magic 174
Dai Vernon Adaption of the Greek Break for Card Stabbing Variation of the Greek Break
1967 Ultimate Secrets of Card Magic 137
Dai Vernon Transferring the Break to Greek Break
1967 Ultimate Secrets of Card Magic 134
Unknown Book Break
1968 Expert Card Conjuring 109
Edward Marlo Side Finger-Flesh Grip deck placed into right hand fingertips, yet flesh break retained
1970 Advanced Fingertip Control 1
Edward Marlo Side Flesh Break applied to Both Hands
1970 Advanced Fingertip Control 3
Edward Marlo Observations on Chapter One new vs. old decks for Side Flesh Break Grip
1970 Advanced Fingertip Control 5
Edward Marlo Further Suggestions using Definite Fingertip Peek Controls
1970 Advanced Fingertip Control 34
S. W. Erdnase, Edward Marlo Erdnase Break obtaining the break from fourth finger break
1970 Advanced Fingertip Control 77
Edward Marlo Square Up Action with an Erdnase Break
1970 Advanced Fingertip Control 78
Edward Marlo Control from Erdnase Break seven methods to control a card marked off by Erdnase break
1970 Advanced Fingertip Control 78
Art Altman The Altman Trap dated 1956
1970 Advanced Fingertip Control 147
Edward Marlo Bottom Break for Riffle Shuffling
1972 The Shank Shuffle 64
Edward Marlo A Digression end tapping break pick-up, three methods
1972 The Shank Shuffle 72
Dai Vernon Pivot into Overhand Position pivoting the break
1972 The Shank Shuffle 57
Unknown One-Handed Step Break
Mar. 1973 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 5) 610
Lin Searles Reverse Autobreak auto-break from 1957 letter
Inspired by Autumn 1973 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 8th Folio) 667
Jerry K. Hartman Knuckle Jog Getting a break above bottom card, alternative to Buckle or Pull Down
Related to 1973 Means & Ends 13
Karl Fulves Heel Break Insertion riffling to heel break
1975 Methods with Cards — Part 2 86
Tenkai Ishida Book Break
1975 Methods with Cards — Part 3 172
Unknown Top Card Break establishing a break under the top card, from "Elliott's Last Legacy" according to page 215
1975 Methods with Cards - Part 3 210
Edward Marlo Before the Pass to avoid anticipation of the sleight, casual handling
1977 Marlo's Magazine Volume 2 59
Harvey Rosenthal The Pop-Up Move top card break or under small number
Related to 1977 Packet Switches (Part Three) 184
Dai Vernon Vernon Glide with Tenkai Step Turnover
1977 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. Close-Up Folio #8) 1008
Dai Vernon Double Cut Break Handling double cutting with jog, then deck turned over and break retained
Related toAlso published here 1977 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. Close-Up Folio #8) 1010
Ken Krenzel Spread transforming break into crimp, table spread
1978 The Card Classics of Ken Krenzel 137
Unknown Break via Blocking Off picking up a break near bottom of tabled deck
1979 Variations 23
Edward Marlo Book Break with two breaks
1980 Marlo's Magazine Volume 4 85
Daryl Martinez, Harvey Rosenthal Pop-Up Move with credit information on page 91
1980 Secrets of a "Puerto Rican Gambler" 92
Father Cyprian Two Handed One Handed Cut cutting to reversed card
1980 The Elegant Card Magic of Father Cyprian 20
Unknown Book Break
1981 Cardworks 53
Don England Inserting a Card into a Break
1981 Don England's T.K.O.'s (Issue Clubs) 20
Unknown Marking a Card in a Spread break to step, different pattern in the spread
Related to 1981 The Commercial Card Magic of Roger Crosthwaite 18
Art Altman The Altman Trap
1982 The Complete Works of Derek Dingle 40
Fred Lowe The Ghost Break alternative for pinky break
1982 Card Finesse 48
Edward Marlo Book Break keeping break while turning deck over
1982 The Complete Works of Derek Dingle 206
Edward Marlo Pinky Count to Move Break tranferring the card upwards
1982 For Your Entertainment Pleasure 46
Edward Marlo Book Break
1982 Best of Friends 181
Unknown Partial Charlier Cut to get break at reversed card
1982 Best of Friends 202
Edward Marlo Pivot-Jog Turnover book break
1982 Card Finesse 70
Unknown Injog Control angled card, cut on top
1982 Close-Up Hallucinations 33
Edward Marlo Book Break
1983 The Collected Almanac (Vol. 2 No. 16) 148
Edward Marlo Bottom Break to Riffle Shuffle Break transferring break into riffle shuffle position
1983 The Card Puzzle 24
Art Altman Altman Trap heel break
1983 Versatile Card Magic 71
Edward Marlo Dribble Control with Break
1984 Marlo's Magazine Volume 5 312
Daryl Martinez, Harvey Rosenthal Pop-Up Move
1985 The Collected Almanac (Vol. 3 No. 25, 26 & 27) 251
Edward Marlo Pivot-Jog Turnover pivot spread, book break, also with multiple breaks
1985 Best of Friends — Volume II 381
Ben Harris Peek Finesse featuring a break display
1985 Best of Friends — Volume II 491
Unknown Veeser Concept from Erdnase Break
1985 Korem without Limits 159
Unknown Another Location getting small jog and then break as top half is replaced
Related to 1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 1) 23
Dai Vernon, Max Malini Peek Control holding break as deck is balanced on fingers, then step fan (1939)
Related to 1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 2) 29
Charlie Miller Additional Miller Notes
  • holding break while tapping on table
  • nailnick and estimate distance from key
  • "Vernon's 7 card, 7 piles trick."
(1940)
1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 3) 1
Frederick Braue Braue Crimp Control featuring "enlarging a break", also with short card (see following item)
Related to 1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 3) 20
Daryl Martinez, Harvey Rosenthal The Pop-Up Move one handed method for top card break, credit information
1985/87 Daryl's Ambitious Card Omnibus 19
Larry Jennings The Immaculate Insertion achieving very squared condition
1986 The Classic Magic of Larry Jennings 27
Lin Searles Auto Break
1986 The Classic Magic of Larry Jennings 214
Larry Jennings Retaining Break While Deck is turned Over used for setting up for double lift
1986 The Classic Magic of Larry Jennings 57
Lin Searles Auto-Break
1986 The Classic Magic of Larry Jennings 163
Lin Searles Auto-Break
1986 The Classic Magic of Larry Jennings 19
Dr. James William Elliott Breaking at the Injog
1987 The Vernon Chronicles — Volume 1 12
Dai Vernon Enlarging a Break
Related toVariations 1987 The Vernon Chronicles — Volume 1 10
Dai Vernon Rotating the Break
1987 The Vernon Chronicles — Volume 1 15
Art Altman The Altman Trap
1988 Darwin Ortiz at the Card Table 111
Bruce Cervon Running Cut While Holding a Break
1988 The Cervon File 191
Larry Jennings Pressure Break
Related to 1988 The Cardwright 112
Edward Marlo Book Break Pivot-Jog Turnover
1988 Marlo's Magazine Volume 6 233
Dai Vernon Back Breaker obtaining break under top card
1989 The Vernon Chronicles — Volume 3 37
Karl Fulves Tenkai Book Turnover Comments
1989 Kaleidoscope 45
Rafael Benatar Inserción Resorte apparently random insertion of card from front into greek break
Also published here 1989 Cartas Certificadas 89
Dai Vernon Enlarging a Break
1990 Close-up Impact! 89
Unknown Book Break
1990 Finally! 55
Harvey Rosenthal The Traveling Break break held while pack is turned over
1990 The Trapdoor — Volume Two (Issue 34) 607
Edward Marlo Sure-Fire Covered Get-Ready getting break under top cards while displaying a face-up side-jogged card on deck
1990 Cardfixes 30
Edward Marlo Book Break
1990 Cardfixes 38
Edward Marlo Automatic Book Break
1990 Cardfixes 57
Alex Elmsley Break Time - Battling the Bulge shifting left little finger break to right thumb
1991 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 1 92
Alex Elmsley A Bluff Hand-to-hand Transfer while maintaining a break
1991 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 1 92
Alex Elmsley Preparing for the Double Lift two ways to pick up a break
1991 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 1 94
Roger Klause The Breakout Display bending deck and displaying it resting on fingers of one hand
1991 Roger Klause: In Concert 117
Edward Marlo Automatic Book Break
1992 The Wild Card Kit 25
Unknown Book Turnover Break
1992 The Olram Aces - The Impossible Travellers 8
Tenkai Ishida Book Break in context of a one-hand turnover
1992 La Magia de Ascanio — Vol. 3 136
Vanni Bossi Delayed Control after the Peek bridging top part after fingertip peek, method to obtain break at bridge after table spread delay
Inspired by 1992 Escorial 1992 — The Marlo Year 13
Rafael Benatar The Crocodile apparently random insertion of card from front into greek break
Also published here 1993 Three Professional Card Routines 10
Ernest Earick Post-Peek Riffle Display
1993 By Forces Unseen 73
Ernest Earick Step to Break Transfer
1993 By Forces Unseen 31
Edward Marlo No-Break Convincer apparently no break can be held
1993 The Olram File (Issue 13) 10
Unknown ブレークをなくさないターンオーバー (Maintaining a break while turning the deck over)
1993 Larry Jennings's Card Technique 128
Unknown Establishing a Break from a Bridge enlarging a break
1993 Card Selection 18
Eddie Fechter Cover For Peek Control deck is flexed while holding a break
1993 Fechter 186
Unknown Book Break with packet
1994 Gene Maze And The Art Of Bottom Dealing 185
Unknown Veneri Break Transfer heel break
1994 Roger's Thesaurus 59
Unknown The Riffle also while holding break
1995 Card College — Volume 1 34
Unknown Auto Break pressing on upper left corner with thumb
1995 Notes from The Summit 14
Steve Bedwell Establishing Pinky Break underneath one card
1995 ca. Siamese Signatures and Other Oddities 15
Lin Searles Auto-Break
1996 Classic Sampler 7
Harry Riser Greek Break & Overhand Shuffle for clean display and table-tapping, then going into overhand shuffle, see also p. 86
Related to 1996 The Feints and Temps of Harry Riser 38
Lin Searles Autobreak
1997 Jennings '67 23
Ernest Earick Little Finger Break Transfer as a packet is turned over, see also p. 191
1997 Solomon's Mind 179
Lin Searles Auto Break
1998 Hard-Boiled Mysteries 10
John Carney The Dribble Break method of obtaining a break above or below a card
1998 Card College — Volume 3 529
Unknown Transferring a Break from the little Finger to the Heel of the Thumb
  • Two-Handed Method
  • One-Handed Method
1998 Card College — Volume 3 532
Rafael Benatar Inserting a Card into a Break from front
1998 Card College — Volume 3 533
Edward Marlo Book Break keeping break while turning deck over
1999 21st Century Card Magic 108
Dai Vernon Gesture Break setting up for double lift
1999 Mechanical Deck 21
Dai Vernon ECT Get-Ready upwards buckling
1999 Mechanical Deck 22
Dai Vernon Enlarging a Break
1999 Mechanical Deck 28
Ellis Stanyon The "Stanyon" Cut Pass No. 5, doing an open cut after holding the break during riffling with some delay
Related to 1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 225
Neal Elias Pivoting the Break pivoting deck after overhand shuffle
Related to 2000 Gambling Notes 12
Baltazar Fuentes Fuentes Step Insertion Aces apparently put on bottom, but inserted into two breaks near bottom
2000 I'm Dancing 35
Cardini Spring Break holding break while springing, spelling trick application
Related to
  • "Spring Peek" (Joseph K. Schmidt, Discoverie #4)
2001 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 5) 127
Dai Vernon Double Cut Break Handling double cutting with jog, then deck turned over and break retained
Also published here 2001 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 6) 188
Art Altman Altman Trap
2002 Scams & Fantasies with Cards 23
Edward Marlo Pivot-Jog Turnover book break
2002 FASDIU II 81
Tenkai Ishida Pivot Break / Book Break
2002 The Paper Engine 111
Art Altman Altman Trap
2002 Penumbra (Issue 4) 14
Rafael Benatar The Crocodile inserting a card in a break
2003 Card Fictions 70
Ernest Earick Step to Break Transfer break retained as deck is turned over
2003 Penumbra (Issue 6) 4
Tenkai Ishida Pivot Break
2003 Card College — Volume 5 1247
Harvey Rosenthal The Pop-Up Move
2004 Penumbra (Issue 8) 17
Tenkai Ishida Step Break credit information
2004 Enchantments 75
Wesley James Splay Grip small packet buckle, similar to reference
Related to 2004 Enchantments 382
Dave Campbell Top Card Break - single handed buckling top card with thumb on outer right corner
2004 The Dave Campbell Legacy 407
Art Altman The Altman Trap
2005 Up In Smoke 12
Larry Jennings Retaining Break While Deck is turned Over
2005 Up In Smoke 57
Tenkai Ishida Book Break
2006 The Magic of Ascanio — Studies of Card Magic 228
Charlie Miller Charlie Miller's Break Handling riffling, elevated dealing position
Also published here
  • MUM, Aug. 2001
2006 Secrets of an Escamoteur 13
Tenkai Ishida The Tenkai Turnover Book Break Turnover
2008 The Magic of Ascanio — More Studies of Card Magic 27
Arturo de Ascanio, Johnny Thompson The Almost Pinkieless Maneuver maintaining break while turning deck over
2008 The Magic of Ascanio — More Studies of Card Magic 366
Roberto Giobbi Sliding the Break cutting to break, tabled
Feb. 2008 Genii (Vol. 71 No. 2) 14
Unknown Double Book Break Glimpse
Sep. 2008 Genii (Vol. 71 No. 9) 24
Harvey Rosenthal Pop-Up Move
2010 Secret Agenda (Issue June 2) 164
Larry Jennings Snap Double Lift to move break from thumb to pinky
2011 More Power to You 144
Jon Armstrong Breaks tips
2011 The Magical Adventures of Jon Armstrong 7
Eric Evans One Handed Zorro getting into Z-Break one-handed, selection reverses in center as application
Related to 2012 53 Friends 7
Unknown Break Displays
2012 Confidences 88
Roberto Giobbi Swing Cut at a Break
2012 Confidences 108
Lin Searles Auto-Break
2013 The Magic of Steven Hamilton 68
John Carney The Dribble Break
Related to 2015 F for Fiction 13
Alexander Hansford Microbreaks Work on obtaining, maintaining and recovering from very fine pinky breaks
2016 Sprezzatura 10
Dai Vernon Retrieving the Break Recovering from a fine pinky break
Related to 2016 Sprezzatura 12
Bill Simon, Will Houstoun, Alexander Hansford Control A Sidejogging a card during square up to obtain microbreak, sidejog finesse provided by Will Houstoun, cut card to the top of the deck
Inspired by 2016 Sprezzatura 13
Alexander Hansford Erdnase Break from Jog
2016 Sprezzatura 17
Tenkai Ishida Book Break without credits
2016 Notes de Causerie 23
Unknown Kick Count moving break one card higher
2017 A New Angle 67
Ricky Smith Establishing a Break under a few cards, using partial cull
2017 Threeve 41
Dai Vernon Sliding the Break tabled cut at a break
2018 The Magic of Johnny Thompson (Issue 1) 40
Unknown Greek Break tapping deck on table
2018 The Magic of Johnny Thompson (Issue 1) 102
Max Malini All-Round Square Up with deck squeeze
Variations 2018 The Magic of Johnny Thompson (Issue 1) 261
Johnny Thompson Break Finesse apparently no break is held
Inspired by 2018 The Magic of Johnny Thompson (Issue 1) 266
Harry Riser Fan with Break pressure fan with break, results in step
2018 The Magic of Johnny Thompson (Issue 2) 101
Lin Searles Auto-Break
2018 Repertoire 99
Rafael Benatar Inserting a Card into a Break heel break
2018 Handcrafted Card Magic — Volume 3 26
Darwin Ortiz Squaring Subtlety Squaring the deck with index finger while catching a break above or below injog
Oct. 2018 Elixir (Vol. 2 No. 1 (Summer #2)) 101
Roy Walton Book Break
2019 Grand Livre de Cartomagie 208
Edward Marlo Step Break
2019 Tesseract 27
Steve Forte Flat-Break retaining contact to side-jogged card during overhand shuffle
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 195
Steve Forte spread-break display concealing break during in-the-hands spread display, temporary step
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 750
Steve Forte getting into breaks getting into a break with overhand shuffle, insertion cut with all-around square up
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 751
Steve Forte display dodges showing top cards of tabled deck and using display to pick up breaks or go into transfer cuts
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 752
Roger Klause Bending the Break
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 761
Steve Forte The Optical Cut featuring clean spin cut at a break
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 789
Steve Forte One-handed Crimp Cut clean cutting to the last Ace after a spectator's strip cut, one-handed crimp enlargement
Inspired by 2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 822
Unknown Heel & Little Finger Z-Break see also end notes about holding two breaks
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 908
Unknown Book Break
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 908
Steve Forte Turn-Around Break step to break after 180 degree turn of deck
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 909
Steve Forte Heel Break Push-Off
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 1019
Unknown Rotating Break thumb break maintained as deck is pivoted over
May 2020 Elixir (Vol. 3 No. 1 Part 1 (Spring #2)) 199