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S. W. Erdnase Erdnase System of Stock Shuffling
  • Two-Card Stock
  • Three-Card Stock
  • Four-Card Stock
  • Five-Card Stock
  • Twelve-Card Stock--For Draw Poker
  • Euchre Stock--Four-Handed Game-1
  • Euchre Stock--Four-Hande Game-2
Inspired byRelated toVariations The Expert at the Card Table 68
Jack Merlin Theory short
Merlin's Master Manipulations 3
Jack Merlin Practice on practice and other theory aspects
Merlin's Master Manipulations 3
Jack Merlin Passes
Merlin's Master Manipulations 4
Jack Merlin Improved Hermann turning the hand as cover
Merlin's Master Manipulations 4
Jack Merlin Outjog Pass jog shuffle and cut, haymow shuffle
Merlin's Master Manipulations 5
Jack Merlin Side Slide Palm and Flesh Frip side palm after a peek
Merlin's Master Manipulations 5
Jack Merlin The Pass as a Trick no passes, to fool those familiar with passes, ambitious card plot
Merlin's Master Manipulations 6
Jack Merlin Top Turnover side palm and unloading the card while turning top card over
Merlin's Master Manipulations 6
Jack Merlin Pass Using Second Dealing ambitious card sequence, second deal
Merlin's Master Manipulations 6
Jack Merlin Snap Pass palming the card while tapping it into the deck and producing it at the fingertips
Merlin's Master Manipulations 6
Jack Merlin Tip Over Change and Pass
Variations Merlin's Master Manipulations 7
Jack Merlin Seconds and Bottoms
Merlin's Master Manipulations 7
Jack Merlin Seconds
Merlin's Master Manipulations 7
Jack Merlin Bottoms Erdnase grip
Merlin's Master Manipulations 8
Jack Merlin Glide example as a stop trick
Merlin's Master Manipulations 8
Jack Merlin Four Ace Trick bottom deal method
Merlin's Master Manipulations 9
Jack Merlin A Sequence Effect thirteen cards put in order by dealing them in a row on the table, alternate top bottoms
Variations Merlin's Master Manipulations 9
Jack Merlin False Shuffles and Cuts
Merlin's Master Manipulations 9
Jack Merlin The Jack Merlin Riffle Shuffle
Related to Merlin's Master Manipulations 9
Jack Merlin False Shuffle and Cuts with the Jack Merlin Riffle Shuffle as the basis
Merlin's Master Manipulations 10
Jack Merlin The Lace Thru False Shuffle push through variation
Related to Merlin's Master Manipulations 10
Jack Merlin False Cut two movements with break
Merlin's Master Manipulations 10
Jack Merlin Reds and Blacks red and black cards are shuffled and separated again
Merlin's Master Manipulations 11
Jack Merlin Another Red and Black Effect a red card and a black card are selected, after the shuffle the deck is separated and in one hand are all red cards and the black selection and in the other hand vice versa
Merlin's Master Manipulations 11
Jack Merlin Thumb and Finger Counting
Merlin's Master Manipulations 12
Jack Merlin First Method thumb count with two hands
Merlin's Master Manipulations 12
Jack Merlin Second Method thumb count with one hand, also for finding a card in the center and turning it over on top
Merlin's Master Manipulations 12
Jack Merlin To Place a Selected Card in a Given Position in the Pack
Merlin's Master Manipulations 12
Jack Merlin Vibrating Cards three selection produced one handed from the middle of the deck, pulled out with the thumb one by one
Merlin's Master Manipulations 13
Jack Merlin Throwing a Card in the Air and Catching in the Pack at a Chosen Number
Merlin's Master Manipulations 14
Jack Merlin Ink Card Used in Conjunction with Count Tricks
Merlin's Master Manipulations 14
Jack Merlin Changes
Merlin's Master Manipulations 14
Jack Merlin Change Over Palm Change
Related to Merlin's Master Manipulations 15
Jack Merlin A Double Change
Related to
  • Dai Vernon's analysis of the move in Genii, Jan. 1969, Vol. 33 No. 5, "The Vernon Touch"
Merlin's Master Manipulations 16
Jack Merlin Improved Change with Erdnase Bottom Palm, First Method, bottom card changes
Merlin's Master Manipulations 17
Jack Merlin Under the Thumb Change left thumb across top card
Related to Merlin's Master Manipulations 17
Jack Merlin Face to Face Change two halves are rubbed together, cards on face change
Merlin's Master Manipulations 17
Jack Merlin Change Making Palmed Card Disappear sucker moment, palming cards of and showing the problem of changes, in the end hand is empty
Merlin's Master Manipulations 18
Jack Merlin Crimps
Merlin's Master Manipulations 18
Jack Merlin Finger Crimp From the Side crimping corner while card is put back in deck
Merlin's Master Manipulations 18
Jack Merlin Finger Crimp From the End variation
Merlin's Master Manipulations 19
Jack Merlin The Royal Finders selection ends up between the two black kings
Also published here Merlin's Master Manipulations 20
Jack Merlin Forcing
Merlin's Master Manipulations 21
Jack Merlin A Sure Fire Force cards cut behind performer's back, card is added while turning over
Merlin's Master Manipulations 23
Jack Merlin Mechanical Forcing Packs one way forcing deck, three way forcing deck, svengali pack, Evans Brown Triple-Force Pack
Merlin's Master Manipulations 23
Jack Merlin A Routine of Sleights at the Card Table
  • cards in spectator's pocket, card fished out very fast
  • second and bottom dealing expose
Merlin at the Card Table 2
Jack Merlin Three Card Monte routine, with bent corner ploy
Merlin at the Card Table 4
Jack Merlin The Riffle Stack four cards
Related to Merlin at the Card Table 6
Jack Merlin Fake Cuts on the Table undoing a cut, expose
Merlin at the Card Table 6
Jack Merlin Herrmann Pass as a Slip for the Cut
Merlin at the Card Table 7
Jack Merlin Fake Runn Up three aces for four hands, prepared
Variations Merlin at the Card Table 7
Jack Merlin Audacity Run Up stacking a straight, one shuffle, prepared
Merlin at the Card Table 8
Jack Merlin Using the "Spread" as a Trick gambling sleight to transfer a card between two players' hands
Merlin at the Card Table 9
Jack Merlin The Hop off the Bottom switching hand in a game, Jinx Switch
Related toVariationsAlso published here Merlin at the Card Table 10
Jack Merlin Topping the Pack expose, helping spectator get a winning hand
Merlin at the Card Table 10
Jack Merlin A Bottom Run Up milk build
Merlin at the Card Table 11
Jack Merlin False Shuffle Using Outjog and Haymow Shuffle haymow shuffle
Merlin at the Card Table 12
Jack Merlin False Shuffle outjog, top stock
Merlin at the Card Table 12
Jack Merlin To Name the Hole Cards in the Stud Game knowing the first dealt cards
Merlin at the Card Table 12
Jack Merlin Peep in Conjunction with a Second or Bottom as an Aid glimpsing cards on top and bottom while looking at hole card, dealing seconds or bottom accordingly
Merlin at the Card Table 13
Jack Merlin Bottom Deal as used in a Game management, with palming and when to deal bottoms
Merlin at the Card Table 13
Jack Merlin The Story of the Cold Deck gamblers deck switch, management in a real game and in an expose
Merlin at the Card Table 13
Jack Merlin To Deal Four Aces From Any Man's Pack riffle stack of four aces for four hands
Merlin at the Card Table 15
Jack Merlin The Shooting of Pete McGuff story, two times seven hands, from new pack order
Merlin at the Card Table 16
Jack Merlin Master Poker Dealing royal flush from named suit, four hands
Merlin at the Card Table 17
Jack Merlin Exhibition Poker Feat five full houses, then straight from selected cut pile
Variations Merlin at the Card Table 19
Jack Merlin Deck Switch in the pocket, while getting a handkerchief
Variations Merlin at the Card Table 19
Jack Merlin Pinochle routine for winning in Pinochle
Merlin at the Card Table 19
Jack Merlin A Simple Run Up For Pinochle with haymow shuffle
Merlin at the Card Table 20
Jack Merlin Bridge-West advantage play
Merlin at the Card Table 21
Jack Merlin Challenge Bridge Demonstration named suit is dealt, bridge demonstration
Merlin at the Card Table 22
Jack Merlin Glossary some gambling terms
Merlin at the Card Table 23
Jack Merlin Improved Card From Pocket pack in spectator's pocket, he removes cards then the deck, only his card remains in the pocket
Related toVariationsAlso published here Merlin's Master Miracles 3
Jack Merlin Force showing the card a little longer
Merlin's Master Miracles 3
Jack Merlin Combining the Passing of Cards with the Pocket Trick one packet in spectator's pocket
Merlin's Master Miracles 3
Jack Merlin A Four Ace Assemble aces rise on top of the deck
Merlin's Master Miracles 4
Jack Merlin Production of Chosen Card by Riffling Pack from One Hand to the Other selection is at place where spectator stops, springing cards from one hand to the other
Also published here Merlin's Master Miracles 5
Jack Merlin The Tip Up Find spectator cuts to selection
Also published here Merlin's Master Miracles 6
Jack Merlin Causing A Spectator to Do a Change spectator tries to change card by slapping on it, selection is found on the bottom, joke
Also published here Merlin's Master Miracles 6
Jack Merlin Rubbing Off the Spot and Showing Where it Goes picking off the pip
Merlin's Master Miracles 7
Jack Merlin Telling the Amount of Cards Cut by a Spectator performer knows amount of cards cut to, then asks for another number and cuts that number himself
Merlin's Master Miracles 8
Jack Merlin The Pack that Cuts Itself cut packs itself at selection, hair
Merlin's Master Miracles 9
Jack Merlin Snap Changes
Also published here Merlin's Master Miracles 10
Jack Merlin Three Card Force and Floor Change card is forced several times, then put under foot of spectator who thinks all cards are the same, then card under foot changes and deck is normal
Merlin's Master Miracles 11
Jack Merlin Floor Change throw change
Merlin's Master Miracles 12
Jack Merlin My Favorite Four Ace Trick three double faced ace, McDonalds Aces
Merlin's Master Miracles 12
Jack Merlin An Impromptu Laugh bridge card with same back design is forced as a joke
Merlin's Master Miracles 15
Jack Merlin Here There and Everywhere ambitious card, then stop trick, twice the card is at the stopped position
Merlin's Master Miracles 15
Jack Merlin Side Palm while tapping the card in the center, transferring on top
Merlin's Master Miracles 17
Jack Merlin Super Mental Card Effect thought of card is found on number performer says in cut half, alternative ending, card stab
Merlin's Master Miracles 17
Jack Merlin Telepathy Card Trick in pocket, hiding extra cards in pocket
Merlin's Master Miracles 19
Jack Merlin The Spread cards spread on the table, card is selected, returned and eventually found
Variations Merlin's Master Miracles 20
Jack Merlin Crimp for a Table Spread crimping the selection while pushing the cards towards the spectator to be shuffled
Merlin's Master Miracles 21
Jack Merlin Inked Card as Key Card in tabled spread
Merlin's Master Miracles 21
Jack Merlin The Pulse of the Public on doing magic in a vaudeville / varieté environment
Merlin's Master Miracles 22
Jack Merlin Stacking Formula as Patter
Related to Merlin at the Card Table 3
Unknown Color Change from classic palm, loading and unloading palmed card, to show palm empty
Related to Sub Rosa 5
Jack Merlin, Jean-Nicholas Ponsin, Dr. C. Gautier Turning the Pack to Hide the Pass
Related to Farelli's Card Magic — Part One 25
Edward Bagshawe, Jack Merlin Learning New Sleights
Farelli's Card Magic — Part Two 76
Jack Merlin Paint Brush Card picking off the pip type
Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 341
Jack Merlin Jack Merlin Crimp Technique crimping selection while pushing spread forward
Greater Magic 57
Jack Merlin Jack Merlin Wax Technique
Greater Magic 57
Capt. J.E. Stone III. Using a Handkerchief and Coat Pocket
Related to Greater Magic 207
Unknown The Fadeaway Cards plunger-pushing back forth a packet through deck until one remains
Also published here Greater Magic 243
Jack McMillen The Witchcraft Card Rise from behind, bent, interesting
Also published here Expert Card Technique 212
Jack Merlin Merlin's "Lost" Ace Trick
Related to Expert Card Technique 233
Unknown The Impossible Color Change left thumb across top card
Related to Expert Card Technique 163
Unknown Find The Burglar adaption of Jack Merlin effect
Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 1 224
Jack Merlin Merlin Shuffle without credit, to bridge the deck
Related to Phantini's Lost Book of Mental Secrets 6
Milton Kort Stacking Formula as Patter
Related to The Cardiste (Issue 8) 4
Dai Vernon "No Palm" Colour Change color change
Related toVariations Inner Secrets of Card Magic 50
Jack Merlin Squeeze Insertion
The Magic of Charles Earle Miller 11
Charlie Miller Variation of a Jack Merlin Effect three four-of-a-kinds kicker, bottom deals
Related to The Magic of Charles Earle Miller 62
Charlie Miller Jack Merlin's Act short description
The Magic of Charles Earle Miller 101
Johnny C. Sprong Sprong's Pass
Related to Ultimate Secrets of Card Magic 117
Jack Merlin Brush Color Change
HEX! 16
Jack Merlin Spring Flourish Production selection is at place where spectator stops, springing cards from one hand to the other
Also published here The Living End 9
Jack Merlin From the Pocket pack in spectator's pocket, he removes cards then the deck, only his card remains in the pocket
Also published here The Living End 41
Jack Merlin The Tip-Up Discovery spectator cuts to selection
Also published here The Living End 52
Jack Merlin Spectator Change spectator tries to change card by slapping on it, selection is found on the bottom, joke
Also published here The Living End 54
Jack Merlin Snap Change
Also published here The Living End 68
Jack Merlin Flying Indicator card lands next to selection
The Living End 108
Jack Merlin Fadeaway Cards plunger-pushing back forth a packet through deck until one remains
Also published here The Living End 109
Jack Merlin Eerie Card Rise from behind, bent
Also published here The Living End 120
Jack Merlin The Royal Finders selection ends up between the two black kings
Also published here The Living End 132
Karl Fulves, Jack Merlin Stock Shuffle definition of term, center stacking mentioned, normal stacking described via quote from Merlin
Related to Riffle Shuffle Technique — Preliminary Notes on Part One 6
Frederick Braue Flash Cards thirteen mixed-up cards are dealt out in order, alternate top bottom deals
Inspired by Fred Braue on False Deals 32
Patrick Cook Double Deal (& Lost Aces)
Inspired by Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 2 No. 11) 267
Jack Merlin The Riffle Stack from "And A Pack of Cards" (1928)
Related to Riffle Shuffle Technique — Part Three 131
Juan Tamariz Las 3 Jugadas de Poker stacking of Aces and Sevens, performer has straight as a climax
Inspired by Magia Potagia — Volume III 23
Jerry K. Hartman Hop Off The Bottom - Variation on table, discrepancy
Inspired byAlso published here The Collected Almanac (Vol. 3 No. 31, 32 & 33) 324
Dai Vernon Vernon Tip-Over Move
Inspired by The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 3) 2
Jack Merlin Four Ace Lost Aces with bottom deal, "I think this is Merlins."
The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 3) 3
Frederick Braue The Ribbonspread cards spread on the table, card is selected, returned and eventually found, spread with jogged key card
Inspired by The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 5) 7
Jack Merlin The Tip-Over Change
Daryl's Ambitious Card Omnibus 53
Jack Merlin, Dr. Jacob Daley, Jean Hugard Herrmann Turnover Pass
100% Sankey 28
Jerry Andrus Drop Change variation of Jack Merlin's Tip Over Change
Close-up Impact! 58
Charlie Miller, Jack Merlin Tip-Over Change Handling
The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 1 117
Jack Merlin Drop Sleight
Smoke and Mirrors 119
Edward Marlo Olram's Ponsin Pass
Inspired by The Olram File (Issue 6) 9
Jack Merlin Drop Sleight
Steel and Silver 108
Jack Merlin Jack Merlin Riffle Shuffle flourish
Related to Card College — Volume 1 177
Jack Merlin, Roberto Giobbi The Jinx Change
Card College — Volume 1 240
Karl Fulves The Poker Cheat three card stacking with short-cut
Inspired by Setting Up Exercises 61
Karl Fulves, Jack Merlin Running Up Four "The first appearance in the magical literature of a four-card run-up was Jack Merlin's"
Related to Setting Up Exercises 65
Frederick Braue, Jack Merlin Flying Card - Version One pack in spectator's pocket, he removes a card, then the performer, then the deck, only his card remains in the pocket
Inspired by The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 7) 13
Frederick Braue Flying Card - Version Two miscall
Inspired by The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 7) 14
Edward Marlo, Jack Merlin Drop Switch
The Expert's Portfolio No. 1 17
Jack Merlin Paintbrush Change
Effortless Card Magic 25
Jack Merlin Tip-Over Change
Natural Selections — Volume II 82
Jack Merlin The Gambler's Packet Switch
Related to Card College — Volume 4 844
S. W. Erdnase, Jack Merlin Four Card Stock Shuffle with presentational idea by Merlin
Jiggery Pokery 7
Jack Merlin Tip-Over Addition
Try the Impossible 98
David Ben, Jack Merlin Lost Aces For Experts
Inspired by Tricks 66
Jack Merlin, Wesley James The Merlin Push-Through thorough
Related to Enchantments 315
Joseph K. Schmidt Walsh's Card Stab without flash paper, also for card to spectator's pocket
Inspired byRelated to Prolix (Issue 1) 27
Jack Merlin Tip-Over Addition
Smooth Operations 26
Jack Merlin, Roberto Giobbi The Mani Pulite Deck Switch while getting handkerchief
Inspired byRelated to The Art of Switching Decks 73
Jack Merlin The Hop Off the Bottom switching poker hand after deal
Also published here The Bammo Ten Card Deal Dossier 366
Roberto Giobbi, Michael Skinner, Jack Merlin Intriguing Bits of Business with examples by Skinner & Merlin
Hidden Agenda (Issue Mar 27) 91
Christoph Borer, S. W. Erdnase, Jack Merlin Die echte Erklärung card stacking, Stacking Formula as Patter
Inspired byRelated to 21 84
Allan Ackerman, Jason England The Extended Merlin spectator shuffles deck, sorted into suits, suits shown mixed, they are suddenly ordered, alternate top bottom deals
Inspired by Card Theater 94
Iñaki Zabaletta Rutina de Póker poker routine in three phases
  • Aces are found
  • Aces are stacked (Jack Merlin)
  • Any pokerhand called for
¿Quién es Iñaki Zabaletta? 167
Lorenz Schär The Merrow-Shuffle combination of the Zarrow and the Jack Merlin shuffle
Cards Against Reality 57