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Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
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 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 68
Jack Merlin Theory short
1927/28 Merlin's Master Manipulations 3
Jack Merlin Practice on practice and other theory aspects
1927/28 Merlin's Master Manipulations 3
Jack Merlin Passes
1927/28 Merlin's Master Manipulations 4
Jack Merlin Improved Hermann turning the hand as cover
1927/28 Merlin's Master Manipulations 4
Jack Merlin Outjog Pass jog shuffle and cut, haymow shuffle
1927/28 Merlin's Master Manipulations 5
Jack Merlin Side Slide Palm and Flesh Frip side palm after a peek
1927/28 Merlin's Master Manipulations 5
Jack Merlin The Pass as a Trick no passes, to fool those familiar with passes, ambitious card plot
1927/28 Merlin's Master Manipulations 6
Jack Merlin Top Turnover side palm and unloading the card while turning top card over
1927/28 Merlin's Master Manipulations 6
Jack Merlin Pass Using Second Dealing ambitious card sequence, second deal
1927/28 Merlin's Master Manipulations 6
Jack Merlin Snap Pass palming the card while tapping it into the deck and producing it at the fingertips
1927/28 Merlin's Master Manipulations 6
Jack Merlin Tip Over Change and Pass
Variations 1927/28 Merlin's Master Manipulations 7
Jack Merlin Seconds and Bottoms
1927/28 Merlin's Master Manipulations 7
Jack Merlin Seconds
1927/28 Merlin's Master Manipulations 7
Jack Merlin Bottoms Erdnase grip
1927/28 Merlin's Master Manipulations 8
Jack Merlin Glide example as a stop trick
1927/28 Merlin's Master Manipulations 8
Jack Merlin Four Ace Trick bottom deal method
1927/28 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 1927/28 Merlin's Master Manipulations 9
Jack Merlin False Shuffles and Cuts
1927/28 Merlin's Master Manipulations 9
Jack Merlin The Jack Merlin Riffle Shuffle
Related to 1927/28 Merlin's Master Manipulations 9
Jack Merlin False Shuffle and Cuts with the Jack Merlin Riffle Shuffle as the basis
1927/28 Merlin's Master Manipulations 10
Jack Merlin The Lace Thru False Shuffle push through variation
Related to 1927/28 Merlin's Master Manipulations 10
Jack Merlin False Cut two movements with break
1927/28 Merlin's Master Manipulations 10
Jack Merlin Reds and Blacks red and black cards are shuffled and separated again
1927/28 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
1927/28 Merlin's Master Manipulations 11
Jack Merlin Thumb and Finger Counting
1927/28 Merlin's Master Manipulations 12
Jack Merlin First Method thumb count with two hands
1927/28 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
1927/28 Merlin's Master Manipulations 12
Jack Merlin To Place a Selected Card in a Given Position in the Pack
1927/28 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
1927/28 Merlin's Master Manipulations 13
Jack Merlin Throwing a Card in the Air and Catching in the Pack at a Chosen Number
1927/28 Merlin's Master Manipulations 14
Jack Merlin Ink Card Used in Conjunction with Count Tricks
1927/28 Merlin's Master Manipulations 14
Jack Merlin Changes
1927/28 Merlin's Master Manipulations 14
Jack Merlin Change Over Palm Change
Related to 1927/28 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"
1927/28 Merlin's Master Manipulations 16
Jack Merlin Improved Change with Erdnase Bottom Palm, First Method, bottom card changes
1927/28 Merlin's Master Manipulations 17
Jack Merlin Under the Thumb Change left thumb across top card
Related to 1927/28 Merlin's Master Manipulations 17
Jack Merlin Face to Face Change two halves are rubbed together, cards on face change
1927/28 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
1927/28 Merlin's Master Manipulations 18
Jack Merlin Crimps
1927/28 Merlin's Master Manipulations 18
Jack Merlin Finger Crimp From the Side crimping corner while card is put back in deck
1927/28 Merlin's Master Manipulations 18
Jack Merlin Finger Crimp From the End variation
1927/28 Merlin's Master Manipulations 19
Jack Merlin The Royal Finders selection ends up between the two black kings
Also published here 1927/28 Merlin's Master Manipulations 20
Jack Merlin Forcing
1927/28 Merlin's Master Manipulations 21
Jack Merlin A Sure Fire Force cards cut behind performer's back, card is added while turning over
1927/28 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
1927/28 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
1927/28 Merlin at the Card Table 2
Jack Merlin Three Card Monte routine, with bent corner ploy
1927/28 Merlin at the Card Table 4
Jack Merlin The Riffle Stack four cards
Related to 1927/28 Merlin at the Card Table 6
Jack Merlin Fake Cuts on the Table undoing a cut, expose
1927/28 Merlin at the Card Table 6
Jack Merlin Herrmann Pass as a Slip for the Cut
1927/28 Merlin at the Card Table 7
Jack Merlin Fake Runn Up three aces for four hands, prepared
Variations 1927/28 Merlin at the Card Table 7
Jack Merlin Audacity Run Up stacking a straight, one shuffle, prepared
1927/28 Merlin at the Card Table 8
Jack Merlin Using the "Spread" as a Trick gambling sleight to transfer a card between two players' hands
1927/28 Merlin at the Card Table 9
Jack Merlin The Hop off the Bottom switching hand in a game, Jinx Switch
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1927/28 Merlin at the Card Table 10
Jack Merlin Topping the Pack expose, helping spectator get a winning hand
1927/28 Merlin at the Card Table 10
Jack Merlin A Bottom Run Up milk build
1927/28 Merlin at the Card Table 11
Jack Merlin False Shuffle Using Outjog and Haymow Shuffle haymow shuffle
1927/28 Merlin at the Card Table 12
Jack Merlin False Shuffle outjog, top stock
1927/28 Merlin at the Card Table 12
Jack Merlin To Name the Hole Cards in the Stud Game knowing the first dealt cards
1927/28 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
1927/28 Merlin at the Card Table 13
Jack Merlin Bottom Deal as used in a Game management, with palming and when to deal bottoms
1927/28 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
1927/28 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
1927/28 Merlin at the Card Table 15
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 Master Poker Dealing royal flush from named suit, four hands
1927/28 Merlin at the Card Table 17
Jack Merlin Exhibition Poker Feat five full houses, then straight from selected cut pile
Variations 1927/28 Merlin at the Card Table 19
Jack Merlin Deck Switch in the pocket, while getting a handkerchief
Variations 1927/28 Merlin at the Card Table 19
Jack Merlin Pinochle routine for winning in Pinochle
1927/28 Merlin at the Card Table 19
Jack Merlin A Simple Run Up For Pinochle with haymow shuffle
1927/28 Merlin at the Card Table 20
Jack Merlin Bridge-West advantage play
1927/28 Merlin at the Card Table 21
Jack Merlin Challenge Bridge Demonstration named suit is dealt, bridge demonstration
1927/28 Merlin at the Card Table 22
Jack Merlin Glossary some gambling terms
1927/28 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 1927/28 Merlin's Master Miracles 3
Jack Merlin Force showing the card a little longer
1927/28 Merlin's Master Miracles 3
Jack Merlin Combining the Passing of Cards with the Pocket Trick one packet in spectator's pocket
1927/28 Merlin's Master Miracles 3
Jack Merlin A Four Ace Assemble aces rise on top of the deck
1927/28 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 1927/28 Merlin's Master Miracles 5
Jack Merlin The Tip Up Find spectator cuts to selection
Also published here 1927/28 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 1927/28 Merlin's Master Miracles 6
Jack Merlin Rubbing Off the Spot and Showing Where it Goes picking off the pip
1927/28 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
1927/28 Merlin's Master Miracles 8
Jack Merlin The Pack that Cuts Itself cut packs itself at selection, hair
1927/28 Merlin's Master Miracles 9
Jack Merlin Snap Changes
Also published here 1927/28 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
1927/28 Merlin's Master Miracles 11
Jack Merlin Floor Change throw change
1927/28 Merlin's Master Miracles 12
Jack Merlin My Favorite Four Ace Trick three double faced ace, McDonalds Aces
1927/28 Merlin's Master Miracles 12
Jack Merlin An Impromptu Laugh bridge card with same back design is forced as a joke
1927/28 Merlin's Master Miracles 15
Jack Merlin Here There and Everywhere ambitious card, then stop trick, twice the card is at the stopped position
1927/28 Merlin's Master Miracles 15
Jack Merlin Side Palm while tapping the card in the center, transferring on top
1927/28 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
1927/28 Merlin's Master Miracles 17
Jack Merlin Telepathy Card Trick in pocket, hiding extra cards in pocket
1927/28 Merlin's Master Miracles 19
Jack Merlin The Spread cards spread on the table, card is selected, returned and eventually found
Variations 1927/28 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
1927/28 Merlin's Master Miracles 21
Jack Merlin Inked Card as Key Card in tabled spread
1927/28 Merlin's Master Miracles 21
Jack Merlin The Pulse of the Public on doing magic in a vaudeville / varieté environment
1927/28 Merlin's Master Miracles 22
Jack Merlin Stacking Formula as Patter
Related to 1927/28 Merlin at the Card Table 3
Unknown Color Change from classic palm, loading and unloading palmed card, to show palm empty
Related to 1928 Sub Rosa 5
Jack Merlin, Jean-Nicholas Ponsin, Dr. C. Gautier Turning the Pack to Hide the Pass
Related to 1933 Farelli's Card Magic — Part One 25
Edward Bagshawe, Jack Merlin Learning New Sleights
1933 Farelli's Card Magic — Part Two 76
Jack Merlin Paint Brush Card picking off the pip type
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 341
Jack Merlin Jack Merlin Crimp Technique crimping selection while pushing spread forward
1938 Greater Magic 57
Jack Merlin Jack Merlin Wax Technique
1938 Greater Magic 57
Capt. J.E. Stone III. Using a Handkerchief and Coat Pocket
Related to 1938 Greater Magic 207
Unknown The Fadeaway Cards plunger-pushing back forth a packet through deck until one remains
Also published here 1938 Greater Magic 243
Jack McMillen The Witchcraft Card Rise from behind, bent, interesting
Also published here 1940 Expert Card Technique 212
Jack Merlin Merlin's "Lost" Ace Trick
Related to 1940 Expert Card Technique 233
Unknown The Impossible Color Change left thumb across top card
Related to 1940 Expert Card Technique 163
Unknown Find The Burglar adaption of Jack Merlin effect
1941/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 1 224
Jack Merlin Merlin Shuffle without credit, to bridge the deck
Related to 1955 Phantini's Lost Book of Mental Secrets 6
Milton Kort Stacking Formula as Patter
Related to 1958 The Cardiste (Issue 8) 4
Dai Vernon "No Palm" Colour Change color change
Related toVariations 1959 Inner Secrets of Card Magic 50
Jack Merlin Squeeze Insertion
1961 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 1961 The Magic of Charles Earle Miller 62
Charlie Miller Jack Merlin's Act short description
1961 The Magic of Charles Earle Miller 101
Johnny C. Sprong Sprong's Pass
Related to 1967 Ultimate Secrets of Card Magic 117
Jack Merlin Brush Color Change
1969 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 1972 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 1972 The Living End 41
Jack Merlin The Tip-Up Discovery spectator cuts to selection
Also published here 1972 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 1972 The Living End 54
Jack Merlin Snap Change
Also published here 1972 The Living End 68
Jack Merlin Flying Indicator card lands next to selection
1972 The Living End 108
Jack Merlin Fadeaway Cards plunger-pushing back forth a packet through deck until one remains
Also published here 1972 The Living End 109
Jack Merlin Eerie Card Rise from behind, bent
Also published here 1972 The Living End 120
Jack Merlin The Royal Finders selection ends up between the two black kings
Also published here 1972 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 1973 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 1978 Fred Braue on False Deals 32
Patrick Cook Double Deal (& Lost Aces)
Inspired by Nov. 1979 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 2 No. 11) 267
Jack Merlin The Riffle Stack from "And A Pack of Cards" (1928)
Related to 1984 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 1984 Magia Potagia — Volume III 23
Jerry K. Hartman Hop Off The Bottom - Variation on table, discrepancy
Inspired byAlso published here 1985 The Collected Almanac (Vol. 3 No. 31, 32 & 33) 324
Dai Vernon Vernon Tip-Over Move
Inspired by 1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 3) 2
Jack Merlin Four Ace Lost Aces with bottom deal, "I think this is Merlins."
1985 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 1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 5) 7
Jack Merlin The Tip-Over Change
1985/87 Daryl's Ambitious Card Omnibus 53
Jack Merlin, Dr. Jacob Daley, Jean Hugard Herrmann Turnover Pass
1990 100% Sankey 28
Jerry Andrus Drop Change variation of Jack Merlin's Tip Over Change
1990 Close-up Impact! 58
Charlie Miller, Jack Merlin Tip-Over Change Handling
1991 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 1 117
Jack Merlin Drop Sleight
1991 Smoke and Mirrors 119
Edward Marlo Olram's Ponsin Pass
Inspired by 1991 The Olram File (Issue 6) 9
Jack Merlin Drop Sleight
1994 Steel and Silver 108
Jack Merlin Jack Merlin Riffle Shuffle flourish
Related to 1995 Card College — Volume 1 177
Jack Merlin, Roberto Giobbi The Jinx Change
1995 Card College — Volume 1 240
Karl Fulves The Poker Cheat three card stacking with short-cut
Inspired by 1995 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 1995 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 1996 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 7) 13
Frederick Braue Flying Card - Version Two miscall
Inspired by 1996 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 7) 14
Edward Marlo, Jack Merlin Drop Switch
1997 The Expert's Portfolio No. 1 17
Jack Merlin Paintbrush Change
1997 Effortless Card Magic 25
Jack Merlin Tip-Over Change
1999 Natural Selections — Volume II 82
Jack Merlin The Gambler's Packet Switch
Related to 2000 Card College — Volume 4 844
S. W. Erdnase, Jack Merlin Four Card Stock Shuffle with presentational idea by Merlin
2001 Jiggery Pokery 7
Jack Merlin Tip-Over Addition
2001 Try the Impossible 98
David Ben, Jack Merlin Lost Aces For Experts
Inspired by 2003 Tricks 66
Jack Merlin, Wesley James The Merlin Push-Through thorough
Related to 2004 Enchantments 315
Joseph K. Schmidt Walsh's Card Stab without flash paper, also for card to spectator's pocket
Inspired byRelated to 2006 Prolix (Issue 1) 27
Jack Merlin Tip-Over Addition
2008 Smooth Operations 26
Jack Merlin, Roberto Giobbi The Mani Pulite Deck Switch while getting handkerchief
Inspired byRelated to 2013 The Art of Switching Decks 73
Jack Merlin The Hop Off the Bottom switching poker hand after deal
Also published here 2015 The Bammo Ten Card Deal Dossier 366
Roberto Giobbi, Michael Skinner, Jack Merlin Intriguing Bits of Business with examples by Skinner & Merlin
2016 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 2016 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 2019 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
2019 ¿Quién es Iñaki Zabaletta? 167
Lorenz Schär The Merrow-Shuffle combination of the Zarrow and the Jack Merlin shuffle
2019 Cards Against Reality 57