Written by Richard Kaufman

1989
Work of Brother John Hamman

252 pages (Hardcover), published by Kaufman and Greenberg
Illustrated with drawings by Richard Kaufman.
Language: English

(143 entries)

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Gene DeVoe Introduction 9
Brother John Hamman Foreword 10
Brother John Hamman Instant Double and Triple Turnover Technique 11
Brother John Hamman Double Card Push Off Technique 12
Brother John Hamman To do a Double Turnover from a four-card packet followed by five-card packetRelated to 13
Brother John Hamman Dead-Man's Hand odd-backed pokerhand transforms 15
Brother John Hamman The Double-Deal Switch card is pulled from packet in right hand end grip onto deck 16
Brother John Hamman Double-Deal Card to Pocket from quartet on table 18
Brother John Hamman Elmsley Count with Deck in Hands 18
Brother John Hamman The What and Where Tests Five through Nine of Clubs, odd and even cards separated, even ones changeVariations 20
Brother John Hamman Misshow Sequence Seven of Clubs as Six and Eight 21
Brother John Hamman Bottom Double Lift from small packet 23
Brother John Hamman The Two-Card Trick 24
Brother John Hamman 1 2 3 4 5 Peek Thought mini-version of DCDInspired by 26
Brother John Hamman Deck in Parvo case shrinks, then normal card is pulled out of mini case 28
Brother John Hamman Acey-Deucey Ace and Two of Spades transpose on deck some times, then change into heartsVariations 31
Brother John Hamman The Thumb-Hit Double Lift stud style 31
Brother John Hamman The Bottom Double Drop turning double over on deck from bottom of right hand packetRelated to 32
Brother John Hamman Brother Hamman's First Twist Ace through Four of Spades, four changes into hearts, extra cardAlso published here 34
Unknown Block Pushoff Turnover from small packet 35
Brother John Hamman Small-Packet Reverse Fan Display 37
Brother John Hamman Brother Hamman's Second Twist Ace-Four of spades, Four changes into hearts, no extra card 38
Brother John Hamman The Undercount cards counted off top of deck, a card is counted back 38
Brother John Hamman Brother Hamman's Final Twist front and backs change, three double facers, credit informationAlso published here 41
Brother John Hamman, Arturo de Ascanio The Hamman Ascanio Spread Also published here 42
Brother John Hamman The Flushtration Count 43
Brother John Hamman Watch Me Like a Hawk selection placed with aces, aces shown, then selection named and it vanishes 44
Brother John Hamman Undercount Variation cards counted off bottom of packet, a card is counted back 45
Unknown Second Card Glimpse 46
Brother John Hamman The Signed Card Related to 47
Brother John Hamman Signed Card Switch Variations 49
Brother John Hamman Triple Cross two sandwiched cards transpose, then two selection in one, Four kings in other pileRelated toVariations 51
Brother John Hamman Kings Through the Table one by one, change to aces, no lapping versionInspired by 54
Brother John Hamman Flight of Four Four of hearts disappears amongst fours and appears in case, under case, reversed in deck 57
Unknown Card with Case Surface one side looks like the case 57
Brother John Hamman Sealed-Room Mystery thought-of card into sealed envelope, thought of with strange procedure ("opposite suit and opposite sex...")Variations 61
Brother John Hamman Thunderstruck wrong prediction (JS) is changed into 7S and miniature 4S 64
Brother John Hamman Peek Look Think three cards chosen by different means, spectators each find each others cards 66
Brother John Hamman The Chinese Miracle location of two cards, rest of deck sorted into four-of-a-kind groups, impromptuAlso published here 68
Brother John Hamman The Chinese Shuffle multiple up-downjog culling to get into any order with up to 6 cullsRelated to 68
Brother John Hamman Chinese Shuffle to Si Stebbins Stack getting into Si Stebbins via six binary culls, here up-downjog 71
Brother John Hamman Three Guesses unseen card placed aside, spectator chooses three wrong cards, performer names card and three cards change to mates 72
Jerry K. Hartman Secret Subtraction 74
Brother John Hamman Opposite Pockets chosen and thought-of card are named, no-touch, weird thought-of procedure, partial stackVariations 75
Brother John Hamman Magic Box four thought-of cards (one of each suit) appear in card caseVariations 77
Brother John Hamman Four-Pocket Mirror performer removes mates of four thought of cards (verbally restricted) after they are removed by spectators 79
Brother John Hamman The Disobedient Cards strange procedure and then colors are separated 81
Brother John Hamman The Final Shuffle alternating set-up, spectator overhand shuffles 84
Brother John Hamman Red-Black Correction correcting alternating set-up after real overhand shuffle 85
Brother John Hamman Two-Shuffles Harry begins with shuffled deckRelated toAlso published here 87
Karl Fulves Riffle Control incomplete riffle shuffle 87
Brother John Hamman The Pesky Card triumph with red-black kicker and selection to pocket finale 89
Brother John Hamman, Sid Lorraine Slop Shuffle Variation 90
Brother John Hamman The Twins Related toVariations 93
Brother John Hamman The Gemini Count 93
Brother John Hamman Gemini Count Variation starting with a top-bottom double deal 97
Brother John Hamman The Pinochle Trick Related to 97
Brother John Hamman The Magic Cards four cards change to three selections one after another, gemini counts (general cards with packet)Related to 99
Brother John Hamman One Cut Deeper Force only one cut 99
Brother John Hamman The Jacks Come Back 2&2, oil water with four jacks, transformation into aces 101
Brother John Hamman The Knavish Deuces oil&water and follow the leader combo 103
Brother John Hamman The Double Flushtration Count 103
Dr. Jacob Daley, Brother John Hamman Rouge et Noire Count 104
Brother John Hamman Revenge of the Pink Panthers story trick... 106
Brother John Hamman Kangaroo Card visitor type effect, then point of departure 109
Brother John Hamman Kangaroo Switch switching two halves 111
Rick Johnsson Empty Kosky Switch 112
Brother John Hamman Eight-Ball Queens four card monte routine, to pocket climax 114
Brother John Hamman New Hue two Fives on table, four Queens change to red-backed and all red Queens, then blue-backed and black Queens, then back to green, then orangeAlso published here 116
Brother John Hamman The Two-As-Four Count 117
Brother John Hamman The Lollapalooza Hand in effect two pokerhands transpose 118
Brother John Hamman The Lollapalooza Switch as card is picked up from left hand pile with right hand pile 119
Brother John Hamman False Witness AH to 3H jump around, so does selectionVariations 121
Arthur Finley Tent Vanish 123
Brother John Hamman Pickpocket two cards placed in case are produced outside case, previous selection travels into case 124
Brother John Hamman Card from Case Steal card in case is stolen out onto tabled deck 125
Edward Marlo Flat Palm Steal tabled 126
Brother John Hamman The Doppelganger Card thought of card into case, counting procedure, duplicate 127
Unknown Clock Force 128
Elmer Biddle Biddle Steal 128
Brother John Hamman The Multiplying Kings selection placed with kings, kings become various number of cards and suit combinations, selection face up in deck 129
Brother John Hamman Overcount Variations see following pages as well 130
Brother John Hamman Thought Cards Across double ended cardsInspired by
  • "The Triangle" (Our Magic, p. 280)
134
Brother John Hamman Billy the Kid with credit claimAlso published here
  • "Billy the Kid" (MUM, Vol. 71 No. 2, July 1981)
136
Brother John Hamman Stun-Sational card splits in three miniature card, another card visibly grows to normal size, prediction presentation 138
Brother John Hamman Micro-Macro (With Gimmicked Cards) queens visibly shrink to miniature cards, mini deck grows to full size except selectionInspired by 141
Unknown Ribbon Spread Stop Force timing 145
Brother John Hamman Micro-Macro (With Regular Cards) 145
Brother John Hamman The Invisible Card card vanishes from packet and reappears in empty hand 150
Brother John Hamman The Countback 150
Brother John Hamman Houdini Escapes card from spectator's half to performer's half 153
Frederick Braue Braue Reverse 154
Brother John Hamman Seeing with the Fingertips 155
Brother John Hamman A Devilish Miracle Retold 157
Brother John Hamman Countback Variation No. 1 158
Brother John Hamman The Transparent Cards two cards become invisible 160
Brother John Hamman Countback Variation No. 2 160
Brother John Hamman The Adventure of the Spotted Seven story trick in which a card travels from packet to deck, then under tabled card 163
Larry Jennings Larreverse 166
Brother John Hamman Skipping Jacks three piles, jacks put on center pile travel to outer piles, one under case 168
Brother John Hamman Countback Variation No. 3 168
Brother John Hamman Flash Poker poker hand changes five times, on deck 171
Brother John Hamman Flash Change on deckAlso published here 172
Brother John Hamman Spectator Outdeals Magician... Almost 175
Brother John Hamman The Poker Palm Shift poker hand changes four timesVariations 177
Brother John Hamman Countback Variation No. 4 178
Brother John Hamman Magician Versus Gambler ten card poker deal, hands transform multiple times, gaffedAlso published here 180
Theodore DeLand, Brother John Hamman Fan Gaffs cards with stepped fans 180
Brother John Hamman Up the Down Sleeve 183
Brother John Hamman Go Fish four selections, performer finds four, three of them change to match fourth 185
Brother John Hamman The Rolling Control variation of Cut Deeper Force 185
Brother John Hamman Blind Chance four selections found from face-up/face-down mixed deck 189
Brother John Hamman Cream Rises to the Top triumph combo in which aces show up and change into selectionsRelated to 191
Brother John Hamman The Axes and the Jaxes jacks and aces produced, then they transpose 195
Edward Marlo Key Move switching two packets 198
Brother John Hamman The Underground Transposition Related to 200
Bob Veeser The Veeser Concept 200
Brother John Hamman Phoenix Four four selections vanish, are named and reappear face up via spellingRelated to 202
Gene Finnell Free Cut Principle 203
Brother John Hamman The Homing Card whole packet changes into homing card at one pointVariations 204
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser The Wild-Card Move 207
Brother John Hamman Out of Print two cards become blank, then whole deck, then normal againAlso published here 208
Brother John Hamman Universal Card nine selections, double backer, double facer 209
Edward Marlo Blank with Index blank card with ace index 210
Brother John Hamman The Mystic Nine nine black and one red become nine red and one black 213
Brother John Hamman The Hamman Count 213
Brother John Hamman The Faked Deck how to organize packet tricks 216
Brother John Hamman Four-Tunate Choice four Fours, two are freely chosen, they are odd-backed and the other Fours change to QueensVariationsAlso published here 216
Francis Carlyle Turnover Move 217
Brother John Hamman Haldeucination red jacks change to black jacks, then into 4 deuces 218
Brother John Hamman The Amorphous Ace four cards, one of which an ace, two double facers, four phases:
- The Ace Reverese Itself
- The Ace Rises to the Top
- The Ace Changes Color
- All Four Card Become Aces
Related to 220
Brother John Hamman Wild All the Way four cards, heavily gaffed, four phases including:
- Ace-Sational
- Fantabulous
Related to 222
Brother John Hamman Final Aces six double ended cardsVariations 229
Brother John Hamman The Marx Brothers four jacks transform into selections, aces, ...Variations 234
Brother John Hamman The Swivel Switch 234
Brother John Hamman Ladies' Man named four of a kind changes into queens 238
Brother John Hamman Mixed-Up Mates A-4 of hearts and spades match multiple times 240
Unknown Small-Packet Double Deal 241
Brother John Hamman Five Kings Royal five kings of diamond change into royal flush of spades, double facer 243
Unknown Small-Packet Double Deal Turnover 244
Brother John Hamman The Old Classic aka "Final Aces Outdone" 245
Unknown Rub a Dub Dub Vanish brief 248
Brother John Hamman Fan-to-See visual growing fan 250