Try the Impossible
Try the Impossible
written by Simon Aronson
2001
Work of Simon Aronson
290 pages (Hardcover), published by unknown publisher
Language: English
(97 entries)
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Joshua Jay Introduction i
Simon Aronson Preface iv
Simon Aronson Prior Commitment Two Jokers whisper positions of two selections in the deck, then revealed position numbers were written on the back on Jokers. Uses the UnDo Influence control. 3
Simon Aronson The Face-Down UnDo The "UnDo Influence" control, face down version varied by "Color Separation" (Simon Aronson, 2001),
"Variation 1839" (Simon Aronson, 2001),
"Variation 1441" (Simon Aronson, 2001)
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Simon Aronson Alternative Shuffles Overhand shuffles to hide face up Jokers in deck 9
Simon Aronson Variation 1441 Variation of UnDo Influence, use Ace and Four instead of Jokers inspired by "The Face-Down UnDo" (Simon Aronson, 2001) 10
Simon Aronson Variation 1839 Variation of UnDo Influence, use four face up cards instead of two inspired by "The Face-Down UnDo" (Simon Aronson, 2001) 10
Simon Aronson Color Separation Variation on UnDo Influence to leave deck color separated inspired by "The Face-Down UnDo" (Simon Aronson, 2001) 10
Simon Aronson Queenspell Spell the red Queens' names to find two selections varied by "Face Up Queenspell" (Simon Aronson, 2001),
"Alternative Spellings" (Simon Aronson, 2001)
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Simon Aronson The Face-Up UnDo The "UnDo Influence" control, face up version 14
Simon Aronson Alternative Spellings Alternative spellings for Queenspell inspired by "Queenspell" (Simon Aronson, 2001) 16
Simon Aronson Face Up Queenspell Variation on Queenspell with Queens reversed inspired by "Queenspell" (Simon Aronson, 2001) 17
Simon Aronson Faro 18/35 Restacking as an Alternative False Shuffle Use out faros to keep stack in Queenspell see also "Queenspell" (Simon Aronson, 2001) 18
Simon Aronson Divide and Conquer Cards get dealt through, eliminating half the deck each time until two selections remain inspired by "One in Fifty-Two Bet" (Lennart Green, Green Magic vol. 3, DVD, 2000),
varied by "Alternate Take" (Simon Aronson, 2001),
"Controlling the Aces" (Simon Aronson, 2001)
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Simon Aronson Controlling the Aces Way to maintain control over four Aces during Divide and Conquer, can be used for Mark-a-Place Aces inspired by "Divide and Conquer" (Simon Aronson, 2001),
see also "Mark-a-Place Aces" (Simon Aronson, The Aronson Approach, 1990)
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Simon Aronson Lennart Green performs for Ginny Anecdote about Lennart performing his FISM act for Ginny Aronson while half awake 25
Simon Aronson Euph-oracle (an Alternate Take) Elimination procedure to locate two selections, using Reverse Faros inspired by "Oracle" (Karl Fulves, 1970) 26
Simon Aronson Alternate Take Combination of UnDo Influence and Euph-oracle procedure inspired by "Divide and Conquer" (Simon Aronson, 2001),
varied by "Alternate Take with the Additional Climax" (Simon Aronson, 2001)
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Simon Aronson More-or-Less-acle Euphoracle to locate four of a kind 28
Simon Aronson Alternate Take with the Additional Climax inspired by "Alternate Take" (Simon Aronson, 2001) 29
Simon Aronson Alternate Take Deck Switch Walkaround version of Alternate Take, can do deck switch 30
Simon Aronson Random Tandem Uses UnDo Influence, but with mental stop procedure, selections turn up simultaneously varied by "Built for Two (using the UnDo Influence Control)" (Simon Aronson, 2001) 31
Simon Aronson Key Card Variation Uses key card in Random Tandem 36
Simon Aronson Worker Bees Spelling trick to three selections (two chosen and one thought of) using UnDo Influence see also "Paramteters of the Worker Bee Stack" (Simon Aronson, 2001),
varied by "Additional Mindreading Climax" (Simon Aronson, 2001)
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Simon Aronson Double Progressive Spell Stack Integrate two "progressive" spell stacks together see also ""The T. Nelson Downs Speller"" (T. Nelson Downs, 1938) 41
Simon Aronson Additional Mindreading Climax Extra climax to Worker Bees inspired by "Worker Bees" (Simon Aronson, 2001) 43
Simon Aronson Paramteters of the Worker Bee Stack How to modify the Worker Bee stack see also "Worker Bees" (Simon Aronson, 2001) 44
Simon Aronson Twice as Hard Cards at named numbers for two free selections see also "Packet Displacement Variations" (Simon Aronson, 2001) 46
Simon Aronson Packet Displacement Variations see also "Twice as Hard" (Simon Aronson, 2001) 63
Simon Aronson UnDo Influence: Theory and Practice Theory behind UnDo Influence control 68
Simon Aronson Head Over Heels Head Over Heels move, control card to second from the top, and reversed inspired by "Whispering Henry" (Roy Walton, Five Times Five Scotland, 1998),
varied by "Head Over Heels In-the-Hands Triumph" (Simon Aronson, 2001),
"Head Over Heels Invisible Card" (Simon Aronson, 2001),
"Head Over Heels, into a Visual Change" (Simon Aronson, 2001),
"Head Over Heels Glimpse" (Simon Aronson, 2001),
"Head Over Heels Transposition" (Simon Aronson, 2001)
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Simon Aronson Head Over Heels Transposition Simple two card transposition with the Head Over Heels move inspired by "Head Over Heels" (Simon Aronson, 2001) 97
Jack Merlin Tip-Over Addition 98
Simon Aronson Head Over Heels Glimpse inspired by "Head Over Heels" (Simon Aronson, 2001) 99
Simon Aronson Head Over Heels, into a Visual Change inspired by "Head Over Heels" (Simon Aronson, 2001) 100
Dai Vernon & Stanley Collins Paintbrush Color Change 100
Simon Aronson Head Over Heels Invisible Card Card turns invisible, placed in deck face up, card then reappears inspired by "Head Over Heels" (Simon Aronson, 2001) 100
Simon Aronson Head Over Heels In-the-Hands Triumph inspired by "Head Over Heels" (Simon Aronson, 2001) 100
Simon Aronson O'Aronson Aces O. Henry Aces plot (Ace Assembly), all four Aces appear in spectator's hand 104
Herb Zarrow Zarrow Block Addition 106
Simon Aronson Nosnora Aces Aces scatter back to respective packets at the end of Ace Assembly 117
Edward Marlo Swindle Count 121
Jean-Pierre Vallarino Partial Rhumba Count 122
Edward Marlo & Simon Aronson Broken Elmsley Variation 124
Simon Aronson Simon's Flash Speller System to figure out number of letters in any card's name inspired by "Flash Spelling" (Edward Marlo, 1971),
see also "Flash Speller" (Edward Marlo, 1996)
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Simon Aronson Spell It Out Spelling random card to find actual selection 136
Simon Aronson Mark-a-Place Move Variation of Business Card Prophecy Move (first described in The Aronson Approach, 1990) 138
Simon Aronson Decipher One spectator names value, one spectator names suit, performer produces card 143
Unknown The Deal Twice Force 147
Simon Aronson Two Deck Canasta Two cards chosen by two spectators from two decks match, even which pocket the cards are placed in inspired by Chan Canasta's performance on the Jack Paar show on TV 149
Simon Aronson Choices Card at named number inspired by "Chipper" (Phil Goldstein, Chicago Lecture Notes, 1998),
"Chipper" (Philip T. Goldstein, 2002)
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Simon Aronson Breathing Spell Spelling four other cards to find two selections 161
Simon Aronson Dizzy Spell Impromptu version of Breathing Spell 167
Simon Aronson Queens and Kings Another variation of Breathing Spell 169
Simon Aronson Two Beginnings Spectator freely names card, another spectator freely chooses card, it matches (first published in Memories are Made of This, 1999) 171
Simon Aronson The Invisible Card Freely named card vanishes, then vanishappears reversed in deck (first published in Memories are Made of This, 1999) 175
Simon Aronson Oddly Enough Simple game as bet, magician keeps winning inspired by "Odd Man Wins!" (Nick Trost, 1997) 179
Simon Aronson Rap-Ace-ious Magician raps while locating the four Aces (credits for all the sleights used are given) 184
Simon Aronson Stalking the Stack Introducing the new tricks in this Aronson stack section 193
Simon Aronson Aces Awry (Producing the Aces) Tries to spell suit of selection, but wrong 3 times - finally gets the value (Ace), and produces all four Aces varied by "Other Ace Productions" (Simon Aronson, 2001),
"Revelations "Along the Way"" (Simon Aronson, 2001),
"Reverse Dealing" (Simon Aronson, 2001),
"The Double Push Off" (Simon Aronson, 2001)
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Unknown Riffle Force see also "The Riffle Force" (Rainer Teschner & Roberto Giobbi, 1994) 199
Simon Aronson Revelations "Along the Way" Variation on Aces Awry inspired by "Aces Awry (Producing the Aces)" (Simon Aronson, 2001) 202
Simon Aronson The Double Push Off Using the Double Push off to overcome awkward spellings in Aces Awry inspired by "Aces Awry (Producing the Aces)" (Simon Aronson, 2001) 204
Simon Aronson Reverse Dealing Variation on Aces Awry inspired by "Aces Awry (Producing the Aces)" (Simon Aronson, 2001) 204
Simon Aronson Other Ace Productions Alternative procedure for Aces Awry that disturbs stack but is fast inspired by "Aces Awry (Producing the Aces)" (Simon Aronson, 2001) 208
Simon Aronson Four on a Match (Producing the Fours) Finds selection (a Four) through spelling, then finds all Fours see also "The Indicator" (Harry Lorayne, 1967),
varied by "Four More" (Simon Aronson, 2001)
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Simon Aronson Four More Alternative procedures for Four on a Match inspired by "Four on a Match (Producing the Fours)" (Simon Aronson, 2001) 211
Simon Aronson Jack Coincidence (Producing the Jacks) Selection is predicted with mate, and selection is stabbed in deck, around two matching mates inspired by "Quick Coincidence" (Allan Ackerman, 1978),
varied by "Paired Color Alternative" (Simon Aronson, 2001)
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Bill Simon Business Card Prophecy Move 214
Simon Aronson Paired Color Alternative Alternative procedure for Jack Coincidence inspired by "Jack Coincidence (Producing the Jacks)" (Simon Aronson, 2001) 215
Simon Aronson The Mind Reading Deck, Part 6 (Producing the Sixes) Find selection by spelling, produce all the Sixes as a climax 217
Simon Aronson The Mind Reading Deck, Part 9 (Producing the Nines) Find selection by spelling, produce all the Sixes as a climax varied by "Direct to the Nines" (Simon Aronson, 2001),
"Mirror Nines" (Simon Aronson, 2001)
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Simon Aronson Mirror Nines Variation of Mine Reading Deck Part 9, with reverse Aronson stack inspired by "The Mind Reading Deck, Part 9 (Producing the Nines)" (Simon Aronson, 2001) 221
Simon Aronson Direct to the Nines Extra idea to find Nines in fast way inspired by "The Mind Reading Deck, Part 9 (Producing the Nines)" (Simon Aronson, 2001) 222
Simon Aronson The Mind Reading Deck, Part 7 (Producing the Sevens) Selection is found in sandwich, produce four Sevens as climax 223
Simon Aronson Two by Four (Producing the Twos) Spell to three Twos, final Two produced with flourish varied by "Spelling All Four Twos" (Simon Aronson, 2001) 226
Nate Leipzig Spin Cut Production Credits given 228
Simon Aronson Spelling All Four Twos inspired by "Two by Four (Producing the Twos)" (Simon Aronson, 2001) 229
Simon Aronson Fit Four a King (Producing the Kings) Spells to all four Kings while trying to spell to selection, uses up whole deck 231
Simon Aronson Mirror Kings Alternative spelling procedure for Fit Four a King with reverse Aronson order 234
Joshua Jay Joshing With The Threes Finds selection by spelling, then produces all the Threes as climax 236
Simon Aronson Routine Maintenance (Poker Deal Restoration) Poker Deal demo that restores stack order see also "Poker Routine Deck Switch" (Simon Aronson, 2001),
"Mental High Card" (Simon Aronson, 2001),
"Once and Again Display" (Simon Aronson & Bill Malone, 2001)
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Simon Aronson & Bill Malone Once and Again Display Procedure to restore order of Aronson stack in Routine Maintenance see also "Routine Maintenance (Poker Deal Restoration)" (Simon Aronson, 2001) 240
Simon Aronson Poker Routine Deck Switch Deck switch done in context of Routine Maintenance see also "Routine Maintenance (Poker Deal Restoration)" (Simon Aronson, 2001) 241
Simon Aronson Mental High Card Original procedure to restore Aronson stack in Routine Maintenance see also "Routine Maintenance (Poker Deal Restoration)" (Simon Aronson, 2001) 242
Simon Aronson Truth-Sayer Lie Detector effect with Aronson (four versions) 245
Simon Aronson Odds And Ends Collection of "neat" stuff with Aronson stack 252
Simon Aronson Last Five Standing Produce poker hands with down under deal 252
Simon Aronson Take Two Double spelling effect 254
Simon Aronson Threespell (using the UnDo Influence Control) Queenspell with Threes in Aronson inspired by "Queenspell" (Simon Aronson, 2001) 257
Simon Aronson Built for Two (using the UnDo Influence Control) Random Tandem done with Aronson stack inspired by "Random Tandem" (Simon Aronson, 2001) 258
Simon Aronson Triple Trick Tip Procedure to display cards while restoring order of stack 260
Simon Aronson 52 Pickup Full deck spelling sequence 263
Simon Aronson Sequence Spell Deck Switch 263
Simon Aronson Ringleader Ring on and off rubberband inspired by "Another Ringer" (Dan Harlan, The Band-Shark, videotape, 1993),
"Rubber Ringer" (Bill Kalush, 1983),
"Ring Band-It" (Michael Ammar, 1986)
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John Bannon & Simon Aronson An Interview by John Bannon 278
Simon Aronson Bibliography 289