Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 10
Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 10
written by Steve Beam
2015
Work of Steve Beam
256 pages (Hardcover), published by Trapdoor Productions
Illustrated with drawings by Steve Beam
Language: English
(108 entries)
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Steve Beam Introduction - X-Rated Card Magic Introduction to the book 9
Steve Beam The Vanishing Magicians Article explaining/listing why people get out of magic. 12
Steve Beam Miscellaneous Introduction to the chapter of unclassified card magic. 15
Steve Beam & Doug Canning Photo Finish Printed prediction reflects cards randomly cut and dealt to. Opening effect. 16
Steve Beam & Doug Canning Flash Photo Finish Comedy prediction that ultimately predicts three cards chosen by participant. 17
Nico Scholl Tapped Deck is sucked back into card case while magician tries to remove it. see also "Lube Job" (Steve Beam, 1993) 20
Doug Conn Impossible Speller Mentally selected card revealed by spelled to it. 21
Steve Beam The Anything Trick After several random cards are located by spectator-cutting, an item used in the patter (fruit, salt shaker, etc.) is produced for the climax. see also "X-Ray Touch" (Martin Gardner, Cut the Cards, 1942),
"The Prediction" (Hatton & Plate, Magicians' Tricks and How THey are Done, 1910)
23
David Corsaro Can I Call You Sometime Spectator-shuffled deck of cards produces the phone number of a fictional female chosen by an audience member from 27 different fictional females whose names are written on napkins. see also "Play It Straight (Triumph)" (John Bannon, 1990) 27
Mike DeSorbo Total Recall Independently reinvented. Same as Lee Asher's "Four Casting" see also "May the Force be with You" (Lee Asher, Video: Cooking with Lee Asher),
also published as "Four Casting" (Lee Asher, 1995)
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Ryan Schlutz Deconstructed Construction The magician divines a mentally constructed playing card. see also "Think of One" (Allan Kronzek, Genii, August 2012),
"Think and Sync" (John Carey, Video: John Carey Collection 2)
33
Vic Trabucco Perfect location Magician finds a card selected while the cards were out of his hands. 35
Steve Beam Bambi Revisited The padlock in the back design of a selected card unlocks after a key mysteriously rotates (and a zipper mysteriously slides open). inspired by "The Key" (Dr. Stanley Jaks, 1952),
see also "Fly Down" (Dave Brumble, Magic--The Vanishing Art by Steve Beam, 1979)
36
Steve Beam Bottoms-Up Force Forces the card on top or bottom of the deck. 37
Robert E. Neale The Queen Sisters Bizarre story of sacrifice where two sisters (queens) triumph despite the odds against them. see also "Wheels of Fortune" (Steve Beam, 2015) 39
Robert E. Neale Wheel Force Elimination force from five objects starting with the one selected by a spectator. 39
Steve Beam Wheels of Fortune Inspired by Wheel of Fortune TV show, audience member competes for prizes and wins a second card trick. inspired by "The Queen Sisters" (Robert E. Neale, 2015) 42
Steve Beam Final Exam In a eye-hand coordination test, the magician deals a shuffled/cut deck as he counts down from ten to one, and ultimately produces the ace through ten. 43
Steve Beam Longing for the Selected Card Handling for the long card created by Tom Sellers & Harold Beaumont. inspired by "Stretching a Card" (Harold Beaumont, Marketed effect, 1952),
"Long Card Comedy" (Tom Sellers, The Magic Want Yearbook, 1948-49)
48
Steve Beam A Star is Born Random cards from a spectator-shuffled ESP deck distributed to four participants. With free choices of which cards to eliminate, they all end up with a star. inspired by "ESP-Bingo" (Mat Roelof, New Pentagram, Dec. 1985),
"ESP-Bingo" (Mat Roelof, New Pentagram, Dec. 1985),
see also "Mind Over Anti-Matter" (Steve Beam, 2015)
49
Steve Beam Mind Over Anti-Matter Random cards from a spectator-shuffled deck distributed to four participants. With free choices of which cards to eliminate, they all end up with one card. When combined, the cards form a royal flush. inspired by "ESP-Bingo" (Mat Roelof, New Pentagram, Dec. 1985),
"A Star is Born" (Steve Beam, 2015)
51
Steve Beam More than Just a Snappy Dresser Selected card vanishes and reappears being held by the joker. see also "Ground Control" (Steve Beam, 2015) 53
Steve Beam Ground Control Combination force and control based upon Hindu Shuffle Force. see also "More than Just a Snappy Dresser" (Steve Beam, 2015) 53
Steve Beam Magicians' Pickup Lines that Should Be Retired 29 pickup lines used by magicians deemed to be dated and/or ineffective which should no longer be used by aspiring over-sexed magicians. 58
Steve Beam Magicians' Pickup Lines that Should be Retired List of pickup lines that should be retired. 58
Steve Beam Gambling Introduction to the chapter on gambling effects. 61
Steve Beam Dicey Location A selected card is found by having a spectator roll a dice to generate three random numbers. see also "Curiouser Count" (Steve Beam, Semi-Automatic Card Tricks, Vol. V, 2004) 62
Steve Beam Deep Down Dicey Location Four Dice are rolled to arrive at a random number where a selected card can be found in the deck. see also "Dicey Location" (Steve Beam, 2015) 63
Steve Beam Die-Nasty Using a random number from a die, the spectator locates one of the suicide kings with the "merry-go-round of death" (down-under deal). More of a coincidence than a miracle. see also "Australian Crawl" (Steve Beam, Semi-Automatic Card Tricks, Vol. 1, 1993) 64
Vic Trabucco Power Poker Magician demonstrates how to stack cards during a shuffle and receives four aces on the first deal. On the next round, he receives a royal flush. see also "An Effective Poker Deal" (1935) 66
Steve Beam Bluff Cull Way of secretly culling cards during a shuffling demonstration. 68
Steve Beam Eight Against One Finish for 3 card monte where target card vanishes and a four of a kind is produced. see also "The Optical Move" (Dai Vernon, 1961),
"Monte Move " (Trevor Lewis & Ken Krenzel, 2003)
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Steve Beam Facade Version of Lewis Jones effect where questions are asked and the true or false answers are spelt/dealt into piles on the table, ultimately producing a royal flush. see also "Persona" (Lewis Jones, Persona, 2013),
"Prefiguration" (Larry Jennings, 1986)
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Steve Beam The Magic of Ramón Riobóo Introduction to chapter on the magic of Ramón Riobóo. 77
Steve Beam The Magic of Ramón Riobóo Introduction to the chapter on the magic of Ramón Riobóo. 77
Ramón Riobóo Liberty, Fraternity, Equality Matching effect where two spectators end up with the same number of cards, despite numerous choices and opportunities to impact the outcome. see also "Miraskill" (Stewart James, 1936) 78
Ramón Riobóo Spanish Curry A card vanishes from a group of cards. see also Piano Card Trick (Uncredited, Stanyon's Magic, 1902),
"The Piano Trick" (1909),
"The Case of the Missing Hat" (Paul Curry, 1965)
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Ramón Riobóo Open Table Four aces penetrate the table one at a time. 84
Ramón Riobóo Disparity Updated handling of the Dudeney Parity Principle. Cards are dealt into a grid on the table as directed by the audience. The cards are reassembled by folding rows and columns onto each other - again controlled by the audience - yet the selections are found reversed in the packet. see also "Paradox Papers" (Martin Gardner, 1971),
"The Works" (John Bannon, 2004)
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Steve Beam Instructions to my Proofreaders Instructions provided to proofreaders for Volume 10 of Semi-Automatic Card Tricks 96
Steve Beam Instructions to my Proofreaders Instructions by the author provided to the proofreaders before they started proofreading the book. 96
Steve Beam International Harvester Introduction to chapter on international contributions. 99
Steve Beam International Harvester Introduction to the chapter on effects contributed from around the world. 99
Lionel Gallardo Belly Strippers Vanish of a playing card wrapped up in the magician's sweater or tie. 100
Pepe Lirrojo The Strange Coincidence Using a mixed deck of cards (red and blue backs), one spectator freely cuts off a number of cards from the top of the deck. Two cards are freely selected from the remainder which ultimately reveal the number of cards cut, the number of reds and blacks, and the colors of the backs of the cards that were cut. see also 8th Unsolved Card Problem (Hofzinser, Kartenkunste, 1910) 102
József Kovács Or... The magician and a helper bury the four kings in the deck. The two of them later cut to the four kings. 105
Steve Beam Tradeoffs Four kings are lost in the pack. The magician and a helper cut the cards to locate them. 107
Esteban del Acebo Esteban's Aces Spectator cuts to the four aces. 111
Esteban del Acebo Rollover Triumph I Triumph display. 115
Esteban del Acebo Rollover Triumph II Triumph display 116
Hernán Maccagno Flash Fried Variation of 21-Card Trick see also "How to Have Someone Think of a Card and Guess What it is" (Horatio Galasso, Giochi de Carte, 1593),
"Second Method" (1876)
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Dani DaOrtiz Semi-Automatic Ace Production Spectator chooses where to cut the pack to separate it into packets. The top card of each packet is an ace. see also "How to Have Someone Think of a Card and Guess What it is" (Horatio Galasso, Giochi de Carte, 1593),
"Second Method" (1876)
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Dani DaOrtiz The Absent Player Spectators shuffle the deck, decide the number of poker hands to be dealt, and which hand will win. Despite their choices, the designated player receives a royal flush. 122
Denis Behr & Alex Elmsley Mathe-Mate-Ics In a progressively more impressive demonstration, the participant cuts a number of cards from the deck. The magician cuts the remainder in two. Dealing down in both the magician's packets to the participant's number, two mates are found. This is repeated two times. inspired by "Arith-Mate-Ic" (Alex Elmsley, 1991) 124
Tony Griffith Mark of the Reader The selected card vanishes. When the spectator's two attempts to find his own card fails, the values of the two are added to arrive at a total. Turning to that page in a book, the selection is found there. see also "Mark of the Reader" (Stewart James, Pentagram, Feb. 1947) 126
Pit Hartling Hot Pockets The participant freely selects and pockets two cards from the deck. The magician explains that the trick only works when the two selections are the 4♦ and the Q♣. The cards are checked and they are the 4♦ and the Q♣. inspired by "Opposite Pockets" (Brother John Hamman, 1989) 127
Steve Beam Meet Your Proofreaders Brief bios of the six proofreaders of the book. 130
Steve Beam Meet Your Proofreaders Brief biographical information on each of the proofreaders. 130
Steve Beam The Magic of Lewis Jones Introduction to the chapter on the magic of Lewis Jones. 133
Unknown The Magic of Lewis Jones Introduction to the chapter on the magic of Lewis Jones. 133
Lewis Jones You Think, I Think The magician reads the spectator's mind. Then, the spectator reads the magician's mind. 134
Lewis Jones A Word in Your Ear Book test using a dictionary. see also "The Lesser Dictionary Test" (Jim Steinmeyer, 2006) 136
Lewis Jones What Kind of Card are You? The magician places a card to represent a spectator in his pocket. The spectator uses random numbers of cards to generate a playing card. The magician removes that card from his pocket. see also "Look, No Cards" (Lewis Jones, The Book of Revelations, 2011) 138
Lewis Jones Pocketless Magician pockets two cards. Spectator names any card. Magician removes the two cards - one matches the value and the other the suit of the named card. see also "Pocket Protectors" (Rich Aviles & Alex Elmsley, 2010),
"Pocket Protectors" (Rich Aviles, 2015)
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Lewis Jones Stargazer Magician writes a prediction. Spectator answers questions as he deals cards for each letter in the answer. At the conclusion, the last card matches the written prediction. see also "Blinded Stargazer" (Steve Beam, 2015),
"Farsighted Stargazer" (Steve Beam, 2015),
"Stargazer - The Alpha Version" (Lewis Jones, 2015)
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Lewis Jones Stargazer - The Alpha Version Magician writes a prediction. Spectator answers questions and deals one card for each letter in the answer. The last card matches the prediction. see also "Blinded Stargazer" (Steve Beam, 2015),
"Farsighted Stargazer" (Steve Beam, 2015),
"Stargazer" (Lewis Jones, 2015)
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Steve Beam Farsighted Stargazer Magician removes a card to serve as a prediction. Spectator answers questions and deals one card for each letter in the answer. The last card matches the prediction. see also "Blinded Stargazer" (Steve Beam, 2015),
"Stargazer - The Alpha Version" (Lewis Jones, 2015),
"Stargazer" (Lewis Jones, 2015)
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Steve Beam Blinded Stargazer Magician removes a card to serve as a prediction. Spectator answers questions and deals one card for each letter in the answer. The last card matches the prediction. see also "Farsighted Stargazer" (Steve Beam, 2015),
"Stargazer - The Alpha Version" (Lewis Jones, 2015),
"Stargazer" (Lewis Jones, 2015)
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Steve Beam Mental Magic Introduction to chapter on mental magic with cards. 153
Steve Beam Mental Magic Introduction to the chapter on mental magic. 153
Max Maven* Heliocentrick A card is selected and returned to the deck. Starting with a packet of cards, the magician spells a planet chosen by a spectator. The selection is found at the conclusion of the spelling. 154
Max Maven* Composite Speller Deck is cut and half given to each of two spectators. Each thinks of a card in their half. The value of one card is combined with the suit of the other. The deck is reassembled and the composite card spelled. It turns up at the final letter. see also "Joint Banking" (Doug Canning, Semi-Automatic Card Tricks, Vol. 6, 2006),
"Premonition in Reverse" (Tony Griffith, Semi-Automatic Card Tricks, Vol. 6, 2006)
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Rich Aviles Pocket Protectors The magician pockets two cards to serve as a prediction. Spectator calls out any card. Magician shows one of the predictions has the same value and the other the same suit as the mentally selected card. see also "Pocket Protectors" (Rich Aviles & Alex Elmsley, 2010),
"Pocketless" (Lewis Jones, 2015)
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David Solomon Reading the Tea Leaves A selection is made and lost in the pack. Taking a third of the pack, cards are shuffled and dealt into four hands. The top card of each pile is turned face up and they tell the color, suit, royalty content, and finally, the value of the selection. 159
Benjamin Marshall Cold Fish Someone cuts off some cards. Following the magician's instructions until only one card remains, the magician names the remaining card. 160
Steve Beam 3726 Four people think of a value and then a suit. The magician names each of them. see also "Look, No Cards" (Lewis Jones, The Book of Revelations, 2014),
"3726 for Couples" (Steve Beam, 2015)
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Steve Beam 3726 for Couples Two people think of a value and then a suit to form two cards. The magician names both playing cards. see also "3726" (Steve Beam, 2015) 168
Steve Beam Two-Faced Introduction to chapter on what has been known as the "Zen's Poker Stack" 171
Steve Beam Two-Faced Introduction to the chapter based upon what is commonly referred to as the "Zens Poker Deal." 171
Steve Beam Draw Poker Magician forms a bag with a napkin and drops a deck of card inside. He asks for poker hand. He not only removes that hand from then napkin, but the highest version of that hand. 173
Steve Beam Bag Lady Magician introduces a napkin folded into a bag and hands it to a lady. He asks someone in the audience to call out a poker hand. He produces that hand from the napkin and claims it is otherwise empty. He proves it by showing the cards that remain are blank on both sides. see also "The Poker Hand" (Val Evans, Pasteboard Perplexities", 1920),
"Quadruple Poker Trick" (Michael F. Zens, 1937)
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Steve Beam Stack Attack While deck is shuffled, spectator calls a poker hand. Magician deals out hand called. Can be repeated. see also "The Poker Hand" (Val Evans, Pasteboard Perplexities", 1920),
"Quadruple Poker Trick" (Michael F. Zens, 1937)
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Steve Beam The About-Face Move Semi-automatic half pass. 187
Steve Beam Encased Five cards in an otherwise empty envelope. Spectator chooses a poker hand. The magician removes the hand from the envelope. see also "Quadruple Poker Trick" (Michael F. Zens, 1937) 189
Steve Beam Encased in Glass Five cards displayed in wineglass. Any poker hand called. Cards removed and shown to comprise chosen poker hand. see also "Quadruple Poker Trick" (Michael F. Zens, 1937) 193
Steve Beam Background on the "Zens" Poker STack History of the mnemonic often referred to as the "Zen's Poker Deal." see also "Quadruple Poker Trick" (Michael F. Zens, 1937) 197
Steve Beam Home on the Range Introduction to chapter using various new range forces. 205
Steve Beam Home on the Range Introduction to the chapter covering various new range forces. 205
Steve Beam Sweet Spot Range Force where spectator makes all the choices to arrive at force card. 206
Steve Beam Small Prize Winner Range Force where spectator makes all the choices to arrive at force card. 209
Steve Beam Nuclear Force Range Force where spectator makes all the choices to arrive at force card. see also "New-and-Clear Force" (Jon Racherbaumer, 2016) 211
Steve Beam Ranger School Several versions of a range force where spectator makes all the choices to arrive at force card. 213
Steve Beam Predicting the Past Routine where the magician predicts a card to be freely chosen by a member of the audience. 217
Steve Beam One in a Bazillion Since magician claims he didn't bring any cards, a card is constructed in the mind of a volunteer. It is shown reversed in a pictured spread of playing cards, and then removed from magician's pocket. 220
Steve Beam Blankety Blank Blank (both sides) deck used to create a playing card. That card is removed from the pocket and it appears (prints) in the deck. 225
Steve Beam Another Behind the Scenes Look at Book Publishing Discussion of how author covers his mistakes by blaming them on others. 228
Steve Beam Another Behind-the-Scenes Look at Book Publishing Anecdote regarding the crediting of magic effects/methods. 228
Steve Beam Rotator Cut Force 231
Richard Bangs Double-Down Monte In-the-hands three card monte move. 233
Steve Beam The Under Cover Shuffle Overhand false shuffle 234
Lorenz Schär & Tino Plaz Tina's Mystery Switch #1 Switch of a tabled card for one from the deck. 237
Lorenz Schär & Tino Plaz Tina's Mystery Switch #2 Switch of a sandwiched card for one of the cards that sandwiches it. 238
Lorenz Schär & Tino Plaz Tina's Transpo One of two lost selections appears between two jokers. This card is placed aside and the second selection appears. They then switch places. 240
Steve Beam Thanksgiven Epilogue for book 243
Steve Beam Thanksgiven Section listing all the contributors and thanking those involved with the volume. 243
Steve Beam Routine Builder Spreadsheet designed to assist in constructing routines. 246
Steve Beam In Decks Index of Volume 10 of Semi-Automatic Card Tricks 249
Steve Beam Suggested Reading List A list of recommended books everyone should read. 254