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Edward Marlo Fourth Palm Position called "Marlo Palm", see Note 5 on p. 58 1957 Side Steal 28
Edward Marlo Multiple Rear Palm Steal bringing bottom block into palm position 1957 Side Steal 36
Edward Marlo Side Steal to Bottom - Fifth Method 1957 Side Steal 33
Edward Marlo Side Steal to Bottom - Sixth Method 1957 Side Steal 33
Tenkai Ishida The Tenkai Palm position and some applications in the next pages 1957 The Dai Vernon Book of Magic 73
Dai Vernon Stealing a Card from the Pack into the Tenkai Palm Position 1957 The Dai Vernon Book of Magic 77
Edward Marlo Angle Palm Steal from tabled deck 1957 The Tabled Palm 6
Edward Marlo Adjustment Misdirection from tabled deck as a card in front of deck is adjusted varied by "Adjustment Misdirection" (Edward Marlo & Ken Krenzel, 1997) 1957 The Tabled Palm 8
Edward Marlo Table Riffle Angle Palm for a certain number of cards 1957 The Tabled Palm 9
Edward Marlo As a Control to apparentrly cut top card into center yet retain it under control, using tabled Tenkai Palm 1957 The Tabled Palm 17
Edward Marlo Angle Palm Replacement to tabled deck 1957 The Tabled Palm 18
Edward Marlo Angle Palm Transfer from right Tenkai Palm to left Rear Palm 1957 The Tabled Palm 26
Edward Marlo Flat Palm to Tenkai Palm one-handed adjustment 1957 The Tabled Palm 26
Edward Marlo Tip Up Angle Palm multiple cards, in the hands, to right hand varied by "Wrist Turn Palm" (Edward Marlo, 1983) 1957 The Tabled Palm 26
Dai Vernon Card Against Body Subtlety 1957 The Dai Vernon Book of Magic 75
Unknown Rear Angle Palm Tenkai type forward in the hand, palm position is explained 1961 Card Switches 2
Edward Marlo Changing Palm Positions one-handed transitions mainly between Gambler's Flat Palm and Tenkai type palm:
- Rear Angle Palm to Flat Rear Palm
- Flat Rear Palm to Rear Angle Palm
1961 Card Switches 3
Edward Marlo & Unknown Getting into the Palm Positions from deck, 10 methods: Rear Angle Palm (Tenkai type) & Rear Flat Palm (Gambler's Flat Palm) 1961 Card Switches 6
Edward Marlo Right Tenkai Palm Off from deck 1961 Card Switches 16
Edward Marlo Tenkai Palm Replacement and Palm Off from Bottom 1961 Card Switches 17
Edward Marlo Angle Palm Switch switch or steal 1961 Card Switches 46
Cliff Green The Other 10 Per Cent moving Tenkai Palmed card in more covered position against body 1961 Professional Card Magic 36
Cliff Green The Pop Up Change card palmed and switched as it is apparently inserted in deck 1961 Professional Card Magic 158
John Benzais The JB Kard Kop Benzais Cop 1962 Close-up Card Magic 269
Piet Forton The Longitudinal Tenkai Palm 1967 Piet Forton Lecture Notes 17
John Benzais & Edward Marlo Marlo Variant of Benzais' Cop 1970 Advanced Fingertip Control 140
Edward Marlo & Persi Diaconis Credit Information on the Benzais' Cop credited to Persi Diaconis here 1970 Advanced Fingertip Control 142
Edward Marlo Side Steal to Tenkai Palm 1970 Hierophant (Issue 4) 186
John Cornelius The John Cornelius Fan Steal right tenkai 1971 The Esoterist 38
Edward Marlo Pivot Tenkai Palm 1971 Hierophant (Section "5-6") 270
Edward Marlo Incomplete Faro Fingertip Tenkai Steal card peeked in upper half is stolen 1971 Kabbala - Volume 1 (Vol. 1 No. 3) 20
Jerry Mentzer Rear Palm Steal from small packet 1972 Card Cavalcade 97
Fred Kaps Thanks to Tenkai Card Production 1972 Fred Kaps Lecture 6
Karl Fulves Fan Steal face card into tenkai palm 1974 Close-Up Mental Magic 19
Martin A. Nash Gambler's Cop with table edge transfer kind of Tenkai position at table edge 1975 Ever So Sleightly 90
Unknown Tenkai Palm Steal from small packet 1975 Card Cavalcade 3 170
Harry Lorayne Lorayne's New Fan Steal top half with selection on bottom is fanned with right hand 1975 Afterthoughts 33
Patrick Cook & Ross Bertram A Riffle Shuffle Cop bottom cards in right hand angle palm type 1975 Afterthoughts 110
Karl Fulves Deal Cop top card apparently dealt to table and turned over, really palmed in Tenkai palm (with optional lapping) and second card dealt 1975 Methods with Cards - Part 1 53
Karl Fulves Reference Note on the Deal Cop 1975 Methods with Cards - Part 1 56
Karl Fulves Box Cop card palmed out again in Tenkai palm 1975 Methods with Cards - Part 3 186
Karl Fulves Notes By Fulves (1) into left hand Tenkai palm
(2) simplification
(3) into topit
inspired by "On The Fan Steal" ( Slydini, 1975) 1975 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 7) 966
Edward Marlo Tabled Tenkai Palm Off 1976 Kabbala - Volume 3 (Vol. 3 No. 10) 141
Slydini Copter Control card inserted in fan is brought to top via temporary Tenkai palm 1976 The Best of Slydini ...and More 53
Slydini Direct Fan Steal pushed in and stolen out 1976 The Best of Slydini ...and More 76
Gene Maze The Deal Switch varied by "Third Method" (Karl Fulves, 1977),
"Second Method" (Karl Fulves, 1977)
1977 Packet Switches (Part Five) 308
Gene Maze Vanish From Sandwich card is palmed out as sandwich is shown 1977 Packet Switches (Part Five) 312
Harvey Rosenthal Right Hand Edge Palm Outjogged Placement to Tenkai 1977 Packet Switches (Part Three) 169
Gene Maze Square-Up Bottom Steal tabled, kind of Rear or Tenkai Palm 1977 Packet Switches (Part Five) 302
Gene Maze Dead Deck Steal as top card is shown, tabled 1977 Packet Switches (Part Five) 288
Gene Maze Face-Up I see Tabled III, but face up deck 1977 Packet Switches (Part Five) 286
Gene Maze Face-Up II see Tabled III, but face up deck 1977 Packet Switches (Part Five) 287
Gene Maze Tabled III palming card while showing top card 1977 Packet Switches (Part Five) 281
Gene Maze Tabled IV palming card while showing top card 1977 Packet Switches (Part Five) 282
Gene Maze Unit Grip 1977 Packet Switches (Part Four) 263
Bill Wisch Palm Change No. 1 card inserted in front of deck is Tenkai palmed and switched for dummy see also "Lazy Rise" (Chris Mayhew, 2009) 1977 Palm Change 1 & 2 2
Bill Wisch As a Multiple Shift to top or into right Tenkai Palm, see application F) 1977 Palm Change 1 & 2 7
Jean Faré Variation of a Palm Palm top card in action of cutting the deck (mentioned in "Variations of a Palm" by Ed Marlo, New Tops no. 15, Nov 1975) 1977 Card Tricks, French Style 11
Ken Krenzel Fan Steal varation on Cornelius' method 1978 The Card Classics of Ken Krenzel 186
John Benzais Kard Kop deal cop 1978 The Card Classics of Ken Krenzel 105
Gene Maze Unit Grip 1978 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 1 No. 4) 45
Dai Vernon Vernon Card Change using Tenkai Palm, dated 1953 1978 Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 59
Ross Bertram The Pivot Change using Tenkai Palm 1978 Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 61
Ross Bertram Classic to Tenkai Palm Transfer 1978 Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 64
Ross Bertram Bertram's One-Hand Card Change using Tenkai Palm 1978 Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 66
Martin A. Nash Holding Out interlocking finger display 1979 Sleight Unseen 348
Martin A. Nash Triple Clip-Steal, The - e) 2) The Tenkai Palm 1979 Sleight Unseen 348
Edward Marlo Direct Transposition cards on top of two halves transpose, Tenkai palm, simulated placement and tabled palm varied by "Direct Transposition" (Ken Simmons, 1981) 1979 Marlo's Magazine Volume 3 347
Unknown Tenkai Steal from small packet 1979 Card Cavalcade Finale 113
Gene Maze Unit Grip 1979 CardMagic 18
Unknown Angle Palm 1979 CardMagic 20
Edward Marlo Rise-Rise-Rise Cop 1979 CardMagic 37
Unknown Transfer from Classic to Angle Palm 1979 CardMagic 152
Dai Vernon Card Against Body Subtlety 1979 CardMagic 152
Cliff Green Ninety Percent Perfect Steal inspired by "Miracle Change No. 1" (Edward Marlo, 1954) 1979 CardMagic 172
Cliff Green Ninety Percent Perfect Change inspired by "Miracle Change No. 1" (Edward Marlo, 1954) 1979 CardMagic 172
Slydini The Slydini Aces aces pushed in center, stolen out 1979 The Magical World of Slydini 27
Karl Fulves One-Hand Tenkai card distributed on table, yet performer finds a specific card, featuring one-handed Tenkai palm 1979 The Chronicles (Issue 23) 1291
Edward Marlo Deal Switch card is Tenkai palmed as cards are counted on table 1980 Marlo's Magazine Volume 4 52
Edward Marlo Deal Switch - Different Handling card is Tenkai palmed as cards are counted on table 1980 Marlo's Magazine Volume 4 54
Edward Marlo Deal Switch - 3rd Handling card is Tenkai palmed as cards are counted on table 1980 Marlo's Magazine Volume 4 57
Edward Marlo Diagonal Steal 1980 Marlo's Magazine Volume 4 262
Ross Bertram Insertion Tenkai Steal no credit, for credit information see reference see also "Insertion Tenkai Steal" (Ross Bertram, 2003) 1980 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 3 No. 3) 318
Gene Maze Unit Grip and Rest Positions 1980 The Gene Maze Card Book 10
Gene Maze SingleCard card is switched while turning it over on the table see also "Face Up to Face Down Switch" (Gene Maze, 1998) 1980 The Gene Maze Card Book 12
Gene Maze Black Jack Switch 1980 The Gene Maze Card Book 13
Gene Maze The Utility Swipe card steal from a small packet see also "The Packet-Display Palm" (Dai Vernon, 1987) 1980 The Gene Maze Card Book 27
Gene Maze Subtraction Move bottom card of packet via Kelly Bottom Placement 1980 The Gene Maze Card Book 36
Edward Marlo & Gene Maze Deal Switch see also "Deal Switch" (Edward Marlo, 1980) 1980 The Gene Maze Card Book 43
Unknown Gambler's Center Steal as top half is replaced on tabled half 1980 The Gene Maze Card Book 42
Gene Maze Tabled Deal Steal stealing a card second from a packet while dealing from tabled packet 1980 The Gene Maze Card Book 62
Edward Marlo & Gene Maze The Shelf and Its Use building a shelf, how to steal cards into the unit grip, tips, see also New Tops vol. 14 / Marlo's M.I.N.T. II ( p. 163ff) 1980 The Gene Maze Card Book 66
Gene Maze The Multiple BlackJack Switch 1980 The Gene Maze Card Book 81
Gene Maze The Square-Up Load in center of deck, tabled 1980 The Gene Maze Card Book 87
Andrew Pargeter Tenkai Cop bottom palm 1980 Pabular (Vol. 6 No. 9) 911
Cliff Green 90% Perfect Change see also "Miracle Change No. 1" (Edward Marlo, 1954) 1981 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 4 No. 10) 548
John Benzais & Edward Marlo Simulated Placement Benzais Cop, see tip on page 14 1981 21st Century Card Magic 13
Edward Marlo Turnover Cop handling for Benzais Cop 1981 21st Century Card Magic 14
Edward Marlo Marlo's Simulated Placement 1982 Card Finesse 100
Derek Dingle & Larry Jennings Technical Refinement of LJ's Angle Palm Steal inspired by "L.J. Angle Steal" (Larry Jennings, 1977) 1982 The Complete Works of Derek Dingle 172
Tenkai Ishida & Ross Bertram The Tenkai Palm Placement correct position 1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 141
Ross Bertram To Palm the Top Card into Tenkai Palm 1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 143
Ross Bertram With a Card in the Tenkai Position what to do while holding out 1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 144
Ross Bertram To Replace the Tenkai-Palmed Card 1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 146
Ross Bertram From the Classic Palm to the Tenkai Palm 1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 147
Ross Bertram To Palm the Top Card and Transfer it to the Tenkai Palm 1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 148
Ross Bertram The Side Steal into Tenkai 1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 148
Ross Bertram Exercise palming bottom card into Tenkai palm and replacing it, Kelly mechanics 1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 148
Ross Bertram The Flasher bottom card comes to top, Tenkai Palm Transfer 1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 156
Ross Bertram Tabled Tenkai Palm Replacement 1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 157
Ross Bertram An Uplifting Application 1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 158
Ross Bertram Tabled Tenkai Palm Pivot Replacement 1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 162
Ross Bertram A Tenkai Switch tabled lap sweep 1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 163
Ross Bertram Top Card Switch While Holding Out starts and ends with Tenkai palmed card and deck in left hand 1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 165
Ross Bertram Another Holdout Change 1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 166
Ross Bertram An Unusual Change using Tenkai Palm 1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 168
Ross Bertram Angles about angles of Tenkai Palm 1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 171
Unknown Tenkai Palm against Body 1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 182
Ross Bertram Production from Tenkai Palm 1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 184
Ross Bertram Summary Tenkai palm comments 1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 186
Edward Marlo & Harry Lorayne Convincing Control to Bottom or Tenkai Palm starting at step 7, for Lorayne-credit see Apocalypse, page 1092 see also "Lorayne's New Fan Steal" (Harry Lorayne, 1975) 1984 Marlo's Magazine Volume 5 118
Edward Marlo In Passing Palms while right hand passes across deck, from deck and packet 1984 Marlo's Magazine Volume 5 153
Edward Marlo Second Application one-handed push-out technique, center to right Tenkai palm, curling right hand to fist with palmed card 1984 Marlo's Magazine Volume 5 172
Edward Marlo The Fingertip Peek Steal fingertip peek handling, to top or Tenkai palm 1984 Marlo's Magazine Volume 5 173
Edward Marlo Tenkai Palm to Gambler's Flat Palm Transition step 8 1984 Marlo's Magazine Volume 5 174
Edward Marlo Face Up Benzais Cop 1984 Marlo's Magazine Volume 5 235
Edward Marlo Gambler's Falt to Tenkai Transition right hand 1984 Marlo's Magazine Volume 5 244
Edward Marlo Basic Production Move apparently turning over top card of tabled deck but producing from a stack of palmed cards 1984 Marlo's Magazine Volume 5 244
Dai Vernon Vernon Change Tenkai Palm 1984 Marlo's Magazine Volume 5 239
Edward Marlo Table Palm 1985 Best of Friends - Volume II 46
Jonathan Townsend Tenkai Palm Scoop Up Replacement as spread deck is scooped up 1985 Best of Friends - Volume II 50
Edward Marlo Rise-Rise-Rise Cop 1985 Close-Up of the Damned 33
Edward Marlo Rise, Rise, Rise 1985/87 Daryl's Ambitious Card Omnibus 69
Dai Vernon The Rising Sun very clean phase, one-handed Tenkai Switch 1987 The Vernon Chronicles - Volume 1 164
David Regal Easy Fan Steal Tenkai, similar to Cornelius Steal 1987 Star Quality - The Magic of David Regal 276
Joseph K. Schmidt Greek Break Applications getting into Greek Break, palming cards off into Tenkai Palm from Greek Break 1987 Epoptica (Issue 8) 471
Rick Johnsson IBGTH Switch 1987 Mind, Myth & Magick (Section "T.A.R.O.T.") 768
Gene Maze Trypswitch three gambling type switches using lapping 1988 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 11 No. 9) 1545
Dai Vernon Tenkai-palm Switch 1988 The Vernon Chronicles - Volume 2 104
Edward Marlo Flexible Move top card face up into right hand finger clip or Tenkai palm 1988 Marlo's Magazine Volume 6 9
Edward Marlo Angle Palm Steal see also "L.J. Angle Steal" (Larry Jennings, 1986) 1988 Marlo's Magazine Volume 6 51
Edward Marlo Rise, Rise, Rise 1988 New Magic Of Japan 14
Harvey Rosenthal & Frank Thompson Variations of Multi Shift
- reversing cards (Rosenthal)
- palming cards in classic palm (Thompson)
- palming cards in Tenkai palm (Rosenthal)
inspired by "Multi Shift" (Frank Thompson, 1989) 1989 The Multiple Shift 4
Harvey Rosenthal Center Load from Tenkai Palm see also "Jet Set" (Harvey Rosenthal, 1977) 1989 The Multiple Shift 5
John Benzais & Ken Krenzel JB Kop with some finesses 1990 Close-up Impact! 64
Edward Marlo Fingertip Side Steals four methods 1990 That's It 1
Edward Marlo Change Over Palm Longitudinal Clip position to Tenkai or Longitudinal Palm 1990 That's It 3
Wesley James Tenkai Palm Steal of bottom card of small packet 1990 Pasteboard Perpensions 39
Unknown Tenkai Deal Cop 1990 Pasteboard Perpensions 50
John Cornelius & Alexander de Cova Cornelius Card Control fan steal, "Durchschuss" 1992 Ein Profi packt aus... 169
Edward Marlo Tabled Tenkai Palm face up 1993 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 16 No. 9) 2266
Ernest Earick Broadside Center Steal centre to right Tenkai palm, with replacement to bottom 1993 By Forces Unseen 55
Ernest Earick Tenkai Palm, modified 1993 By Forces Unseen 56
Jose Hernandez So Pretty tenkai center steal 1994 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 17 No. 7) 2377
Gene Maze Unit Grip discussion of position 1994 Gene Maze And The Art Of Bottom Dealing 57
Gene Maze Unit Grip Addition two cards become 5 1994 Gene Maze And The Art Of Bottom Dealing 135
Gene Maze Deal Steal Deal Cop handling see also "The JB Kard Kop" (John Benzais, 1962) 1994 Gene Maze And The Art Of Bottom Dealing 154
Gene Maze Basic Unit Grip Switch 1994 Gene Maze And The Art Of Bottom Dealing 160
Gene Maze Unit Grip Addition onto packet 1994 Gene Maze And The Art Of Bottom Dealing 177
Gene Maze Unit Grip Steal from small packet 1994 Gene Maze And The Art Of Bottom Dealing 186
Gene Maze Unit Grip Addition to small packet 1994 Gene Maze And The Art Of Bottom Dealing 188
Unknown Tenkai Palm Steal from top of the deck 1996 The Trapdoor - Volume Three (Issue 61) 1182
Gene Maze Show and Steal three cards 1997 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 20 No. 7) 2809
Gene Maze Partial Side Steal 1997 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 20 No. 9) 2842
Edward Marlo & Ken Krenzel Adjustment Misdirection to add palm in Tenkai Palm see also "Adjustment Misdirection" (Edward Marlo, 1957) 1997 Ingenuities 22
Unknown Bottom Tenkai Palm bottom card into right hand, here called Marlo Palm Position 1997 Ingenuities 139
Edward Marlo Rise-Rise-Rise Tabled Palm 1997 Ingenuities 183
John Benzais Benzais Cop 1998 The Trapdoor - Volume Three (Issue 68) 1398
Gene Maze Face Up to Face Down Switch see also "SingleCard" (Gene Maze, 1980) 1998 The Trapdoor - Volume Three (Issue 68) 1398
Dai Vernon Tenkai Palm Switch 1999 Drawing Room Deceptions 79
Guy Hollingworth Methods of controlling & palming. One multiple cards, all around square up cover 1999 Drawing Room Deceptions 133
Edward Marlo & Barry Price The Miracle Card Change with flat palm handling for more cover see also "Miracle Change No. 1" (Edward Marlo, 1954) 2000 Palming: For The Terrified 16
Tenkai Ishida Tenkai Palm 2003 Tricks 56
Ross Bertram Insertion Tenkai Steal while inserting double card in deck 2003 Tricks 59
Harvey Rosenthal A Fan-Tastic Control to top or to Tenkai Palm 2003 Penumbra (Issue 6) 12
Nicholas Einhorn Pseudo-Expo card palmed into right hand Tenkai palm as top half is replaced 2004 World Tour Lecture Notes - Set 1 10
Wesley James Low Lateral Conversions - Low Lateral Palm to Gambler's Flat Palm
- Low Lateral Palm to Tenkai/Slydini/Marlo Palm
- Low Lateral Palm to Bold Steal
- Gambler's Flat Palm to Low Lateral Palm
- Tenkai to Low Lateral Palm
- Bold Steal to Low Lateral Palm
- To and From Gambler's Flat Palm
2004 Enchantments 364
Larry Jennings L.J. Angle Steal from center, described as a control to top 2005 Up In Smoke 4
Shane Cobalt Tenkai Palm Cleanup 2012 Chasing Dovetails 23
Tenkai Ishida & Patrick Lehnen Tenkai Vanish 2013 Lecture Notes 6
Roberto Giobbi Grips on the Cold Deck - Flat-Palm Grip
- Tenkai Grip
- Deep Dealing Position
2013 The Art of Switching Decks 14
Unknown Lateral to Deep Tenkai Palm 2015 Renovations 14
Edward Marlo & Alex Hansford Deliberate Side Steal to Tenkai Palm inspired by "The Deliberate Side-Steal" (Edward Marlo, 1957) 2016 Sprezzatura 6
Alex Hansford Thoughts on the Tenkai Palm 2016 Sprezzatura 4