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Charles T. Jordan The Poker Shark performer's hand transforms to beat the other players, set-up 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 367
Theodore Annemann Poker Plus three hands, performer's hand changes twice, each time to beat the spectator's hands 1939 The Incorporated Strange Secrets 16
Edward Marlo The Magical Gambler performer gets queens, spectator kings, queens change to aces 1942 Deck Deception 20
Tan Hock Chuan R. & S. Poker Hand Routine pair of deuces changes into Royal Flush, backs change as well, partial rough-smooth 1948 Rough & Smooth Possibilities 3
John Scarne Scarne's Drunken Poker Deal Poker hands dealt from deck shuffled face up/down, final poker hand transformation (drunk man presentation) varied by "Poker Dream" (George Schindler, 1973) 1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 124
Dai Vernon Royal Monte "A Lesson in Artistic Card Handling" varied by "Royal Monte" (Edward Marlo & Dai Vernon & Harry Blackstone, 1974),
""Roy"-al Monte" (Roy Walton, 1975),
"Added Attraction" (Gerald Deutsch, 1980)
1954 Stars of Magic (Vol. 12 No. 1) 158
Harry Lorayne & Dai Vernon & Sam Schwartz Push-Through Poker four cards change to complete royal flush 1962 Close-up Card Magic 207
Al Leech Five Aces into Aces 1965 Super Card Man Stuff 43
Edward Marlo Effect 4 Queen and Ten visually change into 2 Queens 1968 On the Acrobatic Cards 15
Bob Koch Visible Poker Hand Change three acrobatic flap cards, "Zapped!" 1968 On the Acrobatic Cards 80
Edward Marlo The Surprise Packet card in named hand shown indifferent during poker deal, they change into Aces, possible follow-up to Collins Aces 1970 Hierophant (Issue 3) 140
David Solomon Second Power Poker & Lead-In aces travel to top, odd-backed aces stacked in deck, transform into Royal Flush (that now has odd backs) and others get good hands (Power Poker originally Talisman 1/11) inspired by "The Colorful Demonstration" (Ron Ferris, Linking Ring, Jan. 1969),
"Power Poker" (Michael Skinner, 1982)
1971 Kabbala - Volume 1 (Vol. 1 No. 3) 18
Brother John Hamman Royal Gambol cards of a mediocre poker hand in row on table, some cards are exchanged, royal flush varied by "A Fine Hand" (Jerry K. Hartman, 1975) 1972 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7 No. 7th Folio) 533
Lin Searles Crossroader five-card poker hand spread face-down, center card is red-backed Queen of Spades, one card exchanged, now all have different colored backs 1973 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 8th Folio) 671
Edward Marlo & Brother John Hamman Double Surprise version of Hamman's "Mumble Jumble", partial rough-smooth 1974 The Unexpected Card Book 42
Edward Marlo & Dai Vernon & Harry Blackstone Royal Monte Royal Flush to Four Tens to Royal Flush, ungaffed inspired by "Royal Monte" (Dai Vernon, 1954) 1974 The Unexpected Card Book 113
Roy Walton "Roy"-al Monte inspired by "Royal Monte" (Dai Vernon, 1954) 1975 Card Cavalcade 3 49
Gene Maze Bust-Out! aces dealt to table, other hand changes to aces and aces to straight flush 1975 Afterthoughts 105
Jerry K. Hartman A Fine Hand five random cards are exchanged according to spectator's wishes, royal flush inspired by "Royal Gambol" (Brother John Hamman, 1972) 1975 Epilogue (Section "Special No 1") 241
Derek Dingle Outflushed four spot cards change to four tens and then to a royal flush, gaffed version see also "Outflushed" (Derek Dingle, 1982) 1975 (ca.) Additional Deceptions 10
Roy Walton A/Poker 1976 Epilogue (Section "Special No 4") 289
Brother John Hamman Magician vs. Gambler ten card poker deal, hands transform multiple times, gaffed also published as "Magician Versus Gambler" (Brother John Hamman, 1989) 1976 Kabbala - Volume 3 (Vol. 3 No. 1) 11
Sam Schwartz The Lazy Gambler pokerhand gets better multiple times, changes into Royal Flush as finale see also "No. 1 With A Bullet" (Karl Fulves, 1989) 1978 The Chronicles (Issue 4) 1097
Karl Fulves Krazy Poker "Two Tricks"
poker hand with five Aces, two of them change to selections
1979 The Chronicles (Issue 23) 1290
Derek Dingle Gambler's Dream poker hand changes and twists, two double facers 1979 The Chronicles (Issue 24) 1295
Edward Marlo Visual Poker Hand Change aces are laid down face up and change into royal flush varied by "The Drop Switch" (Edward Marlo & James Swain, 1999) 1980 Marlo's Magazine Volume 4 112
Edward Marlo The Visual Poker Routine poker hands change 1980 Marlo's Magazine Volume 4 245
Edward Marlo Commercial Poker poker hands change, fake indices at non-index corners 1980 Marlo's Magazine Volume 4 248
Edward Marlo A Presentational Angle inspired by "Commercial Poker" (Edward Marlo, 1980) 1980 Marlo's Magazine Volume 4 253
Gerald Deutsch Added Attraction inspired by "Royal Monte" (Dai Vernon, 1954) 1980 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 3 No. 5) 343
Karl Fulves Kannibal Draw Poker Problem #1, poker hand with jacks, added cards vanish, transformation into Royal Flush, posed as a problem 1981 Octet 8
Roy Walton Snap Royalty five cards change into Royal Flush, using Snap-Over Change varied by "Fast Flush" (Karl Fulves, 1981) 1981 Octet 39
Karl Fulves Fast Flush five cards change into Royal Flush inspired by "Snap Royalty" (Roy Walton, 1981) 1981 Octet 45
Karl Fulves Hocus Poker four fours with face-down card in middle shown, packet turned over to show "hole card" which is also a four, then other four cards change to aces see also "Hocus Poker" (Karl Fulves, 1982),
"Hocus Poker Handling" (Karl Fulves, 1997)
1981 Octet 57
Karl Fulves Packet Poker no-deck version of "Hocus Poker" see also "Hocus Poker" (Karl Fulves, 1981) 1981 Octet 59
Karl Fulves Baby Face Poker Problem #8, 5 indifferent cards change into miniature Royal Flush, or jumbo size poker hand, no method 1981 Octet 75
Derek Dingle Outflushed gaffed and impromptu handling see also "Outflushed" (Derek Dingle, 1975 (ca.)) 1982 The Complete Works of Derek Dingle 48
Derek Dingle Poor Charlie gaffed, rainbow backs 1982 The Complete Works of Derek Dingle 126
Frank Garcia I Win, You Lose! cards transform some times, gambling presentation 1982 The Close-up Magic of Frank Garcia - Part I 69
Karl Fulves Discard Draw two pairs change into the aces inspired by "Double Deland" (J. W. Sarles) 1982 Hocus Poker 24
Karl Fulves Tactics four spot cards & 4 picture cards, "Pair Poker", spot cards transform into kings 1982 Six Impromptu Card Tricks 47
Sam Schwartz Las Vegas Straight hole card Nine of Hearts, other cards almost make it a straight flush in hearts, other cards change to Clubs, then hole card to Ace of Clubs
effect by Fulves, method by Schwartz
varied by "Atlantic City Stud" (Karl Fulves, 1982) 1982 Las Vegas Straight 1
Karl Fulves Atlantic City Stud handling variation inspired by "Las Vegas Straight" (Sam Schwartz, 1982) 1982 Las Vegas Straight 4
Mike Schwartz Fast Four poker hand of two pairs instantly changes into four Tens 1982 Fast Four 1
Karl Fulves Pseudo Pswitch poker hand transforms into Aces with pseudo move 1983 Hardcore Aces 4
Warren Stephens & Harry Lorayne Straight and Narrow drawing to straight flush 1984 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 7 No. 11) 988
Brother John Hamman Flash Poker pair of deuces changes into two jacks, then three deuces, then full house, then royal flush, ungaffed 1985 The Collected Almanac (Vol. 3 No. 28,29&30) 290
Brother John Hamman The Poker Palm Shift poker hand changed 4 times on deck, ungaffed varied by "Poker Palm Shift Variation" (Paul Gertner & Brother John Hamman, 1994) 1985 The Collected Almanac (Vol. 3 No. 28,29&30) 296
Jerry K. Hartman & Karl Fulves Stack Knack plot by Fulves, tabled switch 1985 The Collected Almanac (Vol. 3 No. 31,32&33) 324
Juan Tamariz The Poker Demonstration performer's hand is transformed to beat spectator's hand 1988 The Five Points in Magic 56
Karl Fulves Card Counter two Twos, one put away, he now has three Threes, repeated with Fours, then Royal Flush, posed as problem 1988 Interlocutor (Issue 47) 191
Judge Frank Price The Muleshoe Gambler see also "Trost on "The Muleshoe Gambler"" (Nick Trost & Judge Frank Price, 2008) 1989 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 12 No. 9) 1681
Brother John Hamman Dead-Man's Hand odd-backed pokerhand transforms 1989 The Secrets of Brother John Hamman 15
Brother John Hamman The Lollapalooza Hand in effect two pokerhands transpose 1989 The Secrets of Brother John Hamman 118
Brother John Hamman Flash Poker poker hand changes five times, on deck 1989 The Secrets of Brother John Hamman 171
Brother John Hamman The Poker Palm Shift poker hand changes four times varied by "Shifty Poker Palm" (Billy McDonnell, 1994),
"The Teacher" (Shigeo Futagawa, 1995)
1989 The Secrets of Brother John Hamman 177
Brother John Hamman Magician Versus Gambler ten card poker deal, hands transform multiple times, gaffed also published as "Magician vs. Gambler" (Brother John Hamman, 1976) 1989 The Secrets of Brother John Hamman 180
Karl Fulves No. 1 With A Bullet poker hand gets better every time it's displayed and the cards get bullet holes, posed as problem see also "The Lazy Gambler" (Sam Schwartz, 1978) 1989 Kaleidoscope 30
Karl Fulves Strip Stack pairs of Twos through Sixes are upjogged and then squared, one shuffle and deal for two players, both get straights, one hand changes to Aces inspired by "Anytime Poker" (Karl Fulves, 1983) 1989 The Multiple Shift 21
Karl Fulves Daley Deal - Gaffed card addenda (with optional transformation climax) 1991 28 Card Tricks 24
Jack Carpenter The Seattle Switch poker hands with aces and kings transpose one by one, one changes to royal flush 1992 Modus Operandi 114
James Swain The Big Stack dealt poker hand of four aces transforms into royal flush. All other hands are shown as royal flushes as kicker 1992 Don't Blink 23
Karl Fulves X's Are Aces four random cards are openly stacked for 2 and then become aces when dealt 1994 Crooked Tales 24
Paul Gertner & Brother John Hamman Poker Palm Shift Variation poker hand changes multiple times
- Displaying the First Hand
- The Hand Changes to Contain Thee of a Kind
- The Hand Changes to Four of a Kind
- The Hand Changes to a Royal Flush
inspired by "The Poker Palm Shift" (Brother John Hamman, 1985) 1994 Steel and Silver 115
Billy McDonnell Shifty Poker Palm flush changes into full house, five aces and royal flush inspired by "The Poker Palm Shift" (Brother John Hamman, 1989) 1994 The Trapdoor - Volume Three (Issue 53) 984
Shigeo Futagawa The Teacher poker hand changes three times inspired by "The Poker Palm Shift" (Brother John Hamman, 1989) 1995 The Trapdoor - Volume Three (Issue 56) 1063
Nick Trost The Five-Ace Poker Hand varied by "Generic Deck Version" (Nick Trost, 1997) 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 25
Nick Trost Trost on "Matching the Cards" Four jacks change to Aces, with blank deck ending inspired by "Herbert Milton's Rendition of Matching the Cards" (Lewis Ganson, Matching the Cards, 1977),
see also "Correcting a Mistake" (Hatton & Plate, Magician's Tricks: How They Are Done, 1910)
1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 184
Nick Trost Maxi-Twisto Twisting the Aces with Royal Flush ending inspired by "A Twist on Maxi" (Mike Gallo, Genii, August 1986),
see also "Maxi-Twist" (Roger Smith, 1976)
1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 222
James Swain Dealing Centers/The Muck nice Switch 1999 21st Century Card Magic 140
Guy Hollingworth A Gambler's Dream indifferent to Kings to indifferent 1999 Quartet 26
David Ben Just Four Variety odd poker hand transforms into a Royal Flush 2003 Tricks 54
Karl Fulves Candy From Strangers spectator deals off the bottom and can switch with performer's hand, spectator's hand changes 2003 Hofzinser Notebook 86
David Acer Royal Flash Random poker hand changes into Royal Flush in Spades see also "Flipwich" (David Acer, 2004) 2004 Random Acts of Magic 100
Ron Bauer Win at Gin ten cards become thirteen, then some of them vanish and reappear in performer's sleeve 2006 Final(ly) Aces 18
Jack Parker Magician vs. Magician Magician recounts story of playing poker with another magician, magician ultimately wins with Royal Flush in Spades (lots of pokerhand transformations) inspired by "A Logical Lesson" (John C. Wagner & Syd Segal, 2005) 2007 52 Memories 27
Nick Trost & Brother John Hamman Wild Bill's Poker Hand I 2008 Subtle Card Creations - Volume 1 102
Nick Trost & Brother John Hamman Wild Bill's Poker Hand II 2008 Subtle Card Creations - Volume 1 104
Nick Trost & Judge Frank Price Trost on "The Muleshoe Gambler" gaffed inspired by "The Muleshoe Gambler" (Judge Frank Price, 1989) 2008 Subtle Card Creations - Volume 1 160
Jack Carpenter & Steve Ehlers The Legend of Silas Greene two poker hands dealt, three of a kind and Kings, former hand changes to Aces, then perfect bridge deal, rhyming patter inspired by "Silas and the Slickers" (1939) 2017 The Expert's Portfolio No. 2 75