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Frank Travers Gambler at Large! stack for demo with several games (Poker, Blackjack, Bridge) see also "Fantasist at the Card Table" (Roberto Giobbi & Frank Travers & Dai Vernon, 2003) 1937 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 39) 257
Henry Christ Mathematical Black Jacks black jacks are located via counting, see also Charles Jordan's "The Keystone Card Discovery" varied by "Mathejack" (Karl Fulves & Henry Christ, 1989) 1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 72) 485
Frank Travers big deal? "Rapid Set-up" & "Expert Deal", 2 special full deck stacks for Stud Poker, Draw Poker, Black Jack, Bridge, Rhummy 1941 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 142) 799
Paul Studham & Unknown Black Jack Magic 1942 Ireland's Yearbooks (Section "Yearbook 1942") 21
Edward Marlo Marlo's Gambling Routine no set-up, faro shuffle
- Poker-Rummy-Pinochle
- Black Jack
- The Sucker Hand
- Bridge Honors
1947 Marlo In Spades 10
Edward Marlo For Cheaters Only punch deal 1947 Marlo In Spades 26
Tony Corinda Some More Tricks Using the Eight Kings Stack (a) Blackjack (Pontoon), winning deal for two people
(b) behind back top card is reversed in the deck, card divined
(c) three cards in pocket one is selected, fishing
varied by "A Simple Divination Effect" (Richard Osterlind, 1983) 1958 Mnemonics and Mental Systems 75
Ron Ferris Black Magic any number of hands, performer wins 1969 Expert Card Mysteries 85
Allan Slaight Top Twenty Poker, Gin, Blackjack combination 1973 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 9) 637
Karl Fulves Lottery spectator chooses right card to fill a 21 hand see also "Open Selection" (Francis Haxton, 1979),
"Redblackjack" (Karl Fulves, 1989),
varied by "Prelude" (Allen Lang, 1979),
"Lottery" (Dan MacMillan, 1981)
1977 Packet Switches (Part Four) 258
Allan Ackerman Blackjack Player's Delight 1978 Here's My Card 94
Paul Harris & Looy Simonoff Stapled! two jokers stapled back to back, one of them transposes with selection
- Presentation Idea - Stapled Blackjack
1978 Las Vegas Close-Up 19
Allan Slaight Unkindest Cut Of All rummy and blackjack deal featuring a winning blackjack stack varied by "Apocalypse Variaions Or Additions" (Melvin Anderson, 1980),
"Continued" (Allan Slaight, 1982)
1979 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 2 No. 4) 186
Paul Gertner Black Jack patter routine with four ace kicker see also "Black Jack Versus Poker" (Edward Marlo, 1993) 1979 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 2 No. 6) 214
Karl Fulves The Hole Card Routine small packet blackjack sequence, at one point spectator gets "hole card" with actual hole
- The Cheat Phase
- The Finish
- You Want Footnotes?
1979 The Topological False Count 15
Paul Harris Black Jack Challenge four blackjacks are produced, kings and aces transpose, aces change into royal flush
- Cutting for Black Jacks
- Black Jack Exchange
- Royal Black Jack
1979 Close-up Entertainer 24
Melvin Anderson Apocalypse Variaions Or Additions blackjack stack, Gin Rummy inspired by "Unkindest Cut Of All" (Allan Slaight, 1979) 1980 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 3 No. 2) 304
Father Cyprian The No-Name Game deck cut and top four cards distributed, replaced, 4 blackjack games played and the 4 spectators' cards make perfect hands 1980 Curioser 56
Karl Fulves Beat The System gag money making schemes
(A) The Post Office
(B) Ultimate Blackjack System
1980 Interlocutor (Issue 42) 165
Richard Kaufman & Howard Schwarzman Ethereal BlackJack No. 1 three phases, performer wins, then he wins with one card with the 2nd card appearing, then with no card with both cards appearing from empty hands, 4 handlings of final phase 1981 Cardworks 128
Ken Krenzel & Richard Kaufman Ethereal BlackJack No. 2 same as No. 1, but seated 1981 Cardworks 135
Karl Fulves & Gene Maze Basic Black Poker Problem #4, black jack handed to spectator and five cards dealt into face-down row, spectator finds Ace to make Black Jack, other four cards are deuces 1981 Octet 34
Dan MacMillan Lottery three cards face-down on table, spectator puts ace on the right one to complete a blackjack hand inspired by "Lottery" (Karl Fulves, 1977),
varied by "Playing Against Odds" (Ken Simmons, 1981)
1981 Cards - With a Different Touch 50
Ken Simmons Playing Against Odds spectator selects right card from 5-card packet to complete blackjack hand, three methods inspired by "Lottery" (Dan MacMillan, 1981) 1981 Cards - With a Different Touch 51
Ken Simmons Technicolor Playing Against Odds spectator selects right card from odd-backed 5-card packet to complete blackjack hand, then this card changes back color to match 1981 Cards - With a Different Touch 53
Ken Simmons Technicolor Playing Against Odds No. 2 spectator selects right card from odd-backed 5-card packet to complete blackjack hand, then other four cards change back color 1981 Cards - With a Different Touch 54
Paul Harris Hit Me Again three jacks dealt, one switched with Ace to make 21 1981 Close-up Fantasies Finalé 149
Allan Slaight Continued combined with Stud Poker and Lie-Speller inspired by "Unkindest Cut Of All" (Allan Slaight, 1979) 1982 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 5 No. 5) 633
Joseph K. Schmidt Blackjack Rules as replay to "Doing the Splits" (Vol. 6 No. 10) 1982 Pabular (Vol. 7 No. 3) 1011
Edward Marlo Black Jack spectator finds ace of spades to make perfect black jack hand 1984 Marlo's Magazine Volume 5 280
Paul Harris Seductive Switch "switching" a folded card with unfolded card, using an impromptu fake index 1984 Close-up Seductions 10
Frank Zak The Dealer Wins two card change two times, Black Jack presentation 1984 Fork Full of Appetizers - Book 2 75
Bob King Drunken Black Jack using flap gaff 1988 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 11 No. 8) 1534
Burton Williams Cheating at Single Deck 21 using Slugs two methods for (real) cheating:
- Taking Off the House
- Taking Off the Players
1988 Epoptica (Issue 11) 540
Karl Fulves Clocking The Deck clock layout on table, made smaller and smaller via elimination, Blackjack remains inspired by "Inch By Inch" (Karl Fulves, 1988) 1988 The Chronicles (Issue 31) 1369
Karl Fulves Dealdown four perfect blackjacks produced see also "Outnumbered" (Karl Fulves, 1989) 1988 The Chronicles (Issue 31) 1370
Karl Fulves & Henry Christ Mathejack four jacks produced after some counting inspired by "Mathematical Black Jacks" (Henry Christ, 1939) 1989 Kaleidoscope 9
Karl Fulves Redblackjack out of five cards spectator picks the right one to complete his blackjack, "The Red Prediction" see also "Lottery" (Karl Fulves, 1977),
varied by "Strathjack" (Roy Walton, 1989)
1989 Kaleidoscope 32
Roy Walton Strathjack inspired by "Redblackjack" (Karl Fulves, 1989) 1989 Kaleidoscope 33
Harry Levine The Real Las Vegas Split two deuces are split into aces , a card is dealt on each ace forming a blackjack 1989 The Trapdoor - Volume Two (Issue 31) 556
Ernest Earick One Shuffle - One Winner black jack for any number of players from shuffled deck 1993 By Forces Unseen 173
Edward Marlo Black Jack Versus Poker four ace kicker, three methods inspired by "Black Jack" (Paul Gertner, 1979) 1993 The Olram File (Issue 15) 9
Chuck Smith Blackjack Demo featuring a "never lose"-stack for blackjack 1994 What If? 17
Karl Fulves Blue Moon blackjacks chosen despite random cuts and then counting to 26th card, spectator's blackjack changes back color 1994 Crooked Tales 25
Paul Gertner Black Jack Surprise bust blackjack hand changes into four aces 1994 Steel and Silver 113
Darwin Ortiz Beat the Dealer short blackjack routine 1995 Cardshark 146
Karl Fulves Blackjack For Three riffle stacking 1995 Setting Up Exercises 59
Paul Harris Blackjack Challenge four blackjacks are produced, kings and aces transpose, aces change into royal flush 1996 The Art of Astonishment - Book 2 (Section "Close-up Entertainer") 125
Paul Harris Seductive Switch "switching" a folded card with unfolded card, using an impromptu fake index 1996 The Art of Astonishment - Book 3 (Section "Close-up Seductions") 167
Karl Fulves Blackjack Cut moving slug of high cards to bottom after shuffle and cut by shill 1996 Blocking Off 165
Karl Fulves Bait & Switch using 6 decks for blackjack game 1996 Blocking Off 167
Nick Trost Special-Deck Blackjack-Poker Deal Blackjack and poker combined demo 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 265
Wesley James Sneaky Pete's Anytime Blackjack Saloon story presentation, using Tabled Bottom Deal 1997 The Magical Record and Thoughts of Wesley James 20
Peter Duffie & Gene Maze Hudson's Hawk Two spectators get perfect Blackjacks from randomized half of the deck by themselves, hands off 1997 Effortless Card Magic 157
Andrew Wimhurst The Natural cards are dealt, shuffled, dealt, same cards 1998 Down Under Deals 55
Karl Fulves A Gambling Effect performer memorizes a string of cards, then deals 7 blackjack hands and knows who has a good hand 1998 Combo 2
Karl Fulves The Dealer's Game memorizing the high cards at blackjack, with practicing tips 1998 Combo 15
Karl Fulves Advantage Play 1998 Combo 17
Karl Fulves Tracking dealing out 16 blackjack hands and memorizing the good ones 1998 Combo 19
Karl Fulves Count Without Words "The Second Layout", blackjack memory demonstration 1998 Mutus Nomen 23
Karl Fulves The Card Counter "The Judah Shuffle", 10s through Aces used for blackjack presentation, 3 spectators 1998 Mutus Nomen 39
Steve Mayhew Blackjack spectator can decide if dealer should draw or not, while performer looks away, he still wins 1999 Angels May Shuffle but the Devil Still Deals 22
Steve Mayhew Blackjack Bluff four blackjacks are produced 1999 Impressing Jodie Foster 11
Andrew Wimhurst The Natural cards are dealt, shuffled, dealt, same cards 2001 Jiggery Pokery 14
Roberto Giobbi & Frank Travers & Dai Vernon Fantasist at the Card Table draw poker, stud poker, blackjack, bridge see also "Gambler at Large!" (Frank Travers, 1937) 2003 Card College - Volume 5 1285
David Solomon Dave's Game Gemini Twins with dollar bills as markers with royal flush kicker inspired by "Trait Secrets" (John Bannon & Jack Carpenter, 2004) 2004 Dear Mr. Fantasy 186
Jack Carpenter Blackjack Lesson multiple phases, ace transformation kicker see also "Fast and Loose" (Darwin Ortiz & Jack Carpenter, 2012) 2006 Pasteboard Palette 4
Jim Steinmeyer "Five Fiends" Play Blackjack with 10 card packet and stack 2006 Further Impuzzibilities 14
Jay Ose Cheating Blackjack for named number of players, wining hand at first and second player 2007 Bruce Cervon's Castle Notebooks - Volume 1 27
Karl Fulves Three-Card Blackjack all 6s, 7s, 8s used for blackjack type game, performer gives everyone 21 2007 Word Play 29
Karl Fulves Ace - Deuce - Blackjack with 12 card packet 2007 Word Play 50
Nick Trost Duck or Deal Blackjack at the end of a shuffling and dealing procedure, the spectator has created four blackjacks 2008 Subtle Card Creations - Volume 1 89
Fred Robinson Blackjack blackjack stack for heads-up game 2009 The Magic of Fred Robinson 186
Benjamin Earl The Gambling Lesson various games played, at the end spectator and performer each find four-of-a-kind inspired by "The Shuffling Lesson" (Chad Long, 1996) 2009 Gambit (Issue 1) 6
Steve Beam Ace-Split Decision set-up 2010 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 8 116
Steve Mayhew Labyrinth Blackjack authentic and clean 2011 Full Frontal Mayhew 27
Benjamin Earl Poker, Blackjack & Secret Skills short poker and blackjack deal, four court cards in aces transformation 2012 Less is More 11
Jason Ladanye Bringing Down the House missing card named, four naturals after spectators-shuffle procedure 2013 Confident Deceptions 201
Joseph Barry A Blackjack Production four blackjack hands produced 2014 Reverie 10
Paul Harris & Wayne Houchin Unshuffling R. Unshuffling Rebecca Triumph effect, end with a blackjack hand face-up in face-down deck inspired by "Unshuffling Rebecca" (Paul Harris, 1996) 2014 Remix 10
Michael Weber House Advantage number of blackjack wins predicted, Miraskill with number/face-cards 2015 The Session 2015 9
Steve Beam Moracool A "Moracle" effect which produces the four aces on top of the packets (for poker) and four jacks on the face (for blackjack). inspired by "Moracle" (Lin Searles, 1971),
see also "Binary Bypass" (Steve Beam, 2015)
2015 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 9 64
Michael Weber Killer 21 performer repeatably wins despite shuffling and cutting 2016 Operandi (Issue 1) 23
Luke Jermay Four Card Blackjack Ten Card Poker style routine for Blackjack 2017 Operandi (Issue 2) 30