Written by Darwin Ortiz

Work of Darwin Ortiz

221 pages (Hardcover), published by A-1 MagicalMedia
Illustrated with drawings by Tony Dunn.
Language: English

(88 entries)


Creators Title Comments & References Page Categories
Roberto Giobbi Foreword 1
Darwin Ortiz Introduction 7
Darwin Ortiz Déjà vu Poker four hands are redealt after shuffling, faro, Royal Flush kickerInspired by 11
Darwin Ortiz Combination Cull free cut principle, farosInspired by 14
Gene Finnell Free Cut Principle 14
Darwin Ortiz Pinky Count Divider four equal packets of twelve cards with pinky and thumb count 14
Unknown Corner Crimp inner left 15
Darwin Ortiz The Brush presentation for Daryl's effectInspired by 20
Edward Marlo Face Up Switch partial 22
Bob Veeser Veeser Count switch for a layout of the indifferent cards in an assembly 22
Daryl Martinez Rising Crime Display 23
Art Altman Altman Trap 23
Darwin Ortiz, John F. Mendoza Liar's Poker princess card trick with lie detection presentation and sucker finale à la Fingerprint Card TrickInspired by 26
Darwin Ortiz Shark Attack multiple phasesRelated to 34
Juan Tamariz Set-Up in front of Spectators setting up a small group of cards in routineRelated to 37
Unknown Tabled Slip Cut 38
Darwin Ortiz Raw Deal punch deal, dealing royal flush 44
Darwin Ortiz The Professional poker and bridgeInspired by
  • "Johnny Mnemonic" (Andrew Wimhurst, The Card Artistry of Andrew Wimhurst, video)
  • "The Expert at the Bridge Table" (The Card Artistry of Andrew Wimhurst, video)
Laurie Ireland Ireland Shuffle 49
S. W. Erdnase Erdnase Shuffle four cards, brief 49
Darwin Ortiz God of Gamblers elaborate center deal demo, Steve Mayhew phaseInspired by 54
Darwin Ortiz Strip-Out Shuffle with Block Transfer 56
Daryl Martinez Triumph Cutting Display for red black mixture 57
Larry Jennings Stud Bottom Deal 62
Darwin Ortiz No Way Out apparent failure in bet presentationInspired byVariations 66
August Roterberg Push-In Change 67
Darwin Ortiz Ortiz Bottom Palm 68
Darwin Ortiz Pocket Money two cards, different pockets 72
Steve Bedwell Pocket Chute tunnel from inner breast pocket to outer pocket 72
Peter Duffie Pocket Ruse producing two cards from different pockets with one palmAlso published here 74
Darwin Ortiz Smart Money three cards, three pockets 76
S. W. Erdnase Erdnase Top Palm 77
Darwin Ortiz Maximum Risk catch 22, memorized deckInspired by
  • "One in Fifty-Two Bet" (Lennart Green, Green Magic Vol. 3, video)
Darwin Ortiz Sinister Glimpse for left handed performers 81
Jason England Maximum Risk - Impromptu Version catch 22Inspired byRelated to 84
Larry Jennings Open Control 84
Darwin Ortiz The Last Laugh smiling mule version, memorized deckInspired byRelated to 91
Alex Elmsley Spread Count Procedure method to count cards while spreading 92
Reinhard Müller, Harvey Rosenthal Three Card Throw 94
Darwin Ortiz Remote Control performer knows position of peeked at card in second deckInspired by
  • "Twin Peaks" (Paul Gordon, Card Magic Miracles)
Darwin Ortiz The Zen Master performer knows position of card, memorized deckInspired by 102
Unknown Glimpse of cased Deck slit in case allows glimpse 102
Darwin Ortiz Hitchcock Travelers signed tabled aces are removed from pockets, cards on table have changed to previous selectionsInspired by
  • "Private Conference" (René Lavand, Magic from the Soul)
Related to
  • Strong Magic, p. 201
Neal Elias, Darwin Ortiz Neal Elias Multiple Shift Handling 112
S. W. Erdnase, Darwin Ortiz Palm Change Steal 115
Norman Houghton Houghton Pocket Load 115
Morris Loewy Loewy Palm 116
Edward Marlo Marlo Pocket Transfer 117
Darwin Ortiz The Quick & The Dead performer produces mate of selection from pocket (where the deck is)Inspired by 120
Dai Vernon Top Palm 121
Darwin Ortiz Fastest Gun Alive performer locates selection while deck is in pocketInspired by 124
Dr. Jacob Daley Center Double Lift 124
Unknown One-Handed Top Palm brief 125
Darwin Ortiz Cannibal Holocaust Inspired by
  • "A CASE of Indigestion" (Mike Powers, Top Secret Stuff)
Darwin Ortiz Spread Steal on top 126
Dai Vernon, Derek Dingle Strip-Out Addition 127
Wesley James, Tom Ellis Loading Move 130
Unknown Four as Five Count one card outjogged 131
John Carney Versa Switch 131
Darwin Ortiz The New Back Off four cardsInspired by 136
Darwin Ortiz Double Card Handling peeling a double card in left hand 138
Darwin Ortiz Ace in the Pocket duplicate, great conditionsInspired byRelated to 144
Frederick Braue Braue add-on Switch 144
Darwin Ortiz Darwin's Ambitious Card 148
Darwin Ortiz Ortiz Shift 149
Derek Dingle Two Card pick-up longitudinal crimp instead of break 150
Darwin Ortiz Ultimate Oil & Water 3&3, deck seperation and remix climaxInspired by 158
Unknown Underspread Cull 158
Ken Krenzel Pressure Hideout 161
Charles Nyquist Ribbonspread Hideout 164
Unknown Joged Springing after Faro 164
Darwin Ortiz Ultimate Fusion creating double facerInspired by 168
Darwin Ortiz Pass the Garbage kind of travelling triumph, mixed half transposes with unmixed 174
Sid Lorraine Slop Shuffle 176
Darwin Ortiz The Color of Money using red and black poker chipVariations 180
Brother John Hamman Hamman Count 182
Darwin Ortiz, Dr. Jacob Daley Last Trick of Dr. Daley 185
Brother John Hamman Gemini Count last part 185
Darwin Ortiz Walkaround Triumph 190
Darwin Ortiz Biased Pressure Fan half the deck face-up, looks face downRelated to 190
Darwin Ortiz Triple Cross ten red, ten black, three cards travelInspired by 192
Darwin Ortiz, Peter Kane, Fred Kaps Beat the Devil ungaffed Gypsy Course handling, tarot cards 196
Fred Kaps Hamman Count Shuffle 198
Brother John Hamman Flushtration Count 199
Darwin Ortiz Appointment in Samarra Inspired byRelated toVariations 202
Darwin Ortiz Envelope Switch Himber Wallet 204
Herb Zarrow Zarrow Addition 204
Darwin Ortiz Showing or Hiding Skill 211