Written by Jesús Etcheverry

Work of Arturo de Ascanio

312 pages (Hardcover), published by Páginas
Illustrated with drawings by Luis H. Trueba, Gustavo Otero, Jesús Almendro, Miguel Fernández Palacios, José Antonio Vega.
Language: English

(88 entries)


Creators Title Comments & References Page Categories
Roberto Giobbi A Preface about the connection to Ascanio and his impact
- The First Encounter
- The Story Continues
- The Revelation
- The Essence
- The Circle Closes
- About This Book
- Finale
- Epilogue
Aurelio Paviato Foreword 16
Jesús Etcheverry The Ascanio Spread and its Variants introduction to the move and its versions 23
Arturo de Ascanio The Ascanio Spread - Standart Handling Through extraction by the left forefinger
a) Spreading the four cards
b) The wriggling action
c) Squaring up
Pushing with the right forefinger
Related toAlso published here
  • "El Culebreo" in "Ilusionismo" No. 251, 1971.
Arturo de Ascanio Rotating the Fourth Card different handling for closing the Ascanio SpreadAlso published here 31
Arturo de Ascanio The Vertical Spread vertical Ascanio Spread handlingAlso published here 32
Arturo de Ascanio The Ring-Finger Grip blocking the double with the ring finger, Ascanio Spread handling 33
Arturo de Ascanio The Three-Card Ascanio Spread four as three 35
Arturo de Ascanio The Tenerife Spread Ascanio Spread variationAlso published here 36
Arturo de Ascanio The Palmas Spread hiding two cards, Ascanio Spread variation
- The Basic Move
- The Palmas Spread Proper
- The Palmas Spread Variant
Also published here 38
Arturo de Ascanio The Palmas-5 Spread a) Concealing the fourth card
b) Concealing the third card
Arturo de Ascanio The Vegas Spread - The Vegas Spread Variation 42
Arturo de Ascanio, Miguel Gomez The D'Amico Spread Ascanio Style - The D'Amico / Ascanio Spread - First Variant
- The D'Amico / Ascanio Spread - Second Variant
Arturo de Ascanio A Word on Ascanio-Spreading Actions on the attitude 47
Arturo de Ascanio The Burning Double 51
Arturo de Ascanio The Studio Lay-Down while dealing cards in a row from a small packet, double laydown 52
Arturo de Ascanio By the Waist after Ascanio SpreadAlso published here 53
Arturo de Ascanio The Rubbed Lay-Down from Ascanio Spread, with variation 54
Arturo de Ascanio Rubber and Overlapped from Ascanio Spread
- Second Variant
- Third Variant - Rubbed, Overlapped and Shifted
- Fourth Variant - Rubbed with Two Doubles
Arturo de Ascanio The Scattered Lay-Down after Tenerife Spread 59
Arturo de Ascanio The In-Transit Lay-Down after vertical Ascanio Spread 60
Arturo de Ascanio Petal Pickin' after Ring-Finger Grip Ascanio Spread 61
Jesús Etcheverry Early Versions chapter intro 65
Arturo de Ascanio Oil and Water Featuring the Ascanio Spread 4&4, extra card, later two extra cards, three phasesInspired byRelated toAlso published here 66
Arturo de Ascanio Loose Display 70
Fred Kaps, Channing Pollock Angular Turnover after an Elmsley count, the cards are singly turned and dropped on the table, hiding one face/back, see also p. 116 for more detailsRelated toAlso published here 77
Dai Vernon The Vernon's Double Push-Off 85
Arturo de Ascanio Father and Sons Aces (Version 66) Also published here 93
Frederick Braue Braue Addition 93
Arturo de Ascanio Ascanio's In-Transit Count snap overcount, thumb in between cards 94
Arturo de Ascanio Lateral Palm Steal palming cards from a small packet into a lateral palm 98
Elmer Biddle Biddle Count 100
Arturo de Ascanio Father and Sons Aces (Version 67) Related toAlso published here 102
Jesús Etcheverry His Mentors chapter intro 111
Fred Kaps From one Packet to Another card travels from small packet to other small packet 113
Elmer Biddle Biddle Steal 114
Fred Kaps, Channing Pollock Oil and Water 4&4, extra card, two phases 116
Fred Kaps, Channing Pollock Bang! Four Aces three cards on the table turn into queensRelated to 120
Dai Vernon The Simple Turnover Switch 122
Jean Carles From the Pocket of One Spectator to that of Another in two spectators pocketsAlso published here 123
Unknown Card under Knee 124
Jesús Etcheverry His Comrades chapter intro 131
Dany Ray One in a Billion two decks, two cards at same position, two methods, very similar to Curry's Power of ThoughtRelated toAlso published here 132
David "Fu Manchu" Bamberg A Card Control similar to Le Paul's Automatic Jog-ControlRelated to 138
Jesús Etcheverry Ascanio on Marlo chapter intro 143
Arturo de Ascanio, Jaime Morella Zekri A Marlo Effect Aces over Kings version, Aces and Kings transpose, third quartet comes inInspired byAlso published here 144
Arturo de Ascanio The Torn and Restored Card of Marlo and Le Paul signed, with one piece not restoredInspired byAlso published here 147
Jesús Etcheverry Beloved Favorites chapter intro 165
Arturo de Ascanio If You Don't Pay Attention... observation test presentationInspired by 166
S. W. Erdnase Erdnase Break 166
Unknown Double Buckle brief 169
Arturo de Ascanio Aunt Enriqueta's Aces Inspired by 171
Arturo de Ascanio The Floating Double 174
Arturo de Ascanio, Ken Krenzel Ken Krenzel's Slide Under Switch Ascanio Style Inspired by 180
Arturo de Ascanio The Trick I Would Show Dai Vernon Also published here 183
Arturo de Ascanio Ascanio's Double Extraction from the Middle Also published here
  • in "CEDAM" N°45, 1963.
Arturo de Ascanio Ascanio's Double Extraction from the Bottom Related to 188
Arturo de Ascanio Sleightless Oil and Water (or so it seems) 4&4, extra card, multi-phase routine 194
Arturo de Ascanio Ascanio's Modified Dealing Position 194
Arturo de Ascanio Sweeping Pick-Up picking up tabled double card 199
Arturo de Ascanio Pinkie Fan securing a double in a fan with the fourth finger 200
Arturo de Ascanio Aces with Love 207
Arturo de Ascanio Ascanio's Careless Spread spreading five carda as four on table 208
Arturo de Ascanio Ascanio's Honest Display showing five as four cards, on open palms 208
Arturo de Ascanio Ascanio's Display Spread 221
Stuart Gordon The Gordon Turnover 223
Tenkai Ishida Book Break 228
Arturo de Ascanio The Ascanio OK Turnover follow-up for Ring-Finger Grip Ascanio Spread 231
Jesús Etcheverry Other Favorites chapter intro 237
Arturo de Ascanio Wriggling Aces one Ace changes into Joker, Ace returns and Joker found in pocket, backs of all Aces change colorsAlso published here 238
Arturo de Ascanio Don't Blink! Revisited 4&4, two extra cards, face up 248
Arturo de Ascanio On Doubles Without Lifts Exhibition Lift and Replacement Lift, theoretical concept 250
Jesús Etcheverry Two Classics chapter intro 257
Arturo de Ascanio A Baroque Transposition card from pocket transposes with reversed card in the middle of the deckAlso published here 258
Arturo de Ascanio, Cy Endfield Endfield-Ascanio Palm Also published here 258
Arturo de Ascanio The Mechanical Strength of Thought Inspired by 261
Jesús Etcheverry Minor Masterpieces chapter intro 275
Arturo de Ascanio Dolores' Trick with just four Kings and two Queens 276
Roy Walton Walton Show 278
Arturo de Ascanio The Pathology of Cards Inspired by 280
Arturo de Ascanio X - I = 0 without selection 285
Arturo de Ascanio Triumph including Ascanio's Double Square-Up maneuver 288
Arturo de Ascanio Eight-Card Oil and Water 4&4, three phasesRelated to
  • similar version in "Ilusionismo" N° 180, 1960.
Also published here
Dai Vernon Wedge Break brief 297
Arturo de Ascanio The Nine Facts two cards travel, two packets with seven cards 300
Arturo de Ascanio, Jean-Jacques-Maurice Talazac The Three-Tap Switch version of the Talazac Switch 300
Arturo de Ascanio Antagonistic Aces Inspired by 303
Arturo de Ascanio, Frank Garcia A Hunger for Dreaming shown to Ascanio by Garcia, packet cut off and counted, packet shuffled in rest and left outjogged, card chosen from this condition, then original number counted downRelated to 307