Written by Jesús Etcheverry

2006
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

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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
10
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.
24
Arturo de Ascanio Rotating the Fourth Card different handling for closing the Ascanio Spread
Also published here 31
Arturo de Ascanio The Vertical Spread vertical Ascanio Spread handling
Also 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 variation
Also 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
41
Arturo de Ascanio The Vegas Spread
  • The Vegas Spread Variation
42
Arturo de Ascanio, Miguel Gómez The D'Amico Spread Ascanio Style
  • The D'Amico / Ascanio Spread - First Variant
  • The D'Amico / Ascanio Spread - Second Variant
45
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 Spread
Also 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
55
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 phases
Inspired 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 details
Related 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 queens
Related to 120
Dai Vernon The Simple Turnover Switch
122
Jean Carles From the Pocket of One Spectator to that of Another in two spectators pockets
Also 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 Thought
Related toAlso published here 132
David "Fu Manchu" Bamberg A Card Control similar to Le Paul's Automatic Jog-Control
Related 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 in
Inspired byAlso published here 144
Arturo de Ascanio The Torn and Restored Card of Marlo and Le Paul signed, with one piece not restored
Inspired byAlso published here 147
Jesús Etcheverry Beloved Favorites chapter intro
165
Arturo de Ascanio If You Don't Pay Attention... observation test presentation
Inspired 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.
185
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
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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 colors
Also 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 deck
Also 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 phases
Related to
  • similar version in "Ilusionismo" N° 180, 1960.
Also published here
294
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 down
Related to 307