Written by Ed Brown

Work of Harry Riser

272 pages (Hardcover), published by Kaufman and Greenberg
Illustrated with drawings by Earle Oakes.
Language: English

(64 entries)


Creators Title Comments & References Page Categories
John Braun Foreword 9
Charlie Miller Foreword 10
Johnny Thompson Foreword 11
Ed Brown Introduction 12
Harry Riser Gambler's Top Cop into right-hand gambler's palm from top of deckInspired byAlso published here
  • MUM, Nov. 1986
Harry Riser Comments on Erdnase Also published here
  • MUM, April 1987
Harry Riser The Walnuts Trick walnuts travel one by one from hand to under can-covered glassInspired by 19
Bartolomeo Bosco Bosco Palm low finger palm 21
Harry Riser French Drop Handling Inspired by
  • Secrets of Conjuring and Magic, Robert-Houdin, p. 51
Harry Riser The Instant Speller spelling to a selection from shuffled deck 30
Harry Riser Fan Replacement Glimpse selection pushed in fan and fan closed 30
Harry Riser The Distraction Factor blank-faced card with Ace of Clubs printed on the back design pushed in deck, card next to it signed by spectator, eventually the blank face is now the signed face 36
Harry Riser Greek Break & Overhand Shuffle for clean display and table-tapping, then going into overhand shuffle, see also p. 86Related to 38
Harry Riser Two Coin Interlude Plus copper and silver coin appear, vanish and travel aroundInspired by 43
Harry Riser On the Low Finger Palm 43
Harry Riser One-Handed Rear Thumb Palm Vanish 47
Harry Riser Erdnase Aces tabled one-at-a-time Ace production, using riffle shuffle work from ErdnaseInspired byVariations 52
Harry Riser Quick Erdnase Aces quicker versionInspired by 59
Harry Riser Semiautomatic Gambler four-phase routine with small set-up that is dealt repeatedlyInspired byVariations 62
Harry Riser The Jumping Bean Coins four coins, plus shellInspired by 67
Unknown Shell Unload Related to 70
Harry Riser The Practice Deck Royal Flush production climax 77
Francis Carlyle Paddle Move with Cards 80
Unknown Small Packet Rightening bottom card moved around and reversed to top in turnover-pass type action 84
Harry Riser The Poker Lesson twelve-card set-up
- The First Lesson: overhand stack
- The Second Lesson: talking about holding out, several good hands dealt
- The Third Lesson: Royal flush controlled to top
Related to 86
Harry Riser Harry's Cups and Balls three cups 95
Harry Riser Ball under Cup Move ball apparently placed under cup 98
Harry Riser Flushed Aces one of the Aces turns over, then a Ten in the deck turns over and other Aces transform to complete a Royal Flush 106
Harry Riser, Karl Fulves Five-Cent Switch Variation Inspired by 106
Harry Riser The Legendary Five-Ace Poker Hand poker demonstration presentation for Assembly, three double facers 112
Harry Riser, Dai Vernon Deep Glide with small packetInspired by 115
Harry Riser Royal Flush Assembly Royal Flush instead of the Aces used for Assembly, four double facers 120
Harry Riser The Cap and Quarters 130
Harry Riser Marked Cards and Dealer's School chapter intro 138
Harry Riser Harry's Marking System for Bicycle rider backs, blockout work 138
Harry Riser Reading the Cards ploy to study the back 142
Harry Riser Nail Writer Prediction routine for a direct prediction 143
Harry Riser Dealer's School - Phase One (red black separation by feel)
- Phase Two (shuffle control demo)
- Phase Three (dealing some hands, performer ends up with Aces)
Charlie Miller Charlie Miller's Table Pass 147
Harry Riser Devilish Miracle Revisited 150
Harry Riser Ball, Cone, and Box Routine with credit informationRelated to 154
Harry Riser Basic Ball & Cone Sleight 155
Harry Riser Double Coincidence two prediction cards put face-up in the deck by spectators, next to their matesInspired by
  • "Triple Coincidence - Stewart Judah Version" (Linking Ring, July 1974)
Harry Riser Five Card Monte card vanishes from packet and reappears in deck, two phases, double facerInspired by 168
Harry Riser Copper, Silver, Gold Coin Box Routine three coins, transpo, they travel from pocket to box, then more coins are produced from boxInspired by 172
Harry Riser Bobo Switch Variation as coin is dumped in coin box 173
Harry Riser Crossed Hands Vanish Coin Box Routine silver coin in one hand, copper in the other, both vanish and are found in coin boxAlso published here
  • MUM, May 1989
Harry Riser Crossed-Hands Vanish using rear thumb clip 183
Harry Riser Three Card Metamorphosis three cards shown all alike, then three different backs, then normal again 187
Harry Riser Quick Three-Way Display 189
Harry Riser Wild Homing Card four Jokers change into duplicates of selection, then back, selection travels back repeatedly after being discarded 194
Unknown Small Packet Half Pass 199
Harry Riser Double Put-Down Variation Related to 200
Harry Riser The Purse Swindle coin in purse changes, transposes and more 202
Harry Riser Partial Retention Pass one of three coins, dated to 1950sRelated to 206
Harry Riser Purse Jam two copper coins in purse transpose with two silver coin outside, then all change to copperInspired by 211
Harry Riser Cheating the Cheater backs of packet change multiple times, red/blue double facerInspired by 217
Larry Jennings Five-as-Five False Count credit informationRelated toAlso published here
  • "Lecture Notes On Card And Coin Handling" (Larry Jennings, 1967)
Harry Riser Hofzinser Hole Card Transposition cheating patter 226
Harry Riser The Close-Up Miser a coin vanish is announced, instead the coin multiplies several times 229
Harry Riser Hornswoggled Revisited with gaffed billInspired by 233
Harry Riser A Two Billet Test cards thought-of and written on billetsInspired by 238
Harry Riser The Golf Lesson one golf ball multiplies to five, no shell 240
Harry Riser The Close-Up Billiard Ball Routine with shellAlso published here
  • MUM, Jan. 1988