Written by Harry Riser

2006
Work of Harry Riser

245 pages (Hardcover), published by Hermetic Press
Illustrated with drawings by Earle Oakes.
Language: English

(82 entries)

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Teller Teller on Riser vii
Michael Close Close on Riser ix
Jamy Ian Swiss Swiss on Riser xi
Harry Riser Preface xxi
Harry Riser Chapter One - Travels with Charlie on Charlie Miller 1
Max Malini, Charlie Miller The Malini-Miller Egg Bag construction 4
Harry Riser The Riser Routine 5
Charlie Miller Charlie Miller's Break Handling riffling, elevated dealing positionAlso published here
  • MUM, Aug. 2001
13
Charlie Miller Charlie Miller's Table-Spread Force card thumbed onto table in spread layout with left hand until spectator says stopAlso published here
  • MUM, Jan. 1997
15
Harry Riser One Left Standing spectator eliminates all cards except one, the selectionAlso published here
  • MUM, Feb. 1997
17
Harry Riser The Inserted Card Control with Countdown spectator pushes card flush, performer pushes reversed Five in deck and selection is five cards downAlso published here
  • MUM, Nov. 2001
19
Harry Riser On Expert Card Technique & Charlie Miller Also published here
  • MUM, June 2001
21
Charlie Miller Charlie Miller's Double Turnover end-for-endAlso published here
  • MUM, June 2001
22
Harry Riser The SWE Break Double Turnover studAlso published here
  • MUM, July 2001
24
Dai Vernon Three Covers and a Nickel Monte Also published here
  • MUM, Dec. 2001
27
Dai Vernon, Charlie Miller Vernon and Miller on the Corner Short Also published here
  • MUM, Dec. 2001
27
Charlie Miller Charlie Miller on the Second Deal Also published here
  • MUM, Nov. 2002
29
Harry Riser Second to None Related toAlso published here
  • MUM, June 2005
33
Stanley Collins Drop Switch 34
Harry Riser Glimpse Count in spread 35
Harry Riser Chapter Two - Dreams from Flatland 37
Harry Riser The Impossible Dream spectator cuts off pile, remembers bottom card and puts pile in center of rest, card named later, half stackInspired by
  • Ed Marlo Effect
Also published here
  • MUM, June 1995
39
Edward Marlo Dream Divination spectator cuts off pile, remembers bottom card and shuffles, performer shuffles bottom half (key to bottom and glimpsed), card named 39
Harry Riser Gauging the Aces Also published here
  • MUM, Aug. 1996
41
S. W. Erdnase Erdnase Bottom Palm Replacement 41
Harry Riser Almost Legitimate Cutting the Aces center blocks cut out one-handedInspired byAlso published here 45
Harry Riser The Top-Block Slip Cut one-handed, block cut to table from centerInspired by 46
Harry Riser The Descending Card Revisited cards are cased with a block sticking out, all cards slide down except selection in spectator's handInspired by
  • "The Descending Cards" (Al Leech, The Last Word on Cards, Rufus Steele, 1952)
Also published here
  • MUM, Dec. 1985
55
Harry Riser The Riser Key-and-Stock Control little-finger break in dealing position, going from there into overhand shuffle, preserving center keyRelated toAlso published here
  • MUM, Oct. 2000
59
Harry Riser Cutting Remarks card chosen by cutting, later performer cuts to selectionAlso published here
  • MUM, April 2002
61
Harry Riser Abbott Get-Together Story about Eddie Cochrane 64
Harry Riser Behind the Back, One Way out-of-hand selection, performer stabs card reversed next to selection behind backAlso published here
  • MUM, June 1991
65
Ed Brown Marking Ink specific brand of ink 65
Harry Riser One Way to Spell Also published here
  • MUM, March 2000
68
Harry Riser The Dictionary Definition Related toAlso published here
  • MUM, March 2002
71
Harry Riser The Spectator-Management Control Also published here
  • MUM, Jan. 2002
74
Harry Riser The Thinner Handkerchief Force using translucent clothInspired byAlso published here
  • MUM, Aug. 1996
75
Harry Riser The Two-Thirds Deck Trick card cut to and cut buried, card found with reverse-farosAlso published here
  • MUM, Aug. 1987
77
Harry Riser Shuffle Estimation estimated seventeenth placement during overhand shuffle, a Three used to locate selectionAlso published here
  • MUM, May 1990
81
Harry Riser On Dr. James Elliott 83
Harry Riser S.W.Estimation "Self-Working Estimation", restricted estimation, managed estimation
spectator cuts to a card and remembers it in half the deck, Three value used to locate selection
Also published here
  • MUM, July 1996
83
Harry Riser On J. N. Hofzinser 86
Harry Riser Anywhere and Somewhere Also published here
  • MUM, July-Sept. 2002, March 2003
86
Harry Riser Chapter Three - In the Land of the Faro using only a single faro shuffle in faro tricks 91
Harry Riser Sunken Riser out-of-hands selection, then control with faroInspired byVariationsAlso published here
  • MUM, Nov. 2000
93
Harry Riser On the Direct Divination Joke Related to 95
Harry Riser The Impossible Faro Shuffle Card Control Inspired byAlso published here
  • MUM, Jan. 2002
95
Harry Riser Greek Connection greek break versionRelated toAlso published here
  • MUM, Feb. 2002
98
Harry Riser The Ace Goes to the Place reversed card is (faro-)shuffled next to selectionAlso published here
  • MUM, Jan. 1999
100
Harry Riser The Dessoir Stratagem spectator pushes odd-backed card in center, it later locates selection, faroAlso published here
  • MUM, March 2005
102
Harry Riser Middle-of-the-Deck Location Procedures getting a key card in the center of the deck, faro, four proceduresAlso published here
  • MUM, June 1998, Nov. 2003, Jan. & Feb. 2004
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Harry Riser Faro Slough-Off Handling 107
Harry Riser My Favorite One-Faro Finder Also published here
  • MUM, March 2004
108
Harry Riser Orafitse "Esti-Faro", Three value finds selectionAlso published here
  • MUM, Jan. 1996
110
Harry Riser The Alternate odd-backed Joker finds card, then variation in repeat phase, faro 113
Harry Riser The Double Shot Location two card location with odd-backed Joker, break work and faroVariationsAlso published here
  • MUM, May 1995
116
Harry Riser Yours, Mine, and Ours three card control, faroInspired byRelated to 118
Harry Riser Colon Ace-Copee spectator cuts two red Aces, those are lost and come together in deck, then they find black Aces, faro 122
Harry Riser The Riser-Zingone Four-Card Control four cards put in fan in different spots, bluff spacing and faroInspired byAlso published here
  • MUM, April 2001
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Harry Riser Four in the Hole Aces lost in deck, a hole card inserted by spectator locates them again, faroAlso published here
  • MUM, May 2001
128
Harry Riser Ace Controlled to the Nines card control with Ace of Spades shown, then two good hands dealt - Nines and Royal flush, faro 130
Harry Riser On Ed Marlo and him working the Treasure Chest magic shop 134
Harry Riser Penelopizing spectator cuts to a card and loses it, a previously removed card's value is used to count to selection, penelope, faroAlso published here
  • MUM, Dec. 1994
135
Harry Riser Spelling Penelope penelope, faroAlso published here
  • MUM, Aug. 1995
137
Harry Riser Penelope Alter Idem number of cut off packet used to count to selection, involves odd-backed Joker, penelope, faroAlso published here
  • MUM, April 1998
139
Harry Riser Really Shuffled Matcho three cards matched, faro and three double backersAlso published here
  • MUM, Feb. 2000
141
Harry Riser Countdown Matcho cut-to selection matched by counting down to a numberAlso published here
  • MUM, Dec. 2004
145
Harry Riser On Richard Himber 147
Harry Riser Double Triple Match ten red-backed and ten blue-backed cards mixed together, two chosen, they match and also match a card put in the Himber wallet, repeat phase, SBS double facersAlso published here
  • MUM, Oct. & Nov. 1999
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Harry Riser Stay, Stay-Stack, Stack deck is mated in two stagesAlso published here
  • MUM, Nov. 2004
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Harry Riser Needle in a Haystack card chosen, identity and position announced by performer, faro 159
Edward Marlo Faro Jog setting up for Alex Elmsley's faro fanRelated to 161
Harry Riser Dai Vernon Final Loads Anecdote 164
Harry Riser A Real Late-Night Discovery faroAlso published here
  • MUM, Sept. 1999, Feb. 2005
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Harry Riser Count value of two face-up cards on table used to count to selection, farosAlso published here
  • MUM, May 1998, Oct. 2004
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Harry Riser The Bottom Dealer Folds Ten through King of Spades lost, four hands dealt, some good hands with Royal Flush for performer, farosAlso published here
  • MUM, Oct. 2002
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Harry Riser Chapter Four - The Riser Rings 173
Harry Riser The Riser Rings three-ring routine, locking key ring
Phase One
- The Inspection
- The First Link
- Spinning the Rings
- The Jack Miller Unlink
- Passing One Ring Through the Center of the Other
- Jack Miller's Ring Through Arm
Phase Two
- The Riser Twirl Display
- A Ring Jumps from Arm to Arm
- The Patterns
- Unlinking the Chain
Phase Three
- The Second Chain
- The Butterfly
- Rink's Penetration
- The Illogical Unlink
- The Shamrock Returns
- The Ring in the Air
Fourth Phase
- Vernon's Bookleaf Link
- The Shamrock Variation
- The Chains
- The Final Unlinking
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Jack Miller The Jack Miller Unlink 186
Jack Miller Ring Through Arm 190
J. "Rink" van Rinkhuyzen Rink's Penetration 211
Dai Vernon Bookleaf Link 217