Written by James Swain

Work of James Swain

122 pages (Spiralbound), published by Selfpublished
Illustrated with photographs.
Language: English

(54 entries)


Creators Title Comments & References Page Categories
Bill Malone Introduction iii
James Swain Tampa Opener four kings turn face up, face down and then each take on appearance of selection. Cards change back to kingsVariations 3
Ken Krenzel Pressure Hideout brief 4
James Swain All alike sequence 4
James Swain Miami Opener selection found in card box, mates on top of freely dealt piles. Utilises new deck orderRelated to 7
Paul Gertner, Edward Marlo Case insertion using first part of Ovette Master move 8
James Swain Miami Opener - Handling Variation brief discussion to perform "Miami Opener" without new pack orderInspired by 9
James Swain One in a Million variation where bottom cards of dealt piles also matchInspired by 11
James Swain Up the Sleeve poured sugar disappears from fist and reproduced from spectator's sleeve, credits Roger Klause and Don StapletonRelated to 13
James Swain, Michael Skinner Dream Poker magician deals himself winning poker hand from spectator shuffled deck. Uses partial stack 19
Arthur H. Buckley Bubble peek 21
James Swain The Big Stack dealt poker hand of four aces transforms into royal flush. All other hands are shown as royal flushes as kicker 23
James Swain Poker Interchange improvementsInspired byRelated toVariations 25
Edward Marlo, James Swain One Shuffle Riffle Stack Inspired by 28
Darwin Ortiz Poker Interchange - Handling Variation 28
Edward Marlo, James Swain Block Stacking Sequence Inspired by 29
James Swain Impromptu Cheat performer receives best hand from shuffled deck, uses riffle stacking 31
Alex Elmsley Just Lucky Shuffle four handed via three shufflesRelated to 32
James Swain Shocked prediction card in pocket finds one selection by spelling and matches another thought of selectionInspired by 37
Frank Simon One-hand fan close with upjogged card flourish brief 37
James Swain Mental Chicago Opener classic routine with mental selections via thought of numbers 41
James Swain Mental Miracle triumph with thought of card sighted from spread, gaffedInspired byVariations 43
Darwin Ortiz Mental Miracle - Handling Variation allows spectator to think of any cardInspired by 46
James Swain The Capitulating Queens packet trick where four queens change to different colored backs (Based on Gardner's "All the Conformists")Variations 49
Alex Elmsley Elmsley Count 51
Darwin Ortiz The Capitulating Queens - Handling Variation Inspired by 52
Larry Jennings, Derek Dingle, James Swain Family Circus Inspired by 53
Unknown Switch in Pocket from Tarbell Course 57
James Swain Turnaround Kings Twisting the Aces sequence with kings, after which one king turns face down and transforms into a selectionRelated to 59
Unknown Reverse with Fan Cover as packet is fanned out 60
James Swain Turnaround II ungaffed versionInspired by 63
James Swain, Bill Malone The J. S. Count actually displays using KM style switch, thereafter referred to as "J.S. Switch"
- To show three cards to be same card
- To perform Brother Hamman's Gemini Count
- Gemini Count Variation
- To perform Daryl Martinez's Diamond Bar
John Bannon, James Swain John Bannon's Discrepancy City Prediction Inspired by 71
Dai Vernon The Vernon Strip-Out Addition shown to Swain by Jennings as taught to him by Vernon 77
James Swain, Bill Malone Elevator Aces spectator selects four cards which turn out to be the aces, cards are buried but appear on topInspired by 81
James Swain New Wave named four-of-a-kind from blue deck transposes backs with four red backed jokers, examinable 83
James Swain New Wave Prediction four selections match four predictions with odd back design from wallet, rainbow deckVariations 87
James Swain Vanishing Aces, The Sequel face up Aces vanish one at a time from top of deck - as climax rediscovered face up in different sections of deckRelated to 93
James Swain The Free Cut Force force via spectator cut, uses crimp 95
Unknown One-Handed Crimp upwards 95
James Swain The Kings' Holiday three selections in one half of deck travel to other half and are found interlaced between kingsInspired by 97
Dai Vernon Vernon transfer brief 98
Carmen D'Amico D'Amico Simple Shift 98
James Swain Seven Jokers three jokers placed reversed between four others turn into selections before reverting back into jokers 103
Brother John Hamman Hamman Count brief 103
James Swain Switching sequence Inspired by 105
James Swain Technicolor Mystery red backed selection vanishes from between four blue backed kings and revealed to be mystery card previously put in pocket 107
Brother John Hamman Gemini Count brief 109
Edward Marlo, Tony Kardyro KM Move brief 109
Unknown Spin cut illustrated 110
James Swain, Dai Vernon Observation Test elaboration of Vernon routine, Ace of Spades and Queen of Hearts continually transpose 115
James Swain Pretty Sneaky Impossible looking location where spectator handles deck, uses faros 117
Edward Marlo Incomplete Faro Control brief 117
James Swain No Explanation four face up indifferent cards 'collect' three selections, uses Marlo's faro sequences 121