Written by Andi Gladwin

Work of Jack Parker

240 pages (Hardcover), published by An Andi Gladwin Production
Illustrated with drawings by Tony Dunn.
Language: English

(111 entries)


Creators Title Comments & References Page Categories
Gordon Bruce Foreword 1
Jack Parker Introduction 3
Jack Parker I Know Kung Fu Selection jumps from between black Kings to red Kings and back, with kicker ending of red Kings jumping between tabled black KingsInspired by 9
Jack Parker TumbleGem Switch Switched as cards are flipped over, uses a slide-under motion with Block Pushoff, mechanics similar to Jordan CountRelated to 9
Daniel Rhod Rhod Show Variant Variation of the D'Amico SpreadRelated to
  • "Rhod Show" (Daniel Rhod, Jon Racherbaumer's Modus Operandi II, 1993)
  • "Rhod Variation Of The D'Amico Spread" (Daniel Rhod, Revelations, 1978)
Jack Parker Ouroboros Poker hands chosen from a ten-card pile of Jacks, Queens and Kings. Audience gets full house, performer gets four AcesInspired by
  • "No Jonah Poker" (Jon Racherbaumer, Freebie 8, 2007)
Daryl Martinez Combo Count 14
Edward Marlo Olram Subtlety 15
Jack Parker Girl's Night Out Queen of Hearts teleport between four Jacks and Kings, finally four Kings change to four QueensInspired by 17
Brother John Hamman Swivel Switch 18
Larry Jennings Rhythm Count Variant 20
Daryl Martinez Rising Crime Display 21
Edward Marlo Razor's Edge Technique Hiding thickness of packet in spread 22
Jack Parker Twelve Card Monte Monte routine done with three packets of four cards (Four Eights, Four Nines and Four Queens), Queens change to Aces 24
Dai Vernon Strip-out Addition 25
Brother John Hamman Gemini Count 25
Jack Parker Magician vs. Magician Magician recounts story of playing poker with another magician, magician ultimately wins with Royal Flush in Spades (lots of pokerhand transformations)Inspired by 27
Jack Parker Cross Eyed Surprise Red and black Ace transposes when sandwiched between Queens, finally two Aces switch places with four Queens 30
Karl Fulves Mechanical Switch Actions are almost identical to an Elmsley Count 30
David Regal "For Marlo" Switch Feigning a switch of two packets (Pseudo Switch) 31
Ellis Stanyon Stanyon Count 31
Dai Vernon, Henry Christ, Theodore Annemann Alignment Move 31
Christian Chelman The Display Load Related to 32
Jack Parker All For One Switch Inspired by the Kosky Switch 33
Jack Parker Outjogging Jordan Handling of Jordan Count where each card counted is shown outjogged, before being pushed flush 37
Jack Parker The Guilty Change Based on the Interlock Principle 39
Jack Parker Slip Slide Force Handling for the Hofzinser Spread Force 41
Jack Parker The Aerobic Switch Switch two cards on top of the deck while displaying themRelated to 43
Dr. Jacob Daley Hit Double Turnover 43
Jack Parker The Ballerina Double Flashy & twirly double liftRelated to 45
Jack Parker Parker Varies Regal (P.V.R.) Inspired by David Regal's Isolated Force (Close Up & Personal, 1999)Inspired by 48
Jack Parker Thumbs Down Tent Vanish Tent Vanish with left thumb behind card 50
Jack Parker The Zen Spread One handed Ascanio-like spread to display four cards as three 52
Jack Parker Hair Raiser Elevator with Ace, Two, Three, before they change into four Kings 57
Arturo de Ascanio Open Display 58
Jack Parker, Tomas Blomberg Hard to Get Just Got Easy Magicians finds two selectionsInspired by 61
Edward Marlo Convincing Control Variant 61
Tenkai Ishida, Arthur H. Buckley, Edward Marlo Book Break Turnover Glimpse Inspired by 62
Unknown Mexican Turnover Related to 62
Jack Parker Three On The Button Three selections made and lost. Four Kings turn face down one by one. One King is placed in front of two spectators each, other two Kings placed face up in deck. Kings change into selections, last selection is sandwiched by Kings in deck.Inspired by 64
Jack Parker No Fuss Switch ATFUS type of switch with outjogged display 65
Jack Parker The Bled and the Rue Selection from red deck appears in blue deck after a weird transpositionInspired by 68
Jack Parker Long Dimension Phone Call Fours change to Jacks, one of them change back to Four, while other Fours appear in different places (in the deck, under the box, inside the box) 71
Frederick Braue Push-In Change handling 72
John Bannon Discrepancy City Display 72
Jack Parker Alone in the Dark Impossible location - card found at named number after deck is shuffled (self working)Inspired by 74
Jack Parker Thought Provoker A poker-themed out for Vernon's Five Card Mental ForceInspired by
  • "Psyboards" (Tom Frame, MAGIC Magazine, Sep 2005)
Steve Beam Backwards Prophecy 78
Jack Parker, Tomas Blomberg Rump Shaker Performer deals four Aces to himself twice, then gives everyone great hands in the third round, leaving the best hand (straight flush) for himselfInspired by 81
Jack Parker U.D.S.I. Black Ace transposes with two red Kings visuallyInspired by
  • "Dancy Sandwich Intro" (Luke Dancy, unpublished)
Richard Kaufman A Radical Change Color change of two cardsRelated to 85
Edward Marlo Breakless Curry Change 86
Edward Marlo Unit Upjog Addition 86
Ken Krenzel Force-Eps move 87
Jack Parker 100% Confidence Packet of three cards keeps changing to match as a four of kind with different selections, end with Royal FlushInspired byRelated to 88
Paul Harris, Ricardo Wecksler Ascanio Spread variant Related to 89
Jack Parker Done Burying Joker splits into two cards - a Ten and a Seven - seventeen cards down is selected card 92
Jack Parker Whiskers Split 93
Jack Parker Trial Separation Two spectators selects a card each - realise they both somehow impossibly selected the same card, and Joker changes into selection. 95
Simon Aronson Head Over Heels 96
Jack Parker Double Barrelled Shotgun Jack of Hearts keeps jumping to the top. Then, deck is spread and four Jacks are face up in the deck.Related to 98
Jack Parker HofCity Hofzinser Ace Problem done with two selections, intermediate prediction effectInspired by 101
Jack Parker Oddservation Spectator and magician each holds four random cards, they exchange cards, but they transpose back. Magician is left holding only those two cards, while spectator is holding four AcesVariations 107
Jack Parker Detour (Oddservation Redux) Variation of Oddservation, ends with Royal FlushInspired by 110
Jack Parker Twisted Inversion Two selections transpose between two packets of four cardsInspired by 114
Jack Parker All That Jazz Jazz Aces with kicker ending of four Jokers changing to four AcesVariations 118
Jean-Pierre Vallarino Rumba Count 118
Brother John Hamman Hamman Count 119
Jack Parker Remix Updated handling of All That JazzInspired by 122
Edward Marlo Diminishing Lift Sequence 122
Bob Veeser Veeser Concept 123
Jack Parker Remote Control Spectator reverses two cards, reveals to be the two black TwosVariations 125
Max Holden Cross Cut Force 125
David Britland Double Backer Force 126
Jack Parker Manual Operation Ungimmicked version of Remote Control with a surprise Royal Flush endingInspired by 127
Jack Parker On, In & Under Three Kings placed under box, inside box and on box transposes with Three TwosVariations 130
Jack Parker Visualisation Reworked handling of On, In & UnderInspired by 132
Edward Marlo Olram Subtlety 133
Jack Parker Underbelly Sequence 133
Jack Parker Can Can Coin Coin dropped into partially filled soda can penetrates out of the can 137
Jack Parker Flat Rate of Interest Coin penetrates playing card 139
Al Smith, Daryl Martinez, Father Cyprian Emergency Change 139
Paul Harris "Hi Ho Silver" move 140
Jack Parker Cain & Cord Coin appears underneath selection in the deck. Then, card vanishes and reappears folded around the coin 142
Edward Marlo, Walter B. Gibson Spider Vanish 142
Frank Simon Versatile Outjog Control Variant 143
Dai Vernon Spellbound 145
Jack Parker Ring Vanish Sequence Finger ring vanishes then reappears 146
Jack Parker Visual Acuity Three card monte routine with surprise ending of an eye-chart appearance on a card 150
Jack Parker Double-Back Trilogy Three tricks using a double backerRelated to 154
Jack Parker Persistent Offenders Four Kings travel from packet to the deckInspired byRelated to 154
Herb Zarrow, Jack Parker Sloppy Zarrow Addition 155
Jack Parker More Effort Less Magic Selection placed amongst Kings vanish, one of the Kings becomes the selection, and the King appears in spectator's packetRelated toVariations 157
Jack Parker The Heist Story trick about Jacks committing a robbery (stealing a diamond)Inspired byRelated to 159
Jack Parker Old Fashioned Aces Aces vanish one by one, and are reproduced in different ways 165
Jack Parker Bare Naked Ladies Minimalistic Queen assembly with backfire ending (7 Card Assembly)Inspired by 172
Allan Ackerman Optical Rhythm Count 173
Jack Parker P.O.V. Strange Ace Assembly routine in which spectator becomes the magicianInspired by 175
Jack Parker End Grip Steal 176
Jack Parker Misdirection Spread Secretly displacing a card on the table to make number of cards in table multiply 177
Jack Parker The Three Stooges Ace Assembly routine with three spectators involved, holding each packet (uses McDonald's Aces gaffs) 179
Jack Parker Sunken 21 twenty-one Card Trick VariationInspired byAlso published here 185
Jack Parker, David Solomon Invisible 21 card vanishes from packet of twenty-one cards, and reappears in packetVariationsAlso published here 188
Jack Parker Fake 21 twenty-one Card Trick (magician fooler) 191
Jack Parker The Thomas Crown Affair Coincidence trick using fifteen stooges 197
Jack Parker Stooge Fright Magician divines three random selections 200
Derek Dingle NoLap Switch 201
Edward Marlo Olram's Jinx Switch 202
Jack Parker Inspiration, Perspiration And Astonishment 207
Andi Gladwin Jackanory 215
Andi Gladwin Bibliography 219