178 entries in Cards / Sleights / Break / Break Finesses
  
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S. W. Erdnase To Hold the Location of Cut while Dealing delaying a shift or similar action
Related to The Expert at the Card Table 94
Sam Leo Horowitz Holding the Break After a Spectator Peeks at a Card
Greater Magic 205
Tom Sellers Transforming Break into Step
The Jinx 51-100 (Issue Summer Extra 1939) 414
Unknown Third Finger Flesh Break
Expert Card Technique 94
Unknown Transfer of Thumb-Count Break to little finger
Expert Card Technique 125
Unknown Establishing a Break from a Bridge
Related to Expert Card Technique 124
Unknown Enlarging a Break uncredited, possibly claimed by Braue in Notebooks, see reference
Related to Expert Card Technique 125
Cardini Cardini´s Location maintaining break while springing the cards, see also page 208
Card Control 51
Unknown Spread and Break Control getting in Overhand Shuffle Position
The Royal Road to Card Magic 122
Paul LePaul Holding Back two cards while dribbling the cards
The Card Magic of Le Paul 74
Paul LePaul Riffling while holding the break
The Card Magic of Le Paul 47
Dai Vernon Insertion of the Cards alternative to diagonal insertion, getting a break underneath out-jogged card
Related to Expert Card Technique 464
Edward Marlo A Bit of Handling flexing the deck while holding a break
Control Systems 8
Edward Marlo Insertion Break getting break underneath outjogged card
Related to The Cardician 139
Tenkai Ishida Book Break in context of a one-hand turnover
Six Tricks by Tenkai 16
Cy Endfield 3. The Greek Break after-peek context
Cy Endfield's Entertaining Card Magic — Part II 23
Cy Endfield Handling the Pack. 1. The Riffle after-peek context
Cy Endfield's Entertaining Card Magic — Part II 22
Edward Marlo Picking up a Break by moving hand down instead of cards up
The Magic Seven 5
Edward Marlo Table Edge Break Concealment to conceal break when held with right thumb in end grip
The Magic Seven 13
Dr. James William Elliott Dr. Elliot's Favorite Break Control little finger eccentric position, as delay for pass
Ultimate Secrets of Card Magic 174
Dai Vernon Adaption of the Greek Break for Card Stabbing Variation of the Greek Break
Ultimate Secrets of Card Magic 137
Dai Vernon Transferring the Break to Greek Break
Ultimate Secrets of Card Magic 134
Unknown Book Break
Expert Card Conjuring 109
Edward Marlo Side Finger-Flesh Grip deck placed into right hand fingertips, yet flesh break retained
Advanced Fingertip Control 1
Edward Marlo Side Flesh Break applied to Both Hands
Advanced Fingertip Control 3
Edward Marlo Observations on Chapter One new vs. old decks for Side Flesh Break Grip
Advanced Fingertip Control 5
S. W. Erdnase, Edward Marlo Erdnase Break obtaining the break from fourth finger break
Advanced Fingertip Control 77
Edward Marlo Further Suggestions using Definite Fingertip Peek Controls
Advanced Fingertip Control 34
Edward Marlo Square Up Action with an Erdnase Break
Advanced Fingertip Control 78
Edward Marlo Control from Erdnase Break seven methods to control a card marked off by Erdnase break
Advanced Fingertip Control 78
Art Altman The Altman Trap dated 1956
Advanced Fingertip Control 147
Edward Marlo Bottom Break for Riffle Shuffling
The Shank Shuffle 64
Edward Marlo A Digression end tapping break pick-up, three methods
The Shank Shuffle 72
Dai Vernon Pivot into Overhand Position pivoting the break
The Shank Shuffle 57
Unknown One-Handed Step Break
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 5) 610
Lin Searles Reverse Autobreak auto-break from 1957 letter
Inspired by The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 8th Folio) 667
Jerry K. Hartman Knuckle Jog Getting a break above bottom card, alternative to Buckle or Pull Down
Related to Means & Ends 13
Karl Fulves Heel Break Insertion riffling to heel break
Methods with Cards — Part 2 86
Tenkai Ishida Book Break
Methods with Cards — Part 3 172
Unknown Top Card Break establishing a break under the top card, from "Elliott's Last Legacy" according to page 215
Methods with Cards - Part 3 210
Edward Marlo Before the Pass to avoid anticipation of the sleight, casual handling
Marlo's Magazine Volume 2 59
Harvey Rosenthal The Pop-Up Move top card break or under small number
Related to Packet Switches (Part Three) 184
Dai Vernon Vernon Glide with Tenkai Step Turnover
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. Close-Up Folio #8) 1008
Dai Vernon Double Cut Break Handling double cutting with jog, then deck turned over and break retained
Related toAlso published here The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. Close-Up Folio #8) 1010
Ken Krenzel Spread transforming break into crimp, table spread
The Card Classics of Ken Krenzel 137
Unknown Break via Blocking Off picking up a break near bottom of tabled deck
Variations 23
Edward Marlo Book Break with two breaks
Marlo's Magazine Volume 4 85
Daryl Martinez, Harvey Rosenthal Pop-Up Move with credit information on page 91
Secrets of a "Puerto Rican Gambler" 92
Father Cyprian Two Handed One Handed Cut cutting to reversed card
The Elegant Card Magic of Father Cyprian 20
Unknown Book Break
Cardworks 53
Don England Inserting a Card into a Break
Don England's T.K.O.'s (Issue Clubs) 20
Unknown Marking a Card in a Spread break to step, different pattern in the spread
Related to The Commercial Card Magic of Roger Crosthwaite 18
Art Altman The Altman Trap
The Complete Works of Derek Dingle 40
Fred Lowe The Ghost Break alternative for pinky break
Card Finesse 48
Edward Marlo Book Break keeping break while turning deck over
The Complete Works of Derek Dingle 206
Edward Marlo Pinky Count to Move Break tranferring the card upwards
For Your Entertainment Pleasure 46
Edward Marlo Book Break
Best of Friends 181
Unknown Partial Charlier Cut to get break at reversed card
Best of Friends 202
Edward Marlo Pivot-Jog Turnover book break
Card Finesse 70
Unknown Injog Control angled card, cut on top
Close-Up Hallucinations 33
Edward Marlo Book Break
The Collected Almanac (Vol. 2 No. 16) 148
Edward Marlo Bottom Break to Riffle Shuffle Break transferring break into riffle shuffle position
The Card Puzzle 24
Edward Marlo Dribble Control with Break
Marlo's Magazine Volume 5 312
Daryl Martinez, Harvey Rosenthal Pop-Up Move
The Collected Almanac (Vol. 3 No. 25, 26 & 27) 251
Edward Marlo Pivot-Jog Turnover pivot spread, book break, also with multiple breaks
Best of Friends - Volume II 381
Ben Harris Peek Finesse featuring a break display
Best of Friends — Volume II 491
Unknown Veeser Concept from Erdnase Break
Korem without Limits 159
Unknown Another Location getting small jog and then break as top half is replaced
Related to The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 1) 23
Dai Vernon, Max Malini Peek Control holding break as deck is balanced on fingers, then step fan (1939)
Related to The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 2) 29
Charlie Miller Additional Miller Notes
  • holding break while tapping on table
  • nailnick and estimate distance from key
  • "Vernon's 7 card, 7 piles trick."
(1940)
The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 3) 1
Frederick Braue Braue Crimp Control featuring "enlarging a break", also with short card (see following item)
Related to The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 3) 20
Daryl Martinez, Harvey Rosenthal The Pop-Up Move one handed method for top card break, credit information
Daryl's Ambitious Card Omnibus 19
Larry Jennings The Immaculate Insertion achieving very squared condition
The Classic Magic of Larry Jennings 27
Lin Searles Auto Break
The Classic Magic of Larry Jennings 214
Larry Jennings Retaining Break While Deck is turned Over used for setting up for double lift
The Classic Magic of Larry Jennings 57
Lin Searles Auto-Break
The Classic Magic of Larry Jennings 163
Dr. James William Elliott Breaking at the Injog
The Vernon Chronicles — Volume 1 12
Dai Vernon Enlarging a Break
Related toVariations The Vernon Chronicles — Volume 1 10
Dai Vernon Rotating the Break
The Vernon Chronicles - Volume 1 15
Art Altman The Altman Trap
Darwin Ortiz at the Card Table 111
Bruce Cervon Running Cut While Holding a Break
The Cervon File 191
Larry Jennings Pressure Break
Related to The Cardwright 112
Edward Marlo Book Break Pivot-Jog Turnover
Marlo's Magazine Volume 6 233
Dai Vernon Back Breaker obtaining break under top card
The Vernon Chronicles — Volume 3 37
Karl Fulves Tenkai Book Turnover Comments
Kaleidoscope 45
Rafael Benatar Inserción Resorte apparently random insertion of card from front into greek break
Also published here Cartas Certificadas 89
Dai Vernon Enlarging a Break
Close-up Impact! 89
Unknown Book Break
Finally! 55
Harvey Rosenthal The Traveling Break break held while pack is turned over
The Trapdoor — Volume Two (Issue 34) 607
Edward Marlo Sure-Fire Covered Get-Ready getting break under top cards while displaying a face-up side-jogged card on deck
Cardfixes 30
Edward Marlo Book Break
Cardfixes 38
Edward Marlo Automatic Book Break
Cardfixes 57
Alex Elmsley Break Time - Battling the Bulge shifting left little finger break to right thumb
The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 1 92
Alex Elmsley Preparing for the Double Lift two ways to pick up a break
The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 1 94
Alex Elmsley A Bluff Hand-to-hand Transfer while maintaining a break
The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 1 92
Roger Klause The Breakout Display bending deck and displaying it resting on fingers of one hand
Roger Klause: In Concert 117
Edward Marlo Automatic Book Break
The Wild Card Kit 25
Unknown Book Turnover Break
The Olram Aces - The Impossible Travellers 8
Tenkai Ishida Book Break in context of a one-hand turnover
La Magia de Ascanio — Vol. 3 136
Rafael Benatar The Crocodile apparently random insertion of card from front into greek break
Also published here Three Professional Card Routines 10
Ernest Earick Post-Peek Riffle Display
By Forces Unseen 73
Ernest Earick Step to Break Transfer
By Forces Unseen 31
Edward Marlo No-Break Convincer apparently no break can be held
The Olram File (Issue 13) 10
Unknown ブレークをなくさないターンオーバー (Maintaining a break while turning the deck over)
Larry Jennings's Card Technique 128
Unknown Establishing a Break from a Bridge enlarging a break
Card Selection 18
Unknown Book Break with packet
Gene Maze And The Art Of Bottom Dealing 185
Unknown Veneri Break Transfer heel break
Roger's Thesaurus 59
Unknown The Riffle also while holding break
Card College — Volume 1 34
Unknown Auto Break pressing on upper left corner with thumb
Notes from The Summit 14
Steve Bedwell Establishing Pinky Break underneath one card
Siamese Signatures and Other Oddities 15
Lin Searles Auto-Break
Classic Sampler 7
Harry Riser Greek Break & Overhand Shuffle for clean display and table-tapping, then going into overhand shuffle, see also p. 86
Related to The Feints and Temps of Harry Riser 38
Lin Searles Autobreak
Jennings '67 23
Ernest Earick Little Finger Break Transfer as a packet is turned over, see also p. 191
Solomon's Mind 179
Lin Searles Auto Break
Hard-Boiled Mysteries 10
John Carney The Dribble Break method of obtaining a break above or below a card
Card College — Volume 3 529
Unknown Transferring a Break from the little Finger to the Heel of the Thumb
  • Two-Handed Method
  • One-Handed Method
Card College — Volume 3 532
Rafael Benatar Inserting a Card into a Break from front
Card College — Volume 3 533
Edward Marlo Book Break keeping break while turning deck over
21st Century Card Magic 108
Dai Vernon Gesture Break setting up for double lift
Mechanical Deck 21
Dai Vernon ECT Get-Ready upwards buckling
Mechanical Deck 22
Dai Vernon Enlarging a Break
Mechanical Deck 28
Ellis Stanyon The "Stanyon" Cut Pass No. 5, doing an open cut after holding the break during riffling with some delay
Related to Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 225
Baltazar Fuentes Fuentes Step Insertion Aces apparently put on bottom, but inserted into two breaks near bottom
I'm Dancing 35
Neal Elias Pivoting the Break pivoting deck after overhand shuffle
Related to Gambling Notes 12
Cardini Spring Break holding break while springing, spelling trick application
Related to
  • "Spring Peek" (Joseph K. Schmidt, Discoverie #4)
Latter Day Secrets (Issue 5) 127
Dai Vernon Double Cut Break Handling double cutting with jog, then deck turned over and break retained
Also published here Latter Day Secrets (Issue 6) 188
Art Altman Altman Trap
Scams & Fantasies with Cards 23
Edward Marlo Pivot-Jog Turnover book break
FASDIU II 81
Tenkai Ishida Pivot Break / Book Break
The Paper Engine 111
Art Altman Altman Trap
Penumbra (Issue 4) 14
Rafael Benatar The Crocodile inserting a card in a break
Card Fictions 70
Ernest Earick Step to Break Transfer break retained as deck is turned over
Penumbra (Issue 6) 4
Tenkai Ishida Pivot Break
Card College — Volume 5 1247
Harvey Rosenthal The Pop-Up Move
Penumbra (Issue 8) 17
Tenkai Ishida Step Break credit information
Enchantments 75
Wesley James Splay Grip small packet buckle, similar to reference
Related to Enchantments 382
Dave Campbell Top Card Break - single handed buckling top card with thumb on outer right corner
The Dave Campbell Legacy 407
Art Altman The Altman Trap
Up In Smoke 12
Larry Jennings Retaining Break While Deck is turned Over
Up In Smoke 57
Tenkai Ishida Book Break
The Magic of Ascanio — Studies of Card Magic 228
Charlie Miller Charlie Miller's Break Handling riffling, elevated dealing position
Also published here
  • MUM, Aug. 2001
Secrets of an Escamoteur 13
Tenkai Ishida The Tenkai Turnover Book Break Turnover
The Magic of Ascanio — More Studies of Card Magic 27
Arturo de Ascanio, Johnny Thompson The Almost Pinkieless Maneuver maintaining break while turning deck over
The Magic of Ascanio — More Studies of Card Magic 366
Harvey Rosenthal Pop-Up Move
Secret Agenda (Issue June 2) 164
Larry Jennings Snap Double Lift to move break from thumb to pinky
More Power to You 144
Eric Evans One Handed Zorro getting into Z-Break one-handed, selection reverses in center as application
Related to 53 Friends 7
Unknown Break Displays
Confidences 88
Roberto Giobbi Swing Cut at a Break
Confidences 108
Lin Searles Auto-Break
The Magic of Steven Hamilton 68
John Carney The Dribble Break
Related to F for Fiction 13
Alexander Hansford Microbreaks Work on obtaining, maintaining and recovering from very fine pinky breaks
Sprezzatura 10
Dai Vernon Retrieving the Break Recovering from a fine pinky break
Related to Sprezzatura 12
Bill Simon, Will Houstoun, Alexander Hansford Control A Sidejogging a card during square up to obtain microbreak, sidejog finesse provided by Will Houstoun, cut card to the top of the deck
Inspired by Sprezzatura 13
Alexander Hansford Erdnase Break from Jog
Sprezzatura 17
Tenkai Ishida Book Break without credits
Notes de Causerie 23
Unknown Kick Count moving break one card higher
A New Angle 67
Ricky Smith Establishing a Break under a few cards, using partial cull
Threeve 41
Dai Vernon Sliding the Break tabled cut at a break
The Magic of Johnny Thompson (Issue 1) 40
Unknown Greek Break tapping deck on table
The Magic of Johnny Thompson (Issue 1) 102
Max Malini All-Round Square Up with deck squeeze
Variations The Magic of Johnny Thompson (Issue 1) 261
Johnny Thompson Break Finesse apparently no break is held
Inspired by The Magic of Johnny Thompson (Issue 1) 266
Harry Riser Fan with Break pressure fan with break, results in step
The Magic of Johnny Thompson (Issue 2) 101
Lin Searles Auto-Break
Repertoire 99
Rafael Benatar Inserting a Card into a Break heel break
Handcrafted Card Magic - Volume 3 26
Darwin Ortiz Squaring Subtlety Squaring the deck with index finger while catching a break above or below injog
Elixir (Vol. 2 No. 1 (Summer #2)) 101
Roy Walton Book Break
Grand Livre de Cartomagie 208
Steve Forte Flat-Break retaining contact to side-jogged card during overhand shuffle
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 195
Steve Forte spread-break display concealing break during in-the-hands spread display, temporary step
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 750
Steve Forte getting into breaks getting into a break with overhand shuffle, insertion cut with all-around square up
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 751
Steve Forte display dodges showing top cards of tabled deck and using display to pick up breaks or go into transfer cuts
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 752
Roger Klause Bending the Break
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 761
Unknown Heel & Little Finger Z-Break see also end notes about holding two breaks
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 908
Unknown Book Break
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 908
Steve Forte Turn-Around Break step to break after 180 degree turn of deck
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 909
Steve Forte Heel Break Push-Off
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 1019
Steve Forte The Optical Cut featuring clean spin cut at a break
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 789
Steve Forte One-handed Crimp Cut clean cutting to the last Ace after a spectator's strip cut, one-handed crimp enlargement
Inspired by Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 822