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Theodore Annemann The $ 1,000 Test Card Location stacked, riskyRelated toVariations SH-H-H--! It's A Secret 43
Cardini The Cardini Ace Trick Aces shuffled into pack (by performer) end up on bottom, featuring Cardini's Overhand Shuffle Multiple ShiftRelated toVariations Greater Magic 545
Unknown Thought Stealer progressive set upVariations The Royal Road to Card Magic 23
Edward Marlo Throw-Off Faro - Top if only the top portion is importantRelated to The Faro Shuffle 24
Bruce Cervon Perfect Speller Variations The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4 No. 2) 227
Edward Marlo For the Unambitious related to "Coming Up in the World", see correction on page 34Related to Kabbala - Volume 1 (Vol. 1 No. 2) 11
J. Stewart Smith To The Top "Coming Up in the World" precursor, shown by a soldier in 1942, see also p. 415, p. 426 for comment by Charles HudsonRelated to The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 6) 413
Darwin Ortiz The Ultimate Card Shark ending in New Pack OrderInspired byVariations Darwin Ortiz at the Card Table 73
Steven Youell The $ 1,000,000 Test three cards are divinedInspired by The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 51) 939
Steven Youell The Perfect Stopper spectator deals card on table and can stop anywhere, performer knows / names cardVariations The Trapdoor - Volume Three (Issue 51) 940
Steven Youell The Half Stack Principle The Trapdoor - Volume Three (Issue 51) 940
Tom Craven Blind Side named number is counted to, card is noted and rest of the cards are blankInspired by The Trapdoor - Volume Three (Issue 52) 959
Steven Youell Dribble Peek after fingertip peek, deck is turned over and dribbledAlso published here Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 2 184
Steven Youell Gaffus Maximus card with different back is placed in deck, spectator choses that exact card when cards are riffled through Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 2 83
Steven Youell Bikes Peek key card placement, in the handsRelated to The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 61) 1180
Steve Beam Leftovers on John Riggs, Jeff White, Tony Biscardi Joke, Steven Youell, David Copperfield, Mike Gallo, Tom Craven, Dave Michael Evans The Trapdoor - Volume Three (Issue 61) 1196
Darwin Ortiz Remote Control performer knows position of peeked at card in second deckInspired by
  • "Twin Peaks" (Paul Gordon, Card Magic Miracles)
Variations
Scams & Fantasies with Cards 98
Steven Youell Spelling Numbers learning with how many letters a card spells Weapons of Mass Destruction 19
Steven Youell Gaffus Maximus unknown odd-backed card placed into deck, spectator choses one from the face and it is the odd-backed one, red/blue long-short deck
- Ditching the Gaff
Weapons of Mass Destruction 21
Steven Youell The Perfect Choice spectator deals down in shuffled deck and stops, performer knows the card, faroRelated to Weapons of Mass Destruction 24
Steven Youell Blinded By The Sleight performer blindfolded, spectator selects a card and takes out five cards one of which is the selection, performer hold each up while spectator says "no" to each, selection foundRelated to Weapons of Mass Destruction 26
Steven Youell The Hacker Stack using Si Stebbins as memorized deckRelated to Weapons of Mass Destruction 29
Steven Youell Flummoxed! challenge location designed for magicians Weapons of Mass Destruction 30
Steven Youell The Adequate Cardshark Poker and Bridge deal from Si StebbinsInspired by Weapons of Mass Destruction 31
Steven Youell Setting The Combination Vernon's Aces with Free Cut Principle and stack to get packets of right size Weapons of Mass Destruction 32
Steven Youell Harry The Hacker three cards removed and named as memory demonstration, cards next to removed cards culled Weapons of Mass Destruction 34
Steven Youell Hacker Stack Basics memorizing Si Stebbins
- Step One - The Phonetic Alphabet
- Step Two - Turning Numbers Into Pictures
- Step Three - Translating Playing Cards Into Pictures
- The Final Step - Learning The Stack
Related to Weapons of Mass Destruction 36
Steven Youell The Power Of Peeks Weapons of Mass Destruction 42
Steven Youell The Dribble Peek after fingertip peek, deck is turned over and dribbledAlso published here Weapons of Mass Destruction 43
Steven Youell The Flex Peek Weapons of Mass Destruction 43
Steven Youell The Riffle Glimpse Weapons of Mass Destruction 44
Cardini, Steven Youell The Cardini Multiple Shift overhand shuffleInspired by Weapons of Mass Destruction 45
Steven Youell The Foundation of ProActive Control mostly about handling mistakes and confidence
- The Cause of Fear & Loathing
- Step One: Introspection
Weapons of Mass Destruction 47
Steven Youell ProActive Strategies mostly about handling mistakes and confidence
- Emotional
- Mental
- Mental Floss
Weapons of Mass Destruction 51
Steven Youell Fail-Safe Guidelines avoiding mistakes
- Rule #1
- Rule #2
- Rule #3
- Rule #4
Weapons of Mass Destruction 55
Steven Youell Liar! spectator reads off cards and lies at his selection Weapons of Mass Destruction 55
Steven Youell Sonar Detection spectator displaces his card, performer listens to riffle and names card, with out when spectator lies Weapons of Mass Destruction 56
Steven Youell Your Momma! spelling "YOURMOMMA" Weapons of Mass Destruction 57
Steven Youell I HATE that card! idiosyncratic way to cull a card to the top Weapons of Mass Destruction 58
Steven Youell The Off Center Shuffle getting a glimpsed selection to the top Weapons of Mass Destruction 58
Steven Youell The Implications of the "Fight or Flight" Syndrome on getting great reactions Weapons of Mass Destruction 61
Steven Youell Preliminaries - Acknowledgements
- Dedication ("First, to my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ")
- License
Weapons of Mass Destruction 3
Steven Youell The Card Trick That Has No Explanation challenge presentation for Cervon's speller
- The Spelling Procedure
Inspired by Weapons of Mass Destruction 5
Steven Youell Dribble Peek glimpsing card at break during dribbling action, see also p. 43 Weapons of Mass Destruction 6
Steven Youell The Ultimate Weapon two decks, two spectators select one from each, performer apparently memorises the decks, names position of selections in other decks, then another removed card namedInspired by Weapons of Mass Destruction 10
Steven Youell The Image Fades card changes into selection in spectator's hand and back Weapons of Mass Destruction 14
Steven Youell, Sid Fleischman The Infamous Non-Working Self-Working Card Trick Joker stabbed between two cards, suit and value of cards above and below used to compose new card, it is found in pocketInspired by
  • "The Infamous Non-Working, Self-Working Card Trick" (Sid Fleischman)
Weapons of Mass Destruction 16
Steven Youell Dead Solid Perfect card thought of from a group, progressive set up, made impromptuInspired by Weapons of Mass Destruction 18
Steven Youell Acknowledgements Weapons of Mass Deception
Steven Youell Elegant Solutions - Shopping For Sleights
- Stratagems
- Presentation and Presentational Ploys
Weapons of Mass Deception 1
Steven Youell Jaw Breaker spectator deals down in shuffled deck and stops, performer takes duplicate out of another deck, or has it reversed there already, three methods
- Standard Method (faro)
- Using Full Deck Stacks
- Bonus-- Brand New Sealed Deck Method
Related to Weapons of Mass Deception 8
Steven Youell Russian Roulette card fairly chosen, performer removes six cards of which five are eliminated, selection remains, thirteen duplicates Weapons of Mass Deception 11
Steven Youell +1 spectator cuts to four cards, performer cuts to one higher each, with Si Stebbins variation Weapons of Mass Deception 12
Steven Youell TrapJacks humorous presentation for sandwich, first in deck, then card travels between tabled sandwich cards Weapons of Mass Deception 17
Steven Youell My Name Is Nobody Aces lost and then cut to one by one Weapons of Mass Deception 22
Steven Youell Memory Paper cards change into selections with "special deck" presentation Weapons of Mass Deception 25
Steven Youell Reading The Tells card's identity divined by asking some questions Weapons of Mass Deception 29
Steven Youell Flicker Glimpse Choreography glimpsing selection Weapons of Mass Deception 30
Steven Youell NumerAlphatology card chosen, performer removes five cards and narrows them down to selection, presentation for glimpseRelated to Weapons of Mass Deception 34
Steven Youell Calling The Shot performer cuts to three selections one at a time, also as Ace cuttingInspired by
  • Terry LaGerould effect
Weapons of Mass Deception 38
Steven Youell The Angle Cut Key Card using a single stripper cut card as key card
- Manufacturing An Angle Cut Key Card
- Advantages Of The Angle Cut Key Card
Weapons of Mass Deception 41
Steven Youell The Camouflage Spread spreading in a less neat way Weapons of Mass Deception 45
Steven Youell Top Change Weapons of Mass Deception 50
Steven Youell Straddle Faro Glimpse Related to Weapons of Mass Deception 55
Steven Youell Fundamental Sleights & Where To Find Me "Odds & Ends" Weapons of Mass Deception 57
Steve Beam The Trapdoor Issue #51 on Doug Canning, Tom Craven, John Riggs, Steven Youell The Trapdoor - Volume Three (Issue Addendum) iii
Steven Youell, Cardini The Cardini Multiple Shift Inspired byAlso published here
  • "Weapons of Mass Destruction" (2004, p. 45)
Facsimile (Issue 5) 35