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Allan Ackerman

Allan Ackerman

(Chicago, Illinois: 13th October 1947 - )

Inspired around age 9 seeing a full-evening show. USO shows 1964. Math lecturer at University of Nevada at Las Vegas 1971-present. Proprietor of computer store. Semi-pro close-up and card magic. One of the top card mechanics alive.

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The Esoterist

Allan Ackerman

The Esoterist by Allan AckermanThis is number two of the Paul Diamond "Gems of Magic Book" series.

Roger Klause writes in his foreword:

Those of you readers who have had the opportunity to study and benefit from Allan's first work, Magic Mafia Effects, and those of you who have had the more fortunate experience of witnessing this young man's remarkable ability with the pasteboards will certainly welcome this treatise with great eagerness.

Should this be your first encounter with Allan's literary efforts please be assured that each and every premise contained herein has been given the acid test before some of the most knowledgeable cardmen...

2015 / 4 / 26
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Reassembled Finale

Allan Ackerman

Reassembled Finale by Allan AckermanFour hands are dealt starting with an Ace for each hand. Another three cards are dealt on top of each ace. One at a time the Aces travel to the magicians hand - your standard Ace assembly. However, in a flash the aces jump back and on top of each pack is an Ace.

There are no difficult moves in this routine, but it is a longer routine with several steps to remember.

runtime: 8min 18s

2009 / 10 / 28
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Cannibal Kings

Allan Ackerman

Cannibal Kings by Allan AckermanThe four kings are shown and pronounced to be cannibals. A random card is pushed between the four kings and vanishes. The kings have eaten the card. This happens a few more times until the kings ate too much and change to the four Eights.

runtime: 9min 22s

2009 / 6 / 16
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Dunbury Delusion

Allan Ackerman

Dunbury Delusion by Allan AckermanA card is selected and returned to the deck. The performer cuts to a random position to show an indicator card. The value of the indicator card is used to count to another card which the performer thinks is the chosen card. However, the indicator card was already the spectator chosen card. So it appears as the performer messed up. Nevertheless, everything straightens out magically and the card counted to is the spectator card and the card counted off are the aces.

runtime: 3min 31s

2009 / 6 / 16
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Easy Off Pips

Allan Ackerman

Easy Off Pips by Allan AckermanDeck is shuffled and spectator cuts to a card. Performer removes one pip at a time from the card until it is entirely blank and as a final climax the card vanishes completely.

runtime: 3min 11s

2009 / 6 / 16
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Devilish Miracle

Allan Ackerman

Devilish Miracle by Allan AckermanTwo cards are peeked at. Performer selects a few cards from the pack an shows them. One spectator notes that his card is among the ones shown. When the cards are shown again, the spectator card is missing and reappears in the other portion of the deck whereas the other spectator's card has magically appeared face down in the first packet.

This is a plot by Carmen D'Amico and Ed Marlo.

runtime: 6min 27s

2009 / 6 / 16
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Variant's Variant

Allan Ackerman

Variant's Variant by Allan AckermanThis routine was first published in Allan's book Here is my Card. The four kings are shown. A deuce is placed under the top king of the four king packet. Magically the deuce rises to the top. Then the deuce is placed third from the top but it still manages to rise to the top. Then it is placed fourth and finally fifth but it always rises to the top. In the end the deuce changes to a king and the four kings change to the four deuces.

runtime: 4min 53s

2009 / 6 / 16
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Ace Assembly Variation

Allan Ackerman

Ace Assembly Variation by Allan AckermanYou deal four hands of cards. The first card for each hand is an ace followed by four indifferent cards. However, magically all the aces assembly in the performers packet.

You will need to be familiar with the Veeser Concept to perform this effect.

runtime: 4min 1s

2009 / 6 / 16
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Spectator Cuts the Aces

Allan Ackerman

Spectator Cuts the Aces by Allan AckermanA deck rests on the table. The spectator is asked to cut it into four roughly equal packets. The top card on each packet turns out to be an ace.

You will need to be familiar with the Veeser Concept to perform this effect.

runtime: 2min 3s

2009 / 6 / 16
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Ten Card Trick

Allan Ackerman

Ten Card Trick by Allan AckermanThis is Allan's variation of the famous Eleven Card Trick. That reads like a joke, but it ain't. The spectator counts ten cards and hands them to the performer who double checks counting them aloud. However, often he counts, adds and removes cards, they never really are ten cards.

runtime: 6min 40s

2009 / 6 / 15
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Deceptive Perception

Allan Ackerman

Deceptive Perception by Allan AckermanThis is an updated handling of a Le Paul effect. A blue and a red backed deck are used. The spectator selects a card from the blue backed deck. This card is mixed into a small packet of red backed cards. Magically the back colors change and suddenly the selected card has a red back and the other cards are now all blue backed.

runtime: 5min 8s

2009 / 6 / 15
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No Palm Travelers

Allan Ackerman

No Palm Travelers by Allan AckermanThis routine was first published in Allan's Moose Notes. The subject of the performance is shuffle tracking. Spectators are signing the four kings, which are lost in the pack. Nevertheless the magician finds them. But then they magically change to the four aces and the kings are found in various pockets of the magicians suit.

runtime: 16min 3s

2009 / 6 / 15
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Twins

Allan Ackerman

Twins by Allan AckermanThis is Allan's handling of a famous Brother John Hamman effect. Black queens transform into red queens and black kings transform into red kings, all tied together in a fun story of a double date going to a bar.

runtime: 5min 28s

2009 / 6 / 15
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Evapor-ace-tion

Allan Ackerman

Evapor-ace-tion by Allan AckermanThe four aces are shown. When they are counted and they reduce to three, then two, one and finally none. A few cuts and the aces are found again in the deck.

runtime: 3min 34s

2009 / 6 / 15
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Twisting the Aces

Allan Ackerman

Twisting the Aces by Allan AckermanThis is a tremendously visual effect developed by Dai Vernon using the Elmsley Count. The aces one by one turn face-up while the four aces are merely shown and counted. For the climax the black aces change place with the red aces while they are resting in the spectators hand.

If you want an even more visual twisting effect, then take a look at Waving the Aces by Guy Hollingworth.

runtime: 4min 14s

2009 / 6 / 15
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Faro Mental Displacement

Allan Ackerman

Faro Mental Displacement by Allan AckermanThis is a 'princess' style mental effect. Spectator receives a few cards, remembers one of them and then these cards are shuffled back into the rest of the deck. The performer shows groups of cards to the spectator until a group is identified that holds the spectator thought of card. The card magically travels from one packet to another packet exactly to the position that a second spectator cut to.

runtime: 5min 21s

2009 / 6 / 15
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Marlo's Matching Routine

Allan Ackerman

Marlo's Matching Routine by Allan AckermanThe deck is shuffled. Spectator cuts off a small packet and sets it aside. The performer selects one card from the remaining cards. It turns out that this is the mate card to the card on the bottom of the spectator cut packet. The same procedure is repeated and again the performer is able to pick the mate card. In ever more impossible ways the spectator selects cards which turn out to be located next to their mates.

This routine was first published in Faro Control Miracles. It uses the stay stack principle.

runtime: 16min 52s

2009 / 6 / 15
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The Gun

Allan Ackerman

The Gun by Allan AckermanThis is an effect by Francis Carlyle. It is an unusual revelation of a peeked at card. The Ace of Spades, also known among gamblers as 'the bullet', is used to shoot out the spectators card.

runtime: 2min 22s

2009 / 6 / 15
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Acetamation

Allan Ackerman

Acetamation by Allan AckermanThis is one of Ed Marlo's best routines also sometimes called "Miracle Ace Cutting" and was first published in Faro Control Miracles. The patter Allan uses is from Dai Vernon and tells the story of a one handed gambler who miraculously can cut to the aces.

runtime: 6min 52s

2009 / 6 / 15
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Acrobatic Aces

Allan Ackerman

Acrobatic Aces by Allan AckermanThis is another classic of card magic, a routine first published in Paul LePaul's book. The four aces are put back into the deck at different locations. The deck is shuffled and one half is half-way stuck into the other half. A few flicks and one ace at a time flies out of the deck.

runtime: 1min 58s

2009 / 6 / 15
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