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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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Advanced Card Control Volume 8: Utility Moves (for resale) by Allan Ackerman
Advanced Card Control Volume 8: Utility Moves (for resale)

Sleights & Moves:
  • ATFUS
  • Fine Points of ATFUS
  • Fu-Fu Switch
  • Vernon's ATFUS
  • Hugard/Braue Addition
  • Secret Subtraction
  • Vernon Add-On
  • 1-2-3-4 Switch
  • Quick Three-Way
  • D'Amico Multiple Spread
  • The Drop Switch
  • The Jennings' Add-On
  • Vernon
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Allan Ackerman 27 Jul 2010  
Advanced Card Control Volume 7: False Counts (for resale) by Allan Ackerman
Advanced Card Control Volume 7: False Counts (for resale)

Sleights & Moves:
  • The Elmsley Count
  • Counting Terminology
  • The X-Y-Z Count
  • Underground Elmsley Count
  • The OPEC Count
  • The Jordan Count
  • 3-4-3 Count
  • 3-5-4 Count
  • 2-X-2 Count
  • 2-4-4 Count
  • The Olram Subtlety
  • The OPOS Count
  • The Gemini
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Allan Ackerman 27 Jul 2010  
Advanced Card Control Volume 6: Faro Shuffle (for resale) by Allan Ackerman
Advanced Card Control Volume 6: Faro Shuffle (for resale)

Sleights & Moves:
  • In-The-Hands Faro Technique
  • Cutting At 26
  • Adjusting the Cut
  • In-Faros vs. Out-Faros
  • Fine Points of the Faro Shuffle
  • Re-Squaring the Packets
  • In Case of a Miss
  • Rock & Re-Weave
  • The Faro Shuffle as a Real Shuffle
  • Further
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Allan Ackerman 27 Jul 2010  
Advanced Card Control Volume 4: Flourishes, Lifts & Changes (for resale) by Allan Ackerman
Advanced Card Control Volume 4: Flourishes, Lifts & Changes (for resale)

Sleights & Moves:
  • The Thumb Fan
  • Pressure Fans
  • One-Handed Fans
  • One-Handed Overhand Shuffle
  • On-Handed Faro Shuffle
  • Charlier (One-Handed) Cut
  • The Kosy Cut
  • Charlier Cut with a Somersault
  • Erdnase One-Handed Cut
  • The Distinction Between
...more
Allan Ackerman 27 Jul 2010  
Advanced Card Control Volume 3: Controls (for resale) by Allan Ackerman
Advanced Card Control Volume 3: Controls (for resale)

Controls. Breaks, peeks, glimpses, crimps, jogs, passes, shifts, twists, reversals, replacements, shuffle controls, hofzinser control, convincing control...all the good stuff you need to know to have full control of your deck of cards.

Sleights & Moves:

  • Little
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Allan Ackerman 27 Jul 2010  
Reassembled Finale by Allan Ackerman
Reassembled Finale

Four 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
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Allan Ackerman 28 Oct 2009 $6.00

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Cannibal Kings by Allan Ackerman
Cannibal Kings

The 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.

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Dunbury Delusion by Allan Ackerman
Dunbury Delusion

A 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
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Easy Off Pips by Allan Ackerman
Easy Off Pips

Deck 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

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Devilish Miracle by Allan Ackerman
Devilish Miracle

Two 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
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Variant's Variant by Allan Ackerman
Variant's Variant

This 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
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Ace Assembly Variation by Allan Ackerman
Ace Assembly Variation

You 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.

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Spectator Cuts the Aces by Allan Ackerman
Spectator Cuts the Aces

A 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

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Ten Card Trick by Allan Ackerman
Ten Card Trick

This 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
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Deceptive Perception by Allan Ackerman
Deceptive Perception

This 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
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No Palm Travelers by Allan Ackerman
No Palm Travelers

This 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
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Twins by Allan Ackerman
Twins

This 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

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Evapor-ace-tion by Allan Ackerman
Evapor-ace-tion

The 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

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Twisting the Aces by Allan Ackerman
Twisting the Aces

This 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
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Faro Mental Displacement by Allan Ackerman
Faro Mental Displacement

This 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
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