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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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Allan Ackerman
1-2-3-4 Switch by Allan Ackerman

This is a very versatile switch allowing you to switch out one, two, three or four cards from a block of four. Allan got his inspiration from a 3 for 3 switch by Al Leech. One of the interesting parts of this video is that Allan shows the various transitions of his development going from Al Leech's move to Allan's final version.

runtime: 7min 36s

2009 / 5 / 13
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2-4-4 Count by Allan Ackerman

Count two cards as four while holding four cards.

runtime: 1min 1s

2009 / 5 / 13
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2-X-2 Count by Allan Ackerman

Count two cards as many cards as you like.

runtime: 54s

2009 / 5 / 13
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3-4-3 Count by Allan Ackerman

Show three cards as four while actually having three cards.

runtime: 52s

2009 / 5 / 13
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3-5-4 Count by Allan Ackerman

Count three cards as five while actually holding four cards.

runtime: 2min 8s

2009 / 5 / 13
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3-Packet One-Handed Cut by Allan Ackerman

The middle section of a deck is swivelled out and cut to the top.

runtime: 45s

2009 / 5 / 12
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5-Packet One-Handed Cut by Allan Ackerman

This is similar to the 3-Packet One-Handed Cut except that you are pulling out 2 packets from the deck, rather than one.

runtime: 40s

2009 / 5 / 12
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Allan Ackerman
8 Out-Faros by Allan Ackerman

If you want to see Allan start with a deck in new deck order, do 8 out-faros and end up again with the deck in new deck order, then this is the video for you.

runtime: 1min 31s

2009 / 5 / 13
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Allan Ackerman
AB Bottom Palm by Allan Ackerman

AB stands for Ackerman-Barnhard. It is a way to palm the bottom cards from an overhand shuffle.

runtime: 2min 15s

2009 / 5 / 11
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Ace Assembly by Allan Ackerman

Spectator cuts the deck into four piles of approximately the same size. Performer puts one ace on each pile, assembles the piles and without any funny business the aces end up at the very top of the assembled pile.

This is an application of the Benzais cop.

runtime: 59s

2009 / 6 / 15
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Ace Assembly Variation by Allan Ackerman

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.

runtime: 4min 1s

2009 / 6 / 16
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Acetamation by Allan Ackerman

This 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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Ackerman Convincing Control by Allan Ackerman

This is Ackerman's variation of the Convincing Control.

runtime: 1min 45s

2009 / 5 / 12
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Ackerman Shuffle Reverse by Allan Ackerman

This is an easy shuffle reverse done during a riffle shuffle.

runtime: 1min 5s

2009 / 5 / 13
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Ackerman Varies Kelly by Allan Ackerman

Ackerman marries the Kelly Bottom Replacement with the Convincing Control to eliminate the telltale front finger movement of the Kelly Bottom Replacement.

runtime: 2min 9s

2009 / 5 / 12
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Ackerman's All Backs by Allan Ackerman

This is a fun routine that first appeared in Allan's Magic Mafia book. It is based on a Dai Vernon plot from the 60s. However, a typical 'all backs' routine requires many moves - half passes and double lifts. Here Allan has engineered a routine with a lot less moves. You could even do this routine while maintaining a stacked deck.

You show a deck that consists of cards that have backs printed on the front and back. This changes then to faces on both sides of the cards until everything goes back to normal.

runtime: 6min 30s

2009 / 6 / 15
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Acrobatic Aces by Allan Ackerman

This 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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Advanced Card Control Series (8 Volumes) by Allan Ackerman

This is the set of 8 download DVDs at a special low bundle price. It is an encyclopedia of card moves, taught and demonstrated by one of the best card handlers alive - Allan Ackerman. On top of it Ackerman also teaches many wonderful card routines where he applies the moves just taught.

This is not a set of download DVDs you will sit down and watch from start to finish. It is a body of work you will refer to piece by piece. For example, you might be in the process to study an effect that uses a move unfamiliar to you. Then you will turn to this encyclopedia, find the move and learn it from...

2009 / 4 / 19
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Advanced Card Control Volume 1: Palming by Allan Ackerman

Palming. Allan Ackerman takes you through a staggering list of palming techniques including Tenkai Palm, Gambler's Cop, Vernon Top Palm, Slydini Fan Steal, Marlo Bottom Palm, Side Steal to Palm, Bluff Control, and many more.

We have a special low bundle price for all 8 volumes in this series: Advanced Card Control Series (8 Volumes)

Allan Ackerman is one of the world's foremost experts at sleight-of-hand magic with playing cards. Allan is one of those humble down to earth guys with incredible chops. He executes the moves flawlessly and teaches them in a straight forward easy to grasp manner. On this incredible multi-volume series...

2009 / 4 / 14
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Advanced Card Control Volume 2: False Deals by Allan Ackerman

False Deals. Allan Ackerman teaches the Second Deal, Bottom Deal and Center Deal, plus a number of variations and methods including effects with these moves. The Side Glide developed by Dai Vernon is a piece of beauty - minimal movement - maximum impact.

We have a special low bundle price for all 8 volumes in this series: Advanced Card Control Series (8 Volumes)

Allan Ackerman is one of the world's foremost experts at sleight-of-hand magic with playing cards. Allan is one of those humble down to earth guys with incredible chops. He executes the moves flawlessly and teaches them in a straight forward easy to grasp manner. On this incredible...

2008 / 12 / 12
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Advanced Card Control Volume 3: Controls by Allan Ackerman

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.

We have a special low bundle price for all 8 volumes in this series: Advanced Card Control Series (8 Volumes)

Sleights & Moves:

  • Little Finger Break
  • Spectator Peek
  • After the Break
  • The Marlo Break
  • Klause Breakout Display
  • Controlling to Top or Bottom
  • Kick Count
  • Maintaining a Fan Break
  • All-Around Square-Up Glimpse
  • Book Break Glimpse
  • Fan Glimpse
  • Draun's Fan Glimpse
  • Kick Count to Crimp ...
2008 / 12 / 12
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Advanced Card Control Volume 4: Flourishes, Lifts & Changes by Allan Ackerman

We have a special low bundle price for all 8 volumes in this series: Advanced Card Control Series (8 Volumes)

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 a Change and a Switch
  • The Slap Change
  • The Color Change
  • Hit Double Lift
  • Push-Off Double Lift
  • Outjog Subtlety
  • Another Two-Card Push-Off
  • The Vernon Push-Off
  • A Little Noise
  • Spooky Altman Trap
  • D'Amico Spread
  • Spooky Bro. Altman
  • Multiple Turnovers
  • The Pinky Count
  • The Square-Up...
2008 / 12 / 18
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Advanced Card Control Volume 5: Shuffle Work by Allan Ackerman

We have a special low bundle price for all 8 volumes in this series: Advanced Card Control Series (8 Volumes)

Sleights & Moves:

  • G.W. Hunter False Shuffle
  • Erdnase False Shuffle
  • Strip-Out False Shuffle
  • Up The Ladder
  • Pull-Through with a Cut
  • The Zarrow Shuffle
  • The Shank Shuffle
  • Slip Shod
  • Vernon's Two-Shuffle Concept
  • The Sideways Shank Shuffle
  • Controlling the Top Stock
  • Controlling the Bottom Stock
  • Ireland's Red/Black Shuffle
  • Downs' Red/Black Shuffle
  • Double Undercut to Top
  • Double Undercut to Bottom
  • Top Block Transfer
  • Bottom Block Transfer
  • Tabled Fake Cut
  • Stover Fake Cut
  • Ose Fake Cut
  • Triple Fake Cut
  • Fake Double...
2008 / 12 / 18
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Advanced Card Control Volume 6: Faro Shuffle by Allan Ackerman

We have a special low bundle price for all 8 volumes in this series: Advanced Card Control Series (8 Volumes)

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 Fine Faro Points
  • The Fourth Finger Table
  • Key Cards
  • The Tabled Faro
  • The Faro Check
  • Stacking with the Faro Shuffle
  • Combining Faro & Riffle
  • The Ten-Card Poker Stack
  • The Stay Stack
  • Incomplete Faro Control
  • Incomplete Faro with a Jog
  • Automatic Placement Control
  • Si Stebbins ...
2008 / 12 / 18
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Advanced Card Control Volume 7: False Counts by Allan Ackerman

We have a special low bundle price for all 8 volumes in this series: Advanced Card Control Series (8 Volumes)

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 Count
  • Rhythm Count (Jennings)
  • Rhythm Count (Ackerman)
  • Rhythm Count (Carpenter)
  • The Jiminy Cricket Count
  • The Flushtration Count
  • The Rumba Count
  • Elmsley Flushtration Count
  • Ireland's False Count
  • Carlyle's False Count
  • Showing Four Aces as Five
  • The Biddle Count
  • The Veeser Concept ...
2008 / 12 / 18
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Advanced Card Control Volume 8: Utility Moves by Allan Ackerman

We have a special low bundle price for all 8 volumes in this series: Advanced Card Control Series (8 Volumes)

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 Shuffle Reverse
  • Cervon's Cut Reverse
  • Braue Reversal 1
  • Braue Reversal 2
  • Ackerman's Shuffle Reverse
  • Propelled Lapping
  • Pemper Deck Switch
  • In-the-Pocket Switch
  • Bert Allerton Move
  • On the Up & Up
  • The Ultra Move
  • The Curry Change
  • Tilt & Variations
  • One-Handed Tilt
  • Schwarzman's Tilt Subtlety ...
2008 / 12 / 18
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All Around Square Up Glimpse by Allan Ackerman

Once you hold a break, this technique allows you to peek the card while you square up the deck.

runtime: 51s

2009 / 5 / 12
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Altman's Cut Bottom Palm by Allan Ackerman

While you perform a double cut you palm off the bottom cards. This move was developed by Art Altman.

runtime: 1min 15s

2009 / 5 / 11
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Any Card At Any Number by Allan Ackerman

The faro shuffle allows you to place a certain card at a certain location. You will learn how to mix in-faros with out-faros in the right way to achieve this effect.

runtime: 4min 5s

2009 / 5 / 13
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Anyone from Anywhere by Allan Ackerman

The roles are reversed. The performer selects a card and the spectator finds the card by selecting a number, dealing to the number and indeed finding the selected card there.

You will need to know the Pip Bottom Deal to perform this effect.

runtime: 3min 28s

2009 / 6 / 15
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ATFUS by Allan Ackerman

The ATFUS or Any Time Face-Up Switch was one of Marlo's favorite moves. Literally hundreds of routines have been created that use the ATFUS. It allows you to switch out one or several cards during a fair face-up display action.

runtime: 6min 33s

2009 / 5 / 13
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