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This category focuses entirely on card moves - from the basic cuts and shuffles to the bastard hard ones.

Literally hundreds if not thousands of card moves have been developed over time. You won't need to learn all of them, but any card man of name has in each basic move category (palm, control, false shuffle, false cut, false deal, glimpse, flourish, force, ...) one or two strong moves ready to use.

Once you have a solid grounding in the basic moves pretty much any card trick is accessible to you.

Practicing moves can have a zen like quality to it. Some achieve a naturalness similar to a musician, dancer or juggler. It looks effortless, but it can take thousands of hours of practice.

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Neo Shufflogica

Wesley James

Neo Shufflogica by Wesley JamesRevisiting the False Shuffle for Artifice and Magic

There has not been a complete work on Shuffle technique since the early 1970's, yet Shuffle techniques have continued to advance. In fact, there has been a significant shift in the paradigm of those at the forefront of Shuffle techniques. Further, "In-the-Hands" techniques have become increasingly common, even in the magic fraternity, as they have been in the cheating community for many years. Now, for the first time, one of the most recognized experts on the subject has released the real work, including many of his own developments, for...

2017 / 10 / 18

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Aarsh Shah & Piklumagic

Vibgyor by Aarsh Shah & Piklumagic6 colourful colour card changes like never before.

Vibgyor is a colorful journey created and cherished from the mind of Aarsh Shah that contains color changes that requires nothing but your hand and deck of playing cards. Piklumagic brings this journey that includes six colorful destinations which are creative an very visual and can be performed anywhere and anytime.

  • Voigre
  • Inlet
  • Blurple
  • Grellow
  • Yelue
  • Bonus (or "T3")

1st edition 2017, length 17 min

2017 / 9 / 26

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Sleight Intended

J. G. Thompson Jr.

Sleight Intended by J. G. Thompson Jr.From the foreword:
For years the pattern has been the same. A newcomer to magic invariably turns first to cards as a vehicle for mystification. He spends hours upon hours mastering difficult sleights and then, to his dismay, learns of the existence of easier and more effective maneuvers hidden away in magical literature - moves about which he could have no knowledge, but which would have made his previous struggles unnecessary, or, at least, eased them. Gradually he discards the results of many arduous hours of practice and substitutes the newly discovered and simplified versions until,...
2017 / 6 / 15

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Double Eidetic Change

Brick Tilley

Double Eidetic Change by Brick TilleyAn advancement on Ed Marlo's iconic card change. See video below. You can only perform this at a table with an assistant.

1st edition 2017, 4 pages.

2017 / 5 / 21

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Card Switches: Revolutionary Card Technique No. 12

Edward Marlo

Card Switches: Revolutionary Card Technique No. 12 by Edward MarloOriginal methods for switching a card or cards.
  • Rear Flat Palm
  • Rear Angle Palm
  • Thumb Clip Palm
  • Latest Thumb Clip Palm
  • Changing Palm Positions
  • Flat Card Pickup
  • Getting into the Palm Positions
  • Methods of Unloading the X Card after the Switch: The Flexible Unload
  • The Card Switch Transfer
  • An Impressive Sequence
  • A Simpler Sequence
  • A Third Sequence
  • First Switch
  • Variations of the First Switch
  • Marlo's Card Switch
  • Additional Method for Getting into Basic Position of Rear Flat Palm required for the Marlo Card Swtich
  • Methods of Disclosure
    • The Delayed Disclosure
    • The Indirect Disclosure ...
2017 / 5 / 9

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100% Forcing: The Classic Force and The Stanley Collins Force

Steven Youell

100% Forcing: The Classic Force and The Stanley Collins Force by Steven YouellLearn the details of these two important forces and several great routines from Steven Youell who has mastered these two moves. This ebook is photo illustrated and teaches you every nuance.
  • Starting Out
  • Learning the Timing
  • The Standard Advice
  • No Parrots
  • No Celebrations
  • Can the Classic Force Be 100%?
  • Eliminating the Fear
  • The Basic Mechanics of the Stanley Collins Force
  • Without a Table
  • Meshing the Mechanics with Words and Movements
  • The Classic Force Is Not a Trick
  • Applications for the Stanley Collins Force
    • Bill Simon's Business Card Prophecy Move
    • The Two Pile Force
  • Practical...
2017 / 3 / 10

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Jon Racherbaumer

Super-Cuts by Jon RacherbaumerThe methods explained in this manuscript involve cutting a deck to ostensibly change its order. They are semi-automatic because minimal dexterity is required. Otherwise they are subtle in seductive ways and all of them are completely or partially false.

The false cut triggering this manuscript is Jay Ose's False Cut that was auspiciously introduced to magicians by Harry Lorayne. This false cut eventually made its way into the repertoires of card specialists, but early on it was primarily meant to be easily and quickly performed after false shuffling. It was to the point, expressing a pleasing, sixbeat...

2017 / 2 / 14

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Seconds, Centers and Bottoms

Edward Marlo

Seconds, Centers and Bottoms by Edward MarloWatch the master as he goes through advanced dealing and pass techniques, as only Eddie could. Exclusive, historical footage is now available in a digital format for the first time for serious card workers everywhere. A great line from Marlo is: "The center deal is a glorified bottom deal - that is all it is."
  • Take versus Strike Seconds
  • One Hand and Extended Push-Off Seconds
  • Easy and No Touch Theory Seconds
  • Natural Second
  • On the Inward Take
  • Multiple Minus Bottom
  • Marlo on the Center Deal
  • Inner Corner Take Bottom
  • On the Bottom Deal Count
  • Havana Deals
  • Inward and Outward Deals
  • Straddle...
2017 / 1 / 25

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Basic Training

Ian Kendall

Basic Training by Ian KendallBetween 2009 and 2011 a very special column appeared in M-U-M, the in house magazine for the Society of American Magicians. Conceived to be an introduction to sleight of hand aimed at beginners, the thirty six lessons ended up being one of the most detailed courses in conjuring to date. The topics covered included all aspects of magic; cards and coins, balls, ropes and cups, stand up and close up, interspersed with real world performance hints and tips from someone who has spent time in the trenches.

This e-book version contains all thirty six Basic Training columns, plus two extra lessons...

2016 / 12 / 22

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The Shank Shuffle

Edward Marlo

The Shank Shuffle by Edward MarloHere is a deceptive, all purpose false shuffle that every card man will be able to do. Marlo's detailed steps of instruction brings this revolutionary technique into sharp focus and also gives you some very magical effects using it. Students of card magic will find this provocative, controversial treatise an important addition to Riffle Shuffle arcana. Newcomers will be introduced to the skills and workings of front-rank card magic.
  • Foreword
  • Commentary
  • The Shank Shuffle
  • Marlo's Variations Of The Shank Shuffle
  • The Work
  • To Keep An Alternated Red-Black Set-Up
  • The Shank Shuffle With Block...
2016 / 12 / 19

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Change Volume 1


Change Volume 1 by MAGYou will learn four color changes. This is pure sleight of hand, no gimmicks.
  • Pum Change
  • Funk Change
  • Hop Change
  • Wall Change

1st edition 2016, length 19min

2016 / 10 / 7

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The Second Deal: Advanced Concepts for the Card Table

T. Hayes

The Second Deal: Advanced Concepts for the Card Table by T. HayesThis ebook takes an academic look at the second deal and its use at the card table, specifically in the game of Texas Hold’em poker. This is achieved by first examining the mathematical rules of the second deal. These rules are then applied to the basic structure of Texas Hold’em and the use of the move is advanced by also considering poker strategy. In addition to this, the probabilities of dealing target cards, when using a binary marking system, are derived. The use of the second deal in conjunction with stacking techniques is also considered, with a focus on the block transfer. Whilst...
2016 / 10 / 1

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A Call To Palms

Wesley James

A Call To Palms by Wesley JamesWhen Wesley James publishes a new book, you know you've got to have it, especially when it focuses on the single most powerful weapon in the arsenal of card magic, Palming. Whether you've always wanted to Palm cards, only Palm occasionally or are experienced and looking for exciting new applications, this volume will fill you with joy. If you're a novice, it will make developing Palming skill easier than ever. If you already Palm frequently, you'll think you've found heaven.

Dr. James has packed these 245+ pages, a masterwork on Palming, a gold mine for those experienced in card technique....

2016 / 8 / 14

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The Gambler's Palm Revisited

Daniel MacMillan

The Gambler's Palm Revisited by Daniel MacMillanThis is the second edition of Daniel MacMillan's book The Gambler's Palm Revisited. The first edition was published in 1977. Daniel subsequently published several items in various publications by Ken Simmons. In 1999, Ken Simmons published the second edition of The Gambler's Palm Revisited. This second edition included the full text of the original. Plus, Ken included the other items that Daniel included in Ken's publications. In 1982, Ken arranged a meeting between Ken, Daniel, and Ed Marlo. As a result, Ed published three items related to the material in Daniel's book. These items were also included...
2016 / 6 / 28

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Shades' Bottom Deal


Shades' Bottom Deal by Shades
"The DVD does a very good job of explaining the Bottom Deal and Shade executes the deals very well. The advice he offers is solid. I would say that anyone who wants to learn a good practical Bottom Deal - or anyone who wishes to explore it further - would benefit greatly from this DVD." - Peter Duffie
Any serious exponent of the pasteboards would consider this the ultimate move in card artistry achievement. The bottom deal is one of the most difficult sleights to master and opens a world of possibilities to advanced practitioners of card mechanics.

This download DVD provides an in-depth thesis on...

2016 / 5 / 15

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Roger Crosthwaite

Mindboggler by Roger CrosthwaiteThis is Roger Crosthwaite's method of working the Classic Force and Contrapuntal Switch.

1st edition 1982, 1st digital edition 2016, 7 pages.

2016 / 2 / 21

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Andrus Card Control

Jerry Andrus

Andrus Card Control by Jerry AndrusThis is Jerry Andrus' most important publication.

This ebook includes volume 1 and 2 of the printed version. The more than 1000 illustrations from volume 2 have been inserted close to where they are referenced in the text, making this ebook a lot easier to study than the original printed version where text and illustrations are separated.

Jerry Andrus was an incredible creative and inquisitive man. He could converse just as easily on questions surrounding quantum mechanics as he could on magic and optical illusions. He looked at a deck of cards very differently than most of us. This allowed...

2015 / 12 / 9

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Sleightly Miraculous

Jerry Andrus

Sleightly Miraculous by Jerry AndrusA treatise on the Panoramic Shift.

The Panoramic Shift grew out of Jerry's Delayed Center Steal and Up The Sleeve described in Andrus Deals You In.

  • The Panoramic Shift
  • The Side Delivery Palm
  • The Side Delivery Turn-Over
  • Side Delivery Palm from the Top

1st edition 1961; 1st digital edition 2015, 12 pages.

2015 / 10 / 12

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The Blind Faith Collection

Abhinav Bothra

The Blind Faith Collection by Abhinav BothraFour exquisite moves.
  • Ambience Control + a two card transposition version
  • Layer Change
  • Topsy Force
  • Turvy Control

1st edition 2015

2015 / 8 / 21

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Sandwich Pass

Raymonde Crow

Sandwich Pass by Raymonde CrowThe one-card middle pass is a versatile, although relatively unknown and underused sleight. Raymonde Crow teaches this powerful move, plus several unique variations of what he calls the Sandwich Pass, which will enable you to instantly control a card to second-from-the-bottom, to create a sandwich effect, and to move a card into gambler's cop.

In addition, Raymonde teaches two of his go-to card effects for the Sandwich Pass, the Comedy Sandwich and The Prince and the Pauper, from his book As the Crow Flies, available here at These powerful effects require no setup or gaffs, and can be done with...

2015 / 3 / 29

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