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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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Aarsh Shah
A'twist by Aarsh Shah

This is an ace twisting routine. The sleight is one handed. No extra cards or gimmicks are used! Just 4 cards and you are ready to go.

It is not easy, and it has some angle issues, too. But if you practice it enough, it opens many possibilities, as it is a one handed move, you can combine it with other tricks. There is also a visual variation which can be used for the ending.

If you love practicing as Aarsh does, you'll love this.

1st edition 2014, length 10 min

2014 / 11 / 29
$3.95

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Aarsh Shah & Piklumagic
Vibgyor by Aarsh Shah & Piklumagic

6 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
$6.95

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Abhinav Bothra
ABhyaas Change by Abhinav Bothra

ABhyaas Change is a fast and stunning card color change that happens in a split second and a small shake. Often confused to be done using gimmicks, it is 100% IMPROMPTU and requires 100% SLEIGHT OF HAND. Taught here are four different ways of performing this color change and three clean-up options.

[Note: It was brought to my attention that ABhyaas Change looks similar to Cody Nottingham's SOLE Change taught in his release Changes. Later, I found out that both changes are different in terms of grip, secret move, end position etc. It's mere co-incidence that they look similar.

1st edition 2014, runtime 7 minutes.

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2014 / 4 / 12
$5.95

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Abhinav Bothra
Ablest Change by Abhinav Bothra

Ablest Change is a bold and fast card color change that immediately establishes you as a skilled magician. This is a one handed color change which is fun to practice and perform. Here you end up without any face-up card and this change offers two easy clean-ups.

2014 / 8 / 31
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Abhinav Bothra
The Blind Faith Collection by Abhinav Bothra

Four exquisite moves.

  • Ambience Control + a two card transposition version
  • Layer Change
  • Topsy Force
  • Turvy Control

1st edition 2015

2015 / 8 / 21
$5.95

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Abhinav Bothra
Ablest Exchange by Abhinav Bothra

Two eye-popping 2 card transpositions using Ablest Change.

  • Transposition #1 is for you to pump up your social media.
  • Transposition #2 is simply an everyday miracle.
In here you'll get the detailed explanation of Ablest Change and you will learn to use it for the eye-popping transpositions as shown in the video.

1st edition 2020, length 5:30

2020 / 3 / 15
$5.95

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Al Leech
Handbook of Card Sleights by Al Leech

A must for all card men. Handy reference ebook for all card sleights. The best possible way to learn card magic, explained in good, clear terms by an expert. Sleights are modern, broken down to their simplest factors, useful and practical. The ideal ebook for the beginner in card work. You can't tackle advanced card work until you have the basics. This ebook will help you. Illustrated. Highly recommended.

  • Controls
  • The Crimp
  • Passes
  • The Palm
  • The Replacement
  • Changes
  • Forcing
  • False Counts
  • False Shuffles
  • Cuts
  • Reverses
  • Additions
  • The Color Change
  • From The Center
  • The Multiple Shift ...
2015 / 2 / 15
$7.95

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Aldo Colombini
Sleights and Subtleties 1 by Aldo Colombini

These are detailed explanations of sleights and subtleties with cards used in many tricks and routines. They come with tips, history, applications, etc.

CONTENTS:

  • ELMSLEY COUNT (Alex Elmsley)
  • JORDAN COUNT (Charles T. Jordan)
  • SIVA COUNT (Jack Avis)
  • OLRAM SUBTLETY (Ed Marlo)
  • DOUBLE UNDERCUT (L. L. Ireland)
  • REVERSE DOUBLE UNDERCUT (Bob Haskell)
  • BRAUE REVERSAL (Fred Braue)
  • FLIP-FLOP FORCE AND CONTROL (Bro. John Hamman)
  • PROPHECY FORCE (Bill Simon)
  • FLUSHTRATION COUNT (Bro. John Hamman)
  • OMEGA COUNT (Jeff Busby-Karl Fulves)
  • ASCANIO SPREAD (Arturo de Ascanio)
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2012 / 11 / 27
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Aldo Colombini
Sleights and Subtleties 2 by Aldo Colombini

These are detailed explanations of sleights and subtleties with cards used in many tricks and routines. They come with tips, history, applications, etc.

CONTENTS:

  • FULL DECK FALSE SHUFFLE (G. W. Hunter)
  • MIRAGE COUNT (Larry West)
  • CHARLIER SHUFFLE (Charlier)
  • CUT-DEEPER FORCE (Ed Balducci)
  • DIMINISHING COUNT (Daryl-Maddison-Biet)
  • HAMMAN COUNT (Bro. John Hamman)
  • THE LAUGHING COUNT (Aldo Colombini)
  • CRISS-CROSS FORCE (Max Holden)
  • BACK SPREAD (anon)
  • BRAUE ADDITION (Fred Braue)
  • SMALL-PACKET FALSE SHUFFLE (Bro. John Hamman)
  • RUMBA COUNT (Jean-Pierre Vallarino)
2012 / 11 / 27
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Aldo Colombini
Sleights and Subtleties 3 by Aldo Colombini

These are detailed explanations of sleights and subtleties with cards used in many tricks and routines. They come with tips, history, applications, etc.

CONTENTS:

  • GEMINI COUNT (Bro. John Hamman)
  • FLUSTERED (Eddy Taytelbaum)
  • VARIATION ELMSLEY (Jonathan Townsend)
  • ROLLING FLUSHTRATION (Keith Bloomfield)
  • HABACK COUNT (Max Maven)
  • SPIRIT COUNT (Gene Castillon)
  • CUT FORCE (Robin Robertson)
  • CATO (Bob Hummer)
  • BLOW AWAY CHANGE (J.K. Hartman)
  • FALSE CUT (Jean Pierre Vallarino)
  • CROSS COUNT FORCE (J.K. Hartman)
  • RIFFLE FORCE (Arthur Finley)
2012 / 11 / 27
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Aldo Colombini
Sleights and Subtleties 4 by Aldo Colombini

These are detailed explanations of sleights and subtleties with cards used in many tricks and routines. They come with tips, history, applications, etc.

CONTENTS:

  • KISS COUNT (Boris Wild)
  • AN OPTICAL CONTROL (Alain Choquette)
  • INZANI FORCE (Remo Inzani)
  • EASY DOUBLE LIFT (Aldo Colombini)
  • THE ELMSLEY SWITCH (Alex Elmsley)
  • CHRIST FORCE (Henry Christ)
  • OVER COUNT (J. K. Hartman)
  • THE HINDU FORCE SUBTLETY (Max Maven)
  • KARDYRO-BIDDLE MOVE (Elmer Biddle-Tony Kardyro)
  • DOWNS CHANGE (T. Nelson Downs)
  • HAMMAN SWITCH (Bro. John Hamman)
  • AN UNDER-DOWN FORCE (Werner Miller)
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2013 / 3 / 22
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Aldo Colombini
Sleights and Subtleties 5 by Aldo Colombini

These are detailed explanations of sleights and subtleties with cards used in many tricks and routines. They come with tips, history, applications, etc.

CONTENTS:

  • U-CUT FORCE (J. K. Hartman)
  • TOP CONTROL (Aldo Colombini)
  • RED AND BLACK SHUFFLE (L.L. Ireland)
  • AN EASY PASS (Patrick Page)
  • THE KOSKY SWITCH (Gerald Kosky)
  • R.S. BLUFF CONTROL (J. K. Hartman)
  • THE TILT ILLUSION (Vernon - Marlo)
  • STRIP-OUT ADDITION (Dai Vernon)
  • BOTTOM PLACEMENT (Joe Ovette-Frank Kelly)
  • ROTARY FORCE (J. K. Hartman)
  • SELECT SWITCH (J.K. Hartman)
  • GOLDIN FORCE (Horace Goldin).
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2014 / 1 / 19
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Alexander de Cova
Lager Switch by Alexander de Cova

This has nothing to do with Lager Beer, but a lot with David Regal. REGAL read backwards is LAGER and that's where the name comes from. David's excellent "Clarity Box" that he marketed was the inspiration, in fact I actually use his box in this video (although you could use any container or suitable drinking glass).

This is my handling with the UNPREPARED crystal box, acchieving the same result: a folded card, which has been in full view inside the box is switched out for a signed card. This is a no-frill switch for the worker with a heavy rentention of vision aspect to it.

Of course, it could be...

2014 / 4 / 12
$6.50

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Allan Ackerman
Types of Palms by Allan Ackerman

Allan Ackerman discusses five types of palms: magician's palm, gambler's flat palm, Tenkai palm, clip steal, gambler's cop. He addresses bad habits, mistakes, and use philosophy.

runtime: 6min 6s

2009 / 5 / 11
$4

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Allan Ackerman
Palm Transfers by Allan Ackerman

Learn how to move from one palm to another, for example, how does one go from a magician's palm to a gambler's flat palm.

runtime: 1min 8s

2009 / 5 / 11
$2.50

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Allan Ackerman
Vernon Top Palm by Allan Ackerman

This is a technique, developed by the Professor, how to move the top card into a magician's palm while maintaining a high arch in your palming hand.

runtime: 57s

2009 / 5 / 11
$2

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Allan Ackerman
Multiple Top Palm by Allan Ackerman

If you need to palm several cards at once, this is an effective method. Originally this move appeared in The Royal Road to Card Magic.

runtime 54s

2009 / 5 / 11
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Allan Ackerman
Multiple Top Palm with Break by Allan Ackerman

This is another technique to palm several cards at once from the top of the deck. Here a special little finger break enables the move.

runtime: 1min 2s

2009 / 5 / 11
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Allan Ackerman
Berg Palm by Allan Ackerman

This is Larry Jennings' version of Joe Berg's palm, originally published in Classic Magic of Larry Jennings. It is a multiple top palm.

runtime: 46s

2009 / 5 / 11
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Allan Ackerman
One Handed Top Palm by Allan Ackerman

This is a move that comes originally from gambling. It is hard to do well, but Allan gives you a number of valuable tips.

runtime: 2 min 6 s

2009 / 5 / 11
$3

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Allan Ackerman
Master Move Shuffle Palm by Allan Ackerman

This is a move Ackerman developed himself. While riffle shuffling you palm the bottom card into a gambler's flat palm using a Kelly-type movement.

runtime: 1min 27s

2009 / 5 / 11
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Allan Ackerman
Covering Palming Angles by Allan Ackerman

Top palming a card with the right hand is typically exposed on the left side. Allan shares a tip that makes a top palm essentially invisible from 360 degree.

runtime: 22s

2009 / 5 / 11
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Allan Ackerman
Slydini Fan Steal by Allan Ackerman

Tony Slydini used this move for his famous helicopter card trick. A card is stolen into a Tenkai palm while it is inserted into a fan.

runtime: 56s

2009 / 5 / 11
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Allan Ackerman
Cornelius Fan Steal by Allan Ackerman

This is an idea by John Cornelius where a card is pushed into a fan and during closing the fan the card is stolen into a Tenkai palm.

runtime: 1min 17s

2009 / 5 / 11
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Allan Ackerman
Gambler's Cop From Shuffle by Allan Ackerman

Learn how to go from an overhand shuffle directly into the gambler's cop.

runtime: 1min 54s

2009 / 5 / 11
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Allan Ackerman
Gambler's Cop: Holding & Replacing by Allan Ackerman

Learn how to hold out a gambler's cop and how to perform the add on to get the cards back to the deck.

runtime: 22s

2009 / 5 / 11
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Allan Ackerman
Gambler's Cop From Tilt by Allan Ackerman

This is a very efficient and deceptive move by Steve Draun. A card which is inserted into the deck automatically ends up in the gambler's cop.

Chris Wasshuber independently developed this move in 1993 during his stay in Japan including an important visual convincer. If you want to learn this improved variation email him. He might be talked into releasing it. If you can't get Chris to talk then check out the Huot/Duperre control from Magic Menu volume 10. It is very similar to what Chris is doing.

runtime: 33s

2009 / 5 / 11
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Allan Ackerman
Gambler's Cop: Standard by Allan Ackerman

Allan teaches the basics of the gambler's cop.

runtime: 53s

2009 / 5 / 11
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Allan Ackerman
Gen Palm by Allan Ackerman

This is a palm from Gen Magazine where the top card from a pressure fan ends up in the gambler's cop after the fan has been closed.

runtime: 26s

2009 / 5 / 11
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Allan Ackerman
Marlo Bottom Palm by Allan Ackerman

Developed by Ed Marlo, it is a well covered method to palm one or several cards from the bottom into a left hand magician's palm.

runtime: 1min 53s

2009 / 5 / 11
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Allan Ackerman
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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Allan Ackerman
Spread Bottom Palm by Allan Ackerman

This move was developed by Allan Ackerman. You start out with a convincing type of control. By angling the card correctly you can have it automatically end up in a left hand magician's palm.

runtime: 2min

2009 / 5 / 11
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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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Allan Ackerman
Swing Cut Bottom Palm by Allan Ackerman

Palm the bottom cards during a swing cut. This move was developed by Allan Ackerman.

runtime: 2min 1s

2009 / 5 / 11
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Allan Ackerman
Side Steal To Palm by Allan Ackerman

Go from a side steal to a full palm position: kick-out, pull-out, and squeeze into palm.

runtime: 2min 29s

2009 / 5 / 11
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Allan Ackerman
Side Steal To Top by Allan Ackerman

Side steal a card and then place it efficiently and invisibly on the top of the deck. If you read somewhere 'do a side steal', this is typically what is meant - side steal to top.

runtime: 1min 4s

2009 / 5 / 11
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Allan Ackerman
Bluff Control by Allan Ackerman

This is something Ed Marlo liked to do, a side steal with a bluff action.

runtime: 48s

2009 / 5 / 11
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Allan Ackerman
Side Steal To Bottom by Allan Ackerman

This video explains how to side steal a card and then replace it on the bottom.

runtime: 52s

2009 / 5 / 11
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Allan Ackerman
Side Steal To Tenkai by Allan Ackerman

Go from a side steal directly into a Tenkai palm.

runtime: 36s

2009 / 5 / 11
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Allan Ackerman
Clip Steal by Allan Ackerman

This is a move to clip or steal the top card while placing the deck somewhere.

runtime: 1 min 7 s

2009 / 5 / 11
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Allan Ackerman
Movie Control by Allan Ackerman

The name 'movie control' comes from the fact that Allan developed it while watching a movie. You control a card to the bottom via a clip steal.

runtime: 1 min 12 s

2009 / 5 / 11
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Allan Ackerman
Multiple Tenkai Steal by Allan Ackerman

This is a great move by Tony Slydini. The four aces are put back into the deck, letting them stick out by about half. Despite the fact that the aces protrude, the clever Tony steals them into a Tenkai Palm leaving four other cards protruding. How he does that you will learn in this video.

runtime: 1min 5s

2009 / 5 / 11
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