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Moves

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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Allan Ackerman
Fake Center Deal by Allan Ackerman

Use the Minus One Bottom Deal as a fake center deal. (You will need the description of the Minus One Bottom Deal to perform this move.)

runtime: 32s

2009 / 5 / 11
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Allan Ackerman
Fan Glimpse by Allan Ackerman

Once you have mastered the Maintain Break With Fan technique you can use this idea to rather glimpse a card than keep the break.

runtime: 44s

2009 / 5 / 12
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Allan Ackerman
Little Noise for Double Lift by Allan Ackerman

This is a little convincing noise that you can add to a double lift to subtlely underscore that it is only one card.

runtime: 42s

2009 / 5 / 12
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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
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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
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
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
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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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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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
Bluff Control by Allan Ackerman

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

runtime: 48s

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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

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Turnover Palm Replacement by Allan Ackerman

While you turnover a deck of cards you return palmed cards back to the deck.

runtime: 47s

2009 / 5 / 11
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Marlo's Tenkai Replacement by Allan Ackerman

Here you learn how to replace a card you hold out in Tenkai palm on the top of the deck.

runtime: 49s

2009 / 5 / 11
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Allan Ackerman
Tenkai Fan Replacement by Allan Ackerman

This video teaches you how to return a card from Tenkai palm back onto the deck during the display of a fan.

runtime: 34s

2009 / 5 / 11
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Allan Ackerman
Scoop Replacement by Allan Ackerman

While scooping up a deck from the table replace palmed cards on the top. Allan gives an important tip how to make this look even better.

runtime: 47s

2009 / 5 / 11
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Allan Ackerman
Vernon Tenkai Replacement by Allan Ackerman

Replace cards from Tenkai palm back on a partial deck while pushing it toward the spectator.

runtime: 32s

2009 / 5 / 11
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Push Off Second Deal Variation by Allan Ackerman

This is a variation of the classic push off second deal where the thumb works from the top edge of the package rather than the long side edge of the deck.

runtime: 55s

2009 / 5 / 11
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Allan Ackerman
Push Off Second As Change by Allan Ackerman

With a bit of neck-tieing the deck you can turn a push off second deal into a very effective card change.

runtime: 46s

2009 / 5 / 11
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Allan Ackerman
Second Deal Count by Allan Ackerman

Under the disguise of counting a few cards off the top of the deck you can perform a second deal and displace cards.

runtime: 38s

2009 / 5 / 11
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Allan Ackerman
Movie Second Deal by Allan Ackerman

The Movie Seond Deal is really more a flourish than a second deal. It is a one-handed second where you pull out the second card and place it on top with the thumb.

runtime: 48s

2009 / 5 / 11
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Allan Ackerman
Bottom Deal Change by Allan Ackerman

Use the same action as with the Push Off One-Handed Bottom Deal to produce the illusion of a changing card.

runtime: 37s

2009 / 5 / 11
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Allan Ackerman
Bottom Deal Snap Change by Allan Ackerman

This is essentially a Heirophant Change but using a bottom deal instead of a second deal.

runtime: 59s

2009 / 5 / 11
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Allan Ackerman
Bottom Deal Count by Allan Ackerman

The bottom deal can be used to position certain cards at certain locations during a counting procedure.

runtime: 48s

2009 / 5 / 12
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Allan Ackerman
Open Double Deal by Allan Ackerman

The double deal is taking the top and bottom card at the same time. The open double deal is an idea by Marlo which eliminates the card alignment issue.

runtime: 54s

2009 / 5 / 12
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Allan Ackerman
One-Handed Open Double Deal by Allan Ackerman

Double dealing means dealing the top and bottom card at the same time. This variaiton is done with one hand.

runtime: 39s

2009 / 5 / 12
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Allan Ackerman
PIP Center Deal by Allan Ackerman

Allan's PIP or Put-In-Place technique is here applied to a push off center deal.

runtime: 59s

2009 / 5 / 12
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Allan Ackerman
Top, Second, Center, Bottom by Allan Ackerman

This is a nice idea how to practice your false deals.

runtime: 2min 15s

2009 / 5 / 12
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Marlo Break by Allan Ackerman

Once you have a break you want to handle and display the deck such that it appears to be impossible to hold a break. Here is one sequence of bends and riffles developed by Ed Marlo and published in his Card Control Series from the 1950s.

runtime: 53s

2009 / 5 / 12
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Allan Ackerman
Klaus Breakout Display by Allan Ackerman

This is a wonderful Roger Klause idea to openly display a deck merely resting on your fingers while maintaining a break.

runtime: 59s

2009 / 5 / 12
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Allan Ackerman
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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Allan Ackerman
Kick Count To Crimp by Allan Ackerman

Use a Kick Count to crimp a peeked at card.

runtime: 53s

2009 / 5 / 12
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Allan Ackerman
Automatic Jog by Allan Ackerman

This is a Paul LePaul control, one of the classic, easy, but wonderfully deceptive techniques to get a break above a selected card.

runtime: 49s

2009 / 5 / 12
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Allan Ackerman
Keep Jog While Dribbling by Allan Ackerman

A jogged card can be seen by a spectator if the pack is placed on the table. Allan teaches you how to use a dribble to disguise the jog, but at the same time allows you to maintain the jogged card.

runtime: 54s

2009 / 5 / 12
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Allan Ackerman
Hofzinser Control To Top by Allan Ackerman

Use a Hofzinser Card Control type action to control a card to the top.

runtime: 54s

2009 / 5 / 12
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Allan Ackerman
Mock Pass by Allan Ackerman

This is a bluff pass to bring a selected card to the top while it appears to the audience that you have burried the card in the middle of the deck.

runtime: 46s

2009 / 5 / 12
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Allan Ackerman
One-Handed Overhand Shuffle by Allan Ackerman

It is what the title says, an overhand shuffle executed in one hand.

runtime: 48s

2009 / 5 / 12
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Allan Ackerman
One-Handed Faro Shuffle by Allan Ackerman

It looks easy when Allan does it, but this is a pretty tough move to do.

runtime: 1min 1s

2009 / 5 / 12
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