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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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Wesley James
A Call To Palms by Wesley James

When 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....

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Wesley James
Neo Shufflogica by Wesley James

Revisiting 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...

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Wesley James
It's Your Deal by Wesley James

The most comprehensive book on False Deals ever conceived is now available. Written by one of the greatest living False Deal experts and performers; Wesley James is also one of the most detail focused writers in magic's long history.

This is the third book in the Wesley James "Technique Mastery" series, which currently includes A Call to Palms, Neo-Shufflogica and, now, It's Your Deal. Planned future volumes include I'll Pass and Cooler than Ever.

If you think you know all about False Dealing, you're almost certainly mistaken; Bottoms, Seconds and Middles just scratch the surface. No one volume could be fully comprehensive...

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Wesley James
I'll Pass by Wesley James

Wesley James has been seriously analyzing, studying, and improving the Pass for well over 50 years. In this volume his efforts are fully revealed for the first time.

When other magicians, even experts, have witnessed Wesley perform many of his treatments of the Pass, they've been incredulous. They simply can't believe the Pass, any Pass, can be as invisible as they are in Wesley's hands. Now, in this large volume, you can learn these invisible, indetectable Passes, as well as the most deceptive Shifts that can be performed at the card table, including the legendary "Ping Pong Shift."

You'll...

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Wesley James
I'll Have a Double by Wesley James

Wesley James has done it again! While no single volume could include every multiple lift technique that has been shared in magic's vast literature, anyone that performs card magic needs the powerful tool multiple lifts can offer. Simply stated, this is the single most extensive work on multiple lifts ever created. No list could be fully comprehensive, but you'll find an abundance of techniques referenced in the exhaustive bibliography. You'll also discover as much multiple lift information as has ever been placed between two covers, and more.

Everyone who performs card magic needs to...

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F. R. Ritter
Advantage Card Playing and Draw Poker by F. R. Ritter

The first part and majority of this book deals with marked cards. It shows numerous examples of how and where to mark various back designs popular during the early 20th century in the United States. The second part briefly describes sleight-of-hand for the card cheater such as second dealing, bottom dealing, shuffling, false cuts, and mechanical hold outs. Each technique is illustrated with a photo, which is quite remarkable for a book from that time. The third and final part deals with the mathematical odds of draw poker.

Some people believe that F. R. Ritter might be S. W. Erdnase, the unknown author...

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Joe Artanis
Artanis Bottom Deal by Joe Artanis

It took us two years to track down a copy of these elusive instructions to the bottom deal. Gary Plants, the man with the best bottom deal alive, wrote "The Artanis bottom deal is probably the closest thing in print to the type of bottom deal that I do."

The really cool part of this ebook is that you can study the bottom deal audio-visually: hear, see and read. Artanis explains verbally how to do the bottom deal, you can study 12 photos that capture every stage of the bottom deal, and you can read a set of instructions. The electronic format allowed us to further improve the audio-visual...

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Michael Close
Faro Shuffle by Michael Close

Learn the In-The-Hands Faro Shuffle

Many magicians consider the faro shuffle to be one of the toughest moves in card magic. The thought of performing consistant, perfect faros seems an impossible dream - until you read this ebook.

The ability to do perfect faro shuffles is a powerful weapon in the card magician’s arsenal of sleights. It is a genuine shuffle; the cards are truly being mixed. But it is also a controlled shuffle, meaning that the resulting order of the cards is not random. For this reason, it is an excellent adjunct to memorized deck work. Michael likes to start with a memdeck...

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Crispin Sartwell
The Color Change: the arcane art of transfiguration with playing cards by Crispin Sartwell

"This is the best compilation of Color Changes to date. I know this because I've been collecting color changes for the last ten years myself. I applaud his research and thoroughness. It is well organized and coherent." - Jon Racherbaumer

"Crispin Sartwell has produced a well-written treatment of color changes that is the first of its kind. An important contribution to the art of magic and a must-have resource for every card handler." - Jerry Cestkowski (The Flourishman)

"As a professional magician for 36 years, I have been constantly told that my simply done but highly effective color change done at the outset of the one stage card...

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Jerry Andrus
Andrus Card Control by Jerry Andrus

This 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...

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Brick Tilley
The Unkindest Cut by Brick Tilley

A false cut that uses the action of burning a card as misdirection. Particularly useful for cheating at BlackJack.

Chuck Smith was recorded doing this cut. (A letter from Chuck Smith to Brick Tilley is reproduced in the PDF.) He used it to beat players during the years of WWII. The sequence of actions is the following. You first openly cut the cards and complete the cut. Then you take the top card, turn it face up and place it as the bottom card. During the action of burning the top card you undo the cut. The demo video will prove how honest and fair this looks.

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Steven Youell
Steven Youell Teaches Advanced Card Techniques by Steven Youell

This video is packed with top notch information. You get 6 bonus effects in a PDF. And you get 17 video clips in MP4 format demonstrating and teaching advanced card sleights such as the Top Change, Zarrow Shuffle, Side Steal, Perfect Tabled Faro, Cardini Multiple Shift, Forcing and Palming. Steven is an accomplished card handler and performer. Learn from his experience and advice.

Steven Youell sold the same information on two separate CDs. We have bought the rights and combined them into this one download product.

  • EFFECTS
    • Blinded By The Sleight
    • Gaffus Maximus
    • The Infamous Non-Working...
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Edward Marlo
Seconds, Centers and Bottoms by Edward Marlo

Watch 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...
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Ian Kendall
Basic Training by Ian Kendall

Between 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...

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Peter Duffie
Move Mastery 3 by Peter Duffie

Move Mastery 3 contains 1hr 40 min of amazing sleights with playing cards. Demonstrations with explanations. Plus a bonus clip of Duffie demonstrating (no explanation) the Legendary Fred Robinson Middle Deal.

We also offer volume 1 Move Mastery 1 and volume 2 Move Mastery 2 in this series.

1st edition 2008.

Here is a low resolution demo. The video on the disc is higher resolution.

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Edward Marlo
The Shank Shuffle by Edward Marlo

Here 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...
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Daniel Madison
Changes by Daniel Madison

Daniel teaches four card changes - so called color changes:

  • The Fan Change
  • The Wheel Change
  • The Swing Change
  • Delusion
For each one you will receive a PDF and a video clip.

The Fan Change
This is what Daniel considers to be a signature color-change and it is one of his favorites. A card is turned face up on top of the deck. The deck is fanned and before the fan closes the face up card has changed to another card.

The fan change is impromptu, it can be performed with any deck of cards and isn't hard to achieve. To stub a misconception...the top card is not being taken away from...

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Jon Racherbaumer
Finessed Controls by Jon Racherbaumer

Controlling a card to the top or to the bottom is the most fundamental technique in card magic. Every card magician should have at least one good method to do that. Consequently many authors use the phrase "control card to the top/bottom with your preferred method" and leave the rest to the reader assuming that everyone already has his or her preferred method. While you might have your favorite method, the search for better ones never stops.

In this ebook Jon Racherbaumer describers several - as he calls them 'finessed' methods - to control a card to the top or to the bottom. You should find...

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Bob Farmer
Turnantula by Bob Farmer
"The sleight ... is to my knowledge new and is certainly a lovely maneuver promising wide applicability. If anything can shine through the welter of material being published today, I should think this sleight deserves to. It is quite simply, very, very good ... your applications ... [are] ... excellent in their construction." - Stephen Minch

"... [Turnantula] ... is quite excellent and I have never seen anything like it before." - Roy Walton

"The venomous bite of the Turnantula caused me to see outstanding close-up card magic that may not have been possible otherwise. Buy it now before an antidote is discovered and spoils...

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Peter Duffie
Move Mastery 1 by Peter Duffie

This collection of videos features an outstanding selection of 16 original card sleights, Ace Productions & other Eye-poppers, all demonstrated and fully explained on 32 video clips!

We also offer a second volume Move Mastery 2 and a third volume Move Mastery 3.

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Peter Duffie
Move Mastery 2 by Peter Duffie

This collection of videos is the sequel to Move Mastery 1 and contains over 20 killer moves demonstrated and carefully explained in 36 video clips. Running time of over 2 hours!

There is also a third volume in this series Move Mastery 3.

The moves are:

This is for the serious card masters and all who want to become one. The Riffle Pass is for me the outstanding move on this disc. Peter is a master of the Riffle Pass.

Requires Windows Media Player and a web browser....

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Lee Asher
Losing Control by Lee Asher

Losing Control is a move that allows you to easily bring a selection to the top.

"So simple, yet so brilliant!" - Dave K.
How long have you been practicing a move like the classic pass? It's been over twenty years, and Lee is still working on his! One day he will master it, but until then, the Losing Control is his preferred way to control a card to the top.

This clever maneuver gives you the ability to have a card selected, plainly and cleanly placed back into the middle of the deck and yet have the card secretly remain on the top of the pack.

The Losing Control technique does not...

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Jesús Etcheverry
Reflections on the Double Card: Ascanio's Handling by Jesús Etcheverry

The Double Lift is one of the easiest and at the same time one of the hardest moves in conjuring with cards. It is the easiest, because everybody can get a break under the top two cards, and then take and show them as one. There is no difficulty whatsoever in doing this. However, it is also one of the hardest moves, because to do this simple action deceptively, so that nobody even suspects in the slightest you hold two cards, is hard.

This ebook explains in detail Arturo de Ascanio's approach to making the Double Lift deceptive. Jesús Etcheverry, a longtime student and close friend of Ascanio,...

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Jon Racherbaumer
The Ascanio Spread by Jon Racherbaumer

The Ascanio Spread is a beautiful false display move, generally used to display 4 cards and hide a fifth one.

From the Introduction:

The Ascanio Spread immigrated to this country from Amsterdam. Del Cartier, Herb Zarrow, Mike Rogers, and Pete Biro were instrumental in bringing this technique to America. In fact, Del Cartier is a close personal friend of Ascanio and was the go-between in obtaining the original Ascanio manuscript for Mike Rogers, who in turn passed it on to me.

  • Acknowledgements
  • Introduction
  • To Begin
    • Racherbaumer Variation
    • Some Comments On The Mechanics Of The...
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Rick Smith, Jr.
The Art of Card Throwing by Rick Smith, Jr.

As seen on TBS's Ripley's Believe It or Not

As seen on NBC's Last Call with Carson Daly

Card Throwing, Flicks, Nicks and other cool tricks with cards

Question: What do you get when you cross a 92 m.p.h. fastball with a young man from Ohio who harbors an intense love of card magic?

Answer: The Guinness World Record for throwing a playing card further than anyone else in history. The young man is Rick Smith, Jr. and on March 21, 2002, he obliterated the world record for card throwing with a laser beam toss of 216' 4" eclipsing the previous longstanding mark by over 15'!

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Ian Kendall
Tops, Seconds and Bottoms by Ian Kendall
"I have never come across such a well-thought out and explained package of false dealing tutorials, in print or on screen, ever." - Will Morton, MagicBunny.co.uk
These lessons teach dealing Tops, Seconds and Bottoms from the same grip. A few things to note:
  1. The methods in the lessons are the ones I use in the demo clips. I don't talk about seventeen different methods.
  2. Nothing in the lessons is self working. If you are not willing to put in the practice, then don't buy them.
You will also get audio metronome files which will help you to practice these moves and develop a natural...
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T. Hayes
The Second Deal: Advanced Concepts for the Card Table by T. Hayes

This 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...

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Steven Youell
100% Forcing: The Classic Force and The Stanley Collins Force by Steven Youell

Learn 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...
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Jon Racherbaumer
Cull-Mination by Jon Racherbaumer

Culling (cards) is not a particularly fashionable technique. During the past forty years, card magicians started to pay closer attention to various ideas and techniques, especially those having broad application. In this treatise three types of culls will be examined:

  1. Desired cards are secretly culled during the logical and natural course of an effect.
  2. Free selections are controlled (culled) to desired positions during a visible procedure that looks fair and above board.
  3. A cull done during another fair procedure that results in separating the four suits in Ace to King order.
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