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Last Update: 11/29/2015 (Replies:0)

Anybody who subscribes to our magic newsletter and has a Lybrary.com customer account has access to our Magic Knowledge Base, a full text search engine indexing thousands of magic books, magazines and other items. If you are trying to locate an elusive description of an effect or move, if you are researching magic's history, or if you want to check out an ebook before purchasing, the Magic Knowledge Base will come in handy. It offers features we have not seen in other search engines. Read on. ...

Twisting the Aces

Last Update: 11/29/2015 (Replies:0)

"Twisting the Aces" is one of those rare blockbuster card effects which are easy to do and have a very strong visual effect. It was developed by Dai Vernon and uses the Elmsley Count as its primary move. An exceptional trick like this spawns a lot of variations. Everybody is putting his spin on it. I personally learned a variation by Thomas Hierling from Germany from his New Wave Close-up Magic book. It was one of the first tricks I performed that truly and utterly amazed my audience. Over the years I must have done...

The Hunt for Erdnase: The Nickname Theory and the Connection to August Roterberg

Last Update: 11/29/2015 (Replies:1)

by Chris Wasshuber

(This article is a work in progress. I will add and develop certain parts over the coming months.)

The mystery around the authorship of The Expert at the Card Table and who S. W. Erdnase really was, has lead to many theories and lots of speculation. In this article I am offering a completely new theory. I call it the Nickname theory. I will also try to develop the case for August Roterberg's involvement, either as the author himself, which I think is unlikely, or his participation on some level, which I think is...

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