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Roberto Giobbi

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(1st May 1959 - )

Roberto Giobbi has a mathematical and scientific background, studied literature and linguistics and eventually majored as a translator and interpreter in German, English, Italian and French. Since 1988 he has been working as a free-lance magician, author and lecturer. His 5 bestselling volumes of Card College are the most widely translated magic books in history and are considered worldwide as the ultimate reference work for card magic. (The first two volumes are available as PDF ebooks with embedded video clips, and as an 8 hour pure video course.) He is member of the Escuela Magica de Madrid, magic's only Think Tank with 40 members worldwide. Several international awards in magic round off his profile. Roberto Giobbi is married and has 2 children – he lives and works in Muttenz near Basel.

Besides his famous Card College series, Giobbi has authored multiple other bestsellers. Among them are titles such as Ask Roberto, Secret Twitter, and his excellent sleightless entry into card magic: Card College Light Trilogy. He has contributed numerous articles to journals such as Genii and Magic Magazine.

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Roberto Giobbi
A Gambler's Dream by Roberto Giobbi

This is pure Giobbi, a great card routine including Poker, Stud Poker, BlackJack, and Bridge demonstrations where the gambler always wins. However, the real value are the lessons Giobbi teaches you in terms of constructing a routine, timing and psychology. He explains why he says a certain word or sentence at that particular time and not earlier or later and why not anything different. You get the reason and thus you can apply these lessons to many other effects. These insights transcend the routine at hand and will make you a much better, more effective and more knowledgeable magician.

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Roberto Giobbi
Ask Roberto Giobbi by Roberto Giobbi

This is a totally unique book. 52 reader supplied questions. 52 opinionated, informed, expert answers by Roberto Giobbi. Roberto spent often several days to thoroughly answer each of the 52 questions. It is no wonder that this ebook has more than 330 regular sized pages. It is a publication unlike any other, where the readers gave the direction which the author followed.

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The 52 questions asked and answered:

  1. Injog Overhand Shuffle
  2. Presentation Ideas
  3. How to Study
  4. Staystack
  5. Fear of starting to perform
  6. Three Card Monte
  7. Memorized version of Out of Sight Out...
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Ask Roberto Giobbi (for resale) by Roberto Giobbi

This is a totally unique book. 52 reader supplied questions. 52 opinionated, informed, expert answers by Roberto Giobbi. Roberto spent often several days to thoroughly answer each of the 52 questions. It is no wonder that this book has more than 330 regular sized pages. It is a publication unlike any other, where the readers gave the direction which the author followed.

Download a free extract.

The 52 questions asked and answered:

  1. Injog Overhand Shuffle
  2. Presentation Ideas
  3. How to Study
  4. Staystack
  5. Fear of starting to perform
  6. Three Card Monte
  7. Memorized version of Out of Sight Out...
 

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Roberto Giobbi
Calling the Cards by Roberto Giobbi

Live from the European Close-up Magic Symposium 2012. This is a wonderful sleight-less classic card routine that Giobbi has polished to a fine sheen with added psychological subtleties and a logical and meaningful presentation.

A brand new deck of cards, still wrapped in cellophane and sealed, is shuffled by different spectators. 10 cards are selected by a spectator. Roberto then divines each card without touching anything. The last card is revealed with a prediction and a duplicate of the last card is also found in the prediction envelope.

Performance duration: 9 minutes
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Roberto Giobbi
Card College 1 by Roberto Giobbi

Card College is a modern classic. It is without a doubt the most important work on sleight of hand with cards. This is the first volume in a series of five. The speciality of this electronic book are its 89 video clips, which show how Giobbi executes each and every technique described. (If you are looking for the 8 hour video course please go here Card College 1 & 2: Personal Instruction.)

This ebook has also been nominated as a finalist in the prestigious EPPIE 2004 ebook award in the category non-fiction/how-to. This is the first magic book to be nominated for a non-magic book prize.

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Roberto Giobbi
Card College 1 & 2 by Roberto Giobbi

You get both volumes, Card College 1 and Card College 2. And since you are buying two volumes, we can give you a bit of a price break. (If you are looking for the 8 hour video course please go here Card College 1 & 2: Personal Instruction.)

For a detailed description of the contents of volume 1 and 2, please refer to the separate product pages. You will find in these two ebooks almost 200 embedded video clips showing you how master magician Giobbi works the cards.

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Roberto Giobbi
Card College 1 & 2 Personal Instruction by Roberto Giobbi

These are 8 hours of personal video instructions from Roberto Giobbi. This is almost like taking private lessons from Roberto. It is a one-to-one coaching from one of the world's premier card experts, who is considered by his peers to be one of today's finest and most influential teachers of magic.

"I was extremely impressed. Giobbi is an excellent teacher, he communicates his ideas clearly, and he's passionate about card magic - this is one of the best card magic DVD sets I've come across in recent memory. It contains a tremendous amount of solid material for beginning and even seasoned...
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Roberto Giobbi
Card College 1: Chapter 01 by Roberto Giobbi

Fundamental Techniques

  • Dealing Position
  • The End Grip
  • Elevated Dealing Position
  • Squaring the Deck
  • The All-around Square-up
  • Giving the Deck a Complete Cut
  • Spreading the Cards in the Hands
  • Outjogging Cards as They are Spread Between the Hands
  • Dribbling Cards
  • Dealing Cards
  • Dealing Cards Face Down–The Draw Method
  • Dealing Cards Face Up–The Stud Method
  • The Swing Cut
  • The Break
  • The Little-finger Break
  • Forming a Little-finger Break Under the Top Card–Two-handed Method
  • Forming a Little-finger Break Under the Top Card–One-handed Method
  • Forming a Little-finger Break Under Multiple...
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Card College 1: Chapter 02 by Roberto Giobbi

Overhand Shuffle Techniques, Part 1

  • The Overhand Shuffle
  • Running Single Cards
  • Control of the Top and Bottom Cards
  • Controlling the Top Stock of the Deck–The Injog Shuffle
  • Controlling the Bottom Stock

    TRICKS WITH THE OVER HAND SHUFFLE

  • Thought Stealer
  • The Spectator Cuts the Aces

The full volume ebooks can be found here: Card College 1 & 2

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Card College 1: Chapter 03 by Roberto Giobbi

False Cut Techniques, Part 1

  • An Optical False Cut from the Hand
  • The False Swing Cut
  • A Simple False Cut
  • A Triple False Cut
  • The Slip Cut from Dealing Position

    TRICKS WITH FALSE CUTS

  • Hat Trick
  • Court Card Conclave

The full volume ebooks can be found here: Card College 1 & 2

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Roberto Giobbi
Card College 1: Chapter 04 by Roberto Giobbi

Card Controls

  • The Overhand Shuffle Control
  • The "Whoops!" Control
  • The Diagonal Insertion
  • The Peek Control
  • The Post-peek Overhand Shuffle Control
  • A Peek Control for Two Cards
  • The Multiple Peek Control
  • The One-card Middle Pass
  • Other Controls

    TRICKS WITH CARD CONTROLS

  • The Shamus Card
  • The Question Is...

The full volume ebooks can be found here: Card College 1 & 2

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Roberto Giobbi
Card College 1: Chapter 05 by Roberto Giobbi

Force Techniques, Part 1

  • The Crisscross Force
  • The Balducci Force
  • The Goldin Force
  • The Ten-to-twenty Force

    TRICKS WITH THE FORCE

  • The Lie Detector
  • Further than that...

The full volume ebooks can be found here: Card College 1 & 2

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Roberto Giobbi
Card College 1: Chapter 06 by Roberto Giobbi

Riffle Shuffle Techniques

  • The Closed Riffle Shuffle
  • Squaring After the Shuffle
  • The Open Riffle Shuffle
  • Riffle Shuffle Stock Controls
  • The Waterfall Riffle Shuffle

    TRICKS WITH RIFFLE SHUFFLE TECHNIQUES

  • The Red-black Location
  • Royal Flush Finale

The full volume ebooks can be found here: Card College 1 & 2

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Roberto Giobbi
Card College 1: Chapter 07 by Roberto Giobbi

Transfer Cuts

  • The Double Cut
  • The Triple Cut from Top to Bottom
  • The Triple Cut from Bottom to Top

    TRICKS WITH TRANSFER CUTS

  • Triple Coincidence
  • Seventh Son of a Seventh Son

The full volume ebooks can be found here: Card College 1 & 2

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Roberto Giobbi
Card College 1: Chapter 08 by Roberto Giobbi

The Glide

  • The Glide

    TRICKS WITH THE GLIDE

  • The Acrobat Family
  • The Coué-Test

The full volume ebooks can be found here: Card College 1 & 2

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Roberto Giobbi
Card College 1: Chapter 09 by Roberto Giobbi

The Glimpse

  • General Comments on the Glimpse
  • Top-card Riffle Glimpse
  • Top-card Double Lift Glimpse
  • Top-card Riffle Shuffle Glimpse
  • Bottom Card All-around Square-up Glimpse
  • Situational Bottom Card Glimpse
  • Center-card Glimpse
  • Final Notes

    TRICKS WITH THE GLIMPSE

  • Card Catcher
  • Impossible!

The full volume ebooks can be found here: Card College 1 & 2

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Card College 1: Chapter 10 by Roberto Giobbi

The Key Card

  • Key-card Placement
  • The Key Card in a Hand-to-hand Spread
  • Key Card in a Ribbon Spread
  • Glimpse and Placement
  • Location, Identification and Control with a Key Card
  • Control in a Hand-to-hand Spread
  • Tabled Ribbon Spread Control
  • Further Thoughts on the Key Card

    TRICKS WITH A KEY CARD

  • A Phenomenal Memory
  • Your Number–Your Card
  • Thot Echo

The full volume ebooks can be found here: Card College 1 & 2

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Card College 1: Chapter 11 by Roberto Giobbi

The Double Lift, Part 1

  • A Double Lift
  • A Double Turnover

    TRICKS WITH A DOUBLE LIFT

  • Rise and Swap
  • A Card in Hand

The full volume ebooks can be found here: Card College 1 & 2

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Card College 1: Chapter 12 by Roberto Giobbi

Hindu Shuffle Technique

  • The Hindu Shuffle
  • Glimpsing the Bottom Card with a Hindu Shuffle
  • Placing a Key Card with a Hindu Shuffle
  • The Hindu Shuffle Force
  • Hindu Shuffle Card Controls
  • Controlling a Single Card
  • Controlling Multiple Cards

    TRICKS WITH THE HINDU SHUFFLE TECHNIQUE

  • The Magus Card
  • The Lucky Card

The full volume ebooks can be found here: Card College 1 & 2

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Roberto Giobbi
Card College 1: Chapter 13 by Roberto Giobbi

Flourishes, Part 1

  • The Use of Flourishes
  • Turning Over the Top Card I
  • Turning Over the Top Card II
  • Turning Over the Top Card III
  • The Charlier Cut
  • The Swivel Cut
  • The Boomerang Card
  • The Spring Riffle Shuffle
  • Jack Merlin’s Riffle Shuffle
  • The Pop-up Card
  • The Wind-up Gag
  • The Two-handed Fan
  • The Broad One-handed Fan
  • The Reverse One-handed Fan
  • The Ribbon Spread Turnover

The full volume ebooks can be found here: Card College 1 & 2

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Roberto Giobbi
Card College 1: Videos Only by Roberto Giobbi

This is a companion DVD to the bestselling classic book "Card College 1" by Roberto Giobbi. The menu of this DVD mirrors exactly all 16 chapters of the book (English edition). For the companion DVD to volume 2 follow this link: Card College 2: Videos Only.

Each technique is demonstrated with short video clips showing Roberto Giobbi performing. There are about 100 video clips on this DVD. Sometimes a technique is shown from different angles or in slow motion.

So pop in this DVD into your player and enjoy to see how Roberto masterfully executes the techniques from Card College 1.

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Roberto Giobbi
Card College 2 by Roberto Giobbi

This is the second volume of the famous Card College series. Volume 1 and volume 2 can be considered a unit, covering most important moves as well as most if not all crucial theoretical points. Each section describes a move or a group of sleights in minute detail, using carefully chosen words, beautiful illustrations and clear video clips. There are a total of 108 video clips in this volume. At the end of each section you will find some of the best and most amazing effects. (If you are looking for the 8 hour video course please go here Card College 1 & 2: Personal Instruction.)

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Roberto Giobbi
Card College 2: Chapter 14 by Roberto Giobbi

Useful Auxiliary Sleights

  • Thumb Counting
  • The Little-finger Count
  • The Secret Addition of Cards
  • The Braue Addition
  • The Tip-over Addition
  • ATFUS
  • The Single, Double and Multiple Push-over
  • Buckling One or More Cards
  • Picking up the Deck
  • The Card Stand

The full volume ebooks can be found here: Card College 1 & 2

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Roberto Giobbi
Card College 2: Chapter 15 by Roberto Giobbi

Overhand Shuffle Techniques, Part 2

  • Bringing the Bottom Card to the Top
  • Controlling the Top and Bottom Stocks
  • The Lift Shuffle
  • Controlling the Entire Deck: the G. W. Hunter Shuffle
  • Controlling the Entire Deck: the Optical Shuffle

    MORE TRICKS WITH THE OVERHAND SHUFFLE

  • Subconscious Poker
  • Aces Off the Cuff

The full volume ebooks can be found here: Card College 1 & 2

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Roberto Giobbi
Card College 2: Chapter 16 by Roberto Giobbi

Force Techniques, Part 2

  • The Classic Force
  • The Riffle Force

    MORE TRICKS WITH THE FORCE

  • The Jumping Pulse
  • Headliner!
  • The Decision

The full volume ebooks can be found here: Card College 1 & 2

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Card College 2: Chapter 17 by Roberto Giobbi

Palming

  • Theoretical Considerations
  • The Palm Grip
  • The Top Palm
  • Palming Multiple Cards from the Top
  • Concealing Palmed Cards in the Hand
  • Replacing Palmed Cards

    TRICKS WITH PALMING

  • Homing Card Plus
  • The Cards of Capistrano

The full volume ebooks can be found here: Card College 1 & 2

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Card College 2: Chapter 18 by Roberto Giobbi

The Pass

  • The Classic Pass
  • Covers for the Pass

    TRICKS WITH THE PASS

  • Finnegins Rewake
  • Card Through Handkerchief

The full volume ebooks can be found here: Card College 1 & 2

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Card College 2: Chapter 19 by Roberto Giobbi

Spread Cull Techniques

  • The Spread Cull
  • The Under-the-spread Force

    TRICKS WITH THE SPREAD CULL

  • The Magic Phone Number
  • As You Like It

The full volume ebooks can be found here: Card College 1 & 2

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Card College 2: Chapter 20 by Roberto Giobbi

False Display Counts

  • The Elmsley Count
  • The Jordan Count
  • The Hamman Count
  • The Buckle Count
  • The Push-off Count
  • The Hamman Two-for-Four Count

    TRICKS WITH FALSE DISPLAY COUNTS

  • The Really Wild Nine-card Trick
  • The Royal Acrobats

The full volume ebooks can be found here: Card College 1 & 2

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Roberto Giobbi
Card College 2: Chapter 21 by Roberto Giobbi

The Double Lift, Part 2

  • Another Double Turnover

    MORE TRICKS WITH THE DOUBLE LIFT

  • Vanished without a Trace!
  • The Ambitious Card

The full volume ebooks can be found here: Card College 1 & 2

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Card College 2: Chapter 22 by Roberto Giobbi

The Top Change

  • The Top Change
  • Top Change Covers
  • The Top Change as an Out for the Classic Force

    TRICKS WITH THE TOP CHANGE

  • Metamorphosis
  • The Lucky Coin

The full volume ebooks can be found here: Card College 1 & 2

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Card College 2: Chapter 23 by Roberto Giobbi

The Crimp

  • Crimping with the Index Finger
  • Crimping with the Heel of the Thumb
  • Crimping with an Overhand Shuffle
  • Cutting to a Crimped Card
  • Applications

    A TRICK USING THE CRIMP

  • Transposition Extraordinary

The full volume ebooks can be found here: Card College 1 & 2

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Card College 2: Chapter 24 by Roberto Giobbi

The Reverse

  • The Braue Reverse
  • Double Lift Reverse
  • Double Turnover Reverse
  • The Leg Reverse
  • Deck Turnover Reverse

    TRICKS WITH THE REVERSE

  • The Whistle
  • Reversible Mix-up

The full volume ebooks can be found here: Card College 1 & 2

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