Written by Jesús Etcheverry
Work of Arturo de Ascanio
312 pages (Hardcover), published by Páginas
Illustrated with drawings by Luis H. Trueba, Gustavo Otero, Jesús Almendro, Miguel Fernández Palacios, José Antonio Vega
Language: English
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Roberto Giobbi A Preface about the connection to Ascanio and his impact
  • The First Encounter
  • The Story Continues
  • The Revelation
  • The Essence
  • The Circle Closes
  • About This Book
  • Finale
  • Epilogue
Aurelio Paviato Foreword
Jesús Etcheverry The Ascanio Spread and its Variants introduction to the move and its versions
Arturo de Ascanio The Ascanio Spread - Standart Handling Through extraction by the left forefinger
a) Spreading the four cards
b) The wriggling action
c) Squaring up
Pushing with the right forefinger
Related toAlso published here
  • "El Culebreo" in "Ilusionismo" No. 251, 1971.
Arturo de Ascanio Rotating the Fourth Card different handling for closing the Ascanio Spread
Also published here 31
Arturo de Ascanio The Vertical Spread vertical Ascanio Spread handling
Related toAlso published here 32
Arturo de Ascanio The Ring-Finger Grip blocking the double with the ring finger, Ascanio Spread handling
Arturo de Ascanio The Three-Card Ascanio Spread four as three
Related to 35
Arturo de Ascanio The Tenerife Spread Ascanio Spread variation
Also published here 36
Arturo de Ascanio The Palmas Spread hiding two cards, Ascanio Spread variation
  • The Basic Move
  • The Palmas Spread Proper
  • The Palmas Spread Variant
Also published here 38
Arturo de Ascanio The Palmas-5 Spread a) Concealing the fourth card
b) Concealing the third card
Arturo de Ascanio The Vegas Spread
  • The Vegas Spread Variation
Arturo de Ascanio, Miguel Gómez The D'Amico Spread Ascanio Style
  • The D'Amico / Ascanio Spread - First Variant
  • The D'Amico / Ascanio Spread - Second Variant
Also published here 45
Arturo de Ascanio A Word on Ascanio-Spreading Actions on the attitude
Arturo de Ascanio The Burning Double
Also published here 51
Arturo de Ascanio The Studio Lay-Down while dealing cards in a row from a small packet, double laydown
Arturo de Ascanio By the Waist after Ascanio Spread
Also published here 53
Arturo de Ascanio The Rubbed Lay-Down from Ascanio Spread, with variation
Also published here 54
Arturo de Ascanio Rubber and Overlapped from Ascanio Spread
  • Second Variant
  • Third Variant - Rubbed, Overlapped and Shifted
  • Fourth Variant - Rubbed with Two Doubles
Arturo de Ascanio The Scattered Lay-Down after Tenerife Spread
Arturo de Ascanio The In-Transit Lay-Down after vertical Ascanio Spread
Also published here 60
Arturo de Ascanio Petal Pickin' after Ring-Finger Grip Ascanio Spread
Jesús Etcheverry Early Versions chapter intro
Arturo de Ascanio Oil and Water Featuring the Ascanio Spread 4&4, extra card, later two extra cards, three phases
Inspired byRelated toAlso published here 66
Arturo de Ascanio Loose Display
Fred Kaps, Channing Pollock Angular Turnover after an Elmsley count, the cards are singly turned and dropped on the table, hiding one face/back, see also p. 116 for more details
Related toAlso published here 77
Dai Vernon The Vernon's Double Push-Off
Arturo de Ascanio Father and Sons Aces (Version 66)
Also published here 93
Frederick Braue Braue Addition
Arturo de Ascanio Ascanio's In-Transit Count snap overcount, thumb in between cards
Also published here 94
Arturo de Ascanio Lateral Palm Steal palming cards from a small packet into a lateral palm
Elmer Biddle Biddle Count
Arturo de Ascanio Father and Sons Aces (Version 67)
Related toAlso published here 102
Jesús Etcheverry His Mentors chapter intro
Fred Kaps From one Packet to Another card travels from small packet to other small packet
Elmer Biddle Biddle Steal
Fred Kaps, Channing Pollock Oil and Water 4&4, extra card, two phases
Fred Kaps, Channing Pollock Bang! Four Aces three cards on the table turn into queens
Related to 120
Dai Vernon The Simple Turnover Switch
Jean Carles From the Pocket of One Spectator to that of Another in two spectators pockets
Also published here 123
Card under Knee
Jesús Etcheverry His Comrades chapter intro
Dany Ray One in a Billion two decks, two cards at same position, two methods, very similar to Curry's Power of Thought
Related toAlso published here 132
David "Fu Manchu" Bamberg A Card Control similar to Le Paul's Automatic Jog-Control
Related to 138
Jesús Etcheverry Ascanio on Marlo chapter intro
Arturo de Ascanio, Jaime Morella Zekri A Marlo Effect Aces over Kings version, Aces and Kings transpose, third quartet comes in
Inspired byAlso published here 144
Arturo de Ascanio The Torn and Restored Card of Marlo and Le Paul signed, with one piece not restored
Inspired byAlso published here 147
Jesús Etcheverry Beloved Favorites chapter intro
Arturo de Ascanio If You Don't Pay Attention... observation test presentation
Inspired byAlso published here 166
S. W. Erdnase Erdnase Break
Double Buckle brief
Arturo de Ascanio Aunt Enriqueta's Aces
Inspired byAlso published here 171
Arturo de Ascanio The Floating Double
Arturo de Ascanio, Ken Krenzel Ken Krenzel's Slide Under Switch Ascanio Style
Inspired byAlso published here 180
Arturo de Ascanio The Trick I Would Show Dai Vernon
Also published here 183
Arturo de Ascanio Ascanio's Double Extraction from the Middle
Also published here
  • in "CEDAM" N°45, 1963.
Arturo de Ascanio Ascanio's Double Extraction from the Bottom
Related to 188
Arturo de Ascanio Sleightless Oil and Water (or so it seems) 4&4, extra card, multi-phase routine
Also published here 194
Arturo de Ascanio Ascanio's Modified Dealing Position
Also published here 194
Arturo de Ascanio Sweeping Pick-Up picking up tabled double card
Arturo de Ascanio Pinkie Fan securing a double in a fan with the fourth finger
Also published here 200
Arturo de Ascanio Aces with Love
Also published here 207
Arturo de Ascanio Ascanio's Careless Spread spreading five cards as four on table
Also published here 208
Arturo de Ascanio Ascanio's Honest Display showing five as four cards, on open palms
Also published here 208
Arturo de Ascanio Ascanio's Display Spread
Stuart Gordon The Gordon Turnover
Tenkai Ishida Book Break
Arturo de Ascanio The Ascanio OK Turnover follow-up for Ring-Finger Grip Ascanio Spread
Jesús Etcheverry Other Favorites chapter intro
Arturo de Ascanio Wriggling Aces one Ace changes into Joker, Ace returns and Joker found in pocket, backs of all Aces change colors
Also published here 238
Arturo de Ascanio Don't Blink! Revisited 4&4, two extra cards, face up
Also published here 248
Arturo de Ascanio On Doubles Without Lifts Exhibition Lift and Replacement Lift, theoretical concept
Jesús Etcheverry Two Classics chapter intro
Arturo de Ascanio A Baroque Transposition card from pocket transposes with reversed card in the middle of the deck
Also published here 258
Arturo de Ascanio, Cy Endfield Endfield-Ascanio Palm
Also published here 258
Arturo de Ascanio The Mechanical Strength of Thought
Inspired by 261
Jesús Etcheverry Minor Masterpieces chapter intro
Arturo de Ascanio Dolores' Trick with just four Kings and two Queens
Roy Walton Walton Show
Arturo de Ascanio The Pathology of Cards
Inspired by 280
Arturo de Ascanio X - I = 0 without selection
Arturo de Ascanio Triumph including Ascanio's Double Square-Up maneuver
Arturo de Ascanio Eight-Card Oil and Water 4&4, three phases
Related to
  • similar version in "Ilusionismo" N° 180, 1960.
Also published here
Dai Vernon Wedge Break brief
Arturo de Ascanio The Nine Facts two cards travel, two packets with seven cards
Arturo de Ascanio, Jean-Jacques-Maurice Talazac The Three-Tap Switch version of the Talazac Switch
Arturo de Ascanio Antagonistic Aces
Inspired byVariations 303
Arturo de Ascanio, Frank Garcia A Hunger for Dreaming shown to Ascanio by Garcia, packet cut off and counted, packet shuffled in rest and left outjogged, card chosen from this condition, then original number counted down
Related to 307
Data entered by Lorenz Schär, October 2018.