Written by Jerry K. Hartman
Work of Jerry K. Hartman
398 pages (Hardcover), published by Hermetic Press
Illustrated with drawings by Joseph K. Schmidt
Language: English
220 entries
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Jerry K. Hartman Preface
Chapter One - Slytes
Jerry K. Hartman Cross Count Force cards dealt to table one at a time until stopped, top card of hand’s pile is force card (some more procedure involved)
Related to
  • originally published on jonracherbaumer.com, April 2001
Tip to pick pile of cards off table smoothly essentially the Howard Schwarzman tip, not credited
Jerry K. Hartman U-Cut Force spectator says stop during multiple undercuts, “stopped-at” card is forced
Also published here 5
Jerry K. Hartman Underforce combines Vernon Strip-out Addition and Under-Down Deal
Also published here 7
Jerry K. Hartman, Dai Vernon Strip-out Addition with small tip to provide cover, also see p. 192 and p. 230
Jerry K. Hartman Push-Off Riffle Force combination of a Riffle Peek Force and a Riffle Force
“This sleight was explained in an earlier and inexact form in Super Dupes” (see reference)
Also published here 9
Jerry K. Hartman CC Force “Convincing Control”-type action that forces the card, then switches out and/or controls it
Jerry K. Hartman, Justin Branch ToBo False Shuffle – Overhand Shuffle false overhand shuffle to retain both top and bottom stock, created in correspondence with Justin Branch (see reference), handling to only retain bottom stock on p.16
Also published here
  • Progressive Card Magic, p. 76 (Justin Branch, 1986)
Jerry K. Hartman ToBo False Shuffles – Riffle Shuffle false tabled riffle shuffle to retain both top and bottom stock
Jerry K. Hartman Strip Switch Vernon Strip-out used as a switch, for variations of the first two handlings, see “Loose Ends” and “Trickery Treats” references
  • Handling One
  • Handling Two
  • Handling Three
Related toVariations 18
Jerry K. Hartman Out-strip cards are peeled singly “Biddle”-style, cards are stopped at and out-jogged along the way, out-jogged cards are switched for predetermined cards
Also published here 23
Jerry K. Hartman Biddle Bottom “Open Hockley” type of action, see references, also see p. 226 and p. 353
Related toAlso published here 24
Jerry K. Hartman Bototo Switch another Strip-out style switch
“more sophisticated handling” in Card Craft reference
Related toAlso published here 27
Jerry K. Hartman Top-Stock Strip Switch out-jogged cards are switched for top cards, two methods, see next entry for second method
Jerry K. Hartman Top-Stock Strip Switch – Method Two out-jogged cards are switched for top cards, also see p. 216
Related to 32
Jerry K. Hartman Snapunder Change standard end-over-end Snap Change using deck for cover
Jerry K. Hartman Pair Cull cull two cards to the top in process of removing two others from the deck, or cull four as you remove four
Inspired by 36
Jerry K. Hartman Pick-Up Paddle Move variation of the standard Paddle Move done with a card
“commonly misattributed to Francis Carlyle”
Also published here 41
Jerry K. Hartman Chapter Two – A Mix of tricks “This chapter includes miscellaneous routines whose common thread is, with one exception, an effect with a manipulative flavor or aura.” (quote from chapter title page)
Jerry K. Hartman A Kidding Aside deck is cut and wrong card is shown, then selection appears clipped between fingers
Inspired byAlso published here 45
Jerry K. Hartman Catch and Carry two sandwich cards inserted into separate parts of deck out-jogged, when removed together, selection instantly appears between them
Inspired byAlso published here 48
Jerry K. Hartman Cache and Carry similar plot to “Catch and Carry” (p. 48) but as a Collectors, where four reversed Aces out-jogged in different parts of deck are extracted and sandwich three selections
Jerry K. Hartman Add-in Technique Ascanio Spread type of action to back-spread cards from bottom while peeling cards from top, used to add selections between the Aces
Jerry K. Hartman Downrising top card and bottom card of deck transpose back and forth, three versions
Also published here 56
Jerry K. Hartman Bottom Double Lift
Also published here 56
Jerry K. Hartman Downrising – Variation I. top card and bottom card of deck transpose back and forth
Jerry K. Hartman Downrising – Variation II. same plot, deck decreases with each phase, ending with just the two cards for final transposition
Jerry K. Hartman, Paul Curry, Lin Searles Half-Passed Turnover “This moniker was Lin Searles's name for a sleight separately conceived by him and Paul Curry”
Also published here 62
Jerry K. Hartman Downrising – Variation III. same plot, more visual
Palm Color Change standard palmed card deposited onto deck, brief
Jerry K. Hartman Heart Stops deck is shuffled and each value is spelled to, from Ace to King, and the corresponding Heart card shows up after each spell, finishing with all thirteen Hearts atop thirteen piles
Inspired by 65
Jerry K. Hartman False Count steal card(s) back onto deck while counting them into other hand and removing packet
Jerry K. Hartman Faromatic deck is shown to have reds and blacks separated, deck is cased, spectator shakes case and deck is shown to perfectly alternate red/black
Related toAlso published here 71
Jerry Andrus Un-gaffed Svengali principle using incomplete Faro condition
Also published here 71
Jerry K. Hartman Color Scheming deck is shown to be mixed reds/blacks, reds and blacks separate
Inspired byAlso published here 76
Jerry K. Hartman Corner buckle break
Jerry K. Hartman Set-Two Re-set plot
Related toAlso published here 81
Edward Marlo Face-Up Switch brief, also see p. 127
Also published here 82
Jerry K. Hartman Counter Re-Solution Kings are face down on table, Aces in hand magically turn face down one at a time, when turned face up they have changed into the Kings, leaving Aces on table
Inspired byAlso published here 85
Card Reverse packet turned over on top of bottom card in gambler’s cop position
Jerry K. Hartman Trapparition mystery card is set aside, a pair of mates disappear from top and bottom of deck and sandwich selection in middle, for finale the selection is buried in deck and mystery card is placed between the mates and is then shown to be the selection
Inspired byRelated to 90
Transfer Second Deal card in face-up spread is apparently tabled but really switched for another in the process, also see p. 292
Jerry K. Hartman A Case for Change Kings are placed into card case and case is set on top of spectator’s selection in his hand, selection transposes with Kings
Inspired byRelated toVariationsAlso published here 96
Jerry K. Hartman Half-Pass cover action
Also published here 97
Jerry K. Hartman False card case insertion packet is apparently inserted into case but in reality only rear card is inserted and packet slides onto outside of case
Also published here 98
Jerry K. Hartman Box Swap performer displays a card and puts it into case, card is selected and lost in deck, red Kings are placed face up into deck and black Kings are placed into case, red Kings are seen to have sandwiched the performer’s card and black Kings in case are now sandwiching selection
Inspired byAlso published here 100
Push-in Steal lowermost card of out-jogged cards is pushed back into deck as others are pivot-stripped out
In-Transit Steal packet steals card(s) from top of deck as it brushes over it
Reverse-Biddle brief, also see p. 132 and p. 354
Jerry K. Hartman Flip Flap four face-up Kings are dropped onto four face-down Aces and visually change into Aces and the face-down cards are then shown to be the Kings
Inspired byAlso published here 107
Jerry K. Hartman Cut Cover Twist-Around Pass used to switch face-down cards in a packet for others that were seen to be face up
Also published here 108
Jerry K. Hartman Biumph small-packet Triumph effect, cards are openly alternated face-up/face-down, then all cards face same way
Also published here 112
Covered Bottom Deal bottom-dealt card being taken beneath card in right hand helps cover it
Covered Double Deal bottom and top card of packet are taken as one beneath right hand’s card that provides cover
Jerry K. Hartman Forward Spread Half-Pass cards in packet spread forward to cover Half-Pass action, also see p. 138
Also published here 115
Jerry K. Hartman Cliptrap performer and three spectator each choose a card and they are buried in separate parts of deck, during a cut, a paper-clipped packet falls from deck and it consists of all four cards
Tony Kardyro T. K. Supreme Change card is switched as it is dropped to table
Jerry K. Hartman Pushover Switch also see p. 299 and p. 334
Also published here 118
Jerry K. Hartman Step Right Up "step-by-step" Ambitious Card where it begins on bottom, rises a quarter way up in deck, then another quarter and another and finally on top
Inspired byAlso published here 122
Cut Pass
Jerry K. Hartman In One Full Sweep Collectors where the four Kings are faceup on deck and visibly drop through deck and fall out the bottom trapping three selections
Also published here 126
Edward Marlo Spread ATFUS also see p. 82 (and reference there)
Edward Marlo Tilt brief, used three times to set selections between concealed Collector cards, see reference
Related to 127
Incomplete Pass used to make Kings “penetrate” deck from top to bottom, also see p. 122 for similar action
Also published here 129
Jerry K. Hartman Upshot pair of Aces on bottom of deck, selection is buried in middle, Aces appear in right hand above deck with selection in between them
Jerry K. Hartman Knuckle Jog brief
Also published here 132
Reverse-Biddle also see p. 104 and p. 354
Jerry K. Hartman Go-Card selection reversed in packet of Aces, magically transports to the middle of deck
Inspired byAlso published here 134
Jerry K. Hartman Rapid-ATFUS ATFUS done in one continuous “Biddling” action without using left thumb to square each card below the packet
Also published here 134
Drop Switch
Jerry K. Hartman, Alex Elmsley Five-as-Five Count apparently shows four Aces surrounding a face-down card, one Ace's face is not seen
Related toAlso published here 137
Jerry K. Hartman Forward Spread Half-Pass also see p. 115
Also published here 138
Jerry K. Hartman Double Down a Two of Clubs between two red Aces changes into Ace of Spades, spectator handles cards throughout
Inspired by
  • Nothing Short of a Miracle (Ken Simmons, 1988)
  • spectator handled double in routine on p. 5 of Ken Simmons's "Guarded Secrets Revealed" (second 1999 edition) & Wesley James's extensions/variations, p. 9
Also published here
Al Leech Leech Pick-up move brief, also see p. 164
Jerry K. Hartman Spectator handles double spectator coached to hold a double card, coaching justified thru presentation
Also published here 142
Jerry K. Hartman Covered, Up selection is lost in deck and deck wrapped in handkerchief, spectator forcibly sets wrapped deck down on table and selection is found face up on top of deck
Inspired byAlso published here 144
Deck reversal deck reversed as it’s dropped from one hand into other, done while wrapped in handkerchief
Jerry K. Hartman Replicut four cards randomly cut to, spectator chooses one and buries it in deck, magician cuts other three back into deck and then cuts to selection, uses marked key card
Ed Balducci Cut-Deeper Force spreading action, not straight cutting, used to set Key Card, also see p. 153
Jerry K. Hartman Deep Voodoo two selections freely cut to and buried in deck are divined by magician
Inspired byAlso published here 152
Top card reversal (one handed) similar action to leg reversal but without using leg
Henry Christ Henry Christ Force
Ed Balducci Cut-Deeper Force spreading action, not straight cutting, used to set Key Card, also see p. 148
Jerry K. Hartman Deep Tote
Jerry K. Hartman Chapter Three – Triumphantics "These approaches to the Triumph theme make use of the Turnover Turnover, a novel maneuver that can be incorporated into many versions of the effect. Through it, with no advance arrangement and no subsequent sleights, face-down and face-up blocks fully and genuinely displayed immediately prior to being shuffled together reorient properly and immediately." (quote from chapter title page)
Jerry K. Hartman Re-Orient Express Triumph plot, variation with a selected card on p. 162
Jerry K. Hartman Turnover Turnover “non-discrepant form of the Tenkai Optical Reverse”, also see p. 165
Jerry K. Hartman Overtrick deck divided into four packets that are shuffled into each other with two face up and two face down, deck visually restores to all face same way, same visual ending used in Onyx reference
Inspired by 164
Al Leech Leech Pick-up move brief, also see p. 141
Jerry K. Hartman Turnover Turnover also see p. 160
Palm Color Change a Top Palm used to effect a change, brief
Jerry K. Hartman Overtrick – Second Version "Overtrick" (p. 164) with a selection
Inspired by 168
Paul Swinford Flipover Undercut
Also published here 169
Jerry K. Hartman Righted Before Your Eyes face-down half of deck turns face up as it is pushed through the face-up half, deck is turned face down and spread and selection is only card face up, see reference on p .171
Plunger Principle used to “reverse” half of the deck as it is “pushed through” the other half, see reference, also see p. 176
Inspired by 171
Jerry K. Hartman Backs and Forth selection is mixed into small packet, half of packet is shuffled face down into other face-up half, each time the face-down cards are “pushed through” the packet, one less face-down card emerges out other end until only one remains, it is the selection and rest of packet is face up
Pick-up Shuffle brief
Plunger Principle also see p. 171
Jerry K. Hartman Chapter Four – Gambling Gambolings
Jerry K. Hartman Mexicali Ruse “Mexican Poker” plot, head-to-head Poker game with small packet of cards, magician gets Royal Flush, second version where magician gets four Aces on p. 185
Inspired byRelated toAlso published here 181
Controlled Charlier Shuffle using jog to cut cards back to order
Related to 183
Bottom Card Buckle brief
Jerry K. Hartman Poker Stud another handling of the Mexican Poker plot
Inspired byRelated toAlso published here 188
Jerry K. Hartman Sham on You the Aces are inserted out-jogged into the deck and spectator takes the deck, he deals off the top to the magician and “middle-deals” the out-jogged cards to himself, it turns out he has the four Twos and magician has the Aces
Inspired by
  • "The Linking Ring", in the "Havenly Close-Up" column (Vol. 80, No. 2, February 2000, p. 102)
Also published here
Jerry K. Hartman Hindu Shuffle with partial deck retention retaining order of bottom of deck, as well as an in-jog, also see p. 211
Also published here 192
Dai Vernon Strip-out Addition brief, also see p. 7 and p. 230
Jerry K. Hartman Hole Makes Whole two packets of five cards, spectators choose one card from each packet and they are swapped, other four cards of each packet are shown and when the swapped cards are combined with the other four they complete Straights
Inspired by 195
Jerry K. Hartman K.I.S.S.E.S. II magician deals to three spectators and himself, always showing the card he's dealt, on fourth deal he shows he got Ace of Spades, spectators’ hands are turned up and the three cards he originally showed are at the faces of their hands, and the rest of their hands are the other three mates to complete each Four-of-a-Kind, finally magician turns up his hand and it’s Royal Flush
Inspired byRelated to 197
Jerry K. Hartman Cutty Shark spectator cuts four piles, Ace on top of each
Inspired byRelated to
  • Precursor (No. LXXIII, March 2000, p.15)
Jerry K. Hartman, James Swain, Jay Ose Ose False Cut variation with four piles, spectator does it, also see p. 371
Inspired byRelated to 203
Jerry K. Hartman Tabling cards from dealing grip small tip to do so smoothly and not awkwardly, also see p. 222
Jerry K. Hartman Cutter's Last Hand spectator cuts four piles, Ace on top of each, see references on “Cutty Shark” (p. 202)
Tabled transfer cuts tabled triple cut to bring card from bottom to top
Jerry K. Hartman Kooky Cutter spectator cuts four piles, Ace on top of each
Belly Crimp putting it in on the bottom card
Jerry K. Hartman Hindu Shuffle – partial deck retention also see p. 192
Elmer Biddle Biddle Steal brief, also see p. 318
Jerry K. Hartman Cut to the Choice magician knows how many cards four spectators will cut off the deck, then top card of each pile is shown to be an Ace
Inspired by 214
Jerry K. Hartman Multiple Count Change also see p. 32
Also published here 216
Card(s) Unload Transfer from bottom of one packet to top of other as it is picked up beneath it
Jerry K. Hartman Keeper Cuts four cards noted from different parts of deck each turn up on top one at a time
Inspired by 220
Jerry K. Hartman Catch Switch minor variant of reference
Also published here 220
Swivel Cut
Jerry K. Hartman Tabling cards from dealing grip small tip to do so smoothly and not awkwardly, also see p. 205
Joseph Ovette, Frank Kelly Kelly/Ovette Bottom Placement used to obtain break with one hand, brief
Jerry K. Hartman Pile Up Aces are separated in different parts of deck, all appear on top, similar effect to "Keeper Cuts" (p. 220)
Inspired by 224
Robin Robertson Final Control
Also published here
  • "The Final Control" (Robin Robertson, Handle with Care, 1964, p. 5)
Jerry K. Hartman Peel Peal used for a different purpose than in its original publication (see reference)
Also published here 226
Jerry K. Hartman Biddle Bottom also see p. 24 and p. 353
Jerry K. Hartman A Golden Fleecing Ace Assembly where all four packets are each sealed in separate envelopes, spectators choose which one magician should hold onto, when they are opened, all Aces are gone from their envelopes and magician’s envelope contains them
Inspired by 228
Duplicate signature initials pre-signed on envelope
Jerry K. Hartman, Dai Vernon Strip-out Addition with small tip to provide cover, also see p. 7 and p. 192
Psychological Force with four objects trick works fine even if it fails
Jerry K. Hartman Ultimate Poker Interchanged magician deals to back and forth between spectator and himself each time showing he has dealt himself a King, spectator’s hand is turned up at the end and he has the Kings and magician’s hand is shown to contain Aces
Inspired byRelated to 242
Jerry K. Hartman Chapter Five – Grand Old Ope-Pre “True creative originality can justifiably be claimed by few. One of them is certainly Paul Curry. His "Open Prediction" challenge, made more enticing by the carefully worded titillations of Stewart James, is but one example.” (quote from chapter title page)
Jerry K. Hartman Patent Portent Open Prediction, mate of freely-named card is removed as prediction, spectator deals without first divulging the number-position he’s thinking of
Inspired byAlso published here 247
Jerry K. Hartman Spread in-jog finesse manner of spreading over cards and in-jogging imperceptibly
Jerry K. Hartman Re-deal Force
Related toAlso published here 249
Double Deal dealing two cards as one from top
Jerry K. Hartman A Telling Foretelling Open Prediction, top card is written as prediction and then mixed into deck, during spectator's dealing a card is isolated face down in deck, magician spreads through to display the face-up cards, face-down card matches prediction
Double Turnover double taken off deck from inner end, brief
Double Lift glimpse glimpsing back card of double as front card is turned back over onto deck
Jerry K. Hartman, Tony Kardyro Block Simple Simon Simple Simon with a block of cards, essentially a packet version of Kardyro reference, see Trickery Treats reference for other applications
Related to
  • Simple Simon Move and Effects (Tony Kardyro, 1966)
  • "Shifting Sandwich" and "Show and Spell" (Jerry K. Hartman, Trickery Treats, 1999, p. 115 and p. 119 respectively)
Jerry K. Hartman Followpen Prediction follow-up to previous trick (p. 252), top card is written down as prediction and lost in deck, spectator takes deck face up behind his back, takes group of cards off top and turns them face down back on top, the face-down cards are dealt through and first face up card beneath them matches prediction
Glimpse glimpsing reversed card on bottom
Jerry K. Hartman Senseless Prediction magician out of room throughout, spectator writes name of random card on Ace of Spades and it is lost in deck, spectator deals until the Ace of Spades shows up and card next to it is freely-predicted card
Also published here
  • The James File, 2000, p. 1898
Jerry K. Hartman, Ed Balducci Cut-Deeper Force variant same methodology as original Cut-Deeper Force, used in slightly different way
Jerry K. Hartman Northern Light two phases:
  • spectator thinks of a card in deck based on a freely thought-of number, he deals through deck and magician stops him on correct card
  • magician brings out a pre-written prediction and it’s read aloud, spectator deals to original thought-of number and the card matches the prediction
Inspired byAlso published here 265
Two simultaneous Key Cards
Card ducked and in-jogged card placed on bottom directly into in-jog position, also see p. 360
Jerry K. Hartman Chapter Six – Trojan Force “These pieces rely on a simple but novel concept: the Trojan Force. Although all but the first consist of still further versions of the Open Prediction (the exception being a truly impossible double location), they serve as potent applications and practical examples of the basic idea.” (quote from chapter title page)
Jerry K. Hartman Spot On spectator inserts the ad card into deck and notes the two cards surrounding it without magician watching, magician can then insert ad card between the two cards
  • variation (p. 277): two cards selected and returned, magician removes random card and spectator deals and stops where he wants, random card is placed where he stopped and it is between two selections
Tabling a double brief
Jerry K. Hartman Sought Thought magician makes verbal prediction, spectator cuts deck freely and buries ad card there, spectator deals deck face up and tables the card after the ad card face down, it matches prediction
Jerry K. Hartman Force Sight similar plot to “Sought Thought” (p. 279) but spectator completely handles two Jokers that designate the card that will match the prediction
Jerry K. Hartman Spectator lifts three cards as two
Jerry K. Hartman Show and Foretell very similar effect to “Force Sight” (p. 282) with another method to allow spectator to seemingly handle Jokers freely
Top card in-jog left thumb pulls top card inward, brief
Father Cyprian Pivot Count credit?
"...the Pivot Count, a move explained by Father Cyprian many years ago in one of his lecture notes."
Setting side-jog using Double Undercut to set card(s) on bottom side-jogged
Jerry K. Hartman Show and Foretell II modified handling of “Show and Foretell” (p. 285) without using the “Trojan Force” methodology
Transfer Second Deal card in face-up spread is apparently tabled but really switched for another in the process, also see p. 91
Jerry K. Hartman Chapter Seven – Waves of Brain
Jerry K. Hartman Twain Wave named card is the only blue-backed card in a red deck, then blue deck is shown and the one red-backed card in it is the matching card
Inspired byAlso published here 297
Spread Cull done in two beats, first to hide the culled card’s face in the spread, then to cull it out beneath spread
Jerry K. Hartman Pushover Switch also see p. 118 (and references there) and p. 334
Karl Fulves Undercover Cop stealing bottom card into copped position beneath out-jogged card as it is stripped out
"a Karl Fulves idea"
Jerry K. Hartman Fourthed force of one card in four, applied in a B’wave-type effect, two versions
Also published here
  • Aziz & Beyond (bound in combination with Ibidem, Volume 3, 2002, p. 8)
Jack Avis Siva Count
Jerry K. Hartman Short Wave spectator chooses one of six face-up cards (or more), it is only one with odd-colored back
Also published here 307
Karl Fulves Omega Count
Also published here 307
Brother John Hamman Hamman Count
Jerry K. Hartman Micro Wave spectator chooses card from ten-card packet, magician shows he has matching card face up in another identical packet, for climax the spectator’s card is shown to have odd-colored back
Card glimpse as you place cards into breast pocket
In-jog card in middle as you square top half against bottom half, brief
In-jog to side-jog conversion
Jerry K. Hartman, Brother John Hamman Modified Hamman Count
Related to
  • Veeser Concept (M-U-M, Vol. 49, No.7, December 1959, p. 280)
Jerry K. Hartman Chapter Eight – A Mix of Matches “Incidents of coincidence” (quote from chapter title page)
Jerry K. Hartman Au Matchurel two packets of six black cards and one red Two, spectator randomizes where the Twos lie in each packet, pairs are made between packets and Twos come out paired
Elmer Biddle Biddle Steal brief, also see p. 212
Jerry K. Hartman Covered Cop Transfer bottom card of one packet transferred to bottom of another
Also published here 318
Jerry K. Hartman Well Pre-Paired thirteen pairs are made of the 26 red cards, spectator chooses the only pair that is a perfect match of mates
VariationsAlso published here 321
Frederick Braue Braue Addition brief
Jerry K. Hartman Ulti-Mate spectator and magician each cut to a card and bury it, when they remove their cards from deck they are matching mates
Bluff packet cut essentially a Bluff Force on yourself, tabled
Jerry K. Hartman Chapter Nine – Congeries of Conjurings “This chapter includes miscellaneous effects, all of which are concerned, in one way or another, with mind matters.” (quote from chapter title page)
Jerry K. Hartman Choice Choice selection is mixed among group of cards and scattered face down on table, spectator stops on a card and it’s his card
Tabled card side-jogged beneath packet as it is lifted off table, also see p. 370
Bottom-card ditch onto table among scattered cards
Jerry K. Hartman Pushover Switch also see p. 118 (and references there) and p. 299
Jerry K. Hartman Lied and True spectator selects card and loses it in packet through series of mixes and many “lie-detector-question” deals, in the end the selection is found
Inspired by
  • "Acme Lie Detector" (Marty Kane, private correspondence)
Also published here
Marty Kane Down-Under Deal spectator does it with packet as many times as he wants and it doesn’t alter the necessary order of the packet, Status Quo Principle
Jerry K. Hartman Back to Earth Out of this World, spectator deals face up without looking and has apparently failed, backs of cards show they’re successfully separated into red backs and blue backs, spectator must “switch piles” halfway through
Inspired by
  • "Seeing and Believing" article (Richard Wiseman and Peter Lamont, MAGIC, Vol. 13, No. 3, November 2003, p. 86)
Also published here
Jerry K. Hartman He Whose Half Lasts magician deals deck face down haphazardly into two piles numerous times, each time eliminating one of the piles based on what the spectator answers regarding his card’s identity, down to single card which is his card
Inspired byRelated toVariations 346
Marty Kane X-Equivoque concept magician provides labels for unknown groups of cards based on his secret knowledge of what/where the selection is, forcing spectator to choose to eliminate precisely what is necessary, see reference on p. 346
Jerry K. Hartman Transfer Glimpse
Also published here 350
Jerry K. Hartman A Fitting Conclusion spectator removes any card from one packet and inserts it wherever he wants into another packet, magician shows that each packet consists of Ace through Ten of one suit in perfect order
Inspired byAlso published here 352
Jerry K. Hartman Biddle Bottom also see p. 24 and p. 226
Reverse Biddle also see p. 104 and p. 132
Jerry K. Hartman Digital Image spectator puts thumbprint on selection and buries it in packet, magician identifies card by looking at its back, spectator handles selecting process and losing of card while magician’s back is turned
Inspired byAlso published here 356
Jerry K. Hartman Keynoted two cards selected and lost in fair manner with magician’s back turned, magician divines both cards or knows when to stop as cards are dealt
Variations 359
Card ducked and in-jogged card placed on bottom directly into in-jog position, also see p. 267
Jerry K. Hartman Psykey location of card that was selected and lost with magician’s back turned
Pointing glimpse of bottom card to get key card
Jerry K. Hartman Princesst spectator A thinks of card in packet, spectator B randomly picks card from packet and loses it in deck, spectator A’s card is seen to not be in packet anymore, it is in correct spelling position in deck
Jerry K. Hartman Ditch Switch switch all six (e. g.) cards of a packet for six others
  • First Handling
  • Second Handling (p. 368)
Inspired by 366
Tabled card side-jogged beneath packet as it is lifted off table, also see p. 333
Jay Ose, Jerry K. Hartman, James Swain Ose False Cut variation also see p. 203 (and references there)
Jerry K. Hartman Spells and Spear-Its two spectators think of a card in deck, first spectator mentally spells out his card as magician deals and final card of spelling is his card, second spectator stabs cocktail sword into deck next to his card
Inspired by 373
Stanley Collins Knife Stab Force cocktail sword stabbed into deck by spectator at forced position
Also published here 378
Jerry K. Hartman Location Location magician and spectator each think of a card from half of deck, they deal through their halves simultaneously one card at a time and both cards turn up on the same deal
Overhand Shuffle control lifting cards above break and shuffling them to bottom
Dai Vernon, Jerry Sadowitz Vernon Transfer with Sadowitz subtlety (see reference), also see p. 386
Also published here 383
Jerry K. Hartman Find A Card, Any Card spectator shuffles one deck and thinks of card from another, multiple options for ending:
  • card is found in first deck at a named number
  • spectator stops dealing when he wants and finds card
  • magician inserts an indicator card into deck right next to selection
Jerry Sadowitz, Dai Vernon Vernon Transfer with Sadowitz subtlety, also see p. 383 (and reference there)
Jerry K. Hartman Half a Mind odd-backed card predicts what card spectator would choose from packet of cards freely taken from deck, uses double-ended cards, close-up version of Grant trick (see reference)
Inspired by
  • "...U. F. Grant's "Slate of Mind," a marketed parlor trick first seen demonstrated in a magic shop well over sixty years ago."
Jerry K. Hartman Index of Sleights
Data entered by Yehuda Rauch, March 2022.