215 pages (E-book), published by Lybrary.com
Illustrated with photographs
Language: English
69 entries
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Roberto Giobbi Preface
Jesús Etcheverry Foreword
Chapter One - The Manuscript
Arturo de Ascanio Manejo de la Carta Doble reprint of the notes on the double card handling by Ascanio, from the lecture held in December 1979
Also published here 11
Chapter Two - Preliminary Comments
Jesús Etcheverry Ascanio's Handling of the Double Card
Jesús Etcheverry Chapter Three - Introduction general introduction on double card handling
  • On the subject
  • Its importance
  • General plan
  • Note
Chapter Four - Performance
Jesús Etcheverry Performance notes on the tricks in the manuscript Manejo de la Carta Doble, see page 11
Chapter Five - A Little Bit of Theory
Jesús Etcheverry Technical Aspects general comments on double lifts and technique
Jesús Etcheverry a) Technique of the “catch” several methods to obtain a break under the top two cards
Jesús Etcheverry b) Holding technique on holding a double, using the the three-pointed clamp
Jesús Etcheverry c) Mobility technique on moving double cards
Jesús Etcheverry d) Transfer technique transferring double in a group of cards
Jesús Etcheverry e) Return technique on returning a double card
Jesús Etcheverry Construction aspects ("Modus operandi") on how the double lift should be embedded in a routine, smart movements
Jesús Etcheverry Cover aspects on Ascanio's thoughts on naturalness, conditioned naturalness, spontaneous naturalness, forced naturalness, static and dynamic naturalness, looseness, weightlessness, nonchalance, misdirection, timing, rhythm
Jesús Etcheverry Presentation aspects in combination with double card handling
Jesús Etcheverry Expansions and compressions using the Ascanio spread as an example for expansion and compression
Chapter Six - The performance in Light of Theory
Arturo de Ascanio, Jesús Etcheverry Double Ambitious Card four phases
Also published here 47
Arturo de Ascanio Challenging Double-lift
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Arturo de Ascanio Ascanio’s Floating Forward Move Floating Double variation
Arturo de Ascanio, Jesús Etcheverry Credential Cards card changes, original card is found in pocket, slightly different version than in Magic of Ascanio Vol. 3
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Carmen D'Amico D’Amico One-Handed Double-Lift
Jerry Andrus The Twirl card spins between fingers
Also published here 62
Arturo de Ascanio The Ascanio Half-a-Double Palm double is split, one card is placed in center of the deck while other card is palmed
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Arturo de Ascanio, Jesús Etcheverry The Ambitious Ace of Spades variation of original routine, several phases
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Double Lift card jogged in middle is turned over with top card at the same time
Jerry Andrus Andrus Get Rid top card starts out-jogged and is dragged back over inner end for unload
Also published here 69
Chapter Seven - The Performance in Light of Theory
Arturo de Ascanio, Jesús Etcheverry The Restless Lady la dama inquieta
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Arturo de Ascanio Ascanio’s Careless Spread spreading five cards as four on table
Also published here 73
Arturo de Ascanio Ascanio Push-Off from Modified Card Dealing Position
Arturo de Ascanio The Rubbed Lay Down from Ascanio Spread
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Arturo de Ascanio The Burning Double
Also published here 77
Tenkai Ishida Tenkai Turnover Book Break Turnover
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Arturo de Ascanio Turnover in O Ascasino Spread handling
Arturo de Ascanio Three-card Tenerife Ascanio Spread and Sliding Clamp Ascanio Spread variation
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Arturo de Ascanio Ascanio Air Cushion Turnover turning three cards over as two, on open hand
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Arturo de Ascanio, Jesús Etcheverry Sleightless Oil and Water (or so it seems) 4&4, extra card, multi-phase routine
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Arturo de Ascanio Ascanio's Modified Position of Dealing Cards - and the Way of Dealing
Also published here 92
Arturo de Ascanio "Passing packet count" push-off count
Arturo de Ascanio Rubbed Lay Down from Ascanio Spread
Also published here 94
Arturo de Ascanio Ascanio’s Sweeping Pick up (or “el paseíllo") picking up cards from table, one or more are doubles
Arturo de Ascanio Pinkie Fan securing a double in a fan with the fourth finger
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Arturo de Ascanio The Petal Picking (“El deshoje”) after Ascanio Spread, lay down in pile
Arturo de Ascanio In-transit Lay Down brief, after vertical Ascanio Spread
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Arturo de Ascanio, Jesús Etcheverry Don't blink (revised version) 4&4, two extra cards, face up
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Chapter Eight - The Performance in Light of Theory
Arturo de Ascanio, Jesús Etcheverry If you don't pay attention… observation test presentation
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Erdnase Break
Arturo de Ascanio, Jesús Etcheverry Aces with love
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Arturo de Ascanio Ascanio’s Honest Display showing five as four cards, on open palms
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Arturo de Ascanio Ascanio’s Careless Toss hiding cards when packet is tossed on table
Arturo de Ascanio Ascanio's In-Transit Count snap overcount, thumb in between cards
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Arturo de Ascanio Loose Count four as three cards, hiding bottom card
Arturo de Ascanio The Nail Twist disarming handling of double card
Also published here 142
Chapter Nine - The Performance in Light of Theory
Arturo de Ascanio, Jesús Etcheverry The Aces of my exam
Also published here 149
Arturo de Ascanio The Pinch Spread Ascanio Spread variation/handling
Arturo de Ascanio, Jesús Etcheverry Stranger Ambitious Card ambitious card has different back, in the end deck changes color
Also published here 170
Arturo de Ascanio Color change, "The Power"
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Matt Corin Matt Corin's transformation
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Jesús Etcheverry Conclusion of magic lecture
Chapter Ten - Forgotten or Lost Gems
Arturo de Ascanio, Jesús Etcheverry The dice command … and the cards obey. [Four "miracles" in one] routine with cards and dice, four parts, elevator, Bill Simon routines and selection is found
Inspired byAlso published here 190
Jesús Etcheverry The Zingone Spread My Version three cards, challenge selections conditions
Inspired by 208
Data entered by Lorenz Schär, October 2022.