Written by Allan Ackerman, John Lovick
Work of Allan Ackerman
211 pages (Hardcover), published by Vanishing Inc.
Illustrated with photographs
Language: English
111 entries
Cover photograph
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John Bannon Foreword
Chapter 1: Sleights, Techniques, and Concepts
Allan Ackerman M & H Multiple Shift "Marlo and Harris"
Inspired byAlso published here 3
Allan Ackerman The Cliff Green Add-on stepped card on top of deck pushed together with right thumb
Inspired byAlso published here 5
Allan Ackerman The Burnable Bottom Deal more a transfer bottom card to top, covered side steal, as pseudo bottom deal demonstration
Also published here 7
Allan Ackerman The One-Handed AB Bottom Palm Overhand Shuffle Cover (Ackerman - Barnhart), two-handed set-up
Inspired byAlso published here 9
Allan Ackerman The Misdirection Bottom Palm Aces put in different parts, squared in, they end up in left-hand bottom palm
Inspired by 11
Allan Ackerman The S.W.E. Fan Palm
Inspired by 14
Bob Veeser, Allan Ackerman The Bull Shift bluff shift to bottom
Also published here 16
Kosy Phibulphanuvat, Allan Ackerman The Spectator Shuffles deck is shuffled in parts by spectators, yet stock retained
Also published here 19
Allan Ackerman Some Thoughts on Blind #2 sideways shuffle
Inspired by 21
Allan Ackerman The Clip Add-on using pen
Also published here 23
Allan Ackerman A Little Finesse on "Surprise Monte" all three cards change, packet switch on deck
Inspired by 25
Allan Ackerman HPC with Cards Han Ping Chien, transferring one card from one packet to another
Also published here 28
Allan Ackerman An In-the-Hands Freeman Display
Also published here 30
Allan Ackerman A "Quick 3-Way" Moment display sequence
Also published here 33
Allan Ackerman A Fan Bottom Palm
Also published here 35
Allan Ackerman The Auto Unload removing cards from deck by stripping them out, secretly holding one back
Also published here 37
Allan Ackerman New Math Addition perpendicular hide-out at bottom, added under face-up fan
Also published here 38
Allan Ackerman The CR Move center reverse during convincing control
Also published here 40
Allan Ackerman, Lee Asher Modified Asher Twist
Inspired by 40
Allan Ackerman Some Thoughts on the Hofzinser Spread Cull misnomer, actually a Reverse Cull get-ready for the Hofzinser Spread Force
Inspired by 42
Allan Ackerman A Combination Cull culling four cards while removing some cards
Also published here 45
Allan Ackerman The Bottom-up Zarrow AKA The BUZ Shuffle a.k.a. BUZ
Also published here 47
Allan Ackerman BUZ Slip Cut Kelly Bottom Placement get-ready
Also published here 48
Allan Ackerman The Rhythm Count, Variations, and Alternatives intro
Larry Jennings The Standard Rhythm Count
Allan Ackerman The Open Rhythm Rhythm Count Handling
Allan Ackerman The Fingertip Rhythm Count Two-four-Four with fingertip handling
Also published here 53
Jack Carpenter Jack's Rhythm Count Two-four-Four, variation of the Rhythm Count
Also published here 54
Allan Ackerman The Optical Rhythm Count rhythm count handling, all cards must be face cards, Two-four-Four count
Inspired byAlso published here 55
Allan Ackerman The Rhythm Flushtration Count One-four-Four count
Also published here 57
Edward Marlo The Jiminy Cricket Count Two-four-Four, third method of Marlo's methods in reference
Also published here 58
Larry West The Mirage Count
John Bannon, Larry West The Mirage 2.0 Count Rhythm count alternative
Also published here 60
Chapter 2: Tricks and Routines
Allan Ackerman Impromptu Breakaway Jacks put in shirt pocket appear elsewhere, previous selection in pocket
Inspired byAlso published here 65
Edward Marlo Two-as-Four Display Subtlety only two card are briefly shown as four
Allan Ackerman, Jerry Sadowitz, Roy Walton Kings in the Corner transposition with transformation climax, four Kings in square formation, Queen put on every King, four Kings shown to be in inner corners, outer four cards are Aces
Inspired byAlso published here 69
Allan Ackerman Kannibal Kings one card vanishes between Kings, then two, then three, then the Kings become Eights
Also published here 72
Dai Vernon Vernon Utility Move
Bob Stencel Circular Subtlety brief
Wesley James, Tim Ellis Loading Move with Erdnase break
Allan Ackerman A Double Jack Twisting (Maxi-Twist), Reset, traveler climax
Also published here 78
Edward Marlo Sleightless Drop Switch
Allan Ackerman Revolution Count Variation Kings shown as eight cards
Inspired by 81
Allan Ackerman Twins handling without Gemini Count
Inspired by 85
Allan Ackerman A Bag of O. Henrys Re-bagged all packets become four-of-a-kinds, Ace packet royal flush
Also published here 87
Brother John Hamman, Steve Draun Small Packet Double Lift
Allan Ackerman An Added Dimension card thought of from range, cards dealt out and then divined, single-card Princess Card Trick
Also published here 93
Harlan Tarbell Doc Tarbell on "Out of This World" on the switch
Also published here 96
Allan Ackerman The 10-Card Trick
Also published here 99
Allan Ackerman, Jack Carpenter Revisiting Molly no-throw monte routine in which money card changes at end and appears reversed in deck
Inspired byAlso published here 101
Dai Vernon Vernon Utility Move
An Instant Flip-Over Change brief
Also published here 103
Allan Ackerman Technicolor Splits Aces from blue deck placed on table, red deck slapped onto them, they distribute next to previously selected cards
Also published here 105
Allan Ackerman, Jason England, Steve Mayhew The World's Greatest Card Cheat "Topsy Turvey Poker" is played, spectator riffle shuffles, his straight flush is completed with previously openly sleeved card
Inspired byAlso published here 109
Allan Ackerman A Prelude to the Collectors three spectator remember top card of small packet, performer shuffles all together, faro
Also published here 111
Allan Ackerman Three Card Control & Placement three spectator remember top card of small packet, performer overhand shuffles all together
Also published here 111
Faro Sandwich basic one-faro method
Allan Ackerman, Jason England The Extended Merlin spectator shuffles deck, sorted into suits, suits shown mixed, they are suddenly ordered, alternate top and bottom deals
Inspired byAlso published here 114
Allan Ackerman, Alfonso Aceituno An Impromptu Finesse the Finessed
Inspired byRelated toAlso published here 118
Allan Ackerman Lucky spectator finds the Kings and Aces after some shuffling, cutting and dealing piles
Inspired by 120
Allan Ackerman Spectator Shuffles Deck deck is shuffled in parts by spectators, yet stock retained
Related to 120
Allan Ackerman The Power, AKA On Your Right one of four cards thought of, spectator stabs odd-backed Joker next to selection
Allan Ackerman Suit Fishing
Light-Reft Business Card Prophecy Move in in-the-hands spread
Allan Ackerman, Wes Emberg Small Packet All Backs
Inspired by 127
Allan Ackerman, Wes Emberg Bottom-up Diminishing Lift Sequence
Allan Ackerman The Hotel Mystery two Queens and four Kings
Allan Ackerman Grandson of Tetradism
  • Phase One (card chosen, three equal piles made, mates of selection are at fifth position in each pile)
  • Phase Two (mates are found again with more random unequal packets)
Related toAlso published here 134
Allan Ackerman The Mind Reading Trick one of four
Inspired byRelated to 137
Allan Ackerman The Mix Follow the Leader with 6&6, then Oil & Water with 4&4, the deck separates
Inspired by 140
Allan Ackerman A Sleightless Ernie spectator names any Royal Flush or high Four-of-a-Kind and performer can deal it, no false deals
Inspired by 145
Allan Ackerman The Fifty-Two Trick selection made in one half, a Five and a Two are vanished from other half, they travel to other half and sandwich the selection
Inspired by
  • trick on Aldo Colombini's third DVD
Allan Ackerman Double Ultra Rub-a-Dub two cards vanish, face-up
Inspired by 148
Allan Ackerman 1002 Revisited spectator can freely choose the leader packet
Also published here 150
Allan Ackerman Almost Perfect Transposition two for two, blackjack themed
Inspired by 152
Aimar Garcia, Allan Ackerman Revisiting the Hofzinser Ace Problem two-phase routine
Inspired by
  • Aimar Garcia routine with double facer
Ricky Jay, David Solomon Control Card Convincing Control
Allan Ackerman The Spectator Really Cuts credit information
Also published here 157
Kiss Unload from right-hand packet in end grip onto deck, Erdnase Grip
Also published here 158
Allan Ackerman, Debbie Ackerman Consistent Cries and Whispers two queens whisper name of some cards, transpose with first two
Also published here 160
Edward Marlo Here's Hockly Force stopping while biddling
Allan Ackerman, Ken Krenzel Monte Plus Plus Move Version
Allan Ackerman, Howard Wurst Card Case Unload two cards are apparently placed in case, but one stays outside, then dropped on tabled pile
Also published here 162
Allan Ackerman Finally Matched ending phase
Also published here 165
Alex Elmsley Faro Fan
Allan Ackerman A Close Encounter three thought of cards found in different ways, memorized deck
Also published here 168
Allan Ackerman, Baltazar Fuentes An Ungaffed Ted do as i do type location often done with marked cards, memorized deck
Also published here 171
Allan Ackerman Back to Hierophant #1 with named card
Also published here 174
Dai Vernon Ribbon-Spread Hideout
Allan Ackerman An Invisible Card named card appears between Jokers in deck
Also published here 177
Allan Ackerman, Aaron Fisher Searching for a Thought with named card
Inspired byAlso published here 182
Allan Ackerman, Aaron Fisher Impromptu Searching for a Thought with named card
Inspired byAlso published here 184
Allan Ackerman Surprise Bluff Aces color changing back kicker of Aces
Inspired byAlso published here 187
Allan Ackerman The Blue Thought spectator stops dealing anytime, card stopped-at matches a blue-backed pocketed prediction
Allan Ackerman The Spell of Sachs any card named, spectator spells any name and finds card thought of by performer, when spelling again the named card
Inspired by
  • "To Cause a Card to Appear in Any Position in the Pack" (Sachs, Sleight of Hand, 1885)
Edward Marlo Anyone Anywhere intro to Any Card at Any Number themed tricks, describing a three phase routine by Marlo, memorized deck, stooge
Also published here 195
Allan Ackerman The Algorithm simplified calculation method for ACAAN with memorized deck, reverse stack
Also published here 195
Allan Ackerman Two Shakes memorized deck, featuring case shift, optional edge marks on three cards
Also published here 196
Allan Ackerman Case Shift deck secretly cut as it is removed from case
Also published here 197
Allan Ackerman The Indicator number determined by value of another card, memorized deck
Also published here 199
Center Glimpse
Also published here 199
Allan Ackerman Lazy Man's Version memorized deck
Also published here 200
Allan Ackerman The Impromptu Indicator
Also published here 201
Allan Ackerman Another Anyone Anywhere thought of card's position predicted, then spectator divines position of performer's card, partial memorized deck and prediction pocket index (twelve items, "Poor Man's Pocket Index")
Also published here 202
Allan Ackerman PIP Bottom Deal "Put-in-Place"
Also published here
  • Advanced Card Control Video Series, 1997, Vol. 2
Allan Ackerman A Diced CAAN one of four cards thought of, number chosen by shaking six dice in a matchbox and adding them, card ends up at that number
Variations 205
Allan Ackerman Another CAAN card thought of from Koran-type deck, ends up at any number
Inspired by 208
Data entered by Denis Behr, February 2024.