257 entries in Cards / Sleights / Reverses / Half Pass
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Classic Pass Half Pass top portion pulled face-up underneath
1786 96
Classic Pass Half Pass
1876 14
Classic Pass Half Pass
1889 119
Die Volte mit zwei Händen several handlings (similar to Decremps), also as half pass
1896 1
Drehvolte half pass, brief
Apr. 1897
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 3 No. 4)
53
Die halbe Volte oder "Das Teilen des Spieles" "Die Kartenschule von Carl Willmann"
bottom half passed reversed to bottom
Related to Sep. 1897
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 3 No. 9)
132
Half Pass everything under top card, no details
Also published here 1919/1920 51
Top-to-Bottom Half Pass
1931 9
One-Card Half-Pass bottom card, spread cover
1932 11
Half Pass bottom half
1932 13
Half Pass turning lower half over
1933 10
Classic Pass Half Pass brief
July 1936
The Jinx (Issue 22)
129
Half Pass brief
1937
The Jinx (Issue Winter Extra 1936/37)
181
Paul Curry Turnover Half Pass as deck is turned over
Related toVariations 1941 24
Half Pass brief
Aug. 1943 10
Classic Pass Half Pass very brief
1949 185
Half Pass with packet
1954 20
Half Pass
1956 82
Jerry Andrus As a Substitute for the Pass half pass application
1956 84
Edward Marlo, Carmen D'Amico The Open Reverse deck is turned over under top card under guise of looking at top card
1956 5
Edward Marlo Table Tap Half Pass Cover
Dec. 1956
Ibidem (Issue 8)
18
Edward Marlo Notes On The Turnabout Pass cards from the top or center are pulled around the deck reversed to bottom, optional riffle cover
Dec. 1956
Ibidem (Issue 8)
26
James Steranko Action Half Pass as top half is replaced
1960 63
Harry Lorayne Table Edge Half Pass for full deck as cards are sweeped off table
1962 27
Half Pass very brief
1962 34
Ronald A. Wohl (Ravelli) Mechanical Reverse
Apr. 1963
Ibidem (Issue 28)
36
Spread Half Pass
1964 7
Roy Walton Tip on Half Pass Timing
Also published here 1971 9
Dr. Jacob Daley Daley's Reverses No. 139, "Semi Herman Pass Reverse" (no details, probably some form of half pass), reversed card not seen in reverse fan, then card appear face up with regular fan
Related to 1972 38
Sam Leo Horowitz Turnover Half Pass within No. 619
Related to 1972 173
Karl Fulves Tabled Half Pass
1973 47
Spread Half Pass
1973 21
Larry Jennings 3 Reverses
Related toAlso published here Mar. 1973
Epilogue (Issue 17)
157
Murray Bonfeld Bonfeld Half Pass swing cut cover
VariationsAlso published here Nov. 1973
Epilogue (Issue 19)
181
Lin Searles Half Passed Turnover
Related toAlso published here 1973 30
Screened Half Pass
1974 27
Jerry Andrus Half Pass top half pressed between heels, out-jogged card for cover
Also published here 1974 14
Ken Krenzel Mechanical Reverse
Variations 1975
Epilogue (Issue Special No 2)
251
Half Pass everything under top card, no details
Also published here 1975 68
Edward Marlo Marlo Half Pass for small packet or deck, wedge break, two grips
Related toAlso published here 1976
Kabbala — Volume 3 (Vol. 3 No. 7)
88
Ken Krenzel, Harvey Rosenthal Mechanical Reverse
1976 3
Edward Marlo The Tilt Half Pass
Related toVariations 1977 75
Edward Marlo Turn Around Action added note to the "Tilt Half Pass"
Related to 1977 83
Edward Marlo As A Half Pass Wrist Turn Half Pass
1977 89
Edward Marlo Turn Around Half Pass
1977 99
Harvey Rosenthal Mechanical Reverse to Center
1977 130
Harvey Rosenthal Half Pass No. 1
Variations 1977 199
Harvey Rosenthal Half Pass To Middle No. 8, from bottom to center
1977 201
Jerry Andrus Half Pass top half pressed between heels, out-jogged card for cover
Also published here 1977 22
Ken Krenzel The Mechanical Reverse
1978 207
Doug Edwards Tipsy Turnover method to reverse all but top cards
1978 19
Roy Walton The Spread Half Pass
Inspired byAlso published here 1978 3
Charlier Cut Half Pass
1979 36
Frank Garcia Surprise Reversal bottom cards with spread cover
1980 14
Edward Marlo Half Pass with rubber banded deck
1981 90
Karl Fulves The Masked Pass
1981 3
Karl Fulves The Concept of Cover cover techniques for the masked pass
Related to 1981 8
Karl Fulves Snap Shots convincer condition that all cards are face down
1981 17
Karl Fulves Over Pass
1981 41
Karl Fulves Under Pass while cutting the deck, seated
1981 43
Karl Fulves Pass Generators on half passes
1981 52
Karl Fulves The Right-Hand Pass with outjogged card
1981 53
Karl Fulves One Hand Half Passes
  • 1. Charlier Cut
  • 2. The Jordan Half Pass
  • 3. Fan Pass
  • 4. Single Card
  • 5. Table Pass
  • 6. One-hand Cut
  • 7. Thru-The-Fist Flourish
Related to 1981 59
Neal Elias The Elias Half Pass
Variations 1981 61
Lin Searles, Jerry K. Hartman Lin Searles' Half Passed Turnover not described, ideas by Jerry K. Hartman
Related to 1981 65
Karl Fulves Flip Over openly done
1981 69
The Mechanical Reverse
1981 81
Murray Bonfeld The Bonfeld Half Pass swing cut cover
Also published here 1981 86
Karl Fulves The Right-Hand Pass brief
Related to 1981 50
Ken Simmons A Further Fantastic Move Tilt Half Pass & Future Reverse combo
Inspired byRelated toAlso published here 1981 9
Roy Walton Tip on Half Pass Timing
Also published here 1981 54
Roy Walton The Half Pass
1981 188
Ken Krenzel Mechanical Reverse
1982 27
Ken Krenzel Mechanical Reverse
1982 87
Half Pass basic half pass, briefly
1982 160
Henry Christ Christ Twist
1982 509
Edward Marlo Nuevo Volteo o Medio Salto Marlo Half Pass, for small packet or deck, wedge break
Also published here 1982 17
Charlier Cut Half Pass
1983 115
Frank Simon Spread Half Pass with out-jogged card
1983 43
Ken Krenzel Mechanical Reverse brief
1984 180
Edward Marlo Cardician's Mind Keeps Working draw shift variation
Related to 1984 258
Henry Christ Christ Twist
Jan./Feb. 1984
The Collected Almanac (Vol. 2 No. 17 & 18)
163
Ken Krenzel, Louis Histed Half-Passed Histed peeked at card turns over twice in pocket, featuring Pocket Half Pass
Variations 1985 101
Ken Krenzel Mechanical Reverse
1985 361
Ken Krenzel Mechanical Reverse
1986 30
Henry Christ The Christ Twist
1986 99
Edward Marlo Half Pass under Top Card
1986 12
Ken Simmons, Edward Marlo Bold Half Pass KM type half pass
  • First Method
  • Second Method
  • First Handling
  • Second Handling (Marlo)
1986 48
Half Pass brief
1986/99 38
Dai Vernon Half Pass
1987 106
Ken Krenzel Mechanical Reverse
1987 41
David Regal Spread Half Pass Handling
1987 209
Ken Krenzel Mechanical Reverse
Dec. 1987
Apocalypse (Vol. 10 No. 12)
1433
Larry Jennings Spread Half Pass Handling
Mar. 1987
Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 1 No. 8)
8
Henry Christ Christ Twist
1987 134
Randy Wakeman Covered Half Pass used as force here (Stewart James' "Nullifactor")
1987 4
Edward Marlo Tabled Half Pass
1987 92
Jerry Sadowitz Slip Cut Half Pass
1987 26
Half Pass brief
1988 154
Ken Krenzel Mechanical Reverse
1988 106
Henry Christ, Larry Jennings The Christ Twist
1988 173
Scott Robinson Down Shift Circle Shift as a half pass
Inspired by 1988 409
Edward Marlo Charlier Half Pass with top card cover
Apr. 1988
Inside Out (Issue 4)
18
Roy Walton The Spread Half Pass
Also published here 1988 50
Larry Jennings Christ Twist
1989 59
Henry Christ The Christ Twist
1989 88
Jim Patton The Patton Half Pass
1990 149
Bruce Cervon Variations of the Patton Half Pass three variants
1990 151
Bruce Cervon The Free-Turn Half Pass
1990 155
Bruce Cervon The Retrograde Half Pass
1990 157
Ken Krenzel, Louis Histed Half-Passed Histed half pass in pocket
1990 16
Ken Krenzel Mechanical Reverse here with small packet
1990 61
Ken Simmons Simmons Half Pass
Related toAlso published here 1990 22
Harvey Rosenthal Rosenthal Mechanical Reverse Transfer
1990 613
Half-Pass
1990 25
Ken Krenzel, Larry Jennings Partial Mechanical Reverse with half the deck, while holding the other half in dealing position
Also published here 1990 10
Edward Marlo Half Turnover Pass
July 1990
Technomagic (Issue 1)
3
Half Pass with small packet
1991 70
Ken Krenzel Mechanical Reverse
1991 197
Half Pass
1991 13
Half Pass brief
1991 171
Jerry K. Hartman, Lin Searles Half-Passed Turnover with variations
  • Spread Half-Passed Turnover
Also published here 1991 92
Cut Half Pass to show cards face up and face down
1991 284
Ken Krenzel Mechanical Reverse with packet
Sep. 1991
Magic (Vol. 1 No. 1)
35
Stewart James Nullifactor Move one-handed turnover of deck while keeping top card in place
June 1992
The Olram File (Issue 12)
1
Spread Half Pass
1992 750
Steve Draun Rollover Half Pass table edge, cards scooped into other hand off the table
June 1992
Magic (Vol. 1 No. 10)
49
Ernest Earick Rotary Reverse as deck is turned over
Related to 1993 19
Peter Duffie, Stewart James Nullifactor Variation deck moved to table and spread, deck turned over under top card
1993 34
Table Tap Cover for Half Pass
1993 3
Alex Elmsley Half Pass with small packet
1994 465
Meir Yedid Tips on the Spread Half-Pass
1994 17
Gary Ouellet Fractions on the half pass
1994 107
Henry Christ Christ Twist
1994 94
Ken Krenzel Mechanical Reverse
1994 175
Ken Krenzel Mechanical Reverse
1994 10
Peter Duffie The Correction Pass for cleaning up a faced deck
Inspired by 1995 252
Darwin Ortiz Table Edge Half Pass
1995 50
Half Pass
1995 89
Edward Marlo Marlo's Wrist Turn Pass
  • The Basic Move
  • A Platform Pass
  • As a Table Pass
  • As a Drop Cover Pass
  • As a Half Pass
Related toAlso published here
  • The New Tops, Oct. 1975
1995 243
Jerry K. Hartman, Lin Searles Half-Passed Turnover “originally based on a Paul Curry and Lin Searles concept”
Also published here 1995 18
Ken Krenzel Mechanical Reverse
1996 30
Ken Krenzel Mechanical Reverse
1996 199
Half Pass brief
1996
The Art of Astonishment — Book 1 (Issue Las Vegas Close-Up)
188
Ken Krenzel Mechanical Reverse
1996 6
Ken Krenzel Mechanical Reverse
1996 31
Michael Close The Half Pass cover for stand-up use
1996 141
William Goodwin Mechanical Reverse Variation
1996 1198
Half Pass
June 1996
The Minotaur (Vol. 8 No. 2)
9
Baltazar Fuentes Vertigo Secret Deck Reversal spread half-pass followed by half-pass to turn over whole deck with previously reversed bottom card
Variations 1996 33
Small Packet Half Pass
1996 199
Larry Jennings, Ken Krenzel Small-Packet Handling of the Mechanical Reverse
1997 238
Ken Krenzel Mechanical Reverse
1997 61
Ronald A. Wohl (Ravelli), Ken Krenzel Mechanical Reverse
1997 14
Gordon Boyd White Knuckled Reversal card reversal
Inspired by 1997 37
Ken Krenzel Mechanical Reverse
1999 256
Ken Krenzel Mechanical Reverse
1999 113
Ken Krenzel Mechanical Reverse
1999 72
Classic Pass Half Pass classic pass pull-around style
1999 109
Larry Jennings Small-Packet Mechanical Reverse
Jan. 1999
Genii (Vol. 62 No. 1)
40
Christ Twist
Jan. 1999
Genii (Vol. 62 No. 1)
42
Ken Simmons Simmons Half Pass
Also published here Dec. 1999
Onyx (Issue 9)
19
Roy Walton The Spread Half Pass
2000 987
Henry Christ The Christ Twist very natural handling
2000 988
Ken Krenzel Mechanical Reverse
2000 991
Jerry K. Hartman Forward Spread Half-Pass cards in packet spread forward to cover Half-Pass action
Also published here Mar. 2000
Onyx (Issue 10)
7
Jerry K. Hartman Forward Spread Half-Pass
Also published here June 2000
Onyx (Issue 11)
7
Ken Simmons A Further Fantastic Move Tilt Half Pass & Future Reverse combo, brief
Also published here June 2000
Onyx (Issue 11)
23
The Mechanical Reverse
2000 55
Ken Krenzel Mechanical Reverse
Aug. 2001
Genii (Vol. 64 No. 8)
24
Stewart James Nullifactor Move brief, one-handed turnover of deck while keeping top card in place
July 2001
Ego (Vol. 1 No. 2)
3
Mark Aspiazu Expertalk: Mark Aspiazu on the Half Pass jiggle pass approach to the half pass
  • Half Higgled
Also published here Nov. 2001
Magic (Vol. 11 No. 3)
69
Ken Krenzel Mechanical Reverse
2002 58
Aaron Fisher The Gravity Half Pass invisible Half Pass
Related toVariations 2002 15
Aaron Fisher A Half Pass Variation while bringing the deck to eye level and looking at the faces
2002 24
Aaron Fisher Outjog Half Pass cover for half pass
Sep./Oct. 2002
The Penumbra (Issue 3)
12
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Half Pass under Top Card
2002 116
John Carney Half Pass whole deck under cover card
2002 187
Lee Asher Asher Twist brief
Also published here May 2002
Magic (Vol. 11 No. 9)
82
Jerry K. Hartman Half-Passed Turnover brief
Also published here Oct. 2002
Magic (Vol. 12 No. 2)
68
Ken Krenzel El medio salto de Ken Krenzel
2002ca. 17
Karl Fulves Bonfeld Half Pass Variation swing cut cover
Inspired by 2003
Off The Books (Issue 9)
163
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Spread Half-Pass revolving opposite to Roy Walton's method
Related to 2003 118
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Spread Half-Pass revolving opposite to Roy Walton's method
Related to 2003 131
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Back-Flip Half-Pass opposite direction than usual
Related to 2003 132
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Dribble Half-Pass
2003 133
Half Pass
2003 20
Jerry K. Hartman Turndown Pass packet is turned over on deck, whole deck is secretly turned over underneath
June 2003
Ego (Vol. 2 No. 15)
5
Jerry K. Hartman Half-Pass Cover Action
Also published here June 2003
Ego (Vol. 2 No. 15)
14
Ken Krenzel Expertalk: Ken Krenzel on the Mechanical Reverse
  • Handling One
  • Handling Two
Also published here Mar. 2003
Magic (Vol. 12 No. 7)
74
Bob Farmer Turnantula half pass as pack(et) is turned over
2004 389
Ron Frost Fast Food Flip Basically just a Half pass with one card. Even he admits it's just a Half Pass. (Why give it a new name then?)
2004 31
Mark Aspiazu Action Half Pass undercut cover
2004 4
Jason Alford Hot Thoughts applications for Angled-After Burner
  • To Cover a Palm
  • To Cover a Half Pass
  • To Cover a Full Pass
  • To Cover a Side Steal
Inspired by 2004 23
Aaron Shields Flip-Over Reverse top half is cut off, all of its cards are turned over under cover of top card
Inspired by 2004 37
Larry Jennings, Ken Krenzel Partial Mechanical Reverse with half the deck, while holding the other half in dealing position
Also published here 2005 45
Allan Ackerman The HP Half Pass Hidden Packet maneuver, under cover of thumb fan
Also published here 2005 11
Allan Ackerman, Harvey Rosenthal HP Center Load Variation Hidden Packet maneuver, small block reversed and loaded into center
Also published here 2005 13
Duc Nhien The Quarter Pass
Related to 2005 131
Gordon Bruce Packet Reversal top card(s) of packet is lifted upwards in right-hand end grip, bottom part of packet is flipped over
2005 6
The Half Pass brief, classic pass pull-around style
2005 13
Half Pass very brief
2007 508
Ken Krenzel Mechanical Reverse brief
2007 36
Ken Krenzel Imperceptible Packet Half Pass
Apr. 2007
Genii (Vol. 70 No. 4)
39
Dai Vernon Creeping Reverse with thick block
Nov. 2007
Genii (Vol. 70 No. 11)
18
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 2007 62
Jerry K. Hartman Half-Pass cover action
Also published here 2007 97
Jerry K. Hartman Forward Spread Half-Pass cards in packet spread forward to cover Half-Pass action, also see p. 138
Also published here 2007 115
Jerry K. Hartman Forward Spread Half-Pass also see p. 115
Also published here 2007 138
Half Pass using screening action, brief, not much of a description, photograph showing action, also see p. 10
2007 6
Half Pass brief, also see p. 6
2007 10
Euan Bingham Mine's a Half No. 1
Inspired by 2007 44
Roy Walton Spread Half Pass
2008
Prolix (Issue 4)
232
Arturo de Ascanio Covering the Half Pass brief
2008 231
Ken Krenzel Mechanical Reverse
2008
El Manuscrito (Vol. 1 No. 4)
59
Paul Cummins, Ken Krenzel, Ronald A. Wohl (Ravelli) Mechanical Reverse Variation
2010 50
Tyler Wilson, Roy Walton Trigger Action Half Pass
2010 88
Roy Walton, Tyler Wilson Spread Half Pass Variation without spread
2010 149
Tom Gagnon Half Pass One using tabled ribbon spread cover, application in which peeked-at card turns over
2011 17
Classic Pass Half Pass top section pulled around to bottom
2011 132
Ken Krenzel Mechanical Reverse
2012 40
Ernest Earick Rotary Reverse brief, see Rotary Reverse
2012 41
Ken Krenzel Mechanical Reverse
2013 42
Half Pass
2013 30
Jim Steinmeyer Packet Half Pass
Also published here Mar. 2013
Genii (Vol. 76 No. 3)
42
The Top Card Turnover one-handed maneuver that turns over the deck under the top card
Sep. 2013
Genii (Vol. 76 No. 9)
17
Pass/Half Pass Combination
2014 237
So Sato The Turnover Half Pass
2016 26
So Sato Seated Half Pass Handling
Related to
  • Peter Duffie (Card Conspiracy, 2003)
2016 181
Michael Feldman "Shrug" Half Pass one-handed
2017 20
Ken Krenzel Mechanical Reverse while squaring in-the-hands spread
Oct. 2018
Elixir (Vol. 2 No. 1 (Summer #2))
76
Half-pass lower half of deck is reversed in action of spreading deck in hands,
Other Handlings:
  • lower half is reversed as roughly-spread deck is set down on table (p. 194)
  • lower half is reversed as both halves of deck are spread on table (p. 195)
2018 193
Tony Chang Reversal refinement of Mechanical Reverse
Inspired by 2019
The Neat Review (Issue 2 - New York City 2019)
166
Jeremiah Zuo Excursus 1: The Half Pass
2019 15
Jeremiah Zuo A Half-Pass While Riffle Shuffling
2019 16
Jeremiah Zuo A Half Pass While Overhand Shuffling
2019 17
Half Pass with small packet
2019 92
Mark Aspiazu Action Half Pass
2019 168
Jim Steinmeyer Packet Half Pass
Also published here 2019 8
Mechanical Reverse after cull
May 2020
Elixir (Vol. 3 No. 1 Part 1 (Spring #2))
215
Michael Feldman Shrug Half Pass one-handed
2020 115
Stewart James Nullifactor Move one-handed turnover of deck while keeping top card in place
2020
Output (Issue 7)
15
Mark Aspiazu Expertalk: Mark Aspiazu on the Half Pass jiggle pass approach to the half pass
  • Half Higgled
Also published here 2022 28
Lee Asher Asher Twist brief
Also published here 2022 82
Jerry K. Hartman Half-Passed Turnover brief
Also published here 2022 130
Ken Krenzel Expertalk: Ken Krenzel on the Mechanical Reverse
  • Handling One
  • Handling Two
Also published here 2022 177
Paul Cummins Expertalk: Paul Cummins on the Mechanical Reverse
Also published here
  • MAGIC, May 2004
2022 300
Masahiro Yanagida One-Handed Half-Pass for packet under single cover card
Also published here
  • MAGIC, June 2012
2022 1122
Half Pass brief description, photographs, see also brief description on p. 100 for other photographs
2022 88
Jean-Pierre Vallarino Half Pass with packet
2022 107
Jean-Pierre Vallarino Half Pass as both halves of deck are squared together, lower half is reversed, “vaguely similar to the LePaul spread pass,” see also p. 209 for more technical detail
2022 162
Spread half pass see also p. 241
2022 209
Jean-Pierre Vallarino Half Pass with out-jogged card all cards beneath out-jogged card are reversed
2022 243
James Steranko, Bernard Bilis Bottom Reverse Half Pass bottom card
Inspired by June 2023
Genii (Vol. 86 No. 6)
34
James Steranko Attitude Half Pass two halves are replaced face to face via rhythm
Also published here
  • Genii, Nov. 1962
Aug. 2023
Genii (Vol. 86 No. 8)
21
Allan Ackerman The HP Half Pass Hidden Packet maneuver, under cover of thumb fan
Also published here 2024 18
Allan Ackerman, Harvey Rosenthal The HP Center Load Hidden Packet maneuver, small block reversed and loaded into center
Also published here 2024 20