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James Steranko Bottom Reverse bottom card
Related toVariations 1960 42
Edward Marlo Card Flight card on tabled deck changes with coin on top, hole in card, tosheroon
Related toVariations Aug. 1966 49
Edward Marlo When Stuck Without the Stik-Tack
  • Method 4
  • Method 5
  • Method 6
Related to Fall 1969
Hierophant (Issue 1)
Karl Fulves Four As Three The Basic Count, pullback action
Related to 1972 1
Frederick Braue Count-Down Triumph wrong card used to count to selection
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1976
Kabbala — Volume 3 (Vol. 3 No. 11)
Fred Robinson (reviewer) Close Up, French Style by Bernard Bilis Oct. 1976
Pabular (Vol. 3 No. 2)
Bernard Bilis Joking Illusion Jokers change back color, transpositions and then change back to original color
1976 5
Bernard Bilis One Handed Snap Display display two cards in end grip using index finger to pull back top card, "snapping action"
1976 5
Bernard Bilis Everywhere Everywhere and Nowhere variation, five cards shown to be the same card before changing into five selections
1976 11
Bernard Bilis Never Split Coin travel from under one hand to another
Variations 1976 18
Bernard Bilis Joker Finder Joker inserted into deck, inserted in between two selections
1976 20
Bernard Bilis Red Mood Selection travels from between black Jacks to red Jacks. Jacks then change back color, then selection changes back color too.
1976 22
Bernard Bilis Rising in China Card appears face up under Chinese coin on deck (original idea for gimmick: Tosheroon by Bob Dreibeck, marketed by Harry Stanley.)
Inspired by 1976 30
Bernard Bilis Coin Thru Coin vanishes, appears in deck, on top of chosen card
1976 35
Bernard Bilis Ladies and Gentlemen Four Jokers and a Queen change to Four Queens and a Joker. Backs change color
1976 39
Bernard Bilis Coins Assembly Coin Matrix
1976 41
Bernard Bilis Pair-A-Noic spectator cuts off cards, two cards turn over in rest sandwiching selection and values total number of cut-off packet, set-up
VariationsAlso published here Dec. 1978
Apocalypse (Vol. 1 No. 12)
Bernard Bilis Spread Sandwich Load from Classic Palm "Immediate Sandwich Cards"
Related toAlso published here Dec. 1978
Apocalypse (Vol. 1 No. 12)
Bernard Bilis The Growing Coin coin changes to jumbo coin on top of deck of cards
June 1979
Apocalypse (Vol. 2 No. 6)
Bernard Bilis All Around The Town two coins on table are dragged to two different spots with both hands and travel to one hand
Oct. 1979
Apocalypse (Vol. 2 No. 10)
Bernard Bilis Flipped visible transformation with c/s coin
Dec. 1979
Apocalypse (Vol. 2 No. 12)
Bernard Bilis The Bilis Spread four cards as three
Related to 1980 3
Bernard Bilis Bilis' Electric Double Lift
Related to 1980 6
Bernard Bilis The Impossible Glimpse new deck order, incomplete faro
1980 8
Bernard Bilis Immediate Sandwich Cards loading from classic palm with buckling
Also published here 1980 11
Bernard Bilis Collectors using overlap gaff
1980 14
Bernard Bilis Another Departure gaffed
1980 19
Bernard Bilis The Calculating Sandwich total of sandwich cards equals cut of packet
Also published here 1980 23
Bernard Bilis Open Travelers Again using overlap gaff
1980 25
Bernard Bilis Super Sandwich two of four Aces vanish and sandwich Selection
1980 32
Bernard Bilis Wild Card Combination gaffed but performed from a normal deck
1980 36
Bernard Bilis Card Box Escape
1980 42
Bernard Bilis The Ghost Card from Box to Sanwich
1980 46
Bernard Bilis Torn Card exploiting optical illusion
1980 51
Bernard Bilis Another Matrix
1980 55
Bernard Bilis Touchless Copper Silver Transposition using cards as "chopsticks"
1980 59
Bernard Bilis, Edward Marlo Thought-Fool from deck to sandwich on top of case, credit correction on page 564
Mar. 1981
Apocalypse (Vol. 4 No. 3)
Mike Caveney 3:32 two coins travel under one hand, then one coin and eventually the last coin vanishes, using "The Flick"
Inspired byAlso published here 1981 21
Al Smith Perdup spectator cuts off cards, he stabs a card in the deck between two cards that add up to the number of cut-off cards
Inspired by 1981 2
Bernard Bilis Four-Ace Foregone two aces are made invisible, they reappear
Nov. 1982
Apocalypse (Vol. 5 No. 11)
Harry Lorayne Bernard Bilis mini bio
1982 447
Bernard Bilis A Visible Transposition a card injogged and a card outjogged face up, visible transposition
1982 448
John F. Mendoza Bernard Bilis
1983 59
John F. Mendoza, Bernard Bilis Calculated Triumph small packet cut off, selection made and returned, deck shuffled face-up and face-down, all one way except sandwich in center with selection, sandwich cards total cut-off packet
Inspired byVariations 1983 59
Bernard Bilis Snapping Move first finger snaps top card so it springs forward
Related to 1983 125
Edward Marlo, Bernard Bilis I Missed impromptu version of Bilis' "Calculated Triumph", packet cut off, Triumph with rest, selection between two face up cards whose values add up to number of cut off cards
Inspired by 1984 57
Juan Tamariz, Bernard Bilis Mini Fuera de Este Mundo with ten cards, divided in half, dated to 1976
1984 74
Bernard Bilis No-Lap Kick Switch two methods for single card or packet, tabled
June 1985
Apocalypse (Vol. 8 No. 6)
Bernard Bilis Too Much Is Two Much! two selections, rubber band around deck, face transforms into first selection, rubber band disappears, reappears around second selection
June 1986
Apocalypse (Vol. 9 No. 6)
Ken Simmons A-Band-Ment rubber band around deck, vanishes, encircles card in center
VariationsAlso published here 1986 1
Dai Vernon The Rising Sun clean phase, one-handed Tenkai Switch
Related toVariations 1987 164
Bernard Bilis Palmed Card Addition
1988 109
Bernard Bilis Unloading Move on the pack
1988 150
Bernard Bilis Wild to the 2nd Power four Aces change to selections
Dec. 1988
Apocalypse (Vol. 11 No. 12)
Chris Power One Handed Bottom Palm
Related to Oct. 1988
Opus (Vol. 2 No. 2)
Bernard Bilis Ambitious Prediction
May 1989
Apocalypse (Vol. 12 No. 5)
Bernard Bilis Underbanded Change encircled Card changes, Prediction Presentation
Feb. 1990
Apocalypse (Vol. 13 No. 2)
Bernard Bilis, Jacques Tandeau Empty Deal for prediction or stop trick (apparently mis-credited to Bilis)
Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 3 No. 1-5 Aspen Bar Magic)
Bernard Bilis Two Ace "Things" two Switches (one partial)
Jan. 1991
Apocalypse (Vol. 14 No. 1)
John Bannon, Bernard Bilis Biddle Grip Bilis Switch
1991 84
Hiroyuki Sakai Band On the Run rubber band around deck disappears and is found around selection, see p. 760 for credit information
Inspired byRelated to 1991 722
Bernard Bilis Quick-Square Switch
1992 181
Bernard Bilis Instant Opener rubber band pop out with peek force
Feb. 1993
Apocalypse (Vol. 16 No. 2)
Mason, Gerald Deutsch, Bernard Bilis Covered Top Change
June 1993
Apocalypse (Vol. 16 No. 6)
Bernard Bilis In Appearance
Sep. 1993
Apocalypse (Vol. 16 No. 9)
Bernard Bilis, Jean Philippe Total A-Band-A-Ment rubber band around deck, finger put through, selection jumps face-up onto back of fingers, with locking feature, Hiro Sakai not mentioned
Inspired byRelated toVariations June 1993 1
Gary Ouellet, Patrick Raymond, Bernard Bilis Empty Deal with deceptive sound illusion
Sep. 1994
The Minotaur (Vol. 6 No. 3)
Meir Yedid, Bernard Bilis Fake Pocket Extraction card sticking out of breast pocket, left hand with deck apparently removes it
1994 73
Bernard Bilis One Hand Card Spread double pivots out of center of four-card packet
1994 99
Jon Racherbaumer Houdini Breaks Out rubber banded deck, a King snaps away still doubly (!) looped, second rubber band
Inspired by Nov. 1994
Magic (Vol. 4 No. 3)
Doug Canning Card Counters
Inspired byRelated to 1995 153
Dominique Duvivier Somersaulting Double Make double card spin and somersault back onto the deck (flourish double)
Related to 1996 12
Paul Harris, Richard Vollmer, Bernard Bilis Set-Reset Plus
1998 616
Bernard Bilis One Handed Snap Display one-handed, top card snapped off with first finger
1998 617
Bernard Bilis The Open Prediction no trick cards or preparation required
Related to 1998 733
Bernard Bilis Push-In Exchange outjogged card is pushed in and top half removed
1998 734
Bernard Bilis Immediate Sandwich Cards
Also published here 2000 1033
Steve Beam Prime Location cards reveal selection and amount of cut cards
Inspired by 2000 77
Bernard Bilis Band Slam banded deck and hand, when deck is slammed on table selection ends up on back of hand
Related to Jan. 2001
Magic (Vol. 10 No. 5)
Peter Duffie, Aldo Colombini, Robin Robertson Pseudo Bilis some card cut off by spectator, next cards give its total, selection found as well, using Killer Count
Inspired by 2004 14
Doug Edwards Rubber Wrist Revelation banded deck and hand, when deck is slammed on table selection ends up on back of hand
Related to 2006 117
Bernard Bilis, Miguel Gómez Double Turnover one handed turnover with nail twist of double card
2007 29
David Ben, Bernard Bilis Tabled Spread Turnover
Also published here 2007 18
Bernard Bilis Bilis' Switch
2009 41
Bernard Bilis Falso depósito de Bernard Bilis using a card
2009 109
Miguel Ángel Gea, Bernard Bilis Variante de Gea del falso depósito de Bernard Bilis using a card
2009 110
Bernard Bilis, Tyler Wilson Bilis Switch Handling one of two
2010 66
David Ben, Bernard Bilis Tabled Spread Turnover
Also published here 2011 74
Bernard Bilis, Jason Ladanye Bilis Replacement Handling
2013 179
Bernard Bilis Bilis Switch
2014 7
Harapan Ong The Buckle Replacement distributing culled cards one by one, double sandwich application in two parts of spread
Related toAlso published here 2014 60
Zane Kinkade, Bernard Bilis Karma Sandwich spectator cuts off cards, two cards turn over in rest sandwiching selection and values total number of cut-off packet, smaller set-up
Inspired by June 2016
Genii (Vol. 79 No. 6)
Bernard Bilis, "Magic" Christian Stelzel Bernard Bilis's Top Change of One of Two Cards
Inspired by
  • Notes de Conference (1984, p. 32)
2017 57
"Magic" Christian Stelzel To Change Two Cards, One after the Other, with the Top Two Cards of the Deck
Inspired by 2017 75
"Magic" Christian Stelzel Multiple Bottom Change, a Card at a Time similar to David Williamson's Monte phase in his Cocktail Dazzler
Inspired by 2017 103
Ryan Matney (reviewer) Essential Magic Collection: Passion by Bernard Bilis Dec. 2018
Genii (Vol. 81 No. 12)
Yves Carbonnier, Bernard Bilis, Edward Marlo ATFUS Variation
2019 82
Bernard Bilis The Bilis Extraction Move card replaced in center and deck put in case, in that action the card is pulled out to outside of case
2021 23
Bernard Bilis Bilis' Switch
June 2022
Elixir (Vol. 3 No. Florida Issue Part One)
Luka Kratsashvili Hop! Hop! selection lost, rubber band wrapped around fingers of one hand, card suddenly appears on back of hand under band
Related to Nov. 2022
The Hermit (Vol. 1 No. 11)
Bernard Bilis Bilis' Signature Finders three cards are signed on the back and put under case, signatures jump to the backs of three other cards twice
2022 36
Bernard Bilis Bernard Bilis Add-On Moves two methods to steal cards from deck or packet with one hand and add them to packet into right hand, see following entries
  • First Method
  • Second Method
2022 104
Bernard Bilis The Bilis One-Handed Side Steal card from center is in-jogged, pivoted out one-handed similar to Chris Power palm, then palmed as deck is set on table
Related toVariations 2022 104
Bernard Bilis The Bilis One-Handed Side Steal Variation deck transferred to right hand which then completes the palm steal as deck is set on table
Inspired by 2022 105
Bernard Bilis Raise Rise Palm Steal card from center secretly pushed out and right hand flat/Tenkai palms it in gesture
2022 106
Carl Mercurio Strong Magic, Strong Opinions: The Uncompromising Magic Life of Bernard Bilis
June 2023
Genii (Vol. 86 No. 6)
Carl Mercurio The Magic of Bernard Bilis
June 2023
Genii (Vol. 86 No. 6)
Bernard Bilis Count Down Triumph two cards peeked at, cards shuffled face-up/face-down, all face down except one selection, its value used to count to second selection, with simplified handling by Richard Kaufman
Related to June 2023
Genii (Vol. 86 No. 6)
Bernard Bilis Go To See If I'm There unknown card is sandwiched and placed under card case, another card chosen and signed, previously sandwiched card turne out to be the signed one
June 2023
Genii (Vol. 86 No. 6)
Bernard Bilis Unload to Bottom Kelly Bottom from packet to bottom as packet is squared
Inspired by
  • Table Pass by Steve Forte
June 2023
Genii (Vol. 86 No. 6)
Bernard Bilis Rising Sun Variation one-handed Tenkai Switch with triple, stealing a double int palm
Inspired by June 2023
Genii (Vol. 86 No. 6)
Bernard Bilis Impossible Center Deal Aces and Kings alternating face up in center of deck, Aces are dealt out
June 2023
Genii (Vol. 86 No. 6)
James Steranko, Bernard Bilis Bottom Reverse Half Pass bottom card
Inspired by June 2023
Genii (Vol. 86 No. 6)
John Hostler Instant Sandwich "Featuring the Backhanded Pincer"
card pointed to in spread, cards closed, selection instantly found in sandwich, similar to Bilis Load
Related to 2023 43
Bernard Bilis Three-as-Two Laydown two cards placed down one-handed, one is a double
Mar. 2024
Genii (Vol. 87 No. 3)