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Thanks! Roberto Giobbi
Foreword Juan Tamariz
Introduction Roberto Giobbi

The Art Of Performing Magic With Cards
• A Personal Note
• How To Get The Most From This Book
• The Best Way To Lean From This Book
• A Comment On The Illustrations
• On The Terminology
• Thinking Beyond What Is Immediately Required
• Art And Expression In The Handling Of Cards
• How Much Theory Is Necessary?
• The Path Of The Master

A Brief History Of Playing Cards
• From The Book “Destination Zero” John Bannon
• Influenced by “The 13th Card” Larry Becker

Instruments And Tools
• The Hands
• The Playing Cards
• The Close-Up Pad

Chapter 1: Fundamental Techniques
• Dealing Position
• The End Grip
• Elevated Dealing Position
• Squaring The Deck
• The All-Around Square-Up
• Giving The Deck A Complete Cut
• Spreading The Cards In The Hands
• Outjogging Cards As They Are Spread Between The Hands
• Dribbling Cards
• Dealing Cards
• Dealing Cards Face Down – The Draw Method
• Dealing Cards Face Up – The Stud Method
• The Swing Cut
• The Break
• The Little-Finger Break
• Forming A Little-Finger Break Under The Top Card – Two-Handed Method
• Forming A Little-Finger Break Under The Top Card – One-Handed Method
• Forming A Little-Finger Break Under Multiple Cards
• The Thumb Break
• The Step
• The Riffle
• The Ribbon Spread

Chapter 2: Overhand Shuffle Techniques, Part 1
• The Overhand Shuffle
• Running Single Cards
• Control Of The Top And Bottom Cards
• Control Of The Top Card
• Control Of The Bottom Card
• Controlling The Top Stock Of The Deck – The Injog Shuffle
• Controlling The Bottom Stock

Tricks With The Overhand Shuffle
• Thought Stealer
• The Spectator Cuts The Aces

Chapter 3: False Cut Techniques, Part 1
• An Optical False Cut From The Hand
• The False Swing Cut
• A Simple False Cut
• A Triple False Cut
• The Slip Cut From Dealing Position

Tricks With False Cuts
• Hat Trick
• Court Card Conclave

Chapter 4: Card Controls
• The Overhand Shuffle Control
• The “Whoops!” Control
• The Diagonal Insertion
• The Peek Control
• The Post-Peek Overhand Shuffle Control
• A Peek Control For Two Cards
• The Multiple Peek Control
• The One-Card Middle Pass
• Other Controls

Tricks With Card Controls
• Hat Trick
• The Question Is…

Chapter 5: Force Techniques, Part 1
• The Crisscross Force
• The Balducci Force
• The Goldin Force
• The Ten-To-Twenty Force

A Trick With The Force
• The Lie Detector
• Chapter 6: Transfer Cuts
• The Double Cut
• The Triple Cut From Top To Bottom
• The Triple Cut From Bottom To Top

Tricks With Transfer Cuts
• Triple Coincidence
• Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son

Chapter 7: Riffle Shuffle Techniques
• The Closed Riffle Shuffle
• Squaring After The Shuffle
• The Open Riffle Shuffle
• Riffle Shuffle Stock Controls
⁃ Control Of The Top Stock
⁃ Control Of The Bottom Stock
• The Waterfall Riffle Shuffle

Tricks With Riffle Shuffle Techniques
• The Red-Black Location
• Royal Flush Finale

• Chapter 8: The Glide
• The Glide

Tricks With The Glide
• The Acrobat Family
• The Coué Test

Chapter 9: The Double Lift, Part 1
• A Double Lift
• A Double Turnover

Tricks With A Double Lift
• Rise And Swap
• A Card In Hand

Chapter 10: The Key Card
• Key-Card Placement
⁃ The Key Card In A Hand-To-Hand Spread
⁃ Key Card In A Ribbon Spread
• Glimpse And Placement
• Location, Identification And Control With A Key Card
⁃ Control In A Hand-To-Hand Spread
⁃ Tabled Ribbon Spread Control
• Further Thoughts On The Key Card
⁃ Shuffling With A Key Card
⁃ Letting The Spectator Shuffle With A Key Card

Tricks With A Key Card
• A Phenomenal Memory
• Your Number – Your Card
• Thot Echo

Chapter 11: Hindu Shuffle Technique
• The Hindu Shuffle
• Glimpsing The Bottom Card With A Hindu Shuffle
• Placing A Key Card With A Hindu Shuffle
• The Hindu Shuffle Force
• Hindu Shuffle Card Controls
⁃ Controlling A Single Card
⁃ Controlling Multiple Cards

Tricks With Hindu Shuffle Technique
• The Magus Card
• The Lucky Card

Chapter 12: Flourishes, Part 1
• Turning Over The Top Card I
• Turning Over The Top Card II
• Turning Over The Top Card III
• The Charlier Cut
• The Swivel Cut
• The Boomerang Card
• The Spring Riffle Shuffle
• Jack Merlin’s Riffle Shuffle
• The Pop-Up Card
• The Wind-Up Gag
• The Two-Handed Fan
• The Broad One-Handed Fan
• The Reverse One-Handed Fan
• The Ribbon Spread Turnover

Chapter 13: Spread Cull Techniques
• The Spread Cull
• The Under-The-Spread Force

Tricks With The Spread Cull
• The Magic Phone Number
• As You Like It

Chapter 14: Useful Auxiliary Sleights
• Thumb Counting
• The Little-Finger Count
• The Secret Addition Of Cards
• The Braue Addition
• The Tip-Over Addition
• ATFUS
• The Single, Double And Multiple Push-Over
• Buckling One Or More Cards

Chapter 15: Force Techniques, Part 2
• The Classic Force
⁃ Technique, Handling And Structure
⁃ The Psychological Management Of The Spectators
⁃ The Inner Game Of The Performer
⁃ How To Practice The Classic Force
⁃ Outs
⁃ Direct Methods
⁃ Indirect Methods
⁃ Final Observations
• The Riffle Force

More Tricks With the Force
• The Jumping Pulse
• Headliner!

Chapter 16: The Top Change
• The Top Change
• Top Change Covers
• The Top Change As An Out For The Classic Force

Tricks With The Top Change
• Metamorphosis
• The Lucky Coin

Bibliographic Notes
Index

Effects:
• Thought Stealer
• The Spectator Cuts The Aces
• Hat Trick
• Court Card Conclave
• Hat Trick
• The Question Is…
• Triple Coincidence
• Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son
• The Red-Black Location
• Royal Flush Finale
• The Acrobat Family
• The Coué Test
• Rise And Swap
• A Card In Hand
• A Phenomenal Memory
• Your Number – Your Card
• Thot Echo
• The Magus Card
• The Lucky Card
• The Magic Phone Number
• As You Like It
• The Jumping Pulse
• Headliner!
• Metamorphosis
• The Lucky Coin

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