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DAI VERNON'S

ULTIMATE
SECRETS OF

CARD MAGIC
LEWIS GANSON

PHOTOGRAPHS
by

STEVE YOUNG and LEWIS GANSON

LINE DRAWINGS
by

DENNIS PATTEN

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Excalibur Promotions Limited 30.5.2014.

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CONTENTS

FOREWORD 1

CHAPTER 1. STARTING RIGHT 5

SECTION ONE - CARD EFFECTS

CHAPTER 2. MATCHED SPELLOUT 13
CHAPTER 3. THE PERFECT CIRCLE OF CARDS 17
CHAPTER 4. "SECRETS" 21
CHAPTERS. "DO AS I DO" 23
CHAPTER 6. BLACK AND RED PUZZLE 27
CHAPTER 7. MENTAL SPELL 31
CHAPTER 8. TEN GIVES THREE 35
CHAPTER 9. THE MAGIC OF LARRY JENNINGS

Tell-TaleAces 39

CHAPTER 10. LARREVERSE 47
CHAPTER 11. GAMBLER'S TRIUMPH 53
CHAPTER 12. THE CHANGING OF THE GUARD 59
CHAPTER 13. MONARCHS1 QUARTETTE 65
CHAPTER 14. LES CARTES DIACONIS 69
CHAPTER 15. RUNNING THE SCALE 73
CHAPTER 16. PURE MATHEMATICS 75
CHAPTER 17. SLOW MOTION CARD VANISH 77

SECTION TWO- CARD SLEIGHTS AND MOVES

CHAPTER 18. VERNON ON THE PASS
Standard Pass 84
The Black Pass 86
Location Pass 87
Sprong'sPass 88
Fan Pass Transformation .. ... 89

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This makes it simple to cut at the break and place all the cards below the
break on the face of the pack. This gives the impression that the Joker goes
to the back (top) of the pack. Square up the pack, pushing the Joker down
with the left forefinger then turn the pack face down.

3. Pick up a break (left little finger) under the top card of the pack. We
know this card (say Ten of Spades) because we looked at it and remembered
the suit.

We now need to have the Ace of the same suit (Spades) in the third posi-
tion from the face of the Ace packet (or second from the top). In our ex-
ample the Ace of Spades is already in the correct position, due to the CDSH
set up, but if the selected card was some other suit, we simply bring it to
third position from the face as we pick up the Ace packet. For example if the
selected card was a Diamond, we would use the top Ace of the packet to
scoop up the other three cards, which would bring the Ace of Diamonds
third from the face. If the card was a Heart then the top three Aces of the
packet are picked up, and the other Ace scooped up with them. The object is
to get the required Ace to the third position from the face of the packet.

The Ace packet is placed face up on the face down pack and squared.
The right hand comes over the pack, the thumb at the rear, to pick up the
break under the selected card and lifts the face up Aces with the face down
selected card behind them (Photograph 1 shows an exposed view from un-
derneath) then moves them up and to the right about an inch, across the top
of the pack. As this is done, get a break under the top card of the pack with
the tip of the left second finger - Photograph 2 shows an exposed view from
underneath, and also shows the holding position of the packet on the pack.

4. Take off the face Ace (Clubs in this example) and place it under the
Ace packet; it does not have to be perfectly squared. Remove the next Ace
(Diamonds) and do likewise. Remove the next Ace (Spades) and place it

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under, but into the break; that is the left
inner corner goes under the top card of the
pack. The method of placing this card is
seen in the view from underneath in Pho-
tograph 3. (Actually the face of the Ten of
Spades would not be seen as it would be
covered by an Ace). Now take hold of the
Aces with the right hand, between the
thumb at the right outer corner and sec-

ond finger underneath, and slide them to the left over the top of the pack,
moving the Ace of Spades also under the top card, but holding the top card
so that it does not move, until the position is reached as in Photograph 4.
Note that the left forefinger is curled around the outer end of the Aces, with
the thumb along the side. The right hand now comes over for the right

second finger to press down slightly on the outer end of the Aces. This lifts
the inner end so that the right thumb can butt against it. The position is
shown in Photograph 5, but the lifting has been exaggerated for clarity.

With the right thumb and second finger move the top Aces forward, leav-
ing the Ace of Spades underneath the top card of the pack. When the Ace
packet has been moved forward sufficiently so that the left forefinger can
reach the end of the Ace of Spades (Photograph 6 shows an exposed view,
but no face card would be seen in the gap) forefinger pushes this Ace flush
with the pack under cover of the other Aces. Simultaneously the right hand
moves the Aces (three Aces and the selected card) to the position shown in
Photograph 7.

5. Place the Ace packet face up on the table, and as this is done get a
break under the top three cards of the pack. This is achieved by riffling
cards singly with the left little finger.

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In the illustrations we have concen-
trated on showing only the grips and
hand positions. In performance the
moves are made head high, that is, in
front of the performer's face.

For a reason that will be apparent
later, the performer should be smoking
a cigarette.

1. Hold a card upright in the left
hand, thumb on the centre of the back
of card and fingers extended across the
face of the card. The face of the card
should be protruding for about half its
length above the side of the left forefin-
ger - Figure 2.

2. Place the right hand at the top of
the card, fingers in front of the top right
hand corner - Figure 2. Slide the right
thumb nail onto the corner of the card,
then slide the thumb down the side of
the card; simultaneously lever the card
backwards until it is out of sight. By
now the right thumb nail is about half
an inch from the bottom right hand cor-
ner of the card; the card itself being in a
horizontal position, the right hand hav-
ing turned palm towards the audience
with the fingers open and thumb at

right angles to the palm. Only the top of the right thumb is behind the tip of
the left fingers but, of course, the whole of the card extends behind the left
fingers.

3. Move the right hand from side to side exposing all the palm and right
to the tip of the thumb. Now move the right hand up a little so that the edge
of the card is behind the horizontal left forefinger. Open the left fingers
(Figure 3 - exposed view).

4. Close the left fingers, then move the right hand to the left so that the
card is behind the left hand, now turn the left hand over so that the palm is

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