Tag Archives: Overhand Shuffle


Rock On – Jon Racherbaumer – January 2011

Tony Slydini consults with a young Jon Racherbaumer Some gimmicked cards have a sporadic life. They come on the scene, arouse interest for a time, and then fade from view. Such a gimmicked card is the Acrobatic Card, a card with a tensile, longitudinal half-flap that folds over from side-to-side. It is like the spring-flap […]


Rock On – Jon Racherbaumer – Sept 2010

“If you follow all the rules, you miss all the fun.”– Katherine Hepburn “It’s not whether you win or lose. It’s whether I win or lose”– A Wise Guy Spade & Archer Henchman Before Hurricane Katerina blew into the Big Easy five years ago, blowing away in the process Harry Anderson’s “dreamy situation,” he had […]

Personally Speaking – Jan08 – Part 3

QUICK DEPARTURE This uses similar techniques to achieve a slightly different end. Ask someone to choose either the Red or Black Kings. Suppose the Red Kings are chosen. Place them face up onto the face-up Black Kings and place all four onto the face of the deck. Lift three Kings from the face with your […]


Paul Cummins – Intuitive Poker

Columnist: Paul Cummins This, the last formal installation of my column for GeMiNi, is a Poker routine in which the spectator apparently does all the straightforward choosing and discarding of cards yet somehow finds a royal flush for themselves. Over probably hundreds of performances (this one is only about five years old), it has been […]


Paul Cummins – Counting On It

Columnist: Paul Cummins The following routine originally appeared in The New York Magic Symposium Collection 3, by Stephen Minch, in 1984. At that time it was one of my staples at the bar in Gainesville, FL where I worked nightly at Farah’s on the Avenue Cafe. The place had about a 60 foot bar, a […]


Mike Rogers – Hypertime

Columnist: Mike Rogers by Mike Rogers (with thanks to Larry Jennings) Earle the Cyber Jock is sitting in an airport terminal bar at Las Vegas McCarran International Airport enjoying an imported beer while reflecting on the many new high-tech gadgets he had seen at the recent COMDEX trade show. Having just attended the show he […]