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by Denis Behr
October 21st, 2017, 6:07 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Hofzinser Seminar in Madrid on November 18th
Replies: 19
Views: 767

Re: Hofzinser Seminar in Madrid on November 18th

The most interesting thing I learnt from the Magic Christian Hofzinser books was that old JN himself opened his card section with lots of flourishes including switching in and out trick decks. These flourishes were regularly mentioned and complimented in contemporary newspapers and not one of those...
by Denis Behr
September 6th, 2017, 3:26 am
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Does This Card Trick EXIST ?
Replies: 31
Views: 2813

Re: Does This Card Trick EXIST ?

First, let me apologize: I believe I was the first to call this the holy grail of card magic when flogging my version, "Dekronomicon." The line has now been adapted by others, all claiming, as I did, that this is the method! The "Any Card at Any Number" plot was called the "...
by Denis Behr
August 29th, 2017, 4:43 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Eugene Burger Has Died at 78
Replies: 45
Views: 5639

Re: Eugene Burger Has Died at 78

That's interesting. In Neo-Magic , Sam Sharpe wrote these two things: "To tell a beginner that he should write his own patter is absurd." "It has become a habit to advise students to avoid presenting any effect exactly as described by the originator. I am convinced that this is a mist...
by Denis Behr
April 24th, 2017, 2:49 am
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Rubik's Cube Routine Reference
Replies: 10
Views: 1382

Re: Rubik's Cube Routine Reference

Joe Mckay wrote:Hey Bob,

This trick reference might be of interest:

http://www.conjuringarchive.com/show.php?book=987&highlight=46977

There's a whole category for this type of matching effect. It's as old as the cube itself. http://www.conjuringarchive.com/show.php?cat=2192
by Denis Behr
April 12th, 2017, 2:10 am
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Rubik's Cube Routine Reference
Replies: 10
Views: 1382

Re: Rubik's Cube Routine Reference

I'm not sure you got your kicker right?!

Here are some references for Rubik's Cube effects: http://www.conjuringarchive.com/tree.php?cat=94
by Denis Behr
April 7th, 2017, 5:49 am
Forum: General
Topic: Published Gambling moves Vs Magicians Sleights
Replies: 97
Views: 8954

Re: Published Gambling moves Vs Magicians Sleights

The fact is, every magician misses from time to time, on just about every move. I agree, and that is what I was trying to imply with my snappy remark earlier in this thread. If it ever comes to a verification of the claim, I'd like it staged in the way of the famous Roald Dahl story. https://en.wik...
by Denis Behr
March 30th, 2017, 12:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Published Gambling moves Vs Magicians Sleights
Replies: 97
Views: 8954

Re: Published Gambling moves Vs Magicians Sleights

I cannot do anything 100% of the time, not even eating a sandwich. But I'll keep performing, and eating sandwiches, anyway.
by Denis Behr
December 30th, 2016, 5:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5005
Views: 1827607

Re: ERDNASE

Ok, please strike the word "sketchy" from my post. The second sentence is the important part.

This has nothing to do with the Erdnase thread, so I'll better stop complaining.
by Denis Behr
December 30th, 2016, 4:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5005
Views: 1827607

Re: ERDNASE

The problem is that only the sketchy creation date of a pdf can be used when trying to trace an item in the published record. One cannot know in which year information was published, as the ebook can change any time without a change log.
by Denis Behr
December 30th, 2016, 4:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5005
Views: 1827607

Re: ERDNASE

...but there is no way of seeing whether the quoted content was in the original edition or a later update." When you quote from "The New Modern Coin Magic" I have no way of knowing if it is also in "Modern Coin Magic". It is no different with printed books. Are you serious?...
by Denis Behr
December 30th, 2016, 1:28 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5005
Views: 1827607

Re: ERDNASE

No it isn't. I have two copies of the new Erdnase ebook -- the current one, and the one I downloaded on 11/30. I have no idea what the differences between them are. That is the problem. ... It's a bigger problem than you are acknowledging. I think that's quite bad as well. Coming up with and instal...
by Denis Behr
December 29th, 2016, 4:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5005
Views: 1827607

Re: ERDNASE

Nickname theory: I think the first who recognized that Erdnase can be understood as German word was Tom Sawyer. The ebook says (wrongly) that Richard Hatch first discovered this. I would guess that almost any German who read the book "discovered" that Erdnase sounds like a fun German word...
by Denis Behr
December 7th, 2016, 3:12 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: H&R Books - Used book discount!
Replies: 44
Views: 5159

Re: H&R Books - Used book discount!

That being said, different people have different methods for learning. There are visual learners, aural learners, verbal learners, etc. Is this true? I've thought that this is more of a myth, like this short article (that I just searched online): http://www.forbes.com/sites/nickmorgan/2012/07/23/ar...
by Denis Behr
August 28th, 2016, 1:08 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Fine books FSH. Mullica, Maze, Weber, Steinmeyer, Fulves, Garcia, Lorayne, Giobbi+++
Replies: 9
Views: 2468

Re: Fine books FSH. Mullica, Maze, Weber, Steinmeyer, Fulves, Garcia, Lorayne, Giobbi+++

I got my order fast and without problems over here in Germany. Thanks, Joel.
by Denis Behr
July 29th, 2016, 3:07 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Wanted: Fulves
Replies: 3
Views: 871

Re: Wanted: Fulves

If a detailed list of the content is of help until you locate a copy - I have both items listed here: http://www.conjuringarchive.com/books.p ... =F&open=28
by Denis Behr
July 21st, 2016, 5:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5005
Views: 1827607

Re: ERDNASE

I don't think there is a mushroom with this name. To me it reads like the poster is jokingly writing the made-up "Erdnase" caption to the picture because, well, the mushroom looks like a nose. That is exactly my point. You wrote: "Apparently Wald-Erdnase is a type of mushroom." ...
by Denis Behr
July 21st, 2016, 4:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5005
Views: 1827607

Re: ERDNASE

Apparently Wald-Erdnase is a type of mushroom. http://up.picr.de/19323381iz.jpg (does look a bit like a nose) Found on a German mushroom forum: http://www.pilzforum.eu/board/thema-stammtisch?page=657 (scroll down about a third) More food for the nickname theory. I don't think there is a mushroom wi...
by Denis Behr
July 21st, 2016, 3:42 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Cards with pocket question
Replies: 8
Views: 2030

Re: Cards with pocket question

Here are various uses for pocket cards: http://www.conjuringarchive.com/show.php?cat=1792
by Denis Behr
June 30th, 2016, 5:11 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Ten-Card Poker
Replies: 76
Views: 14122

Re: Ten-Card Poker

PickaCard wrote:Ha, No Jonah is already out. It's in Weber's TEN, available from him.

That's right, see HERE.
by Denis Behr
February 25th, 2016, 2:25 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Dustjacket on First ed of Reputation Makers and Rim Shots?
Replies: 4
Views: 1715

Re: Dustjacket on First ed of Reputation Makers and Rim Sho

I don't have a dustjacket on Rim Shots (or Afterthoughts), but I do have one on Reputation Makers, see here: http://www.conjuringarchive.com/show.php?book=241
by Denis Behr
September 9th, 2015, 2:27 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: The Crimp issue 15 WANTED Dalbys Brag Stack and more
Replies: 10
Views: 1940

Re: The Crimp issue 15 WANTED Dalbys Brag Stack and more

You will find a few of those and other references in this list: http://www.conjuringarchive.com/show.php?cat=1364
(With related material in those categories: http://www.conjuringarchive.com/tree.php?cat=1141 )
by Denis Behr
August 10th, 2015, 11:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: History of Encyclopedia of Card Tricks
Replies: 12
Views: 2513

Re: History of Encyclopedia of Card Tricks

You can find the information in the February 1960, Vol. 24 No. 6, issue of Genii , on page 188. There Gravatt writes: "... I thought so little of the prestige of my own name that I added, with tongue in cheek, a mythical collaborator, "Dr. Wilhelm Von Deusen," feeling that a distingui...
by Denis Behr
August 8th, 2015, 5:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5005
Views: 1827607

Re: ERDNASE

Yes, I can attest that Erdnase is a German word and I am sure every German would read or identify it as such. But I would also guess that >90% would neither have heard the word before nor have a clear idea about its meaning. Why? Because it is a widely unfamiliar and obnoxious word. I can confirm t...
by Denis Behr
July 29th, 2015, 2:52 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Two card transp thoughts
Replies: 8
Views: 2336

Re: Two card transp thoughts

For credits, you might want to have a look at http://www.conjuringarchive.com/show.ph ... ad+mullica
Also, Rafael Benatar has a handling that is more similar to what you are doing, but I'm not sure if it's in print. You could ask him.
by Denis Behr
June 20th, 2015, 11:05 am
Forum: Tenyo
Topic: Tenyo Animation Card T-213 and others decks of this type...
Replies: 8
Views: 1675

Re: Tenyo Animation Card T-213 and others decks of this type

Richard Kaufman wrote:The originator of the flip-book idea with a stick man is David Harkey, as Dan Harlan acknowledges. Harkey published it in his book, I believe.

We have an article about the concept on our site here: http://www.conjuringcredits.com/doku.ph ... revelation
by Denis Behr
June 8th, 2015, 2:52 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New York man says fortuneteller scammed him out $700K
Replies: 6
Views: 1773

Re: New York man says fortuneteller scammed him out $700K

No, it was all thought through ;-) “Delmaro then told me she was going to reincarnate Michelle,” the man wrote. The new Michelle “wouldn’t be exactly” like the old one, but her spirit would be placed into the body of a 31-year-old woman. There are more details in the NYT write-up. http://www.nytimes...
by Denis Behr
May 19th, 2015, 9:16 am
Forum: General
Topic: Looking for a Marlo Credit
Replies: 2
Views: 1252

Re: Looking for a Marlo Credit

Have a look at Marlo's "Count Cop and Transfer". You might want to compare it to Vernon's (?) "Transfer Palm".)
by Denis Behr
April 1st, 2015, 2:34 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Strange Coin Production
Replies: 6
Views: 1876

Re: Strange Coin Production

It's credited to Lancaster on McBrides " World Class Manipulation 3 " and called "Eclipse Production". Davide Costi published it again as "Birth of a Coin" here: http://www.conjuringarchive.com/show.php?book=428&highlight=26342 Costi writes: "I showed the coin ...
by Denis Behr
March 14th, 2015, 6:26 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Bound Ireland Yearbooks
Replies: 3
Views: 1216

Re: Bound Ireland Yearbooks

by Denis Behr
February 18th, 2015, 3:55 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Alaskan Poker by Ricky Jay
Replies: 154
Views: 25350

Re: Alaskan Poker by Ricky Jay

Daley recorded a method in his notebooks, see http://credits.denisbehr.de/doku.php?id ... poker_deal
by Denis Behr
September 30th, 2014, 4:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: What the Name of this Card Principle?
Replies: 14
Views: 3727

Re: What the Name of this Card Principle?

Yes, see also Gibecière, Vol. 2 No. 2, page 164.
by Denis Behr
September 29th, 2014, 9:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: What the Name of this Card Principle?
Replies: 14
Views: 3727

Re: What the Name of this Card Principle?

As I view it, Annemann's trick uses neither principle but instead a set-up, while Hummer uses the same principle as Kaplan. The piles trick asked for in the original posting is different though ("... the count is terminated and a new pile started"), and versions are in my previous link (th...
by Denis Behr
September 28th, 2014, 4:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What the Name of this Card Principle?
Replies: 14
Views: 3727

Re: What the Name of this Card Principle?

I'm not sure Kaplan is talking about the same thing. He is looking for a card that happens to be in the correct position to point to a selection or another specific card by its numerical value. It's a tool with an element of risk. Most of those backwards count tricks, in which various piles are form...
by Denis Behr
July 28th, 2014, 5:56 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Conjuring Credits Website
Replies: 10
Views: 3036

Re: Conjuring Credits Website

Unfortunately, it's not possible for us to do "research on request", but articles will be added from time to time without any schedule. If anyone wants to share his own research, you can submit it to the given email address. It might take some time until it is implemented on the site, sinc...
by Denis Behr
July 28th, 2014, 3:16 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Conjuring Credits Website
Replies: 10
Views: 3036

Re: Conjuring Credits Website

James, you can send relevant files to the email address provided in the FAQ section, conjuringcredits@gmail.com . We will then upload it, if the relevant section is not yet available on AskAlexander.
by Denis Behr
July 1st, 2014, 2:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: The Perfect Retention
Replies: 56
Views: 7637

Re: The Perfect Retention

To me it looks like the one on the Guru site simply tried to emulate Mickey Silver's mannerisms and technique.
by Denis Behr
June 14th, 2014, 4:33 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New Genii Website Up and New Digital July Edition Live
Replies: 114
Views: 18055

Re: New Genii Website Up and New Digital July Edition Live

Chris Aguilar wrote:Logging on to the website, my "ask alexander" login info is accepted, but none of my information (subscription, address, etc.) comes through and I get this.

My Subscriptions

You have no active subscriptions. Order a subscription in the store
.

Same here.
by Denis Behr
June 12th, 2014, 12:37 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: WTB: Burt Sperber's "Real Magic" Series Issues
Replies: 2
Views: 814

Re: WTB: Burt Sperber's "Real Magic" Series Issues

Are you talking about this edition?
http://www.leafpdx.com/pages/donationware1.html

There you can download it for free, or order a print copy. It's a great read.
by Denis Behr
April 8th, 2014, 7:26 am
Forum: General
Topic: How many ways can you arrange a deck of cards?
Replies: 43
Views: 10630

Re: How many ways can you arrange a deck of cards?

For an even N, I'm just calculating the order of 2 mod(N-1) to get the number of out faros, and so on. In e.g. PHP this is a one-liner. I simply wrote it as a for-loop that way ($input being the even number of cards): for ($n = 1, $t = 2; $t != 1; $n++, $t = bcmod(2*$t, $input-1)) {} echo $n; (If yo...

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