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Postby swamy » 05/26/08 11:35 AM

Question 1
I would like to know whether the following two books are different or same ?
a."Nick Trosts Subtle Card Creations, Volume 1"
b."The Card Magic of Nick Trost"


Question 2
Can somebody post a review of the first book in case the 2 books are different.
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Postby Richard Hatch » 05/26/08 11:51 AM

The books are totally different. THE CARD MAGIC OF NICK TROST is published by L&L. Until it was recently reprinted, it was fetching as much as $200 on eBay, a sign of its popularity. NICK TROST'S SUBTLE CARD CREATIONS, VOLUME 1 was published by our company (H & R Magic Books) earlier this year. It is the first of a proposed multi-volume series of Trost originations. Mike Close's review in GENII is in the current (June) issue. It has also been reviewed in MAGIC by Peter Duffie, M-U-M by Bill Duncan, and MAGIC CIRCULAR by Matt Field. Opinions seem to vary as to which book is better, but the reviewers seem to be in agreement that if you liked one, you'll like the other.
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Postby swamy » 05/26/08 12:07 PM

Is there any repetitions from the book "Card magic of Nick Trost" ?
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Postby Richard Hatch » 05/26/08 01:42 PM

Not having read either book, I'm not qualified to respond, but my impression is that there are no repetitions. Any tricks with similar plots would be with new methods/handlings. Here's a listing of the Table of Contents of the new book, so you can make a comparision:
Foreword ................................................................................................ xiii

Introduction to Volume 1........................................................................ xv



1 Unique Card Effects



Everywhere and Nowhere........................................................... 1

Jacks Are Wild with an Elevator Finish....................................... 3

Trost on Hammans Multiplying Kings.................................... 6

Trost on Hammans Magic Cards............................................. 8

Another Oil and Queens........................................................... 10

Following Suit.............................................................................. 11

Ultimate Even MoneyImproved .......................................... 14

A Compatibility Test.................................................................... 16

Two Compatibility Tests.............................................................. 18

Four Grand Slams........................................................................ 21

Do As I Do Suit Separation......................................................... 25

Omega Suits................................................................................. 28



2 Coincidences



A Simple Coincidence................................................................. 33

The One-Two-Three Trick........................................................ 35

Ned Rutledges Cards Concordant.......................................... 38

ESP Card Version............................................................ 41

The Mystic Threes........................................................................ 42

Psychic Coincidence.................................................................... 43

The Telephone Number Trick...................................................... 45

The Couples Lucky Number....................................................... 46

Paradoxical Pairs.......................................................................... 47

ESP Card Version............................................................ 49

Sympathetic Suits........................................................................ 50

Trost on Hudsons Sorcerers Sevens....................................... 51

Four Times Nine.......................................................................... 55

Cards of Coincidence.................................................................. 58

Another Version.............................................................. 60



3 Court Card Capers



The Royal Pair Puzzler................................................................. 63

The Burglar Trick......................................................................... 64

Trost on Hammans Twins....................................................... 66

The Restless Court Cards............................................................ 69

Court Card Conclave................................................................... 70

The Court Card Swindle.............................................................. 73

The Reunited Families................................................................. 74

A Puzzling Assembly................................................................... 75

The Married Hearts and Four Cupids.......................................... 77

The Queen of Hearts and Her Suitors......................................... 79



4 Gambling Tricks



Optical Three-Card Monte........................................................... 85

Pinochle, Blackjack and Poker Puzzler........................................ 88

Duck or Deal Blackjack............................................................... 89

Classic Euchre Deal..................................................................... 91

Gilbreath Plays Euchre................................................................ 92

The Contrary Euchre Deal I......................................................... 93

The Contrary Euchre Deal II....................................................... 95

Exchange Euchre......................................................................... 96

Six-Handed Exchange Rummy................................................... 98

Five-Handed Version...................................................... 100



5 Poker Tricks



Wild Bill Revisited...................................................................... 101

Wild Bills Poker Hand I............................................................. 102

Wild Bills Poker Hand II........................................................... 104

Spectators Royal Flush............................................................... 105

The Lucky Royal Flush................................................................ 106

The Insurance Card I................................................................... 108

The Insurance Card II.................................................................. 109

Another Version.............................................................. 110

The Spectators Straight Flush I.................................................. 111

Another Handling............................................................ 112

The Spectators Straight Flush II................................................. 113

The Gamblers Luck.................................................................... 114

Lucky at Poker............................................................................. 116

Strictly Straight Poker................................................................. 117



6 Predictions



Bob Longe on A Premonition.................................................. 121

The Prophetic Phone Number...................................................... 123

Prophecy in Color........................................................................ 124

Numerology in Color................................................................... 126

Trost on Al Korans Prediction Supreme................................. 127

The 20/20 Prediction.................................................................... 128

Color Prediction with Three Spectators....................................... 131

Three-Way Miracle Prediction..................................................... 133

Predicting Red, Black and Courts............................................... 134

Climax Prediction........................................................................ 137



7 Transpositions



Five in a Row............................................................................... 139

Ace to FiveThe Easy Method.................................................. 140

Ambitious Ace to Five................................................................. 143

Jazz 1-2-3-4 Revisited................................................................. 145

Ambitious Deuce Sandwich........................................................ 146

Fifteen-Card Mystery.................................................................. 150



8 Fake-Card Foolers



Trosts Open Prediction............................................................... 153

Revolving AcesA Clean Version............................................. 154

Double-Back Effect..................................................................... 156

The Hotel MysteryUpdated..................................................... 158

Trost on The Muleshoe Gambler.............................................. 160

Super Showdown........................................................................ 164

The Card PuzzleGaffed Version............................................. 170



9 Special Decks - Part 1



Destiny Deck............................................................................... 173

Matrix Miracle............................................................................. 176

Incredible!.................................................................................... 179

Half Wild..................................................................................... 181

Rich Blochs Presentation................................................ 184



10 Packet Tricks - Part 1



Hokey-Poker................................................................................ 187

Mexican Monte............................................................................ 190

A Packet of Backs....................................................................... 194

Twisto Blanko.............................................................................. 195

Wacky Packet.............................................................................. 198

Un-Cards..................................................................................... 200

Bill Miesels Red Card Prediction........................................... 202

Australian Aces............................................................................ 204

Sixth-Thot.................................................................................... 208

Bigfoot......................................................................................... 211

Al Thatchers Version...................................................... 216

Tom Hubbards Version.................................................. 218



11 ESP Cards - Part 1



Una-Minds................................................................................... 222

The Power of Three..................................................................... 223

Design by Accident..................................................................... 225

ESP Do As I Do.......................................................................... 226

Dr. Jaks Symbol Mystery........................................................... 227

Extrasensory Deception............................................................... 228

ESP 7-Card Draw........................................................................ 230

Double Deck Version...................................................... 231

Dual ESP Test Location............................................................... 231

Triple ESP Miracle....................................................................... 233

Pair-a-normal Perception.............................................................. 235

The Almost Perfect ESP Test...................................................... 239

Four-told...................................................................................... 240

The Symbol Separation Test........................................................ 242



Appendix: Sleights and Subtleties

Aronson Mark-a-Place Move....................................................... 245

Ascanio Spread............................................................................ 247

Biddle Move.................................................................... 249

Bottom Stock Control.................................................................. 250

Braue Addition............................................................................ 251

Braue Reversal............................................................................. 252

Breather Crimp............................................................................ 253

Buckle Count............................................................................... 254

Carlyle False Turnover................................................................. 255

Charlier Shuffle............................................................................ 257

Criss-Cross Force......................................................................... 259

Curry Swindle Switch................................................................. 260

Cut-Deeper Force........................................................................ 261

Diminishing Count....................................................................... 262

Double Undercut......................................................................... 264

Elmsley Count............................................................................. 265

False Charlier Shuffle.................................................................. 266

False Riffle Shuffle..................................................................... 268

Flushtration Count....................................................................... 269

G. W. Hunter Shuffle.................................................................. 271

Gilbreath Principle....................................................................... 272

Hamman Count............................................................................ 273

Hamman Flip-Flop Force and Control......................................... 274

Hamman Small-Packet False Shuffle.......................................... 275

Jordan Count............................................................................... 276

LaGerould Countdown Force..................................................... 276

Olram Subtlety............................................................................. 277

Ose Cut........................................................................................ 279

Reverse Double Undercut........................................................... 280

Riffle Force.................................................................................. 280

Rumba Count............................................................................... 281

Si Stebbins System...................................................................... 283

Simon Prophecy Force................................................................. 285

Slop Shuffle................................................................................. 286

So Simple Force....................................................................... 287

Svengali Shuffle........................................................................... 288

Swing Cut..................................................................................... 289

Takagi Turnover Count................................................................. 290

Ten-Twenty Force......................................................................... 292

Tenkai Move................................................................................. 292

Through-the-Fist Flourish............................................................. 294

Up-the-Ladder Cut 295
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Postby swamy » 05/26/08 01:50 PM

thanks for the contents.
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Postby Denis Behr » 05/27/08 03:04 AM

Richard Hatch wrote:Here's a listing of the Table of Contents of the new book

Here's an even more detailed TOC:
Subtle Card Creations.

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Postby swamy » 05/27/08 12:01 PM

Planning to purchase the book.
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