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Chapter 1: Welcome to Playing-Card Magic The Mystique of Playing Cards A Rich History The Life of the Party The Ultimate Icebreaker The Process of Learning a Card Trick Professional Magic Chapter 2: Selling a Trick Establishing Credibility The Magician's Code The Magic Mystique Your Appearance Entertaining Versus Fooling Practice and Polish Take Your Applause Chapter 3: Misdirection: Magic's Greatest Secret Avoiding Distractions Capturing and Leading Attention Breaking Up the Memory Watch Your Angles Eye Patterns Motion Patter Chapter 4: Card Location The Mechanic's Grip Placing the Card The Jog False Shuffle Card to Bottom Card to Top Tricks Based on Card Location Chapter 5: The Glimpse Think Inside the Box Bottom Peek Top Glimpse Shiner Tricks with the Glimpse Chapter 6: Forced Choice False Cut Force Hindu Shuffle Slip Force Conjurer's Choice Classic Force Tricks Using the Force Chapter 7: Counting the Cards The Short Count The Long Count The Slow Long Count The Hold Back Count Tricks by Counting Cards Chapter 8: False Cuts The Tap Cut The Three-Way Cut The One-Handed Cut The Triple Table Cut Tricks Using the False Cut Chapter 9: Palming a Card Top Palm Bottom Palm Pre-Palm Palming Tricks Reverse Count to the Card Russian Shuffle Chapter 10: Stacked Deck Top Stock Bottom Stock Si Stebbins Stack Tricks with a Stacked Deck Chapter 11: Crimps and Bridges Side Crimp Corner Crimp Flying Crimp Tricks with Crimps Side Bridge End Bridge Bridge Cut Tricks with a Bridge Chapter 12: Short Card Short Card Short Corner Svengali Deck Stripper Deck Tricks with Short Cards Chapter 13: Confederates Signs and Codes Tricks with Signs and Codes The Plant in the Audience Tricks with a Plant in the Audience Chapter 14: Apparatus Rising Cards Slick Card Salted Card Card Box Tricks with Apparatus Chapter 15: Double Lift Classic Double Lift One-Handed Get-Ready Lift One-Handed Double Lift Tricks with a Double Lift Chapter 16: Reversed Card Bold Reverse Cut to Reverse Double Lift Reverse Tricks with a Reversed Card One-Way Deck Tricks with a One-Way Deck Chapter 17: Fans and Spreads Flourish as a Key to Credibility Two-Handed Fans One-Handed Fans Simple Spreads Animated Spreads Chapter 18: Extra Cards Duplicate Card Blank Card Double Card Introducing a Duplicate Card Tricks with Extra Cards Chapter 19: Fancy Cuts and Shuffles The Swivel Cut The Cut Position The Gate Cut The Charlier Pass The Three Way Cut The Fair Foul and Fancy Riffle Shuffle Faro Shuffle Russian Shuffle Chapter 20: Flashy Stuff Producing the Selected Card Showing Both Sides of a Card as One Shooting a Card Producing a Card Vanishing a Card Color Change Appendix A: Magic Societies Appendix B: Glossary
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