Archive for the ‘Card Tricks’ Category

Hmmm, I’ve never been to Alaska so this could be a kosher poker game… but maybe not! A great trick though from master card magician Ricky Jay.

Very clean and impressive demonstration of card control from  ‘Ricky Jay and his 52 Assistants’ show. You wouldn’t want to play cards with this guy.

Another excerpt from ‘Ricky Jay and his 52 Assistants’. A bit of a dodgy title for this clip and not much magic, but entertaining none the less.

Chicago Opener


This version of chicago opener was showcased on the Times Online video of the day. Not a bad version. Unfortunately, the article also exposes the method. It’s only a problem because this is a pretty good trick – too good for everybody to find out about!

A rare, and very small clip of Darwin Ortiz. He is performing the venerable 3 card monte. Check it out at You may want to lower your screen resolution to make the clip bigger.

The Center Deal


Interesting story about Dai Vernon in search of the holey Grail of card cheating, the center deal.

This is a very short clip of Lennart Green performing his laser deal, where the cards disappear as they hit the table. His full card magic act is really amazing. I haven’t managed to find much more of it online though.