Expert Card Magic: Volumes 1 & 2

Expert Card Magic: Volumes 1 & 2

Anyone who is excited by learning card tricks should be familiar with Sal Piacente and his incredible expert card magic routines. In fact, Sal is so good at performing card magic that casinos hire him for his expertise in preventing and catching cheaters trying to bring down the house.

In this well-crafted training, Sal pulls back the curtain on some of his most powerful effects. Including the "4,5,6 Packet Tick" which is truly a show-stopping routine. In that card trick, Sal finds a spectator's chosen card in the deck that he or she has just merely thought of. Can you imagine the reaction when you make that one happen? MIND-BLOWING.

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Expert Card Magic: Volumes 1 & 2
  • Introduction: Expert Card Magic Volume 1

    Rob Stiff introduces Sal Piacente, a true expert in card magic and one of the world's most authorities in the gaming industry. In this series, Sal will breakdown some of his most renowned and astonishing routines. These routines have gained Sal his fame in the inner circles of card magic and will...

  • Sal's Memory Opener

    Are you ready to memorize 13 cards in less than a fraction of a second? Think that sounds impossible? Sal will prove you wrong and soon you'll be doing the same to your audiences.

  • Sal's Ace Cutting Routine

    Sal performs his rendition of Steve Forte's Ace Cutting routine. He'll teach you how you too can learn to effortlessly cut repeatedly cut your deck to reveal all four aces, even after repeated shuffles.

  • The Marlo Opener

    Sal introduces his twist on the classic Marlo Opener. What makes his version of this older move unique? It incorporates new principles and techniques like memorization. This powerful opener will never let you down.

  • Sal's Ace Cutting Routine 2

    In this second Ace Cutting routine, there are no crimps for the audience to see. So, not only can they examine the deck all they want, they can even shuffle it themselves. This ability for the audience to be hands-on takes the Ace Cutting routine to the next level.

  • Vernon Poker Deal Revisited

    What makes this routine so powerful? It's that the climax, in the end, is actually in control of the spectator's hands. Watch and learn!

  • The McDougal Stack Outdone

    Sal will stack the four aces into his deck and then deal them back to himself. Watch and prepared to be blown away as Sal counts out four cards four times... and the fifth card is always an ace.

  • Paint Poker

    This routine draws its name from the cards used. In poker, the court cards, i.e. kings, queens, jacks, are referred to as the paint. So, it means all the high cards in a deck... which is exactly all you'll be using to perform it.

  • Rollover Aces

    Here's another great ace cut routine, because you can never have enough of 'em! This time the aces are going to help you deal yourself out a royal flush... or two.

  • The Riffle Stack

    This next routine is more of a gambler's move. It's less a magic trick and more a display of skill. You'll be setting up hands as you shuffle the cards... and you'll be using this move for a long time to come.

  • The Faro Stack

    You start by showing your spectator the four aces. Next, you'll place them on top of the deck and do a simple Faro Shuffle. What happens after that? You deal yourself back all four aces, of course.

  • 4, 5, 6 Packet Trick

    This last trick is the perfect closer. Why? The spectator doesn't simply pick a card from the deck, they only have to merely think of a card... and you divine it.

  • Encore Card Trick

    This next trick is a great follow-up for the 4, 5, 6 Packet Trick. They work, hand and hand with each other... both equally baffling. Your spectator will pull out a poker hand, take note of the highest card in the bunch and return them to the deck. After a good shuffling or two, you'll be able to...