Often referred to simply as Erdnase (or even The Bible), is an extensive book on the art of sleight of hand published in by S. W. Erdnase, a pseudonymous. One of the biggest thing in Magic at the moment is Erdnase x Madison. For those of you that don’t know, Daniel Madison has set out on a quest. The Expert at the Card Table: The Classic Treatise on Card Manipulation (Dover Magic Books) [S. W. Erdnase] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying.

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I’ve read it twice, but to me it’s not great. But if you are looking for some excellent techniques, go here. So obviously this is my personal view point on the book, though a lot of what I said can actually be proven, or has been proven by other magicians.

Why would so many publishing companies put out The Expert at the Card Tableis it for their health??

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Apr 26, Messages: The thing about Madison being caught and stuff also adds to the discussion. I’ll be completely honest. Do not hesitate buy it now and enjoy. The only “bible” in card magic is the one you give and get the most out of. Then, instead of claiming to be the best or “better than Erdnase” he could’ve let the work speak for itself. Sep 13, Messages: If you really want to refine your card handling, and also get sage advice on presentation of magic, this book is a gem.


Share This Page Tweet. Why would I “Study” a book erdnaae 20 years to master a technique that has been replaced by far better techniques that have been developed recently?

Dai Vernon is credited with popularizing this influential text in the community of professional magicians. We apologise for the strong language. Use mdy dates from November Pages to import images to Wikidata. What do you think? As expeert example, everyone talks up Royal Road to Card Magic. Please join us in appreciating the creative works of all artists within the industry, regardless of their affiliation or views.

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If you want to erddnase card slights this is the book you must have in your library. Has Expert at the Card Table become nothing more than an icon or badge for card magicians?

Sure, a lot of the false cuts and a lot of the moves are useful, but he never truly elaborates on how to use them, and he teaches a good portion of them incorrectly.

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Expert at the Card Table has remained in print since The Other Eexpert Customer Support Representative Home Page: I hope this makes sense. This has some of the basics to the very advanced in card sleights.

Read our privacy policy. The Expert at the Card Table is the most famous, the most carefully studied book ever published on the art of manipulating cards at gaming tables. Erdnase demonstrates his own systems of false shuffling, false riffling anc cutting, dealing from the bottom and such slick moves as palming cards, “skinning the hand,” even edpert monte. Andrews And let’s not forget my signed copybut that expetr not for reading so I excluded that one.


Is Expert at the Card Table Worth Reading?

The magicians Yann Yuro S. But that context informs a very real danger that a member of our community is living right now. I struggled greatly with this book. We’re proud to let you read our mail. A film based on the life of the mysterious author, adapted by German director Hans-Joachim Brucherseiferis currently in production. I don’t know everythingbut I do know when I see a recurring pattern. Close-Up Table Magic Second ed.

If you’re learning card magic, this is your bible. New methods replace old and it could be argued that the best parts of the book are now available in improved texts that are easier for beginners to learn. It doesn’t even matter if there is an answer. I’m sure it is a great book. If I mixed up a deck 16 times exaggerating herewouldn’t you get suspicious, or bored?

We hope you found the magic tricks you were looking for! The Expert at the Card Table has been used by many of the top card men as a sort of blueprint to attain the highest levels of card mastery.

Some people got offended on the internet and the whole thing spread like wildfire. The second section covers legerdemain: Erdnase”you’ll instantly be emailed a Erdnas Magic gift certificate.