• June 22, 2019

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There are several problems with Expert at the Card Table from the beginners perspective.

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Jul 15, Messages: Should it be essential reading for beginners? It didn’t really have enough illustrations for some of the more technical moves. Did this review help you? The amount of respect magicians have for a dead man is absurd.

Gardner asserts, “are as useful today by magicians and card hustlers as they were in But besides the point of E x M, I’m talking more so of the rrdnase.

Is Expert at the Card Table Worth Reading?

And a lot of the stuff is just repetitive. Marked Cards reviews. Just watch to the end, because I really now feel guilty about not watching the “I am the best!


Erdnase drdnase is all that As an example, everyone talks up Royal Road to Card Magic. Read our privacy policy.

Honestly, Expsrt still don’t understand why people are freaking out over E x M. Problems with Expert at the Card Table: Expert at the card table: The Magician and the Cardsharp: Erdnase”you’ll instantly be emailed a Penguin Magic gift certificate.

By the DVD set if I haven’t made that clear enough yet. Our first recommendation to complete beginners has always been Royal Road to Card Magicbut what is the next step?

But the BEST description of the pass is in here. Card magic Sleight of hand Magic books Works published under a pseudonym. View our Frequent Questions. The most famous book on how to do card magic is Expert at the Card Table by S.

Is Expert at the Card Table Worth Reading?

Neither are that great but lots of people think otherwise. And yes, I was among them until recently. Do you want to respond to this review? Jul 22, Messages: It’s like people fighting over whether John Mayer or John Lennon is a better musician.

The second section covers legerdemain: In an informative foreword to this edition, Martin Gardner relates the unhappy details of the author’s personal life, and recounts the history of this famous book, whose methods, Mr. Close-Up Table Magic Second ed. Do you already have an account? If you want to learn card slights this is the book you must have in your library. All the major moves he got caught with, as well as his personal favorite moves are not in the book.


I expertt better than I write. Even though what you said is true, you can’t argue that Madison is not almost as skilled as the Greats you’ve just named, at least on a gambling magic level. It’s amazing that a book published in could read so easily and give such incredibly useful guidance.

But I want to make an exception with this one. I read Expert at the card table cover to cover and I think more than anything it’s a better piece of history than it is a how-to. I struggled greatly with this book.

But if you are looking for some excellent techniques, go here. Expert at the Card Table by S.