The Card Classics of Ken Krenzel

The Card Classics of Ken Krenzel

A move-monkey's dream, Card Classics of Ken Krenzel is a book that will leave your fingers in a knot. Harry Lorayne's ability to capture Ken Krenzel's sleights and routines was put to the test, but it has paid off with great detail.

There are many sleights and routines covered in this book. Some standard ones such as The Classic Pass -- Krenzel's description being regarded as one of the best and most thorough, and other more interesting topics such as a Two-Card Fan Lift Switch, Reversal, Palm. This book is more advanced, but with dedication to it's contents will leave you with very fun sleights in your arsenal.

Almost 20 years has passed since this 2002 reprint, but the overview on the back cover still stands true to this day. In Harry Lorayne's words:

There weren't as many magic books available back in 1978 as there are now. But one thing was the same then as it is now -- there aren't many magic books published that contain really great stuff. Wonderful stuff! Usable stuff! To-die-over stuff!
Harry Lorayne

Not many magic books receive a reprint and even fewer receive one nearly 25 years after the 1st edition was published. That's how desired this book was and the contents really speak for themselves.

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Last I checked, you should be able to pick up The Card Classics of Ken Krenzel at Amazon.

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Contents of Card Classics of Ken Krenzel

Section One

  • The Natural Double Lift
  • The Natural Multiple Lift
  • The Natural Multiple Lift Plus
  • "Stop Me"
  • All the Way
  • One-Hand Stop
  • The Drag Lift
  • The Pressure Hideout
  • To Indicate the Future
  • Spectator Sympathy
  • Two-Card Fan Lift Switch, Reversal, Palm

Section Two

  • The Invisible Bottom Reverse
  • The Finger Stab
  • The Invisible Reverse Transfer
  • The Direct Reverse
  • Magnetic Aces
  • Get the Message
  • At Any Number
  • Three Transfers
  • The "One-Card" Double Lift
  • A Card Sandwich
  • The Four-Ace Trap

Section Three

  • Turn Blue
  • The Optical Sandwich
  • Mental Matrix
  • The Peek Corner Crimp
  • The Magic Bullet
  • Caught Red-Handed
  • The Ultimate Tunnel
  • Variation of To Catch An Ace #6
  • The Princess
  • KK's HHH (Hand-Heel-Holdout)
  • Kaleidoscope 10-Hand Poker Deal

Section Four

  • The Impromptu Zig Zag
  • The Impromptu Sympathetic Ten
  • The Multiple Cop Progressive Aces
  • Mechanical Spell
  • Mechanical Poker
  • KK's Handling of the Panoramic Shift
  • The Panoramic Shift Add-On
  • The Panoramic Plunger
  • The Miracle Multiple Peek

Section Five

  • The Pivot Pop-Out
  • The Eerie Spin-Out
  • The Impromptu Haunted Deck
  • Rip-Off
  • Instant Appearahce
  • Cut Populsion
  • Ken's Riffle-Shuffle Stack
  • The "Strange" Riffle Shuffle
  • The Tilt Sandwich
  • The Front Tilt

Section Six

  • Ken's Kolor Finesse
  • The Purist's Mini Hofzinser
  • Force-Eps
  • Force-Eps Royal Marriages
  • Down-Down-Down
  • The Card Catch
  • Fan Steal
  • The Squeeze Steal
  • The Broadside Steal

Section Seven

  • The Classic Pass
  • The K-E Pass
  • The Mechanical Reverse
  • The Vanishing Collectors
  • The One-Card Middle Pass
  • One-Card Middle Pass #2
  • One-Card Middle Pass to the Top
  • The Block Cover Pass
  • The Block Cover Pass Immediate Spell
  • The Block Cover Pass Two-Card Control
  • The Dribble Pass
  • The Dribble Force

Section Eight

  • The Fingertip Bottom Deal
  • The Thumb-Grip Bottom Deal
  • Slow Motion Bottom Deal
  • A Middle Deal
  • The One-Hand Middle Deal
  • The Surefire Second Deal

Section Nine

  • OMM Handling
  • The Slip Shuffle
  • Last Card Push
  • The Instant Drop-Switch Get-Ready
  • The Floating Cut

Last Word

This book is written by Harry Lorayne, featuring the work of Ken Krenzel. It includes illustrations by Richard Kaufman. Mine is a hardcover copy published in 1978 by L&L Publishing, printed in 2002 (2nd edition) with a total of 254 pages.