Card College 1&2 Personal Instruction Lesson 19: False Counts and Displays


Card College is considered by many to be the most important and influential work on sleight-of-hand card magic for the beginner and the expert. With these videos the author personally coaches you. It is like taking one-to-one lessons!

This is Lesson 19 of the Card College 1&2 – Personal Instruction video course in card magic.

It will teach you efficient, safe and elegant handlings of the most widely used False Counts & Displays, with many fine points found nowhere else in the magic literature.

Furthermore you’ll be able to enjoy the performance of one of card magic’s pièce de résistance, Dai Vernon’s “Twisting the Aces”, in its original, unaberrated version. Too many tricks are improved to death; in the detailed discussion of this piece you’ll see why it often pays to stick to the original. This “small” trick contains the essence of artistic card magic.



Roberto Giobbi presents Card College 1&2 – Personal Instruction.

With Roberto Giobbi, based on the material from his books Card College Volumes 1&2, updated and expanded.

Lesson 19, “False Counts & Displays”, contains:

  • Techniques
    • Elmsley Count
    • Jordan Count
    • Hamman Count
    • Buckle Count
    • Push-off Count
    • Lass Card Push
  • Tricks (Performance)
    • Twisting the Aces
  • Tricks (Explanation)
    • Twisting the Aces

“Twisting the Aces”, a classic created by no less than Dai Vernon, the Professor, is taught with several hitherto unpublished details of handling and presentation. This is one of the most powerful “packet tricks” that harbors the genius of great magic.

The detailed explanation also discusses practical concepts such as presentation, communication, timing, misdirection and all those things that will help you understand the causes and the essence of card magic.

This video lesson is completely self-contained; using the Card College book as an additional learning tool can be helpful, but is absolutely not necessary. This video course has been conceived with all those in mind who prefer visual instruction to reading.

Lesson 19 contains professional-caliber material and information. If you are willing to think and to practice, you will obtain extraordinary results.

Technical Information 

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The size of this MP4-file is ca. 175 MB; you can stream-view it online, or download it to your favorite device, from where you can enjoy it anytime offline.

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