Card College 1&2 Personal Instruction Lesson 9: The Glimpse


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 9 of the Card College 1&2 – Personal Instruction video course in card magic.

It will teach you different ways of surreptitiously gaining knowledge of the identity of one or several cards in different position in the deck (top, center, bottom). Glimpsing is an indispensable concept for some of the most astonishing card tricks you will ever perform.

Furthermore you’ll be able to enjoy the performance of an incredible trick, where a card is selected under the fairest conditions from a shuffled deck, and yet the performer divines it without even looking at the cards. This is followed by a detailed discussion that will convey to you all the information needed to perform these easy, yet baffling pieces containing some of the sleights taught in the technical section.



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 9, “The Glimpse”, contains:

  • Techniques
    • Top Card Riffle Glimpse
    • Riffle Shuffle Top Card Glimpse
    • All-around Square-up Glimpse
    • Situational Glimpses
    • Overhand Shuffle Glimpse
    • Center Card Glimpse
    • Easiest Glimpse in the World
  • Tricks (Performance)
    • Impossible!
  • Tricks (Explanation)
    • Impossible!

The tricks are audience-tested and highly entertaining effects. They contain several of the techniques taught in this and in previous lessons, so you can learn how to effectively apply them in real-life situations.

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 9 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. 145 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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