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The Conjurors’ Magazine

September 2011 • $6



Genii Office

301-652-5800 Editor

Richard Kaufman Art Director

The Conjurors’ Magazine

Elizabeth Kaufman

Volume 74


Number 9 SEPTEMBER 2011

Earle Oakes

Advertising & Office Manager

Margret Daham Columnists

David Acer David Britland Al Cohen Aaron Fisher John Gaughan Roberto Giobbi Tony Giorgio Patrik Kuffs Max Maven Jon Racherbaumer Jim Steinmeyer Tom Stone Reviews David Britland Eric Mead David Oliver Danny Orleans David Regal Dustin Stinett Jamy Ian Swiss Joe M. Turner Online manager

Brad Aldridge Consigliere

R.A. Farmer


Richard Kaufman Elizabeth Kaufman Daniel Solomon Jane Solomon Printed in memory of William Larsen, Sr. & William Larsen, Jr. Publisher Emerita Irene Larsen Editor Emerita Erika Larsen

Genii: The Conjurors’ Magazine, Volume

74, Number 9 (ISSN 0016-6855 USPS 216060) Printed in the U.S.A. Genii is published monthly. Subscription rates, one year $56; two years $108; three years $153. Copyright © 2011, The Genii Corporation, 4200 Wiscon­sin Ave., NW, PMB 106-384, Washing­­ton, D.C. 20016. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying and recording, or by any information storage or retrieval system, except as may be expressly permitted in writing by the copyright owner. Periodical postage paid at Washington, D.C. and additional entry offices. Please allow 4 to 6 weeks for service to start. No refunds will be given on subscriptions once placed. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Genii: The Conjurors’ Magazine —Attn: Circula­tion Dept., 4200 Wisconsin Ave., NW, Suite 106-384, Washington, D.C. 20016. Phone: 301-652-5800. Fax: 301-652-8035. Email:

Features 42 Unshuffling Erdnase by Marty Demarest 56 Erdnase Country 42 The Magician as Detective: New Light on Erdnase by David Alexander

Columns 10 12 13 14

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Genii Speaks by Richard Kaufman Now Performing On the Slant by Jon Racherbaumer Magicana by David Acer

14 LuLu Lemon by Chris Mayhew and Ryan Pilling 16 Discipline by Cameron Francis 18 Red Rising by Chris Randall The Genii Session Notes on Erdnase By Roberto Giobbi Lodestones by Tom Stone Kismet Poker by Jonas Ljung

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48 The Chamber of Secrets The Card Star by John Gaughan

Light from the Lamp 86 Tricks Reviewed by David Regal

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Aleph Wallet by Vernet Magic Sleeve Star by David Jay Max’s Any Card at Any Number by Max Krause The PM Card Mark System by Pete McCabe Insignia by Eric Ross Chop by Craig Petty Scared by Jamie Daws SloMotion by Joe Litvinchuck

Photo by Damon Webster

Zakary Belamy Kari Hendler Damon Webster

89 Videos Reviewed by Dustin Stinett

89 The Invisible Billet (MP3 audio CD with PDF file) Artful Mentalism: 3 Secrets (MP3 audio CD with PDF files) by Bob Cassidy 90 One Move: The Dixon Drop by Doc Dixon 90 Bold by Rus Andrews 91 The Card Solutions of Solomon by David Solomon

93 Books Reviewed by Jamy Ian Swiss

93 Al Schneider Magic by Al Schneider 94 Kodell: Do Something Different by Jack Kodell 94 Magical Mathematics: The Mathematical Ideas That Animate Great Magic Tricks by Persi Diaconis and Ron Graham 96 Advertisers Index

48 Photo by Zakary Belamy


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Genii Magazine - September 2011  
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