Hofzinser Pass

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Hofzinser Pass (also referred to as the Herrmann Pass) is a sleight of hand move used to control cards. This pass involves a complete deck turnover.

Hofzinser taught it to his student, Compars Herrmann, who explained it to his brother Alexander Herrmann, which is how it got the misnomer "Herrmann" Pass.

It was a favorite of Alexander's and one of the earliest publications of the move was in Stanyon's Serial Lessons in Conjuring. This is supposed to be Herrmann’s actual handling of the move. See New Card Tricks, First Series (1900)

In 1897, a version was published as a "turnover pass" for the first time by August Roterberg in New Era Card Tricks, page 10.

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