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second book of original close-up magic, following his seminal Meir Yedid's Finger Fantasies
, and the first hardcover book published by the Camirand Academy of Magic
. 136 pages, photo illustrated, written by Gary Ouellet
and published in 1982.
Table of Contents
- Publisher's Foreword by Guy Camirand
- Preface by Meir Yedid
- The Invisible Poker Hand
- Make it Snappy
- Birds of a Feather
- Royal Takeover
- Calculated Miracle
- The Travelling Thumb
- Thumb Through the Table
Notes of Interest
- Compucard was originally slated to appear in the Masters of Magic series, and features a handful of unique sleights, including a false cut called The Meir Mix, an unusual flourish called The Card Sorting Move, and a revelation called The Slingshot Snap-Out (first published in Richard Kaufman's Cardworks)
- An outgrowth of Royal Takeover appeared more than 25 years later in the January 2008 issue of Genii under the name Radical Hold'em.
- This book was the first in a projected series called The Professional Magic Series, which ultimately delivered only one more installment - Gary Ouellet's ProControl.