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Herrmann Pass

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The Herrmann Pass (also Herrmann shift) is a sleight used to control cards. There are many types of passes. This style of the move is different from the classic version.

It was originally developed by Alexander Herrmann (1844-1896) 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.

In 1897, a version was published as a turnover pass for the first time, by Roterberg.

See also: The Hofzinser Pass.