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Inversion is a card plot first published by Richard Kaufman in his book CardMagic in 1979 under the title The World's Fastest Reverse. The basic effect is that the deck instantly reverses (the face down deck turns face up) around a selected card, which does not turn over.

The effect was later improved by James Lewis and given the name Inversion by the addition of having the selected card outjogged at the moment of the reversal. We find first his three versions in Encore II (written by Michael Ammar in 1981) under the name of Jim Louis, then reprint in The Magic of Michael Ammar (1991) under the name of James Lewis.

Prior Art and Variations