Herrmann pass

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

It was originally developed by Alexander Herrmann 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 an Invisible Turnover Pass for the first time, by Roterberg.

This method differs from the Classic Pass[clarification needed] as it is the bottom packet which is taken to the top, not the top packet that is taken to the bottom.

There are numerous slight variations of this pass.