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Topic: MIRACLE CHIP from Mark Mason
Message: Posted by: Jamie D. Grant (Dec 7, 2008 03:27PM)
[b]What The Audience Sees:[/b]

[i]"Jamie said he was feeling pretty low-key today as he was playing poker last night but that he wanted to show us something with a poker chip he took home from the game. First of all, however, he did this crazy [url=http://magicfriday.blogspot.com/2008/12/impromtu-penetration-from-russell-leeds.html]elastic band and pen trick[/url], and then he showed us the poker trick. He had a Poker Chip and a silver American coin that he said he won off one of the guys. He put both of them on his openly flat palm and then lifted the silver coin up in front of his face. He then asked us if we knew how the guy had lost his coin last night? And he said, Like This! And it *&^&!'n disappeared! Angry Bob started screaming that it was under the Poker Chip in Jamie's hand and that he was going to make Jamie eat the silver coin with his nose, but Jamie flipped the Poker Chip over in his hand and there was nothing else there! He simply pointed at Big Ted's pocket. Big Ted almost started to cry but slowly reached into his pocket and pulled out the silver coin! I went nuts, Big Ted had to lay down, and Angry Bob stormed out of the room and punched a wall on the way out. It was awesome![/i]

[b]How It Went:[/b]

Wow, the ability to "put-pocket" is worth its weight in gold! I've been doing this trick for a while now and have been revealing the coin under something else, but if you're able to load the coin on a person- fuggedaboutit! Nothing's better. I'm also a huge poker fan (Daniel Negreanu has one of my [url=http://www.whatizit.net]bottles[/url]!) and love the whole poker chip premise. I was worried that a poker chip and an American coin might be too many uncommon objects at once but that didn't seem to be the case at all. Poker has been on the TV long enough now that a chip isn't an uncommon sight and Amercian silver coin is a possible thing to have picked up from a home game somewhere.

And it totally destroyed people over and over. As for the examineability (is that a word?) of the chip, it never came into question. The one everybody wanted to look at was the Half because that's the one that travels. Again and again, it went over really well.

[b]Best Lines:[/b]

[b][i]"Everybody hide your money! QUICK!![/i][/b]
-I wish I could make money travel to my own pocket, lol.

[b][i]"OMG!!? HOW DID THAT JUST HAPPEN? WHERE AM I?[/b][/i]
-I wish I knew, lol.

[b]Angry Bob Rating:[/b]

For those of you reading this article for the first time, Angry Bob is a co-worker who has an understanding of some magic because his uncle was a magician. Angry Bob knows that TT’s exist, for example, but he has no desire to become a magician himself. He also has an anger management problem that can be experienced first hand if he can’t figure out how a trick is done. A high rating means he has no idea.

BOOM! [b]5/5[/b]. I thought for sure he was going to grab that poker chip but he didn't! He was so sure that the silver coin was under the chip that, when it wasn't, it was like he was hit with a stun grenade. A great day indeed. Someone's going to have fix that wall though...

[b]My Rating:[/b]

I've started carrying this around with me all the time. I'm even thinking about picking up a case of American half's so that I can let people keep them after the reveal. So, for me, a [b]9.5/10[/b].

[b]The JDG Tip:[/b]

Just go the extra mile and load the coin on a body. If you do, however, make sure you do the trick for them, lol, before they have to leave!

[b]Closing Thoughts:[/b]

Thanks for reading and be sure to check out the other effect I performed on Friday over here on the new [url=http://www.magicfriday.blogspot.com]Magic Café blog[/url]!

Jamie D. Grant
Magic Café Columnist
http://www.jamiedgrant.com

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