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Topic: Boris Wild's Wild Poker Trick
Message: Posted by: MerlH (Jan 22, 2009 08:35PM)
I think this will surpass NFW in popularity. Two cards are laid down as hole cards. They are not very good. Three additional cards are then shown as the river cards. Not a very good poker hand at all. The 5 cards are put together, a pass is made and they turn into a spade royal flush. All cards are then shown front and back and tossed on the table. Takes a little work, but the DVD helps and I think it is easier to do than NFW. Total time to do is around 30 seconds depending upon patter. As you do not have 7 cards as in Texas holdem, the patter needs a little more work but the effect is great!
Message: Posted by: ejohn (Jan 23, 2009 03:25PM)
It is a topical, visual, pretty effect.
Message: Posted by: Kjellstrom (May 20, 2009 03:05AM)
Superb, check out the online video.

- http://boriswild.com/magicshop_wpt.html

Super visual and very smooth card magic.
Easy to do, no sleights required.
A very clean, direct effect from FISM card winner Boris Wild.
Message: Posted by: magicpatoche (Jul 24, 2009 11:25AM)
For those who have the trick now, could it be possible to use WPT in a poker routine instead as a sole packet trick?
Let say I distribute 5 hands and mine doesn't seem so great and I change it into the Royal flush?
Thank you.
Message: Posted by: Ximines (Sep 6, 2009 07:37AM)
Patrick- yes, you could. But you'd have to either do a packet switch or take a packet of five cards off the top for yourself (instead of dealing cards out individually).
Message: Posted by: chronica (Sep 10, 2009 05:18PM)
I like very much the magic of Boris Wild but I find this effect is really too fast and not really adapted to an hold'em players' audience, I prefer longer routines like you can do with his Ultimate Deck or the Bikini one.
Message: Posted by: Lawrence O (Oct 1, 2009 03:46PM)
What about reworking on the principle in a routine if you find Boris' effect too quick.
Message: Posted by: chronica (Oct 6, 2009 01:30PM)
In fact I've only seen someone doing it very fast in front of me, I don't know how it works and what potential it has :)
Message: Posted by: Danik1 (Oct 6, 2009 06:16PM)
I own WPT. I bought it at a Boris Wild lecture in Montreal last summer.

My take on it is: Good locking effect but not to practical. Sure you could come up with a nice routine, but it will almost always turn around the magician having a bad hand in a poker game who then turns it into a winning hand.

It's been done before so nothing new here. But there is a good thing to the effect. The change of the bad hand into the winning hand is pretty fast and pretty cool. Other than that, I don't know. I never performed it in front of an audience and I bought it 6 months ago.

But hey! I bought it anyway so there must be something good about it right!
Message: Posted by: Lawrence O (Oct 9, 2009 03:28PM)
Twisting the aces, Ace assembly...?