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Burger also has some work on this that uses additional principles.
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Burger's work is clever!
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Eugene will do this in informal situations or lectures whenever asked. I have seen him do this over 24 times. It kills both laymen and those in the know. And with all due respect to some of the comments, if you think this looks like fumbling, you haven't practiced enough! ( ; - ) This is true jazz magic.
Tip: If you are doing it for a lay audience, a good marked deck is killer. I also have found starting with a marked deck helped me not to "fumble" as I went through the routine. It gave me the confidence to go to a normal deck.
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If you have good enough vision to use a marked deck, then, by all means, do so.
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To my (very inexperienced) mind, this is the most beautiful card effect.
I've only performed it very few times, but it's always been a stunner.
If you have the "mad card skills" of the Professor, it most certainly helps. But possibly more than most card effects, it's all in the presentation; if you don't have the gift of the gab, it won't work.
"Jazz magic" is a perfect description (thanks, Aaron!).
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There are some tricks/routines/presentations that are specifically for time-sensitive performances. If you are working a trade show booth or you are performing a show with a specific time limit, then you need tricks that have presentations that will fill a specific amount of time. The Trick That Cannot be Explained is NOT one of these tricks.

As has been pointed out, it requires a certain amount of improvisational skill. This said, it is a pity that it was first described by Lewis Ganson. Ganson was a great photographer, but not the clearest writer when it came to describing how things really worked. The description of Vernon's TTCNBE is definitely not Ganson's finest work.
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In this month's Genii David Britland has a very cool article on this plot. Defiantly worth checking out even if it's just for the great story about Al Koran and his reaction to Vernon's presentation of the effect.
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Roberto Giobbi has just released his version of this. no sleights and instant reset. Check out the link.

http://www.magicbox.uk.com/the-trick-tha......bbi.html
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Eric Mead has some really interesting work on this effect in his book Tangled Web. It includes his thoughts, tips, and strategies that will give you food for thought on TTTCBE. Tangled Web also contains fantastic magic and essays that are worthy of study.
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