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Many years ago I bought this great trick with two decks, a red and a blue one.
Anyone knows the name or inventor of this beautiful effect?

2 Decks are shown, one is chosen and about 10 cards are selected from it by several spectators. The chosen cards return face-up in the deck. Now this deck is placed face down next to the other face down deck.

Simultaneously the magician turns over the top 2 cards from the decks and places them next on the table, these cards are different. This goes with the next cards and so on. But, when the magician comes to a chosen card (those are all face up), the exact same card appears also at the other deck! So all the cards are different except the chosen cards.

I hope I explained clearly enough. Smile
I have never seen anyone perform this great trick, but there must be more magicians who know this. What is the name of this trick that really kills, and who is the inventor??

Many thanks...
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The principle is very old.
Take a look in a mirror and you will see the answer.
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Are you describing that each of the face up cards will have a match at its same position? Or are you describing that at least one of the 10 will have a match at its respective position?

BTW, you've got me thinking on this. My first impression was an implementation (albeit a modification) of the methodology ultilized in Aldo Colombini's "Jumbo Coincidence" effect. As I say,'ve got me thinking.


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@ hcs
Well I know the answer, I perform this myself! I just wondered who else does it.

@ Turk
Thank You.
Yes, Each chosen card is matching, that's the beauty of this effect!
I've seen Aldo's Jumbo Coincedence here
and you are probably right, except Aldo only uses small packs and only one chosen card. In my opinion it is stronger with more chosen cards (about ten). Also, at the end he shows that the 2 packs are in the same order, but I think he should better not do that because it more or less gives away the secret.
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The best application of this principle that I've seen is Juan Tamariz's effect Total Coincidence. Juan has taken this idea and expanded it into a routine with effects that build to a startling climax.
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The oldest trick (in my knowledge) of this kind of coincidence is Roy Scott's 'Clannish' described in May 1957 issue of "Pentagram".

Later in August 1963 issue of "New Tops", Edward Marlo decribed 'Staggered Power of Thought' in which the same principle was used. But Scott version is better in effect and also in method. I suppose Juan Tamariz's version was influenced by Scott's version.

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Juan Tamariz's effect is brilliant and baffled me badly when I first saw it!!!
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Profile of illusionist13 is there a name to this trick? is this possible with an ungimmicked deck(s)? a setup maybe?
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This sounds like an application of the effect by Eddie Joseph known as "Bombay". It has been around a long time. You will find it here:

It is an amazing principle and very few know it. Now the real "kicker" sells for $5.00. It is in manuscript form and comes with 7 routines, although once you learn the principle there are many other applications.
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This thread is a perfect example of doing your research, and realising that - again - what seems "new" really isn't. Smile

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I'm not sure it's cllose to Bombay, as in bombay, you must force a card, in a special way, which does not seem to be the case in what he describes.

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