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Sheridan, Jeff: Six Card Repeat

Simonoff, Looy: Eleven Card Trick

Skinner, Michael: Eleven Card Trick
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There is a very interesting lecture by Paye on the six card repeat. It can be viewed on http://magicalwisdom.com/infopages/view/mm_talks and is called Why Should We Repeat Ourselves.

In Henning Nelms footsteps, Payne underlines the inner logic that, for the audience, has to exist in a trick: Thus why should a performer toss away cards? Along the lecture Payne is mentioning Lottery Tickets (which could be Bingo cards or scratch lottery tickets...) This can supply a theme because if we lost at a game of chance, we throw away the tickets or grids. Then it gets easy to figure out some variant to make the trick new again: tickets to the pocket (we look for the winning ones that we were convinced to have in our hands) then throw them away when we find out that they aren't the winning ones but still end up with six because we still want to win (maybe we bought some new ones and the three remaining ones were still valid)

Now we can start with Derek Dingle's Eleven card tricks effect to now how many chances we have to win (we have less and more tickets than we thought in accordance with Derek's routine). Then we can shift into Fred Kaps effect reducing the number of tickets down to six with a losing ticket sticking in our hands as we try and discard losers. The next step can get us into a more classic six card repeat phase ones or twice before ending with only three but with three possible winners having gone to our pocket or to our wallet before finding that they are losing ones again and throwing them away again.

Thus the trick's theme can deal with the addiction to lotteries and games of chance. It is possible to make it more magical to use a brief Bob Hummer Whirling Card effect as one ticket is tossed away (and comes back being consistent with the plot) before really tossing it away. Senator Crandall's comical effect can be used for one quick phase as well

All in all consistent logic and variety in effects can enhance the trick and dramatically bring it back into the XXIst century
It still needs a finale but then Michael Finney's sparkling finish makes more sense using lottery tickets than using playing cards
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Abbott Bill: Five Card Opener marketed effect (DVD and Cards with pocket folding throw away basket) The real secret behind the Five Card Opener is that it is an audience response conditioner. It has its roots in the classic five/six card repeat but it's similar only in method (more or less). It also is a completely fresh approach with three sequences that build with a definitive climax that is a big surprise, the unfolding of the big basket from the pocket is a great idea & Cocktail Card Magic ©2009 Magic and Mysteries of Bill Abbott p 4 Autograph: Tom Mullica’s repeat card to wallet

Asher, Lee: French Tour Lecture Notes ©1999 by Lee Asher p 3 You bet your Asher

Baffles, Charles [Charles R. Brush]: Six Card Repeat Marketed Effect ©1938 circa by Charles Baffles; He introduced the card pockets used by some performers for the effect

Benson, Roy: Roy Benson by Starlight ©2006 by Levent and Todd Karr, The Miracle Factory p 229

Berland, Sam: Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 6 Lessons 72 to 83 ©1954 by Harlan Tarbell Robbins p 75 Berland's 6 Card Repeat Mystery: gimmicked cards, uses patter that has become the "standard"

Booth, John: Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 3 Lessons 34 to 45 ©1927 by Harlan Tarbell Robbins, p 223

Brown, Nick: Magic June 2007 [Allen’s magazine] Turn It Around. David explores our old friend, Six Card Repeat. A classic trick where the magician has six cards, throws away three, and yet he still has six cards. Nick Brown offers a fun variation using cards with large numbers on them

Cervon, Bruce: Ultra Cervon ©1990 by Bruce Cervon, p 47 Repeat Aces to Pocket can be used in a phase of the six card repeat & Ultra Cervon Volume 2 VHS. Repeat Aces to Pocket: instead of tossing the cards in the air this can be used to show where the cards magically go and be combined with a repeat card to wallet for the ones who wish to progressively break the repetitive aspect of the six card repeat

Close, Michael: Devious Vol 1 DVD “The Trick Lance Burton Showed Me” is a great version of the six-card repeat that demonstrates what happens when you never stop thinking about a trick.

Cohen, Harvey: Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 January 1993 through December 1997 2002 by Harry Lorayne, L&L Publishing, , p 2833 Much Better 11-Card Trick with selection

Colombini, Aldo: The Essential Aldo Colombini Vol 2 DVD POCKET REPEAT - Aldo takes the best elements of the Six Card Repeat and Card to Pocket and combines them into a new magic classic & Greater Magic Video Library Teach-In Series #12 - Six Card Repeat Aldo’s combination of the Six Card Repeat and Card to Pocket

Crandall, Senator: Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 6 Lessons 72 to 83 ©1954 by Harlan Tarbell, D Robbins p 78: Crandall's One Hand 6 Card Repeat: one handed comedy bit, uses non-gimmicked cards; with a proper finale it would be the best routine there is. & Al Cohen, Magic's Mr. Nice Guy VHS ©1989 Al Cohn is demonstrating Senator Crandall’s routine in the back of his magic shop and it’s still impressive & Personal Magic Vol. 1 ©2000 by Eric Lewis, MagiKraft Studios, CA p 104 One Hand Six Card Repeat; Senator Crandall (close up)

Dacri, Steve: The Magic of Steve Dacri - No Filler! Vol 2 DVD Another Dacri-ized version of a magic classic that, if well delivered, can keep your audience in stitches. The performer tells the story of one of his first experiences with a magic trick that uses six cards and no matter how many he throws away (or inadvertently drops), he always has six

Daryl [Easton Martinez]: Daryl's Encyclopedia of Card Sleights Vol 6 DVD Buckle (or Pull Down) Vanish; Fred Kaps Touch; To Vanish Any Card in a Five Card Packet

Dingle, Derek: The Complete Works of Derek Dingle ©1982 by Richard Kaufman, Kaufman and Greenberg, p 216 The Derek Dingle Fabulous Jumping Card Trick

Dobson, Wayne: Special Effects ©2010 5 card repeat Wayne’s opening stand-up routine for more years than he would dare to remember.

Eason, Doc: Bar Magic Doc Eason Vol #1, DVD offers his historically famous "peeked" card to under the glass-maximum impact method: this can be included amidst a six card repeat routine: one card is peeked at, three cards are tossed away, only five can then be counted, because the sixth one, the one peeked at, is under a glass

Edwards, Doug: Apocalypse Vol 10 No 8 ©Aug 87 by Harry Lorayne, p 1381 “I Can't Do This Trick”: an extra black card appears each time a packet is counted. Adds a 4 Ace different color back ending & Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 January 1983 through December 1987 ©2000 by Harry Lorayne, L&L Publishing, p 1381 "I Can't Do This Trick!" cc back kicker & Apocalypse Vol 13 No 5 ©May 1990 by Harry Lorayne, p 1784 Six Card Royal (Doug Edwards): a royal flush routine & Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 January 1988 through December 1992 ©2001 by Harry Lorayne, L&L Publishing, Six-Card Royal is a 4 Card Repeat with Royal Flush kicker

El Duco: 6 card repeat Marketed Effect

Ellis, Tim: 6 Card Rap vs Card Rap Marketed effect with Jumbo Cards, music CD and demo DVD “Six Card Repeat” done to rap music and telling a story about selling a 6 card trick to a guy vs telling a story about losing money in a 3 card trick street hustle.

Elmsley, Alex: The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley - Volume 1 ©1991 by Stephen Minch L&L Publishing, p 247 Five-Card Sam is a 5 Card Repeat with rhyming patter

Endfield, Cy: Cy Endfield's Entertaining Card Magic - Part II ©1955 by Lewis Ganson The Supreme Magic Company, p 44 There's Five Aces: four aces are counted as five as a gag

England, Don: Don England's Paradox ©2001 by Kevin Kelly p 18 The Three Card Repeat

Finney, Mike: Live at Lake Tahoe Vol 2 DVD Six-Card Repeat: A venerable classic with the Finney touch, complete with a story that hangs it together and a pure show-biz ending & Greater Magic Video Library Teach-In Series #12 - Six Card Repeat; Michael Finney's finale to the effect is sparkling

Fitzkee, Dariel: The Trick Brain ©1944 by Dariel Fitzkee, Magic Ltd p 350 Six card repeat: in this book two of the Fitzkee Trilogy one of the techniques to apply in creativity

Garcia, Frank & Schindler, George: Magic With Cards ©1975, published by Reiss Games, Inc. p 136 Six Card Lift: Six cards lifted by holding only one by its edges.

Garrett, Dan: Four Card Reiteration

Giobbi, Roberto: Card College Volume 3 ©1998 Roberto Giobbi, Published by Hermetic Press p 14 The Prop as Instrument ; p 25 Counting Cards in a Fan; p 26 Counting Cards While Spreading Them Between the Hands; p 29 The Vanish of a Card
Gunther, Bob: Tarbell's Course In Magic, Volume 7 ©1972 by Harry Lorayne, Tannen's, D. Robbins p 73 Bob Gunther's Repeat Card to Wallet: gimmicked

Grippo, Jimmy: Eleven Card Trick

Hallas, Paul: Small But Deadly & Still Small, Still Deadly Climaxes include poker hands (Elmsley, Osterlind, Krause) color changing backs (Stewart James) and simply good punch lines

Harris, Paul: The Art of Astonishment - Book 1 ©1996 by Paul Harris & Eric Mead A-1 MultiMedia, p 233 Classic Eleven Card Trick is an elaborated routine for Victor's plot with hilarious results and adding the revelation of a selected card for a climax.& The Art of Astonishment - Book 2 ©1996 by Paul Harris & Eric Mead, A-1 MultiMedia, p 123 “A Subtile Poker Move” (revised) performer's cards multiply from 5 to about 15, in second round he has killer hand; p 291 Incredible Mystery of the 10th Card (Astonishing Friends): Edward Victor's Eleven card trick updated.

Hugard, Jean: More Card Manipulations No. 2 ©1939 by Jean Hugard “Poker Hand Repeat Trick” by P. W. Miller & More Card Manipulations #3 ©1938-1941 Max Holden, New York p The Carlyle False Count & More Card Manipulations © 1974 reprint Dover Publications, p 113 The Carlyle False Count; p 194 The Aerial Count by Joseph Cottone

Hummer, Bob: Hummer's Whirling Card Marketed effect http://www.penguinmagic.com sometimes called the Hummingbird Card or UFO card one of the cards tossed away in a six card repeat effect floats from hand to hand, and then all the way around your body. A great effect/gag/sucker explanation for the six card repeat. Jon Jensen wrote a little book about this effect.

Jay, Joshua: Vegas Visit Marketed effect (Props and DVD) ©2008 by Joshua Jay; It's like Six Card Repeat meets Sam The Bellhop! While recalling your last visit to Las Vegas, you display a handful of credit cards. No matter how many times you discard them, you always have five cards in your hand! The cards change from credit cards to plane tickets to tarot cards to Vegas show tickets and more. In the end, they transform into a Royal Flush in Spades...the perfect ending to your Vegas Visit & Method In Magic - Live In The UK by Joshua Jay DVD Vegas Visit

Jennings, Larry: Up In Smoke ©2005 by William Goodwin, Selfpublished, p 1 A Handy Transformation: 4 cards change to single card in spectators hands

Kaps, Fred

Kardyro, Tony: Magical Highway ©1987 and published by The Abbott Magic Company of Colon, Michigan, p 15 Repeat Cards up the Sleeve can be used to show that the cards first travel up the sleeve before being discarded (they can then travel to the pocket and/or to the wallet

Kaye, David: Magic June 2007 [Allen’s magazine] Turn It Around. David explores our old friend, Six Card Repeat. A classic trick where the magician has six cards, throws away three, and yet he still has six cards. Nick Brown offers a fun variation using cards with large numbers on them.

Keene, Al: Marlo In Spades ©1947 by Ed Marlo Magic, Inc., p 47 Super Count Routine & six cards counted and one replaced on the deck, at the end there is only one card remaining in the hand and it’s a six (see Randy Wakeman’s handling)

Klamm, R.M.: The Magic of God's Word ©1984 B.C. Klamm. pub R.W. Klamm the Magic Man, p 26 How God Can Multiply Money: six bill repeat and how to make

Krause, Max: Innovative Deceptions: A Poker Story from

Lesley, Ted: Cabaret Magic Vol 2 Six Card Repeat is a super-easy version of this magical classic with a surprise ending guaranteed to fool even those in the know & World Greatest Magic by The World Greatest by the World Greatest Magicians Stand Up Magic Vol 3 Six Card Repeat

Lewis, Eric: Personal Magic Vol. 1 ©2000 MagiKraft Studios, CA p 104 One Hand Six Card Repeat; Senator Crandall (close up)

Martin Lewis: Greater Magic Video Library Teach-In Series #12 - Six Card Repeat; Martin introduces a new twist on an easy preparation for the routine

Maldo, Senor: Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 6 Lessons 72 to 83 ©1954 by Harlan Tarbell Robbins p 70 Six Card Mystery is a non-gimmicked 6 card repeat

Malone, Bill:

Marlo, Ed: Ireland's Year Book ©1944 by L. L. Ireland, A Marlo Gag & Revolutionary Card Technique Chapter 2 Action Palm ©1956 by Ed Marlo p 9 “Count Cop for Small Packets” routine for 11-card-trick, 2 handlings & Marlo's Magazine Volume 5 ©1984 by Ed Marlo, p 302: Olram's Count Routine "Olram's Famous Ten Card Trick" & Edward Marlo The Legend DVD ©1993 by Meir Yedid Magic, “The Six Card Trick”: A quick and direct version of the six-card repeat which has a kicker ending and uses a regular deck.

McComb: Greater Magic Video Library VHS #30: Billy McComb Six Card Repeat & Greater Magic Video Library Teach-In Series #12 - Six Card Repeat

Mead, Eric: The Art of Astonishment - Book 2 ©1996 by Paul Harris & Eric Mead, A-1 MultiMedia, p 291 The Incredible Mystery of the 10th Card

Meller, Mel: Modern Marvel Vol. 1 DVD The International Six Cards of Mystery: Mel performs a 6 Card Repeat in a truly international way, a feat of number manipulation despite overriding distraction, a Plume routine that gets huge laughs, an underwater escape that has no water (!), a superb mindreading stunt in which he predicts a genuinely random set of numbers, manipulates his own eyeball, vanishes and reappears a borrowed watch and for his grand finale uses a flea and a feather (don't ask!)

Miller, P. W.: More Card Manipulations No. 2 ©1939 by Jean Hugard “Poker Hand Repeat Trick”

Mullica, Tom: Cocktail Card Magic ©2009 Magic & Mysteries of Bill Abbott p 4 Autograph: repeat card to wallet

Neale, Robert E.: Life, Death, and Other Card Tricks Fans of Rene Lavand may wish to emulate his delicate fictions, but may find his evocations of Spanish-speaking authors and their short stories a tad unfamiliar, despite their beauty. Not to worry. Approximately 60 such effects, all with more North American cultural references and all in English, are now available from Robert Neale in his new book,Life, Death & Other Card Tricks. Two of the effects fairly leap off the pages. In "W.C.'s Hand," a Six-Card Repeat/Poker Hand effect is performed to hilarious lines lifted from W.C. Fields movies. If you can impersonate The Great Man, you'll have an effect worthy of a World's Greatest Magic appearance.

Olson, Robert & Pierce: Sick Sorcery ©1961 “Sik Kard Repeat”; Six cards are counted, three thrown away and still six remain. This process is repeated a number of times in loony version seeming more like an issue of Mad magazine than like the book for a magic trick. The routine uses simple gaffed cards and requires the ability to use the buckle count. The routine is referred to both in Genii and May 2008 and June 2009 Little Egypt.

Osterlind, Richard: Mind Mysteries Vol 6 set 6 “Out Of Hand”: This routine has long been unavailable. It won widespread acceptance when it first appeared on Richard’s Challenge Magic. With this, we have one of the very entertaining Six-Card Repeat-type of effect. The effect goes like this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qU2J4t70Yxw&feature=related

Page, Pat: Big Book Of Magic ©1976 with the illustrations of the late Eric Mason (a great magician in his own name) p 66 a variation combining cards to pocket with the repeat & Big Book Of Magic by Lybrary.com

Payne, Master: Why Should We Repeat Ourselves http://magicalwisdom.com/infopages/view/mm_talks Lecture on the Six Card Repeat supplying a lot of creative ideas for the effect

Prince, James: Menu of Miracles Vol 1 DVD “Repeat Travellers” Three cards vanish from the deck and then appear inside the magician's pockets. Put back inside the deck, they instantly vanish again and re-appear back in the pockets. Direct, powerful, and a great opening routine. The reason for this to be included in this list is that it offers the possibility of a slightly different procedure: count 6 cards, cause the magic, show that there are only three cards remaining, get to the pocket to show that the cards have traveled there each time tossing away the card that traveled to the pocket, and then count the cards to show that there are still six cards in your hand.

Ramsay, John: The Magic of John Ramsay - Vol 1 DVD by Andrew Galloway: Six Card Repeat by one of the best all times masters followed by The Ream Secrets Of Misdirection

Robinson, Fred: The Magic of Fred Robinson ©2009 by Peter Duffie Martin Breese, p 221: Make Believe is an aces and royal flush version of 6 Card Repeat, poker presentation

Sheridan, Jeff: Six Card Repeat

Simonoff, Looy: Eleven Card Trick

Skinner, Michael: Eleven Card Trick

Solomon, David & Brown, Bob: Magical Miscellany II: Jottings of a Generalist ©1980s Bob Brown p 7 David Solomon's 7 Card Trick and Bob Brown's Addition

Spear, Hal and Romhany, Paul: Extreme Magic Makeover by Hal Spear and Paul Romhany, “Six card Repeat and Six Bill Repeat”: three routines. Guaranteed to put a smile on your face, and more importantly, your audience's, according to Charlie Fry

Spooner, Bill: Spooner’s 6 Card Repeat © by Bill Spooner: Based on Tommy Tucker’s and Robert Olson’s routines. Six cards are counted, three thrown away and still six remain. This process is repeated a number of times. During the counts cards accidentally drop to the floor, fly into the air, get stuck on the performer's thumb and coat, and fall to the floor with a thud; it will take some work to learn, as 37 cards are used, including four gimmicked cards. The routine uses simple gaffed cards and requires the ability to use the buckle count.

Tamariz, Juan: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5HJw0vxPY-8 up to the level that one can expect from one of the most important magicians of the history of magic

Tarbell, Harlan: Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 3 Lessons 34 to 45 ©1927 by Harlan Tarbell, ©1975 by D. Robbins and Co, p 227 Repeat Card Mystery

Tarr, Bill: Now You See It, Now You Don’t ©1976 by Vintage Books (Random House) p 46 Five Card Trick is the classic Six Card Repeat effect done with apparently five cards (regular cards used) and a classic patter

Trost, Nick: The Card Magic of Nick Trost & Trost, Nick: Subtle Card Creations - Volume 1 ©2008 by Nick Trost, H&R Magic Books, p 6 Trost on Hamman's "Multiplying Kings" by Nick Trost, Dan Block and Brother John Hamman: 5 cards become 8 kings, and a selection travels to the deck

Tucker, Tommy: Expert Manipulative Magic ©1936 by Charles Eastman, Six Card Repeat is said to have been invented by Tommy Tucker in the 1920's and only released for publication in this book. The question this dating raises is whether it predates Edward Victor’s Eleven card trick or whether it’s a short version of the Eleven Card Trick

Turcotte, Dan: Dan Turcotte's Anywhere Anytime Close-Up Magic DVD-R Set Dan Turcotte has been teaching magic on his website for quite some time and has gathered all the lessons on this 2-disc DVD-R set which include the card under glass. It can be a great effect to introduce amidst the six card routine: have one card peaked at, mix the cards, toss three away, one card doesn’t come back: it’s the one peeked at and it’s under the glass that was in full view all along.

Udday Magic: Six Card Repeat Marketed Effect which comes with Special Cards, and complete instructions. Spread six cards, throw three of them down, show you still have six cards, repeat, 3- 4 times, without running out of cards http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egQODB6z7dM&feature=related

Vernon, Dai: The Dai Vernon Book of Magic ©1957 Harry Stanley's Unique Magic Studio & ©1994 by Lewis Ganson, L&L Publishing, p 163 The Six-Card Repeat Mystery: Dai's version starts with 9, but adds 6 twice during the routine for a total of 21 cards (3 card discards five times!) & Dai Vernon's Inner Card Trilogy ©1996 Lewis Ganson, L&L Publishing, Original 1957 Harry Stanley's Unique Magic Studio and later Supreme Magic of England.

Victor, Edward: The Art of Astonishment - Book 2 ©1996 by Paul Harris & Eric Mead, A-1 MultiMedia, p 291 Incredible Mystery of the 10th Card (Astonishing Friends): Edward Victor's Eleven card trick updated & Personal Magic Vol. 1 ©2000 by Eric Lewis, MagiKraft Studios, CA p 106 Eleven Card Trick; Edward Victor (close up)

Wagner, J. C.: J.C. Wagner's Commercial Magic DVD The Card Under The Drink: This is the classic J.C. Wagner routine where selected and thought-of cards continually vanish from the deck and appear under a drinking glass that is in full view. It can be a great effect to introduce amidst the six card routine: have one card peaked at, mix the cards, toss three away, one card doesn’t come back: you have only five. The missing one is the one peeked at and it’s under the glass that was in full view all along.

Wakeman, Randy: Lake Tahoe Bar Magic with Randy Wakeman Vol 2 DVD Marlo's Six Card Repeat; Card Under Glass can also be included in a Six Card Repeat: after having done the effect a few times count six toss away three, count: there is only three, the other three have arrived under a glass in full view.

Way, Ned: No Way Manipulation DVD, Six Card Repeat is a classic version performed with ordinary cards

Willane: Complete Methods for Miracles © 1950-1954 by Rae Hammond illustrated manual of manipulation and general magic from greats including Edward Victor, N'Gai, Gus Southall, Edward G. Brown, Peter Warlock, Fabian and Willane. False counting of cards, eleven card effect

Williamson, David: Williamson's Wonders The Magic of David Williamson ©1989 by Richard Kaufman, p 67 The Famous 3 Card Trick: The magician wants to show three card trick, but keeps finding more...

Wilson, Mark: Mark Wilson's Complete Course in Magic ©1975 by Mark Wilson and Walter Gibson; contributors Don Wayne, Larry Anderson Fr. Jim Blantz, Earl Nelson, Tom O'Lenick, Peter Pit, David Roth, Brick Tilley, Alan Wakeling, U.F. Grant p 228 The Six Bill Repeat: using gimmicked bills & Mark Wilson's Complete Course in Magic ©1988 Mark Wilson, Ottenheimer Publishers, Inc., for Courage Books p 228 The Six Bill Repeat: using gimmicked bills

Windsor, Tommy: Tommy Windsor's Dye Box Book ©1947 Thomas Lowry, ©1975 by Tommy Windsor, D. Robbins and Co., p 40 Dye Box Five Card Repeat (A.E. Beech - Canada): for a finish, the discarded cards vanish from the Box

Yedid, Meir: Apocalypse Vol 9 No 8 ©Aug 86 by Harry Lorayne, p 1237 Quadruplic Ace Tion: card combo of Quick 3 Way and 6 Card Repeat & Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 January 1983 through December 1987 ©2000 by Harry Lorayne, L&L Publishing, p 1237 Quadruplic-Ace-tion
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Just found an interesting reference to the Tommy Tucker's "Repeat Six Card Trick"

Ireland Laurie L. 1935 Ireland Year Book © 1936 Laurie L Ireland, Ireland Magic Co Chicago p 8 A false count to be used when counting off the deck. Laurie Ireland refers to the Eastman’s Repeat Six Card Trick published in "Manipulative Magic". Thus it is clear that Tommy Tucker’s routine had been around before 1936
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For the sake of completeness Paul Gordon, in Nocturnal Creations, has an effect called "The Bride of McBride" (the name-sake comes from it being based on a George McBride effect), that's similar to a six-card repeat. "Three" cards are used, but at the end of the effect, the magician only has one and it's the previously selected card.
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I like Terry Lunsford's presentation where he counts out 6 cards - then he starts telling some story about him and his wife and as he gestures (wildly) he drops cards without "realizing it". He then counts the cards again (6 cards).........and then dives right back into the story and drops more cards while gesturing more...he repeats it like this until he's done with the story - I like the absent mindedness of the presentation - makes the magician more human/humble/likable to the audience
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I like Michael Finney's 6 Cards repeat, it's just so funny!!!!!
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Lawrance: THANK YOU for the reference. Great.
The problem with the trick may be, that the method is more or less obvious to the spectator. Whatever method you use - I won't get into detail - it is the same, easy to see through. Maybe not the specifics, but the modus operandi. And the spectators are right. That maybe the reason why Jim Steinmeyer seems to disregard this trick. In his booklet "The secret no one tells you" (which is btw: don't perform junk) he writes:
"A number of magicians justify crummy tricks because, they'Ll tell you, this gives them a chance to connect with the audience. Sure, their 6 Card repeat routine or cards across routine is unimpressive and repetitive, but it allows the performer's personality to shine through. Yeah,sure. Maybe the audience is just being attentive to the performer because nothing else is happening."
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This thread would serve a more useful purpose, IMHO, if it was suggesting how to climax with the effect, which has always been a problem: Six Card Repeat endings have rarely brought in an additional surprise that would conclude the effect in a spectacular way. This is most probably the reason why the effect sticks around without ever really taking off.


The way I would like to conclude it is to show the last card in empty hand position, back and front, and then cascade a lot of decks to the floor like a salt pour. But I haven't worked out how to do it yet.
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Is this similar to the Routine that Wayne Dobson did in his show? And also I forgot who does this but its a close up version with for cards. where at the end the remaining card IS a four.


Michael Close has a version you described. The last card left is a four.

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YEah found it in Dan Garrets book, now what are some other good sources to learn the Six Card at chest level version? Or even this one, I absoultly Love this version adn the whole variety act.
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Larry Jennings performed a 4 card repeat ending with a 4 at the beginning of Thoughts on Cards with no explanation. Richard Kaufman has stated on the genii forum that it differs from anything in print and will be released in one of the two upcoming Jennings books.
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I like Terry Lunsford's presentation where he counts out 6 cards - then he starts telling some story about him and his wife and as he gestures (wildly) he drops cards without "realizing it". He then counts the cards again (6 cards).........and then dives right back into the story and drops more cards while gesturing more...he repeats it like this until he's done with the story - I like the absent mindedness of the presentation - makes the magician more human/humble/likable to the audience


That's Senator Crandall's approach mentioned earlier.
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Larry Jennings performed a 4 card repeat ending with a 4 at the beginning of Thoughts on Cards with no explanation. Richard Kaufman has stated on the genii forum that it differs from anything in print and will be released in one of the two upcoming Jennings books.


That reads a lot like the one that was stated above but I think Larry used a few Gamblers Cop.... He was a ninja with that.
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Man, Bill Malone doing this or anything is just hard to beat...Just a consumate performer IMHO.
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As Lawrence also pointed out the routine could easily be done with something else instead of cards... I once had an idea of doing the trick with beermats... Story I worte went along the lines that I kept my beermats so I knew how many I had drink and before long I had 6mats and I didn't want to get home with all the evidence so I threw some of them away... In some time I had again 6 mats and I threw some away... As this kept going I seemed to get more and more drunk in my presentation... In the end I would just produce a huge pint of beer ala Patrick Page... didn't fit my style however I ended up using it few times and then gave it to a friend of mine who it suited much better.

KPPfeiffer points to Steinmeyer about the method being too obious... I don't really think so. If it is done well it can be quite deceptive. Pure sleight of hand version doesn't of course allow as clean shows as some gimmicked one. Also there is ways to do this with also stealing more cards and not starting with huge packet. Vernon one for instance.

As I wrote in other topic about the same trick I personally do this trick with bills. I think it is much more logical and easily have more meaning. Meir Yedid has terific routine with bills in his "Unpublished and published" DVD. Looks clean, easy to follow and has also ending.

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Is there any source (such as books or dvds) that gather versions of the Six Card Repeat using different things than cards, suchs as the bills that you talk?

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I made up a set with credit cards.
You throw them away and keep getting them.
For playing cards use the Phoenix double stackers (or a blank Phil deck)
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George Sands "One Card Pete" is a great routine because the ending to the trick is the end of the poem. It works out nicely because the poem goes into the gambler One Card Pete frustraion is keeping the five cards required in a poker game. Despite his best effort, he keeps getting six cards instead of five. The ending was inspite of all of his frustration, he really did have just five cards.
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Paul Daniels has a fantastic version which he has fully tipped on his DVD.
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