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mtstic44
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I just wanted to know what effect or effects found in the Karl Fulves books that everyone likes to perform the most.
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Gemini Twins from More Self-Working Card Tricks.
Mental Mates and Ultra Coincidence from Self-Working Card Tricks.
Color Flite from the The Big Book of Magic Tricks.
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They are all great effect I do like the gemini twins alot. I am an amataur at card magic but it is a beginning.I am a truck driver by trade but I do love magic too bad I didn't make it a career.
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Almost everything in "Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups."

I will check this week end and offer my three favourites from this great book!
"Is there any point to which you would wish to draw my attention?"
"To the curious incident of the dog in the night-time."
"The dog did nothing in the night-time."
"That was the curious incident," remarked Sherlock Holmes.
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Gemini Twins
To Lie or Tell the Truth
Color Flite
Miraskil


-Cliff
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Peter Duffie has a lovely variation of Gemini twins called 'Foursome' that is worth hunting down. With it you can use the principle to either produce a four of a kind (such as the four queens for example) in a playing card deck or to force any four specific cards. This has numerous applications. For example one might create a false reading using tarot cards. One might also use alphabet cards that spell someone's name out or number cards that one might then work with/predict. For a purer mentalist presentation use colour or images on the face of the cards. The possibilities are many and diverse.
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Andy,
Thanks for the tip on Duffie`s 'Foursome', sounds really useful. Is this a commercially sold trick or explained in a book?
If a book, which?

John
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Have sent you a PM John.
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Does anyone know "Voodoo Clue," from "My Best Self-Working Card Tricks"? It is the cleverest, least obvious use of the Automatic Placement I have ever seen.
I also like the chapter on the Color-changing Deck in "Self-Working Close-up Card Magic," especially #53, "The Red and the Blue."
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Thank you for your very helpful PM reply Andy!

Have fun,
John
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In Self-Working Card Tricks, p. 29, "The 3 Jacks Deal" -- I'm a little confused. A straight beats a 3 of a kind -- so the trick makes no sense. Am I missing something?

thanks
Walter
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Anyone have a chance to check this out?

thanks
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Hi Walter,

I checked this out and it worked as instructed. I'm confused about the 3 Jacks beating a Straight also as it would NOT in a typical five card deal. But these are three card deals so maybe??? Just don't know. Maybe someone with more knowledge will chime in here.

I can think of other ways to present this effect without having the "better hand" idea involved.
TH

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Thanks Atom3339. I must have been having a brain freeze. I just did a search, and found that in 3 card poker, 3 of a kind beats a straight. It was just so ingrained in my mind that a straight beats a 3 of a kind...I've never heard before of 3 card poker.
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It is an interesting example of how probabilities are not always intuitive.

The reason is that using "three card deals" modify the balance between number of combinations of a straight (much easier to obtain with just three cards) and 3 of a kind (which essentially remain the same).
So much to do, so little time . . .
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Quick As A Wink

It is the last trick in his Self-Working Card Tricks.
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Quote:
On 2012-09-20 14:40, drhowell wrote:
Gemini Twins
To Lie or Tell the Truth
Color Flite
Miraskil


-Cliff


Great effects but Miraskil(l) is actually a Stewart James effect. It first appeared in The Jinx. MANY magicians have done very cool variants of it, but, credit where credit is due. The effect can also be found in Stewart James in Print, variations in The James File, The Essential Stewart James, and Scarne on Card Tricks.

Namaste,
Vlad

PS: If you like Gemini Twins, check out volume 4 of Nick Trost's Subtle Card Magic published by H&R Magic. There are fantastic variants of this great Fulves effect.
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Double-Dealing in Fulves' Self-Working Close-up Card Magic -- same as Nick Trost's Double Discovery in The Card Magic of Nick Trost.
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On 2012-08-24 10:37, panlives wrote:
Almost everything in "Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups."

I will check this week end and offer my three favourites from this great book!


Panlives,

Wow! I had never heard of this book by Karl Fulves. Thanks for sharing that information.

Mike
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Fulves's booklets on the riffle shuffle are very few and far between. Good luck getting one.
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