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On 2014-01-23 23:29, Snidini wrote:
I just came across this one recently by Andrew Normansell called "High Five" and must say it is quite a fooler and looks impossible. The spectator does most of the work and gets surprising results. Easy to do but has the look and feel of real magic.


I agree it a nice one ! But there is a setup...
My proposition is Fifty-One Fat Chances by John Bannon, no setup and self-working and any incomplete trash deck will work.
The open prediction plot but presented like a game which keep the interest till the end. It uses a well-known sleight but so well hidden, I love it Smile

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Like 100 Harry Lorayne effects (just buy and read his books.)

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Back In Time (Sankey)
Impromptu ACAAN (Barrie Richardson)
Timely Departure (John Bannon)
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Thanks Papa, I'll look into "Fat Chances". I love Bannons work. Can you steer me to which book or video it may be on? Thanks.
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Gemini Twins. It still rocks!
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On 2014-02-01 12:43, TheMag1cian wrote:
Like 100 Harry Lorayne effects (just buy and read his books.)


amen ...
"Everything should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler." (Einstein)...
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51 Fat Chances is in Bannon's book Open and Notorious published in 2009
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On 2014-02-02 17:48, cigmas wrote:
51 Fat Chances is in Bannon's book Open and Notorious published in 2009


And also his book "High Caliber" ;-)

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John Scarne had a book in the 50's I think. It was chock full of tricks that were self-working. I think it was called Scarne on Cards.
Anybody familiar with it?
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Concerning Con Cam Coincedincia...
a really good one! A real shuffled deck that can be borrowed... not difficult sleight or procedures... A real moment of magic if you can manage the people involved.
I just don't like the trailer that is in my opinion not so honnest... I understand you can't show the hole procedure to avoid backtracking, but the way it is shown is really (in a magician point of view) more magical than it is, so you could be disappointed.
However, a great trick!!!!

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About the "Con Cam Coincedincia"'s trailer I can assure you that it´s not honnest at all!!!
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On 2014-02-06 09:01, merlin2812 wrote:
Concerning Con Cam Coincedincia...
a really good one! A real shuffled deck that can be borrowed... not difficult sleight or procedures... A real moment of magic if you can manage the people involved.
I just don't like the trailer that is in my opinion not so honnest... I understand you can't show the hole procedure to avoid backtracking, but the way it is shown is really (in a magician point of view) more magical than it is, so you could be disappointed.
However, a great trick!!!!

merlin


You're right; the trailer is 'dishonest.' As it turns out, when I'm performing, I'm dishonest as well. It comes with the territory!

So, without tipping the method, how would you modify the trailer?
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I like your point of view BarryFernelius! Of course we are not completely honnest when performing! ;-)
Concerning the trailer, the only point that didn't seem completely fair, is the cut between the dealing procedure and the revelation... You see in the video what you wish the spectator to remember after: dealind the cards, stopping anywhere, revealing the last card dealt. That's not exactly what happens. No complains here, now the question of how to modify the trailer... you could keep it the way it is, but just add a short text of warning. Like the one in the video when you buy it, saying that the hole procedure won't be shown.
An other example, the video doesn't show how the 4 packages are made for each spectator, that doesn't botter me since they don't show it at all. If the video would show some spectator dividing the packet in 4 himself, then a cut (where the magician could touch the cards) then you see each spectator dealing the cards, I wouldn't be happy about that! That's the kind of feeling I have about the end of the video.

merlin

P.S For those afraid of the dealing procedures that was cut, nothing complicated at all!
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On 2014-02-05 19:11, virtualwizard wrote:
John Scarne had a book in the 50's I think. It was chock full of tricks that were self-working. I think it was called Scarne on Cards.
Anybody familiar with it?


That's Scarne on Card TRICKS. And yes, I have it - some good stuff in there. Including what was (for me) my first encounter with the 10 card poker deal. I think it's called The Dean's Poker Deal, or something similar.

Scarne on cards is a different book, about rules of games and cheating at cards.
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Will have to check out Con Cam Coincedincia!
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On 2014-02-07 22:28, ablanathanalba wrote:

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Will have to check out Con Cam Coincedincia!


It's a waste of time!!!!
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I bought Con Cam Coincedincia several weeks ago- great effect.
If the entire effect was shown on the trailer it would be obvious- to magicians.
This is a terrific effect for layman. They don't stand a chance. I do nothing and stuff happens, is what they remember.
Obvious to you and me, but not them.
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I read/followed along to 'Your Other Half' in Woody Aragon's book, and I felt like the book was possessed by evil, supernatural powers...

And then I saw a video of Eric Jones performing it with a group at a convention and my suspicions were confirmed.

Really, really strong piece of impromptu, self-working magic.

RS.
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Raymond Singson where can we see this presentation???
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RSchlutz, thanks for your help!!! Good effect indeed!!!
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