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Waterloophai
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Does anybody know the origin and the creator of the "One Million Dollar card Trick" ?
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Some more details perhaps? What is the effect?
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On Feb 3, 2020, Waterloophai wrote:
Does anybody know the origin and the creator of the "One Million Dollar card Trick" ?

Do you perhaps mean the Million Dollar Monte?

That effect uses only three cards, and features three seemingly impossible revelations as the red Ace proves impossible for the spectator to locate. The third and final revelation is the most surprising of all, as the red Ace magically switches places with another card.

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There's a performance video of it here:



If that's the one you mean, then be aware that "Million Dollar Monte" is just another name for the effect more commonly known as "Ultimate 3 Card Monte" by Michael Skinner. Skinner's routine and patter is often considered the best, but there are many ways to perform this effect, and the same gaffs are used.

Either way, it is a terrific effect that nearly always generates good reactions, which is impressive considering that it only consists of three cards (including some gimmicked ones).
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The Million Dollar card trick is a very well known effect, and a very good one, but it's not the same as Three Card Monte.

I'm afraid I've no idea as to its origins.
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I've just realised that this is the 'self-working' section, however the million dollar card trick is a sleight of hand effect using display counts, it doesn't use gaffed cards and it certainly isn't self working, so really this is the wrong place to be asking about it, unless the O.P. is thinking of something entirely different.
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I've just realised that this is the 'self-working' section, however the million dollar card trick is a sleight of hand effect using display counts, it doesn't use gaffed cards and it certainly isn't self working, so really this is the wrong place to be asking about it, unless the O.P. is thinking of something entirely different.

Yes, perhaps he's thinking of the Million Dollar Card trick taught by Hester23BearsCH on his youtube channel (see performance here), in which case it relies heavily on the Elmsley and is definitely not self-working.

That video is probably responsible for it being called "Million Dollar Card" trick by many people. The routine probably does have a different name originally, although I personally don't know what it is.
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...perhaps he's thinking of the Million Dollar Card trick taught by Hester23BearsCH on his youtube channel (see performance here), in which case it relies heavily on the Elmsley and is definitely not self-working.

That video is probably responsible for it being called "Million Dollar Card" trick by many people. The routine probably does have a different name originally, although I personally don't know what it is.

The effect in that video is Roger Smith's Maxi-Twist.
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On Feb 20, 2020, Topper2 wrote:
I've just realised that this is the 'self-working' section, however the million dollar card trick is a sleight of hand effect using display counts, it doesn't use gaffed cards and it certainly isn't self working, so really this is the wrong place to be asking about it, unless the O.P. is thinking of something entirely different.

Yes, perhaps he's thinking of the Million Dollar Card trick taught by Hester23BearsCH on his youtube channel (see performance here), in which case it relies heavily on the Elmsley and is definitely not self-working.

That video is probably responsible for it being called "Million Dollar Card" trick by many people. The routine probably does have a different name originally, although I personally don't know what it is.

Another perfect example of the many pitfalls and harmful side effects of youtube on our timeworn craft.
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On Feb 20, 2020, Topper2 wrote:
I've just realised that this is the 'self-working' section, however the million dollar card trick is a sleight of hand effect using display counts, it doesn't use gaffed cards and it certainly isn't self working, so really this is the wrong place to be asking about it, unless the O.P. is thinking of something entirely different.

Yes, perhaps he's thinking of the Million Dollar Card trick taught by Hester23BearsCH on his youtube channel (see performance here), in which case it relies heavily on the Elmsley and is definitely not self-working.

That video is probably responsible for it being called "Million Dollar Card" trick by many people. The routine probably does have a different name originally, although I personally don't know what it is.

Another perfect example of the many pitfalls and harmful side effects of youtube on our timeworn craft.


A perfectly cromulent craft, too Smile
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On Feb 20, 2020, Topper2 wrote:
I've just realised that this is the 'self-working' section, however the million dollar card trick is a sleight of hand effect using display counts, it doesn't use gaffed cards and it certainly isn't self working, so really this is the wrong place to be asking about it, unless the O.P. is thinking of something entirely different.

Yes, perhaps he's thinking of the Million Dollar Card trick taught by Hester23BearsCH on his youtube channel (see performance here), in which case it relies heavily on the Elmsley and is definitely not self-working.

That video is probably responsible for it being called "Million Dollar Card" trick by many people. The routine probably does have a different name originally, although I personally don't know what it is.

Another perfect example of the many pitfalls and harmful side effects of youtube on our timeworn craft.


A perfectly cromulent craft, too Smile


Cromulent: https://www.merriam-webster.com/words-at-play/internets-favorite-words: Despite being a complete fabrication, the word caught on, and seems to be made for the internet—where the most popular "favorite words" are rarely used for their intended purposes. Like the spurious cromulent, many of these words are not even entered in dictionaries, as they seem to only be trotted out as examples of one's extensive vocabulary.

Any comments? What did you want to express with cromulent?
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I was just expressing my dismay. Hence the blue sad face.
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On Feb 20, 2020, Topper2 wrote:
I've just realised that this is the 'self-working' section, however the million dollar card trick is a sleight of hand effect using display counts, it doesn't use gaffed cards and it certainly isn't self working, so really this is the wrong place to be asking about it, unless the O.P. is thinking of something entirely different.

Yes, perhaps he's thinking of the Million Dollar Card trick taught by Hester23BearsCH on his youtube channel (see performance here), in which case it relies heavily on the Elmsley and is definitely not self-working.

That video is probably responsible for it being called "Million Dollar Card" trick by many people. The routine probably does have a different name originally, although I personally don't know what it is.

Another perfect example of the many pitfalls and harmful side effects of youtube on our timeworn craft.


A perfectly cromulent craft, too Smile

A nonsensical comment indeed.
Now had you used some literary device like personification, it would make sense.
In some effects the cards or,indeed our craft can take on human like characteristics. Cheekiness, aggression, kindness, petulance.
A talented performer can bring about these traits in inanimate objects.
Tina Lennart did it with a mop.
B.B. King did it with "Lucille"- his guitar.
Definitely something to strive for!
I remember learning Maxi-Maxi Twist as a teenager. Lots of fun.
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