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Methods

The Cussic Method with the Pass n A spectator names any card, , denoting the position of the carc s ack (84 - 33, for example). . nun r T SpeCtat0r Calk a ber from one to fifty-two 15 Subt (* rty-one, for example). , named Is r Vk* example 41 - 33 - > ' n ou rCate than numher of the position of the card -n * SUbtraCl lhe of the operation from 53< 53 - nine deck to find the card at that position (the J ). On lf '1 5 reale lhan < l0ok dlrect,y the card whose position equal, the result of...

Routined Divinations

Here is one the many possible routines. Have a card selected. Look at the card above it I he card is returned Have another card selected. Look at the card above it. The spociaior keeps the card in his pocket. You name it. *jB He selects another card and, as you turn your back and the spectator shows Ins selection to the audience, you name it, using the line given above Two spectators each select a card from different parts of the deck You glimpse the respective cards above the selections, using...

The Methods

After a false shuffle or two, ask a spectator to cut the deck and complete the cut. Spread the cards between your hands, have a card freely taken and obtain a little-finger break at the point where the selection is removed. You must now glimpse the card that rested directly above the selection to ascertain the identity of the latter. With your hack turned The simplest method, though not the most subtle, is to turn your back under the pretense of not wanting to see the card as your helper shows...

Method

Let's say the spectators have decided on the number eight. Show the first spectator the cards in Fig. 38, which are 38 to 49 in the stack (the 10V to 10t easy to remember as they are the two red Tens). The first spectator notes the eighth card, which is the It. Replace the twelve cards on top of the deck and give (he pack a false shuffle and cut, transferring the top card, the 10V, to the bottom of the deck in the process. Now show the top twelve cards to the second spectator. This group begins...

Effecta

The spectators agree on .1 number from one to twelve, without lefon the magician know it. Twelve cards from the deck are shown to thefiJj spectator and he notes the one lying at his number. Another twelve cards are shown to the second spectator with the same request. The third sped* tor is shown a third group of cards for his mental selection. The magician makes several statements about the characteristics of the thought-of cards and eventually names them, without making a single wrong...

Note Ii

The demonstration can be done while relating what happened two nights ago. Or you can play against the spectators, in which case you must force them into the game and guide their play as described. Your persuasive talent will be put to the test here. 8. Flushes and Pluses (Routine by Ariston) I ,im indebted to my Argentine friend Ariston, from La Plata, whose magnificent idea for this routine (the three colors and the diamond straight-flush) I completed with what 1 believe to be a beautiful...

General Presentation

1 usually start out by having someone call for any poker hand. If a straight flush is named, I say, Sure, we'll do that one. But let's start with a lesser hand. That one is the best. When another is named, I deal it and reset the stack. Now 1 proceed with the straight-flush deal (with all the climaxes described). I reset the stack after a pause, and finish with the rummy deal to be described next or better still, with the deal of a complete chosen suit, as previously explained. This sequence...

Resetting The Stack

Recovering the mnemonic order after the deals is fairly easy. Having deal the last and winning hand face up, reverse the order of those cards and lay them face down onto the previous hand. Lay that combined pile on top of the previous one and so on, until you have gathered all the hands dealt. Put everything on top of the undealt part of the deck Quickly deal five face-down hands of four cards each as you explain that the cards were dealt slowly and not quickly like this, to prevent people from...

Iow Full Mouse

For a low full house, deal four hands from the top of the stack (beginning with the 4*). I he fourth player receives two pair, Fives and Threes, and the JV. The Jack is discarded to obtain the 34, completing a full house (Fig. 13). The34 is the card on top of the deck after the deal. middle full house For a middle full house, with the same dealing sequence as before, the first player receives two pair, Nines and Fours. While he discards the fifth card (the Q*), secretly bring the bottom card...

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H nile face down and put it under the packet in your hands (which the combined ( Mtom). Hand the deck to the spectator and instruct ,h fun nanu- of his card Eight of Hearts. When he deals the final hm1 ' h jme the 8* will be sitting face up on top of the deck for a double C'm1 ahe card is both in position and face up, all in his own hands). Rg. 8 thc .ds that turned up in the spelling procedure. Tb reset the stack, reverse the order of the cards dealt by the spectator In out this attractive...

Mnemomca J

THE FOUR OF DIAMONDS (the next card) 3. Spelling the Color, Value, Suit and Card TWs is an effect with multiple surprises, which I developed so that there's no need to alter the order of the deck in any way. Force the 8 V and have it returned to the same position in the deck Give the deck a false shuffle and a false cut, then cut the 8* to the bottom, which brings the 64 to the top. Say, How interesting. If I spell the word red, a red card turns up. With the deck in the left hand, spell R-E-D,...

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' ci fh 44 directly above the A* In other words, exchange the posj. - Pf ( ard, 39 and 40 in the stack. Then cut the 54 to the top. to spread the caH- es toward the spectator, one at a Hm. without actually letting him see the first eight. Ask him to think of any card he sees, as you slow down, clearly showing him the 8* (the ninth card from the top) and the next nine cards. This limits his choice to ten cards (Fig. 6) and gives him enough time to note one. Give the deck a false shuffle and...

Mnbmonica S

Here is a pretty patter you can use as you dm I ih .1 , clubs come to you). Recite one Une for IZ T ( d * * down, one face up) rec c< m,s dcal* (two face This is very direct, though technically more demanding. Cut the 4 V to the bottom, slip the A* (now second from the top) directly above the A4 and transfer four cards, numbers 27 through 30 (of course you know these are the 2* through the 5*), which are a bit above the middle, to the bottom. Deal three piles, turning the last card of each...

Mnemonka S

Everything in Order an Ol tsiandinc Climax Picture this you have been performing tricks with Mnem nica or with the stay-stack and you're about to close the session. You suddenly say. To finish, I will now ask each ami every cant of the fifty-two that are in the deck to get ready we re going home- -get hack in order. Lei's see- that's it, very good. All the sfHides over here Ace, Two, Three and King the hearts too Ace, Two and King. And over here, in perfect order the clubs and the diamond* ( )...

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After a pause take the deck into the left hand and put the face up on top Do a double turnover, exposing a n l back, and then take the top card and put it into your pocket without exposing its face (in reality a blue back). Non You could also repeat the scoop-and-tum action with the top card (the double-backer) to turn the 3* face down while it's still on the table then earn it to the top of the deck, leaving it there, blue back up while you drop the double-backer n l back showing and presumed...

Mni Monic A S

One sick knave (8-k-3-10-2-7-9-5-q-4-a-a u who firs, published his phrase in hi, Kv,,b< x,ks in ' In some Southern European countries they used ,h,s 1 r , Linus quinque ovenftlmulu, qlwluour dll0 , , 'hls 1 ai n iormul decern (a-5-9-j-6-4-2 k In Spain Padre Ciur6 published two phrases. 'Mo quinio Mere s,enia mire Ins cualro damns reales (2-5-C,ball ' 6-7 i'A-4 I KZ forty-card deck and l,s cuairo damas se sienian a,ire ocho nuev* ca JerZ iodos quinlos rca , A-4-J-6-7-3-8-9-Caba.lo-2-5-K, for...

Kind Of Reset

You could now pick up the cards with ho reds separated from the After a generous pause to let the effect register, and while appar- ent y toy.ng with the cards, transfer the second card from the top of the undealt packet you hold to the bottom. Take the first card of the third row dealt and put it onto the held packet. Drop this packet onto the cards in the third, second and first rows (in that order), thus gathering all the face-down cards from the table. Take the collected packet into your...

Miscellaneous Ideas

A Special Idea The Eight Mnemonicas I thought it would be very interesting to be able to use eight different Mnemonica sequences to prevent spectators from noting the same sequence over and over. This becomes particularly useful after doing several tricks with stories told by the cards, memorization effects or spelling tricks. The idea consists of doing faros or antifaros to arrive at other stack sequences. Observe that, given the huge amount of material for the memorized deck and for this...

Other Methods

I have recently found other systems to find the four cards. One relies on counts and on Hofzinser's spread cull (see Appendix VI, p. 3d6) fn another, I resort to Ray Grismer's marvelous method for culling cards during an overhand shuffle.' The idea consists of running card> . < > a time and face down, simulating an overhand shuffle. When you yacft the first card of the value desired, run it into the left hand as you stealthe Packet already shuffled, taking it with the nght fingers behind...

Mnemonica S

The information you need to name all three rank in you will need to make * 8 ond statement, w chS I3 * Sometimes you will say, Now I < ec a Oum n , * a,m'c< each person thought of. through the system I J, just make sure that each spectator doesn't see the cards you show to the others, to prevent them from analyzing the procedure Don't worry. Other than knowing the stack, there's nothing else- to remember. As soon as you see who raises hi* hand, the time yoitsupj edly use or telephathically...

Three Crown Jewels

The magician takes out a red-backed card and, without showing its face, puts it on the table. Meanwhile, he holds a blue-backed deck. He adjusts the position of the red-backed card, using one of the blue-backed cards to push it and move it around in order not to touch it. A spectator names a card. The magician turns over the red-backed card, without touching it with his hands, to reveal it as the card named. METHODS Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser, the genius from Vienna, is thought to have originated...

Specific Dicks for

I will now explain those tricks that are specifically built into the mnemonic stack. There are eighteen effects with the full stack and half a dozen with a half Mnem nica stack' which, added to the seven effects described for the stay-stack, make over thirty tricks specifically built into Mnem nica. This is a method I worked out for the magician to receive all the hearts in a three-hand deal. Force the 3V (number 28 in the stack) and have it replaced at Position 26 (between the 54 and the K4)....

Controlled Pairs

,f in the Mnemonica stack, you dp out-faro shuffles-or remove one r nnd do straddle faros-and ribbon spread the deck face up, some ,1s ot< irds with matching values will appear next to each other. Furthei .n11lo fai0s will give you straights, threes of a kind, a full house and even one four of a kind. The same result can be achieved with antifaros. To mpvar to have incredible control you can announce before each fam shuttle (which youU combine with false shuttles) the pairs that will appear...

Other Effects

I lea I am again, giving ideas (brother possible approacliCH ior a divination. Naming the Position Rather than naming a card removed from the deck, you can name the card lying at any number called by a spectator. l irM give the deck a fake shuffle, leaving the deck in mnemonic order, from I to r 2 I lave someone name a number up to fifty-two and tell him to look .it the card at that posi tion. You will know the card long before In* does, and will 1)4* able to name it without touching the deck...

Info

R to is proper position in the stack, in the process A* (ourposit 1 his ' on (he tflb e 8how it is well shuffled. (Poor m-nspnMd the < v tonishmcnl from what is to come.) , tiimnsinc techniques for Mnem nica, a thought occurred ' llt d in , U' < ' ,'r, ***** 10 mC Tllsing estimation, remove a card from the deck that is as ''lie to the location to the one named, and obtain a little-finger rrjl. point of its extraction. While you carry out these actions, say, TAI mmt o card freely- could have...

Position

Tamariz Stack

As you can see, the cards in the first column match, in color and value, those in the second column they are mates. They are also either thirty-five cards apart in the stack, or seventeen, according to where we cut. That's the feature that makes this simple effect possible. 111 describe the trick as I present it. Cut the 2* (10) to the bottom. Explain that you're about to cut the deck into three piles of approximately the same size, for an experiment in the power of coincidence. Cut under the 3...

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There are THREE things I will always remember about my first meeting with Juan. It was 1991, and Juan had come to Chicago to lecture. The store at Magic, Inc. was packed with the city's magical cognoscenti, eagerly anticipating this already legend r ' miracle man. When Juan arrived, everyone cheered. Although Juan and I had never met, we recognized each other from photos, so when he spotted me across the room, Juan spontaneously cried out, Simon ' and embraced me with a big hug. And then...

Memorization

Before going into the tricks that are specific to this stack, let's take the bull by the horns. I'm referring to the learning and memorizing of the stack, so that you know it with complete assurance and without hesitation This bull has three horns, to wit 1. How long does it take to memorize the stack fully 2. Will I forget it, due to nerves, during performance 3. Will I forget it if I don't practice all the time The answers are as simple and clear as this ANSWER 1 It takes from three to four...

Klondike Faro Shuffle

' Of course you can just set it up but there are two other methods, both starting from new-deck order. In one of them some faro shuffles are required in the other very simple method, the cards are dealt out onto Open a new deck or start with the cards set in new-deck order. The initial order we will require to reach the Mnemonica stack is, from the top down a -KV, K -A , K4-A Fig. 2 . The factory order of American Playing Card Company is different, running from top down A -K , A -K , K4-A4, K...

Mnemonicosis By Tamariz

With the Tamariz Perpendicular Control TPO First Variation With a Medium Second Variation Ideas Third Variation A Classic B. My Version Triple Threat Memorization B. With a Regular Deck and Two Jokers C. With a Regular Deck, Without Jokers E. A Stage Version The Joker 3. Mnemonicosis Tamariz on Ideas by Mario and Vernon C. Mnemonicosis Over the Phone eight more jewels 3. Sha-la-Ia-la-Ia A Multiple Musical Location Variation I With a Waxed Card Ant n L pez Variation II With an Ungintmicked...