Except for the climactic phase, this routine is basically John Mendoza's Routined Pofeer Mental (The Book of John, pp.19-23). The Mendoza effect is, however, an example of a whole family of effects using essentially the same method and often using some reference to poker hands. (See, for example, Henry Christ's Mental Stud, Annemann's Miracles of Card Magic, pp,45-8. See also The Impostress Princess by Peter Tappan for a great survey of gaffed approaches to this plot.)

The Eddie McGuire/Jacob Daley trick Poker Face appears as entry 297 in The Daley Notebooks. A fuller explanation appears in The Pallbearers Review, Vol.7 No.2, p.474.

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