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A. Evans
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Poor Man Monte
The Devels Revenge (Great for Halloween)
Jazz Aces
The Gypsies Curse
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Poor Man Monte
The Devels Revenge (Great for Halloween)
Jazz Aces
The Gypsies Curse


Any more information on these? I mean is the last one Peter Kane's Gypsy Curse? It it Peter Kane's Jazz Aces or someone else's variant (there are quite a few). Never heard of The Devil's Revenge, where can that be found/who created it?
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Long and great thread! My favorites.

For adults: Virginia City Hustle

For children: Shenanigans (unfortunately, out of print and hard to find)

Both start and end clean, are full routines, and have great endings.
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One favourite - Twisting the aces by Fred Kaps:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IIOcugPweoA
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My vote is for Reset by Paul Harris.
I have had more "holy s***'s" from the four cards switching back then from any other card effect.


I always preferred the similar "Boomerang" by Walt Maddison. Here's an old video clip.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9SsZL2a5JG8

You also get a similar response when all the picture cards jump together in Peter Duffie's "Point Blank Assembly" (link below) though neither have been mentioned in this thread yet, I don't think.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QSPkpqvros8


Great performances Paul, thanks for sharing.
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Just to add on to the list

1. TENYO MAGIC PAINTING
2. ALAN WONG DIAMOND TWIST
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With cards taken from a deck it's hard to beat Dr Daley's Last Trick, imho.

With a separate packet of cards three spring to mind: B'wave; Royal Scam; and the classic 3-card Monte Smile
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It's nice to see this thread still active. I posted a few favorites back in 2010. I want to add twomore.

Cheap Labour by David Acer in Natural Selections v.1, pp. 21-25

Reswindled by Caleb Wiles in his book High Spots
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With cards taken from a deck it's hard to beat Dr Daley's Last Trick, imho.

With a separate packet of cards three spring to mind: B'wave; Royal Scam; and the classic 3-card Monte Smile

i absolutely agree.
I also enjoy performing John Bannon's packet effect.
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This is what I usually carry for packet tricks (My preference will vary on the audience):

ACE (R.Sanders)
The Rhythm Twins (R.Benatar)
Poker Test 2.0 (E.Casey)
B'Wave (M.Maven)
Ugly Duckling (A.Colombini) - For kids
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John Guastaferro - Intuition/Out of the Blue is great and uses regular cards
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Colour Monte is a great one, really love it. I love performing Dr Daley's Last trick just because it nice and quick, and if the audience loves it I can perform twisting the aces
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Poor Man Monte
The Devels Revenge (Great for Halloween)
Jazz Aces
The Gypsies Curse


Any more information on these? I mean is the last one Peter Kane's Gypsy Curse? It it Peter Kane's Jazz Aces or someone else's variant (there are quite a few). Never heard of The Devil's Revenge, where can that be found/who created it?


I am not sure if this is the same "Devil's Revenge", but this is the one I perform. It is basically "The Homing Card". I did not invent the trick (obviously), nor did I write the story, but I may be the first to apply it to Tarot cards.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2dcb8kiqKY8
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If you are interested in more Tarot card packet trick variations, you might want to check Spellbinder's "The Invisible Tarot" which consists of 13 different tricks you can perform with Tarot cards, and is found as Book Two in the Spooky Shop of Little Horrors on The Magic Nook.
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Lots of tricks could be nominated for best packet trick of all time. But strong contenders would certainly be Color Monte, and B'Wave. They're powerful and popular.
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If you are interested in more Tarot card packet trick variations, you might want to check Spellbinder's "The Invisible Tarot" which consists of 13 different tricks you can perform with Tarot cards, and is found as Book Two in the Spooky Shop of Little Horrors on The Magic Nook.


The Book of Thoth by Stephen Minch is the best book devoted to Tarot card magic.
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I absolutely love Come Together (Jerry Sadowitz) and Jazz Aces. For Gaffed packets I enjoy many ( poker players nightmare, any queen called for etc), but, I mainly lean towards Elmsley etc over gaffed recently.
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Dr Daley's Last Trick
Any three card monte trick/routine
B'wave
Jazz Aces
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Twisting the Aces
Dr. Daley's Last Trick
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this one: (Mr. Roy Walton's classic) ((Wasn't aware, until I (just) read Mr. Bill Hegbli's post, 05/13, on Mr. Howard Schwarzman's "Leather Impact."
After reading it, I tracked down the leather wallets, from a dealer, Thank You, Mr. Hegbli! Smile ))

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bRYH7wPBvTk
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