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Chuck Hickok has a fine demonstration, utilizing the Gilbreath Principle, in his Mentalism Inc, Vol 2 book.

The effect, "Fore-Closer", has become a personal favorite of mine.

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The first trick in the book is a killer using the Gilbrerath Principle and more.

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Mockingbird! Mockingbird! Mockingbird!
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"Psychic Poker" in "Best of jj sanvert" DVD Vol. 4 (LL Publishing)...
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On Miracles for mortals 1 (Geoff williams) you have a great routine called "The omega Bet".
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The early volumes of the 'Semi-Automatic Card Tricks' series by Steve Beam has loads of excellent effects that rely on the Gilbreath principle. You can find his books for sale at http://www.stevebeam.com.

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Green Lite by Lennart Green DVD have some fine card effects based on Gilbreath Principle. And they are all selfworking "killers"! I do The Dragon's Pearl, looks utterly impossible, sure.

http://www.mymagic.com/dvd/dvd-green.htm
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Help me out please. I have effects from Duane Laflin such as "Are all religions the same?" and "Agree with all of Scripture". Is that the Gilbreath Principle ?--Rev.Bill
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I'm crazy about Larry's Colors at Montauk Point, and you can't go wrong with David Williamson's Aunt Mary's Terrible Secret. I'm still hoping Max Maven eventually publishes his opus on the principle as he's hinted occasionally.
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Hdragonetta,

Thanks for your comments about Alignment of Colors at Montauk Point from Kingdom of the Red.

Check out "Chance or Choice" in the February 2009 issue of MAGIC Magazine. It's a 2 1/2 page write up of a new effect of mine in Joshua Jay's column. It uses the Gilbreath Principle to accomplish an impossible prediction.

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Although I haven't yet performed Sal Piacente's Memory Opener can anyone advise how this plays on an audience ?

My feeling is surely people will wonder why you can only name the values and not the suits as well. I've tried several ways of coming up with a solution still using the gilbreath principle where you can name suits as well but so far this involves duplicates, getting 2 spectators involved in the shuffling and loses several aspects of the original effect.
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Up The Ante - Brilliant
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Thanks for the vote of confidence, Paul...
Have you tried 'Up The Ante' yet?? The ultimate gambling demo....a self-working wonder! See the reviews here on the cafe.
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Another vote for Maven's A CLASH OF SYMBOLS from THAVANT. My second vote goes for the UP THE ANTE by Martyn Smith. For a real simple, but impressive application of this principle, check SEVEN CARD DRAW PREDICTION by Nick Trost (in his book THE CARD MAGIC OF NICK TROST).
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In my new book The Book of Destiny, I have several effects using the Gilbreath Principle in different ways. We will be will be shipping this new 362 page hardcover with 2 hour companion DVD October 10.

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Somewhere, in one of my books, I taught a poker-deal demo based on the Gilbreath principle. I used it a lot. Don't have my books here - someone will have to do the research. HL.
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On Jan 31, 2011, magicphill wrote:
Although I haven't yet performed Sal Piacente's Memory Opener can anyone advise how this plays on an audience ?

My feeling is surely people will wonder why you can only name the values and not the suits as well. I've tried several ways of coming up with a solution still using the gilbreath principle where you can name suits as well but so far this involves duplicates, getting 2 spectators involved in the shuffling and loses several aspects of the original effect.


Hi there. I use a different system rather than the gilbreath to do the memory stunt. You can Adapt Rick Lax's Binary code dealing procedures to different portions of a M D. So it really feels like the spectator decides the order of the cards ( they do) but because of the separation at the end you can very easily name the missing cards with both suit and value. I love Sals routine though.
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This is really good stuff.
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I believe there is routine in Lennart Green Masterfile from Essential Magic Collection that works with this principle.
Definitely going to check out Mockingbird by Maven and Aunt Mary's Terrible Secret by David Williamson. This is great.
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I recently got a hold of Paul Curry's World's Beyond, which I've been interested in for some time. Still haven't explored much of it, but when I get a new book I flip thought it and stop at a few pages at random, and this one trick caught my attention.

The trick is called "Don't Lie to Me". I liked how it uses the Gilbreath principle. The effect is that you take turns with a spectator looking at the face of a few cards one at a time and can either lie of tell the truth about the identity of the card, while the other person has to identify if it's the truth or not. The spectator will guess right about half the time, while the magician gets it right every time.

The description in the book goes through the whole deck and you have to take a tally of right and wrong... I think it takes too long (will get boring) and is error prone. I'm doing it with 20 cards (10 cards each) and taking turns in each guess, while talking about bluffing in poker. Still experimenting with different handling and endings, but if you have the book you may also find it interesting.
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