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Topic: Amira's Chiprediction
Message: Posted by: Peter_turner (Nov 30, 2011 09:04PM)
Just a few words on this ebook;

The material is simple, practical and plays big. I think this ebook is an excellent resource for anyone looking for an 'on the fly' piece of mentalism.

I particularly like that it can be done at anytime, requires no set up and makes something that reads small (and often overlooked) mighty!

The book is a steal at the price its set at!
Message: Posted by: Biovf (Dec 1, 2011 04:48AM)
In the last couple of days I had the pleasure of reading this new publication of Pablo. First of all let me say that I have read almost everything Pablo has published and I like his style a lot.

As with his Intuition key routine, CHIPrediction is simplicity in terms of sleights which doesn't mean it's an easy routine to pull off as a mentalist...Pablo has invested a lot of work in the verbal finesses and subtleties of this routine, those of which when performed correctly leave the spectator with the total sense that he performed all the possible choices. Another very important point that I really liked is the context in which this whole routine is developed. This is not only a 'think & guess' piece, there's a reason, a "theatrical" context with a begin, middle and end which not only acts as a logical disconnect for the whole procedure but also helps elevating the whole routine to a new level.

In the end of the document several great ideas are offered (one by Paolo Cavallali), some of them providing very good alternative handlings.

All in all, this is a routine that can be done completely impromptu, in any conditions and with lots of verbal finesses built-in, I like it a lot!

David
Message: Posted by: lucavolpe (Dec 1, 2011 05:38AM)
As I always say Pablo creations are always "direct to the point" ! He is a good friend of mine and sometimes I "hate" him because come up with clever idea that I whish to have it...lol...
;)
Message: Posted by: Jon_Thompson (Dec 1, 2011 06:35AM)
This morning, I finally got time to read the ebook that Pablo sent through at the weekend. It's a very nice routine with a simple but deceptive methodology. The outs are logical and the premise strong. Recommended!
Message: Posted by: Stephen Young (Dec 1, 2011 07:10AM)
Another thumbs up for Chip prediction.

As has been said above, Pablo has a nice easy style to his effects which I like.
Ease of operation doesn't mean you have nothing to do.
But it does mean you can concentrate on the important part, the presentation, safe in the knowledge that the "work" is almost nothing to accomplish.

I may tweak it a little to suit me, but then I'd hope we all do that with our effects.

Thumbs Up from me

http://chiprediction.blogspot.com/

steve
Message: Posted by: Paul Carnazzo (Dec 1, 2011 07:29AM)
Pablo has come up with a nice routine here that has a couple of nice subtleties that really sell the effect.

The routine is pretty straightforward and open to a lot of different presentational ideas.

Nice job Pablo!
Message: Posted by: takeachance (Dec 1, 2011 01:52PM)
So is the reveal a 4 of a kind a 1 in 13 chance as in 4 eights or is it a poker hand?
Message: Posted by: Paul Carnazzo (Dec 1, 2011 02:56PM)
The effect is a prediction of one card - the value and suit.
Message: Posted by: takeachance (Dec 1, 2011 03:32PM)
Thanks Paul, there seems to be a few of this type of effect around lately.
Message: Posted by: antonuccio (Dec 1, 2011 04:29PM)
I bought from Pablo 5 miracles with 5 esp cards, and I think it's good thinking and routining.
But now I'm perplexed... are there any outs (ŕ la KK, for example), or it's really 100%?

andrea
Message: Posted by: antonuccio (Dec 2, 2011 10:22AM)
Well, now I own Chiprediction... Let me say it's very good, and can work perfectly the way it's described.
You end 100% correct. But it would be a pity not to change the routine, as it has scratched the surface only.
Having understood the principles in action, the possibilities are endless, especially if you follow the Paolo Cavalli's ideas at the end of the ebook.

In a world where everything is wonderful (I've read recently a lot of glowing reviews, that are simply not true), Chiprediction is really good. It's something I will use.

andrea
Message: Posted by: Jinx13 (Dec 6, 2011 06:03AM)
Having had a chance now to fully digest CHIPrediction, this is a good solid piece. With a little thinking could be presented in an impromptu situation as well. But the real value of this work is in the tool that Pablo provides not the effect. With a little thought and a little work, as Andrea mentioned, the possibilities are wide open.
Message: Posted by: Mauricio Jaramillo (Dec 6, 2011 01:27PM)
This is a wonderful bit of mentalism and it can be played as impromptu as you like, nice and direct like other Amira effects.
Message: Posted by: The Futurist (Dec 6, 2011 01:28PM)
A great effect with cool layers of psychology that work together very well, this is easy to do in the sense of no "moves" or anything, as Biovf says "which doesn't mean it's an easy routine to pull off as a mentalist"... I hope people think deeply about this effect and how the verbal finesses work together. For those who want an eminently portable and impromptu routine I recommend this.
Message: Posted by: Amirá (Dec 8, 2011 05:04AM)
Thanks to all for your nice comments about CHIPrediction.


This piece is really a long time of combination of ideas that finally arrives to this simple and elegant solution not just for predict playing cards, but for a LOT more.

I discuss recently with a buyer that told me that he was disappointed of the explanation of the R*****ing F***e because he thinks that can be expanded to much more and I didn't say that.
I agree completely with him and told him that the intelligent reader WILL realize that this beautiful technique can be used for a lot more.
Message: Posted by: The Futurist (Dec 8, 2011 02:04PM)
Oh yes, indeed. I mean to add that point myself, the R.F.-as-abstract-technique is much more than just one effect. For those who don't care for poker or playing cards, or feel like they have more than enough playing-card material already, I hope this document gets them thinking as it did me. Indeed I'll be, like Steve, tweaking material in the light of this central concept.
Message: Posted by: Amirá (Dec 10, 2011 06:43PM)
[quote]
On 2011-12-08 15:04, The Futurist wrote:
Oh yes, indeed. I mean to add that point myself, the R.F.-as-abstract-technique is much more than just one effect. For those who don't care for poker or playing cards, or feel like they have more than enough playing-card material already, I hope this document gets them thinking as it did me. Indeed I'll be, like Steve, tweaking material in the light of this central concept.
[/quote]


Exactly The Futurist. As a matter of fact I use the R.F. for several uses that create miracles in a bold and simple way.


Let´s make a contest. Im thinking on a color that you can see in here.

The first one who name my thought-of-color , will receive a FREE review copy of CHIPrediction.
Message: Posted by: Amirá (Dec 11, 2011 05:46AM)
No PM or emails my friends, just on here .

BTW, no one guess it yet ;) .
Message: Posted by: DrRob (Dec 11, 2011 06:36AM)
My guess is Red Amira.

Dr Rob.
Message: Posted by: Amirá (Dec 11, 2011 08:13AM)
[quote]
On 2011-12-11 07:36, DrRob wrote:
My guess is Red Amira.

Dr Rob.
[/quote]

No, but VERY close ;)
Message: Posted by: IAIN (Dec 11, 2011 08:22AM)
Purple
Message: Posted by: Amirá (Dec 11, 2011 08:29AM)
Iain the psychic got it right ! Congrats


Check your email mate.


BTW, Iain has a new book on Lulu, some great ideas on there.
Message: Posted by: DrRob (Dec 11, 2011 08:29AM)
Orange or crimson or indigo.

Dr Rob.
Message: Posted by: IAIN (Dec 11, 2011 08:32AM)
Thank you twice...

the irony is, in my new book is a method of forcing the colour purple verbally...and not by mentioning the film or the song...
Message: Posted by: Amirá (Dec 11, 2011 08:34AM)
[quote]
On 2011-12-11 09:32, IAIN wrote:
Thank you twice...

the irony is, in my new book is a method of forcing the colour purple verbally...and not by mentioning the film or the song...
[/quote]

Yes, I remember that ;) . Irony or coincidence... I prefer coincidence ,hehe...
Message: Posted by: IAIN (Dec 11, 2011 08:45AM)
Right, got it, had a quick read through...works as it should...

personally, I would find a nice blank but pretty looking pokerchip, and use those stick-a-pip stickers to create the value that is needed...more and more I am getting into "keepsakes"...anyway...

and the fact that it is in the person's hand from the start, if this is a one off experience, and not during a proper performance...it might be nice to thank them, and walk off...letting them open it shortly after leaving...

if you were ramping up the visual and olfactory senses side of things, might be nice to have a little coin envelope to keep the chip in, and have it smell of cigar smoke...i liked paolo's additional thoughts a lot too...
Message: Posted by: Amirá (Dec 11, 2011 09:55AM)
Glad that you enjoy the ideas on there Iain.

And your addition with the cigar smoke can create a real difference.

The performer can also put some tobacco in his hand and let the participant hallucinate/imagine in a quicker way the "casino enviroment", gesturing with his hands while the participant has his eyes close and plus some DR .
Message: Posted by: Andrew J. K. (Dec 11, 2011 05:51PM)
Good afternoon folks!

This is Athens calling!

Firstly I do apologise in advanve for any grammatical, spelling or other type of error
could occur during my presence in the Magic Cafi, since English isn't my native language.

After registering and indroducing myself in the "New Arrivals" section a few hours ago,
I chose this topic to send my first post to this very friendly and cozy magic community which
I first "joined" as a lurker a few years ago.

Although the time in Athens is at the moment 1:45 a.m., I'm still awake thinking whether to add
my two cents or not to this topic regarding the latest work of Pablo, considering the likelihood
to be characterized as a relative, a friend of even the ...alter ego of Pablo Amira.

But there's always a starting point and I chose this one.

I'd like kindly ask you not to be fooled by my first post, as I really do not have any kind of relation
with Pablo, except that I've purchased and read all of his ebooks by now.

Ok, almost all, as I haven't yet in my collection his "Intuition Key" and "Dual" e-books.

Simply put, I'm obsessed with mentalism and Pablo's work as well, as IMHO he is one of the most prolific
and brilliant thinkers at such a young age worlwide.

I repeat it to avoid any misunderstanding: Except from his brilliant creations, he performs as a pro
in a regular basis and in front of a real audience at the age of 23, if memory serves me well.

So, CHIPrediction could not be an exception.

It's a simple and practical routine with as usual light touches of verbal finesses and psychological subtleties
which makes it an impromptu, sleightless, direct, clever and above all an efficient piece of mentalism.

To Pablo: Despite the fact that I've never met you before and I do not know you in person, I just wanted
you to know that I've read it over and over again and as always, regarding your simple but brilliant
thinking behind of all of your creations by now, I˘ll have to include it amongst them as an other winner!

The thing I liked most is the whole casino˘s atmosphere you manage to build, guiding the spectator
step by step through a psychological path on the road to the revelation of their card thought of,
which in this case is the "particular card" written on the chip they are holding into their fist.

As for your “R******** F****”, I found it very clever and in particular your handling in case the
participant names a different card than the ... you know which one.

I also liked your brief and at the same time substantial essay/phrase within the e-book about
memory and how fragile it is and the fact that any witness and lawyer at an accident know that,
using afterwards famous painters as examples in art.

I think with CHIPrediction we have an other winner from the ingenious mind of the
Chilean student of Psychology, Pablo Amira.

Well done Mr. Amira.

Highly recommended!

BTW, I noticed a reference about the latest e-book from Iain a few posts above. Is it "Thought Paths"?

If yes, where can I find it?

Iain, I've your physical book "The Beautiful Lie" and the e-book "Five Fickle Fingers of Fate" by you
and Paul Bell, if memory serves me well.

For those who do not know Iain Dunford, I think for suure that he is amongst the very few young and
"fresh" with ideas, rising stars in mentalism.
Message: Posted by: Amirá (Dec 11, 2011 07:32PM)
Andrew, thanks a lot for your words and feedback.

It´s truly amazing how ideas can fly around the world and enter in the mind of other.


Enjoy your performances of CHIPrediction !

Today I also received feedback from Rich Hennessey, and he proves me that he is the master craftman for Mentalist! ;)
Message: Posted by: RicHeka (Dec 12, 2011 12:48PM)
[quote]
On 2011-12-11 20:32, Amirá wrote:

Today I also received feedback from Rich Hennessey, and he proves me that he is the master craftman for Mentalist! ;)
[/quote]

I had the opportunty to test drive CHIPrediction at tableside Sunday. I used Pablo's basic presentation, and I must say it was VERY well received and fun to present.

I will be adjusting it slightly to fit my own storyline and style, but suffice it to say...this will be a worker for me. [perfect for tableside or strolling]
Also, the 'thinking' and 'word psychology' behind CHIPrediction can be used for other effects with just a little thought.

Thanks for the compliment about my crafting Pablo! :)

I should disclose that yesterday, before my gig, I sent Pablo a couple of photo's of a 'prototype wood chip' I made for my own use.[see below] I 'may' offer these at MentalCraft soon for those who would like an attractive piece to use with this routine.

Please also note: Those who have my 'Mentalope Kit' or 'Antique Monocle Pendulum'[along with my Spirit Writing methodology]...these tools can also be integrated for use with CHIPrediction.

Here is the protoype wood chip:

http://tinyurl.com/ckwd2hg

http://tinyurl.com/curx3og

Rich
Message: Posted by: IAIN (Dec 13, 2011 07:05AM)
[quote]
On 2011-12-11 18:51, Andrew J. K. wrote:
For those who do not know Iain Dunford, I think for suure that he is amongst the very few young and
"fresh" with ideas, rising stars in mentalism.
[/quote]

I do appreciate your words andrew, however I do not personally agree with them...i just work hard and do what I think is interesting...

though I am glad you've enjoyed what you've bought from me...and I dunno if I'm still young, as I'm 40 next year...

I thank you for your thoughts, encouragement and even your custom!
Message: Posted by: Andrew J. K. (Dec 13, 2011 06:47PM)
Hi Iain,

Using the word "young" I was not referring to your biological age.

I'm sorry for the misunderstanding but I have to disagree at this point.

You really are a modest person and I think that's a good thing in life.

But let me say that IMHO you underestimate yourself as a creator, author and mentalist.

A creator as you, could be called one of the very few rising stars in mentalism, using at the same time
the term "young" to descripe not his biological age but his huge, productive and full of dynamics "arsenal"
of very clever and interesting if not brilliant ideas, he has inside his creative mind.

Simply put, with the term "young" I meant your great and in depth potential to create and share with the
magic community a lot (and I really mean it) of your brilliant thinking for many, many years from now.

That's why you are still "young".

BTW, I forgot last time to mention that I have also your e-book "Games that People Play",
if memory serves me well regarding the title.

Please feel free to correct me if I'm wrong, since I have so many ebooks (magic and mentalism)in my possesion that
I find it sometimes very hard to remember exactly the title of an e-book or even a physical book.

Hope my explanation did make sense, since you have to bear in mind that English is not my native language.

Stay always well and healthy,

Andrew J.K.
Message: Posted by: Amirá (Dec 22, 2011 12:40PM)
[quote]
On 2011-12-12 13:48, RicHeka wrote:
[quote]
On 2011-12-11 20:32, Amirá wrote:

Today I also received feedback from Rich Hennessey, and he proves me that he is the master craftman for Mentalist! ;)
[/quote]

I had the opportunty to test drive CHIPrediction at tableside Sunday. I used Pablo's basic presentation, and I must say it was VERY well received and fun to present.

I will be adjusting it slightly to fit my own storyline and style, but suffice it to say...this will be a worker for me. [perfect for tableside or strolling]
Also, the 'thinking' and 'word psychology' behind CHIPrediction can be used for other effects with just a little thought.

Thanks for the compliment about my crafting Pablo! :)

I should disclose that yesterday, before my gig, I sent Pablo a couple of photo's of a 'prototype wood chip' I made for my own use.[see below] I 'may' offer these at MentalCraft soon for those who would like an attractive piece to use with this routine.

Please also note: Those who have my 'Mentalope Kit' or 'Antique Monocle Pendulum'[along with my Spirit Writing methodology]...these tools can also be integrated for use with CHIPrediction.

Here is the protoype wood chip:

http://tinyurl.com/ckwd2hg

http://tinyurl.com/curx3og

Rich
[/quote]

Excellent thought Rich.

With your amazing and simple envelope the performance can have great new possibilities.

Using the R***** F**** plus the characteristics of the envelope can shorten the process.


If anyone is interested in getting the eBook, I have a special Xmas Deal on my page, be sure to check this.
Message: Posted by: Amirá (Jan 8, 2012 07:36PM)
Recently I use the [url=http://chiprediction.blogspot.com/]CHIPrediction[/url] procedure to do a hands-off ACAAN with one "free" decided card at any decided number.

Went great and the false memories are very nice.
Message: Posted by: Amirá (Mar 16, 2012 07:43AM)
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Message: Posted by: dylan magic (Oct 16, 2012 06:52AM)
Got this a few weeks back, just got around to reading it.
In the usual style of Pablos work this is a simple combination of principles leaving a a strong close up effect.
Overall this is a clever and low tech, high impact addition to the think of a card plot for close up situations.
As the other posts state this is very adaptable, especially the subtle psychological principles involved when the participants choose the value of the card.
Probably my favourite aspect of this is the give away of the poker chip. It’s a nice souvenir and even with the popularity of poker now, theyre still quite a unique item to the layperson. The fact you can buy these in packs for cheap online and in certain stores now, means you can give away impossible souvenirs for pennies a time. Perhaps stronger than just giving someone a business card?..not sure but definitely something I’m going to be playing with.
If you like close up mentalism with a minimum of props and plenty of ideas chip prediction is certainly worth a look!.
Message: Posted by: Amirá (Oct 28, 2012 06:21AM)
[quote]
On 2012-10-16 07:52, dylan magic wrote:
Got this a few weeks back, just got around to reading it.
In the usual style of Pablos work this is a simple combination of principles leaving a a strong close up effect.
Overall this is a clever and low tech, high impact addition to the think of a card plot for close up situations.
As the other posts state this is very adaptable, especially the subtle psychological principles involved when the participants choose the value of the card.
Probably my favourite aspect of this is the give away of the poker chip. It’s a nice souvenir and even with the popularity of poker now, theyre still quite a unique item to the layperson. The fact you can buy these in packs for cheap online and in certain stores now, means you can give away impossible souvenirs for pennies a time. Perhaps stronger than just giving someone a business card?..not sure but definitely something I’m going to be playing with.
If you like close up mentalism with a minimum of props and plenty of ideas chip prediction is certainly worth a look!.
[/quote]

Thanks a log dylan for your feedback

CHIPrediction is far more than just a way to predict a decided card, rather a system of thinking about "decisions" and how the performer can mold the participant's decision to his own will.

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Message: Posted by: John C (Oct 28, 2012 08:38PM)
OK let's test this puppy out.
Message: Posted by: Amirá (Oct 29, 2012 07:39PM)
[quote]
On 2012-10-28 21:38, John C wrote:
OK let's test this puppy out.
[/quote]

Enjoy this puppy John

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Message: Posted by: Amirá (Apr 11, 2013 08:03PM)
For those interested, recently I release "Poker Face" with MagicBox
http://www.magicbox.uk.com/poker-face-by-pablo-amira.html

This chips allow the performer an expanded version of CHIPrediction, in which you don't only can predict the decided card, but also how much money the participant will bet !


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