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Aldo Colombini's Predeckability is a great self working effect.
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Thanks for all of the suggestions. There must be more. In another thread of "Favorite Self-Working Card Tricks" there are three pages of tricks listed. Here there is less than a page.
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A couple of good impromptu self working effects based on the 21 card trick are the 21 card trick outdone, (I have the version on volume two of Gerry Griffins 'Complete Card Magic' DVD) and Andrew Wimhursts 'How to cheat at 21' on his Card Artistry video. Another great self worker is Sal Piacente's awesome 4,5,6 packet trick from Vol 2 of his DVD Lecture Notes, and its completely impromptu. I also very much like Meilechl's 'Impossible Count' card mystery, another easy to do impromptu self worker that is totally mysterious to the layman. The link is provided by Meilechl himself on the first page of his excellent 'links to past tricks' in the secret sessions section.


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Best of the best and quite self working is Out of the world , Curry, Lorayne, Colombini, Ammar version, which can be found in M Ammar ETMCM
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Interesting - I received, as contributions, three modern 21-Card Trick ideas for BEST OF FRIENDS, VOLUME III. Actually, I received more, but three will eventually appear in the book. HARRY LORAYNE.

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Jim Steinmeyer? There are some awesome things in there. How about the Lennart Green dvd?

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I also greatly appreciate Harry's 'Out of this Universe' especially when two selections are included, one black card and one red card. Each is replaced and lost in the deck only to re-appear with the black card amongst the reds and the red card amongst the blacks. I either use an impromptu OOTW first to get into position or Harry's entertaining approach described in his 'Close Up Card Magic'.


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Another favorite in this category would be Dai Vernon's Out of Sight, Out of Mind.

Umm...in what sense in OOSOOM "self-working"? It requires pinkie breaks, double undercuts, an overhand shuffle count and a glimpe.
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I'm not sure if Bill Tarr invented the trick, but I found it in his "Now you see it, Now you Don't Notebook." Its call "three card coincidence". I've been useing it for years. Its completely impromtu, self working and killer, I do mean killer. My favorite part (like many selfworkers) the wrk is all done by the spec. So they feel like they have all the control and then in the end they have nowhere to go as far as an explanation.
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If using a card from another deck counts, then Revolver is a good effect. The only sleight is an Ascanio spread.

'Cross Twist' from Art of Astonishment also gets great reactions.

But you really can't beat an impromptu version of 'Out Of This World'.

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Impromptu self working, check out:
The Card Magic of Nick Trost and Effortless Card Magic by Peter Duffie..
The effect is the important thing, how you achieve it is not.......
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Bannon's Timely Departure is outstanding and it's easy to do.
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Lennart greens numerology... case closed
I havent seen a stronger self working effect..in my opinion!
Eternity by Emran Riaz (Gimmicks + Download) An IMPOSSIBLE prediction of ANY number, ANY word, literally ENGRAVED in a medallion they've been holding THE ENTIRE TIME.
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Steve Beam's Semi-Automatic Card Trick series is the best resource I have ever seen for the type of routines that you are looking for. Too many great tricks in those pages to even start to name them.

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Bob Solari's premonition is a good self working card trick.
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On 2006-04-14 10:42, hadit wrote:
Card Warp - one tiny bit of prep and your ready to floor 'em

Hardly self working.
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Aldo Colombini is coming out with a new book filled with self working card tricks. One of my effects called "THIS IS THE CARD" will be in it.

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What a motherlode of helpful information in this thread! There is more than anyone could posibly use or learn in a lifetime.
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