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stickmondoo
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Nice one Harry. I find it hard to remember where your best tricks come from. You have so many good tricks and so many good books ü The five card count is genius.
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While we are on the subject Harry another self working impromptu one by you that I always use is the two card location using any one card pulled out of the deck. First by spelling, second by face up card in shuffled deck finding. Is that one in Special Effects? It's a good one. Cheers
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I like Michael Weber's Red/Black; his version of OOTW. I also like You Do As I Do. Harry Lorrayne has quite a few wonderful books on this subject.
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Self-working from a shuffled deck. How about the 8 of Diamonds Trick on Paul Gordon's Card Startlers DVD? I also love Gemini Twins - a classic in card magic that gets good reactions.
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Business Card Prophecy always plays well for me.
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On May 9, 2007, tgplano wrote:
I always get a great response from Barrie Richardson's Impromptu Card at any Number. A fantastic trick.


Was scanning this fascinating thread and caught this old post.

I couldn't agree more that the Richardson CAAN is incredible. BUT I wouldn't call it a self-worker, as a couple of sleights are involved. Not knuckle busters, but one move in particular does take practice and deft misdirection.

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Koran's Double Out Prediction.
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Oscar Weigel/Frank Garcia "Miracle Speller."
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Oscar Weigel/Frank Garcia "Miracle Speller."

Very cool.
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On Jul 11, 2015, Roy Rocha wrote:
Business Card Prophecy always plays well for me.


Good call! I always used to pass it over in Scarne on Card Tricks because I thought the move was too obvious. I learned in time that it sails right past muggles, and occasionally past watchful magicians!!!
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On Jul 11, 2015, Roy Rocha wrote:
Business Card Prophecy always plays well for me.


Good call! I always used to pass it over in Scarne on Card Tricks because I thought the move was too obvious. I learned in time that it sails right past muggles, and occasionally past watchful magicians!!!

Max Maven's spread subtlety which follows the Prophecy move is wonderful.
An interesting variation of Bill Simon's move is credited to Simon Aronson and Bruce Cervon and I believe can be found in Mark-A-Place Mates in the Aronson Approach. (A nice variation of which can be found in Card Magic of Nick Trost, but I digress)
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Gemini Twins, Ultra Coincidence (in the first Fulves book on self-workers), Mountebank Miracle (RRTCM), The Mathematical Card Trick (Scarne on Card Tricks), Get Thee Behind Me Satan (Hugard's Encyclopedia), and Twin Souls (Al Baker, Hugard's Encyclopedia, first trick in the book).

If you ever do a trick for a person or people who have had a few beers, try Love Birds (Scarne on Card Tricks). I don't know why, but this trick works so well on people who are half in the bag that it's my favorite bar trick. I don't even bother do do it anywhere else, but in a bar this trick seems to be the gold standard. The only reason I tried it in the first place is that I wanted to see what I could get away with in front of people who have had a few drinks (I really don't understand why this trick fools anyone), but for some reason it gets better reactions than any other trick I've ever done in a bar, card or otherwise. If you visit bars occasionally, try it sometime.
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