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I once saw in a book where you take a printed chess board on paper.

Make a few folds and then with one scissor snip the black and white squares are seperated.

Does anyone know where this is printed or can explain the fold to me?

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Yes, this is in Walter Gibson's book called Big Book Of Magic For All Ages, page 68 called Tic Tac Toe.
This uses the same principle.
This can also be found in Paul Green's lecture notes.
If you can not find this, pm me, and I will make a demo of the effect.
Come check out my magic.

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Vinny strikes again! It does appear in my lecture notes, Nothing Up My (Green)Sleeves. It is illustrated with the picture from the Gibson book.

Originally, the trick was called "The Bi Kolar Cut". It was marketed in England and the United States during the early 50's. Milt Kort also provided a sheet called "Hortense and the Knights".

I have used the trick in my tradeshow work for quite a long time. It is a great piece to illustrate differences. I think it can also be found on one of the Dan Harlan videos.

Enjoy the search.


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Say I know this is an OLD thread but...Does the offer still stand to make a demo of this? I had the Harlan version on video tape...but VCRs have gone the way of the dinosaur! Please PM me if you're willing to share (that would be great!)
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Right, I have seen this trick on Harlan's impromptu magic volume 2!


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