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Hi!

I am familiar with the card memory-effect by Bob Cassidy, in which he knows who of the two volunteers holds which cards of a full shuffled deck. Both hold half the deck.
I do this routine regularly.

Back in the seventies, Fred Kaps performed a similar effect, only he used four volunteers, and called out the cards randomly, so it appeared.

Does anyone know the name of the original Kaps routine and where I could obtain a manuscript?
Forgive me any language mistakes.

I'm Dutch.
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From your description, this sounds like it could be “A Subtle Game,” which appears in The Nikola Card System. The Nikola manuscript is reprinted in Hugard’s Encyclopedia of Card Tricks.

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"A Subtle Game" is well worth looking up because it allows you to set up a memorised deck during the effect. You start with a shuffled deck and end in full memorised stack order!

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I looked it up, and indeed it's worth trying, BUT... (if I read it well) this is not the effect I'm after. This is a way to get the deck in stacked order.

What I'm looking for is the Fred Kaps effect that four volunteers each hold a quarter of the shuffled deck, and I call out cards, pointing at the volunteers, knowing who holds which cards.

You have the King of Hearts
Give me the six of diamonds
I want the Jack of Clubs from you
etc.

This should be done at a high speed and for all 52 cards.

Anyone familiar with the effect?

(Dutch) Frank
Forgive me any language mistakes.

I'm Dutch.
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I think you can watch this particular memorized deck routine by Fred Kaps in this wonderful DVD:
http://www.hanklee.org/xcart/product.php......0&page=1

Kaps info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fred_Kaps
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I don't see the difference between two and four volunteers. All you have to know is which packet you gave to whom.
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In "A Subtle Game" you don't know who has which cards (except for one card each). In the routine he's asking about, the magician knows every card. You're right - all you have to do is give each spectator a packet knowing the starting point of each.
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On 2010-03-18 17:52, Cohiba wrote:
You're right - all you have to do is give each spectator a packet knowing the starting point of each.

I think it is even easier. You have to know only the first card of the first packet and the order you dealt the packets. The second packet begins where the first packet endet ect.
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