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O.K. I now own a mastermind deck. Its the old style - not bikes, however, love it. So easy yet deceptive.

Now......anyone in the U.K. selling the New Bicycle versions? If not - why not!

Please? Anyone?
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Ok, I made a couple of adjustments. I took out the KS and JH and placed a Bike joker on the bottom of the deck. I kept a gimmicked card on the top of the deck as no one will see anything but the pip anyway.No one notices that these two cards are missing. I left the old joker in because I don't think anyone in the audience will care, if indeed they notice, that it is not a bike joker.

And why the big deal about bikes? If they are not bikes, so what? Its a deck of cards.

If you are thinking about switching decks, why? No one should say they want to see the deck, unless, of course you are doing this for friends and family. But in a formal show, you should to be able to control the situation. If you need to switch, just do something other than cards in between then take out another red deck. They might be bikes, but again, unless you are doing this for friends, family or the local magic club, most likely no one will notice.

I really don't see the big deal about any of these things.
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On 2010-03-08 18:36, Tony Razzano wrote:
Hi everyone,
Previously, I posted Chris Kenworthy's contact information. The following is a more direct way to contact him.

whkiv@aol.com

Thanks, everyone!


Evidently, Chris Kenworthy is having some computer issues. He asked me to post the following:

>>>Unfortunately,a virus infected the e-mail address Café reqaders were going to; namely wkhiv@aol.com Could you please make one last posting on the Café,Tony, and let readers know that currently until the problem is de-bugged the best way to communicate with me over the computer is to go to toyxchange@aol.com. I always prefer a phone call at (301)527-2955,but the toyxchange@aol.com should suffice<<<
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Just got it. KUDOS to Mr. Chris Kenworthy this is a great effect!!!
PERFORM MAGIC AND NOT "PUZZLES" so the audience wont try to "figure out how its done".

KEEP THE MAGIC ALIVE!!!
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On 2010-03-10 09:39, Tony Razzano wrote:
If you are thinking about switching decks, why? No one should say they want to see the deck, unless, of course you are doing this for friends and family. But in a formal show, you should to be able to control the situation. If you need to switch, just do something other than cards in between then take out another red deck. They might be bikes, but again, unless you are doing this for friends, family or the local magic club, most likely no one will notice.

I really don't see the big deal about any of these things.


That works fine, as long as you don't want to perform any other card tricks before or after the one with this deck.

Otherwise, you're back to needing a switch.

Not that the switch should be that difficult -- just dive into your pockets with both hands and one comes out with some prop you were fishing for, and the other with the (now switched) deck.

Another approach for transitioning into or out of this deck while staying with cards would be to perform something like Cardtoon with an obviously special deck, as there's motivation for leaving / returning to the "normal" deck of cards.
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Just a thought - but I wonder if Muphys will be stocking these? I do hope so, then our local suppliers will be able to get hold of these too. For such a great deck, it should really be out there - more available!
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On 2010-03-11 07:29, pkmagic wrote:
Just a thought - but I wonder if Muphys will be stocking these? I do hope so, then our local suppliers will be able to get hold of these too. For such a great deck, it should really be out there - more available!


you bet! Every tourist-trap magic store, joke shop, and magic kiosk should be peddling these right along the stripper and Svengali decks and the IT!
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On 2010-03-11 11:38, the Sponge wrote:
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On 2010-03-11 07:29, pkmagic wrote:
Just a thought - but I wonder if Muphys will be stocking these? I do hope so, then our local suppliers will be able to get hold of these too. For such a great deck, it should really be out there - more available!


you bet! Every tourist-trap magic store, joke shop, and magic kiosk should be peddling these right along the stripper and Svengali decks and the IT!


Ya! And let these buyers (non-magicians-at-all!) then show the deck to be all the same card! And send the masked magician one deck ;-)
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While it's nice (I guess) that Chris is offering these "Monte Cristo" decks for sale ("Mastermind" is simply his own name for them)....realize that this deck was sold to magicians 100 YEARS ago...

...So, thank the magician who REALLY deserves the credit: Henry Hardin--the true inventor (see below)
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Monte Cristo Pack or ("Peerless Monte-Cristo Cards") is a Forcing Deck developed by Henry Hardin, produced by Theodore DeLand and put on the market in December 1908.
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And that has remained almost a complete secret until now, when every tom, dick, and larry will know about it. Hopefully, after a few years it will once again be forgotten.

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On 2010-03-08 08:23, pegasus wrote:
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On 2010-03-08 07:26, CardMaker wrote:
Is it just me, or is there really missing the KH in the 3H deck?
And what about that ugly "Joker"
Any why are there 2 reg. court cards supplied, instead of having a complete&full52(!) mis-ind***d deck of cards?

I don't like the sound of this. Can anyone else elaborate?


Everything is fine.

I do believe that the addition of two court cards; and the subraction of the related gaffs is purposeful. The two court cards, placed on the top and bottom, allow for a strong display of the deck and makes it easy to overhand or riffle shuffle and wind up retaining the two reg. court cards on the top and bottom. Having these cards in these positions is especially important in the "ACAAN" routine when the counted portion and the remaining portion of the decks are displayed separately.

I agree that the Joker is not useful; I have removed it from the deck.

In the past I typically used a pointer card to keep track of orientation (say 9S) on the bottom of the deck as opposed to a regulation court card, but I have noticed that the court card seems to improve the spread display....perhaps the addition of a card whose face is full of color changes the way my mind sees things.


I put a few subtle pencil/sharpie dots on the front and back to keep track of orientation.

Joe
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On 2010-03-02 11:11, Potty the Pirate wrote:
Whilst I like the concept of this deck, I find another solution simpler and more effective. It's recently been released as the "Mirage" Deck, I think. It's simply a Svengali Deck with R&S. I've been making them for years, and I don't bother with long and short. It's a deck I can fan, riffle shuffle, overhand shuffle, cut, etc, all without exposing the method. The spec can point to ANY card when they're fanned, and take it out himself. The outcome is the same as the Mastermind Deck. You could also use this for ACAAN, but it's not ideal.
Potty Smile


Hi Potty,

Mirage minus the Svengali principal......you are making what is commonly known as a pop-eyed popper deck if I am not mistaken.

Joe
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Many years ago Chris made some major advertisements into the Precognition Deck - Chris Kenworthy. These were two page ads in both Magic Magazine and Genii. I spoke to Chris as he was out at the time. He hyped it. Sadly the ads were all hype, and I told him so, as he asked me to let him know when I received the product. I did not purchase another product from him again. Sounds like you folks are happy with Mastermind, and I am glad.
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We will have these decks soon, So you will be able to get them from dealers world wide!
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On 2010-03-11 12:35, Moxahalla wrote:...So, thank the magician who REALLY deserves the credit: Henry Hardin--the true inventor (see below)
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Monte Cristo Pack or ("Peerless Monte-Cristo Cards") is a Forcing Deck developed by Henry Hardin, produced by Theodore DeLand and put on the market in December 1908.


That's exactly what you can red on my website:
http://www.magicbycardmaker.com/pageID_5072752.html

"BTW, did you know that “The Jinx” is supposed to have written an article about that deck in 1940, where it was said that a man called Henry Hardin sold it in 1909 at a price of $3.00. Gosh, that is 100 years ago!"
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Let me say this effect is outstanding as has been discussed throughout this thread and I will also say Chris's customer service is outstanding. Try this in the hand, it does not need a table or mat
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Got mine in New Zealand direct from Chris
one word - classic!
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I got Bernd's (cardmaker) last Monte Christo deck and I was thrilled with it.
I fooled a lot of magicians with it. Great effect, great deck, brilliant idea!

I was sad and happy when I saw the mastermind deck in Blackpool.
Sad, because I had the idea that it was not that well known among magicians, and happy because I got myself a spare deck and don't have to fear about ruiing my only one.

As I said this is great. Killer effect and very easy, let's just hope it's not going to be the next Stripper or Svnegali deck....

If you can pull of derren browns psychological force of the 3 of diamonds, you've got yourself a killer ACAAN with this deck........(assuming you have a 3 of diamonds deck).
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Show the deck well shuffled. Shuffle some more, get the spec to touch any card as you deal from left to right hand. Her chosen card is now returned to the deck, re-shuffled, and she now guesses where her chosen card is located. Of course she is correct and as far as the spec is concerned this is as good (as far as I'm concerned, better) than any ACAAN currently available. I am very fortunate to have 5 different force cards now, and I sometimes carry all 5 with me as I have no problems repeating this effect.
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Gutted that 2 of the cards are missing from these decks. It makes complete sense to, at least supply the whole deck gimmicked so owners can customise as they wish. I can not perform this effect in the hands now, as I cannot control the bottom card in an overhand shuffle.

Whats the joker for?
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