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Dominic Reyes
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Great idea to put together an expansion booklet for UTA. I'd be happy to look at building it into the ebook version and distributing it to everyone who has alreay purchased the effect.

I love seeing such a great routine working so well for everyone. Makes it all worthwhile!

Bravo smiffy!! Smile
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Hi, Dominic!

An expansion booklet? Wow. I can't see how this could be made any more astounding. I've never seen anything like this. It really shouldn't work. I keep wondering if it's going to fail at some point. Nope. Nails 'em every time! Ya know, Dominic, I would be curious to see your expansion! PM me if you like!

The only real work, is memorizing the instructions to give the spectator. It all seems so random! Wow, if you were really "Upping The Ante", you'd make a LIVING doing this! Ha haa! Let me "ditto" that, Bravo, Smiffy!

Doug
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Dominic,

Thanks for the offer of help here. Am very interested in getting this 'expansion' into print - there are some good-sounding ideas floating out there from some very clever magic-minded people and I would love to collate this material for an anthology about Up The Ante....

Thanks for the vote of confidence, Doug! BTW, lots of pilots that I fly with think that I should give up flying and earn some serious dosh taking Up The Ante to the various 'dens of inequity' around this world where it would fry lots of people!! (Trouble is, I like flying too much!)

There is another thread just started up here by Barry Fernelius..

Cheers

Martyn
Have you tried 'Up The Ante' yet?? The ultimate gambling demo....a self-working wonder! See the reviews here on the cafe.
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This is a pretty old thread that I stumbled upon quite by accident.

But when I saw the subject of these posts I felt compelled to share this one quick story about "Up the Ante."

A couple years ago I was at a function with a group of magicians performing for under-privileged children. Well, that's what we were supposed to be doing, but the kids got a last minute detour to another function, so we were all just hanging out in the park, doing magic for each other.

a friend of mine busted out this trick, Up the Ante.

As someone who's seen it from the audience's point of view, I can tell you it just keeps building and building and building and WHAMMO! I was FRIED.

I told my friend he wasn't leaving the park until he shared the secret. I just could not fathom how it was done. Thankfully, he did share ... and it was still amazing. That's just one fine routine.

Oscar
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This is a great effect, he was working on some updates and new ideas.
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On Nov 30, 2018, Oscar999 wrote:
This is a pretty old thread that I stumbled upon quite by accident.

But when I saw the subject of these posts I felt compelled to share this one quick story about "Up the Ante."

A couple years ago I was at a function with a group of magicians performing for under-privileged children. Well, that's what we were supposed to be doing, but the kids got a last minute detour to another function, so we were all just hanging out in the park, doing magic for each other.

a friend of mine busted out this trick, Up the Ante.

As someone who's seen it from the audience's point of view, I can tell you it just keeps building and building and building and WHAMMO! I was FRIED.

I told my friend he wasn't leaving the park until he shared the secret. I just could not fathom how it was done. Thankfully, he did share ... and it was still amazing. That's just one fine routine.

Oscar


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@John C ... regarding, "did you buy it?"

No. I did not. But I don't perform it either. The point of my post was how amazing the routine looked and how it builds to a seemingly impossible conclusion.

Oscar
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Hi Oscar,

Thank you for your very kind words regarding up the ante. I just love performing this effect and am so glad that you saw it from the spectators perspective.

Let me know if you would like a copy

Regards

Martyn
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Martyn, do you have any news about the expanded edition?
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@captainsmiffy,
I was just wondering what your thought is on replacing the spectator riffle shuffle with (Lennart Green's) Rosetta Shuffle. This shuffle can be executed by virtually everybody and it seems to me that it just looks way more chaotic.
I have just recently discovered Up The Ante and when I realised what the method had to be, I had a really big smile on my face. What a beautiful use of this not so well known principle. In fact, I think that if you don't know the underlying principle it is quite impossible to reverse engineer.
Well done!
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I always used the Rosetta for this. Most of my friends can’t riffle shuffle and it’s a perfect solution which (I agree) has a tactile and visual feeling of chaotic mixing.
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Any idea on how to present it as a mentalism demonstration?
What would a real mindreader do?
taoist
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UTA final display transposed into Mnemonica (or stay stack) without a deck switch...anyone?

Since a spec is allowed to genuinely shuffle the deck in UTA, I know this would be a hard-hitting project to somehow get the cards into a published stack — hopefully Juan's stack as that's what I use!
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That's an interesting question, but not one that I can figure out, yet as the genuine shuffle will produce a known set of cards, albeit in an unknown order. Ie you can predict what cards will come out; not in which order.
Have you tried 'Up The Ante' yet?? The ultimate gambling demo....a self-working wonder! See the reviews here on the cafe.
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