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Requirements: no sleights and no gaffs, and must be able to be performed with cards from a regular deck.

Bannon's Triumph (= Play It Straight Triumph) is an obvious candidate. Which other self-working card tricks would you consider to be John Bannon's very best?
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Can't tell.
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My current favourite is Prophet Motive III

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One of my personal favourites is Collusion, which Bannon teaches on his Move Zero (Vol 1) DVD from Big Blind Media.

The effect involves two spectators, who each secretly select a number between from 1-20, deal that many cards and then mark that place in the deck with a Joker. The two cards adjacent to the Jokers are revealed to create a third card (one selected card represents value, the other represents suit). When the spectators reveal the numbers they've secretly chosen and add them together, amazingly at that place in the deck is the very card created by the two other cards!

Here's a performance clip:



The method uses a principle from the classic Gemini Twins by Karl Fulves, and takes it to another level by "creating" a third card.
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Duplicity: a no-gaff Twisted Sisters.
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Although I'm a really fan of Twisted Sisters, if you don't want gaff cards, I recommend Duplicity.
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"Power of Poker" has been a great one for me.
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On Jul 31, 2019, darkfonix wrote:
Although I'm a really fan of Twisted Sisters, if you don't want gaff cards, I recommend Duplicity.

This isn't self-working though is it?
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No physical sleights are needed for either Twisted Sisters or Duplicity. An EC at the beginning is not required.
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I love collusion it gets great reactions.
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Degrees Of Freedom from Dear Mister Fantasy. It's one of those effects that amazes the heck out of you the first time you do it.
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Degrees Of Freedom from Dear Mister Fantasy. It's one of those effects that amazes the heck out of you the first time you do it.


And many times thereafter! Bannon says in the book that he's giving you a "toy" as well as a card trick, since you'll want to do it over and over, each time amazed again that it works.
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Dear Mr. Fantasy might well be my favorite card magic book of all time. I can't ignore the fact I keep coming back to it over and over again.

DoF is a winner that's for sure. Do you guys feel you prefer that over its leaner counterpart Origami Poker?

Not sure if it counts as a self worker (I think it does) but Dead Reckoning is a wonderful effect.
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On Aug 20, 2019, rosstrainer08 wrote:
Not sure if it counts as a self worker (I think it does) but Dead Reckoning is a wonderful effect.


Dead Reckoning is on one of the Move Zero disks, I think -- so I guess it qualifies as self-working in Bannon's eyes.
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Enigma is a good one as well. I think that’s a name. It’s the one where the two spectators find the Aces.
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