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Re: The Grail of ACAAN

To all Forum Viewers: My apologies to anyone and everyone, but I sincerely hope that it will be noted that my previous post was written in the 1st person (I) and not he; not she; not they; and not them; but (I). Don't worry Stan, Can I ask you a little favour, because you are the only one present o...
by Tommy
08/01/09 03:50 AM
 
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: The Grail of ACAAN
Replies: 40
Views: 11510

Re: The Grail of ACAAN

Richard Kaufman wrote:There's no problem with the thread being in this category, so don't worry about that.


Richard:

Thank you very much.

Tommy.

PS. From now I don't write again any religious reference.
by Tommy
07/31/09 11:41 AM
 
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: The Grail of ACAAN
Replies: 40
Views: 11510

Re: The Grail of ACAAN

Has this product been reviewed in Genii? If not, I must admit that I have no idea why this thread was posted here (in "Light from the Lamp") This is my error, I read this now: Light From the Lamp: Discuss products and their reviews in Genii. I created this thread here because in past I ha...
by Tommy
07/31/09 08:37 AM
 
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: The Grail of ACAAN
Replies: 40
Views: 11510

Re: The Grail of ACAAN

Isn't there a version of Any Card at Any Number using a Svengali Deck in Hugard's Encyclopedia of Card Tricks? Excuse me Sir if I take from myself the permission to correct you and everyone on this thread: If you use a Svengali deck you have a CAAN and not ACAAN. Many effects on the market are CAAN...
by Tommy
07/31/09 03:42 AM
 
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: The Grail of ACAAN
Replies: 40
Views: 11510

Re: The Grail of ACAAN

Stan,

Thank you very much.

Tommy.
by Tommy
07/30/09 05:18 PM
 
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: The Grail of ACAAN
Replies: 40
Views: 11510

Re: The Grail of ACAAN

"The Berglas Effect" in itself is not by definition of the word the Grail by any means. I believe that David Berglas himself is a Master of deck memorization,computations, calculations,(you name the outs) he uses to successfully arrive at the ACAAN. And the effect does not appear the same...
by Tommy
07/30/09 06:57 AM
 
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: The Grail of ACAAN
Replies: 40
Views: 11510

Re: The Grail of ACAAN

The clips seem poor to me. I'd normally suggest that one pitch this particular type of ware to a more non discriminating audience like that at the Magic Cafe. But I understand that you've already done so and (for whatever reason) have now been banned there. I will change the clips, with italian ver...
by Tommy
07/25/09 01:28 PM
 
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: The Grail of ACAAN
Replies: 40
Views: 11510

Re: The Grail of ACAAN

Destiny Deck is a gaffed deck. I talk about "The Match" my new ACAAN hand off... I will give for free to everyone have Destiny 2. The effect that I talk on this thread is "The Match" If you go on my site: http://sites.google.com/site/m2mmagictrick/destiny-2 in news section I talk...
by Tommy
07/25/09 11:44 AM
 
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: The Grail of ACAAN
Replies: 40
Views: 11510

Re: The Grail of ACAAN

Bob if I used the word Grail because my method is close the Grail. Anyway if someone can explain me holy grail of ACAAN what are the conditions that an effect must to have to call it Holy Grail I am very happy to verify if my effect respect all possible conditions. Tommy. PS. Excuse me for my english
by Tommy
07/25/09 11:42 AM
 
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: The Grail of ACAAN
Replies: 40
Views: 11510

Re: The Grail of ACAAN

This effect is a good effect but it uses gaffed deck.
In my method I use a regular deck.

Tommy.
by Tommy
07/25/09 11:35 AM
 
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: The Grail of ACAAN
Replies: 40
Views: 11510

The Grail of ACAAN

Hi I ask you: "What is the Grail of ACAAN"? When I can say: "This is the Grail!" ? After you have an answer I ask you: If an ACAAN method support all following conditions is this the Grail? Hands-off (100%) ( The deck can even be held by an audience member.) No Force, of any kind...
by Tommy
07/25/09 01:55 AM
 
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: The Grail of ACAAN
Replies: 40
Views: 11510

Re: DESTINY 2 - MIX Open Prediction & ACAAN

With the info the you can find in this pdf you can easily perform this effect:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c90QF7GWCTc

Tommy
by Tommy
06/06/09 05:14 PM
 
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: DESTINY 2 - MIX Open Prediction & ACAAN
Replies: 1
Views: 1620

DESTINY 2 - MIX Open Prediction & ACAAN

HI At All, in these days I release my second pdf on the Theme ACAAN Open Prediction. If anyone has interested on it these effect is for sale. Destiny 2.0 Destiny 2.0 is an easier and more spectacular version of its predecessor. Now, people with no big experience in magic tricks will be able to aston...
by Tommy
06/02/09 10:15 AM
 
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: DESTINY 2 - MIX Open Prediction & ACAAN
Replies: 1
Views: 1620

Re: HELP ME mix OPEN PREDICTION & ACAAN

I wait a lot of time my friend to put on youtube a video demo of Destiny in english version, but for me the time is over. I try to put a video demo from myself... The english is not very well but give you the idea of the effect. Bye Tommy. Destiny video demo: <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http...
by Tommy
05/10/09 07:51 AM
 
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: HELP ME mix OPEN PREDICTION & ACAAN
Replies: 13
Views: 3138

Re: HELP ME mix OPEN PREDICTION & ACAAN

If this can be intest to someone I have start my last version of Destiny Evolution. DESTINY EVOLUTION 2: I remove from Destiny Evolution the prediction of the total card dealt on the table and I put this game to 100% hand off... ( I touch again only the prediction and last card to reveal it but hand...
by Tommy
05/02/09 10:18 AM
 
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: HELP ME mix OPEN PREDICTION & ACAAN
Replies: 13
Views: 3138

Re: HELP ME mix OPEN PREDICTION & ACAAN

OK, Tommy, glad to hear that you're still offering this product in the marketplace, but I revert back to Jonathan Townsend's original request to view an uncut performance of the effect. Is that doable?? For a video demo, I ask to my friend to make for me a video performance... I don't know very wel...
by Tommy
04/24/09 02:51 PM
 
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: HELP ME mix OPEN PREDICTION & ACAAN
Replies: 13
Views: 3138

Re: HELP ME mix OPEN PREDICTION & ACAAN

Hi, my disappoint was on the big amount of mail that I have received about this percentage (75%) where many people did write me that this percentage is too low and the effect doesn't work in 25% of the case. After the last entity's post the equivoque has disappeared. I don't remove it from the marke...
by Tommy
04/24/09 06:43 AM
 
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: HELP ME mix OPEN PREDICTION & ACAAN
Replies: 13
Views: 3138

Re: ERDNASE

Thanks very much Bill and thanks MR Carey.

The very thought of Erdnase, with his brilliant mind, ending up like that is not a pleasant one. I am happy it was not him now. But feel sad for poor old Billy.
by Tommy
11/21/05 08:14 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 3167
Views: 1403794

Re: ERDNASE

I just read this and I don't know why I mention it here, apart from the fact that I am a gambler and know the world of pro gamblers is small, most of us know each other, sort of. Well I was just wondering if this diary mentions someone who might fit the bill. Also this guy Michael Carey might give u...
by Tommy
11/19/05 01:58 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 3167
Views: 1403794

Re: One Way Cards Blind

Sorry Bob I did not know. I have not read anywhere of anyone using the punch to make a "One Way Deck" did you publish it. I know that the punch is as old as the hills of course. Well at least as old as Walter Scott. Here is a trick you might do with it: In effect: (1) Magician is truly bli...
by Tommy
11/18/05 11:00 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: One Way Cards Blind
Replies: 2
Views: 181

One Way Cards Blind

Hi guys I am known as Tommy at the Magic Cafe and I gave this idea over there. Anyway I thought you might like this. You can see more details over on the secret sessions there. This is the rough idea: Use the Punch or Fortes craft knife idea from Phantoms at the Card Table to make a One Way Deck. Th...
by Tommy
11/18/05 09:39 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: One Way Cards Blind
Replies: 2
Views: 181

Re: ERDNASE

Mr Hatch it seems from this that Marshall Smith is more well known to magicians than the Art World, they do not deem it worth a mention that Marshall Smith was the illustrator of the of the Erdnase book or are unaware of this fact. I do not know if this interests you but it seems they are looking fo...
by Tommy
03/05/05 06:49 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 3167
Views: 1403794

Re: ERDNASE

Coterie. This might be pure coincidence but I just wonder if this Coterie of confidence men and Exclusive Coterie is connected in some way. The use of this word Coterie which is not a word I read often and the connection with card cheating seems interesting, so thought I would put it up. Denver Time...
by Tommy
03/02/05 09:04 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 3167
Views: 1403794

Re: Walter Scott and Gazzo on video!

Thank you Danny. It was fantastic to see the Phantom.

Best Regards

Cooper
by Tommy
12/23/04 02:50 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Walter Scott and Gazzo on video!
Replies: 9
Views: 820

Re: Walter Scott Peek Deal

<!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://thedannyhustleshow.com/forums">http://thedannyhustleshow.com/forums</a><!-- m --> Danny Hustle Has put up a video of Walter Scott. Cool! Regards Cooper Hold that result! Gazzo said it is not Scott? If this is not Water Scott, it is a brilliant hoax!
by Tommy
12/23/04 06:24 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Walter Scott Peek Deal
Replies: 18
Views: 460

Re: Walter Scott Peek Deal

It makes perfect sense what you say. I believe that Scott did it, and someone said that Steve Forte can do it. I think I am frustrated that I can not do it. Perhaps I am looking for excuses. Thanks for your time it has been pleasure. Cooper PS I have now checked the Phantoms book, and it does seem I...
by Tommy
12/19/04 06:54 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Walter Scott Peek Deal
Replies: 18
Views: 460

Re: Walter Scott Peek Deal

I have read Phantoms and I could not agree more with what you say. Intriguing it is. I will go back and study the moves more carefully. Walter Scott had no more fingers or thumbs than I have. As a card handler I believe that what one man can do another can achieve, given the correct technique and pr...
by Tommy
12/19/04 04:42 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Walter Scott Peek Deal
Replies: 18
Views: 460

Re: What are the odds?

"What are the odds that two shuffled decks of cards will have at least one card matching? (That is, the same card in the same location in both decks)." Bill, I do not know but I would guess it's close to certain. Lets put it this way: If the Ace of Spades is 3rd in one deck it is 51 to 1 t...
by Tommy
12/19/04 12:49 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: What are the odds?
Replies: 16
Views: 435

Re: Walter Scott Peek Deal

Thanks for the clarification. The Rocking Horse sounds like a great move and just the sort of thing I was looking for. I will be getting the book. I would, of course, love to able to do what Walter Scott could do. I deal a good second but I doubt if I will ever be able to peek and deal seconds in fu...
by Tommy
12/19/04 09:50 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Walter Scott Peek Deal
Replies: 18
Views: 460

Re: Walter Scott Peek Deal

Thats great! I will try and locate it. I might be too late to use it as my eyes are not what they were. I had a short talk with Gazzo, it was he who inspired me to investigate this. Up until then, to be truthful, I had some doubt in my mind about it being possible. Thanks again for your help it is m...
by Tommy
12/18/04 10:42 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Walter Scott Peek Deal
Replies: 18
Views: 460

Re: Walter Scott Peek Deal

Tom. That is very good news. I would love to see this in action. I have Phantoms but I have been unable master it from that there. I note that Mr Lorayne puts out a number of DVDs, It would not also be on any of those would it? Could any anyone tell me the name of the Harry Lorayne book please. Than...
by Tommy
12/17/04 06:28 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Walter Scott Peek Deal
Replies: 18
Views: 460

Walter Scott Peek Deal

Amongst other things, it's said that Walter Scott could deal cards in rhythm and at the same time peek them.
Can any of you guys do this, or better still does any one teach it.

Best Regards

Cooper
by Tommy
12/16/04 07:05 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Walter Scott Peek Deal
Replies: 18
Views: 460

Re: Card Manipulators

I was not sure what to call them, but thank you Mr Kaufman that is what I was looking for.

I also like card "flourishers" and thanks for all the tips.

This is one thing I never got into but I just love watching it.
by Tommy
12/16/04 06:50 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Card Manipulators
Replies: 10
Views: 458

Re: Card Manipulators

Thanks for the advice guys. I am not sure if I am aware of Silvan from Italy. Has he put out any teaching material Carlo? I will go now and look to see what I can find. Thanks again. PS I now see <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.silvanmagicacademy.it/">http://www.silvanmagicacademy.it/...
by Tommy
12/05/04 12:01 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Card Manipulators
Replies: 10
Views: 458

Card Manipulators

Although I love card magic, I also love to watch another kind of magic, great card manipulators, like Cardni.
What sources would you recommend for learning this art.
Also who do you think are among the best card manipulators performing today.

Best Regards

Cooper

Sorry if I use the wrong term.
by Tommy
12/04/04 10:42 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Card Manipulators
Replies: 10
Views: 458

Re: ERDNASE

Was the first edition printed by "Letterpress"? For what it is worth. You can determine this by looking at the back of a printed page and looking for a kind of embossing, in particular look at the back of the illustrations. Letterpress is a relief printing process. I have a little experien...
by Tommy
12/04/04 05:15 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 3167
Views: 1403794

Re: ERDNASE

Cool Ace of Spades door ! I want one.

:cool:
by Tommy
11/24/04 04:00 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 3167
Views: 1403794

Re: ERDNASE

Just a thought or two. Kokomo, 1901 E S Andrews, Same scam, same name! Oshkosh, 1904 E S Andrews, Same scam, same name! The Chicago 1907 E S Andrews, Same scam, same name! I find it strange that a conman would want to use the same false name over and again to play the same con trick. In other words ...
by Tommy
11/23/04 04:27 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 3167
Views: 1403794

Re: ERDNASE

Re Denver. This was a guess from me. I am from the UK and do not know my geography of the USA very well. However, Because of the Denver connection, your man might well have been a member of the Blonger mob. See here for a run down of these guys. <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.blonger...
by Tommy
11/17/04 12:33 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 3167
Views: 1403794

Re: ERDNASE

Mr Karr Thank you. A fine piece of work and very exciting theory. I hope you will get all the help you need. Just thinking of the cuff. The gent was convicted so unless he won an appeal later he would have a criminal record. Did they not take photos and fingerprints in those days? I think it unlikel...
by Tommy
11/17/04 12:08 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 3167
Views: 1403794
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