Inventing The Ten Card Poker Deal

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Re: Inventing The Ten Card Poker Deal

Postby Bill Mullins » May 3rd, 2015, 1:54 pm

"Daryl's Ambitious Card Omnibus"

Denny & Lee has a copy listed online at $150.

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Re: Inventing The Ten Card Poker Deal

Postby erdnasephile » May 3rd, 2015, 2:05 pm

Mr. Marquardt:

If you can't find Daryl's Ambitious Card Omnibus at a price to your liking, you might take a look at Daryl's video on the effect. It contains much of the material that's in the book, and Daryl is a really good teacher. http://www.penguinmagic.com/p/30

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Re: Inventing The Ten Card Poker Deal

Postby Bob Farmer » May 3rd, 2015, 2:21 pm

Between Daryl's book and Tommy Wonder's routine, I don't think there is much more to be said.

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Re: Inventing The Ten Card Poker Deal

Postby Bill Marquardt » May 3rd, 2015, 5:00 pm

i was being a bit tongue in cheek about the ACR book(s), given that such a project might take a lifetime to complete. However, I do appreciate the reminders about Daryl's Omnibus. I had forgotten all about it. I shall begin my search. Daryl is a local (more or less) so next time I run into him I shall ask if he has a copy stashed somewhere.

I am a proud owner of The Bammo Ten Card Deal Dossier. Kudos to you, Mr. Farmer, for producing such a great work. I have many hours of reading pleasure and study ahead of me.

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Re: Inventing The Ten Card Poker Deal

Postby Joe Naud » May 3rd, 2015, 6:24 pm

The omnibus comes up on EBay from time to time. They usually sell for about $100.
Peace, Joe

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Re: Inventing The Ten Card Poker Deal

Postby Dustin Stinett » May 4th, 2015, 5:12 pm

Well, at first blush this here book rocks. (Okay, no more call-backs.)

Looking through the contents, with section, chapter, and subchapter titles that include:
Jonah on Top, Jonah on Bottom, Jonah Second From Top, Two Jonahs, and Well-Appointed Stud, this tome could have been titled The Ten Card Kama Sutra.

Thanks very much Bob!

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Re: Inventing The Ten Card Poker Deal

Postby Michael Close » May 4th, 2015, 5:28 pm

I'm fairly confident that I won't be bidding on Dustin's used copy of this book. Yikes.

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Re: Inventing The Ten Card Poker Deal

Postby Bob Farmer » May 5th, 2015, 11:22 am

“Finally a book of practical value produced by someone who can actually write. It’s a joy.”
Ross Johnson, world-famous mentalist, May 4, 2015.

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Re: Inventing The Ten Card Poker Deal

Postby Seth Kramer » May 5th, 2015, 11:29 am

Fantastic Book Bob. I've been performing the Ten Card Poker Deal in my trade show act for 25 years and it's always a big hit. It is fascinating to read all of the variations and nuances, though I feel that basic works best for my needs.

The Woody Aragon Routine is awesome and I've always enjoyed performing the Power of Poker from David Solomon et al.

The hidden gem for me was the Michael Porstman stand up routine. That was a stand out for me and I will be tweaking that And adding it to my corporate stage show.

Thanks for all of your hard work in putting together this wonderful resource.

Seth

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Re: Inventing The Ten Card Poker Deal

Postby Bob Farmer » May 5th, 2015, 11:43 am

Seth:

Yes, Mike's routine is very, very good.

His lecture notes are available at Lybrary.com. He has an amazing mental routine in there involving casino decks that I'm currently working out variations on.

I appreciate your support.

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Re: Inventing The Ten Card Poker Deal

Postby NuKraze » May 5th, 2015, 12:06 pm

Bob Farmer wrote:His lecture notes are available at Lybrary.com.


Bob,

Trying to locate the lecture notes you reference on Lybrary.com but am coming up with nothing. Can you point me in the right direction?

Thanks,
Tom

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Re: Inventing The Ten Card Poker Deal

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Re: Inventing The Ten Card Poker Deal

Postby Seth Kramer » May 5th, 2015, 12:14 pm

Bob Farmer wrote:Seth:

Yes, Mike's routine is very, very good.

His lecture notes are available at Lybrary.com. He has an amazing mental routine in there involving casino decks that I'm currently working out variations on.

I appreciate your support.


I really liked his card and bill transposition as well. Working on that as we speak.

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Re: Inventing The Ten Card Poker Deal

Postby NuKraze » May 5th, 2015, 12:33 pm

Thank you Seth. Was looking for Mike Portsman - missed the second N. Just picked up the notes, will have to take a read through tonight.

Thanks,
Tom

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Re: Inventing The Ten Card Poker Deal

Postby Ted M » May 5th, 2015, 2:21 pm

It only seems right and just that his name be spelled correctly at least once on this page:

Mike Porstmann

And here's the same link to his lecture notes already supplied above, just so it's in the same post with his name:

http://www.lybrary.com/the-big-edge-p-150.html
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Re: Inventing The Ten Card Poker Deal

Postby Arcato » May 5th, 2015, 4:32 pm

I ordered the book yesterday and I'm very excited to get it soon...
Interesting side note: Mike Porstmann was the president of my local magic club in Munich, Germany back when I joined them in the early 1990s, but I can't recall that he ever performed his Ten Card Poker Deal routine at our meetings. But maybe he did and I just didn't fully appreciate the strength of this routine back then... I was young and foolish...

Too bad Mike no longer performs any magic and has withdrawn completely from the magic community... :cry:

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Re: Inventing The Ten Card Poker Deal

Postby Mike Remington » May 6th, 2015, 10:05 am

Arrived in Malaysia today. Looking forward to spending some time with it particularly after Dustin's review.

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Re: Inventing The Ten Card Poker Deal

Postby Ian Kendall » May 6th, 2015, 11:47 am

And two copies arrived at Casa Kendall this morning. Which pretty much drops my productivity to zero for the next wee while...

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Re: Inventing The Ten Card Poker Deal

Postby Pete McCabe » May 6th, 2015, 12:01 pm

Ian,

Pick up whichever copy you want to read. The other one will be my copy. Eight more copies will arrive over the next week.

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Re: Inventing The Ten Card Poker Deal

Postby Bob Farmer » May 6th, 2015, 2:08 pm

Ian:

Both copies are the same. It is not necessary to read both, just read one.

The other one goes to the guy partially responsible for the book, responsible in the sense that the book will help pay off his student loans, Mr. Mini, my son, Brandon (presently enjoying the sunshine in Edinburgh).

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Re: Inventing The Ten Card Poker Deal

Postby Ian Kendall » May 6th, 2015, 5:56 pm

You _say_ that, but what if I pick the wrong book and then I lose?

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Re: Inventing The Ten Card Poker Deal

Postby Pete McCabe » May 6th, 2015, 6:03 pm

Don't worry—you'll have a chance to swap later.

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Re: Inventing The Ten Card Poker Deal

Postby Curtis Kam » May 12th, 2015, 8:20 pm

A big, brown, beautiful box bursting with bubble-wrapped Bammo engulfed my inbox today here in Hawaii, causing much celebration and the traditional cessation of all work, at least until the wild boar is removed from the imu, and the eating begins.

I am simply in awe of the scope and depth of this collection, and the clarity of Bob's analysis. This Dossier has revitalized my interest in poker, this trick, and indeed, magic books.

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Re: Inventing The Ten Card Poker Deal

Postby Tim Ellis » May 13th, 2015, 2:13 am

It is.... fantastic!

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Re: Inventing The Ten Card Poker Deal

Postby jjsanvert » May 13th, 2015, 3:38 am

Great book. Five minutes after receiving it, I discovered 2 great ideas, just by chance. This book is an absolute must-buy.

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Re: Inventing The Ten Card Poker Deal

Postby Bob Farmer » May 13th, 2015, 6:41 am

I live to serve.

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Re: Inventing The Ten Card Poker Deal

Postby Matthew Field » May 13th, 2015, 11:04 am

I'll have a gin and tonic, thanks.

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Re: Inventing The Ten Card Poker Deal

Postby Bob Farmer » May 13th, 2015, 2:29 pm

Sure, but don't forget the tip (e.g., Dancing Fool, in the fifth at Belmont).

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Re: Inventing The Ten Card Poker Deal

Postby Matthew Field » May 13th, 2015, 3:07 pm

Just purchased the Porstmann lecture notes you recommended. Looks like some very good stuff! Thanks.

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Re: Inventing The Ten Card Poker Deal

Postby Bob Farmer » May 14th, 2015, 7:51 pm

Half the original printing of the book has been sent out into the world and I want to thank everyone for their support. I had no idea the book would be received so well. If this rate continues, it could be sold out soon.

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Re: Inventing The Ten Card Poker Deal

Postby Chris Aguilar » May 28th, 2015, 11:46 am

I've only read a bit more than half way through and I can't say enough nice things about this book.

There's so many standout routines, interesting ploys, etc. that go far beyond the standard plot.

If you have even the smallest inkling of interest in the plot (or just want to see how a lot of really smart guys vary it) this book is for you.

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Re: Inventing The Ten Card Poker Deal

Postby Pete McCabe » May 28th, 2015, 1:01 pm

I finished the book. I have spilled water, tomato sauce, rum and coke, curry, and toothpaste on it. I can give no higher compliment.

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Re: Inventing The Ten Card Poker Deal

Postby Don Hendrix » May 28th, 2015, 10:10 pm

The most fun I have had reading a book since Beating a Dead Horse. Thanks, Bob. See you in Orlando.

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Re: Inventing The Ten Card Poker Deal

Postby Bob Farmer » May 29th, 2015, 8:10 am

"Beating A Dead Horse:" is that the Marlo book originally titled, "Oil and Water: 1200 New Ideas?"

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Re: Inventing The Ten Card Poker Deal

Postby Ian Kendall » May 29th, 2015, 8:37 am

I think that book would have a market...

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Re: Inventing The Ten Card Poker Deal

Postby Bob Farmer » May 29th, 2015, 9:23 am

I'm starting to write it now.

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Re: Inventing The Ten Card Poker Deal

Postby Ian Kendall » May 29th, 2015, 9:32 am

Transcribe half a dozen of Aldo's DVDs. That should save you some time :)

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Re: Inventing The Ten Card Poker Deal

Postby Bob Farmer » May 29th, 2015, 11:41 am

Tim Ellis is offering a great deal on the gaffs I highly recommend: two for $10.

Email him at Tim@MagicUnlimited.com if you're interested.

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Re: Inventing The Ten Card Poker Deal

Postby Bob Farmer » June 7th, 2015, 7:45 am

The ultimate compliment:


“Just finished going through the book, Bob. Wow! What work and what a job! EXCELLENT.”
—Harry Lorayne

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Re: Inventing The Ten Card Poker Deal

Postby Bob Farmer » June 10th, 2015, 10:45 am

More guys who know.


“[Book] … arrived today. It looks fantastic.”
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