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Postby Guest » 12/26/07 05:31 PM

Hello to all the forum members. I'm just joining after lurking for a bit and I'm really looking forward to spending time networking, getting more knowledge, and sharing opinions here. I'm from the Boston area and have been a fan and amateur magician for over 30 years but have just recently rekindled my love for the art after a dream made me realize that I had left behind a talent that meant so much to me. Let the good times roll!
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 12/26/07 05:47 PM

The Deuce, you say!
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Postby Guest » 12/27/07 02:16 PM

Welcome to the forum. I hope you behave yourself and Richard doesn't kick you off..............I'd hate to hear the term "Richard just dropped a deuce"....

Thank you and good night now.
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Postby Guest » 12/27/07 02:47 PM

30 years huh? You will fit right in at Genii since many of these guys are magic veterans. We look forward to sharing ideas and picking your brain. Let me first ask what you prefer, cards or coins???

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Postby Guest » 12/27/07 04:48 PM

"Richard just dropped a deuce"....

good one! I'm pretty tame I don't think there will be any need to kick me out... I hope!

Let me first ask what you prefer, cards or coins???

cards, but one of my favorites lately has been the four cards and four coins trick. I have gone to doing it with poker chips though. Since casino gambling and poker is so huge I have been trying to work with chips...
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 12/27/07 07:45 PM

You might want to look up the work of Claude Rix (I think that's it)--he did an entire act using poker chips.
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Postby Guest » 12/27/07 08:38 PM

Originally posted by Richard Kaufman:
You might want to look up the work of Claude Rix (I think that's it)--he did an entire act using poker chips.
Is that the guy who offered a large collection of chips and gaffs back in the late 1970s (plastic with white rims?)
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Postby Guest » 12/27/07 09:25 PM

That was Eberhard Liebenow.
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 12/27/07 09:50 PM

Yes, Bill, thanks for the correction.
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Postby Guest » 12/28/07 04:20 AM

It's actually Erhard Liebenow (it's easy to confuse Erhard with Eberhard).
The Chips, by the way, were produced by the late Werry (Werner Geissler), inventor, dealer and editor of the oldest independent german magic magazine "Magische Welt". Liebenow created many additional routines with the chips and popularized chip magic, especially in the US, in Germany and Japan.
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