What is this card "move" called?

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What is this card "move" called?

Postby Answer Guy » March 20th, 2008, 3:07 am

General effect: A prediction of 2 cards is written on a business card, which the spectator inserts into a face-down deck. The magician turns each half of the deck face up, and the prediction is shown to match the card above and below the business card.

This "move" acts sort of like a pass, switching each half of the deck so that the original top and bottom cards are now above and below the business card. I know this move can be used for various effects, but does it have a specific name?

Any info on its history would be appreciated,

A.G.

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Re: What is this card "move" called?

Postby Philippe Billot » March 20th, 2008, 4:20 am

See Business Card Prophecy by Bill Simon in Effective Card Magic (1952)

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Re: What is this card "move" called?

Postby Richard Kaufman » March 20th, 2008, 11:20 am

The Jennings handling is better because it doesn't flash the card on the face of the deck. Sawa also has a handling done from a spread deck on the table.
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Re: What is this card "move" called?

Postby Philippe Billot » March 20th, 2008, 12:02 pm

See also J.K. Hartman's handling in Means and Ends (1973), page 8 or in Card Craft (1991), page 83 A-D Indicator Force.

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Re: What is this card "move" called?

Postby Bill McFadden » March 20th, 2008, 5:00 pm

Richard Kaufman wrote:The Jennings handling is better because it doesn't flash the card on the face of the deck.


RK, I've done some bibliographic checking but I can't seem to locate where this would be in print. Is it in Almanac, or one of the LJ books in process?

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Re: What is this card "move" called?

Postby Tom Frame » March 20th, 2008, 5:10 pm

My favorite handling is Simon Aronson's Mark-A-Place move, from The Aronson Approach (1990). It allows you to do the "dirty work" while the cards are spread between your hands.

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Re: What is this card "move" called?

Postby Richard Kaufman » March 20th, 2008, 7:13 pm

LJ's handling appears in the Busby booklet Stabbed Coincidence and also in the just-released Castle Notebooks.
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Re: What is this card "move" called?

Postby Donny Orbit » March 20th, 2008, 11:37 pm

For a completely different take on this move, check out my own "BS Move" in Antinomy #10.

I believe that Joel Givens also has a take on it in the companion book to Session entitle Five Forty Seven.

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Re: What is this card "move" called?

Postby Bob Postelnik » March 21st, 2008, 12:52 am

It is called the "Double Prediction," and is routine number 59 in Scarne on Card Tricks by John Scarne, 1950. It is a very deceptive move; I currently have a routine marketed as the "Devil's Doorway" that features this move.
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Re: What is this card "move" called?

Postby Answer Guy » March 21st, 2008, 7:41 pm

Thank you everyone for your input.


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