Rematch from the May 2006 issue

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Postby Guest » 05/26/06 08:10 PM

I love the effect, but I must be missing something. In the example given, the spectator counts ten matches. The article states that at the end of the effect the spectator will find one more match than expected in the matchbook. Well, he should expect to find nine and that is what he will find unless I misunderstood something.

Can anyone clear this up for me?

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Postby Richard Kaufman » 05/26/06 08:50 PM

Yes, this is a boo-boo. There will be a clarification in the next, July issue.
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Postby Guest » 05/27/06 03:42 AM

Thanks for the quick response. I will look forward to the July issue.
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Postby David Acer » 05/27/06 02:20 PM

There are three kinds of people in the world those who can count and those who cant.

As it turns out, I am (ironically) numbered among the latter. The way I usually perform Rematch is to start with a match fingerpalmed in my right hand. I open the matchbook, secretly bend down one match, hide it under my left thumb as the spectator counts the matches, then openly remove one match from the right side of the matchbook with my right hand and perform the two-phase time-travel routine as described. However, for some reason known only to God and possibly Michael Weber, I decided to describe a completely impromptu approach to the effect in my column, forgetting that, if youre going to pull two matches out from the right side of the matchbook at the outset, you must also hide two bent matches under your left thumb, rather than one.

Magicirishman, you have my sincere apologies.
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 05/27/06 03:51 PM

Acer wrote:
"There are three kinds of people in the world those who can count and those who cant."

hahahaha! I guess I'm also in the latter group.
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Postby Guest » 05/27/06 07:34 PM

There are 10 kinds of people in the world; those who understand binary numbers, and those who don't.
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 05/27/06 09:53 PM

What's a binary number?

O, I don't get that 1.
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Postby Guest » 06/03/06 03:30 AM

Originally posted by Pete McCabe:
There are 10 kinds of people in the world; those who understand binary numbers, and those who don't.
Wonderful, I have to laught out loud! ( 10 = 2!)
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