Larry Jennings' Chop Cup

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Postby PhilG » 08/09/11 05:55 PM

I've been looking for Larry Jennings Chop Cup routine. I thought it was printed in Genii sometime back in the '60s but am unable to locate it.

Any information would be appreciated.

Thank you.

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Postby Richard Kaufman » 08/09/11 06:17 PM

March 1965, p.369.

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Postby PhilG » 08/10/11 02:28 AM

Thank you Mr. Kaufman,

I did just that but I'm probably not using the search correctly. I was just having trouble narrowing it down. There is one mention of it being March 1965 but I didn't see it in that issue. There is also a mention in October of 1965 (Intermission) that people really enjoyed the routine so I'm assuming it's in between there somewhere, but a lot of page flipping didn't turn it up. I'm sure I just missed it.

I'll try again later when I have some time.

Thanks,

Phil
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Postby Steve Bryant » 08/10/11 08:51 AM

I entered jennings chop cup and it found the exact page, immediately. Good luck, great routine. Then study the Ron Wilson version and you'll fool people who have read only the Jennings writeup.
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Postby Jonathan Townsend » 08/10/11 10:27 AM

Steve, if your audience can suss the Jennings routine they are not so likely to be mystified by another chop cup routine.

Then again you've likely read the response when I suggested using chop mechanics in the Ramsay routine. ;)
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 08/10/11 10:53 AM

Jon, you are misunderstanding Steve's post.
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Postby Jonathan Townsend » 08/10/11 11:10 AM

I also like the Roth routine. That's from his first lecture in 1976. It takes some cues from the Jennings routine.
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Postby PhilG » 08/10/11 04:55 PM

Mr. Bryant,

Wow, not even a clue for me. That's OK I found it, my original problem was not putting my search in quotes and I got lost in the hits.

For anyone searching in the future, coming upon this post, The Larry Jennings Chop Cup Routine can be found in Vol. 29 p 373 ( That correlates to March 1965),

Back to Mr. Bryant, if you are talking about The Uncanny Chop Cup in the book The Uncanny Scot, you are exactly right, that is a wonderful routine. Skimming the Jennings' version I can already see similarities, I can't wait to really compare the two. They both look great. That book, The Uncanny Scot, is one of the best magic books I've gotten in the last 25 years, I just love it!

Thanks for the input.

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Postby erdnasephile » 08/10/11 07:13 PM

Jim Swain presents his routine as an homage to Jennings.

I reread Roth's routine, but with respect, I think the similarities to the Jennings routine are more subtle than in the other routines named in the thread.
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 08/10/11 07:23 PM

The Jennings routine is based on Ron Wilson's, so paternity should always be recognized in that order.
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Postby erdnasephile » 08/10/11 08:22 PM

RK, you're quite right, of course--my bad.
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Postby Bill McFadden » 08/10/11 10:40 PM

This road has been traveled before right here, but I'm too lazy to search for it. Jennings credited "Mr. Ron Wilson" for inspiring his own routine in Larry Jennings on Card & Coin Handling, a J__f B___y Enterprises Publication.
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Postby erdnasephile » 08/11/11 02:57 PM

Bill McFadden wrote:This road has been traveled before right here, but I'm too lazy to search for it. Jennings credited "Mr. Ron Wilson" for inspiring his own routine in Larry Jennings on Card & Coin Handling, a J__f B___y Enterprises Publication.


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Postby Bill McFadden » 08/11/11 09:56 PM

Thanks, erdnasephile. Not for nothin', as they used to say, did you notice you're post total is at 666?
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Postby erdnasephile » 08/15/11 10:12 AM

Actually, I did--had to throw in a few more posts to get off that number :)
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