Puzzle with a large card....where?

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Puzzle with a large card....where?

Postby MaxNY » August 12th, 2011, 8:32 am

I was watching old Paul Daniels last night. he did a card trick/puzzle where he had a large playing card cut into 7 or 8 pieces, they were mixed up on a table... upside down. He had a spectator "build" the card together (upside down), and with using the white borders it could be done, (with a little help from Paul.) The pieces were then mixed up, and turned right side up, and again the puzzle was put together, but this time there was extra piece (smaller square.)

Does anyone know where I can find this? Was this ever for sale?

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Re: Puzzle with a large card....where?

Postby Jim Maloney » August 12th, 2011, 9:10 am

Check out issue 18 of The Chronicles for "Paradox" by Mitsunobu Matsuyama.

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Re: Puzzle with a large card....where?

Postby MaxNY » August 12th, 2011, 4:39 pm

Wow! Ummm don't have that book. But I may have to find that next week.

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Re: Puzzle with a large card....where?

Postby David Acer » August 12th, 2011, 5:45 pm

What you're describing sounds like Masao Atsukawa's "Warp 9":
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvUpFC49oFM
It was marketed by SEO, and published in the May, 2000 issue of Genii.
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Re: Puzzle with a large card....where?

Postby MitsuMatsu » August 12th, 2011, 9:59 pm

Hi, MaxNY

>Check out issue 18 of The Chronicles for "Paradox" by Mitsunobu Matsuyama.

In a separate email, I sent you the pages of the Chronicle issue in which it appears.
The idea was first invented by Masao Atsukawa, then by Yasuo Kiga, as I told to Karl Fulves on pp. 1237-1238.

The Masao Atsukawas original version appeared in the New Magic, September, 1967, and he continued to create several different versions.
The version David Acer talked about would be the finest one.

I wonder what version Paul Daniels performed.

Mitsunobu Matsuyama

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Re: Puzzle with a large card....where?

Postby MaxNY » August 12th, 2011, 11:24 pm

You guys are the best!! Paul did Mitsunobu Matsuyama's Paradox...because there was an extra "brick left over.". He may have given an extra cut to the larger/longer pieces making 7 pieces.

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Re: Puzzle with a large card....where?

Postby Paul Green » August 16th, 2011, 2:55 am

Check this out:
http://www.stevensmagic.com/index.php?m ... ts_id=4241

Enjoy the Search!

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Re: Puzzle with a large card....where?

Postby Tomas Blomberg » August 16th, 2011, 12:23 pm

There's a simple version with a jumbo card called Business Card Paradox by Robert Page which can be seen among some fantastic versions here: http://www.marianotomatis.it/blog/index ... t=20110707

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