Buildup to Ace Assembly in routine

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Postby Jonathan Townsend » 10/19/12 10:42 AM

Is there some published precident for a routine that leads up to the assembly effect? Has this theme been explored:
However one shuffles then deals out the cards - all four of a kind are in teh same (and then selected) pile.

Looking for references rather than reinvent this particular wheel.
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Postby Jonathan Townsend » 10/22/12 10:24 AM

bump -

any background or routines that lead up the ace assembly trick?

the idea is to give the item a context.

thanks in advance,

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Postby Bob Farmer » 10/22/12 07:02 PM

Rather than 4 aces, I've used four bad Blackjack hands -- then cards from each of three hands change places with my hand to give me a great hand I can split. Blackjack cheating patter.
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Postby AMCabral » 10/22/12 11:54 PM

Jonathan Townsend wrote:Is there some published precident for a routine that leads up to the assembly effect? Has this theme been explored:
However one shuffles then deals out the cards - all four of a kind are in teh same (and then selected) pile.

Looking for references rather than reinvent this particular wheel.


How is that not a poker deal?

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Postby Jonathan Townsend » 10/23/12 12:46 PM

T, when they start picking piles after the cards are dealt - IMHO it's gone from a poker deal to something else.
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Postby AMCabral » 10/24/12 12:39 PM

Agreed, but unless the audience has a clear understanding of where the aces start out (i.e. one in each pile), it's still more gambling demo than assembly.

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Postby Jonathan Townsend » 10/24/12 01:07 PM

Agreed T, that would be the very first phase of the routine where you show the cards on top of the pack, do a couple of cuts and shuffles and then deal out four hands.

It's after a few repeats with just the sixteen card packet in hand, overhand shuffling between dealouts that they start picking which packet before (and then after) you deal - shuffle the packet themselves, deal the packet themselves and finally you do the display and cover stuff that sets up an assembly.
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