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Chicago Opener

Posted: February 8th, 2016, 3:55 pm
by Ryan Matney
Tom Stone has an interesting solution to the Chicago Opener in the Feb. Genii. But shouldn't the original trick be credited to Al Leech who published it first under a different name?

Certainly Everhardt and Jim Ryan would have been aware of the Leech book published by Magic Inc. of Chicago.

Re: Chicago Opener

Posted: February 8th, 2016, 4:16 pm
by Joe Pecore
Ryan Matney wrote:Tom Stone has an interesting solution to the Chicago Opener in the Feb. Genii. But shouldn't the original trick be credited to Al Leech who published it first under a different name?

Certainly Everhardt and Jim Ryan would have been aware of the Leech book published by Magic Inc. of Chicago.


He published it as "Hot Card Trick No. 1" in 1950: http://geniimagazine.com/wiki/index.php ... ago_Opener

Re: Chicago Opener

Posted: February 8th, 2016, 4:47 pm
by Ryan Matney
There ya go!
I wish Leech would be credited for this trick as he deserves full credit and he is generally underrated anyway!

Re: Chicago Opener

Posted: February 8th, 2016, 5:03 pm
by Tom Stone
Ryan Matney wrote:But shouldn't the original trick be credited to Al Leech who published it first under a different name?

Yes, I messed up, and I don't really know why.

Re: Chicago Opener

Posted: February 8th, 2016, 8:10 pm
by Richard Kaufman
Leave Tom alone ... He's working on another column.

Re: Chicago Opener

Posted: February 8th, 2016, 8:16 pm
by performer
Just lately I have been becoming a bit of a fan of Al Leech, particularly after reading his legacy book. I really like his material.

Re: Chicago Opener

Posted: February 9th, 2016, 10:32 pm
by Mr. Charming
So TS is going to be in charge of the new Magicana... awesome...!

Re: Chicago Opener

Posted: February 10th, 2016, 9:32 am
by Jonathan Townsend
Using the line: "I won't find your card, but your card will find itself..." First reveal as usual. Yeah I know it's a bad word play on that self help/discovery thing.

Following up from what Tom observed at the end of his column - that as you spread the cards around on the table they can include the odd backed card already there... 'oh there it is'...

What if you slide out the face down first selection from the tabled spread deck and miscall it, then use that to scoop up the card on the table and hand them both cards? At that moment they don't know you already knew the identity of that second selection.

Re: Chicago Opener

Posted: February 10th, 2016, 11:24 am
by Richard Kaufman
No, Tom is not the new editor of Magicana.