Bridge and card magic

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Bridge and card magic

Postby 000 » February 20th, 2009, 6:59 am

Admittedly, I dont even know all the rules of bridge, but Im amazed of how many ( mostly seniors admittedly) people still play the game.
Has there been much literature regarding combo bridge and card magic ?
Thank you

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Re: Bridge and card magic

Postby Bill Mullins » February 20th, 2009, 11:55 am

I think both Aronson's stack and Tamariz's stack both have built-in effects in which one (or more) perfect bridge hands may be dealt out.

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Re: Bridge and card magic

Postby Jonathan Townsend » February 20th, 2009, 1:34 pm

Have a look at Darwin Ortiz's routine which ends with the dealout of four suits as perfect bridge hands.
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Re: Bridge and card magic

Postby 000 » February 21st, 2009, 7:46 am

Thanks gents, I will check it out.

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Re: Bridge and card magic

Postby Tortuga » February 21st, 2009, 11:43 am

Here's a couple more references. 'Marlo in Spades' by Ed Marlo includes two routines that make reference to bridge hands. The first is called 'Marlo's Gambling Routine' and ends with an effect called 'Bridge Honors'. Immediately following that in the book is 'Marlo's Miracle Routine' and it includes a perfect bridge hand in the middle of the routine.

Next is Andrew Wimhurst's 'Card Artistry' video or DVD which includes an effect featuring a perfect bridge hand.

Hope it helps you.
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Re: Bridge and card magic

Postby Paul Mocarski » February 25th, 2009, 3:24 pm

"Out of this Universe" in Harry Lorayne's Close-Up Card Magic has a bridge theme.

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Re: Bridge and card magic

Postby Harry Lorayne » February 25th, 2009, 4:41 pm

I have "floored" bridge players over the years with a simple thing. I'm handed a deck, I go through it once quickly as I ask if it's a complete deck. I shuffle. Then, with appropriate patter, simply deal the thirteen spades off the top of the deck. What I used to do, and still do occasionally, according to the shape of the deck, is two faros and then deal the thirteen spades to my hand, as I deal out for hands. I found that as strong as I need to get for bridge players - simply not necessary to deal out the four suits - the one hand of 13 spades "kills." HL.

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Re: Bridge and card magic

Postby Harry Lorayne » February 25th, 2009, 4:42 pm

Oh, and yes, I do mention Bridge as I demo dealing the deck into four packets.

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Re: Bridge and card magic

Postby David Thomas » February 26th, 2009, 6:35 pm

There's also a bridge deal in Expert Card Technique as I recall.

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Re: Bridge and card magic - Marlo in Spades

Postby Paul Mocarski » February 28th, 2009, 6:44 pm

"Marlo in Spades" has two bridge effects that I am aware of, Bridge Honors and Perfect Bridge Hand. I the recently published "Cardially Yours," they are found on pages 159 and 163 respectively.

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Re: Bridge and card magic - Marlo in Spades

Postby Paul Mocarski » March 17th, 2009, 10:57 pm

I didn't notice that "Marlo in Spades" had been referenced earlier in this thread. I hope additional information I provided assists in tracking down the effects. On another note, "Cardially Yours" is an outstanding publication and I recommend it to anybody interested in card effects.

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Re: Bridge and card magic - Marlo in Spades

Postby Sebastien L. » March 18th, 2009, 12:02 pm

The new Fred Robinson book has a gambling effect where you demonstrate your skill at cheating at cards, starting with a poker hand, then gin, then a bridge deal with 13 of a suit to yourself.

The Grismer Punch Letters have ideas for using the punch in a bridge deal.

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Re: Bridge and card magic - Marlo in Spades

Postby Denis Behr » March 18th, 2009, 12:05 pm

Almost all of those routines mentioned plus some are listed in my database in the "Bridge"-category:
Bridge

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Re: Bridge and card magic - Marlo in Spades

Postby Glenn Bishop » March 19th, 2009, 9:08 am

Not complete though - I found little on the punch and I did not find anything on culling with the jog shuffle - or culling and stacking with the triumph riffle shuffle.

Or perhaps I just missed it.


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