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Rudy Tinoco

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David Williamson created a spelling trick that is very entertaining in Williamson's Wonders called, "He Who Spelt, Dealt It". Dave says that it's based on an Edward Brown trick "A Futile Lesson in Open Spelling" 

Check out this link for a basic version of the effect (not Dave's method)... http://www.funology.com/spell-out-cards-in-order/

I actually perform a version of this trick that is done after the deck is shuffled that was created by Stephen Tucker and taught on an old video tape called, Son of 13.

It has a different set up than the other two versions that I mentioned.

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Thanks, Rudy, I did this a few times many years ago when Williamson's Wonders first came out. Thanks for reminding me!
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This is a great one. I must add that I learned from a Vanishing Inc download. It was fifteen bucks and he teaches (I believe) five routines from Williamson's Wonders. I snagged it because, as you all probably know, the book is out of print. He suggests doing this routine for kids because of the built in humor. There are so many great beats of humor that carry the routine. Good stuff.

BTW, the download is here for those interested: https://www.vanishingincmagic.com/magic-downloads/card-magic-downloads/daves-magical-mysteries-revealed/

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Thanks for the link, mediocre. I think for those who haven't studied Williamson yet the book is of exceptional value. I think it can still be purchased for a reasonable price.
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I've long liked this routine. I still do it the way it is written in the book, or you might say I go by the book. I believe he teaches a different handling in the Vanishing Inc lecture that Mediocre Magic linked, which is great. But I'm used to the old one.
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Thanks guys, I had not seen this before. I had posted a question in another category with questions about how I am doing it:

http://www.themagiciansforum.com/post/ace-to-king-spelling-7954218?pid=1291099595

I figured out a way to find the original order to the cards given any modification that I want in the process or in the end result.
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This is a great one. I must add that I learned from a Vanishing Inc download. It was fifteen bucks and he teaches (I believe) five routines from Williamson's Wonders. I snagged it because, as you all probably know, the book is out of print. He suggests doing this routine for kids because of the built in humor. There are so many great beats of humor that carry the routine. Good stuff.

BTW, the download is here for those interested: https://www.vanishingincmagic.com/magic-downloads/card-magic-downloads/daves-magical-mysteries-revealed/

He Who Spelt It Dealt It can be very entertaining if presented well, and with the right audience.

I've also recently watched and really enjoyed the Vanishing Inc Download mentioned here.  It actually includes six tricks, although the last one is a coin trick rather than card magic.  Dave Williamson is a very funny guy, and the entire video runs for 48 minutes and is a real thrill to watch.

You can see part of the He Who Spelt It Dealt It routine in the video demo at the link below.  The portion from 0:10 to 0:50 features a short clip from that part of Williamson's performance.  He also teaches the effect on that video.

https://player.vimeo.com/video/71675127

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Williamson's Wonders was reprinted and is available for a reasonable price. Sure you can get a few tricks from the download, but if you really want to study the work of this true master sleight of hand artist, you can do no better than purchasing the master work by Richard Kaufman. It is excellent.
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Williamson's Wonders was reprinted and is available for a reasonable price.

Where are you seeing this?

All the online retailers I've checked show it as out of stock.  And prices for it on eBay at this very moment include copies priced from US$120 to US$250.

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Williamson's Wonders was reprinted and is available for a reasonable price. Sure you can get a few tricks from the download, but if you really want to study the work of this true master sleight of hand artist, you can do no better than purchasing the master work by Richard Kaufman. It is excellent.


I too would like to know.  While I have a feeling all the material might have been put on Ridiculous, I do like books at a reasonable price.
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Just to assist if necessary

“To sixty-nine, save eight faves and threaten four.” Don’t ask me what it means it just helps me with this trick. First card effect he teaches in the card section of ‘Ridiculous’.
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