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I only know a few..and they are ;

Sal's Memory Opener / Sal Piacente
Mockingbird / Max Maven
Aunt Mary's Terrible Secret / David Williamson

I think it's very powerful because you let them riffle shuffle the deck at the start of the routine. As Max Maven would say.." It's a thing of terrifying beauty ".

What are your's ?
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There's a fine one in the Graham/Diaconis book that I have had fun with.  I will have to look up what it is called.
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I think there's been a previous discussion of the GP on here, but one of my favorites is Up the Ante by Martyn Smith, who is a member here.
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    I know I published a pretty strong poker effect based on Gilbreath - perhaps someone will do the research.
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    I know I published a pretty strong poker effect based on Gilbreath - perhaps someone will do the research.


Was that Straight Away in Trend Setters?  It was the second Gilbreath principle, but boy is it strong.  I stopped doing it when I wanted to move away from gambling routines, but I think it's time to pick it up again.
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    Thanks so much, Chi Han Yeo. That's exactly the routine I was thinking of - and strong it is.  For those who haven't been reading the good stuff it's in the Trend Setters section of LORAYNE: THE CLASSIC COLLECTION, Vol. 3.
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Harry,

If you say it's strong..it's gotta be good !

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In chapter One, Asi wind has a very cool 'Color sense' trick. It's called "red&black"
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    Logan Five: Actually it was/is Chi Han Yeo who says "boy is it strong!"  I'm just agreeing with him. I always prefer that others say things like that about my stuff.
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My favorite effect that I've come across so far is Rump Shaker by Jack Parker and Tomas Blomberg.  It's a very deceptive poker dealing effect where the ending should come as a complete surprise.  It's the effect I submitted for the Greater Magic contest.  You can find it in Jack Parker's 52 Memories by Andi Gladwin.
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My favorite effect that I've come across so far is Rump Shaker by Jack Parker and Tomas Blomberg.  It's a very deceptive poker dealing effect where the ending should come as a complete surprise.  It's the effect I submitted for the Greater Magic contest.  You can find it in Jack Parker's 52 Memories by Andi Gladwin.


I wasn't aware that it was Jack's effect that you performed. The ending is most definitely a surprise and you performed it with excellence!

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I love this trick from Woody Aragon, it's a great little trick with a nice use of the gilbreath principle
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If you like Asi Wind's stuff, he has a great effect in "Chapter One."  It's called, appropriately enough, "Red and Black," and I highly recommend it.  I use it as the second of three phases in my "Sense of Touch" routine.
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I love Woody Aragon's Card Puzzle. At a lecture in London he taught a variation of the effect which I thought was a lot better than the version taught on the DVD. 
Up The Ante is fantastic. Takes full advantage of the principle. 

I used to perform Mockingbird, but for the past few years I've felt like the procedure required to reveal the card wasn't as strong as other ways I can reveal a card if I force or peek a selection. 
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I was going to start a new thread on Gilbreath principle effects but found this old one. Not used anything with it for years. 
Maybe the first time I used it was as a young man doing a marketed effect called "Monsieur Cassette" where instructions were given on a tape recording and eventually the outcome is predicted on the tape.

Next time I visited it as a mentalist, making up and using Max Maven's "Clash of Symbols" from "Thavant" a none card trick using ESP symbols and envelopes. I think Max has been threatening to write a book on the principle for years,

Another mentalism version of the latter was a marketed Jack Dean effect which used phony stock certificates and predicting the stock market.

Yet another mentalist to vary Max's routine was Chuck Hickock in his book "Mentalism Incorporated" Vol.2, called "Fore-Closer", another three phase prediction effect not using playing cards.

Peter Kane had a routine in "Kane" predicting the contents of six different piles of cards called "The Red/Black Blues".

Recently I saw a video clip of Jean Pierre Vallarino's "Coup Detat" and immediately thought "Gilbreath" a link below. Of course I could be wrong but pretty sure it is. Very nicely constructed marketed routine. Shortly after picked up Michael new book, "Influa-enza" and came across his handling of the principle demonstrated by Rudy elsewhere. Strong routine. 

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Thanks for resurrecting this thread Paul

Recently 'True Colors' in Asi Wind's, Repertoire (2018).
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Rudy has done some nice work on Gilbreath in his Old is new again series. Also, Nick Trost has developed dozens of Gilbreath effects over the years. As noted in my book ‘Influence Enza’ evolved from a Trost effect

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I've done the Memory Opener, it's good.

I like Ted Annemann's Ultra Find, but I think it's actually Jordan's endless chain principle.

I also liked the ones Rudy has demo'd recently (one was Influence-enza by Mike Bregger and one was Image Maker by Frank Zak), but I haven't actually tried them yet.

And I will have to read Straight Away very soon.  Thanks for the recommendation!

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Away from home so I can't check it out, the first Max Maven's routine on his Penguin lecture.
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Marlo has a cool little effect in Epilogue titled "The Odd Event" which uses the Gilbreath Principle.


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Away from home so I can't check it out, the first Max Maven's routine on his Penguin lecture.


"The Mockingbird" is the first effect that Max Maven does on his VideoMind series (Volume 1), which uses the Gilbreath Principle. Could that be the one you are thinking of?

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Came across one I'd missed first time around on an old DVD I was watching last night, Armand Porcell's "Vision ESP". It can be found on Aldo Colombini's "ESP Card Magic" Vol.6. Nice mind reading effect.

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Was that Straight Away in Trend Setters?  It was the second Gilbreath principle, but boy is it strong.  I stopped doing it when I wanted to move away from gambling routines, but I think it's time to pick it up again.


Man, Chi Han!! You know your stuff!! (The "good stuff" that is) 😉

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Check out Rudy performing “Influenece-Enza” elsewhere on this site and on the TMF YouTube channel. Gilbreath breathes life into the effect.

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Here's a routine that I performed at my wife's daughter's 21st birthday party a few years ago.  It's based on a Karl Fulves effect.  I was able to tailor the various "rejected" predictions to her personality and sense of humour.  It was a big hit.


 
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pdf Personality Test Redux 20190730.pdf (58.70 KB, 12 views)

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Good fun, Robin. Thanks for sharing that. The Karl Fulves presentational idea with the personality types caught my eye when I encountered it too, but I haven't gotten around to using it for anything yet.
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