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Rudy Tinoco

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Hi Everyone,

I had the opportunity to record an interview with Allan Ackerman about his new lecture notes (available at http://www.allanackerman.com).

He demonstrates a few routines from his notes, Ed Marlo's "Bottom Deal Exchange", and also teaches us an effect that uses a very cool version of Bill Simon's "Prophecy Move".

In this video, I include another edition of "Old Is New Again" where I teach an item from Rufus Steele's "52 Amazing Card Tricks".

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Thanks for this, Rudy and Allan!

The handling of the Business Card Prophecy Move and the touches on the control leading up to it were especially great. Based on the demonstrations, the new Ackerman notes seem very worth checking out. (107 pages is notes now?)

That's a pretty sneaky trick from the Rufus Steele book.
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I’m glad that you liked it, Chris!

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I've already purchased the notes from some other discussion, so this is awesome to have the lecture and see Allan talk about some of the effects, thanks for that, Rudy, AND Allan!!
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Image may contain: 2 people, including Rich Gilbert, people smiling, people standing and indoor      This is my friend Rich Gilbert standing with Allan at my Bike and Magic shop on May 11th 1997. Great lecture and nice guy.
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Rudy, I loved the Rufus Steele trick.  I know it doesn't matter which marked deck is used so long as you can read it easily, but which deck did you use?  Just wondering, thought it might be helpful to share.

Regarding Ackerman, what a treat to watch your interview with him.  Hope he sells a ton of notes.  I love his straightforward approach to card magic.  He strives to simplify when possible and eliminate moves wherever possible.  Not because he can't do them, because he can do anything with a deck of cards, but because he knows that whenever you can streamline the method while maintaining the effect, the result is good.  

I also noticed that he tended to shuffle the cards face up, a lot.  That is interesting.  I have a friend that we play cards with and he does that, but it is not typical when watching cardicians to see that.

Thanks for the double treat!


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If you get the lecture notes, don't ignore Allan's "Oops Addition" -- I first saw that done in a video by Jack Carpenter -- and it is so nice!
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Rudy, I loved the Rufus Steele trick.  I know it doesn't matter which marked deck is used so long as you can read it easily, but which deck did you use?  Just wondering, thought it might be helpful to share.

Regarding Ackerman, what a treat to watch your interview with him.  Hope he sells a ton of notes.  I love his straightforward approach to card magic.  He strives to simplify when possible and eliminate moves wherever possible.  Not because he can't do them, because he can do anything with a deck of cards, but because he knows that whenever you can streamline the method while maintaining the effect, the result is good.  

I also noticed that he tended to shuffle the cards face up, a lot.  That is interesting.  I have a friend that we play cards with and he does that, but it is not typical when watching cardicians to see that.

Thanks for the double treat!




Hi Ray,

I was using The Code. It's a great marked deck for those who use the Mnemonica Stack. I'm glad that you liked it!

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Rudy,

Thanks for doing the interview and thanks to Allan for sharing. I've seen Allan do this material. If any of what he has done here appeals to you, I would urge you to get his notes.
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Rudy,

Thanks for doing the interview and thanks to Allan for sharing. I've seen Allan do this material. If any of what he has done here appeals to you, I would urge you to get his notes.


My pleasure!!

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I just got the 2004 notes and the Cardjurer notes. So much good stuff. The 2019 notes are on the way. Excellent recommendation.

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I just got the 2004 notes and the Cardjurer notes. So much good stuff. The 2019 notes are on the way. Excellent recommendation.

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Aieeee… now you're going to make me want to get THOSE!

Was just reading in the "Card Theater" one last night -- and have to say, starting with the first page of stuff, it's all good! I had jumped ahead to the "Oops Addition" since that had been used in something I'd been working on, but went back to the start last night.

Edit: yowzer -- just looked for Allan at Lybrary since a bunch of his stuff is out of print and there are 320 listings there! -- and 40 more that are in magazines. I've put waaaay too many into my "Wish List".


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If anyone is interested, I have an extra set of "Classic Handlings" (Allan Ackerman Fall 1999) for $10 plus $2 shipping in the USA.

12 items including a coin trick.

PM me, or email to mpowers@mallofmagic.com . Payment by paypal.

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Ackerman notes have been sold.

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