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Mind Phantom

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Another simple question for members of TMF...

What are your favorite routines that end with the Royal Flush?

Also, where can one find the routine in a book or DVD.
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Logan, I could write a small book to answer here but I will keep it concise. Nobody has published more Royal Flush routines than Harry Lorayne. Its one of the dozens of reasons his books are my favourites.
If you want to pick up a regular pack of cards and blow minds with impromptu Royal Flush endings, Harry Lorayne is your man.
Favourites? Oh boy.
4 Second Wonder Revised- JawDroppers
Snappy Flush Updated- JawDroppers
Royal Spelling- (contributed by Harry in our secret session room and also in one the Jaw Droppers books)
Take a Royal Five- JawDroppers
And so many others.
Many of Harry's excellent Royal Flush ideas are mentioned as Afterthoughts to different items. You don't always see them in the table of contents. Read his books cover to cover and you'll be in possession of powerful secrets that others just don't know.
Good luck Logan!
Oh, and don't overlook Paul Gordon's Head to Head Poker from Harry's BOF3

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Logan - As Magicfish mentioned, the list of possible examples seem to be limitless! I personally LOVE Lorayne's "THE STING" -- it's a sort of Oil and Water routine that plays HUGE for me, moves quickly, and requires no difficult moves at all. The Royal Flush kicker is a real shocker for laypersons...one of Lorayne's very best (and he has created many "bests"!). Check it out in one of the early volumes of Apocalypse -- johnny
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    The Sting is updated, etc., in ONLY MY APOCALYPSE - which is currently available for anyone interested.
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Another couple, obviously my favorites, are "Psychic Poker Too"  and "Semi-Conscious Poker" both to be found in "Magic From The Overground" by yours truly.

Martin Lewis's "Magicians Poker" aka "Ghost Deal" (marketed, though there's a version in "The commercial Magic of J.C. Wagner"). 

Already stated, no-one has published more royal flush endings than Harry, several in Jawdroppers alone.   
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One of my favorites, not by Mr Lorayne,  is Paragon poker, by Simon Aronson.
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      Just a little bit different - if you want to check it out - my routine titled A MUCH BETTER CHANCE.
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It seems like Harry is the one to go to for Royal Flush endings. I feel guilty because I have none of Harry's books or DVD's. I learned the basics the hard way, mostly VHS tapes of people like Allan Ackerman, Martin Nash, Darwin Ortiz, Jack Carpenter and people like that.

I didn't go to the classical books that teach the fundamentals of card control and basic moves. I am going thru a card book right now but, I'll look into Harry's material when I am done with the other book that I am studying. 

It also seems that when some of the big named cardmen site as an influence, Harry's name comes up all the time.

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   Interesting.   I'll take a chance on putting up with screams of "ego" - which I really don't care about...I care about saying it like it is! I just don't understand. How in the world can you say you're interested in card magic and not have any of my books - if not ALL of them. Go to harryloraynemagic.com to see what's currently available - before they go out of print/sold out as many already have. I just don't understand. Forgive the terrible ego.
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One of my all-time favorite tricks with a Royal Flush climax is “The Miracle Worker Returns”.  There’s a discussion about it on TMF here:

 http://www.themagiciansforum.com/post/the-miracle-worker-returns-8517388

 

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It's not "ego" at all. You just have a confidence in your material.
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      What gives me the "confidence" in my material is the confidence in my material shown by literally tens of thousands of people all over the world for decades.

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My favorite royal flush ending is Lorayne's poker deal! Again it is Harry's trick! You definitely have the rights to have confidence and an ego.
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Obviously this isn't what you asked... but it's something I came to recently which may be relevant. 

 

I've been performing an effect with a royal flush ending for a while, it wasn't necessarily about gambling or gaming, it just needed to end with 5 cards in order which were obviously related.
It was getting a good response with the royal flush ending. But a lot of the people I perform for don't play poker and don't necessarily know what a royal flush is. So I decided to change it to be A - 5 of hearts. 

I'm not sure if I actually am getting a better response, but I do believe there is no risk of people being confused about 10, J, Q, K, A
It does mean it loses the hook of gambling, so when I've been hanging out with poker players I've still used the royal flush ending. 

 

May be a good or a bad decision, but perhaps worth thinking about.

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I'd go with the Royal Flush. It has the same ordered look as Ace through five but also has meaning to a lot of people. I don't think you gain anything by switching to ace through five unless it has some special meaning in the routine.

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Mr Lorayne has many great royal flush tricks in his books.Roy Walton also has a very nice one in his book
The Complete Walton vol.2.It is a quick trick called outward bound and is a real stunner,also one i used to like to do is Roll Over Aces,to be found in the big Dingle book written by Richard Kaufman.
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Another simple question for members of TMF...

What are your favorite routines that end with the Royal Flush?

Also, where can one find the routine in a book or DVD.


Check out Paul Gordon's "Head to Head Poker"

I use it close up and onstage as well (Jumbo Deck)

Its a killer....

I think Paul sells it as a downloadable one-off from some off the vendors.

http://www.penguinmagic.com/p/7648

From the TMF Forum: https://www.themagiciansforum.com/post/paul-gordon-head-to-head-poker-penguin-download-8301454 

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This is a good one, can be found in Pasteboard Presentations 2

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   I believe that I have more royal-flush effects/routines/endings in my books than anyone! You really have to start reading the good stuff, guys. Do you know my 10-Card Poker Deal, my A Muck Better Chance, Lorayne's Poker Deal - and on and on and on?
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I posted this on the Perverse Magic thread of the Genii Forum (with the method explained) on March 1, 2009.

 

Perverse Monte

 

 

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The performer shows a fan of five cards, the AS, 10S, JS, QS, and the KS  (which of course is the royal flush) with the AS on the face followed by the 10S then the JS, QS, and the KS.

The packet is shown one card at a time to the audience

The packet is turned face up and the AS dealt face up on the table. The 10S shows on the face. The packet is turned face down and the four cards (supposedly the 10, jack, queen and king of spades)  are dealt face down. The spectator is asked to see if she remembers and to put an object on the face down card she thinks is the 10.

Whether the spectator does it correctly or not .the magician turns over the four cards and to his surprise and the surprise of the spectators there are no picture cards but all the four cards are tens.

“I hate when that happens!” says the performer. (See Perverse Patter – this thread – December 2006).

 

 



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Here's one I just learned from the Steve Beam book series.
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Halo Aces Royal
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      Hey Michaelblue - so good to hear/see/know that some ARE reading the good stuff!! Thank you.
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This is a good one, can be found in Pasteboard Presentations 2



That's really nice, Paul!



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Here's one I just learned from the Steve Beam book series.


Thanks for sharing this, rready. That's a great ending (and I appreciate you using me as your imaginary specatator). The only question that I have is regarding the ace of diamonds. You told me to remember it, but then I never saw it come into play again.

Was it supposed to be revealed somehow?

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Hello Rudy,

                    I changed the patter that was written up in the book and tried to think of a different one this morning. After I did it I thought of the same thing as you, what about the AD. I was trying to make it seem, now that you have a lucky card, now you need a lucky hand. I really didn't work much on the patter which I should of. 

                    This is one of those tricks that you really have to have a good story to make everything make sense. 
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So many ... so little time.
Paul H mentioning his own Semi-Conscious Poker made me think of"Subconscious Poker" found in a couple of Roberto Giobbi's Card College books. I also frequently perform a trick from Peter Duffie's Effortless Card Magic (can't recall the name, but it is the first trick in the book). The obscure "Sacramento Aces" is easy to do and gets great reactions (from the Sacramento Secret 8 and found in Mike Maxwell's Incredible Self-Working Card Tricks Vol. 2); and, I very humbly submit, my own "Five Roads to Vegas" from the my book of the same name (and "Magicana" in the May 2017 issue of Genii Magazine)
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One I have used several times is Darwin Ortiz' Déjà vu Poker. It is his first effect in the Scams and Fantasies with Cards book. In this effect, four hands are redealt after shuffling, then you faro the cards and you aparently have the weakest hand but you end up with a Royal Flush kicker. 
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Hello, Bob Farmer's Tsunami!  Simpy brilliant, scary to perform (but I changed up the routine for myself so not as scary as it can be) but it has never let me down. 
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Why is it scary?
What did you do to un-scary it?
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Late to the party here, but I love Malone's Touch Turn Poker (Marlo). Show four aces. Snap fingers and one at a time, three aces flip over face up. The fourth ace is the spades and you say "I cheat and just turn it over" and then "not only do I cheat in the trick, but I cheat at cards" and show the five Royal Flush cards in a very convincing way. Entire thing just takes a minute, but it's VERY powerful.
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Scary because I don't know the chosen card until the spectator tells me what it is, and at that time it is already face down on the table.  If I got it wrong I'm screwed.  

To un scary it, (without giving method away) every time I had a deck of cards in my hand I would try the..theory out (for lack of a better word) on myself, and a few friends and family who I drove insane.

Never once did I miss.  However still it is scary because I still don't know the selected card until after everything is done so I changed it just a wee bit, I built myself a few 'outs' that I have never had to use. 

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This is a good one, can be found in Pasteboard Presentations 2



That's really nice Paul. 

Thanks for drawing my attention to this book - I have the original Pasteboard Presentations but I didn't even know the "sequel" existed.

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Thanks Robin. That's a good one. The display is reminiscent of a Bruce Cervon item. His takes a lot of handling. But when he does the rotate out the center card and cut and turn face up bit, all the faces are there. Also the reversed queen is a surprise. If I have time, I'll make a little video.

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Thanks Robin. That's a good one. The display is reminiscent of a Bruce Cervon item. His takes a lot of handling. But when he does the rotate out the center card and cut and turn face up bit, all the faces are there. Also the reversed queen is a surprise. If I have time, I'll make a little video.

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And, just remembered Lew Brooks has a variation of "Royal Victory" he called "Bughouse Poker" in his booklet "Stack Attack" which retains this rotate out of the center card.  A very simple version.
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I'm a little late to the thread here, but I've spent the last few days playing around with Amazing, Plus from Jawdroppers 2 and absolutely love it. Harry has so many Royal Flush routines it's, well, Amazing.
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John Bannon's boogie woogie Aces from smoke and mirrors ends with a royal flush
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This is a good one, can be found in Pasteboard Presentations 2




I really like that, Paul!
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Here's a little video of an item from Top Secret Stuff (1990) called Flushing Out the Queen. 

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I just noticed that there are some problems with the video. I'll upload again and see if I can smooth out the issues.

If you let it play there are only a couple of places where it stutters.

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Generally, I'm not a huge fan of a royal flush ending, but I did enjoy Paul Gertner's use of it on his 3rd FU appearance. The tie in with Amarillo Slim was well conceived, I thought.
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This is another nice effect that ends in a Royal Flush. Will post in a few.
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Well done, a bit procedural though... 

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AV,

        I agree with you. There wasn't much of a patter with the trick so I made up my own. 
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    The Sting.
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See Rudy's first installment of the HaLo Project, enough of Harry's endings with a royal flush to keep you busy for a while.

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Hello everybody.
I have a few effects that use a Royal Flush,here is one that people seem to like.
The effect is that i explain that in the olden days gamblers/card sharks would use marked cards to help locate high cards etc.
The trick has a surprise ending and here it is.
Thankyou.
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A GAMBLERS CARD TRICK
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One of my favorites is John Carey's "Take her home and Poker" from his book Crafted With Carey. But then again all of his work is brilliant!
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