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I'll give you mine..

- The Brush..Ortiz
- Vegas Shuffle..Ortiz
- Rifffle & Roll / Nine Angry Men...Jack Carpenter
- Expert At The Bridge Table..Wimhurst

I am interested in what TMF members like in reguards to effects in which the spectator doesn't choose a card at the outset of the trick.

I am not against "pick-a-card " effects, in fact I think I know too many lol.

Will you share your top non-pick-a-card effects with me & the members here.

Thanks for your attention!

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Wild Card and Color Monte. Both visual and surprising.
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If you’re talking about non pick a card CARD tricks (as opposed to tricks with other objects), my two favorites would be:

The Miracle Worker Returns and

Twisting The Aces

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What’s that one called where David Blaine puts two aces in the spectator’s hand and asks which one he thinks is on top, then tells the spectator to turn them over to see if he guessed right, and they’re not aces at all?
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It could be a variation of Dr. Daley's Last Trick ... (another favorite of mine).
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What’s that one called where David Blaine puts two aces in the spectator’s hand and asks which one he thinks is on top, then tells the spectator to turn them over to see if he guessed right, and they’re not aces at all?


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Topsy Turvy
Twistin' the Aces
Ambitious Card 
Macdonald's Aces

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Great question and topic to discuss

 

Well I am studying Darwin Ortiz at the moment but for my personal favorites :

From Darwin:

Vegas Shuffle
The Tens Routine
Jumping Gemini

From Vernon:

Cutting the Aces, Slow Motion Aces and many others 

I have more tricks that I like and perform but these are the ones that came to my mind 😉 

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Darwin Ortiz has an excellent small packet All Backs Routine... Now i can't for the life of me remember which book it's in 😉 Gonna have to dig them out. I used to do it years ago, but have forgotten it along with so many other things.

Out of This World certaily deserves a mention, regardless of what version you do.

Another shout out for Twisting The Aces.

Card Warp by Roy Walton.

Some version of Torn and Restored Card... I happen to favour Karl Hein's Heinsteins Dream, whilst it technically starts with a card being selected, its not a pick a card trick in that sense. (Other TnRs would be Williamsons' TnR Transpo, although that IS a pick a card trick)

and personally, I have always loved oil and water routines and know about a dozen 😉 (Obviously my favourite one is my marketed H2Oil)

If I thought more about it, I would be sitting here all day typing them out 😉

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Darwin Ortiz has an excellent small packet All Backs Routine... Now i can't for the life of me remember which book it's in 😉 Gonna have to dig them out. I used to do it years ago, but have forgotten it along with so many other things.


Hey Dan I think you mean the card trick Back Off 😉 - It is in the book Darwin Ortiz at the card table 😉 

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HaLo Aces already mentioned so here are two others...

Sidewalk Shuffle - (with the big cards)
My version of The I Hate David Copperfield Trick

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My version of The I Hate David Copperfield Trick



I have my own version of that trick...It's called the " Being Overdramatic Trick ".

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Easy Ace Estimation (Paul Gordon's version of Marlo's Aces)

Gemini Twins by Brother John (I think that's what it's called -- the one with four cards using the Gemini Count.  Great captivating story trick with five phases and a knockout ending)

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For no good reason I enjoy mostly non-pick a card tricks. The ones I do constantly (before COVID, lol) , table-space allowing:

Darwin Ortiz's Ultimate O&W, Vegas Shuffle, Jumping Gemini, New Hitchcock Aces 
Open travellers/invisible palm, specifically W.H's and George Mcbride's Open Assembly 
Caleb Wile's Reswindled (version of Paul Harris's Reset)
Jerry Sadowitz One in a Million (they shuffle a deck into red and black seperation)
Wolton's Card Warp, Strange Assembly and Oil and Queens.
Various approaches to OOTW
Monte routines - 2CM, Stand up Monte
Simple 2 card transposition with a duplicate 
T&R - I like Danial Garcia's Torn 
Using Paul Curry's Swindle move to reveal someone's phone number, birthday, today's date, or a bill's serial number
Varios memory and poker demos by Ortiz and others. Like the OP I enjoyed Wimhurt's Expert At The Bridge Table but I prefer The Professional by Ortiz in his S&F. He expanded it to 4 perfect bridge hands as opposed to one. Same principle is used by Tony Cabral in his DVDs for a memory dem, but uses a selection so I guess doesn't count 😉 

I'm saving money to adopt a card penetration effect like the "I Hate David Copperfield". I personally dislike twisting the aces -style effects. For fun and variety I'd like to look into packet tricks that I carry in a wallet as opposed to get into from a deck. Ortiz's New Back Off (improved in S&F) is great! Thanks for the reminder Mr.Young. 


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 Like the OP I enjoyed Wimhurt's Expert At The Bridge Table but I prefer The Professional by Ortiz in his S&F. He expanded it to 4 perfect bridge hands as opposed to one.  





I tried to learn The Professional, but all that culling of the cards was something that made me uneasy. With the Expert At The Bridge Table only one suit is culled..that's done at the start of the routine, that is all 13 spades ( a grand slam bridge hand ).

The ending is something no one expects.

If you can do The Professional, more power to you.

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