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The 'Any Card At Any Number' plot is one of the most fascinating plots in card magic. Sometimes it is referred to as 'The Berglas Effect', because David Berglas was the one who popularized it, and who is probably this effect's most skilled performer.

The basic effect goes like this. Have a spectator choose any number from 1-52 (the number of cards in a regular deck). Let's assume the spectator chooses 16. Then have him or her select any card. Say the spectator chooses the Three-of-Hearts. Now the spectator counts to the 16th card in the deck and finds the Three-of-Hearts there. Impossible! But that is the effect. How you can achieve this and similar effects you will learn from the products in this category.

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    Caantastic by Abhinav Bothra    Wrong Turn by David Jonathan    The Empirical ACAAN by Abhinav Bothra    Toucan by Raphaël Czaja    Arbitrium by David Jonathan    CANOE: Card at Any Name or Expression by Gerard Zitta    Accans Family by Raphaël Czaja    The RiSiSi Deck: a synergy of synergies by Rick Silberman & Wesley James    RudiMental by David Jonathan    ACAAN of Worms by Tom Phoenix    DIYCAAN by Raphaël Czaja    Simple Sleightless ACAAN 2.0 by Abhinav Bothra    Deckless ACAAN by Unknown Mentalist    DYAD by Abhinav Bothra    Thoughtless ACAAN by Ryan Shaw    ACAAN'Z by Gerard Zitta    52.13 ACAAN by Unknown Mentalist    Abacus by Rus Andrews    ACAAN Accomplished by Timothy Wade    TOCATON by Nick Conticello    Crystal Clear by Tom Phoenix    The ACAAN Experience by Nick Conticello    The Untouchables by David Devlin    The Catch-All Principle by Nick Conticello    C.I.A: Challenging and Intensive ACAAN by Abhinav Bothra    The Holy Dixie Cup by David Devlin    The Stained Glass Effect by Simon Caine    ACAAN by Brian Kennedy    The ACAAN Finale by Tommaso Guglielmi    Simplest ACAAN by Gerard Zitta    Dumbfounded by Devin Knight    A Can of Mysteries 2 by Gerard Zitta    Remote by Rob Chapman    Insight: another clever ACAAN by Devin Knight    Natural Scam by Vittorio Versailles    Numbers: ACAAN by Rus Andrews    Subliminal Influence by Tommaso Guglielmi    Simple ACAAN by Ian Baxter    Just Cards Volume 1 by John Gelasi    Three Mind Miracles by Devin Knight    The RnB Project: Revolution by Raphaël Czaja    Making Waves by John Gelasi    Ionic Force by (Benny) Ben Harris    Cartemania: The incredible card magic of Didier Dupré by Aldo Colombini    Silent Running 3 by (Benny) Ben Harris    Double Scam by Michael Daniels    Everything You Always Wanted To Know About The Faro Shuffle: but were afraid to ask by S. Brent Morris PhD    Dark Thief and Entanglement by Tommaso Guglielmi    ACAAN Again by Dave Forrest    ACOCAVAN by Raphaël Czaja

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Caantastic by Abhinav BothraFor decades magicians are on a quest to perform Any Card At Any Number from a borrowed and shuffled deck; which isn't always possible so they often settle for Card At Any Number.

The problem is that Card At Any Number when presented as a one-time feat can be mistaken as a co-incidence or the skill of the performer which takes away the feeling of it being pure magic. Caantastic counters just that by creating a mother of all co-incidences moment for the audience. Card At Any Number not just once or twice but thrice and when it happens the third time it dilutes any skepticism and evokes the...

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Wrong Turn by David JonathanWrong Turn is a fun and baffling approach to ACAAN that adds a kicker ending your spectators will never see coming. While most effects in this plot are telegraphed, this surprising twist strengthens the climax of the effect, further engaging your audience, while delivering even greater impact.

A deck of cards is displayed as the performer mentions he made a prediction in the deck. The spectator cuts to a card, remembers it, then returns it anywhere in the deck. The participant then thoroughly shuffles the cards so their selection is genuinely lost in the deck. Any number from 1 to 52 is...

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The Empirical ACAAN by Abhinav BothraLove it or hate it but most of the numerous versions of ACAAN out there end up in the same ball park -- look what I can do or I manipulated your choices without your knowledge or simply as a coincidence. The Empirical ACAAN drifts from all of that, here is an ACAAN that makes people connect to each other. An ACAAN that is not about you but about the audience with virtually no sleight involved.

What’s great is that 70% of the times you'll have a hands-off / clean ACAAN and for the rest 30% you have to do something logical which is covered by the presentation to make it look like a hands-off...

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Toucan by Raphaël CzajaAs he shuffles a deck of playing cards, the magician talks about how cards and numbers have been used for centuries to predict the future and how it translates into his art. He writes down two predictions on the face of a random card and tables it face down. He grabs the deck and deals the cards two by two — top and bottom card together. At the stop of the spectator, he removes and tables the two selections.

Then, he reveals what he wrote on the prediction card: "27" and "35". The spectator combines the value of one selection (eg: 5 of Clubs) with the suit of the other one (eg: Queen of...

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Arbitrium by David JonathanWhy do ACAAN with one deck when you can up the apparent impossibility with two decks? That's the beauty of Arbitrium.

Imagine removing a prediction card and placing it in your pocket. You then bring out two decks, one with numbered cards and one standard deck. The spectator makes an actual free choice from each deck, selecting one number and one playing card. The performer removes his prediction to show it not only matches the freely selected card, but it also has the chosen number boldly drawn on it. A double prediction and ACAAN combined.

The 50-minute video download covers multiple...

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CANOE: Card at Any Name or Expression by Gerard ZittaThis effect is a variant of the Card at Any Number plot, but with a full routine and a very commercial and entertaining presentation, with gags, a prediction, or divination, with a puzzling final surprise revelation, and more potential. It can be adapted for any events like Christmas, New Year, Thanksgiving, Halloween, weddings, carnival, birthdays, conventions, etc.

It needs a one-time preparation that you can keep in your wallet or jacket, and can be used as an opener or a closer, for strolling, close up, parlor or stage.

1st edition 2017, 15 pages.

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Accans Family by Raphaël CzajaEFFECT: A spectator shuffles a packet of number cards as much as he wants and deals through it to create a random number. Then, he deals through a blue-backed deck of playing cards (in which the magician put a red-backed prediction) and stops at his number. Let's say his card is the 7 of Clubs. Unbelievably, the red-backed prediction is the 7 of Clubs!

NB: The deck is always dealt face-up. Self-working. Happens in the hands of the spectator. Examinable. Quick reset. No gaff. Uses one regular deck and one red-backed card only. Includes a handling to perform it anytime during your act with...

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The RiSiSi Deck: a synergy of synergies by Rick Silberman & Wesley JamesThe combination of special cards and sleight-of-hand is far more powerful than either alone. When the two are combined with inside knowledge, the resulting magic can be astounding in ways that enable you to leave audiences speechless and dumbfounded. The combination is synergistic: The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.

When the minds of Rick Silberman and Wesley James combine with William Coffrin, Jean Hugard, and Fred Braue, you have a level of knowledge and experience rarely equaled in magic's long history. The whole is far greater than the sum of its parts.

When special cards, sleight-of-hand,...

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RudiMental by David JonathanThis is a collection of five self-working, or semi-automatic, effects that share the key underlying theme that the spectator becomes the star, getting all the credit for the small miracles they just seemed to perform. RudiMental contains a variety of unique effects, most of which are hands off, and are very deceptive, yet simple in method. At their core, the foundation of each piece uses a practical, time-honored method that has been modernized, re-worked and applied in unique new ways.

Each effect is supplemented with a presentation script, multiple detailed photos and many additional tips,...

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ACAAN of Worms by Tom PhoenixThis is a collection of 10 ACAAN and plot variation methods. It covers subconscious predictions, Si work, and other such shenanigans.

Here is a list of the contents:

Predestination - A deck is shuffled by the spectator, and a card is thought of. The participant deals cards until they find the one they thought of. You have predicted the exact position it was found in. No forces involved, and nothing is said out-loud by the participant. Oh, and you can perform this blindfolded.

True ACAAN - No stooges, forces, trick decks, etc. It requires work, but it's not hard to do, and is entirely...

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DIYCAAN by Raphaël CzajaFrom the creator of SCAMP, ACOCAVAN and 2D-ACAIN comes a fresh, original and effortless take on the Any Card At Any Number plot. It uses ordinary cards and can be performed hands-off (anyone can deal the cards at the end instead of the magician). Best of all, an impromptu version is also explained.

The magician introduces his performance by claiming: "The secret for this effect to be a success is for you to be both instinctive and lucky. I will guide you but just keep in mind that one card more or one card less will make all the difference."

The spectator cuts off the deck and silently counts his cards to...

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Simple Sleightless ACAAN 2.0 by Abhinav BothraOne of the simplest methods to perform the holy grail of card magic - Any Card At Any Number (ACAAN) with a regular pack of playing cards without any sleights.

This is what happens: You introduce 3 cards with 3 simple questions:

  • Q1. Name a number
  • Q2. Name a suit
  • Q3. Name a value
That get answered alternatively by the participant and the performer. You unbox the deck of cards and demonstrate to the participant to deal down the cards to their number, the participant does the same and it is his/her named card at the named number.

Features:

  • no forces
  • no pre-show
  • no dual reality ...
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Deckless ACAAN by Unknown MentalistA collection of 16 stunning routines based on the ACAAN theme.

The best part is that several of these routines do not use a physical deck at all. Some of these routines do use a physical deck but the performer never touches the deck at all. The deck is merely used to verify at the end whether the chosen card is at the chosen number. The main method is an old beauty but has never been used in this manner.

There are no psychological forces, no dual reality, no swami, no sleights, of course, no stooges or instant stooges, no preshow, no math, no memory and no stack. Unlike any other ACAAN,...

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DYAD by Abhinav BothraA deceiving card control + an intrepid card move = An audacious card at any number

AMBIENCE CONTROL : A single card control from the middle of the deck to the top. Originally put out in The Blind Faith Collection (2015). It can also be used as a phase in an Ambitious Card Routine.

SAY STOP : A Selected Card At Any Number where you don't really need to know the number before hand. Originally put out in Audacious (2013) and as a bonus in C.I.A (2015).

Notes and Credits: Do not confuse Ambience Control to be same as Bizau Christian's Blind Square. They both are different. Say Stop was inspired from Paul Wilson's Yamfacaan. However...

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Thoughtless ACAAN by Ryan ShawA brand new take on the classic ACAAN effect that will leave your spectators stunned. This is more than a trick. It's an experience. This effect is powerful with a good presentation and there are so many places you can take the ideas within this short ebook. For $4, you can't go wrong. If you don't like something, feel free to shoot me an email letting me know. I'm very open to new ideas and I'm excited to share this one with you. Oh and if you don't like it at all, it's a money back guarantee. This is Thoughtless ACAAN.
  • Completely hands off.
  • No forcing named cards.
  • No forcing named numbers....
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ACAAN'Z by Gerard ZittaTons of ideas in this manual...A compendium of effects, principles and methods related somehow to the "Any card at any number" plot, commonly called ACAAN. Even though they are not all 'perfect' ACAAN's, they are interesting, entertaining or original variants from an audience point of view.
  • Some are original, some are based on combinations of old principles, with some 'twists' or new ideas.
  • Most are card tricks, some are not.
  • Some are impromptu or even improvised, some need some preparation.
  • Some are hands off, some need some (easy) sleight of hand.
  • Some are direct, some are more convoluted. ...
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52.13 ACAAN by Unknown MentalistYou will be able to perform the following routines by using the Klear Fate principle/technique. So you already need to know the Klear Fate process.

ACAAN is a very popular plot in card magic and card mentalism. This is a collection of 8 ACAAN routines which are very novel, entertaining and stunning but at the same time extremely easy to perform. Although some of these are not strictly ACAAN in a true sense, they appear so to the audience.

The 8 routines explained are

  1. LUCKY ACAAN
  2. UNEXPECTED ACAAN
  3. PREDICTED ACAAN
  4. BLANK ACAAN
  5. TRIPLE BLANK ACAAN
  6. TRIANGLE ACAAN
  7. MYSTIC ACAAN
  8. BIRTH...
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Abacus by Rus AndrewsImagine being able to predict/reveal a thought of two digit number and playing card without the spectator saying a word, everything exists purely inside their mind. Sounds impossible right? wrong, with Abacus you can do this and a whole lot more, from open predictions to ACAAN style effects. Abacus is a principle that opens doors that no other has done before and is being performed by professionals worldwide.
"Rus has adapted a very clever Max Maven idea and applied it to cards. The result is a very interesting and very easy version of the ACAAN effect." - Marc Paul

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ACAAN Accomplished by Timothy WadeAfter fanning the cards to show they are mixed the performer places the deck on a small table or hands it to someone to hold, at which point he never touches or even approaches the deck again. Next, the performer, in order to prove no stooges are being used picks up a box that is filled with paper balls and slings it in an arc over the entire audience asking everyone to catch or pick up a ball near them. When a number of the audience are holding paper balls, the performer reveals that three of the balls have a second red paper ball concealed inside the white. When the three people find...
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TOCATON by Nick ConticelloWhat is TOCATON?

TOCATON, the word, is an acronym for "thought-of card at thought-of number." It's pronounced "talk-a-ton." The word was coined by Nick Conticello to describe his new approach to the classic David Berglas effect "Any Card at Any Number." Nick feels the word is more descriptive of his effects because he does limit the choice of numbers and the choice of cards. But his approach has the virtues of speed of presentation and lack of preparation. Like most of his published work, TOCATON can be performed impromptu, with any reasonably complete pack of cards.

TOCATON, the e-book, contains four...

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