(5 customer ratings) ★★★★★
To significantly improve on an effect by Max Maven is a hard thing to do for anybody. But David has achieved this feat here with his Coincidence and Fate. One could even say that he has "out-maxed Maven!" - Chris Wasshuber
A shuffled ESP deck is placed on the table. A spectator rolls a pair of dice until satisfied. Using the total on the dice, the spectator deals down into the deck, and places the card at that number off to the side unseen. The deck is reassembled, and a second spectator repeats the process. When the two randomly selected cards are turned over, they match. The performer explains that this could all have been nothing more than a coincidence. After all, there are 5 of each symbol in the deck. However, this was not a coincidence. It was an act of fate.
The perform picks up an envelope that has been in full view the entire time. Inside is one single card. It is a perfect match to the selected cards.
No multiple outs, no gaffed cards, and no gaffed dice. Everything is examinable!
The principles used here are incredibly clever. To my knowledge this is a completely new and unique method. Clean and beautiful. One of the strongest ESP card tricks with ungaffed props.
1st edition 2008, 5 pages.
word count: 1377 which is equivalent to 5 standard pages of text