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Killing Classics 1
by Jozsef Kovacs


(1 review, 1 customer rating) ★★★★★

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Killing Classics 1 by Jozsef Kovacs

"Far from 'killing' some of the classics of card magic... József breathes new life into them! A superb collection of "KILLER" magic!" - Stephen Tucker

25 % MA vs. GA
The magician cuts the deck at the four Tens. The Tens change into the Fives. Meanwhile, he finds the Royal Flush in Spades as well. He produces the vanished Tens from three different places (from his pocket, from his wallet and from the empty card box). At the end he proves that he didn't use extra Tens by showing that all the cards in the deck are blank!

The effect is the marriage of a triumph and a transposition. The magician pockets one of the four Kings, and then he shuffles half of the deck face up into the other face-down half. He gives a magic card to the spectator to wave over the deck. All the cards turn the same way, face down, except the three Kings remaining in the deck. The spectator turns her card face up, and it is the fourth King. The magic card the spectator used is in the magician's pocket.

The assembly theme combined with a multiple selection trick.

The magician deals out four poker hands for four spectators from the shuffled deck. The spectators eliminate four of their cards, so they are each left with one card. The four cards are the 10S, JS, QS and KS. The magician spreads the deck face down to show that the last card of the Royal Flush, the AS, turned face up in the middle of the deck.

The spectator selects a card from the deck; she can sign it if she so desires. The magician introduces another deck, and the spectator selects a random number of cards from the shuffled second deck. The magician tells her that the second deck is a special one. He spells the words "R-E-D," "B-L-A-C-K" and the names of the four suits by using the random number of cards. At the end of the every spelling, he produces a card which properly matches the word that was spelled. At the end he has only one card left: the spectator's selection. He shows the special deck; all the other cards in the deck have blank faces.

The magician tables the four Queens and deals three cards onto each Queen. The Queens vanish one by one to assemble in one packet, but they vanish from there as well. The magician produces the four Queens from his pockets.

The spectator selects a card from the shuffled deck, and it is buried in the middle of the deck. The magician cuts the deck into two piles and gives one of the piles to the spectator for safe keeping. The performer gives the other pile to the spectator, who mixes it face up and face down randomly. The mixed pile is spread on the table, and it turns out that all the face-up cards are Heart cards, the cards with the same suit as the chosen card. The spectator counts the face-up Heart cards; there are 12. The other pile is spread on the table. There is the missing, 13th, Heart card, the selection, face up in the middle of the face-down pile.

A card is selected and lost in the deck. The magician asks the spectator three questions about the selection. She can tell the truth or she can lie. The magician spells the answers, and regardless if they were true or false, he finds the selection.

Here is another variation on the classic assembly theme.

The magician is in trouble. It looks he found a wrong card instead of the selection, but later everything fell out well; he has found the right card and produced a Royal Flush at the same time.

1st edition 2015, 19 pages.
word count: 8326 which is equivalent to 33 standard pages of text

Reviewed by Paul Lelekis
★★★★★   Date Added: Wednesday 04 March, 2015

This e-book from Jozsef is a fantastic book of "keepers"! I love the way Jozsef takes classic effects and brings them into the 21st century - lots of interaction, no wasted or extra moves and makes these effects truly enjoyable for the spectators! Buy this e-book. TRUST will NOT be sorry! Great MAGIC!