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Killing Classics 2
by Jozsef Kovacs


(1 review, 1 customer rating) ★★★★★

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Killing Classics 2 by Jozsef Kovacs

The performer randomly places 16 numbered cards onto the table. The spectator randomly chooses 4 quarter-sized cards from a deck of quartered cards and places them randomly onto the number cards. The spectator and the magician summarize the 4 chosen numbers. The performer counts down the same number of cards as the sum from a shuffled normal-sized deck of cards to get a random card. The performer turns the four, chosen, quarter cards face up. Together they form a whole jumbo card. The spectator turns the randomly determined, normal-sized card face up, and it is the same as the jumbo card.

The magician tables the two black Kings. He puts a card into his pocket with showing its face. He puts another card between the black Kings. The card in his pocket and the card between the Kings change their places, and then they go back to their places.

The magician predetermines two outcomes: the number of the cards cut off by a spectator and the identity of a card selected by a second spectator.

A spectator (not the magician!) writes a "prediction" onto a piece of paper before the trick begins. One of the other spectators selects a card by freely cutting the shuffled deck. You find the selection by using the "prediction."

The spectator selects a card from the shuffled deck and she loses it. The performer shuffles the deck as well. The spectator starts to deal the cards face up from the top of the deck. A special card comes with a message on its face; the message tells where the selection is in the deck.

The spectator selects a card from the shuffled deck, which is cut and shuffled back into the deck. The magician deals six cards onto the table, and the spectator selects one of them by the help of a die. The card helps to find her selection.

The magician introduces two decks of cards. He takes out the two red Queens from one of the decks and asks the spectator to shuffle the deck. The spectator puts the two face-up Queens somewhere in the deck on either side of any card (she sandwiches a face-down card between the face-up Queens). Nobody knows the identity of the sandwiched card. The deck is tabled. The magician takes out the two red Queens from the other deck and asks the spectator to shuffle the rest of the deck.

When she has finished shuffling the deck, the magician turns his back, and asks the spectator to put the two red Queens face up together somewhere in the deck. The magician turns his back; he doesn't know anything about the positions of any card in the deck, and shuffles the deck. A face-down card appears between the face-up red Queens after the shuffle. They learn the identity of the face-down sandwiched card. They check the first deck; the sandwiched card between the face-up Queens is the same as the card that was shuffled between the Queens randomly by the magician.

The spectator selects a card from the deck and she loses it. The magician finds the selection by spelling its name. The performer offers to repeat the trick, but in a harder way. The spectator selects a card mentally. The performer produces the mentally selected card by spelling its name.

The magician finds the four Aces of the deck by using four different methods. The faces of the Aces vanish, and then the Aces reappear somewhere else.

1st edition 2015, 17 pages.
word count: 6351 which is equivalent to 25 standard pages of text

Reviewed by Paul Hallas
★★★★★   Date Added: Saturday 04 April, 2015

Another nice collection of card magic from Jozsef. The e-book contains nine effects, my favorite two being "Opener Easy Aces" (which if you have a blank faced card and a couple of decks you'll be doing in minutes) and 4/4 which if you make up you'll have a mind blower, it just needs a little table space to perform. I'm sure others will have their own favorites but these were the two standouts for me.

In the first routine mentioned the performer finds the four aces, then they aces become blank cards and the aces are down on the table. The other routine uses as it's starting point routines by Aldo Colombini and David Britland. Four quartered cards are selected from a bunch and the spectator decides which numbered cards they are placed onto. The selected numbers are totaled and the result used to find a card in a deck. This card matches the four quarters, then the rest of the deck is shown blank.

You'll definitely use something from this new booklet.