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Ovation by Stephen Minch & Martin A. Nash

Ovation is the card act that, for the last few years, Martin Nash reserved strictly for his use in the Close-Up Room at the Magic Castle. For a long time that was the only place one could witness it. Later he also used it for special occasions in his regular public work. This act was designed to impress and fool not only laymen but magicians and magic-wise laymen as well. Its proof of success is the many strations of seemingly unlimited card skill ever devised. It is not a self-working routine. It will take practice. But the end gives an impression far in excess of its means. Once mastered it will command an unmatchable reputation for the card worker.

This act consists of six interlinked routines. It opens with an unparalleled cutting of the Aces from a shuffled deck, each in an impossible-seeming manner and in an order specified by the audience.

19 pages
word count: 8625 which is equivalent to 34 standard pages of text