Six poker chips, bearing the numbers 0 to ten are examined and mixed by a spectator. The spectator lays them on a table with no interference from the mentalist. While the performer's back is turned, the spectator turns over some chips. Three more are turned over and covered with a playing card, business card, or beer coaster. The performer turns around and, with no false moves or skulduggery, announces the total of the chips beneath the cards. It's that clean. And, surprisingly, it can be instantly repeated, with a different result.
Just the thing for parties, get-togethers, and bars, while waiting for other guests to arrive. Carry it with you, always ready to perform. No magnets, mirrors, external gimmicks, or palming. No assistants or stooges. And, get this: you don't touch the chips again, once you hand them to the spectator at the start of the routine.
Only in this revised and enlarged edition do you also get several additions and afterthoughts, added illustrations, and other bonus contents to get the absolute most from this brilliant and stunning effect.
"Extremely puzzling. No angles." - John Braun
1st edition 1941, PDF 14 pages.word count: 5038 which is equivalent to 20 standard pages of text
"Will really baffle the wisest, including magicians." - Mitchell Kanter
"A really fine item. Can be repeated indefinitely and the last presentation leaves the spectator as puzzled as the first showing." - Lloyd E. Jones
Reviewed by Ralf Laue
★★★★★ Date Added: Thursday 27 August, 2020
It's really great principle that has been used in many other tricks later (including a Tenyo trick in 1997). Before buying, have a look into your library. It is not unlikely that you already have a description as it has been also published in Bob Hummers Seleted Secrets, Fulves' Self-working Number Magic and Gardner's Mathematics, Magics and Mystery.