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Refining Vernon's 1-2-3
by Ian Baxter


(1 review, 3 customer ratings) ★★★★

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Refining Vernon's 1-2-3 by Ian Baxter

"It's not easy to improve on a trick by Dai Vernon, but Ian Baxter has managed to do just that!"

A timely observation from reviewer David Jones, who has hit the nail right on the head. Here is an easy, clever new treatment of a respected Vernon classic. Don't be surprised if you find yourself performing Refining Vernon's 1-2-3 over and over again.

Jones continues: "This streamlined handling of Vernon's 1-2-3 is so much cleaner than the original, more magical in effect and far easier to perform. It's a winner!"

This familiar, fast-moving card mystery has been 'doing the rounds' for decades: A chosen card is lost in the deck, the performer removing an Ace, 2 and 3 of one suit and promising to magically change one of these into the selection. Within seconds, that is exactly what happens.

Skill level required? Following his customary leg-pulling, Baxter provides a blunt but honest answer in his opening remarks ... "A Double Lift!"

Yes, this is the only sleight employed. Add in expected moves such as acquiring a break, using a key card and executing an Overhand or Hindu Shuffle, to complete the list of necessary skills. Within easy reach of anyone who can shuffle a deck. And for just $4.00 you can join the party.

1st edition 2022, PDF 5 pages.
word count: 1632 which is equivalent to 6 standard pages of text

Reviewed by hal barlow (confirmed purchase)
★★★★★   Date Added: Tuesday 19 July, 2022

A simple clear plot finally gets a simple clear handling. This handling makes this wonderful trick easily accessible to most everyone with no loss of effect. Worth much more than the modest price of $4.