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This is classic Juan Tamariz, a longer routine with four effects. It uses the Tamariz memorized deck. In the explanation part Juan gives you the exact sequence of his memorized deck. Important to know is that there are no difficult moves. Most of the heavy lifting is done by the stack itself and some false shuffles and false cuts.
Juan shows a full deck of cards and mixes face-up and face-down cards by shuffling, cutting and turning over packs. Then all the cards are assembled into a pile, the performer riffles the corners and the spectator peeks at a card. Without looking at the pack Juan knows the card the performer has peeked at.
Then again without Juan looking two spectators lift a portion of the packet turn over the top card of the tabled portion, remember the card they are turning over and then put the lifted portion back on the tabled portion. Juan puts the cards under the table and when the deck emerges the two chosen cards are the only ones face-up in an otherwise face-down pack.
Then a spectator picks a good poker hand, say a full house for example three Aces two sevens. Spectator also picks the number of players, say four players. After a few cuts and shuffles the deck is stacked so that the performer receives during the dealing process the spectator chosen hand.
As a climax to the poker demonstration, after more shuffling and cutting, Juan deals a straight flush to one of the hands and a Royal Flush to himself.
Then the spectator picks a card, remembers it and returns it and the performer finds it by spreading the cards face-up.
As the last part Juan does a Bridge demonstration. After some shuffling he deals four bridge hands and each hand consists of all the cards from one suit.
runtime: 49min 30s
Reviewed by Skott Hughes (confirmed purchase)
★★★★★ Date Added: Wednesday 16 May, 2012
This is a very clever set of effects (4) that are shown in the great style of card master Juan Tamariz. The video is long and the routine comes in at around 15 to 20 min depending on your presentation.
Taught very clear. The only draw back is 3 a hand poker effect that's shown in the middle isn't shown in the explanation. (I fig. it out though). A real good effect and worth the price.