“What happens to the hole when the cheese is gone?” Bertolt Brecht (1898-1956) German Writer.
“Online Sessions with the Any Card at Any Number plot”
Hi! First I wanna say thanks to God. He gives me the opportunity to do so many things. He gives me purpose in this life. Thanks!!!!!
Also thanks to all the contributors for this project, very good ideas from around the world. Also thanks to internet. Wonderful communication tool. And also thanks to you.
The life it’s full of mysteries. What happens to the hole when the cheese gone? How a thought card it’s found in ANY thought number? It’s a coincidence? It’s planned before? Psychological abilities? Good sleight of hand? What if I named other number? Or thinking in other card? The purpose of this project its give some ideas in this awesome plot, and promote creativity for new approaches and touches. A lot of magic heroes had a tremendous impact in this works. Of course, the first one its David Berglas and his wonderful Holy Grail. Also Ed Marlo (the inventor of all the card sleights, even the new ones!) , Dai Vernon, Juan Tamariz, and others. And mental guys such as Chan Canasta, Richard Osterlind, Banachek , and others. I hope do you like it this approaches, enjoy all the ideas and contribute with your own thinking
Pablo Amirá, 2009
IACAAN: Impromptu any card at any number (Matthew Shepherd) 3. A-KHAAAAN!: Star Trek’s ACAAN …. ACAAS: Any card at any sentence (Bob Burns)
2. IACAAN #2: Impromptu any card at any number #2 (Paul Carnazzo) 5.Contents: 1. DACAAN: Double Any Card at Any number (Pablo Amirá) 7. TUCAAN: Two Cards At any number (Mohamed Soliman ) 4. ATCAATN: Any thought Card at any thought number (Pablo Amirá) 6. (Mohamed Soliman)
The moment they say it I ask the second for their sentence... simply as that
Wow.1. onto the table. if you don’t like your name…) I take a pack of cards and lay them on the table. Effect: (where you read “I”. ACAAS Any card at any sentence Bob Burns lives in Montrose. any!!?
. As soon as they give it I ask the 'dealer' to spell all the words in the given sentence. Then I ask if there's anyone good at spelling. and professional musician (neo DaVinci) He wanna contribute with this good twist of the ACAAN. I go on to say they might want to choose something famous like: "I have a dream" or any famous saying from a movie or something they're mother used to say to them when they were a child anything at all. The first person is to think of a card and the second any sentence that comes to mind. and found the named card In resume… Any named card it’s founded by any sentence. giving a more personal meaning. When I get my volunteer I sit them next to the pack telling them that in a moment I will be asking them to pick the pack up and count down to a card using their ability to spell. Scotland. When they are ready I then ask the first person to name their chosen card. I then ask two more volunteers to think of two things (one thing each). hypnotist/hypnotherapist. mentalist. He works as a magician. and a very genius method. He deals the table. put your name or anybody’s name. face up.
Comments: The last time I did this particular ACAAN effect was in a pub in Portsmouth and the person said. much to everyone's amusement: "You'll poke someone's eye out with that." The card selector immediately said "The four of hearts" and the card dealer spelt: Y-O-U-L-L P-O-K-E S-O-M-E-O-N-E-S E-Y-E O-U-T W-I-T-H T-H-A-T. That's what I'd do!
. Both sayings (card and sentence) are inserted into their sub-conscious and they are given their post hypnotic suggestions. So in this case I'm talking pre-show of two separate specs. followed of course by total amnesia. actual hypnotists) say that "there's actually no such thing as hypnosis". I don't believe he ever had only one ACAAN but rather he would change the method in order to fool magicians and safeguard his secret. And it's one that makes me smile when I hear other hypnotists (that's correct. and the last card to be turned was the four of hearts.. most of them know by card magicians but this method is done by. I believe that the whole ACAAN thing that Berglas possessed was due to his wonderful imagination.Method: There are 4 'other' ways I can think of to do this method.. HYPNOSIS. I believe it's possible that at least one of the ways Berglas would have achieved ACAAN might have been by using this method.
(Little do they know its only second from the bottom!)
. IACAAN Impromptu Any Card at any Number Matthew its a kind magician-mentalist from Leeds. The selected card is then placed on top of the deck and controlled to second from bottom of the deck.2. then I “flash” the bottom card whilst talking so that any eagle eyed spectator who thinks the card is on the bottom sees that it isn’t.and He wanna contribute with this piece. I then start to talk about the 52 different card and how they have two colours. United Kingdom. four different suits and thirteen different values. The performer does not know the identity of the card. This causes a distraction from what I am actually doing. The performer counts down to this number and there is found the chosen card. a spectator selects a card which is then shuffled back into the deck. Method: Ask a spectator to shuffle their cards and without you looking to remove any card they wish so that they can burn the image of it into their mind. As they are looking and the card you asked for the deck to be handed around to other people for further shuffling and then finally handed back to you. Now some spectators might be aware of this so I sometimes do a few Faro Shuffles while still keeping the bottom two cards as they were.
Effect: From a borrowed and shuffled deck. (IT IS IMPORTANT THAT IT IS SECOND FROM THE BOTTOM OF THE DECK!!!!!) The way I usually accomplish this is to ask for the card to be placed on top. The performer then asks for a number from one to 52 to be called out. I seem to be giving the cards an overhand shuffle whilst saying this but I actually slip the top and bottom card of the deck off together and then proceed with a standard overhand shuffle.
” They turn over the card and you await gasps and applause!
. For example if they called out the number 37 . I then look at them in they eyes and ask: “For the very first time. This sentences creates a false memorie.I then ask someone to call out any number from 1 to 52. and someone else named any number from 1 to 52 from a borrowed and shuffled deck. what was your card?” As soon as they look at you and answer your question. I then say to the spectator who looked at the card: “Please turn over your card and see which card your was at that number. When the number has been called out I deal down to one card before their number. (Note: Good point about the use of the word “Any”. I then talk about how someone looked at any card.I would deal down to the 36th card. you turn the whole deck over so that their card is now “on top” with another card below it which is reversed too. Whilst doing this I do a half pass with the bottom two cards so that their selected card is now on the bottom of the deck but facing the other way round as is the one underneath it. It is important that only the two cards are turned over in order for the effect to be successful. hopefully) Whilst I am talking about the above I secretly turn the whole deck over again and do a half pass on the bottom card making the deck normal again. Also you can use this linguistic technique to say “Any thought card and number”. I then ask the spectator to hold out their hand and place their card face down onto their palm. This is just in case anyone wants to examine their deck. You then say: “So if this card (pointing to the spectators card “on top” of the deck” is yours then we would have a miracle wouldn’t we?” .
what number does your subconscious tell you?”
. because there is a little bit of sleight of hand to do.Comments: The presentation sells this effect. If someone names any number greater than 50 you can adjust the effect a little so that it still looks the same however I prefer to just say: “Are you sure you want me to spend ages counting to the 52nd card? I think a slightly lower number would be a little better. you must do these in such an offhand manner when you are talking to the audience.
3. second effect being that a spectator names a number and that card is located at that number. As you retrieve the pack. it is important to run the last cards singly to make sure the joker ends up on the face. using one effect to set up the next. E-mail: ahmo490@yahoo. Only you need to have one joker in the pack.
Method: The setup it’s very easy. which you cut to the top of the pack with the cover line of "hey look the other way!" or the more preferable "now you there isn’t any particular order to these cards" Turn to the first spectator and have him pick a card.
. TUCAAN Two Cards At Any Number Mohamed Soliman lives in Florida. cut yourself short and "have them try something more interesting. begin to spread the cards face up until you spot the joker. the first effect being that one spectator locates his card by inserting a joker anywhere in the pack. where all the cards above the break are overhand shuffled to the face of the pack. as you turn to second spectator to take a card out. Its called it TUCAAN cause I use two cards in the routine.com Effect: An ACAAN effect for two people. however in this case. Have spectators shuffle pack until they want to kill you. this may be done by spreading the cards as you reiterate the fairness of the peeking predicament.
What follows next is a silent mora overhand shuffle control." have the peek at a card and retain a pinkie break ABOVE the peeked at card. He is a semi professional magician/mentalist and also a school student.
telling the spectators that you hope they didn’t THINK of a joker as one of their cards. in a gesture the right hands moved in a counter clockwise position. and with the thumb turn the joker face up as the right hand turns back clockwise and the left hands packet is placed on top. all the cards above this outjoged card are taken in the right hand.A quick position check will notice that the peeked at card is on top while the joker is at the face. drop the joker and the facedown card next to it on the table as you place the left hands cards above the right hands packet this places the peeked at card on top. (It’s important that you stress the word think because they will later remember that they thought of cards as opposed to peek or picked the out). As all attention is focused on the facedown card on the table. because you are going to use it as a marker of sorts. The situation is as follows: face up joker outjoged somewhere in the middle with the selected card below it and the peeked at card below that.as the first spectator names his card have the joker inserted into the pack by the second spectator in preparation for Bill Simon's prophesy move which goes as follows. This whole procedure is under the guise of mixing the cards up after the card is peeked. The move is a difficult one to read however an easy one to accomplish if you follow the instructions with cards in hand. Which is exactly the next step in this routine. Cut the joker to the face of the pack and hand it to the second spectator who peeked at a card-at this point I prefer to spread the pack towards this spectator asking him to just look at the cards and not to memorize any but to let their subconscious mind take over. Take this opportunity to secure a pinky break below the top card as you pick up the joker gesturing towards the card on the table. as you spread through the pack in search for the joker. making sure that the half with the joker is placed on top as the key card. spread the cards to the outjoged facedown joker. Another position check will find the peeked at card and the card that was picked to the right of the joker when the pack is spread face up. place the joker above the card on the deck picking them up as
. Turn to the first spectator as you cut the cards asking him/her/it to replace the card. Spread (lots of spreading in this trick) through to the joker and the card below it reiterating that if they would have inserted it anywhere else they would have been off.
place the joker with the card below it on top of the packet in the left hand. Some people might find this method to be very sleight heavy. as you then continue the gesture with the right hand towards the first persons card.. and the bill Simon move is the perfect misdirection to sneak the peeked at card underneath the joker. however I do believe that these aren’t very heavy hard sleights and is well in the range of most average card magicians. under the motivation of pointing towards them with the right hand. Spread the joker off and very fairly remove the top card of the packet and turn it over showing it to be the card they had peeked.one in the right hand and have them turn the card face up revealing the first card picked.
Comments: Where to begin?! Well I used to perform this method all the time until I discovered a more hands off approach to ACAAN. I really do like the premise of one effect to set up the next. I personally prefer to spread the cards in front of both spectators with the guise of them having the deck somehow remembered subconsciously. The patter in this effect is completely up to the performer. saying that this time they just merely named the first number to come in their head. Enjoy the trick as it has served me well.
Hand the deck to the spectator who peeked at the card and have them name a number and deal to that number onto your left hand. When they reach that number.
When it is shuffled back into the deck it is controlled to the bottom. IACAAN #2 Impromptu Any Card at any Number #2 Paul Carnazzo from Boston. Effect: A deck is shuffled and card is named. Massachusetts. The deck is transferred to the right hand. naturally the dealt pile is not completely square. After the card is named.. secretly loading the selected card on top of the pile. we'll assume the number is 28). Method: The method is straight forward and uses a move i came up with originally to use as a force. they need to pick a number higher than five. so i usually say "pick a random number somewhere in the middle". and then the spectator deals to that number. retaining the bottom card. USA send to us his approach to the Anytime. The spectator is instructed to choose any number from one to fifty two (for the 'load' to be effective. I usually remove the card place it on top. Card is shown to be named card. It isn't until the spectator holds the deck that they name a number from one to fifty two. so during your patter you square the dealt pile. double undercut it to the bottom. as such:
. and false shuffle. but works well here to load the card at the correct position. Now.4. and the deck is given to the spectator. it is out jogged form the deck and shown around. The deck is shuffled again. The spectator is instructed to deal the cards face down. Anywhere miracle with his 52 paper friends .. Very little importance is placed on the deck at this point. stopping when they deal to their number. and shuffled again. transferring the break to a right thumb break. (their card is still on the bottom of the deck) The performer takes the deck back in the left hand and a pinky break is obtained above the bottom (selected) card.for our example.
as the right hand (still holding the deck and thumb break) goes forward so the right middle finger (still with deck in the right hand) can pull the front of tabled packet back against the left index finger. but it is done as a simple squaring motion. face down. the deck is tabled (as far from the dealt packet as possible). It is at that point that the selected card is dropped onto the tabled packet. the load may seem bold. That all takes less than two seconds.The dealt packet remains on the table. The spectator is now instructed to slide the card they dealt to off the packet. and both hands square the rest of the packet. As far as I know it is original to me. explaining if they dealt fewer cards it wouldn't have been their card. The spectator turns the stopped at card to reveal the selected card. and the left index finger slightly squares the back (closest to performer) of the packet. Also. The right hand immediately goes to the right side of the packet and holds the deck against it. I hope you try it and like it!
. Comments: The 'loading' move is called "The Deal down Force”. the turning of the top cards of the deck and of the tabled packet provides ample time misdirection. while pattering about how 'fair' the whole process was. and is an effective force as well. Then. squaring the packet. The performer turns the top few cards of the tabled packet over. Now the performer turns over the top few cards of the deck explaining that if the had gone a few more cards it obviously would have been a different card. as the left index finger goes to the left side of packet.
The method has a lot of influences. I refined this method thru a lot of performance. all depends in the context. and with the motivation to show the deck spreading between my hands. casually of course. or just present a real strange mystery. but this effect gives me a lot of fun and astonish to my participants. The thought card its “influenced” (because isn’t forced) via the “Riffle Force” by Chan Canasta. Later I said to another participant to think in a number between 1-52. he stops the procedure in “37”) Fairly the participant flips the face down card and sees the amazing coincidence.
. but looks very fair. ATCAATN Any thought card at any thought number HI!. It’s yet a piece of brute diamond that needs work. Email : pabloamira@gmail. Other participant thinks in any number and stops the dealing process just one card before the thought number (if he/she thinks on “38”. Next. and almost 3 years in magic. Completely free choice. I spot the thought card (hopefully) and put in second to the bottom. (Also Richard Osterlind uses a lot this technique). or talk about Berglas and the amazing Holy Grail. Immediately other participant shuffles again the deck. I’m the guy without life and a lot of time (really I had very few time and literally I need study Social Psychology right now) who took the time to compile all this crazy ideas . This it’s my favourite method for this really awesome and simple plot. Chile. I’m 21 years old. Isn’t a hand off. but next I said that he/she/ thinks in a no so high number. because I don’t wanna that the dealing procedure becomes in a boring moment. The only thing that I don like it it’s the bad name that i choose for this piece… its unpronounceable. I lived in Temuco. Method: I used this effect for doing a good moment to a couple.5.com Effect: From a shuffled deck the participant looks a card. Then I take the cards. immediately put the deck in other hands and other participant shuffled the deck again.
The “there “card its put face down near the participant who it’s thinking in a card.Then I explain the dealing procedure. I do a real deal with the bottom card. because the first one its more “soft”). casually showing the bottom card. respect and loved your audience and smile!
. I do a recapitulation about the conditions creating false memories for the post effect reactions. ( I always see this strange grip when a magician do the “glide”. stopping whenever the participant said “there”( I used the word “there” and no “stop”. Comments: This is one of my favourite effects. and giving a good moment for them. leaving the corner moved a little bit. It’s very strong if YOU believe that this experiment it’s nearly impossible. I take the deck in biddle grip. Keep it simple. and know what he its doing … even laypeople who knows the glide) The move its likely the start move of “Kelly Bottom Placement”. and next perform this modified glide. moving the bottom card only a few. and do a “Glide” type move. giving a good moment of astonishment. but from biddle grip.
So… if anybody take credit to this idea. please tell me Effect: A Shuffled pack is dividing in two parts. one by one . Dramatically the participants deals the cards and in the named number. 2 packets with thoughts cards on top. The receiver told the number that he received via “subconscious. One participant see a card in one packet. because I influence 2 cards via “Psychological riffle force”. where they transmitted the subconscious number to the other person.6. I split the deck in two packets that can of course be shuffled.
. and deals the cards one by one . The packets are shuffled and show really mix by the to soon astonish humans. I explain that in the subconscious they know where the card is. why not produce two moments? I never listen or see an idea like this in print But maybe Marlo create this one literally before i was born. One participant chooses any number between 1-26 for the other.. are the two thought cards. DACAAN Double Any Card at Any number There its a new idea. a “subconscious telepathy” .
Method: The method had similitude with my ATCAATN. The situation its this …. the participants of course can shuffle the cards more. Next the participants creates a very good moment. When the influence its done. I spread the 2 packs. If you can create one amazing coincidence. and the other choose any number again for the other. and 2 participants with 2 random numbers. and I put the thought card secretly on the top. even if you shuffle the pack. another participant look other card in the other packet. telepathy”.
Next slowly the spectators can reveal the cards.
Comments: I like a LOT this effect.Now you will perform a double Andrew’s Gerard “ extraordinary proof force” ( I highly recommend buying this TA project) . and matches with their thoughts. and psychologically believed . Its so impossible. Work on it. find the subtleties and told me what do you think
almost as if you are thinking what numbers to actually say.7. with the clubs being on top... and I highly recommend picking up the series as it is a fantastic investment.one and ten" this is said in a very casual manner. "Name any number between one and ffff. the number they named the most was in fact 5. from the True Astonishment Series Vol. Setup: Have the four 5's on top of the deck in CHaSeD order. Note: This effect requires the knowledge of Andrew Gerard's Extraordinary Proof Force. as well as a psychological force of the Clubs suit (most convenient) however the outs to this effect leave the spectator with the same memory of the effect The first part involves verbal force of one of the number 5.The number 7 seemed to be too obvious as people tend to avoid it. and of course the card is found at that number.A-KHAAAAN! : The Star Trek’s ACAAN
Mohamed contribute with other approach. as you also drop little bits of "pushes" towards the number 5. The wording is also very important. based in a very strange phrase. the outs are 100% and the spectator will remember the effect as it is. although this involves a verbal force. cards are given to spec. and nothing short of extraordinary. and cool mix of methods Effect: Card is named by spectator. in my experience when someone is asked to NAME a number out loud between one and ten. I of course am not explaining that force because it is not mine. Method: This effect makes use of a verbal force of the number 5. (short for spectacular) and he deals the cards until whatever number they want. however it is the second most named number if someone is asked to NAME a number between one and ten.5. Notice how after the word "and" there is a
. The verbal force of the 5 has many psychological factors in its favour.
At this point hand them the cards and execute the Extraordinary Proof Force. “There are four suits in the deck--Extend your left hand as if you were counting the suits on your fingers. just simply double undercut so that the proper seven with the proper suit is the one that remains on top. Point your right index finger at your left index finger as you say--Hearts--now instead of pointing at your left middle finger continuing the count. Now comes the force of the Club suit. often by asking if that was their first choice sometimes you’ll be able to talk them back. If they happen to name another suit. what if they don’t name the 5 right off the bat. but then continue on with "one and ten.whole bunch of f's. break the pattern and point at them as you make eye contact and in a louder clearer voice say--CLUBS--return to pointing at your third finger bringing your focus back to naming the suits in a less clearer voice. as this one is the most convenient of the suits to force (see setup) this one is all about the words used as well as the gesturing and the tone of your voice. don’t panic because they have no idea what is going on." this is a very important helper to this force and through my experience. Let’s assume they name the 5 for now. and continue on with a very nice subtlety used in the original routine by Gerard which is as follows: spread the deck with faces towards yourself telling the spectators you are going to place a certain card in a position. What you are doing is simply spreading through till you find whatever card
. This isn’t meant to be vulgar as it is meant to be an F sound. it is almost as if you are going to say five. making sure not to make eye contact with them yet. Now. Suppose you have someone who picks and sticks with their number. Although that may have seemed like a very drawn out explanation. what are you going to do?? Well I always try to lead them back to 5 and there are a number of ways to do that. the whole procedure takes a matter of 5 seconds and in my experience will force the clubs 85% of the time. as later ill come back to the outs. it is very important that you don’t bring emphasis on the number until they have stopped dealing (those who know the method know what I am talking about) It is at this point that you reiterate that you have not touched the cards (lie) and that they could of named any card and they could of dealt to any number building this moment up all you can until they turn over the card and wet themselves frankly. I’ve found it to increase the chances of naming a five. however you do not want them to know where. continue on with the suit force (never hurts to practice) so you know the value of their card.
with minimal handling on the magicians part.they named. Comments: The suit force in this routine is based on Derren Brown’s handling of a similar force from his lecture tape from International Magic. The Extraordinary Proof force is found in the Paul Harris True Astonishment Series Volume 5. when the reality of the situation is that their card is on top of the deck in preparation for the force. cutting it to the top. which is exactly what you continue on with at this point.
. and then taking the card at the face of the deck and pretend as if you are sticking this indifferent card in a certain position in the deck. The real importance of this routine it’s the memory created by the spectator that the card they named was at the number they wanted.
) 2. etc. search videos from the master Juan Tamariz and his style of freedom in the handling.
.A few Tips from around the world:
1. but the borrowed deck its more powerful and unexplicable to them. Always when you can. Practice a lot all your moves . because in anytime your family can call to the psychiatric clinical) 4. use a borrowed pack. 3. All depends on your experiences and work. 6. and the conversation(do it outside or in your locked room. Play the game of the chances. Use ambiguous language when you recapitulate the procedure. All this tips are from subjective minds and perspectives. Maybe you can use a meaning number for the spectator (Birthday number. Sounds a insignificant detail. and a mental miracle. If you can. Used even like a joke …” please shuffle… no more…. A few times I was playing the “David Berglas” character. Its very satisfied use your own super mega Bicycle vintage 1800 with Dai Vernon’s autograph. but really it’s a big difference between a pick a card trick. 7. More… (Etc…)” If you wanna visual inspiration. Never works yet… but who knows?? 5. talking and imagine the context. and really perform his ACAAN with a borrowed and shuffle packed. handed out the deck for shuffle.
Conclusion: Well… in this last page I wanna conclude this fun project. but create good relationships where the basses are the fun and the great art of illusion. I hope do you take this ideas and the most important. Like Paul Harris said “the therapy of the astonishment”. a astonish time in their life’s. shared with the world. Because you know that magic isn’t about methods or tricks. And who knows? Maybe in a future project you can shared your ideas an be part of this !!!! Bye! Pablo Amirá “Magic isn’t tricks. Sharing its all about right? Create Synergy between all of us. All this approaches are just excuses to give to your participants a good moment. its very simple to understand and enjoy. it’s a Way”
. personally I think. and always remember that the card that he/she named its in the number that he/she named. An this plot. No exposure of the methods. Maybe you can change the moment ( or even the life) to a person who needs these new breath on his life .