Written by Carlos Vinuesa

2013
Work of Carlos Vinuesa

100 pages (Hardcover), published by Selfpublished
Illustrated with photographs and drawings by Cristina Medrano, Ángel Suazo Nácar.
Language: English

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Carlos Vinuesa Preface
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Carlos Vinuesa That Is Not Possible! influence of The Grail by Mike Rose as the starting point of the subsequent versions of Card at Any Number in the book
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Carlos Vinuesa My Grail card found by spectator at number named by him is predicted, only one duplicate is used
Inspired by
  • The Grail (Mike Rose, DVD and gaff)
Related to
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Unknown Holding Cards back in Case as open/accidental cut
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Carlos Vinuesa What a Coincidence! two decks in their cases, spectator counts a number of cards named by him in one deck arriving at a card, the other case only contains that same card
Inspired by
  • The Grail (Mike Rose, DVD and gaff)
Related to
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Unknown Bicephalous Card Case case that can be opened on both sides
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Carlos Vinuesa Freely Chosen Card at Any Number deck shuffled by spectator before and after his free selection of a card, then he (blindfolded) finds the card at named number
Inspired by
  • The Grail (Mike Rose, DVD and gaff)
Related to
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Carlos Vinuesa Twins Hit Twice double Any Card at Any Number: deck is shuffled by spectators and two packets are cut by two of them to choose two cards, the two spectators agree on a number, they find one card counting that number from the top and the other counting that same number from the bottom
Inspired by
  • The Grail (Mike Rose, DVD and gaff)
Related toVariations
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Carlos Vinuesa Single Card at Any Number single selection controlled to position 22 (UnDo Influence), in-faro shuffle (position 44) with the possibility of undoing it (incomplete cascade shuffle or stripper deck) to place the card in the named number
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Carlos Vinuesa Twins Without Jokers double Any Card at Any Number with any borrowed deck (even missing up to three cards): deck is shuffled by spectators and two packets are cut by two of them to choose two cards, the two spectators agree on a number, they find one card counting that number from the top and the other counting that same number from the bottom
Inspired by 36
Carlos Vinuesa Back to the Future materials, preparation and rough description of the following sequence: Any Card at Any Number, Production of Four Cards, Collectors & Race
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Carlos Vinuesa I Have Destroyed the Time Machine! preparation of the Freely Chosen Card at Any Number with two blue backed decks on the table, one of them with a red backed card on top (first switch moving the red card)
Inspired by
  • "A Card and a Number" (Gombert, Baker and Tamariz) (Juan Tamariz, Mnemonica, 2004)
Related to
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Carlos Vinuesa The Flux Capacitor (The Queens) Steve Freeman Display handling with stripper deck to produce four cards "in flux capacitor formation"
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Carlos Vinuesa Past, Present and Future (Collectors) Collectors effect with stripper deck
Related to
  • "Bone Collectors" (Ashford Kneitel)
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Carlos Vinuesa The Sports Almanac (The Race) combination of strippers with cuts in short and long sides; prediction of race results in Shuffle-Bored style (including photo finish of the race)
Inspired by
  • "Derby" (Tony Koynini, 1952)
  • "Shuffle-Bored" (Simon Aronson, 1980)
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Carlos Vinuesa The Trick That Can Be Explained exploration of the idea of obtaining in the deck a duplicate of a freely chosen card (with deck switch between the selection and the return of the card)
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Carlos Vinuesa I Will Make Two Piles and You Will Touch One card freely selected from shuffled borrowed deck, after spectator returns it and shuffles, magician makes two piles and discards one until two cards are left, the one touched by the spectator is the chosen one
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Carlos Vinuesa The Switch with back towards spectators
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Carlos Vinuesa The Trick That Can Be Explained three possible different effects (depending on selections of spectators) where cards are freely chosen from a shuffled borrowed deck and found by them in impossible conditions
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Albert Spackman Forcing from a Forcing Deck
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Carlos Vinuesa Interesting variants variants of the principle of the deck switch: start with a forcing or banked deck and, after the forces, switching it for a regular deck missing the forced cards
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Carlos Vinuesa Some Time After... card from ordinary pack returned to stripper deck (easy to find duplicate)
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Carlos Vinuesa Bibliography
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