This presentation has unquestionably achieved legendary status. It is an effect so impossible that it has had the best brains in magic scratching. From what I’ve read, Berglas perfomed the trick for other magicians who were stunned. The man performing the trick is Berglas’s best friend. The big hardcover book that reveals the innermost secrets of the card miracles performed by the legendary David Berglas for 60 years, written by magic’s most.

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The trick has four requirements: It was a natural step to have people name cards rather than think of them. This is much more magical and more suited to his particular style.

David Berglas is a magician that may be described succinctly as clever, ingenious and engaging.

One may achieve the effect by hiding the fact that the performer handles the deck, but—if he is allowed to manipulate it, then why bother with the maths? Still—they ought to know better! Throw in a false shuffle and you’ve got yourself a magic show! Of course he had a compelling personality which was as much part of the act. The performance sent cardworkers delving into their libraries in search of similar effects.


Having outlined the improvisational nature of The Berglas Effect it might now seem inconceivable that David would attempt to work the routine in a more formal atmosphere, on stage, in a nightclub or on telev ision for instance.

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Like I said before, the trick is cool, but the method is not. Furthermore he also knows its position from the centre of the pack. You can see that The Berglas Etfect does not have a simple berglss, a single method that once learned will accomplish the desired effect. You must log in or sign up to post here. None of this is easy. He now has two packets of twenty-seven cards and that allows for many more possibilities.

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An obvious use of the technique in conjunction with a set-up pack is to eftect a named card to the top. He or she must not be a stooge and have a free choice; no restrictions. Comments 22 Comments Categories Uncategorized. He asked them to “Give me a number between one and eleven.

They were driving around London, with David at the wheel, when he asked Barrie to name a card. Aug 14, 4. This trick is not about handling, magician barely touches the card.

It also depends on how you feel and whether you want to do a little hard work.

Some people might spot this but as the terms “top” and “bottom” of the pack are ambiguous and since David seems to be carrying on as if he knows what he is doing, they simply accept it. It would be wrong to do this and immediately count down bedglas a named card.


In any event I have never thought the trick deserved all the hype it has attracted. Dvd 3 has more performances of routines and brief explanations on basic moves ex. This automatically puts the card at the correct number. Join Physics Forums Today! They are so dumb there that they actually evfect you are me.

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Jul 13, Messages: Is there a book in which I can learn it? When the card is revealed the audience will have forgotten that David ever had the opportunity to put it there. David handles this situation by having the effeect number of cards dealt from fffect pack and then saying, “Now we have taken away the number of cards that you wanted, if the very next card were the card that you thought of, that would be quite fantastic, wouldn’t it?