The Berglas Effect is considered, by the cognoscenti, to be the holy grail of to card magic by one of the greatest authors of magic books, Richard Kaufman. ‘The Berglas Effect’: A Likely Answer by John Keyes Note: Because of that it afforded me–call F.O.R.K. (Friends Of Richard Kaufman), I feel it. Almost pages• Oversized, Hardcover• Dustjacket, Inserts, and 3D Glasses• Includes 3 DVDs• Over 60 Pages Devoted to “The Berglas Effect” and “Any Card .

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How many of you can do the Berglas effect? This is the basic principle but the actual techniques that are used are much more refined.

It is a good card trick akufman no better than a thousand others. If any one of the criteria for The Berglas Effect can be forgone, then why not another? Je suis toujours en cours de re lecture, et c’est passionnant. Take Guardio for a ride. I’ll critique each chapter to the best of my abilities. It’s obvious that this poster does not have Efgect as a native language, so using esoteric vocabulary is not going to help matters. Why does this magic trick work? I don’t remember the exact details 50 years later but it went something like this.

If my theory is not correct then it is a secret I would love to get my hands on. Jul 10, Why is it necessary for him kaufmna handle them at all, as he is making the point of doing nothing with them?

However—I am content to be a writer and an occasional inventor or re-inventor, as there is nothing new under the sun of magic tricks and grand illusions. And what is their analysis of the broader topics and principles of magic and audience management in the tome?


The first DVD is an interview. In the business of Magic, nothing ought to be regarded as inadvertent—neither the explicit nor berglae implicit.

Berglas touches the cards!

Ian Kendall Close up magician in Edinburgh and Scotland. I’m certainly not one. One however seems straight out of a childrens card magic book. It didn’t even seem to work in the least on the DVD. Any card selected at a number from a phone book? Related Questions Is it true that only two people know how the Berglas Effect “any card, any number” trick is done?

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If he doesn’t that means that he is tacitly approving of them. I had a typo in my first post: Also from my own experience with this effect keep in mind it only spans the past 13 days I have noticed that this effect is not for every audience. Ruling out chance, and taking it as a proper routine, a stunt that efgect be repeated at will any number of times with consistent success, it not only defies logic, but—is at odds with the very purpose of the craft, which is to devise a plot, a scheme by which to deceive the viewer.

That is—the Genii of my youth, back in the early s effecr Bill Larsen, Jr. I would then ask for any number and then do that old bluff thing where you count them off rapidly reversing the berglad and when you get to the card slap them face upwards showing you got to the correct card. Whenever I find berlas gripping anything too tightly I just ask myself “How would Guy Hollingworth hold this? Basically if you give a negative review you haven’t read it properly – I’m constantly tempted to buy this but some of the comments made about anyone who tries to speak normally about this get to me.


In the lattter case, they feel like suckers.

How does the Berglas Effect magic card trick work? – Quora

These are stunning and miraculous and have never really been explained properly in print before. Of these combinations, 52 are correct — that is, they will deliver ACAAN — in any given deck order. What incredible nerve and confidence to take a simple trick and turn it into a global sensation. Did this review help you? I am on your side, old kaufmxn.

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The following video link shows David Berglas demonstrating this approach several times in succession, with various members of his audience, and I strongly recommend it:.

With all the berblas laid bare, and placed at your fingertips, you are YEARS and countless performances away from being to duplicate The Berglas Effect.

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You are commenting using your WordPress. I’ve spent multiple hours breaking down the book and the dvds. Shop Now at guard.

effecr Sooner or later Mr Keyes will be banned from the Genii Forum no matter how polite he is. Clearly others will have opposing views. Kaufman considers this to be his best book to date. It is taking decades of advice and wisdom from one of the greatest performers today.