Written by Matt Baker
Work of Matt Baker
264 pages (Hardcover), published by unknown publisher
Illustrated with photographs
Language: English
35 entries
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Matt Baker Introduction
Matt Baker Prologue Introduces the three protagonists of the book
Matt Baker Acknowledgements
Matt Baker Card College
  • First phase: magician can accurately estimate the number of cards in a packet cut off by spectator
  • Second phase: magician can accurately estimate the number of cards in a packet cut off by spectator and hidden in pocket, after cards have been shuffled
  • Third phase: magician can name every card in a packet previously placed inside the card box, unseen
Inspired by
  • "Blind Estimation" (Luis Otero, Cartificios, DVD)
Matt Baker Casablanca spectator names card, then removes a card an pockets it, performer as well, spectator has predicted performer's selection with previously named card and performer divines spectator's card
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Matt Baker Location Sensing Device Magician locates spectator's card, and vice versa
Inspired by 40
Spread Cull Force
Matt Baker Tilapia two spectators each think of a card, magician slowly divines each selection without wrong statements, includes versions built into Tamariz and Aronson stack
Inspired by 51
Matt Baker Variations Part I (The Buena Vista Shuffle Club) Discussion on the memorized deck
Matt Baker, Peter W. Tappan Histed Hoisted
Inspired by 62
Matt Baker Elementary, My Dear Vernon divining a selection by eliminating the impossible, followed by ending with a Triumph
Inspired by 72
Jerry Andrus Drunken Shuffle Slop Shuffle
Daryl Martinez Daryl's Triumph Display
Matt Baker Clue Mentalism routine themed around the game Clue, magician predicts the murderer, the weapon and the location of a murder
Matt Baker Say Anything Lie detector effect, end with magician showing prediction in an envelope of a random word thought of and written down by spectator, prediction is printed letter by letter on cards
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Matt Baker Variations Part II (The Buena Vista Shuffle Club) Chapter intro
Matt Baker Foiled by the Origami Test, Saved by the Lemon Law Presentation idea for the Bill in Lemon routine, with a brief description of the method
Matt Baker Three Coin Monte Standard Monte plot, but done with coins, one of them with an X drawn on it, ends with the target coin in coin pouch
Monte Coin Hype Move Standard hype move for three card monte, but done with coins
Coin Switching Envelope Instructions to construct a double ended envelope for switching coins
Matt Baker Hive Mind spectators help create a prediction about the number of coins held by two spectators (pennies, quarters, nickels and dimes), mathematical principle based on red/black relationship principle
Inspired by
  • "The Intuition Test" (Dr Larry Hass, Deep Mental Mysteries)
Matt Baker Quantum Matrix Presentation idea for classic coin Matrix effect, four coins and four cards, backfire ending, uses Siamese coins gimmick by Mike Gallo
Inspired by 144
Matt Baker, Barrie Richardson Banned For Life variation on Shuffle Bored, done as a real time skill demonstration of card counting for casino cheating. Magician can tell number of cards face up, number of red cards, and the total sum of the values of the red cards

Includes a magician-fooler method using "Rounders" gaffed cards, idea by Barrie Richardson, which is basically stripper deck but with rounded corners
Related to 159
Matt Baker Subconscious Shuffle Tracking Magician cuts to spectator's selection, then spectator stops and finds their own selection, then magician cuts to the three other mates
Mahatma Control Minor modification
Justin Higham Rolling-Stock Production Flashy production of card originally on top of the deck
John Bannon Bullet Catcher Production Apparently find four of a kind in the deck
Matt Baker Gilbreath Poker Both spectator and magician deal five hands of poker from their cards, each deal a good hand to an imaginary player, leaving the best hand for themselves
Inspired byRelated to 195
Matt Baker Triple-Fried three cards selected by three spectators through a lot of dealing, magician then divines all three selections, can be done with memorized deck or a special stack
Inspired byVariations 204
Matt Baker Pile Driver Complicated mathematical version of the twenty one card trick, based on principle by Edmé-Gilles Guyot
Inspired by 217
Matt Baker Variations Part III (The Buena Vista Shuffle Club) Chapter intro
Matt Baker Avenging Mandelbrot Magician finds two selections after haphazardly dealing the deck and reassembling them
Inspired by 227
Matt Baker S.O.L. card selected by spectator under very stringent conditions, magician is still able to divine its identity, x-ray case
Matt Baker Outlier card freely named by spectator, spectator then selects a card from the deck, rest of the deck is shown to be duplicates of another card, but the selected card is the named card, uses a Double Decker deck
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Matt Baker Quick Reference Guide
Data entered by Harapan Ong, April 2019.