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 Post subject: The Gilbreath principle
PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2011 4:17 pm 
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To quote Max Maven the Gilbreath principle "is a thing of terrifying beauty." I first came across this in Sal Piacente's card lecture dvd and it's an awesome concept. I've found a couple of Max Maven effects on the video mind series that use it too but I was wondering what other tricks there were out there that use this principle and which books/dvds I might find them.


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 Post subject: Re: The Gilbreath principle
PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2011 4:29 pm 
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What is this principle?


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 Post subject: Re: The Gilbreath principle
PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2011 4:36 pm 
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We might need a moderators ruling on whether or not discussing the details of said principle would be exposure. Still it wouldn't be too hard to find out now you have the name.


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 Post subject: Re: The Gilbreath principle
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Sorry. Let me ask differently.

What can you accomplish with this principle?


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 Post subject: Re: The Gilbreath principle
PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2011 4:40 pm 
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The green room has a some discussion about it; http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/view ... 1&forum=99

duds, an internet search will catch you some good hits.


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 Post subject: Re: The Gilbreath principle
PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2011 5:11 pm 
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funny thing is i was looking for what it was recently, than remembered i owned sai piacentes dvd that taught it


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 Post subject: Re: The Gilbreath principle
PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2011 3:11 am 
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I'm aware of the principle but every effect I have heard described that uses the principle reminded me too much of the "self working counting" tricks that beginner card books try to pawn off as good magic. All of those are way to close in character to the 21 card trick for me to ever persue further. I do hold Maven in quite high regard. Do you mind describing one of the effects he teaches with it? It does sound like an interesting principle but I have yet to be thrilled with effects people have created with it.


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 Post subject: Re: The Gilbreath principle
PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2011 1:35 pm 
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duds wrote:
Sorry. Let me ask differently.

What can you accomplish with this principle?


In it's simplest terms its a way of stacking a deck so that it can be fairly riffle shuffled by a spectator yet still maintain some a level of order with regards to card values and colours.


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 Post subject: Re: The Gilbreath principle
PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2011 1:45 pm 
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arkham666 wrote:
duds wrote:
Sorry. Let me ask differently.

What can you accomplish with this principle?


In it's simplest terms its a way of stacking a deck so that it can be fairly riffle shuffled by a spectator yet still maintain some a level of order with regards to card values and colours.

As a suggested routine, take two royal flushes, and riffle shuffle them together. Deal a card from the deck onto the table. Divvy the pile in two, see if the spectator can guess who has the higher hand. Whichever he picks, he'll be wrong, it should be a tie, both with the royal flush.
When you flip over the card on the table, it can be a joker with the word "Tie" written on it.


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