“As a rationalist and a mechanist, I view all phenomena as ultimately explainable. ‘There’s no such thing as magic,’ is one of my common refrains. But some observations may seem to contradict all past experience. That’s what makes science so interesting, and it’s why Kopf’s performance was especially delightful to watch. I saw it a month ago, and have been puzzling over it ever since. Kopf is a consummate artist, and I hope to understand one day how he was able to do what he did.” -Dr. Bruce Beutler, Nobel laureate
“Jared Kopf is a name one often hears whispered among magical cognoscenti. A protégé of Bob White, his sleight-of-hand skills are outstanding; and he is a serious student of the art, focusing like his teacher on what may be considered the Vernon tradition.” -MAGIC Magazine
“He’s one of the best card guys out there right now . . . You’re going to love his work. Professional on every level.” -Dan Buck
What will he teach?
Card Magic & Gambling Routines
The Copenhagen Card
- How to improve everything from your pinky break and double lift to your top palm and blind shufﬂe.
- “Shufﬂe Sh*t” - A table multiple shift that will put even the most observant spectator to sleep.
- Thoughts on the “Push-Through Shufﬂe”
- The “Flops I Know” blind cut by John Wilson and Jared Kopf, and its applications to stack work
- ...And whatever else comes to mind!
A version of Hofzinser’s “Everywhere and Nowhere” with a strange presentation and fooling method utilizing sleights from the classic books of magic as well as from the gaming table.
An Open Display of Triumph
A version of Vernon’s classic that will fool lay audiences and experts alike. This method mirror’s the original from Stars of Magic, but there is no blind shufﬂe.
Merlin’s Lost Ace Trick
The classic knuckle-buster from Expert Card Technique, is taught in its original form along with a few presentational touches on the equivoke sequence.
On Marlo’s One-Rifﬂe Run-Up
A gambling demonstration in which the pseudo-cardshark shows how the four aces can be stacked for any number of hands with only one riffle shuffle.
A Simple Game
A version of the which-hand game, with three objects and three participants. Three people each select an object of their own free will, but the mentalist proves that he controlled their choices from the beginning.
A new set-up for Dai Vernon’s classic mental card effect, “Out of Sight, Out of Mind.”
A version of the so-called free will plot with a shufﬂed deck of cards.
*Set list is subject to change
Who is he?
Jared Kopf writes a review column for MAGIC and is the author of several books and pamphlets on the subject of conjuring, including Praestigia and An Ear Full of Cider: The Magic and Short Cons of Norman Beck. He performs magic and mind reading for audiences all over North America and has spoken at many professional conferences, including Magic-Con, the Golden Gate Gathering, and TAOM. His original effects have appeared in Genii and MUM and various digital projects. He lives with his wife Elayna and his son Martin in Dallas, Texas.
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