#trending right now
Head to Head Poker by Paul Gordon (Instant Download) A reputation making poker game, where THEY make all the choices, but YOU win all the money. INTRO PRICE ENDS AT MIDNIGHT. START LEARNING INSTANTLY.
List price:$15.00
Price: $9.95
You save: $5.05 (33%)
In stock: Download INSTANTLY.
card
gambling
p3
paul-gordon
poker

+click to enlarge

This is a masterpiece. Borrow a deck, and with no sleight-of-hand, blow peoples' minds.

Imagine a poker game where THEY make every choice. But no matter how fair it seems, you always win. And not just by a little -- with a ROYAL FLUSH IN SPADES.

No sleight of hand, no special cards, just an awesome poker trick that you'll be doing for a lifetime.

Have a question about this product?
ASK HERE

Featured Magic Tricks

Customer Reviews (showing 1 - 10 of 133)
Showing the
reviews with
containing
Excellent Poker Routine Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on November 7th, 2016
The routine is suitable for beginners and pros alike, no moves and all presentation. Really good thinking here, and the teaching is thorough, with a couple interesting variations. There is, IMHO, one weak moment in the routine. However, it will surely fly by laymen, and many magicians likely wouldn't catch it either. Overall, an excellent 10 card poker routine.
4 of 4 magicians found this helpful.
Did this review help you? 1 comment
Loving it! Xxxxx Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on November 6th, 2016
Another wow trick from Mr. Gordon. I remember him doing it at Tannen’s about 23 years ago and forgot all about it. I've wasted 23 years because this will be a keeper in my act. Yeah. Loving it.
3 of 3 magicians found this helpful.
Did this review help you? 1 comment
Cheeky and brilliant! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on November 11th, 2016
It's fun to be fooled by something as uncomplicated and straightforward as this, and I was.

One viewing of just the first half of the video, demo and brief explanation, was sufficient to put this one in my 'anytime - anywhere - any deck" repertoire. What setup there is turns out to me delightfully simple and the only requirement is that the performer be able to handle a simple overhand shuffle using an injogged card. That's it. Even then, all the shuffling happens before you even start the actual performance so even if you're uncomfortable handling cards, it won't affect the outcome.

You also get suggestions for allowing your participants to shuffle the cards as well; just a bit more trouble to prepare and learn, but damn little.

The second half of the video contains some priceless wisdom which is the obvious benefit of thousands of performance. One would be well advised to pay attention to those precious tips - each one adds a layer of gold.

You haven't downloaded the routine yet?

Why not? I've paid much more and received much less, so pony up your ten bucks and treat yourself to some very clever thinking and an easy handling miracle.
2 of 2 magicians found this helpful.
Did this review help you? 1 comment
Fantastic Effect! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on November 11th, 2016
I have been performing this effect since I learned it and it has floored every single person I have shown! This is such an easy trick to learn and perform, and it is an instant reset. It is even able to be done with a borrowed deck with little effort to set up. Highly recommend to anybody looking for a poker test effect!
2 of 2 magicians found this helpful.
Did this review help you? 1 comment
Great routine Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on November 8th, 2016
Being that I'm not a card guy, I fully expected to be bored and unimpressed by something with a premise like heads up poker.

Boy was I wrong.

Not only will this routine blow the minds of anyone watching, but it's so easy to perform there's absolutely no reason not to buy and learn it. Even if cards aren't your thing, give it a shot.

You may be pleasantly surprised with the outcome.
2 of 2 magicians found this helpful.
Did this review help you? 1 comment
BRILLIANT. Best poker demo ever! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on November 5th, 2016
Incredible. No sleights but a frigging killer man. Awesome trick! Paul Gordon is fast becoming my favorite card guy. He rocks man.
2 of 2 magicians found this helpful.
Did this review help you? Do you want to respond to this review?
Nice take on a standard trick. Very well taught. Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on November 15th, 2016
Depending on where you are in magic you may already do a version of this trick. I've done several versions of this trick, some of which have involved a Jonas card and some of them relied on the same principle behind this one.

This is not normally the type of trick which is sold separately. Normally you find these types of tricks as one of a compilation of tricks in a book DVD, or lecture, and usually this isn't the highlight.

He has two major changes over other versions of this trick that don't use a Jonas card (and therefore allow you to get four aces or a royal flush).
#1- He changed the number of card dealt at a time. I don't see any advantage of one way over the other.
#2- The way he deals with the last card. The way he deals with it is nice. I'm not convinced that his method is the best, but its decent. You do sometimes get a raised eyebrow when they say "bottom" which is something that doesn't happen in the better equivoques but its not that big of a deal especially considering its just one card and all the other ones were so fair. There are slight of hand versions which are better, but there's a time and place for each and its certainly worth knowing this one.

The one major thing I got from this was his tips on how to gather a top stock from a shuffled deck, his method to retain top stock in a casual shuffle and make them think they shuffled it, and his method to switch in his block of cards into a batch of useless cards.
For me the highlight was that last one. Its an obvious idea and I'm sure I came across it before but that's not the method I'm using now and his is better. I'm going to switch.

One thing I want to point out is that this does suffer from a little bit of an identity crisis, particularly in the extra tips. If you show you have 10 useless cards. The give you half of them and they're the royal flush what did you do? What is the trick? Is the trick that they gave you five random cards and you turned them into the royal flush? Then why are wasting so much time with the decisions of who gets which cards if you were just going to switch them anyway. Typically this trick is mentally framed as is I'm going to subtly influence you to give me the cards I want in which case you wouldn't want to show them the cards at all at the beginning or have them shuffled.

I'm not saying there isn't value to having more options, I'm just saying ideally you should decide exactly what this trick is and perform it like that.

Don't be like the old joke where the ventriloquist is pretending to be a psychic and making spirits talk from the crystal ball who then tries charging twice as much to do it while drinking a cup of water.

The whole time he was describing this trick I couldn't help wonder if all the other versions of this trick are really building on his and he was really the originator of a non-slight of hand non-Jonas card version of this.
If he was really the originator ten he has every right to release this. If not, I'm not really sure that he added all too much to this trick above the other versions.

If you don't already do a version of this trick, you should, and this is as good a version as any other. If you already do a version, you may still want to buy it for his tips on getting the cards you need into play with little difficulty.
1 of 1 magicians found this helpful.
Did this review help you? 2 comments
Ragnar Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on November 15th, 2016
I always test a new trick on my son who always looks for clues to how it,s done--he soon spotted the twist at the end but did,nt know how the rest of it worked--so i am trying to come up with a different way to end the trick--other than that it is a very good trick.
1 of 1 magicians found this helpful.
Did this review help you? 1 comment
Head to Head Poker Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on November 10th, 2016
I don't do a whole lot of cars magic, but this trick has inspired me to push myself to learn a while lot more about card handling and illusions. First off, this is not a hard trick to learn. It's basically self working and it's impressive. The shuffling technique Paul teaches is something that I want to practice until it becomes second nature because it's awesome. A great trick at a great price for what you are privileged to learn..
1 of 1 magicians found this helpful.
Did this review help you? 1 comment
Simple and fun Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on July 2nd, 2017
I've become a major fan of Gordon's work after downloading Pro Aces and this download keeps up the good work. The overall skill needed is minimum but it packs a good punch. Mr. Gordon's teaching is very clear and you'll be able to perform this trick in a very short time.
Did this review help you? Do you want to respond to this review?
Bestsellers
See all bestsellers



Act Builder beta



     Get To Know Us

     Shipping and Store Policies

     Need Help?

Home | About Penguin Magic | The Penguin Foundation

Mail orders: Penguin Magic, 3299 Monier Circle, Unit A, Rancho Cordova, CA 95742
Call us at 800-880-2592 | International Dial: +1 707-317-6733

© 2002-2016 Penguin Magic. All Rights Reserved.
We hope you found the magic tricks you were looking for!