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Mastermind 3S (Red Bicycle Only) by Christopher Kenworthey - Trick
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Chris Kenworthey's Mastermind (Any Card at Any Number) has been featured by Kreskin on both "The David Letterman Show" and "Live with Regis and Kathy Lee." Many top performers such as Wayne Houchin, Kreskin, etc. have stunned audiences using this powerful weapon in their daily work. Mastermind is now finally available in Bicycle Playing Cards produced by the US Playing Card Company.

Let's look at just a few of the many possibilities...

Here is the crowning achievement in test conditions mentalism! If you were permitted to perform only one effect before your town's local newspaper editor, before a Magic Castle membership audition, or for Grand Prix Competition at FISM, this would be it. Special thanks go to Hiro Hirata for releasing this peerless mind teaser to the magic fraternity.

Every mentalist or magician has the desire to foretell destiny, to look into the future. What follows is an eyewitness account of the extraordinary phenomenon now possible with Mastermind!

Imagine... A registered and notarized envelope is mailed to the mayor of your town seven days before your show is to take place. Inside this single, ungimmicked envelope is a single, ungimmicked playing card with a blue back. The mayor is instructed to keep the envelope in his possession and not let anyone tamper with it. (In fact, no one ever does, and there is never any switching of envelopes or cards ever throughout the entire routine.)

On the night of your show, a red-backed deck of cards is freely shown. Each of the cards is absolutely different, and the deck is honestly shuffled and fairly cut. (Note, there are no long or short cards, no roughed cards, no stacked arrangements, no marked cards, no stripped cards, no crimps, no false counts, and no sleight of hand involved whatsoever!) The deck, quite honestly, appears ordinary in every respect. It is openly ribbon-spread face-up on the table, offering a bird's-eye view that each card is in fact different.

Once the mayor is satisfied that the cards are thoroughly mixed, they are then ribbon-spread face down, allowing for an uninhibited, free choice of any card. The selection here is immaculately clean. To repeat, any card may be selected! The card the mayor himself slides out of the deck is immediately turned face-up. Let's say it is the three of hearts. The mayor himself opens the prediction envelope that is still in his possession, and inside is the one card-a matching three of hearts! The "impossible" has just occurred!

Now for the unprecedented test conditions of Mastermind:

1. No forcing procedure of any kind is ever employed! This includes psychological, mathematical, spelling, timing or classic. Just fair, free, and clean.
2. No roughed cards.
3. No duplicate cards relied on.
4. No stacked arrangements.
5. No Himber Wallets or switching of envelopes or cards ever!
6. The prediction card is actually in the envelope for the entire week. It is the same card removed from the envelope by the mayor!
7. Even if the prediction is tampered with, the outcome of the trick will remain unaltered. (This is a first in prediction effects!)
8. Can be done as a test in telepathy between two cities over the telephone.
9. Absolutely no sleight of hand required!
10. No long or short cards employed.

Imagine many other exciting possibilities with Mastermind....

An exceedingly clean selection process as described above is done to the host of your local radio station. Once the card has been selected in the fairest manner as described above, you ask the host to look in the classified ads of the local paper. There is the ad thanking the radio station, giving your contact details, and finishing with the name of the selected card. You have just done a prediction that is captured for all to see, all to remember for years to come.

These are just a few of the many incredible effects possible with Chris Kenworthey's brilliant Mastermind. Now better than ever before... now in Bicycle Playing Cards.

Note: Available in RED Bicycle backs only.

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1 of 1 magicians found the following review helpful:
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on May 5th, 2010
this is very very easy to perform and use. beautiful design here. a clean cut prediction with 0 switches sleights, or controls. pure magic. can be performed for one or a 100 people. I open all my shows with this now. grab this if you're tired of stupid gimmicks you bought and dumb tricks you know you're never going to perform.believe me, like 50-60% of the stuff out there is like that.
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1 of 1 magicians found the following review helpful:
Fantastic Idea! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on November 23rd, 2010
This trick is one of my absolute favorites! I've performed it many, many times for friends and family and it always delivers!

No sleights, no switches, no difficult moves to learn! It's so easy and yet so powerful! People are blown away by the tricks that you can perform with this deck!

One of my favorite purchases and I would highly recommend this trick to anyone...beginner or pro!
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on February 28th, 2012
I have been buying trick decks since I was about 9 years old and am now in my 40's. I don't know how this method has slipped by me but wow, this is very cool. I recently bought the Grail and it is pretty neat but it involves doing math in my head and while it is simple math who needs that extra presure when you are trying to have some fun with a trick. One of the grail reviewers said to just get this deck so I did and I am very pleased. The grail will be going on the shelf and this is my favorite ACAN deck by far. Keep the cool stuff coming.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on July 8th, 2011
This is a beautiful effect and deck, absolutely easy to use and a killer with spectators. The only downside is that the deck isn't examinable, so be prepared to do a deck switch if you want to do more card magic. I use Mastermind as an opener.
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Nice Card Force, Great Deck Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on February 9th, 2012
I like it, it works perfectly for ACAAN and with Audience Management you will get it perfectly.

But I think there are other decks which can do the same.. so yeah I like a lot the idea anyway.. its a very easy card force.. =)
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on January 19th, 2013
Once you get used to handling these cards naturally, it's a real fooler.

I'll set the envelope with the prediction card on the table before I do anything, but not refer to it (yet).

You can do all kinds of stuff...have one person point to one half of the deck (remove the excess), have another point to another half of the deck (likewise) and have the third pull out any of the remaining cards with their finger. You reveal the card they freely chose and then tell them you made a prediction earlier in the day and would they please open the envelope...

It gets a bigger reaction than I anticipate almost every time!

Play with it and you'll find a dozen ways to use this...including a chosen card at any number.

No rough/smooth, no stripped cards. It's pretty cool! No, they can't handle the cards, but they never ask to, it's that honestly portrayed.

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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on December 30th, 2014
When I choose to perform mentalism at a gig, I use Mastermind as my closing effect, it is an incredibly strong closer.

I'll mail an envelope to my customer with instruction written on a smaller envelope inside stating: "DO NOT OPEN; bring this envelope with you to the show."

A volunteer is chosen, the Mastermind deck is spread face up to show that the cards are all different. The deck is then turned face down, shuffled any number of times, then spread out on the table. A participant is asked to touch any card. He is offered to change his mind any number of times until he feels that he's made a completely free choice of a card.

Then I turn the rest of the deck face up again and spread them out. I now lift his face down select card, showing it only to him without even looking at it myself. I ask him to memorize his card and then I place it back on the table, face down. Now he's told to look at the rest of the face up deck to assure that there are no duplicates to his selected card.

I now ask that the envelope be opened and for the volunteer to read the prediction. The participant chokes on his words as he reads that my prediction matches his selection! I lift his chosen card and appear shocked myself at seeing it, then I show it to the audience.

I'm now walking on water!

Thank you, Christopher Kenworthey, for sharing this brilliant masterpiece with the magic community.

Dave from Chicago
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