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A twist on the classic Sam the Bellhop, this clever and entertaining routine tells the real life story of Chef Anton as he first hustled Minnesota Fats when he was just 9 years old. His unique presentation, includes magical surprises, audience participation to create the story, and a mind-boggling ending that has to be seen to be believed. Truly one of the most commercial versions of this famous effect.
"Chef Anton always puts a nice twist on his routines. His take on Sam the Bellhop has lots of effects in it besides just the story. Cards to pocket, production of four aces, and a very charming approach that is disarming as it is effective. Worth the study if you're looking for a good story and a "Sam" with a kick."
- Bob Sheets"
"Chef Anton has taken a classic story, embellished it, and put his own fingerprints all over it. This is what all of us should do with everybody else's favorite trick. I love his take on this"
- Doc Eason
The Losing Proposition
Imagine this...a con man is instructed by his therapist to perform an exercise to learn empathy. He is to play a game of poker under two conditions:
Rule #1 - He cannot cheat.
Rule #2 - He must lose.
With the help of two spectators, Chef undertakes this Losing Proposition. Will he be able to accomplish his goal or will his instincts as a swindler take over?
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