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THREESUM by David Jonathan (Instant Download)

Incredible. Impossible. Impromptu. A mind melting miracle with a borrowed shuffled deck. START LEARNING INSTANTLY.
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“David has taken a clever if slightly underwhelming effect and turned it into a lean, mean, mind bending machine. So freaking clever. I love this trick, wish I had thought of it!”
- Cameron Francis

“David floored me with this beautiful effect!”
- John Carey

"What David has done with THREESUM is nothing short of incredible! Seriously, no smoke blowing here. How he managed to take an old principal in card magic, remove all the procedure and dress the diabolical secret in a super direct and commercial routine, I'll never know."
- Kyle Purnell

“Simple. Direct. Impromptu. What a cool routine!”

- Caleb Wiles

“My new go-to impromptu card effect. Hands down.”
- Nikolas Mavresis

“The first, second and third rule of magic is not to be fooled by a principle that you already know... but David totally fooled me with this one!”
- Vinny Sagoo

“One of the greatest impromptu tricks ever invented.”
- Craig Petty

“Innovative? Brilliant? Genius? I hate to use those words but they are true. I think David Jonathan has created the best completely impromptu card effect of the millennium.”
- Dan Garrett

THREESUM is a super direct and powerful routine with a regular shuffled deck. Best of all, as unbelievable as this may sound, it requires no setup, every selection is a genuinely free choice and it is 100% impromptu. This is all thanks to the ancient principle that has been unearthed and entirely reworked from the ground up to create this deceptive miracle.

Here's What Happens:
The performer tells the audience that THEY will perform an effect. From a shuffled deck, any card is selected, remembered, then returned in the pack, which is shuffled further. The participant now removes ANY three cards from the deck and the values of each are summed. They count down to this number in the deck and miraculously find their chosen card at that EXACT position!

Key Points:

  • No Forces
  • No Gimmicks
  • No Setup
  • No Memorization
  • No Difficult Sleights
  • No Crimps (or any alterations to the cards)
  • Different Outcomes Each Performance
  • No Table Needed


So fire up the download, grab your cards and uncover the devious secrets of this impromptu gem!

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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on March 2nd, 2021
This is a great trick using an old principle cleverly disguised and brought into the 21st century.
Easy to do and baffling. Another winner from David Jonathan.
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Interesting trick Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on March 2nd, 2021
Great trick but not for the price...should have been priced below $10
6 of 7 magicians found this helpful.
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A pretty darn solid effect. Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on March 5th, 2021
I purchased this being fooled and having no idea what it was, and I'm pleasantly surprised at the method.

The trick has very little sleight of hand (and maybe one common sleight if you get unlucky), and the moves needed to perform it is less of skill but just practice and as you do the trick/practice it, it becomes more fluid and looks more natural.

The explanation is clear, and David provides many tips and doesn't blabber like many instructional videos nowadays.

The trick is nearly self working and after a few hours of practice I can see you being a master at the "moves" needed, but even after watching the video I feel that I can perform it confidently. It's THAT good.

Overall, I'm pleased with my purchase. I do think that it should be cheaper, closer to $9.95 rather than $14.95, but the ad copy is correct and everything is as described. I'm pleased with my purchase/this effect, and I can't wait to work this!
5 of 5 magicians found this helpful.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on March 2nd, 2021
Easy to learn and awesome impromptu with any deck any time.
Love this trick and method!
5 of 5 magicians found this helpful.
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Not for a novice Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on March 5th, 2021
There is a more than a bit of card handling that a novice will have to practice. So not so easy as it seems. Worth the effort? Up to you.
5 of 6 magicians found this helpful.
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Awesome! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on March 2nd, 2021
I’ve been trying to come up with a clever handling for this wonderful old principle for ages, and David has come up with something better than I ever could have thought of. This is a GREAT impromptu effect
4 of 4 magicians found this helpful.
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so clever it made me smile Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on March 2nd, 2021
excellent impromptu trick. great clear explanation.
5 of 7 magicians found this helpful.
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Wow! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on March 3rd, 2021
Jonathan,
You are one clever son-of-a-bitch! (In a really good way!)
Jay Ungar
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on January 8th, 2022
This outstanding trick is even easier that I guessed from the ad video (I thought I detected a DPS which isn't actually there). My son, who is a stronger card magician than I am, is completely baffled by this trick. There are so many magical moves and procedures that fellow magicians will be watching for and which just aren't there! Ungimmicked, fairly shuffled, unmarked deck, no forces at all, 4 free choices (selection plus 3 helpers), no card switches, and yet the selection is found at the sum of the three helpers. The spectator can be handed the deck after the selection of the three helpers and do the counting themselves, the selection is really there at the predicted location. The method is simple, but brilliant. I was familiar with a similar principle, but completely failed to detect its operation here (as I think nearly everyone else will as well).
After performing this a few times and getting very good reactions, I think this is my new favorite impromptu trick.
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A ready made miracle FASDIU! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on March 6th, 2021
When a teacher like David takes the time to reorganize and rework an old idea so that no one I talked to couldn't figure out what old idea he reworked, that's worth owning!

I loved seeing the process David used to hide every move, to make sure every move made sense, and to do all the research needed to find moves he needed to make the trick "sing" from the perspective of the spectator.

If we all went back to our old stuff with this mindset we'd have better magic. The trick is outstanding, worth more than adored. But the thought process is invaluable!

Buy this trick,
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