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Tequila Hustler DELUXE by Mark Elsdon, Peter Turner, Colin McLeod and Michael Murray (Instant Download)

A true game changer. See why pros are raving. With 100% accuracy, know which hand a coin is being held in, and become a human lie detector. INTRO PRICE ENDS AT MIDNIGHT.
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Still using electronics for coin in hand? Think again!

Mark Elsdon’s Tequila Hustler is THE game changer.

No electronics, no gimmicks, no prep.
Any currency, any language, anywhere, any time.
Perform in person, over the phone or even Skype.
100% accuracy guaranteed!
Mark initially shared this with only three other performers: Colin McLeod, Michael Murray and Peter Turner. Not only did they love it, all three immediately developed their own handlings and presentations, which are all fully explained in the Tequila Hustler booklet.

Some unsolicited reviews:

"Tequila Hustler is one of the finest effects ever created for mentalists. An absolute solid gold gem of creative and deceptive insight." - Ian Rowland

"I just read "Tequila Hustler". It is by far the very best method using the liar/truth theme. Very, very clever!!" - Jean-Jaques Sanvert

"Tequila Hustler is brilliant, this is the cleanest and easiest 'which hand effect' I have ever seen." - Titanas

"I very rarely praise anything... as I think too many times things are hyped, over priced and many times add nothing to move a plot forward, but thankfully, to me TH was well worth it and I'm glad I purchased it. As someone else said... I will use this for the rest of my life." - Steve Haynes

"This is really brilliant, and I do not like to hype things. So, it is no hype from my side." - Jan Forster

"If you liked Marks CAM books then you will love this. It's the best thing he's released for years (and he's released some good stuff!) It's just brilliant how simple it is to do and the thinking in this booklet really is worth so much more than its price. After using this last night I absolutely love it and will use it forever." - Sean Giles

"I sometimes see posts along the lines of "I wish he didn't release this as I want it all to myself" and I just thought of them as advertising hype from a stooged friend. Not any more. I really wish this was kept under wraps." - Stephen Young

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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on July 5th, 2016
I remember learning this game in a logic class 25 years ago. Unfortunately, The video teaser ( as with many of them it seems) chose to leave out a performance of the full effect. I understand the excitement of having a foolproof effect, but it is easily reconstructable by anyone who wants to take a little time to run through the choice/options. The video would have you think that they are choosing a hand behind their back, pulling them forward, and you amazingly just guess {correctly, every time} which hand the coin is in.That is NOT how it happens at all, and the teaser is very misleading (perhaps to keep people from working it out and not having to purchase it}
It is, as he says at the end, something to use casually on the fly.... you could use it to win A free drink, but likely wouldn't want to try it more than once for the same crowd. Like his/their thinking in general and he admits that it is based on premises that have come before. I don't think it's worth the amount of money asked- NOT because the idea isn't good, but because it can't be done over and over safely, and it was not represented correctly. If enthusiasm is genuine, the video demo should show the whole routine
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Very clean effect Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on December 16th, 2015
This effect can be used any time any where and for a small or big crowd. I have only performed the basic effect so far. The only problem I have had is that the person who you give the coin to must understand that they can tell the truth or lie but they must be consistent. I have explained there simple instructions to several people in agonizing detail and they still manage to screw it up. They will answer with a lie to the first question and tell the truth to my second question. It's no reflection on this great effect, just be aware that some people cannot understand and obey the instructions. The effect is clean all the way through and finishes clean and reset ready to go again.
If you want to do a coin trick but are having trouble with palming, slight of hand, etc this is a good trick for you.
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OMG this is GREAT! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on January 10th, 2016
I paid the for this because of Mark Elsdon, Peter Turner, Colin McLeod and Michael Murray's names were associated with it. What a wonderful purchase it is! Actually, any one of them endorsing a produce is good enough for me, but all these gentlemen getting involved makes this a no-brainer.

Most things I see previews here I can figure out, but I buy them for the final touches. I did not figure this out. I imagine I would figure it out if pushed in the right direction and had a lot of time on my hands, just like 100 monkeys can write Shakespear given enough time.

As a pro mentalist, I have twenty things I use to assess a routine. They are:
1) big impact,
2) believable - not so impossible that it appears to be a "trick",
3) takes no strange props, (or better yet no props),
4) does not involve playing cards or any other obvious magician paraphernalia,
5) easy to transport,
6) has little to no angle issues,
7) little or no reset,
8) has no refills or anything "special" needs that needs to be replaced with use,
9) is sturdy and can take a beating,
10) is not restricted by body type (i.e. needs to be thin, tall, not have windows in hands, etc.)
11) provides audience interaction,
12) is not designed to present to magicians, but a lay audience,
13) easy to do and remember,
14) in not something an audience member can THINK they figured it out,
15) can work in a bar, street, close-up and stage environments,
16) can be presented in multiple ways easily (mentalism, magic, body reading, psychic, etc.)
17) can be used for all ages - or as close to all ages as possible
18) Does not appear like something an audience has seen before,
19) passes the "wife" test,
20) falls into my budget.

So few routines REALLY fall into each of these requirements - don't let the price scare you away! This falls into ALL of the categories.

The only three possible negatives are:
1) It is not real magic (but definitely looks like it),

2) it is a logic puzzle, but it is easy to do and the logic will not be followed by the audience. It does NOT appear to be a logic puzzle, and

3) while no acting is necessary, like all magic, a modicum of acting ability helps.


This will go into my repertoire forever - LOVE IT!
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on June 20th, 2016
Anyone with a vague aptitude for logic will be all over this one as you perform it, especially if you repeat the act. There's a very good reason they don't show the whole performance. Good for kids, I guess. Not worth the cash.
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on May 21st, 2020
It’s really very sad when fellow magicians are more concerned about endorsing somebody’s product just to profit from it than the are about telling the truth about how the product really is. This trick is called a game changer the pros are going crazy. Are you kidding me?. I’m new to magic. I am a hypnotist. Always looking for great mentalism effect for my preshow.
. This is a joke. Any person with half a brain can figure out exactly the logic behind this puzzle. No mentalism no magic just logic. Very sad that it’s oversold. And what’s really sad is they don’t show the whole routine so you can see what’s going on otherwise I guess they figure a person with half a brain would figure it out. Stop over selling.... and shame on Penguin for allowing it to happen you should be monitoring how these things are being advertised and marketed it to us so we’re not buying stuff that’s not as great as is promised. very disappointed
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highest recommendation Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on December 5th, 2015
A friend of mine has shown it to me yesterday and i bought it to support this project and also wanted to read about Colins and Michaels approach.
100% surefire method! I see this as a add-on method for any which hand that is around there. Have a look at other methods as well to combine them. Another great thing is: you can customize it to your needs.
One of the ideas i got after reading The manuscript for example: put a borrowed bill (50$) inside one of two envelopes and play a game.
You burn the envelope in which the bill is not in.
Yes you are not limited to which hand! Play it big!
My highest recommendation. You get a hammer try to figure out what you can build with it. :-)
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Obvious logic to some Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on June 23rd, 2016
It's been suggested that what makes this such an improved version is that the "logic-y" aspect of it has been removed. What is true is that the calculations (if you will) that the performer has to go through have been simplified: you won't ever find yourself getting lost in inner reasoning. Despite this, the same "logic-y" feel remains for the spectator: multiple questions involving adopting the posture of a liar or a truth-teller. Anyone remotely familiar with Smullyan-type puzzles of this genre will suss this out quickly. If you don't perform around analytical folks with an interest in puzzles, then this might be fine (though still a rather minor effect). Otherwise, people will reflect on it till they work out the trees.
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on June 20th, 2016
I like this concept and trick in general, and provided you perform it properly and for the right people, it really creates good reactions. However, the reason for only three stars is simply that some people are quite quick in recognizing the underlying principle. I recently performed this for a bunch of computer scientists, and they immediately came up with a solution using a logical decision tree and were not very thrilled at all.

Moreover, for me the part of the "you are a terrible liar" did not really work most of the time when people were actually telling the truth. Maybe it is a question of wording, but I had the impression that this particular sentence does not equally work for both outs.

Altogether, a nice principle, even though not revolutionary for the logically-minded performer and - more important - spectator.
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Amazement, Amusement, and Probably some Irritated Magic Ghosts Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on November 20th, 2017
There are many reviews of this effect and I realize I'm typing for self-benefiting, therapeutic reasons, yet you're reading it so here we go.

I want to start off by saying I didn't purchase this. I already know a similar method that my grandfather taught me when I was a young lad, some 30+ years ago. His was the old '2 Elevator & 2 security guard, 1 always lies, 1 always tells the truth' puzzle, changed to the 2 hands and penny, and it only required one question. A person performed Tequila Hustler to me at the local magic shop and I immediately knew the method. It's not exactly like my grandfather showed me but the idea is the same. I figured it was a method he'd read in a Martin Gardner, Stewart James, Phil Goldstein, Karl Fulves, or similar magician's book. When I found out the title and then the price, I almost fell backwards.

The cost is pretty steep for this premise since there is limitations on it effectiveness. There will be and always have been those who pass it off as simply it's a 50/50 chance, like flipping a coin, and the magician is simply able to tell from their hesitations in their response or something. That's very non-magical and inescapable due to it's 2-choice premise. There's no way you're going to convince them otherwise. You could repeat the trick but that's risky, especially more than twice, and never enough to convince them otherwise.

Look, if you're intrigued at the video and don't know a method I highly recommend this even at this price. My 3-star rating isn't because of it's effectiveness on a spectator, which with the right one can be very strong, plus its a great thing to know which you'll always be able to do the rest of your life and at any given time. I'm giving it that rating for its inescapable limitations and the cost.
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Fun game/puzzle Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on June 20th, 2016
This effect IMO doesn't require extra patter. It's straight forward the way it was written. It plays more like a game/puzzle. You have to ask two questions every time you reveal. How many times will you ask these two questions, two/three times?

It's 50/50 with two helper question in the end. Not very spectacular even if you tell them you are reading the way they say yes and no and body language.

It's a fun quick puzzle easy to remember and perform without pulling out pencils and paper. It's a which hand effect that has a 100% success rate. Is it's more powerful to ask the same two questions every time to guess which hand a coin is in over not asking any questions? Maybe. The reactions are what you would expect.
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