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"Think Nguyen is a card magician of RARE TALENT - technically accomplished,
fantastically creative, but also possessed of a deep understanding of the
principles of magic performance. I had the privilege of spending a day with him
and almost everything he showed me fooled me: that's six or seven pieces across
the day, I had no clue - and the ultimate kicker was that most of it was bafflingly
simple when he finally explained it. I'm a huge fan of Think and his exciting,
innovative material and I use it regularly when I want to fry magicians. I think
anyone who likes card magic needs to get to know him and his incredible magic." - Phill Smith

"Every once in a while you meet someone who completely changes the way you
think about magic and that for me, is Think. Think is an incredible magician and creates magic that is beautiful, WELL STUCTURED and a pleasure to witness.
Think’s presentations are truly magical.”  - Mahdi Gilbert

"Think's Fairy Dust - one of the most TRULY MAGICAL VISUALS in card
magic."  - DMC

"Think is INSANE! - His performances are slick and his technique is impeccable.
I’m a fan!"- Peter Turner

"Think creates and performs some of the most intelligent, INNOVATIVE and
ORIGINAL card magic I've had the pleasure of seeing. He combines a love of
obscure methodology with a commitment to clear, direct and powerful effects. I'm
confident that you'll thoroughly enjoy his offerings." - Ross Tayler

"Think’s magic is beautiful and CAPTIVATING. His performance style is fun,
entertaining and engaging. He truly is a rising star of card magic. Trust me this
guy is going places!” - Peter Nardi

What will he teach?

The lecture is focusing on card magic and the theories underlying magic in general. Besides sharing his favorite routines, Think will briefly cover some of his main work on the concept of Estimation and Jazz magic.

An ordinary card to pocket A card is placed beforehand in the pocket and it
happens to be the card the spectator is thinking of. It's that clean!

RPS Sign A baffling and funny hands off ACAAN using a popular game: rock-paper-scissors.

Connected thought One spectator thinks of one card and another one manages to find it in the fairest way possible.

Optimus Prime’s skill  Show your spectator that springing the cards is sometimes a useful skill!

Ong’s Dice A think of a card routine using an invisible die.

The story of the Monkey King A beautiful sequence of a rising card effect like
you have never seen before.

Memory separation A demonstration of memorization breaking down in 3
different phases. A really fooling stand-alone piece.

The Concept of Estimation and Jazz Magic A way of defining magic.

Out of sight, out of mind revisited A classic Vernon routine where you can let
the spectator choose between 52 cards.

And more surprises… !

Who is he?

Young and passionate student of the art of magic, Think is known to make his cards “come to life”. He released two major DVD projects called Parallels and Vermillion. The first project has received great reviews during the Blackpool convention (2017).

Besides, he also wrote 2 limited lecture notes : One Idea for Each Tentacle and My
Fingers Flowing ; and a web episodes called The Coffee Series. Think Nguyen is now currently lecturing around the world to share his secrets and meet other
enthusiastic magicians.

Where can you see the greatest creators and performers share their magic in front of a live audience and then teach you to do it? Only Penguin LIVE!

Magicians flock to see workers give talks. Why? Because these guys see and learn things that you won't find in any book or video. Yes, you'll be learning some incredibly powerful A-material, but the INVALUABLE stuff will be the insight you learn along the way.

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  3. Sit back and watch over 2 hours of amazing magic from the comfort of your own home.

This lecture is for everyone, from the beginner to the professional, and for magicians and mentalists alike. Don't miss it!

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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on February 6th, 2018
This is one of my favorite lectures, it is filled with material ranging from self-working to intermediate, culling and second dealing is as tough as it gets,
but the tricks will have people giving you credit for way more skill than the tricks actually require with the help of very clever principles.

Think tips a cull that's easier than the standard hofzinser when it comes to
gathering large amounts of cards, and gives valuable advise on estimation and gives some tips that makes it accessible for most people

Highlights include "An Ordinary Card To Pocket", "RPS Sign" a self-working card at number,
"Estimation Cut" a way of cutting to any value called for and producing all four mates,
and of course the Fairy Dust move, Thinks ungimmicked animated deck move, as used in "The Story Of The Monkey King"

But most importantly for me, every trick is constructed in such a way that they are fun to performe, wether you find them easy or difficult you will enjoy doing them for people
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on June 21st, 2018
Very good lecture.
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on June 5th, 2019
TL;DR - BUY IT. Think is a very nice and genuine magician who focuses on sleight of hand to create wonderful miracles.

Card to Pocket - Wow. What a way to open the lecture. Think uses some great sleight of hand and misdirection here to have a spectator’s thought of card appear in his “pocket”. It looks clean and turns into a 4 card production. Think goes over his thoughts on the plot as well as gives advice on spread culling and a little flourish he does with a double. He also does some nice switches and palming during this nifty routine. Definitely a wonderful routine if you enjoy this kind of plot. I personally also recommend Marlo and Alexander Hansford for their work on the card to pocket as well!
3 Missing Cards - Here, Think shows us a “mathematical” way to figure out what 3 cards chosen by the spectator are. Using Hofszinser and Tameriz’s work, you can easily perform this simple miracle while making it look as though you are a genius. He also shows you an excellent false tabled shuffle that he uses in his work.

RPS Sign - neat little any card at any number that uses a force and the game of rock paper scissors. Definitely a clever idea that uses mentalism to make your routine more relaxing and surefire.

Connected Thought - a version of the Trick That Can’t Be Explained. Using 2 spectators, one thinks of a card and the other one finds the card. Although I like the plot itself, I don’t like the way the card is forced, although I am sure there are other methods around it. I do, however, like everything that comes after it, as Think explains the basics of estimation and many outs that allow your spectator to get the card every time.

Optimus Prime’s Skill - Great piece of sleight of hand which Think credits to his fellow magician Ben Prime. A card can be placed in the center between 2 cards after springing them. Then 3 more cards appear after another spring. Clever idea and excellent presentation. Definitely adding something similar to my repertoire.

Ong’s Dice: Think really enjoys culling and this trick uses this as well as a principle from Harapan Ong to achieve a card card at a certain number using an imaginary dice. There are actually different outcomes possible and Think goes through how to deal with all of them. Another piece I will likely want to add/build off of in my own magic.

Story of the Monkey King - Great story with a great routine. Think’s move Fairy Dust is exceptional. The best moves are always discovered by accident. Using the plunger principle and a pop out move, Think shows you how to perform the move and explains that it can be quite knacky. Think also talks about how to give your magic meaning and justifying the moves you make in your magic. Truly a masterpiece and worth the price of at least half of this download. As someone who has just stumbled upon Think’s work, he has also released an oil and water routine at Ellusionist that uses this principle as well.

Card to Pocket and Estimation Cut- Card to Pocket into deck switch into a whole new routine. Lots of interesting concepts proposed here, one of which includes a card shot out from classic palm position as a production.

Gambler’s Triumph - A nice take on the triumph plot that requires a little set up and a lot of undercover work/misdirection. Feels like a gambling demonstration and has more than one climax. Not a plot that interests me, but definitely well done.

Memory Separation - Reminds me of oil and water except with a different approach. Being able to determine the color of a card based on “memory” is an interesting way to do it. A little set required (also involves some culling XD). 3 phases total ending with red and black separated.

End Show - Think uses some simple flourishes and moves to illustrate the concept of time travel, specifically going back in time. You will able to learn the deck spin that Think uses in all of his magic trailers which is very knacky, but worth learning. 3 phases as well with some difficult sleights.

Estimation - brief summary on the concept of estimation with 3 routines you can use.

The last bit of the show is a nice talk with Think on how he got into magic, his inspirations, and his thought process on creating routines.
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