The Duplicount

There are many many ways of showing a small packet of cards to consist of the same card – the most obvious being the flustration count. Gordon Bruce’s Duplicount is a little used move for this very purpose and it is incredibly deceptive.  All four cards are shown to be the same in a very fair manner. The sleight relies on a smooth rhythm to be deceptive and the illusion created is very similar to Jean Pierre Valarino’s Rhumba Count.

Published in the Gordon Bruce issue of Pabular – Vol 5 Issue 5.

4 Comments Add yours

  1. Joe Mckay says:

    Glad to see someone else mention this. It is one of the most deceptive moves around and nobody ever talks about it. It has that deceptive quality which means you can even fool yourself with it when playing around with it.

    Thanks for the reminder!


    1. Donny says:

      It is not talked about because it is buried in Pabular. So many gems are buried in the old works!

  2. gary middleton says:

    good to see the correct credit as opposed to Daryl Mexican turnover second deal…..not


  3. blendomagic says:

    Thanks guys – its a fantastic move. I’ve been trying to re-think tricks which use other counts so I can use this one instead. Down with the flustration count!

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