Thanks To Moe…

Here is an idea from the legenday Moe Seidenstein. It is a principle as well as a trick…

Have a spectator shuffle the deck. Then have them remove any 4 of a kind. Now riffle the cards in front of your face. As they riffle by – quickly ask yourself if you see any Aces, Twos, Threes, Fours, Fives, Sixes, Sevens, Eights, Nines, Tens, Jacks, Queens, Kings. It might sound strange – but your ‘kinetic’ memory will notice which card value was not seen. [This may seem impossible – but it really does work.]

You now know which four-of-a-kind was removed.

Also – do try and track down the MOE AND HIS MIRACLES book – it is fascinating reading.

And check out the tribute site to this legend –

3 Comments Add yours

  1. Donny says:

    This idea was republished in volume 3 of Roberto Giobbi’s Card College Lighter series. It’s an interesting idea.

  2. TheArtistOnceKnownAsCardman says:

    Personally, this has to be one of the most obvious mistakes made in card magic. I can’t believe you’re even publishing it.

    Simply use marked cards or crimp the deck at the 4 of hearts and you’re done.

    Moe was always a low rent Walton wannabee

  3. Justin says:

    That’s kind of a laughable comparison. Apples and oranges.

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