Information about cards that
you’re not supposed to see can create an unbeatable advantage
in poker.

Millions of people around the
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the players that never go up against each other. Over time it
does work if the team is only relaying information and fending
for themselves. If the cheaters create a syndicate that shares
all profits, then they have no fear of going against each other
and cannot be caught. The penalty for being caught is getting
kicked off the site. There are hundreds ofsites with new ones
being added daily. They do not share cheater information like
Las Vegas casinos so it’s not much of a penalty at all. Internet
gambling has surpassed pornography. as the number one mon

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All Numbers Lead to the Same One**

This
“number stunt” is one of the oldest and best.

My father learned it from his
father. No matter which number the volunteer chooses, the answer
will always be 1089.

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Secret: *
Here is how it works: Ask someone
to write a 3-digit number and to reverse it. He has to subtract
the small number from the large one. He then reverses the new
number and adds the two together. The final total will always be
1089. Let’s say he chose the number 851: 851 - 158 = 693 + 396 =
1089 If the first equation is 99, it has to be added to itself
before continuing the calculation. For example,

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THE NUMBERS G**AME*

if the first number he chooses is
150: 150 - 51 = 99 + 99 = 198 + 891 = 1089

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*The 99 Presentation:

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Tell him: “Write a 3 digit
number, reverse it and subtract the small one from the large
one. Now you have a 3-digit number, reverse it and add them
together.”

If the volunteer says that he
only has a 2-digit number (the 2-digit number will always be
99), tell him: “OK, let’s make it a bit harder. Whatever number
you have, add it to itself. Then reverse the answer and add the
two totals together.” His final result will be 1089.

Knowing 1089 is always the answer
can be used in many mind-reading feats.

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***My Favorite 1089
Force:**

Get prepared ahead of time by
memorizing the tenth word that is on page number eighty-nine of
a chosen book.

When the person gets to the final
total (he doesn’t know that you already know the number is
1089), give him the book and ask him his number. Say:

”Since the last two digits of
your number are 89, go to page 89; and since the first two
digits are 10, go to the tenth word.”

Right when the volunteer is about
to read the word, you say it aloud as if you were reading his
mind.

Repeated Number

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Tell someone to write the number
twelve million three hundred forty five thousand six hundred
seventy nine on a piece of paper: 12,345,679. This long number
represents each digit except 8, so it**
won’t****
be hard to
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memorize.

Ask him to circle the number that
he thinks is his lucky one. Let’s say 5. Mentally multiply the
chosen number by 9 (5 X 9 = 45). You then ask the person to
multiply your total by the long one. (In our example 45 X
12,345,679 = 555,555,555). The result will be a long series of
the lucky number.

This works with each number, even
8.

100 to 999

Here is a simple “mind reading”
game that you can do anywhere.

Hand a piece of paper to a
volunteer and ask him to write a number between 100 and 999,
without showing it to you. (Let’s say he chooses 643). Proceed
by asking him to reverse the number and to subtract the small
one from the large one. (In our example 643 - 346 = 297).

Then ask the person the first
digit of the final number.

(In our example it is 2). After a
few seconds of “concentration,” you will guess correctly the
final number.

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Secret: *
The final results will always be:
99, 198, 297, 396, 495, 594, 693, 792, 891.

Once you know the first digit, it
is very simple to guess the full number because if you add the
first and last digits you get 9, which is the middle digit.

The only exception is if the
first digit given is 9, that means the number is 99.

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Which Day is it? **

Ask someone from the audience to
give you a date. With some calculation you will be able to guess
the exact day of the week the date falls on.

To start, you must learn a code
that represents a number for the months, and a number for each
day of the week.

Month Value

June 0

September, December 1

April, July 2

January, October 3

May 4

August 5

February, March, November 6

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Note: *
In Leap Years, January and
February values

are reduced by one.

Day Value

Sunday 1

Monday 2

Tuesday 3

Wednesday 4

Thursday 5

Friday 6

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Saturday 0

As an example, the date given to
you is *May 5th, 1844.
*Take the last two
digits of the year (44) and add a quarter of it (11) which
totals 55. Then add the value of the month (4 = May) which gives
59, next add the day of the month (5th) giving a new total of
64. Divide this new number by 7; the remainder will be 1. 1
represents Sunday.

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May 5th 1844 ****
was a Sunday.**

If the last two digits of the
year given by a spectator cannot be divided exactly by four,
then take the closest lowest number divisible by four.

For example, let’s take the year
1838. We use 36 as the closest lowest number that we can divide
by 4. Then add a quarter of 36 (9) to 38 giving 47 to which the
value of the month is added.

This example (*May 5th 1844*)
applies for the nineteenth century 1801 to 1900. When the
given date happens to be in the twentieth century 1901 to 2000
subtract 2 from the last remainder; when the date is in the
eighteenth century (1701 to 1800), add 2 to the last remainder.

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*Let’s Recap:

Add the last 2 digits of the year
to its quarter.

Add the code value of the month.

Add the date of the month.

Divide the total by 7.

The remaining number represents
the day of the week.

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Subtract 2 from the last
remainder if the date is in the 20th century. Or add 2 if the
date is in the 18th century.

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Other Examples:**

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June 18, 1921: *
Add 21 to 5 (quarter), plus 0
(month), plus 18 (date) equals 44. Divide by 7; the remainder is
2. Subtract 2 for twentieth century = 0.

0 represents *Saturday*.

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October 4, 1718*:
Add 18 to 4 (quarter), plus 3 (month), plus 4 (date) equals 29.
Divide by 7, the remainder is 1; add 2 for eighteenth century.
The number is 3 which represents *
Tuesday.*

You can impress people by
guessing the day of their wedding, birth, and so on.

Date Prediction

The medium holds two pocket size
calendars.

He hands one along with a pencil
to an audience member, and keeps the other. The performer tells
the volunteer to choose a month and to circle one

date of the chosen month without
showing it to him while the performer does the same.

The volunteer is then asked to
say the date and month he chose. The medium shows him his
calendar which has the same date circled.

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Secret: *
The effect is done with a thumb
tip writer.

When the person is asked to
circle his date, the performer pretends to do the same with a
pencil. Once he hears the date, he circles it with the thumb
tip.

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*(See Chapter 2).

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The same principle can be applied
with many other feats of mentalism. The thumb tip writer
provides an endless list of predictions and lots of fun.

Easy Mental Arithmetic

Ask an audience member for a
three-digit number that you write twice on a black board. Let’s
say 391.

391 391

Then ask him for another
three-digit number that you write under the first one that
serves as a multiplier. Let’s say 748.

391 391 x 748

And last *you *write a
three-digit number under the second one that will also serve as
a multiplier.

Let’s say 251.

391 391 x 748 x 251

Now you tell him that you can
mentally do the two multiplications, add the two results
together and come up with the total faster than he can with a
calculator.

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Secret: *
When he gives you the second
three-digit number, (in our example 748), subtract each digit
from 9 and write this new number as the second multiplier (in
our example it would be 251):

391 391 x 748 x 251

While the volunteer is busy
multiplying and adding, you subtract 1 from the first
three-digit number, and write down the result. (In our example
it will

be 391 - 1 = 390).

Then subtract each digit of the
last result from 9. (In our example subtract the digit of 390
from 9 which gives 609).

You now write this last result
(609) to the right of the last number (390) and you get the
final total.

In our example the final total is
390,609.

This can be done with any
three-digit numbers if this formula is applied.

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DISCLAIMER

The contents of this section
are dangerous. Misuse of the material can cheapen an art form
or at the very least make you look stupid. More importantly,
misuse of this information may result in jail time or death.
Do not attempt any of these tricks without the direct
supervision of a responsible professional.