The Blackjack Room by Josh Zandman
This is a true miracle. The description below is true to the last word. It reads like a miracle – because it is one.
With contributions from: Greg Arce, Neil Tobin and Richard Osterlind
A prediction is sealed in an envelope and held by an audience member the entire presentation.
All players are given the option to switch seats.
The performer tells about a vision he had that morning of a person playing blackjack and receiving the same hand, over and over again from the dealer. He then names out loud that exact envisioned blackjack hand; total and card names and states that he also wrote down a description of this person in a sealed envelope that an audience member now holds. For the first time, the players are instructed to look at their face-down card. One player has that exact hand. The audience member holding the envelope, now opens it and reads it aloud only to reveal a detailed description of the player with the exact hand the performer had envisioned, earlier that morning!
No Sleight of Hand.
Bonus Effect: Back to the Future 2.
“This is great stuff. Josh shared this effect with me awhile ago and I told him to keep it to himself and those who know the method, because it’s too good. I use this and it kills! Please guard this one.”
– Nick Belleas, PEA Member
“Once again we have a simple idea that will pack a punch. This is a routine that will allow the performer to squeeze a lot of mystery out of it and yet is not at all difficult to do.”
– Greg Arce
“This is great! Really a killer effect with a great visual impact.”
– Tony Razzano, Past President, PEA
“Don’t bypass the second feature, Back to the Future 2. It uses my favorite method: chutzpah.”
– Gran’pa Chet
“This is a beautiful, straightforward blackjack presentation and perfect for those who like doing this type of routine. A deck is shuffled and dealt out just like that with just a tiny bit of very logical time disconnect business. Not only that but the deck can be handled completely by the participants…Without question, this ebook is recommended.”
– Jheff, Marketplace of the Mind
“If you read an effect description of ‘Blackjack Room’ it is simply an impossible feat. You will say: “Can’t be! Where is the deception in the description?” There is none. The effect is as it reads, seemingly impossible. It uses a devious method that was completely new to me. It is a masterful invention with many uses.”
– Chris Wasshuber, Lybrary.com
Pages: 15 – 8.5″ x 11″ – PDF FORMAT