Guaranteed Win by Andy Smith and Alakazam Magic #Review #Recensione

Di Philip Maxwell Senior

Well, this is a strange one. The trailer tells us this is a #gambling themed effect that ends with the perfect winning hand. It also tells us that the #creator spent two years refining it to make the perfect ‘ultra visual’ and ‘easy to follow effect’. I have to conclude that he failed in this #mission. @murphysmagic #murphysmagic

What we have is an oddly convoluted effect that starts with the disjointed display of a few Blue backed cards. The #magician hands out a #Joker for inspection, asking the spectator to check that the ink doesn’t rub off, which seems an odd thing to say in a gambling context. At this point a #deck is brought into play and the spectator ‘chooses’ a card which is added to the packet.

The magician then goes into a rather humdrum version of Wild Card, leading to a faux explanation that the duplicates could be problematic in a serious #card game, blaming the lone Joker that was left out of the initial display. To rectify the situation, he turns to another ‘#Guarantee’ Joker, which for absolutely no reason I can discern, has a different coloured back. By this point I had no clue what was supposed to be going on.

The final appearance of a #Royal #Flush was a nice little surprise but I was still confounded by the final Joker still left on the table and the fact that one of the cards in the Flush still had a red back. I might have been impressed had the entire Flush changed to Red backs. During the explanation he goes into his justifications for the handling but his reasoning only served to deepen my confusion.

Not recommended unless you wish to study a prime example of flimsy #plot structures in the world of card #magic.

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