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S. W. Erdnase Power of Concentrated Thought number up to ten
Related toVariations The Expert at the Card Table 196
Chan Canasta A Miracle Discovery three piles are made and under impossible conditions selection is found, using three key cards
Related toVariations A Miracle Discovery 1
Jay Marshall The Birdcage on Felsman's Magical Review, Fred Keating, Chan Canasta
The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 314) 60
Chan Canasta Introduction
Book of Oopses 2
Chan Canasta Oops 1: Fifty years of history Numerical force to select a particular card on a grid of twenty cards, based on an important year to the spectator
Book of Oopses 4
Chan Canasta Oops 2: Strange distant cities Predict which city reader will think of from a list
Book of Oopses 6
Chan Canasta Oops 3: Matches and loose change Grid of sixteen cards, spectator chooses cards one by one while eliminating all the cards in the same row/column as the card. Then add up values of the cards, and total is predicted
Book of Oopses 8
Chan Canasta Oops 4: Matches not for burning Some matches placed in three equal groups on the page, moved around according to instructions, predict how many matches in the middle group
Book of Oopses 10
Chan Canasta Oops 5: Pieces of cards Picture of random cut-up cards, reader thinks of one, then it is predicted
Book of Oopses 12
Chan Canasta Oops 6: Writing on the wall Clock trick disguised with random symbols
Book of Oopses 14
Chan Canasta Oops 7: Dear old pals List of five names, reader thinks of one name and is predicted
Book of Oopses 16
Chan Canasta Oops 8: Mystery of undamaged pips Reader chooses one of four cards with holes cut into them, then it is predicted
Book of Oopses 18
Chan Canasta Oops 9: Look out for a number 1089 force, prediction is 6801 on the page, must flip upside down to reveal prediction
Related to Book of Oopses 20
Chan Canasta Oops 10: Making a sentence of nonsense Form a nonsensical sentence from short lists of words e.g. BOB HATES BLUE COW, is predicted
Book of Oopses 22
Chan Canasta Oops 11: Pick a card of fortune Picture with random numbers and suits, spectator pick a number and a suit (e.g. 5 and Spade) and prediction is 5 of Spades
Book of Oopses 24
Chan Canasta Oops 12: Crosses to touch twelve crosses in a rectangle, predict which one the reader will point to
Book of Oopses 26
Chan Canasta Oops 13: Think of a number Think of a number between 49 and 98, both digits even, not the same.
Book of Oopses 28
Chan Canasta Oops 14: Put in a word or two Picture with random alphabets everywhere, reader tries to construct three 6 letter words from them, choose one word, prediction
Book of Oopses 30
Chan Canasta Oops 15: Four Kings into exile Reader chooses any two values of cards (no suits), go through deck of cards and find them side by side
Book of Oopses 32
Steve Beam 6801 Prediction comedy prediction with a twist, 1089 force
Related to The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 13) 222
David Britland A Remarkable Man "A brief account of Chan Canasta's magical career"
Chan Canasta — A Remarkable Man 11
David Britland Chan Canasta is a Remarkable Man on Canasta's TV-Show on BBC from the 23rd March 1960
Chan Canasta — A Remarkable Man 35
Chan Canasta An Experiment in Memory several people select a bunch of cards each, all cards are divined
Related to Chan Canasta — A Remarkable Man 38
Chan Canasta Transmission of Thought spectator takes a card unseen in his pocket, other spectator selects same card from second deck
Chan Canasta — A Remarkable Man 48
Chan Canasta An Impossible Choice spectator selects three cards and only thinks of one of them, second spectator choses one of four card from second deck and they match
Chan Canasta — A Remarkable Man 52
Chan Canasta An Experiment in Remote Control spectator cuts the deck behind his back and puts two cards unseen in two different pockets, performer divines cards and spectator can chose in which pocket which card sholud be
Related to Chan Canasta — A Remarkable Man 57
Chan Canasta The Analysis spectator selects three cards and then decides on one, it happens to be the same card as other spectator has chosen before
Chan Canasta — A Remarkable Man 63
Chan Canasta The Experiment with Books spectators chose a page, line and number, performer divines word on that position
Related toVariations Chan Canasta — A Remarkable Man 67
Chan Canasta Forcing Cards forcing same card twice on spectator
Chan Canasta — A Remarkable Man 73
Chan Canasta Audience Involvement psychological riffle force
Variations Chan Canasta — A Remarkable Man 75
Chan Canasta Three Cards spectator selects three cards and only thinks of one of them, second spectator choses same card from second deck
Chan Canasta — A Remarkable Man 76
Chan Canasta An Experiment in Memory several people select a bunch of cards each, all cards are divined
Related to Chan Canasta — A Remarkable Man 79
Chan Canasta How Do You Do It? spectator remembers bottom four cards of shuffled deck, second spectator selects same cards
Chan Canasta — A Remarkable Man 82
Chan Canasta Here 's Where I Fail spectators chose a page, line and number, performer divines word on that position, out when trick failed
Related to Chan Canasta — A Remarkable Man 84
Chan Canasta Riffle Force Variations spectator glimpses at one card, it is the same as previously selected, two slightly different reports
Chan Canasta — A Remarkable Man 88
Chan Canasta Psychological Riffle Force and Classic Force Combination two spectators select the same card
Chan Canasta — A Remarkable Man 89
Chan Canasta Alphabet Cards forcing ABC cards
Chan Canasta — A Remarkable Man 90
Chan Canasta Demonstration of Forcing several spectators select a card from a different pack, the are all the same
Chan Canasta — A Remarkable Man 90
Chan Canasta Cards in Pockets report of divination by Canasta, similar to "An Experiment in Remote Control", "Do you want to change your mind?"
Related toVariations Chan Canasta — A Remarkable Man 91
Chan Canasta More Cards in Pockets further report of divination by Canasta, similar to "An Experiment in Remote Control"
Chan Canasta — A Remarkable Man 92
Chan Canasta Card at Any Number number up to ten
Related to Chan Canasta — A Remarkable Man 93
Chan Canasta Cross-Cut Force used in TV, with outside broadcast, cards match
Chan Canasta — A Remarkable Man 94
Chan Canasta Name Spelling name is spelled and on last card, selection is found, brief
Chan Canasta — A Remarkable Man 94
Chan Canasta Three Card Coincidence and Spelling Trick brief report of a Canasta trick, coincidence and spelling combined
Chan Canasta — A Remarkable Man 95
Chan Canasta Book-Test Repeat based on "The Experiment with Books"
Related to Chan Canasta — A Remarkable Man 96
Chan Canasta Double Book-Test based on "The Experiment with Books", report
Related to Chan Canasta — A Remarkable Man 97
Chan Canasta Books and Letters Test letters are named and a word is constructed, it matches the word in selected position in a book
Chan Canasta — A Remarkable Man 98
Chan Canasta Books, Letters and Cards letters are named and a word is constructed, it matches the word in selected position in a book
Chan Canasta — A Remarkable Man 99
Chan Canasta The Great Book Trick remote book test, journalist in distant library
Chan Canasta — A Remarkable Man 100
Chan Canasta Blindfolds and Blackboards two spectators are blindfolded and select same cards, TV
Chan Canasta — A Remarkable Man 102
Chan Canasta Psychological Perception psychological forces from lists, reports
Chan Canasta — A Remarkable Man 102
Chan Canasta More Psychological Perception
Chan Canasta — A Remarkable Man 104
Chan Canasta What's in the Box? ABC cards are selected and a word is formed, object found in a box
Chan Canasta — A Remarkable Man 104
Chan Canasta Experiment in Concerted Motion two people make the same movements
Chan Canasta — A Remarkable Man 105
Chan Canasta Effect 6 performer names card that will be selected, spectator takes any three cards behind back and removes the matching one, from Fred Taylor's notes
Chan Canasta — A Remarkable Man — Volume Two 22
Chan Canasta Effect 8 spectator choses same card as second spectator has mentally selected, from Fred Taylor's notes
Chan Canasta — A Remarkable Man — Volume Two 23
Chan Canasta Effect three piles are made and under impossible conditions selection is found, from Fred Taylor's notes
Related to Chan Canasta — A Remarkable Man — Volume Two 24
Chan Canasta Coincidence Trick without a title, card placed face-down on table, from a second deck three cards are selected face-up and spectator can place prediction on any card, just to find out that he is correct,
reported by Roy Walton
Chan Canasta — A Remarkable Man — Volume Two 26
David Britland Chan Canasta - A Remarkable Man
Also published here
  • David Britland's "Chan Canasta - A Remarkable Man" in "Magic Magazine", April 1999.
Chan Canasta — A Remarkable Man — Volume Two 31
Graham Jolley Graham Jolley on Chan Canasta and Al Koran with credit info for Koran's Torn and Restored Newspaper from "Routined Manipulation Finale"
Chan Canasta — Afterthoughts 5
Val Andrews My Memories of Chan Canasta
Chan Canasta — Afterthoughts 10
Simon Aronson Two Deck Canasta Two cards chosen by two spectators from two decks match, even which pocket the cards are placed in
Inspired by
  • Chan Canasta's performance on the Jack Paar show on TV
Try the Impossible 149
Luke Jermay, Chan Canasta, Barrie Richardson, Dan Tong The Ernie Ball Book Test
Inspired by Building Blocks 82
Chan Canasta Think-a-Card Ploy finding out which one of a small group is thought-of
Chapter One 32
Lewis Jones, Chan Canasta Canastrick reworking of Chan Canasta's "A Miracle Discovery"
Inspired by Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 8 133
Patrick Page, Chan Canasta The Encore Climax Queens and Aces, spectator can wish which cards travel to pocket, repeated with other value as a kicker
Magic Page by Page 38
Chan Canasta Think-a-Card Ploy finding out which one of a small group is thought-of
Repertoire 104
Asi Wind Supervision spectator takes two cards behind his back and pockets them, performer names cards and spectator correctly names which is in which pocket
Inspired by Repertoire 113
Chan Canasta Chan's Out out for "Do you want to Change your Mind?" as reported by Johnny Thompson
Related to Repertoire 114
Asi Wind Double Digits Force forcing two one-digit numbers by riffling through cards and spectator names two values he sees
Inspired by Paper Work 7