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VernSchil
07-19-2004, 10:40 PM
I saw the trick where C.Ferguson goes through the entire deck once and tells you what card is missing on the ESPN poker show a little while ago. Doesn't this seem rather easy if you convert the cards to a simple numerical system, and then just keep a running sum, at the end subtract the total value of the deck from your sub-total to find missing card? Does anyone know if Ferguson uses a more impressive method (he seemed to be slowly going thorugh the deck. It would have been more impressive if he could flip through in a few seconds)? I'd think anyone here could replicate the trick easily once they have the numerical system memorized.

tommie frazier
07-20-2004, 12:55 AM
depends if I had enough time to open excel.

jared
07-20-2004, 08:28 AM
What impressed me the most is when he threw a playing card at a solid sour pickle and sliced it in two.

Spidurman
07-20-2004, 08:41 AM
all I have to say is that he is one seriously smart guy and I wouldn't be surprised if he could memorize them all as cards

Bama Gambler
07-20-2004, 09:19 AM
I haven't seen Chris do the trick, but there are MANY ways (without any memorizing) to perform the trick mentioned. I used to work for a magic store. In HS I performed at local restaurants and birthday parties.

MNBridge
07-20-2004, 10:06 AM
I have heard he can multiply 2 six digit numbers in his head :o

TiderInsider
07-20-2004, 11:17 AM
I have heard he can multiply 2 six digit numbers in his head :o

So can I....100,000 X 100,000 = 10,000,000,000 :wink:

abacustwo
08-31-2004, 02:02 PM
I have heard he can multiply 2 six digit numbers in his head :o

I got to see someone do this last year. He could multiply 2 three digit numbers faster than someone could compute the answer using a calculator. When he multiplied the 2 six digit numbers, he spoke out loud and would say random words that somehow led him to the correct answer.

Drzy
08-31-2004, 02:14 PM
Here's a great site for those who want to learn how to do chip tricks. It's pretty basic, which is the way it should be.

http://www.chiptrix.com

abacustwo
08-31-2004, 02:45 PM
Here's a great site for those who want to learn how to do chip tricks. It's pretty basic, which is the way it should be.

http://www.chiptrix.com

I do my chip shuffle differently from all the sites on the internet. I use my middle finger to pull up inbetween the two stacks, thumb/index on one stack, and ring/pinky on the other stack.