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Psych-Out by Bruce Bernstein

(c. 1980,1994) (Submit Review) (Submit Update)

This is a wonderfully strong and effective Poker Deal effect that is very easy to do, and each section of the routine leads to an even more impossible demonstration. This is Bruce Bernstein at his best and I love it!

Effect: Psych Out is a four phase gambling routine in which you offer to play a most unusual and fascinating game of poker. Instead of being left up to chance, your opponent gets to choose (with ever increasing freedom) which cards each of you are to play with. Of course, this would seem to make it almost impossible for your opponent to lose, yet somehow you are able to psych him into giving you the winning hand – each and every time! Each phase builds in impossibility until, in the final phase, your opponent gets to deal both hands himself, in any order he wishes, from cards he himself just shuffled. In spite of this, you still win – then you prove you knew you would, by predicting the winning combination of cards he just dealt you, although hidden out of sight and never seen by you or anyone else.

Highly entertaining, this routine is easy to do, no sleight of hand is needed. There are no magicians’s choices, and it may be repeated for the same audiences because the routine plays differently each time it is performed.

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Approx. Price: $10.00 (2001) ***

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2 reviews for Psych-Out by Bruce Bernstein

  1. Andy Martin

    This is very strong indeed and easy to do!

    This is a wonderfully strong and effective Poker Deal effect that is very easy to do, and each section of the routine leads to an even more imposible demonstration.

    This is Bruce Bernstein at his best and I love it!

  2. Sean Waters

    Psych-out (in Lecture Compendium)

    This fantastic routine can still be found from Bruce Bernstein (if you know where to look). "Psych-Out" is now included in Mr. Bernstein’s fantastic manuscript, "The Lecture Compendium", available only from him.

    About the routine:
    This is one of those routines that give you a frightening peek into the mind of a genius. Bruce’s amazing routine for the poker deal is the best in print. His routine breaks from tradition in that it does not utilize ten cards, but his presentation covers the rationale.

    Each phase builds upon the last until the truly incredible denouement. This is one of those ideas that really does trouble your mind as you try to comprehend why it works.

    This is a routine you will use and enjoy performing as much for yourself as your audience. For the very reasonable price, the manuscript contains a number of excellent routines and essays. Highly recommended (as is anything from Bruce Bernstein)!

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