Among Darwin Ortiz’ many fans, the only question is which of his card books is the best: Darwin Ortiz at the Card Table, Cardshark, or Scams & Fantasies with Cards. Now there is a new candidate: the aptly-named Lessons in Card Mastery.
This time the accent is on uncanny displays of card control. You’ll display physical control by cutting to a selected card with just one finger, trapping two selections in a shuffled deck, displaying mastery at Texas hold’em, instantaneously producing an entire suit, making the deck sort itself into reds and blacks, and causing all fifty-two cards to rearrange into perfect suit and number sequence. You’ll display mental control by diving cards under impossible conditions and memorizing a deck in a matter of seconds.
Again and again the cards obey your will like soldiers following the marching orders. These are effects that will convince any audience that you can do anything with a deck of cards.