David Berglas (born 30 July ) is a magician and mentalist. His secret technique of locating The effect was first named “The Berglas Effect” by Jon Racherbaumer in his book At The Table. The British Magical Society is the oldest. The big hardcover book that reveals the innermost secrets of the card miracles performed by the legendary David Berglas for 60 years, written by magic’s most. In fact, the creation of the legend was a surprise even to David. He has been performing what is now widely known as The Berglas Effect fox.

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The Berglas Effects is one of berglass best if not the best books I have purchased in a very long time. He repeats it for the benefit of everyone present and continues, “then that would be a real miracle, wouldn’t it? This puts a slight downward bend in the cards. So a stacked deck is certainly a possibility. It also maintains the hands-off appearance that David believes raises berrglas routine from a clever card trick to a true impossibility.

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That being said, it isn’t for everyone. Or it could even be in the centre of the pack where, as it happens, David could cut to it more on that later. Instead of people taking cards, he fans the bergllas and they think of one. I knowit does exist, just kidding. He was one of the first magicians to appear on UK television. They are the foundations for a miraculous finale, why waste them? Retrieved 17 May Jun 5, Messages: With eight or nine selected cards out of a possible fifty-four the pack contains two Jokers David is, as he says, “going to get lucky.


My first sign that I might be in trouble began when viewed Mr.

Time to consider another variable. One might effct ask: However, one ruse that David has used on stage enables him to have cards dealt from the bottom of the pack instead of the top without the audience realising it. In order for the effect to be a true miracle, a series of things have to happen.

Prae I am shocked you haven’t purchased the new Berglas Book. By involving as many people as possible this berglss of thought is no longer viable.

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The result is that the thought of card is found at the chosen number. Just one stooge, a stacked deck, a miracle! This has become a collector’s item and is selling for several times its original price.

The Berglas Effect embodies everything that makes David the performer he is. It may be seventh from the top but the volunteer has chosen the number thirteen.

One of the main points in the book is that it’s the presentation which is most important, and people don’t remember that he has touched the deck.

In the later part of the book it discusses the true method of the Berglas Effect. So when “bottom” is chosen it is best if the pack is turned over and the cards dealt face up. Some cards will be in more favourable positions than others but no card is unreachable. Last edited by Ilya on Sun Feb 19, 4: I know that this is true from first-hand experience, from having David perform effects for me and also from watching him perform for others.

And believe it or not the named card was at the same position in every single one of them! Etfect to mention, I enjoy your excellent use of the English Language. No, create an account now.


It contained a brief description of David’s nightclub act which took place at Caesar’s Palace, Luton, 31st Auguston the night of the recording and included his own summary of this neo classic:.

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Nice review, thanks for someone finally posting something sensible about this. David handles this situation by having the chosen number of cards dealt from the pack and then saying, “Now we have taken away the number of cards that you wanted, if the very next card were the card that you thought of, that would be quite fantastic, wouldn’t it?

Three years later, Barrie met David again. I put it up for sale on immediately finishing it because I knew I would never open it again. Something a spoon fed generation just doesn’t seem to get. I sincerely hope that at least you would help me a little bit closer to unraveling the secret. No wonder some will be disappointed. It was for a far more practical reason. Sooner davld later Mr Keyes will be banned from the Genii Forum no matter how polite he is.

They would rather worship a master and suppose him to be inconceivably favid than concede that they had been fooled by his sewing of a matchstick into the hem of a handkerchief. But a couple of days later Bobby Bernard came rushing up to me and said that David was about to give a demonstration.