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Honest Cheat Poker
Item Number: LP7171
Honest Cheat Poker Routine
by Alan Bursky
The Honest Cheat Poker Routine is a fantastic five-minute humor-filled card act, perfect for the close-up or stand-up performer. There are many poker and gambling demonstration routines around, but none that pack the humor and multi-level climaxes of this one. Best of all, it's super-easy to do with NO SLEIGHTS needed, and it can be performed with any deck!
The magician proposes to play a hand of poker with a spectator and promises to never, ever cheat, but as soon as he starts to deal, it's obvious the magician is trying to win the game with blatant and funny card trickery. As the audience will loudly point out, the magician deals himself too many cards, discards too few, and keeps ending up with more cards than the spectator.
To make the game fair, the spectator and two other volunteers PICK THEIR OWN HANDS from the discard pile. In an amazing QUADRUPLE climax, the spectators reveal that they have ended up with two full houses and a straight flush, but the magician beats all three with a royal flush in Spades!
The Honest Cheat Poker Routine uses any deck! No gimmicked cards, phony-looking moves, or boring moments! Reset time is quick, and it can be done surrounded. It's visual, funny, and commercial! Entire routine detailed in a 7-page booklet.
"I've seen Alan Bursky do this routine dozens of times. It always kills!"
- Johnny Thompson
"One of the funniest lines in my show was written for me by Alan Bursky. I really want to learn this routine!"
- Lance Burton