Live Lecture: Vernons Favorite Trick


Expert Card Magician Steinar Thelen joins the CC Team for a complete workshop on Matching the Cards – a trick so strong, Dai Vernon chose to perform it for non-magicians at every opportunity!


In this CC Worskhop, get an in-depth lesson in our streamlined, simplified approach to one of the greatest card effects of all time.

It’s called, Matching the Cards, and here’s the effect: A card is freely chosen and placed aside without being seen by you or your spectator.

Now you produce three matching cards from the deck, which, you say, you believe to be the mates of the previously selected card.

Now here’s the first of two major surprises. You reveal the previous selection – and it doesn’t match the three cards!

Now, the devastating climax arrives when you turn over the three matching cards to reveal they have transformed to match the selection!

Steinar’s method has streamlined and simplified the Vernon original. This is the ‘go-to’ method – and you’re about to get every single detail needed to make it your own. Just take a look at what you’ll discover in this full length CC workshop:

Tactics You’ll Cover
  • Forces
  • Stack Management
  • Attaining Breaks
  • Misdirection
Key Moves and Sleights Taught
  • Jogs
  • Side Glide
  • Houdin Break
  • Double Lift
  • Criss Cross Force
  • Spreading

Complete Workshop Timeline

00:00 – 07:30  –  Meet and Greet the CC Seniority, Introductions

07:30 – 11:00 – Performance by Steinar, Alex is Spec – “You are not allowed to look at  your card!”

11:30 –  16:00 – Setup

16:00 – 25:30 – Method:

16:00 – 16:30 – Chris Cross Force, Talk about strong misdirection….

16:30 – 16:45 – Shuffle Control Jog

16:45 – 19:10 – Spreading and Steal move

19:45 – 23:30 – Next two steals including Side Glide

23:30 – 25:30 – Presentation / Ending / Magician in Trouble

25:30 – 27:00 – A.F Enters to talk some quick theory and praise Steinars genius method

28:00 – 40:00 Steinar reruns through the trick for Alex

29:00 – 30:00 – Steinar gives some history and references

30:00 – 31:30 – A.F. Briefly discusses culling options, and why CC thinks.. “just don’t”

32:00 – 32:30 – The setup

32:30 – 33:00 – In Jog Shuffle

33:00 – 37:00 – Criss Cross Force In detail (Steinar A.F)

37:00 – 46:20 – Spreading, Steps, Jogs, to the 1st Steal, Psychology – “Charlie miller use to say the break is the hardest move”

46:20 – 53:00 – Breaks with spreading, Presentation, Houdin Break (A.F.), D.L. without Houdin

53:14 – 59:30 – No flashing Subtlety, Last Switch, Side Glide Detailed (Ref Autopilot, Jack Birnman),

59:30 – 62:00 – Ending, Reveal, Acting for a finally…. Magician in trouble details

62:00 – 63:30 – Praising magic club

63:30 – 65:00 – Brief talk about spread cull force option (A.F) – I once went to a yoga class and got bummed out….. HAHAHAH

65:35 – 66:00 – Michael Vincent Method instead of cull

66:00 – 71:00 – Tamariz / Aronson Stack Methods

72:00 – 76:20 – Quick Final Run Through

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