If card magicians were to make a list of what they believed were the most powerful effects in card magic, Dai Vernon’s Triumph would almost certainly be on every list. Though the plot of Triumph – cards mixed face-up and face-down magically righting themselves while at the same time revealing a selected card – was almost certainly not new at the time, Vernon’s elegant method was. Triumph was first published in 1946 as part of the Stars of Magic series of manuscripts, taking the magic world by storm, and ever since, magic creators have been putting their own presentational and methodological spins on this indisputable classic card trick.
On this video, you’ll meet six performers who have each taken the Triumph plot and made it their own. First, Michael Ammar demonstrates and teaches the Professor’s original handling straight from the pages of Stars of Magic and then discusses the fine points with Vernon himself! Joe Rindfleisch is next with a great stand-up version of the effect while Steve Dacri offers a version where the deck magically rights itself save for the four Aces. Doc Eason follows with a short, punchy and humorous version while J.J. Sanvert literally rolls out miracle after miracle. Finally, Joshua Jay performs and teaches a relatively easy-to-do version that utilizes an obscure shuffling principle to achieve astounding results.
Triumph remains popular with card magicians because audiences simply love it. They’re generally stunned by the mixed-up cards magically righting themselves, so much so that the fact that their selected card is also found becomes almost secondary. In short, it’s a card trick that looks like real magic and on this video, you’ll watch and learn from some of the best card magicians in the world showing you how to do perhaps the greatest card trick ever invented.
Dai Vernon’s Triumph – Michael Ammar
Triumphant Triumph – Joe Rindfleisch
Four Ace Triumph – Steve Dacri
Triumph – Doc Eason
Royal Rollover Aces – J.J. Sanvert
Trumped Triumph – Joshua Jay