Tweezers, a dual phased two-card-monte routine from Juan Tamariz, is undoubtedly one of the best monte routines you can perform. The routine is designed for absolute fairness — the magician removes two black tens to act as “tweezers,” while a spectator freely selects an Ace and court-card of contrasting color. What happens next is a slow-paced swindle that belongs in every performer’s repertoire.
The relaxed manner and presentational style of Tamariz is what makes this piece so special. Tweezers offers a rare opportunity to sit down with arguably the greatest living magician and improve your magic ten-fold.
Juan Tamariz is without a doubt the single most important person in our field today. His thoughts on the art are far and away the most profoundly significant advances happening at present. Not since the Professor, have we had someone look so deeply, see so clearly, or push the art forward so enormously as this great gentleman. Although only a tiny fraction of his ideas and thoughts have appeared in print in English, what we do have is of immense value. His books, The Five Points in Magic, The Magic Way, Sonata, Verbal Magic, and Mnemonica, are some of the most valuable books in the entire lexicon. Mr. Tamariz also has some video offerings available, most important of which are the films of his excellent lectures. Any opportunity to learn from him will be to your utmost benefit!