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Martin Nash

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Martin Nash
BornMartin Allan Nash
March 18, 1933
Parksville B.C., Vancouver, Canada
DiedJuly 20, 2009 (age 76)
Burnaby, B.C. Vancouver, Canada
Known for"Charming Cheat"

Martin Allan Nash (1933 - 2009) was a close-up card magician who specialized in gambling/cheating demonstrations. He billed himself as the "Charming Cheat" and was a regular at The Magic Castle, where he frequently received standing ovations for his Castle act, appropriately dubbed "Ovation." Bob Farmer also uncovered a sideline of Nash's while doing research on marked cards, when a forensics expert at the Royal Canadian Mounted Police told him Nash had helped them catch cheats working the lumber camps of British Columbia.[1]



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Written by Jon Racherbaumer


  • Martin A Nash Award-Winning Card Magic, Volumes 1-5. Meir Yedid Magic, January, 2010. Originally released as single videos and DVDs by A-1 MagicalMedia, 1998-2004. Combined running time: Approximately 7 hours 30 minutes.
  • Charming Cheat Show & Lecture DVD. Meir Yedid Magic, from the A-1 MagicalMedia collection, March, 2004. Originally released on VHS in 2002 as "Martin A. Nash Live!" Running time: Approximately 75 minutes.
  • Infinity and Beyond (Martin Nash tips his method for controlling cards and teaches his Tabled Faro technique). Meir Yedid Magic, from the A-1 MagicalMedia collection. Originally released on VHS in 1995. Re-released on DVD in 2004. Running time: Approximately 92 minutes.
  • The Very Best of Martin Nash, Volumes 1-3. L&L Publishing, 2005. Originally released on VHS in 1981 as a six-part series produced by Videonics (The Fun Routine, Kings Incognito, Colors on the March, Nash Reputation, Jacks are Better, The Castle Act and Magician's Magic).

Martin Nash in Genii


  1. Martin Nash Obituary & Testimonials on Genii Forum