TEDxNorrkoping - Lennart Green, Niklas Lennartsson - A Bonus Close-up Magic Performance

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Lennart Green is the Swedish card trick maestro and a world champion close-up/card magician. However, he prefers to be introduced as "misdirector". In 1991 he won the grand prize in close-up card magic from the International Federation of Magic Societies (FISM), sometimes called the "Olympics of magic." He might've won it in 1985 also, except his act of seemingly impossible cardplay fooled even the judges. In 1991, he performed the same act but insisted that the judges themselves shuffle the cards to prove that he used no stooges. The judges then awarded him first place. He appeared at TED already in February 2005, and at TEDxNorrköping, September 2011, he was invited as an honorary guest. However he offererd a bonus show together with his friend, Niklas Lennartsson. Jointly they entertained the audience at TEDxNorrköping to an unadvertised bonus show on close-up card magic.
Niklas' specialty is card magic and his repertoire extends across complicated gambling techniques, cups-and-balls and 'con' magic. Niklas has been performing in New York, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, London, Phonix, Macedonia, and Bangkok.
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