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About Black Gambit

Card Manipulator. Magician. Entertainer.

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Kilkenny based card manipulator, Black Gambit has been performing an art-form called XCM (Xtreme Card Manipulator) which involves the creative manipulation of ordinary playing cards, where-by cards are shuffled, cut, fanned and sprung in a continous manner to music.

In 2009/10 World XCM Championships, Black Gambit was crowned XCM champion of the world, becoming the first Irish person and indeed european to achieve the feat.

World Champion Card Manipulator

With over a decade of experience Black Gambit started out performing close-up magic before discovering his passion for XCM. However, for the past several years he has switched his focus back to the dark arts of magic, combining both art-forms together to create his own unique style of Performance art.

As one of only a few Xtreme Card Masters in the world, Black Gambit is looking to change how people perceive magic using his own unique flare and creative imagination. And while Black Gambit is surely trying to amaze with his card skills, he is also on a very real and personal journey to which the human body can be pushed and the endless ideas that can be done with a pack of 52.


If your looking for something different and truly amazing for your next event then Black Gambit will not disappoint. He will leave your audiences truly amazed by the most astonishing card manipulations imaginable.

Black Gambit has performed for many high profile celebrities including The Stunnings Steve Wall, actor Cillian Murphy, Irelands Dancing with the Stars dancers Kai Widdrington and John Nolan, the Kilkenny hurling team, Louis Walsh, comedian Barry Murphy to name just a few.

Black Gambit has also featured on TV on RTE'S Up for the Match and along with other similiar facebook sports sites, whereby a magic trick he performed for the Kilkenny Hurlers went viral receiving 1000's of hits. 





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