Martin Nash

MARTIN ALLAN NASH (1933 - 2009) was a Canadian 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.