Reigning World FISM Close Up Card Champion trys his hand at fooling Penn and Teller
Shin Lim, a stage name derived from his birth name that roughly translates to “seeking excellence. The young magician’s rise to the top is one that wouldn’t have been possible in the days of David Copperfield. Shin is nearly completely self-taught, which is actually pretty rare in the magic community.
Shin was interviewed by Huffington Post about his unconventional journey to learn magic:
“When you have many choices, you can choose, test [and] then decide. With a mentor, you tend to have only one view. With many ‘virtual’ mentors available on YouTube, one can choose and combine the various techniques and styles presented. YouTube expands our worldview.