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Glimpse the bottom card
and shuffle the deck, retaining the bottom card in place,
while you tell your friend or guest that you are going to make
him (or her) pick cards out of the deck without looking at
them. (False shuffles: If you riffle shuffle, remember which
half was the bottom of the deck and drop the bottom card of
this half first. If you overhand shuffle, when you lift the
cards with your right hand, hold back the bottom card with
your left fingers.)
Let's assume that the bottom card is the 3 of diamonds.
Set the deck on a table. Tell the guest that you want him to
pick some cards out of the deck but not to look at them.
Tell him to draw the top card of the deck and put it face down
on the table. Act like you're concentrating and say, "It is
the 3 of diamonds." Pick it up, look at it and say, "I am
Don't let your guest see the card. At this point he probably
thinks you are faking it. Before you put the card face down on
the table, memorize it. We'll assume that it's the 2 of
Now tell your friend to pick any card in the middle of the
deck. This one really gets them. Your guest flips eagerly
through the deck and pulls out any card and lays it face down
on the table.
Concentrate again and say that this is the 2 of spades. Look
at it and say, "I am right again. 2 out of 2." Don't let him
see the card. Let's say that it is really a queen of hearts.
Put the card face down on the table.
Tell your friend to draw the bottom card off the deck and lay
it face down. Once he has done this, concentrate and say that
it is the queen of hearts. Once again check your result and
say, "I am right."
At this point your guest is very skeptical. You ask, "What
cards did I ask you to pick out of the deck?" Grab the three
cards and through a little sleight of hand rearrange them so
they are in the same order as you called them. (Editor's
suggestion: If you lay the second card on top
of the first, you can just scoop the third card under the
other two to put them in the right order.
As he names each of the cards, drop it in front of him.
Say you were able to hypnotize them or something to make them
draw those cards. For added effect as they draw tell them the
card. Have them draw three or four times from the middle of
the deck and tell them each time they drew the same card. In
the end it will look like they had.
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