Magic Flick of a Finger
Original Author: Kenny Gray
Effect: After the spectator tells you that
you have the wrong card 6 times, you flick two cards away from
his (or her) grip and the third one magically becomes his
1. Start dealing cards from the top of the
deck. Memorize the fourth card (let's say that it's the Ace of
Spades). After you've dealt five cards, tell the spectator to
stop you anywhere. (Editor's note:
If you memorize the fourth card before you begin, you can deal
the cards face down. --RS)
2. After he tells you to stop, cut the leftover deck
into three piles. Pick up the dealt cards and deal the first
three cards onto the three piles. Nonchalantly give the
spectator the next card (the Ace). Have him look at it and
memorize it. Then have him put it back and shuffle at will.
3. Go through the deck and find the Ace. Remove and
put aside the lower part of the deck so that the Ace is second
from the bottom in the cards you're holding. Show the
spectator the bottom card and ask "Is this your card?" He will
say no. Turn the deck face down and with your left third
finger secretly slip the bottom card toward you, while with
your right second finger you slide out the next card (the Ace)
and place it face down on the table. Remove the bottom card
and put it on top of the deck. Show him the new bottom card
and again ask if it is his. When he says no, put it down on
the table, and remove the next bottom card and put it on top.
Repeat once more.
4. Make sure the Ace is the card in the middle of
the three on the table. Show the spectator the bottom card and
ask him if it is his. Secretly slide it back and put the Ace
on the table, then put the bottom card on top of the other.
Ask if the next card is his and put it on the table. Act
discouraged. Flash the next card to him and say, "This isn't
your card either." Take his mind off the card because it will
be the third time he has seen it, but no one ever notices.
5. After you place it on top of the other two, ask
him to hold the three between his thumb and forefinger. The
Ace is on bottom, so flick the top two away and smile. The Ace
has magically appeared.
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