I Can't Believe They Don't Get It!
Trick Courtesy of: Phil J.
Effect: Good trick,
easy to figure out, but it works on people who don't pay
1. The two
bottom cards should have different values and either both
should be black or one should be black and the other red.
Let's say that they're the 8 of clubs and 7 of spades.
2. The card above these should match one of
them in value and the other in suit. In the example above, the
card above the 8 of clubs and 7 of spades should be either the
7 of clubs or the 8 of spades. The top card of the deck should
be either the 8 of spades or the 7 of clubs.
3. Shuffle the deck, being sure to keep the
prepared cards in the same spots.
4. Hold the deck horizontally in your left
hand between thumb and index finger. With your right hand, put
your thumb on the bottom card (which you know). Walk through
the face-down deck with index and fingers of your right hand,
and ask the spectator when to stop.
5. When the spectator says, "Stop," quickly
pull off the cards you've walked through, sliding back the
bottom card with your thumb so that it appears to be the
bottom card of the group you've just pulled off the top.
6. Hold the
card up and tell the spectator to take it. Close the deck. Fan
it out and tell the spectator to stick the card in anywhere.
steps 3, 4, 5, and 6.
8. The cards the spectator selected were the
7 of spades and 8 of clubs. The selected cards are in the
middle of the deck. The top and bottom cards of the deck in
your hand are the 7 of clubs and 8 of spades.
9. Hold the deck vertically in your stronger
hand between your index finger and thumb. Flick your wrist so
that you catch the entire deck in your weaker hand, leaving
the top and bottom cards in your strong hand.
10. Show the cards in your right hand to the
spectator, who will mistake them for the cards he selected.
this trick is easy to figure out, not one of the 15 people
I've done it to has figured it out.
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