of: Russell Love and Jason Robottom
Original Author: Nick
Effect: A person
arrested for cheating while playing poker, bribes the court
members (11 jurors and 1 judge) into playing one hand of
Poker. If he wins he is a free man, but if he loses he must go
to jail. All jurors and the judge end up with three of a kind.
The Poker player gets four of a kind. The order of cards will
vary (2,3,4,ace,8 etc.), but it will always work if done
Within each suit, arrange the
cards in order from 2 through Ace. Put the suits together to
form the pack. The order of suits does not matter.
note: The trick will work with the values in
any sequence, if the sequence is the same for each suit.
In front of an audience, cut the deck eleven times
while telling this story: Once there was a great poker player
who was convicted of illegal gambling. He was tried in a
court, but bribed the judge and jury into playing one hand of
poker. If he won, he would be a free man. If he loses
he would go to jail.
2. Deal out the deck like this (each asterisk
represents one hand of cards. Note that each hand contains
only four cards):
* * * * * *
* * * * * *
3. Deal the first two rounds of cards from
left to right and from top to bottom. The third time around,
deal the cards from right to left and from bottom to top. The
fourth time, deal the cards from left to right, top to bottom.
4. Flip over the piles, flipping the center
pile last. This pile represents the criminal and his hand. The
one center pile will be four of a kind if you didn't screw up
5. Stand back and take a bow!
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