Original Author: Unknown
Effect: The magician deals the black aces
face down on the table. A spectator chooses a card and places
it face up between the aces. When the 3 cards are put back in
the deck, the spec.'s card disappears from between the two
black aces and reappears between the two red aces!
1. You must first place one red ace
FACE UP on the bottom of the deck. On the top
of the deck, place a black ace, the other red ace on top and
the last black ace at the top of the deck.
2. Now to present: Show the black ace on
top to the audience and put it back on top of the deck.
YOU MUST PICK UP THIS CARD THE SAME WAY AS YOU WOULD
PICK UP TWO CARDS AS ONE. Without this the trick will
look very fake. Now deal the black ace on to the table face
3. Now secure a
finger break under the second card from
the top (the other black ace) and lift up the top two cards.
Show the black ace around and put both cards back on top of
the deck. Now deal the TOP (red ace) card face down on to the
table, slightly overlapping the first card, making sure nobody
sees the face of it.
4. Now ask a spectator to choose a card
and place it face up between the two cards so that it's
"sandwiched" between the aces. While the spectator is looking
at his card and showing it to other people, make another
finger break under the top card in the
deck (The black ace you didn't put down).
5. Now take the three cards on the table,
making sure the red ace is on top, and put them on top of the
break still there).
*This is a good time to do a magical
6. Now lift up the four cards above the
break (the audience thinks you're lifting up three) and flip
them over, putting them back on top of the deck.
7. On top of the deck is the two black
aces with nothing in between them! Keep the rest of the deck
squared so they don't see the face up red ace under the
spectator's card. Make a remark about the spec.'s card
disappearing, while you're cut the deck in the middle and
putting the bottom part of the deck on top.
8. Spread the deck on the table and point
out the two face up red aces with a card in between. Flip up
that card and show the spec. the card that he picked!
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