Original Author: Rob Ney Huizar
Effect: Spectator Shuffles, Cuts Picks a card, and
you find it with out looking at it! The Description is long,
but it's a great trick!
First off, give a deck of cards to whom ever you will be
presenting the trick to. Tell them to shuffle and make sure
the deck is not "Fixed". Then, take the cards, and perform a
Riffle Shuffle. This is the key part: As you complete the
shuffle, make sure you see the what card hit the top! (We'll
say it's a 2 of Hearts) This takes a quick eye, so practice
that part a few time before showing the trick around.
Next, ask the spectator to cut. Place the two piles next to
each other and keep in mind which was the top half. Tell the
spectator that he/she could have cut anywhere, and that you
haven't seen any of the cards. Then, ask him/her to pick a
pile. If they pick the top pile, tell them to take the top
card, and remember it well. If they pick the bottom pile, take
it away, and have them pick the top card from the top stack.
That card is the 2 of Heart! Combine the two piles and ask the
person to place his/her card somewhere in the stack. Now this
is where the fun is. Have the spectator Shuffle again! This
will throw them off big time! Take the cards and fan them out
so that you and your spectator can see them. Tell them you
want to make sure you STILL haven't fixed the cards, and ask
if there card remains in the pile.. Now, what you do is notice
the position of the 2 of Hearts, and quickly fix the cards
into one solid deck/pile.
Using your best judgment, cut where you believe the 2 of
Hearts is. If you did a good job, the the card should be no
more then five cards from the bottom. To your self, fan the
cards and put the 2 of hearts 1 before the bottom. Ask "Top or
Bottom". No matter what they say, take the bottom card, and
place it face up on top of the deck (This is not there card).
Ask: "Is this your card?". When they answer no, ask for "a
second chance." Next, simply rotate the deck so the bottom
card shows and re-ask the question. Now watch as there mouth
drops and listen to that sweet word: Yes.
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