Have the spectator thoroughly shuffle the deck. Take back the deck and
spread the cards with the faces towards you, as you comment on how well
mixed the deck is. As you spread the cards, look for two cards together
which match in color and value. Cut these to the back. If none exist
then glimpse the card at the back of the deck and cull it's mate under
the spread next to it.
Now shuffle the deck once more briefly, keeping the two card setup in
place - if you can, replace the card which is on the face, ensuring that
the spectator is now unaware of what card lies in this position.
Hold the cards so that there faces cannot be seen and state that you are
going to make a prediction. Upjog the mate of the card that is on the
face of the deck. Then, as if in half a mind, upjog another card. Then
push this card back, saying that although you've got a strong feeling
about both cards you'll go with your first instinct. Strip the
prediction card out of the deck and place it on your mat to your right.
Place the deck face down on your mat and say how what you are going to
do is very difficult, so to make it a little more likely to succeed you
would like to work with just half the cards. Have the spectator cut the
deck in half. Take the bottom half and spread it, asking the spectator
to touch any card. When he/she does, turn all the cards above the
selection face up, grasp the selection beneath the face up cards in the
right hand and flip the left hand cards face up also, in the process
performing a Mexican Turnover in the hands to switch the selection for
the card beneath the left hand packet.
Say how the spectator had a completely free choice of all the cards. Now
outjog the selected card, close the spread and turn the cards face down
to show the selected card and slide it to your left on the mat. Have the
spectator turn over the prediction. They match!
Now put the two cards to one side then Riffle Shuffle the half you have
in your hands into the other half, maintaining the two cards at the top.
Double Cut the card at the bottom of the deck to the top (i.e. above the
pair). Now say you'll try again...using the card you almost chose as
your prediction last time. Spread the cards towards you and glimpse the
card you cut to the top. Upjog the mate of this card and place it face
down to your right.
the spread and turn the cards face down.
Explain that you're growing in confidence and so you'll repeat what you
did before but this time with all the cards. Spread them and have the
spectator touch one. Fairly remove this card, keeping it face down, and
place it to your left. Now turn over both tabled cards at the same time
but performing a Curry Turnover on the card to your left. Again they
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