to have known Gordon since the beginning of time! His skill, creativity
and knowledge is are recognised world-wide. And as a collector and
historian, he is among the elite.
effect that follows was originally created by Gordon for a friend with
limited sleight of hand ability. In brief: a selected card is found at a
chosen number, twice. The second time the card has mysteriously turned
requite a double backed card for this. Gordon suggests you make a
temporary double-backer by sticking two cards face-to-face with saliva.
The gaff is on top of the deck to begin.
a card chosen and returned. Control the card to the top above the gaff.
There are several ways to do this, but a simple way is to undercut half
the deck - have the card replaced on top of the upper half - place the
other half on top and keep a break - finally Double Cut to the break.
Ask the spectator to give you any number, say, between 10 and 20, though
there is no real restriction here. Let's say he says 15.
the deck face down in left hand dealing grip, count off 15 cards into your
right hand, on on top of the other reversing their order. As you count the
15th card, look at him and say, "Fifteen?" Immediately turn your
right hand and slap all the 15 cards on top of the deck. The selected card
is seen face up on top. Remove this card and show it. A face down card
appears on top of the deck now and everything is taken as being in order.
If you wish to perform the repeat phase, you must keep a break under the
cards after you slap them onto the deck.
flip the selection face down on top of the deck, acting as if the trick is
over. Everyone relaxes.
At this moment, casually raise the deck slightly at the front - at the
same time your right hand flips over the 15 cards above the break. This
done by sliding the packet to the right, then turning it over - like
closing a book. This is done like a casual squaring action - it's
not an invisible move, it's not a move at all, but we have a "dead moment" where the
audience believe the trick is over. You just do it.
Now, say, "Maybe you would like to see that again? Here, you try
it this time." Give the deck to the spectator - remind him that
his number was 15, then ask him to slowly count to the 15th card. This
time the selection will appear face up, which will be a big surprise to
bring the trick to its conclusion.
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