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By George McBride

What can I say about George which has not been said! He is a great guy to know, I have been friends with George for a good many years. In Scotland George is classed as one of the top 5 close-up workers. His card and coin handling is beautiful to watch, and believe me he will fool you at one point when doing his tricks! George is a bit of a author he has published four booklets published. If you are interested, contact George. Meanwhile, enjoy George's trick, bye for now.

Take a break from your knuckle busting false dealing demonstrations and give this simple location a try. Performed at the right time and to an attentive audience it can be quite a puzzler.

If you want to do this with a borrowed shuffled pack, the top two cards have to be glimpsed before you begin. On the other hand simply use your own pack and place two easily remembered cards on top before you begin.

METHOD

1. Let's say your two key cards are the red aces. Shuffle the pack retaining your keys on top. Hand the pack to a spectator and have them deal two packets of cards onto the table dealing the cards alternately as in a game. Explain to them that they may deal as many cards as they wish as long as each packet contains the same amount of cards.

Just before they begin to deal, turn your back towards them! When they decide to stop dealing and still with your back towards them, ask him/her to peek at the top card of either of the tabled packets.

2. After they have done this allow them to shuffle the remainder of the pack which they should still be holding and to drop it on top of their selected card. Next tell them to pick up this combined packet and drop it on top of the remaining packet. Allow them to cut the pack and complete the cut. At this point turn around and ask the spectator to hand you the pack.

3. To find the selected card simply fan over the faces of the cards and locate your two keys. Count how many cards are between them. This is your key number. Continue counting along to the left of the leftmost key card until you reach your key number. There you will find the selected card (do not include the key in your count.).

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