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Hello again everybody. Today I want to
you a performance and tutorial for
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an easy self-working
card trick.
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So for this effect I'm going to
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be using my fuchsia Bicycle cards we're going to give the cards a
and
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we're going to have a spectator
the card. So let's just set some cards
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down and now the spectator can
whatever card they like from these cards
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right over here.
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So the
can look through the cards and let's say they want the Ten of
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Hearts.
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We're
to
these cards over, have them
them down.
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Have them
this card and place it on top of that small packet over there.
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We'll get these cards a little shuffle and set them
, and now we'll give
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the cards a
and they're remembering their card, the Ten of Hearts.
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Now what I'm
to
is I'm going to make four piles we're
to
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from ten. Jacks, Queens and Kings are
ten. Aces are
one. As I
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the cards
, if I say the value and I happened to turn over a card that
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matches that
, that will be considered a match, and I'll move on to
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the next pile.
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If I count down all the way
ten down
one and I
not match any cards
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then I’m going to set another card down on top and cap the pile. After I'm done
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with the four piles, that will help us
your card.
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Let's begin. Ten, nine––I'm looking for an eight, a seven, a six, a five, a four, a three––
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I matched the 3. We move on to the
pile. A ten, a nine, an eight, a seven, a six, a
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five, four, three, two, one.
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I matched the 1. We're
to the next pile. Ten, nine, eight, seven, six, five, four, three, two, one.
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No match. Put a cap on the pile. And the fourth and final pile
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Ten, nine eight, seven, six.
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Match the six. Okay, so we have
piles three, one and six.
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That's three
one is
, and
is ten. We’ll count ten. One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, and the
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card should be your card,
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the Ten of Hearts. I really like this one because it's easy, self-working and
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requires no setup.
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you
to
is count and make sure you have 52 cards.
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The secret to this trick is number 44. You want the spectator’s card to be in the
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44th position, and it will
every time.
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So you can
the cards. You can have the spectator shuffle the cards.
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and then what you're
to
is give them
cards
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so just take out groups of three, six, nine––
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there's no need to tell them you giving them nine cards––so you have 43 cards
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over here.
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Let's say they take the Seven of Clubs and they set it
the pile. We're
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to
it face-up for the tutorial. When I set these cards on top
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their selection will be in the
-fourth position.
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Now you can go right into making four piles. But what I did was a
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,
[ . . . . . . . . .]
Then you're going to
to the spectator exactly what I did in the
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performance.
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You're going to make four piles. You're going to
from ten. Jacks
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Queens and Kings will be worth ten. Aces will be worth one.
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If you say the card, you turn over, that's a match and you move on to the next pile.
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So let me just go through and show you. Ten, nine, eight, seven––a
. We move to
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the next pile.
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Ten. King’s
ten. That's a match. We move on to the
pile.
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Ten, nine, eight, seven, six, five, four, three, two, one.
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No match.
a cap on it and then the fourth
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Ten, nine, eight. There's a match at eight, so let's take a look and see over here.
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We have one, two, three, four cards and we're going to count seven that will get
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us
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eleven. Four
seven is eleven. Over here we have one card and we're going to count ten. Ten
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one is eleven.
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That'll get us to eleven. Over here we have one, two, three, four, five, six, seven eight,
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nine, ten cards we cap with it an
card.
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So we're
count any, so that keeps us at eleven. And over here we have
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cards and we're going to count eight. That gets us to eleven.
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So you can see that eleven, eleven, eleven, eleven gets us to the 44th card.
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So seven and ten is
, and eight is
-five.
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We count twenty-five. One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, eleven, twelve, thirteen, fourteen, fifteen, sixteen, seventeen, eighteen, nineteen, twenty, twenty-one, twenty-two, twenty-three, twenty-four and
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the twenty-fifth card is their
. If the situation arises where you have all the
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piles capped,
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here's what happens. You cap the first pile, second pile,
pile, there is no
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match, and then you go ten, nine, eight, seven, six, five, four, three, two, one––
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no match––this is the 44th card so you don't cap this
. You then say, “Well we
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didn't match this pile, this pile, this pile, or this pile,
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so I
this card right over here must be your card, and then you turn it
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over and then this is their card,
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the Seven of Clubs.
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