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2 Card Monte





Effect: Performer gives spectator a heart faced card (say it is an ace of hearts) face down between the thumb and index finger. Performer then gives spectator a diamond face card (the ace of diamonds) on top of the other card. The spectator thinks that he has a heart and a diamond. The performer grabs the heart from the bottom of the spectators fingers and says, "I'm teaching you the move right now in slow motion." He then does it in fast motion and pretends to switch the cards by shoving the heart card in and out fast between the thumb and index finger. Performer then puts the card back on top and says, "What do you bet, hearts on top or on the bottom?" When they make a choice and turn the cards over they are a club and a spade!

Preparation

On the top of the deck have a heart, spade, and a diamond. Make sure that you have the spade between the two and place this on top. Also place a slub on the bottom of the deck. For example, on top of the deck you have an ace of hearts first, queen of spades second and ace of diamonds third. The bottom card of the deck is the queen of clubs. Now you are ready!

Presentation

Start by lifting off the top card (ace of hearts) and say, "Remember hearts." give this card to spectator between his thumb and index finger (looks like spectator is pinching the card) faced down. You then do a double lift and show the ace of diamonds and say, "Diamond." (To give you some time to get a double lift ready you can ask the spectator what card he has and to look at it to make sure it is ok.) You then place the diamond with the queen behind it on top of the deck and give spectator the queen which he thinks is the diamond. Place this on top of the ace of hearts. You say, "I will teach you the move in slow motion." You then put the queen on top take the heart from underneath, and turn it around to show spectator and say, "See I have the heart." After this you take the heart shove it between spectators fingers fast. What you are trying to do here is make the spectator believe that you are switching the heart and the diamond. After you shove it in and out your hand goes to the top of the deck, release the heart, and grab the other queen from the bottom of the deck. You put the queen on top of the other queen in spectators hand and that is it. The most difficult part of this trick is the last switch. To make it easier you have to keep on talking. While you are switching from the deck say, "Now, do you bet the heart is on the top or bottom?" You have to be quick and keep the spectators eyes off of the deck. The spectator will then make a prediction but they are totally wrong!!





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