Effect: Guess any card in the deck someone wants you to.
Card Trick: Get any deck of cards and shuffle them. Say you are "squaring them up" and glimpse the bottom card. Hold the deck face down on your left hand with your thumb along the left edge and your fingers on the right edge. With your right hand, put your fingers on top of the deck and your
thumb on the bottom. Gradually pull back each card with your right fingers until the spectator tells you to stop. Tell them that the card he (or she) has selected is whatever card is actually on the bottom of the deck. Pull away the top part of the deck to the point where he told you to stop.
While you are doing that, also pull the bottom card out with your thumb so that it becomes the bottom card of the group you are pulling away. Do this very fast and it will look as if the bottom card was actually in that place in the deck. It sounds hard but it is VERY easy to do if you
practice it a couple of times.
Suggestion: This is just for effect. After you have shown the card but still haven't "predicted" it, have the spectator shuffle the cards any way he likes. Then tell him to think about the card. Slowly pick the card from the deck (which in the meantime you have spread over the table face-up). He will be astounded at your "prediction."
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