This is a simple card trick to learn free to help you to begin learning card magic. You will need to learn a very special move that will become one of the many moves that will help you to become a great magician.
The trick in itself comprises a move (which in magical terms we call a sleight) which confuses the spectator or volunteer that the card you show is the card they chose. It also involves much misdirection.
The first sleight you will need to learn how to perform correctly is the double lift. This is where you will pick up two cards as one. It is one trick or sleight you will use many times in your magic career, but this move is one that you need to practice daily in order to master it. It is, however, a staple of most card tricks you will learn at the beginning of your career.
Once you have mastered that sleight of hand move, the rest of the trick is easy to learn and simple to perform. Let us watch the video below and see how to perform the trick and then the second part explains the method behind this very simple card trick.
So a quick recap..
You perform a double lift and show the cards to the spectator asking them to remember the position and value of the card. You show around 10 cards and then place them back onto the top of the deck..
Cut the deck in half, spread those cards and ask the spectator to touch one of the cards; you then take this card and put it in your pocket.
You then ask the spectator to give you the position of their card (say its the 7th), you subsequently deal down to this 7th card and place it to one side (at this point you palm the next card which will be their selection). After this, you ask the spectator to tell you what the value of their card is and to turn it over. It will be wrong.
Reach into the pocket that holds the palmed card and pretend it is the card the volunteer originally picked from the bottom half of the deck..
As you reveal their card you take a bow as you will have led them all the way!!
You have created your first illusion. Remember the rule of Free Magic Tricks and Illusions, which is the three P's.. P.P.P. practice, practice, practice.
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