Brainwave

by Alec
(New York City)

THE EFFECT: You have a deck of cards and your spectator tells you to stop ANY TIME they want and without looking at the card you show it to your spectator and are able to tell them what card they have chosen...WORKS EVERY TIME.


THE SECRET: You need to stack the deck, that is you arrange the deck card value from least to greatest, so 2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10 then jack, queen, king finally aces at the top of the pack.


You also need to arrange them from spades, heart, clubs, then diamonds. Remember the order! All you have to do is remember the order and mentally count through the cards as you tell your spectator to say stop and show them the card. You take a glance at the card that was on top of the card they picked.


Let's say they picked a card and the card you glimpsed at was the 5 of diamonds you should know that there card is the 5 of clubs!


TIP: A few false shuffles will convince your spectator that the deck is mixed.

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Jul 15, 2010
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Okay...
by: Daniel

Another way is to use the Si Stebbins system, which makes the stacked deck less obvious. I'd prefer to use a force or crimp, though. Takes less time.

Nov 18, 2009
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okay
by: magic man

it was good and all. but what if you don't have a good memory? Other than that, it was great.

Nov 02, 2009
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bad
by: Anonymous

I know a much easier trick but it is close.

May 14, 2009
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i know a much better version
by: Anonymous

this version is unable to show the deck front and back because then they would see that its stacked and you dont show them they will be suspicious

May 07, 2009
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I ALSO HAD DONE THIS!
by: Anonymous

Haha when I was into magic for the first time I actually did this thing I used exactly the same trick and got away every time and I gave false shuffles when I got better at it :)

Apr 12, 2009
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don't get it
by: Anonymous

Sorry don't get it? And very risky...

Apr 12, 2009
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Uhhh
by: Magic Mage

I really don't get that trick and I tried it on my friend. Embarrassed dude -_-

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