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c) The left hand places its packet (seemingly face up) onto the face-down right-hand packet, with it stepped over to the left for about half a card length. The Three spot shows at the face of the supposed face-up section (figure 4).

<E-FT=C>|2-TL<E'S'S cJy-o d) Place the deck in this condition onto the table but do not remove the left hand. It appears that both halves of the deck are back to back, with the upper half stepped over to the left (figure 5).

Immediately pull the halves apart, taking the upper section with your left hand and the lower section with your right hand (figure 6). Riffle Shuffle both halves together, ensuring that the top six cards of the left-hand half fall last. Push the packets together and square the deck. The shuffle must be a tight one so that the face-down cards in the left-hand section do not flash at the front.

As I carry out the above actions, I say, "Every card in the deck wields a power of its own. If I turn half the deck the wrong way (Execute the Tenkai move), then shuffle the two halves together. We get a real mess."

3. Continue, saying, "However, any one of the cards can sort it out, because, as I said, they all have special powers. We will use this card, a Three spot, as an example."

As you say the above sentence, pick up the deck and place it into left-hand dealing grip. The Three of Hearts is face up on top. There is a face-up King below it. Turn over both cards as one onto the deck, then deal the top card onto the table. Give the deck a complete cut then place it face up onto the table.

4. Continue, saying, "If I wave the Three over the deck, it causes all the wrong cards to right themselves. However, because this card has a value of Three, there will always be three cards that fail to respond." As you are speaking, pick up the face-down card, wave it over the deck, then replace it onto the table.

Spread the deck across the table revealing that all the cards are now face up, except for three face-down cards in the middle.

Wait a few moments to allow the effect to register, acting as if the trick is over. Then say, "You are probably wondering what would have happened if we had used a card other than a Three, such as a King, for example. Well, there are always two sides to every story. The other side of this story is rather remarkable."

At this, turn over the apparent Three spot revealing it is now a King. Wave it over the other three cards and turn them over, revealing the other three Kings.

In Step 1, you need to lose the bottom card of the deck. I suggested the easiest route, however, there are other, perhaps more logical, methods. Here are two you might want to try:

Method One—Double Undercut: Hold the deck face up in dealing position and obtain a little finger break below the bottom card. Your right hand cuts off about half the deck and places it on the bottom. However, as it does so, your left little finger executes a Pull Down Move, so that the bottom card stays on the bottom. You retain a break between the two halves after the cut. Now cut off all the cards above the break and place these to the bottom. You have successfully lost the bottom card.

Method Two—Overhand Shuffle: Hold the deck face down in dealing position. Now raise the deck with the faces pointing to your left. Your left fingers press against the top card. Your right hand undercuts half the deck but the top card stays behind due to the pressure of your left fingers. Shuffle off several small batches of cards onto the face of the lower portion then toss the rest of the section back below. Turn the deck face up. Again you have lost the unwanted card.

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