This method may give you more confidence as it does make use of a Key card tipoff.
1. Use the Standard Spectator Peek but with the Riffle Estimate to about the 14th card. Hold this open for the spectator to note the card but as you lower the hands the right 1st finger, which has done the riffling of the upper right corner, releases this noted card so that later the left 4th fingertip gets a break above the card.
2. You are now holding the usual after-the-peek break above the noted card. Next do a Square Up Glimpse (See Chapter Three, Fingertip Control) thus glimpsing the key card which is above the selection after which you immediately release all breaks and openly square up. You may even hand the deck to the spectator to do this.
3. Undercut the deck and run 7 cards, then injog the 8th and shuffle off. Get a break at the injog and shuffle off to the break. Table the pack taking the top card into the right hand turning it face up in readiness for the Throw.
4. Do the Back End Riffle Estimation tossing in the face up card. Do not ask for the name of the card but merely flip those cards, above the indicator, face up into the left hand.
5. If the actual selection is at the face of the deck the spectator's gasp will give him away. If he has control, then merely move over the face card and if the key card is there, then you know you have hit exactly on his card. In this case you may admonish him for not admitting to his card with sheer amazement alone.
6. Naturally if your Key card is at the face of the packet, then you know the actual selection is on top of the tabled portion. Disclose it by first asking the spectator to name his card, then turn the top card face up onto its own portion of the deck.
7. If neither of the above described situations has occurred you have lost nothing. Remember you do not know the name of the selected card and the spectator feels that under the conditions you could not possibly know the card or its position in the pack. Merely shake your head, replace the face up cards from the left hand, back onto the deck and tryagain. Eventually you will succeed but, of course, the sooner the better.
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