' lhc b,6ck will end up ,n r, WM ' " ' B hand) and I) (right hand) As long *
10 1». while your left tviinO m """»"«PHnn "u^ .1 , J ^ r,,"U han" to r>i while your M«
hand moves to Bl |f y,,; ;' »^,.,,,,, , r,„ rl()lu hand
82 "UJ tt blttck card, the crtss option mean, «ha«
right hand moves to CI. while your left hand moves to A2 Conversely, the "cross" option means that your right hand moves to C2. while your left hand moves to A1
Surely this sounds complicated, and also Impossible to remember. It s really quite easy to do because it doesn't matter if the spectator says "forward." "backward." "crtss." or "cross When dealing black cards, your right hand is In row C and your left hand Is in row A Then both hands s.mply move one row to the "flht right hand to row I) and left hand to row B. now dealing red cards Red cards are always dealt onto red cards and black onto black cards.
. fir<if eiaht cards. Now demonstrate the "criss" and "cros«-- rmt you've ,us. dealt down the f»r. 9 ]et ^ spectator choose one of the four options Z'Z a second ^of nfl you have to do is Keep alternating between row*
pair of cards dealt and rows B and D
„ rfpctlv then both hands will run out of cards at the same time, if yoo , If you have split the deck pertec > ^ ^^ card ^ you know its color. Because the cards some cards left in one handpee* ^ ^ ^^ ^ yQU wm know what color each one is. Gr^./
alternating red/btocK once ^^ leftover cards, making sure that the black cards are dealt in rcr*^
, „ u.rina the dealing sequence you will pass the two disobedient cards. Treat them just as m JSS^S^S them Into the appropriate packets.,
You will now give the spectator more choices in the manner in which the packets are picked up. Yournc-hand nicks un the pile at B2. while your left hand picks up the pile at A2. Ask the spectator whether he Wishes you to places these packets on "these two." and here both hands move forward over their respect:* Bl and AI packets Say. ..or these two." and move your right hand over DI and your left hand over CI When he indicates his choice, drop the packets as indicated. Either way. you're dropping a red packet onto £ red packet and a black packet onto another black packet.
Your right hand picks up the packet at D2 while your left hand picks up the packet at C2. Repeat ti actions described in the preceding paragraph, dropping each packet on its chosen pile (the right-hand paci-et goes on either Bl or Dl. the left-hand packet on either AI or CI).
The spectator has one last choice to make. Say. "Do you want criss or cross?" "Criss"' means that Bl l-placed on top of DI. and CI is placed on top of AI. "Cross" means that DI is placed on top of B1 and AI fc placed on top of CI. Either way you're placing like on like. You will be left with two packets: one is aD with the black disobedient card reversed in it. the other is all black with the red disobedient card reversed in
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cards in one half and all th^w f^',Urn il face UP' ribbon spread it again to reveal all the r*
cards in the orh^r
th£ final shuffle
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The deck begins in your left hand. Turn it face up and ribbon spread it as you patter about giving the spectator the notorious "Final Shuffle." The prearrangement will not be noticed. Square the cards, turn them face down, and do two Zarrow Shuffles.
Turn the deck face up and hand it to the spectator. Say. "Shuffle the cards the same way I did. but keep them face up so you can see that they're really being mixed."
This done, have the deck returned to you. Spread it. face up. between your hands. Push the cards over in clumps so the red/black order isn't obvious. Say. "The cards are now in your order, not mine. All III do is Pip some cards over and then let you choose two cards. " Square the deck.
You will now execute Bro. Hamman's devious method for correcting all the mistakes in the setup caused by the spectator s shuffle. Begin spreading the deck from hand to hand, looking for a pair of cards the same color. When you arrive at. say. a pair of black cards, separate them slightly and continue spreading until you come to a pair of red cards. Figure 1 shows the simplest possibility - a pair of red cards directly beneath a pair of black cards. The principle here is that you must turn over a group of cards consisting of the lowermost card of the black pair and the uppermost card of the red pair - and all the cards between them. This group can be of any size, depending on how long you have to spread before reaching a second pair. (The pairs, incidentally, will always alternate in color. You will never, for example, find two red or two black pairs in a row.)
So. if you arrived at the situation shown in figure 1. you would turn over a group consisting of two cards: Ace of Clubs and Three of Hearts. There might, however, be any number of perfectly alternated cards between them, depending upon the way in which the cards fell during the spectator's shuifle. Whatever size it is. the batch is flipped face down in place.
Repeat this procedure throughout the deck, flipping over all the cards between pairs of ^s the ^me color The rear card of the upper pair, and the front card of the lower pa*. always get ^ J ^ h u^ At the conclusion you will see that, even though a number of cards are reversed, the deck has been restored to perfect red/black alternation. If you reach the end of the deck while soil make a group, just split the first pair and turn over all the cards below it. Once .ts clear to you how the red/black order is being restored, handling this sort of occurrence will be a simple matter.
Turn the deck over and do a very wide ribbon spread from left to right. Face-up cards, which can vary Oreatly in number. wiU be located in groups throughout the deck.
tf1iaceni cards. They can be face up. face down, or one of ? s,y ■•/ would like you to ^chonytwoa^ ^ ^ possible choices the spectator can make
, „ UD cards Take both indicated cards out of the spread, leaving a 0-Let's begin with the fi«t - two ^e- P ^ (hem to the same position. Note the color of the C at that spot so you wtll have no.wud ^ ^ ^ ^ |wo spectators ro each remember one of I
most card (red. for examp e . then taKe ^ ^ ^ ^ fioa,n?~ whichever card is indicated, flip it 0Ve cards. Ask. "Which card wwUV™' ^ (jwitdl|nfl their original positions). This is true in the example Place .he black card beneaw Qn the bott0m. then it must now be placed on top. regardless of we re using If the bteck.an ^ yQU must exchange the positions of the cards. Insert the pa, whether its face up or apwn. i taken hack into the spread at the spot from which it was taken.
The second choice the spectator can make is two face-down cards. Remove both of them from the spread, leaving a gap as described in the first contingency. Turn the two cards tace up end over end. The spectators are asked to remember the cards, and one is chosen to be turned tace down. Whichever card is indicated, turn it face down where it is. In other words, because you turned the pair of cards face up end over end initially, you have already switched their positions, and the red card which was lowermost is uppermost (on the face). There is no need to switch them as in the first handling. Afterward, replace them in the spread at the spot from which they were taken.
The third choice is a pair consisting of one card face up and the other face down, and this is the simplest of all. Remove the indicated pair, leaving a gap in the spread. Ask one spectator to remember the card which is face up. Turn both cards over and ask a second spectator to remember the card now in view. Afterward, replace them in the spread at the spot from which they were removed.
Regardless of which of the three choices is made, you must remember the color of the selection which remains face up. (Let's assume, for the moment, that it's black.)
rnnT'^rl ^ dcck *nd take " int0 dealin9 position. Say. 'TV deal the cards, as you shuffled them, into two ::: JZZ\!;"i1S de? 10 the 0Uter Ieft'the second t0 the left. Alternate between inner and outer and red cards will Z Z V!! * ^^ fr0m left 10 * >'ou You will see that all the face-up black up among^the cards^of opjwsit^colorWS ^ ^ ^ * 0ne 0dd"C0l°r <bIack" in °Ur "
Now that this has been exnlainoH soon as you start dealing Because ,h T" Understand what k going to happen, vou must predict tins as is going to contain the red card ■ h ectl0n which remained face up is black, and vou know which row '^t your chosen card (name the bZT*TV** lhem within seconds of starting to deal. say. "I P«*ct will pay less attention to the colors Z,„ h remained ^ce up) will fall into rhis row." The spectators appear in a certain location. ^ e Cards 88 >'ou because they are looking for a particular card to
After you have completed dealin„
you COntaining aU "ho * rem™b™ng the red card (not yet visible) to nan*
vou reach the enrf / ^ ^ ^ allT* 2™ " °Ver ^ You 7/ notice you chose I**
•seen the uZX^ Sen^nce so Cy see aS?'^ CardS " The must be respread by the nderside of the cards, and the red/hllk ^ 11 s™ultaneously. This is .he first time they 1**
^"are the spread of red ^P^ation will begin to register.
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This routine has been published twice before - the first ilmc In Apocalypse, Vol l No 8 in 1978 the second time In Richards Almanac, Vol.3. The Winter Quarterly. In 15)87 The former version requires .v full deck setup, while the latter begins with a shuffled deck. Only the second (later) version, which Is the one Bro. John favors, will be described here.
The trick is a variation of Dal Vernon's Triumph," with two halfdecks being simultaneously shuffled face up and face down to lose two selected cards (one In each half) Eventually, the cards right themselves with the exceptions of the chosen cards. A moment later. It Is discovered that the deck has also separated Itself into reds and blacks
To perform, take a shuffled deck and do a wide face-up ribbon spread on the table as you talk This is to (live the spectators one clear look at the mixed condition of the deck (though you should not mention It directly). Say, "You know. I have a friend. Two-Shuffles llarry. and he's always shuffling the deck twice lie also has a friend. Suitcase Charlie you can imagine what he does Two-Shuffles said to me one time, as a challenge. I bet you can t find two cards ..you can't control two cards at the same time from two different sections of the deck. 'So I took him up on the bet Two-Shuffles took the deck and divided It into two packets some of them were haphazardly up and others were haphazardly down."
During the patter, you've squared the deck and put It Into face-up dealing position in your left hand Tilt your left hand toward you so the faces of the cards cannot be seen by the audience, and begin doing almost a Reverse Faro Shuffle, though here you upjog all the black cards (including the Jokers, if they're in the deck). The patter excuses this open separation of the deck. The spectators cannot see that you are separating the cards by colors, and it will never occur to them.
Continue to patter casually as you do this, saying. "Now that's going to make it very difficult because the cards will be twice as thick I'm going to have one card selected from the top portion and another from the bottom portion." Once you've gone through the entire deck (and that can be done very quickly), turn the telescoped deck face down sideways so that the black cards remain at the outer end The Inner end of the deck is held In what would normally be dealing position In your left hand.
What follows In Hro. John's extremely clever utilization of a Karl Fulves control Riffle down the outer left corner of the Inner half deck with your left thumb as you ask the spectator to stop you at any time When he does. your palm-down right hand moves over the deck. Grasp the cards above the point where you were s">pped between your thumb (above) and first and second fingers (In the break) (fig I > Lift the cards above «he break and rotate your right hand until It's almost palm up (fig 2) This subtlely turns the upper h.dt of
'he telescoped deck end for end.
Say. "Would you please remember the top card." a* you turn to the first spectator and tap the upper red
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