Permit any deck of cards to be shuffled, and without seeing the rotation of any of the cards, ask spectator to think of any number between 1 and 12 - to count down into the deck to that number, look at the card (do not withdraw it), and not disturb the arrangement of the deck.
The performer now places the deck behind his back, stating he will read the spectator's mind to divine the position of the card - withdraws that card, and places it in his own pocket. That is apparently done. Performer asks spectator the number thought of, and upon hearing it, withdraws the selected card from his pocket.
No preparation is required, and it is extremely easy. As soon as the cards are placed behind his back, the performer takes off several top cards (at least a dozen) AS ONE, showing only the back as he puts them in his pocket. Apparently, he has withdrawn only ONE card. With hand still in pocket, he asks the spectator the number, and immediately starts to count down to that card in his pocket, which is produced, and is naturally the selected card.
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