Gilbreath Plays Dominoes

Same as "The Domino Effect." Here a larger set-up is involved, but it has the advantage of allowing a spectator to genuinely shuffle the deck to begin and select the prediction cards, thanks to the Gilbreath Principle.

The following set-up is the most straightforward and can be casually flashed prior to the shuffle. If you want a more random stack, simply rearrange the order of each block within either half.

Set the deck as follows :

Top half:

Red 2-Black 9-A-3-4-5-6-7-8-10-J-Q-K-A-3-4-5-6-7-8-10-J-Q-K-2-9 Bottom Half:

Black 9-Red 2-K-Q-J-10-8-7-6-5-4-3-A-K-Q-J-10-8-7-6-5-4-3-A-9-2


1. Cut the deck at the mid-point (below the central Nine) and set both halves face-down on the table in position for a Riffle Shuffle.

Allow a spectator to shuffle the two halves together.

2. Ask the spectator to remove the top two cards and place them into the card case unseen. These will be a black Nine and a red Two

3. Deal off exactly twelve pairs of cards and discard the remainder.

4. Now proceed as in "Domino Effect." The final two cards will be a black Nine and red Two to match the two cards chosen at the start.

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