Concealment In Left Hand

This method is very natural and though I explain it with only one card, it is perfectly valid when you have several cards in PP. You can fan the

deck and close the fan. Nothing unusual will be seen, and it will seem impossible that you are maintaining any kind of control over the cards that were chosen and returned. I can highly recommend it.

Bring the card(s) to PP making sure that they are replaced in the bottom half of the deck. Before we fan the cards, we must place the left index finger and pinky as in figure 22 and open them slightly, so that the card(s) is outjogged even further to the right (fig. 23).

Now make a pressure fan, from left to right: bending the deck and fanning it by releasing cards from the tips of your fingers. Notice that the card(s) in PP remain hidden (fig. 24, seen from below).

You can now remove your right hand. To close the fan you can simply reverse the actions of your right hand (without bending the cards this time). You can use your right pinky to help begin to close the fan, placing it as in figure 24. As you move your right hand from right to left, the fan will close, and the cards will remain in PP, allowing you to continue with any of the moves previously explained for one or several cards.

Variation

Another way to close the fan consists of placing your right hand in the position shown in figure 25, that is, on the left side of the fan. Start to close it from left to right, as in figure 25.

Continue as in figures 26 and 27. The outjogged cards bump into the fork of your left thumb and end up sticking out on the right side of the deck, but not in standard PP position, they end up in the position indicated by the dotted line in figure 27. Now if you finish closing the fan and cover the deck with your right hand, as in the aforementioned figure 27, everything is hidden, and you can remove your left hand.

We will call this «Forward PP» position.

You can shift from this position to the classic PP position, by moving the cards in PP towards you with the help of your left fingers: nevertheless, it sometimes isn't necessary, because for many of the moves already explained, or to be explained, you can start from either the classic PP or forward PP.

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