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C.I.A: Challenging and Intensive ACAAN
by Abhinav Bothra


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C.I.A: Challenging and Intensive ACAAN by Abhinav Bothra

A really clean and impeccable ACAAN.

What the audience sees and hears:

The Performer brings out a deck of cards and points to a person asking him to think of any card but not the Ace (as its common for people to go for it) and another person to think of a number between 1 and 48. He then proceeds to pull out the Aces meanwhile handing out small packets of cards to 4 different audience members and asks them to shuffle the cards thoroughly. While they are busy shuffling, the two audience members are asked to name their thought of card and the number for the first time.

Once the shuffling is done and they are happy with it, the packets are collected back and the performer instructs someone to deal the cards and simultaneously count the cards one by one until they reach the called out number. And just the way it should happen. Their thought of card falls at the thought of number.

Features of C.I.A.

  • no forces
  • no pre-show
  • no sleight of hand (can also be done with jumbo cards)
  • no instant stooging or dual reality.
  • audience involvement (minimum of 4 and up to 7 audience members get involved)
  • regular deck of 52 cards which can be given out as souvenir
[Note that the method does require a good amount of mental agility, some memorization and calculations.]

1st edition 2015, 24 pages.
word count: 2391 which is equivalent to 9 standard pages of text