This impromptu semi-automatic effect can be immediately performed in any situation in which a simple deck of cards is available. After having a spectator shuffle the deck, the magician will have her choose a number and a card in the most casual manner possible (by randomly raising two small packs of cards), have the viewer shuffle again and cut the deck several times, reassemble it, and propose to find her chosen card. But, after practically proving its impossibility by relying solely on chance or luck, he will remember that the spectator also secretly keeps a number in her mind and challenge to count from the top that exact number of cards in order to incredibly find her own card in that precise position in the deck!
No preparation will be necessary, as any deck of poker cards can be used, even if borrowed and not necessarily complete with all 52 cards.
The magician just needs to know a very simple card control technique called the Double Undercut, which is useful for bringing the first card to the bottom of the deck, although in this effect it will still be explained because it is secretly performed in a rather anomalous and original way.
"An automatic, impromptu trick that you can play without needing to learn complicated techniques and that can be played with a deck of cards given by a spectator and completely shuffled. Really good for beginners and non-beginners, but always impressive. Especially with only a few steps to remember. A quick and easy read, available as an English eBook." - Jessica Calavita
1st edition 2023, PDF 7 pages.
word count: 3142 which is equivalent to 12 standard pages of text