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The DWS Principle
by Unnamed Magician


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The DWS Principle by Unnamed Magician

This ebook is about a principle (a shuffling principle) that I discovered. More accurately, it is an extension of an already existing shuffling principle. In the original principle, the deck can be given one riffle shuffle at the end of a card location routine, after which the selected card can be located. In my variant principle, the deck can be given not one but two riffle shuffles at the end of a card location routine, after which the selected card can be located.

The ebook contains a detailed essay on both the original principle and the new principle, where the two principles are compared. Then, there are several routines taught that make use of the new principle (some of these routines use a completely regular deck, whereas others use a gimmicked deck that you can easily create at home).

Here is one routine that you can perform using this principle (which, among other routines, you will learn inside the ebook):

The magician introduces a deck, which he spreads out to show that all the cards are different. He then invites the spectator to thoroughly shuffle the deck.

After they're done shuffling, the magician says, "Select a small group of cards, under 10 cards, from anywhere in the shuffled deck. It's up to you exactly how many cards to select." Let's suppose the spectator selects a group of 9 cards. The magician invites them to shuffle their selected group of cards, followed by spreading it face down across the table. They do that.

At this point, the magician instructs the spectator to touch any card in the spread, which they are then to peek at. Once they've done that, they are asked to square up the spread and to bury the group anywhere inside the remainder of the deck.

With the deck reassembled, the spectator gives it a few complete cuts. The magician then takes the deck and gives it two legitimate riffle shuffles, after which he locates the selected card.

The key conditions of this effect are:

  • The spectator shuffles the entire deck at the beginning of the effect.
  • The spectator can select their small group from anywhere in the shuffled deck.
  • The spectator shuffles the small group.
  • The spectator can select any card from the small group.
  • The spectator can bury the small group anywhere inside the remainder of the deck.
  • The magician never touches the small group at any point in time.
  • The deck is given two legitimate riffle shuffles at the end before the selected card is located.
  • The magician does not know what the selected card is until he looks through the deck at the end - so there is no peek or force.

Note: As already mentioned above, this isn't the only effect taught in the ebook - there are several effects taught (some that use a regular deck and others that use an easy-to-make gimmicked deck).

1st edition 2024, PDF 22 pages.
word count: 8199 which is equivalent to 32 standard pages of text



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