A B'Wave effect with a new twist!
You remove two packets of cards – one red back and one blue back - from your wallet. The red backed packet is placed at the center of the mat and the blue backed packet is placed into your left hand. You explain that you are going to play a game similar to poker. You point out the four-card packet on the table saying,
"I have four cards here and among them lie three Aces of different suits. I've added an indifferent card that might come in useful in a few moment. In my hand I have five cards. Four are Aces and the fifth is a duplicate of the missing Ace from the packet on the table. Your job is to find the duplicate Ace to complete the Ace packet on the table. If you don't mind, would you give me a number from 1 to 5 (included)."
In our example, the spectator says 2. You count the cards until you reach the card that matches the selected number. In this case, the second card of the packet is tabled face down.
"Now, wouldn't it be amazing if the indifferent card in the red backed packet had the same suit as your selection?"
You turn the red backed card face up - it is the Ten of Hearts. You turn the selection face up – it is the Ace of Hearts!
"I know what you're thinking. I told you all the cards were Aces and that I've added a duplicate of the Ace of Hearts. So all the cards may be Aces of Hearts! And they indeed are... But I knew you wouldn't pick one of these anyway."
You turn the blue backed packet face up and display four Aces of Hearts with "YOU WON'T PICK THIS ONE" boldly written on each face!
"As long as we have the Ace and the Ten of the same suit, why not get the best hand in poker instead?"
Snap your fingers and ask the spectator to turn the remaining red backed cards face up... They are the Jack, Queen and King of Hearts! A perfect royal flush!
Note: Whatever the chosen number is, you always count the same way, starting from the top. It may be examined after a simple secret move.
1st edition 2011; 8 pages.
word count: 1627 which is equivalent to 6 standard pages of text