Monday, 13 December 2010
The Two Card Trick by Bro. John Hamman
Apocalypse by Harry Lorayne (and still Richard Kaufman)
Volume 1, Number 3 March 1978
Page 32 et seq.
Personal Comment: It is really, really easy to dismiss the trick. It is really, really easy to assume that it is way too obvious what is going on. That is because we are magicians. I did that trick and somehow I had build up enough credit amongst the audience that they actually believed what was going on. It's that slow reveal where you really are. One would assume that it would be really easy to backtrack everything once you reach the end. But it isn't so. To the audience it is three effects, even though all of them happen in their mind. Odd trick but a good one. I like it.