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Hi, I was taught this by a friend, but I didn't quite like the patter he used, but as much as I tried I can't think of anything better.
I try not to make it seem as though I'm deceiving the audience, but is there any way I could explain the change in the cards in the spectator's hands?

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Greg Wilson has a nice handling for this effect on his DoubleTake video. Nice little storyline. Bill Malone has a version on On the Loose Volume 1, and I originally learned it from Easy to Master Card Miracles Vol. 2 by Michael Ammar. Ammar and Malone have a fairly "standard" approach to the effect, while the Wilson makes it more of a routine piece, drawing the effect out. I use both versions, depending on time constraints. The "standard" is great for a quicky impromptu when you only have a minute.

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same as you, plus 3 and enough to make
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Get a copy of Bill Duncan's "Tubthumping". Therein lies a combination of Daley's Last, the Legend of Wild Bill Hikock, and the Dead Man's Hand. Plays well and quickly. And the rest of the book will make you think, too.
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Play yourself as the one getting fooled, or ask them where they think most people would say the cards where. the first way they still get to participate but don't feel stupid, and the second way there are not wrong because most people would say that position.

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I usually talk about the cards changing the rules of space and time. For space, I do a DL of one of the red cards and have the spec hold a finger over it. Then, I slip what they think is the other red card beneath it while showing the black cards and have the cards switch places. For time, I use an approach similar to Malone's "Back the Way They Were." I pause to let them see the positions of the cards, then let them think I'm putting the black cards under their finger. When I reveal the cards, it's like we went back in time to the moment they saw the cards in their original configuration.
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I used to pretend that I made a mistake and gave them the other cards instead, but sometimes the spectator really believes that and doesn't realize that the cards had switched places. Smile
Going back in time... that's an interesting thought. I'll think about it. Thanks! Smile
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If you have ever seen me perform you'd know that I use snappy rhythmic patter for close up. I call this trick "The change places Aces, that's right the aces that change places." Then I go into the routine including the old gag that I switched them, now I'll switch them back. Of course USE aces!
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