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Here is one of my latest releases. Funny enough, I'm not fond of spelling tricks but I just happened to create one! It is not entirely self-working but if you can hold a break, you'll be fine. Smile It is available through the link below (video demo included) or through me via Paypal (PM me here) for $4.95 only.

A multi-prediction spelling effect with an unexpected climax!

EFFECT: The magician introduces a stack of predictions to demonstrate the spectator and him are connected through their favorite playing card.

Using a regular deck, the spectator combines the suit and the value of two selections to create a playing card only known to him. Then, he mentally spells its name as the magician deals one card for each letter. He stops him at the last letter/card which is turned face up: The 2♣. The magician spells out the 2♣ to get to another card and so on, until he runs out of cards. The face-up cards end up being the 2♣, A♥, 10♣ and 5♦.

The predictions are revealed one by one: FOUR CARDS ARE FACE UP; TWO CARDS ARE EVEN; THERE IS NO SPADE; THE THIRD CARD IS MY FAVORITE ... THE 10 OF CLUBS. They are all correct!

The trick seems to be over but the magician has an afterthought: If the spectator's card led to his, might his card lead to the spectator's? From the top of the deck, he spells out T-E-N-O-F-C-L-U-B-S and stops at the last letter/card. Only now the spectator reveals he thought of the K♦. The card is turned face up: It is the K♦!

NOTE: Easy to do. Fast reset. No gimmick. No duplicate. The deck is regular and can be shown face up before and after the performance.
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