Magazine article Word Ways

Magic Poker Hands

Magazine article Word Ways

Magic Poker Hands

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THE EFFECT: The magician places four face-down packets in front of volunteer. "I am going to-make a prediction before we start the proceedings, "says the magician as he writes something on a piece of paper, folds it, and adds "Please hold this slip until we are done. When t turn my back choose one of the four poker hands-and discard the other three. Each hand is different but each is powerful."

The volunteer is then allowed to mix his 5-card hand any way he wants and forms a packet with the cards. The magician instructs him to took at the top card, place it on the bottom and spell the value of the card placing the cards to the bottom of the pack as he spells. For example, if the top was the "two of hearts" he would transfer the next eleven cards to the bottom after the two of hearts. …

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