Hope you are enjoying the summer! In Denmark a warm and sunny summer is never a given, so we always have to enjoy every day that the summer is showing itself. And what better way than to dive into a great card magic book. Right now I am rereading the Classic Collection by Harry Lorayne. And what a great book it is. It contains 439 pages, and it is filled with card material.
Hope you enjoy the video! My very first for the blog – sorry for my English, it’s a bit rusty, so I hope it will get just a little better for every video!:)
THE ELIMINATION PROCESS
Have a card selected and lost in the deck. Tell the spectator that you will locate it with the famous elimination process: you will eliminate one card at a time until you land on the spectators selected card. Turn the deck over and begin to go through the cards one at a time. When the spectator begins to fall asleep, quickly say: “Ok, this is may be a little too slow, so let’s eliminate ALL the cards that is not your card.” At the same time you outjog a card facedown and spread the rest of the deck faceup. Reveal that the facedown card is indeed the selected card.
So the method is quite simple as you have probably already guessed by now. Control a selected card to the top.
Welcome to Thesidesteal.com – the blog about card magic.
My name is Anders Møller and I’m a Danish magician, who has been performing for the last 10 years. I am interested in most branches of magic, but my biggest passion lies in close-up magic – more specifically card magic. I absolutely love sitting with a deck of cards, and I enjoy developing new card magic effects aswell as refining exisiting ones.
I will try to update this blog once or twice every week with a new trick, an idea or an essay on magic in general. if you have some tricks that you would like me to put on the blog, I would be thrilled to hear from you. You can drop me an email on firstname.lastname@example.org.