THE ONLY THREE CARD
TRICK IN THE WORLD
USING FOUR CARDS
Routine & Instructions By Joe Riding. TV Rights
The title is longer than the effect! Actually this is a 'Find The Lady'
of routine using Jumbo cards. The set of cards supplied to you may not
two Queens, they may be other cards but I will always refer to the 'non
cards as Queens or ladies throughout this routine.
Since my original version of this effect marketed by Ken Brooke many
ago, I have devised a new count, which I feel is superior to any other
with Jumbo cards. The Emsley count is mainly used for this effect. But
a larger audience it is just not visual enough and unless the audience
directly in front of you they cannot see the faces of the cards.
The only way you can count Jumbo cards so all the audience can plainly
the cards is to hold the cards up in front of your face so the cards
plainly visible to the audience. This is what my count does and it is
deceptive and really easy count to do, you will probably do it correctly
first time you try. - Here is a description
of my count............
THE JR COUNT
Assume you are holding three Jumbo cards lets say two are blank and
a Queen, and you wish to show all the three cards as blank.
Hold the cards face down reading from the top - 'one queen' followed
by the 'two
blank cards'. Hold the cards in the left hand and raise the cards up
of your face so the audience is looking at a blank faced card.
Your right hand comes over and takes the front
card away leaving again a
blank card facing the audience. Next the right hand comes over to the
hand cards again and the right hand card completely
covers the face of the
blank card that is showing in the left hand.
As this happens your right thumb will automatically contact the back
of the two cards in the left hand . Your right hand comes away
back card (In this case a Queen) away behind the blank card
already in the
right hand, at the count of two.
The deception is absolute here and actually you have stolen the Queen
and the audience can see a 'blank card' in the right hand and a blank
the left hand, the illusion is perfect.
Finally, the last blank card is placed either at the front or behind
the two right hand cards depending on where you want it to be to complete
So that you can see it more clearly, - for the illustration below -
I am using two Queens and One Blank card. - This would look like Three
Queens using the 'JR Count'
That is all there is to it, but it really does appear as though you
shown and counted three blank cards. Try it and see for yourself, you
not believe how easy it is.
If you wish to do the count with four cards say two blank and two queens,
and you wish to show the four cards as four blank cards, or show them
four queens you count them exactly the same way except you take the
card as before, the back card as before, and again the back card and
the front card.
The only problem when counting them as four alike you have to be a
more careful with the count as otherwise you can flash the index of
the counted cards. But do the count slowly and deliberately and you
have no trouble. Also if you do the count slowly the illusion is actually
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