``` ANY NINE CARDS ..  Here are the instructions for one of my  favorite self working card tricks which  can be performed on several people at the  same time. It is easy to do and will work  every time regardless of any chosen card: 1. Have one or several people each randomly select NINE cards from a deck of playing cards. 2. Have each of them select one of those 9 cards as their chosen card and ask them to place their chosen card face down on top of the other 8 face down cards, then square up all 9 cards. 3. Have each person remove one card from the middle of their stack and place it "face down" on top of their face down chosen card. 4. Have each person remove the bottom card of their stack and place it "face down" on top of the other 8 cards so that their chosen card is now the THIRD card from the top. 5. Have each person deal off 1 card at a time on top of one another to spell out their chosen card in 3 words. Example: "JACK" and move those 4 cards to the bottom of their stack. Then "OF" and move those 2 cards to the bottom of their stack. Then "HEARTS" and move those 6 cards to the bottom of their stack. 6. Each person's chosen card will now always be FIFTH from the top, so have each person remove one card from the top of their stack, then one card from the bottom .. etc until only one card remains and that face down card will always be the chosen card. PS: If the choosen card is a Joker, simply spell "WHAT" "IF" "JOKER" ! From conradchess@aol.com e-mail return to magic listing page ```