Place cards in 3 columns with 7 cards in each. Ask whoever you are preforming the trick for to pick a card and tell you which column it is in.
Collect the piles starting with the pile that is to the left of the pile that your participants card is in and then collect the selected pile next eventually collecting all the cards in one pile.
Lay the cards out again with 7 cards in each of the 3 columns but make sure you go across placing one card in each column at a time.
Ask your participant again which column the card they selected is in and then collecting the cards in the same fashion as before.
If the card was in the middle pile then you are ready for the next step. If it was not in the middle column then repeat steps 3-4 until the card is in the middle pile.
place cards in piles of four shaped similar to a cross or an x. Remember which card is the 11th card that you place down because it is the card your participant selected if done correctly.
Note* there will be one extra card and you can either just throw it aside or trick your participant by asking if it is their card even though you know it is not
continue asking the participant to select piles eliminating all the piles except the one that their card is in (the 11th card)
Once you have it down to one pile, ask the participant to select 2 cards. If they select their card, discard the other 2 cards not selected.
ask them to pick one of the 2 cards and reveal to them their card. They will be so amazed because they will have felt like they were the ones that selected the card when really you made it work out.
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