Out Of This World
A poll of magicians by Fred Braue in ?Hugard?s Magic Monthly? rates this trick by Paul Curry, the best of all card tricks. Here is the effect. Entirely unaided, a spectator deals a complete deck of cards face down into two piles, placing what he guesses are reds in one pile and blacks in the other - red or black purely a hunch. Several cards may be placed in the same heap one right after the other. Any suspicion of prearrangement is killed by the freedom allowed. Believe it or not, when the cards are turned over, one pile is all red, the other is all black. And so very, very simple, anyone can do it. New improved instructions with various routines and subtleties.