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Ethan Lin
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Sometimes its always good to give the audience a completely free choice - but what card do they gravitate most for you? I was wondering this when thinking about what card to force. Some cards like the ace of spades would be a bit unlucky and the chances of landing on it are 1/52 compared to a 3,4,5,6,7 of any suit. I was thinking about this as well before getting a force deck - it is for a TnR effect and not having a royal card is a slight subtlety that makes the audience think that it is a completely free choice (an in one of them it is)

So what card does your audience most frequently chose?
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Red three's or black 10's.
Kinda strange.
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There is some automatic psychological pull towards those cards. I remember five card trick that used this principle. There was one ace, one black card,a 7 of hearts and two other cards and 9% of the time people went for the red 7 I think it was because the ace was too obvious and there was only one black card etc

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I see folks "pick" face cards,,,,,Kings then Queens...FYI..


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The queen of hearts has been popular in my experience, along with the ace of spades.
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The King of Clubs is a card most people never pick. I like to keep this in mind when doing tricks that rely on people picking or not picking a certain card.
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What Ben Seatreader said Ace of spades and queen of hearts.
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Surely it would depend on the cards offered i.e full deck verses say 5 cards?
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I find women go for queen of hearts. When I just say name a card people will say seven of hearts or diamonds.
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I, too, find that people tend to pick a seven, no particular suit. If they do pick an Ace, it seems most pick the Ace of Clubs (perhaps they believe the Ace of Spades is "over-used," but they can't seem to get away from picking a black ace for some reason. Close, but not stereotypical in their minds...)
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KH, AS, QH and 7D in that order.
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2 of hearts is the card I find to be the most popular "random" card. I think you can get a good read on a female picking the Q-H also.
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Most of the people that I've asked picked 7S. (Just asked around at school)
Gill
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QH, JS and 4C are the most common when people vocally pick a card.

I have experienced that people who physically get to make a choice by looking through the deck tend to pick either an ace or a red seven.
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Queen of hearts, ace of spades and I have mo idea why but the four of diamonds?
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People love face cards and the seven of hearts in my experience. Aces are a close second.
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For woman definitely queen of diamonds and hearts, and I found that if you mention that woman usually pick these cards before asking them to think of one, they usually think of the jack or king of heart.
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Hmmm... GREAT question?

I would say 2' and 5's but would need to really do a TEST to prove it.
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7's of any suit seem to be a very popular choice.
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Ace of Spades, queen of hearts, six of clubs
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