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On Jan 31, 2015, JanForster wrote:
I never used a special deck... if you have your MD in its original order (#1 on top of the face down deck), spread the deck face up, false shuffle it a. s.o.... then explain your spectator to do what you are showing him, dealing cards from the face down deck face up on the table into a face up pile. After you've dealt 3 cards let him continue. After he has dealt approximately 2 or 3 cards tell him to stop whenever he wants. If you handle the situation correctly he will stop somewhere the next 3 to 15 cards and hit one of your cards. And most of the time you can ask him (if you like that) where he stopped, at the last face up dealt card or the next still face down card. I like this kind of minor jazzing... Jan

I also use a memdeck, instead of banks. My set is made up of the top 12 even cards from the stack. I cut about 10/12 cards from the bottom to the top and ask the spectator to cut anywhere in the deck. They can cut between the 10/12 to the 34/36 position. Because my cards are marked, if the bottom packet’s top card they cut to is odd and belongs to the top 25, I ask the spectator to take the bottom card of the packet he’s holding, otherwise, if it’s even, to take the top card of the bottom packet.

This method could be adapted to your mode of selection, making the selection sure fire as they have to stop within the top 24. Once they’ve dealt their cards, if they stopped on an odd face-up card, tell them to take the next face-down one, otherwise the face-up card. In any case you can ask them whether they want to deal one more (jazzing) and adapt the force to the current situation.

Once the card has been selected, I halve its stack value to obtain a number between 1 and 12.
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