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Product description: Chosen, by Ron Timmer and MagicfromHolland, is a card trick that is so diabolical, it could fool even the most famous magicians on television.

Picture this:

You show your audience a prediction card at the start of the effect and place it aside or hand it to a spectator for her to keep. Your spectator then freely selects any card from a regular shuffled deck. Without looking at her card, she places it face down in the center of the face up deck. This card will now be recognized as her chosen card. With the deck tabled, you patter about the fact that at last week's show, somebody accidentally turned a card over during a shuffle and that it turned out to be a perfect match of the prediction. In fact, you handed the deck to 20 other people but nobody "accidentally" could turn over a card... The spectator DID turn over just one card in this deck... you slowly spread through the cards OR let your spectator make the spread and the spectator can remove the ONLY turned over card, only to find out it matches the prediction PERFECTLY!
Key points:
Uses a REGULAR deck
NO FORCE
NO sticky tape
EASY to do, the gimmick does all the work
Chosen comes with special Bicycle AND Phoenix gimmick (both red and blue). Use your own Bicycle or Phoenix deck! Online instructions with bonus handling/effect.

Price: $15.00
What is in the box: you get a little envelope shown in the trailer and inside there is a card with a download code.
What I thought: Overall this is a very good open prediction that mostly lives up to the ad copy but there are a few things that I did not like which I will get into on the cons section. Also you get 4 sets of cards which is a big bonus.

Cons: 1. A little expensive for what you get
2. Ad copy is a tiny bit misleading but it is not a big deal as this is still a great effect
3. It seems like the ad copy was implying that this would fool magicians but I do not think that it would.
Pros: 1. This is super easy to perform and no sleight of hand is needed
2. There are only a few gimmicked cards so it would be easy to steal out or add on so you could do this as a closer.
3. As a bonus effect he teaches a variation on Mark Calabrese’s placebo which also uses the gimmick.
4. The instructional video is very good and goes over everything

Rating: Overall this is a great buy and a steal at 15.00 5/5 stars

Difficulty level: ⅕ all you might have to do is add on 2 cards or steal them off you could also keep the gaffs in the deck the whole time and use this as your closer

I did get a review copy
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