Aldo Colombini - Magnetic
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This is a Triumph type effect and very strong. Two cards are selected and revealed to be the
only black card among the red ones and the only red one among the black ones!
Arrange the deck with all the red cards on top, followed by the black.
Shuffle the deck retaining the color separation. (To use
the Ireland Shuffle: Overhand shuffle in small packets as
normal, until you are near the center. At this point the left
thumb takes single cards until you are past center. Then
continue to shuffle off in small packets. Now the black
cards are on top of the deck.)
Spread the deck in a ribbon spread on the table (as usual
from left to right) and invite two spectators to take one
card each, one from the left hand side of the spread and
the other from the right hand side of the spread.
Have these two cards looked at. Meanwhile, square the
deck, pick it up and re-spread it on the table but from
RIGHT TO LEFT. Invite the two spectators to replace their
cards more or less in the same position, pushing them
into the spread. By spreading the deck the second time
from right to left, the two cards are replaced into the
opposite sections (the red among the blacks and the black
among the reds. I think this is an Ed Marlo procedure.)
Spread the cards with the faces toward yourself and split
the deck at the point where the colors meet in the middle.
Place both halves face down on the table and cut with both
hands simultaneously, leaving the bottom quarter of each
portion on the table, Move both hands forward and leave
another bottom quarter of each portion in front of the two
tabled packets. Repeat twice moving forwards so that you
have eight face down packets as in figure 1.
Turn packets 1,4,5, and 8 face up as in figure 2. Riffle
Shuffle 1 and 2 together and leave them aside. Shuffle
packets 3 and 4 together, turn them over and shuffle this
Combined portion with the combined portion 1 and 2.
Leave this half of the deck