Azlan is a completely hands off “Card at Any Number”
effect utilizing a standard deck that can even be borrowed
by the performer.
The performer hands the spectator a deck of cards. The
spectator shuffles the deck.
Then, holding the deck towards themselves so that the
performer cannot see anything, the spectator checks
through the faces of the cards to ensure each and every
one in the deck is different, taking out any Jokers that may
be left in the deck in the process.
They immediately place the deck face down on to the table
in front of them. The deck remains untouched by the
performer from this point onwards.
Now that everything appears to be fair and above board,
the performer proposes to show the spectator the
difference between them trusting their intuition and just
Accordingly, the spectator makes a guess on which card
they think is at a random position in the deck. Then, they
use their intuition to somehow know at what number
(position) a card, currently unknown to them, resides at
within the deck. Now comes the proof.
First, they deal to the random number and are shown that
the card they named via guess work does not reside at that
position, proving that when they simply guess, they’re
likely to be wrong.
Then they pick up all of the cards, being careful not to
change their order, and deal to the number they intuitively
called out before.
Amazingly, the card dealt to – using nothing but their own
intuition – matches your prediction perfectly!
This prediction can be written down ahead of time and
even before the deck is handed to the spectator to shuffle.
Alternatively, the prediction can be a duplicate card with a
different colour back, placed inside a single envelope that
is handed to your spectator before you begin the effect.
It really is this clean and impossible looking.
NO stacks or difficult sleight of hand
NO language re-frames or dual reality
NO short cards or cutting of the deck!
Easy to learn and easy to perform!
I am pleased to say this effect has fooled a few of my close
friends in magic.
In fact, it even fooled me when I went back and watched
an older performance video of this that I had recorded as
a note to myself.
Azlan is a PDF sent via email within 24 hours of purchase.
Price is £20 GBP.
“This is great! It’s so clean” – Peter Turner
“Fraser has really created a beautiful routine here with
Azlan! As I worked through the piece I was laughing out
loud at the brilliantly layered construction of this predicted
card at any number. I can’t wait to fool the crap out of
people soon with this!” – John Carey