Sure. Here you go (edited for this forum very slightly from what was in Precursor):
The Trick That NEVER Fails
Tell your audience that you are going to show them the trick that NEVER fails. Take a shuffled deck in use and begin to spread it as you ask the spectator to say stop. Manage the spreading and the spectator in such a way that they stop you about a third of the way from the top of the deck. Perform whatever style of Convincing Control that you prefer, ending up with the selection on the bottom of the deck and the apparent selection outjogged from the deck about a third from the top.
As you push about half of the deck from your left hand into your right, say, Here, you take these cards and give them a shuffle. Use the left-hand cards to square the outjogged card and give the right-hand packet to the spectator for shuffling. Table the remainder of the deck in front of you, long edge parallel to the table edge. While the spectator is shuffling, you patter: Going on the theory that I cannot have any control over what I am not holding, you must agree that I cannot have any idea where your card is in the packet you are shuffling. The spectator must agree.
Take the spectator-shuffled packet and place it onto the table to the right of the previously tabled packet. Riffle shuffle these two packets together (let the bottom card of the left-hand packet, the selection, fall first) and patter as follows. But I dont know your history you may have been a card shark in another life, so Im going to shuffle your pack into my pack so that you must agree that neither of us can possibly know the location of your card. The spectator will usually react to the comment that she may be a card shark, but certainly shell agree that neither of you may know the location of the selection. In fact, as long as the Convincing Control was convincing, then the spectator will have an extremely high degree of conviction that her card is truly lost because she will feel that she actually shuffled it into the half-deck that she was holding. This is a terrific control sequence that is applicable to any routine in which the card must be controlled to the bottom of the deck.
Pick up the tabled deck and hold it in left-hand dealing position. Pull down on the bottom card and acquire a pinky break below it. Take the deck from above in your right hand, the right thumb taking over the break above the bottom card. Swing cut half the deck into your left hand, and complete the cut, your left pinky taking over the break above the selection as the right-hand cards are placed onto the left-hand cards. The selection is below the pinky break.
Ive got the easy part, you say, and youve got the hard part. First, Ill flip over a couple of cards that will help to identify the card you chose. Spread through the deck and up to the break. Split the spread at the break so that the selection is the top card of the left-hand packet. Use the right-hand packet to flip this card face up and then face down, executing the Torino/Kardyro One Card Drop Supreme and tabling an indifferent card. Theres a six, so I know your card must have been a six, is the simple descriptive patter (assume the spectators card is the six of spades).
Bring your hands together, culling the selection under the spread as you continue to spread further down into the deck. Stop at any random point and flip over another card, using the right-hand spread for consistencys sake. And since this is a red card, it tells me that yours must be black, you say. Of course, if you flip up a black card youd say, And since this one is black, that tells me that your card is black. Flip the card face down (using the right-hand spread) and thumb it onto the previously tabled card. Reassemble the deck, allowing the culled selection to run to the bottom of the deck.
That was the easy part, you continue, now comes the hard part your part. I was able to determine that your card was a black card and a six; you must determine its exact location. But dont worry, this trick NEVER fails. Spread the deck into your right hand, spreading at least half the cards on the first push and ask the spectator to say stop. When she does, you are sure to beholding less than half of the cards in your left hand. Flip the top card of the left-hand group face up using the right-hand spread. Square and table the right-hand cards. Ah, a four, you say, that means if you stopped me at the exact right spot, then we count down four cards from this very spot to find your card. Take the face-up card (in our example the four) and turn it face down onto the two previously tabled cards. Of course, your spectator is thinking that performer is in big trouble right about now, and that the performer is not aware of that trouble. They think the selection is at the bottom of the three-card tabled packet.
Begin dealing cards onto the tabled half-deck, counting them as you deal. In the case of this example, youd count three cards onto the tabled half-deck and then bottom deal (very easy with less than half the deck) the fourth card onto the table in front of the spectator, sailing it toward her. Ask her, What was your card? When she names it, nod at the card on the table in front of her. As soon as she turns it face up say, See? This trick NEVER fails!
References, Credits, and Comments
This routine was directly inspired by Bob Kings routine Bobs Delusion from Bill Miesels Precursor magazine (Number 83, July 2002, page 18). Bobs routine is terrific, and much simpler from a technical standpoint. The above routine is not meant as an improvement to Bobs routine, merely a technical rehandling that suits me a bit better.
Both routines are among the many inspired by Dunbury Delusion attributed to Charlie Miller in Expert Card Technique, Hugard and Braue, Wehman Bros. Publishers Third Edition, 1966, p. 319.
Ed Marlos Convincing Control may be found in Hierophant 3, Jon Racherbaumer, March, 1970, p. 133 135. Particularly the Third Variation on page 135 in which the selection is apparently outjogged from the spread deck.
The fabulous secret card exchange used in this routine was attributed to Henry Christ by Bob King in the Precursor magazine referenced above. I am not aware of a published record of this exchange being credited to Mr. Christ, though I do not doubt Bobs veracity in the slightest. I learned the exchange from Kardyos Kard Konjuring some 20 years ago and have loved its simplicity and wicked deceptiveness ever since. See the One Card Flip-Over Switch also referred to as the One Card Drop Supreme in Kardyros Kard Konjuring by Senor Torino (a.k.a. Tony Kardyro), undated, p. 8-9. I give a detailed description of the move in one of the sequences used in my multiple selection routine in FUSILLADE, A Treatise on the Multiple Selection Routine, Cummins & Eason, 2000, p. 39.
The bottom deal used in this routine is a simple one as usually far less than half of the deck is held when the bottom deal is executed. In fact, as I place the third indicator card onto the two previously tabled indicator cards is when I set the bottom card for a bottom deal. Then, when the bottom deal actually happens, there is literally no left-hand finger movement. For a terrific descriptions of a bottom deal, see Gene Maze and the Art of the Bottom Deal, Stephen Hobbs, Kaufman & Greenberg, 1994, beginning on p. 2; or Ed Marlos Seconds, Centers, Bottoms, undated, p. 9.
That's it - I've been having fun with it. If anyone is unfamiliar with the One Card Drop Supreme move, I can also post the description from Fusillade here if you like.