Proving the Impossible
This challenge was one packed with pitfalls. There's the card being thought of and not "selected" (as we think of it, anyway). Then there's fetching the card from someplace (the obvious solution, the deck, isn't the only place to get it from, as many entries explored). Last, there's loading the thing, and that part, in particular, has to be clean otherwise, well, why do this one at all?
Alex Hui's solution dealt with everything admirably. He kept to the theme of the trick, merely having the card named. He used a ploy of Harry Lorrayne (from "Close-Up Card Magic") to get to the card. Then used a switch to get the card into place. So far, so usual. But Alex used a "Paul Harris-esque" subtlety that really got me and all but eliminates the possibilty of switching or palming or anything else. That was just a neat touch all the way around. In the end, his solution looks clean and is entirely workable (if not a little gutsy).
So this month, Alex
Hui wins the prize of a $20
Store Credit from The Trickery. Congratulations, Alex!
Congratulations to everyone who found a solution to this problem! Now, of course, the next challenge awaits!
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