The magic in a card trick

There is more to magic than the mere puzzling of an audience. Certainly, they will marvel, wonder at what they have just seen, and try to guess how everything has happened. However, a skilled magician will never let the spectators find clues to his magic. With a well-prepared choreography and a lot of practice prior to the actual presentation, conjurors hold the essential part to working their magic trick on their audience. Present-day illusionists – almost all of them or at least those claiming to possess the skill – choose to start their “magic shows” with a pre-established card trick. The key is in the visual impact upon the spectators, as well as in the effortlessness the magician seems to invest in the whole process. Nothing is more bewildering to an audience than the apparent ease with which a conjuror seems to perform such a magic trick.

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