Step 1: Setting the Trick Up
Open the deck of cards.
Find a subject to perform the trick on.
Ask them how their day was.
Show them the deck.
Shuffle the deck.
MAKE SURE YOU KNOW WHAT THE CARD ON THE BOTTOM OF THE ORIGINAL DECK IS!
Let the subject choose a card.
Split the deck into 3 equal piles to the best of your ability.
Know which pile contains the bottom card.
Step 2: The Tricky Part
1. If the subject places the card on the pile WITH the known bottom card, give each pile a cut(split the pile in half, and put the bottom half on the top), and MAKE SURE THE KNOWN CARD IS ON TOP OF THE SUBJECTS CHOSEN CARD.
2. If the subject places the card on a pile WITHOUT the known bottom card, put the pile
with the known bottom card on top of the pile that the subject placed their card on.
Give the deck another cut or two, careful not to separate the known card with the subjects card, and make sure you remember what the bottom card is. VERY important.
Step 3: Finding the Subjects Card
face up into 5 different piles UNTIL you see the KNOWN BOTTOM CARD.
As soon as you see the card, without hesitation, start a sixth pile WITH THE VERY NEXT CARD, because you know that the card right after the known bottom card is the SUBJECTS CHOSEN CARD, because you put the known card on top of the subjects card in the previous step.
Step 4: The Counting Part
If you run out of cards by the time you get to this step, pick up a pile from the five pile you put down previously (the piles that DON'T matter) and begin counting them in your head as you put them down.
MAKE SURE to put the counted pile on top of the pile with the subjects chosen card, and put the rest of the cards on the bottom of the deck.
Step 7: Wrapping Up
Pat yourself on the back you boss.