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So I have come across a Memdeck effect where you split the deck into two packets and ask a spectator to choose a packet. Clearly one could do an equivoque, but is there a way not 100% guaranteed to have the spectator to be more likely to choose one packet or another by positioning the packets on a left right continuum one more forward than another in a subtle way?
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I am immediately reminded of this. 



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Place one packet in each of the spectator's hands. Tell him to hand you one. If he hands you the right one, say you will use that, if he keeps the right one say you will use that.
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        Just keep your eyes on the one he handed you and continue with the effect as you casually take the one he's still holding and table it without a glance. Orr, table the one he handed you without a glance as your eyes are on the one he's holding and as you continue with the effect.

   I've written my "handlings" of same for/with 3, 4 or 5 items in boos quite a few times. 
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Banachek has some ... Ok (though outdated) Ideas in his books Psychological Subtleties.

 

if you are going the way of a more "Psychological" force it is better to not give them time to think about it, the longer they think the longer they start to overanalyze it and question the process and the result, see the above video clip, a lot of times in these situation people will assume trickery and attempt to out-trick the magician unless the rhythm is natural

timing is key for all "forces" equally and even in an Equivoque situation, it is about being prepared for both results, timing, confidence in the response/action, wording and a result that doesn't seem "off" within the rest of the routine.

there are a lot of people who "know" about "magician choice, but you can also fool a lot of them with a smooth transition and flow

 


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Bob and Harry, thanks for the advice. I'm new to card magic and hadn't thought an equivoque could be done physically rather than verbally.  Clearly it can.  Anthony, thumbs up on The Princess Bride!
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