A super clever and fooling new take on a classic of magic.
"Stealth 2.0" is Lars La Ville's updated handling for John Carey's beloved card magic trick "Stealth."
The spectator shuffles the cards and then deals out 5 cards to the table. They then simply think of any one of those cards and add the values for the remaining cards together. For example, let's say the other four cards totaled up to 25.
You now open up another deck of cards that has been on the table the entire time and allow the spectator to deal down to number 25. Impossibly, the card at that number matches the card they had just mentally selected. You can even name the card before they turn it over.
This variation differs from the original because it allows the spectator to simply think of one of the cards to start and also enables you to name the card before it's turned over.
As an added bonus, "Stealth 2.0" can be seamlessly combined with Dai Vernon's classic poker routine. Complete the routine as normal, asking the spectator which seat they would take at a table of five poker players. Deal them the winning Royal Flush. Then, offer to repeat everything, but, this time, they end up with a bad hand -- which can than be used to start "Stealth 2.0".
Running Time: 27 minutes