Any Card At Any Number

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Any Card At Any Number is a classic card effect where the name of any card is given, along with any number. The selected card is then revealed to be at that position in the deck. Often referred to as ACAAN.

Some versions of the routine use 2 decks and many use a Stack.

This effect has become associated with David Berglas and known as the "Berglas Effect". It places four strict criteria on the routine:

  1. The deck of cards are in full view at the start and never touched by the magician
  2. The spectator has a free choice of any of the 52 cards
  3. The spectator or another spectator has a free choice of any number
  4. The spectator or another spectator counts down the cards

A variation on the plot is to have a previously selected card end up at any number in the deck.

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