The Bent Corner Subtlety
November 22, 2009 8 Comments
The use of the bent corner in the 3 card Monte is genius on so many levels. It allows the spectator to defeat their own logic – they are utterly convinced that they know the identity of the bent card. The bend is sometimes put in openly and other times “by accident” but is removed and added to another card in seconds.
What I want to discuss here is the use of this subtlety outside of the 3 Card Monte trick. The only thing in my library I can find is Dai Vernon’s “The Bent Corner Prediction” from Inner Secrets of Card Magic. A brilliant card at any number trick using a switch of a bent card. Does anyone else know of any other tricks where this subtlety is used?
I’ve been experimenting and come up with a couple of nice uses for this subtlety which I’ll share with you soon.