Jimmy Kimmel Trick
But the trick isn't over jet. Blaine asks Jimmy to sign his card and insert it back into the deck. He then asks a lady in the audience to name any suit. She picks 'Heart'. Blaine then starts to collapse the deck in his hand, and cards appear to disappear out of the deck. In the end, the only cards left in the deck are all Hearts!
See the performance, then read our explanation below.
How does David Blaine do this?
How about the second part of the trick? Here Blaine uses the »multiple outs« technique. He has many different tricks ready, and decides which one to perform based on what suit the lady in the audience picks. When she picks Hearts, he does the trick for Hearts. Remember, with the Spades out, there are only three other options left so he only needs three different tricks prepared in advance.
So, how does he disappear all the cards except Hearts? He doesn't. Somewhere in between, he changes the original deck for the one with only Hearts. He hold them in a way which makes it look like a full deck – it's a visual illusion. He just creates more space between the cards. At the end of the trick, he just collapses them back together, creating the illusion of cards disappearing from the deck.