Video: We hate to spoil it for you, but here’s how THAT super viral Irish card trick is done 6 years ago

Video: We hate to spoil it for you, but here’s how THAT super viral Irish card trick is done

We feel like the Masked Magician…

Yesterday we featured a video of Corkman Dave Duggan pulling off one seriously cool card trick that left us scratching our heads in disbelief – check it out here.

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Well, we’re here to burst a magical bubble as we now have a look at how the trick is done. But first, a bit of history…

Aussie magician and actor, James Galea, first performed the trick, which is known as 673 King Street. The award-winning trick was first broadcast back in 2009 at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala Show – see below.

James recently saw Dave Duggan's video and he had this to say...

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Now, the trick looks fairly easy once you know what to do, but it does require a pre-determined deck of cards and a careful eye.

Here’s the order that the cards must be placed in before starting the trick, thanks to the guys at TAGSmagic on YouTube…

Red Q - Red Q - Black Q - Black Q – J – 6 – 7 – 3 – K – 2 – 5 – 2 – 5 – J – 7 – K – 6 – 7 – 3 – K – 6 – 7 – 3 – K – 2 – 5 – 10 – 10 – 10 – 10 – J – 4 – 4 – 8 – 8 – 8 – 4 – 9 – 9 – 9 – 9 – 8 – A – A – A – A - "What The Hell" – J – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5 – 6 (2-6 need to be spades)…

Once you have the deck sorted out, you'll have to practise your 'fake shuffles'. 'A fake what,' we hear you ask?

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A fake shuffle is when you appear to mix the cards up with a complicated manoeuvre, but all you're actually doing is putting the cards back in their original order without anyone noticing.

This is where the trick could go arseways, so make sure to practise hard.

Now, for the fun part: Skip to the 2:43 mark to see exactly how the 673 King Street trick is done…

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Does anyone have a pack of cards handy?

Hat-tip to War for sending this our way on Twitter