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Old 18th December 2017, 03:44 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by phunk View Post
He is recalling a sequence he's memorized well in advance. The deck was prearranged and he never shuffles it. It was just cut a couple times, by taking the top of the deck and putting it on the bottom. When he takes that last look, he's not memorizing the cards, he only has to look at the first card to see where to start the sequence.
Its still quite feat of memory. I'd be lucky to be able memorise a sequence of 20 things, let alone 52. (and before you say "alphabet", that is drummed into you from a very young age. You learn your alphabet the same way you learn your times tables.... by rote.
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