A Right Mess

A spectator cuts the cards into three piles, looks at the top card of one, then mixes the cards, some face-up, some face down.  The deck is then shuffled.  The magician is still able to find the card.

A self-working trick, but you’ll need to be able to perform a riffle shuffle.  Fortunately, I teach you that too!

You can also view this trick on YouTube at https://youtu.be/KxNjstLPrr8

You can see all the previous magic lessons here.