Harapan Ong – Spellcheck

Spellcheck by Harapan Ong

What if I told you that there was an amazing card trick hidden in plain sight … printed on the box of your favourite deck of cards? Henry Christ’s “Tally-Ho!” is a unique and fun spelling trick like no other. By spelling the words found on a Tally-Ho card box in an order determined by the spectator, you are able to produce the four Nines – matching the “No. 9” printed on the box.

In this ebook, I will be teaching¬†Roy Walton’s¬†variation of “Tally-Ho!” (permission granted by Roy Walton), along with my presentation for the trick. I will then present to you methods to perform this simple and self-working spelling trick with ten popular and common brands of decks out there.

I will also be sharing the history of the plot and my thoughts on the Tally-Ho Plot, including how to make it play well for an audience. You’ll be producing four Aces and Royal Flushes in no time, all without any sleight-of-hand. All you need is a deck of cards and the card box it already comes in.

Thank you for your support. If you have any issues with the tricks, please drop me a message on my Instagram page @harapanong, where you can find more of my magic.

R.I.P. Roy Walton, thank you for giving permission to teach your trick. Your generosity and kindness will be missed.


  • Acknowledgements
  • Introduction
  • Tally-Ho! √† la Walton
  • History of the Tally-Ho Plot
  • Discussion about the Tally-Ho Plot
  • BEE!
  • 310!
  • COPAG!
  • STUD!
  • NEO!
  • HOYLE!
  • Final Note

1st edition 2020, PDF 22 pages.
word count: 5048 which is equivalent to 20 standard pages of text

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