320 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Gambling / Poker / False Dealing
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Jack Merlin A Routine of Sleights at the Card Table
  • cards in spectator's pocket, card fished out very fast
  • second and bottom dealing expose
Related toVariations 1927/28 2
Jack Merlin Peep in Conjunction with a Second or Bottom as an Aid glimpsing cards on top and bottom while looking at hole card, dealing seconds or bottom accordingly
1927/28 13
Jack Merlin Bottom Deal as used in a Game management, with palming and when to deal bottoms
1927/28 13
Jack Merlin The Shooting of Pete McGuff story, seven hands dealt, own cards from bottom, they are a straight flush, cards changed for top five cards which are still a straight flush, from new pack order
Also published here 1927/28 16
U. F. Grant Effect No. 3 second deal demo, top card has corner missing
1936 2
U. F. Grant Effect No. 4 bottom dealing demo, fake
1936 2
Dai Vernon Automatic Second Deal hole in card
Related to 1937 305
Imitation Seconds three Jacks deal
1937 332
Ralph W. Hull Skilled? Second Dealing with Pop-Eyed Eye-Popper deck
1938 533
Martin Gardner Synthetic Seconds two selections travel together, presented as second deal demonstration, stooge
Related to 1938
The Jinx (Issue Winter Extra 1937/38)
272
Laurie Ireland A Gambling Expose Aces controlled while shuffling, then fake center deal
Related toVariations 1938 9
Eddie Joseph The Gambler's Second Dealing second deal demonstration with three duplicates
1941 6
Martin Gardner, Edward Marlo Gardner-Marlo Poker Routine
Related toVariations 1942 28
Martin Gardner The Surprised Gambler bottom deal demo, Aces in second phase
1942 11
R. C. Buff The Middle Deal middle deal bluff, selected card dealt at named number
1945 11
Gustave Southall Perfect Poker Problem as "Gus Southhall", false dealing routine, apparently bottom dealing the Tens, ending up with Royal Flush, duplicates
Mar. 1947
Hugard's Magic Monthly (Vol. 4 No. 10)
303
Edward Marlo, Martin Gardner A Poker Puzzle
Related to 1948 129
Jacks Wild
1948 228
Martin Gardner Center Deal fake center deal, four Aces
Related to Mar. 1949
Hugard's Magic Monthly (Vol. 6 No. 10)
525
George Schindler, Bob Condon The Mishap Poker Deal No. 134
Inspired byAlso published here 1950 259
Bruce Elliott Elliott's Last Lethargy false second deal
Mar. 1952
The Phoenix (Issue 250)
1001
Bill Simon The Middle Deal mock center deal
Related to 1952 86
Al Leech The Sandwich Deal pseudo false dealing
1953 20
Edward Marlo Invisible Bottom Deal
Variations 1953 89
P. Howard Lyons Middle Deal faking center deal with all Aces in the center together, then turnover pass and bottom deal
June 1955
Ibidem (Issue 1)
12
P. Howard Lyons Double Dealing Second Deal fake second deal demonstration with a duplicate, or a mene-tekel deck
June 1955
Ibidem (Issue 1)
13
Bruce Elliott No Second Deal miscall and duplicate, fake second deal
1956 182
Ken Beale Pseudo Seconds fake second dealing and stacking demonstration, Tantalizer deal with red Aces, black Aces show up as well, then stacking with the Aces, four duplicate Aces
  • Let's Get Fancy (half-deck gambling stack preserved during deals and Tantalizer deal for finale)
Related to Apr. 1956
Ibidem (Issue 5)
15
Edward Marlo On the Memorized Deck
  • four spectators each cut off a packet, remember the bottom card and shuffle the whole packet, after seeing the faces of the packets for a few seconds, the performer names the cards in all packets leaving the selection to last
  • then any number is named and performer names card at that position and vice versa
  • second deal and poker deal demo if Ireland stack is used
Variations Dec. 1956
Ibidem (Issue 8)
10
Russell "Rusduck" Duck S-T-R-A-I-G-H-T poker deal then back in order with a second round
May 1957
The Cardiste (Issue 2)
13
Russell "Rusduck" Duck The Poker Deal shuffled deck, marked
June 1957
The Cardiste (Issue 3)
7
Milton Kort Gambling Expose long routine, including memory, poker face, false dealing demo, stacking demo, in the end cards vanish under a handkerchief except four aces
Related to May 1958
The Cardiste (Issue 8)
3
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Encore! encore to Koldex, spectators chose a poker hand and after deck is shuffled and cut, they get the same again
Related to June 1958
The Cardiste (Issue 9)
8
Edward Marlo The Jack Deal three Jack deal without extra Jack
1959 116
Edward Marlo Exhibitionism openly dealing thirds and fourths
1959 118
Lin Searles The Slow-Motion Crooked Straight fake false dealing from all parts of deck, pseudo mate pairs
1959 3
Matt Schulien Matt's Crazy Poker Deal spectator shuffles, performer deals five hands, third hand dealt openly from bottom, other hands shown first with some byplay, then third hand shown to be royal flush
1959 99
Edward Marlo Roughed False Dealing Demonstration fifth dealing with roughed Aces, also suggestion of using a paper clip
Dec. 1959
Ibidem (Issue 19)
43
Edward Marlo, Harry Lorayne, Martin Gardner Lorayne's Poker Deal
Inspired byRelated toVariationsAlso published here 1962 153
Dai Vernon Vernon Automatic Second Deal hole in top card
Related to 1962 28
Dai Vernon Puzzling Demonstration top two cards transpose, also as fake second deal
Related to 1962 56
Roger Klause Fake Center Deal using Tilt
Related to 1962 28
John Braun, W. F. "Rufus" Steele 3 Jacks Revamped duplicate Jack, with credit information, see p. 200 for further credits
Inspired byRelated to
  • p. 172 for Lin Searles suggestion
Variations
Feb. 1968 157
Dr. Jacob Taub Three Jacks Revamped see p. 200 for further credits
Inspired by May 1968 179
Edward Marlo Applications of the Immediate Bottom Deal:
  • As An Exchange
  • As A Count-Down Effect
  • Gambling Demonstration
Winter 1968
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4 No. 2nd Folio)
225
Ron Ferris Royal Aces Aces put on deck, dealt for two players, performer gets Aces, in repeat spectator gets Aces and performer straight flush
Variations 1969 82
Martin A. Nash A Gambler Sits Down faros and second dealing, several phases, ends with royal flush
1969
The Cardiste (Issue 13)
14
Edward Marlo Pseudo Centers four aces face up, greek deal
1970 25
Milton Kort Off Color Center Dealing center deal demo with Aces which change back color as climax
1970 17
Roger Smith The Fake Deal Routine or Never Trust a Magician fake seconds, bottoms and center deals
Related to Feb. 1971
Necromancer (Vol. 1 No. 7)
1
Dai Vernon, Bruce Cervon Devil's Elevator apparent second, third, fourth deals with small packet
Inspired byRelated toVariationsAlso published here Nov. 1972
Epilogue (Issue 16)
143
Dai Vernon Vernon's Second Demonstration - Poker No. 118, second deal demonstration for two players with Aces
1972 35
Dr. Jacob Daley Daley's Variation Of Jack Merlin's Gambler's Expose Routine No. 248, second deal demo, bottom deal demo, false and stacking shuffle demo
Inspired byRelated toVariations 1972 62
Jack Merlin Jack Merlin's New Deck Automatic Deal No. 359, seven hands dealt, own cards from bottom, they are a straight flush, cards changed for top five cards which are still a straight flush, from new pack order
Also published here 1972 101
Lin Searles Dealing Centers Aces cut in middle and dealt from there, last Ace travels to sleeve
Autumn 1973
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 8th Folio)
667
Bill Okal Seconds and Thirds fake third deal
1974 186
Karl Fulves The Two-Card Deal false dealing problem
Mar. 1974
Epilogue (Issue 20)
191
Jerry K. Hartman All Hands On Deck: a dishonest lecture on dishonesty gambling expose consisting of false overhand and riffle shuffles, false deals (second and bottom) and “switching”, for finale the magician shows that everyone got a great hand, outline of entire routine’s handling on p. 39
1974 30
Jerry K. Hartman Five Card Deal performer gets the same five cards without any shuffling in between, solution
Inspired by 1975
Epilogue (Issue Special No 1)
244
Karl Fulves Strip Poker Royal Flush in Hearts dropped on deck, immediately two hands dealt, spectator get's Ten to King only and performer four Aces
1975 237
J. Warren Keane J. Warren Keane's Poker Demonstration Pseudo second deal demo + deal Royal Flush in Spades to yourself
1975 202
Faucett Ross Pseudo Center Deal Use second deal to fake center deal
1975 213
Barry Govan Card Sharp Capers routine for Marlo-Gardner poker deal
1975 53
Nick Trost False Deal Deluxe pseudo false deal of a straight after one honest riffle shuffle
Also published here 1975 3
Edward Marlo Filling the Hand Aces on top and Deal, repeat
Variations 1976 32
Edward Marlo Which one was Brighter? tips on Bottom Deal Demo
1976 322
Martin A. Nash Jack the Greek demonstrating Greek Deal
1977 282
Martin A. Nash Command Performance dealing face up centers (actually greeks)
1977 284
Harry Lorayne This Guy and The Drinker three Jacks deal a few times (three-of-a-kind placed on top and repeatedly dealt for two players), then Aces show up
1977 137
Frederick Braue Middle Deal Demonstration with reversed indicator ace and slip cut, last ace to pocket
Variations 1978 25
Martin Gardner Middle Deal Demonstration - Variation
Inspired byRelated to 1978 26
Jerry K. Hartman Rused Card Dealer
  • You always deal yourself the winning hand, as the spectator gets progressively better hands
  • Bottom Deal demonstration
Related to 1978 35
Martin A. Nash Machine-Gun Centers
1979 405
Martin A. Nash Poker Smoker centers, not presented as centers though
1979 422
Martin A. Nash Canonization dealing five peeked at cards in your hand, then ace cutting
1979 434
Bill Okal Seconds and Thirds fake thirds
1979 150
Karl Fulves, Dai Vernon Automatic Second & Third Deal top card has hole
Related to 1979 2
Karl Fulves Automatic Jacks two jacks placed on top, two hands dealt and performer receives jacks, repeat, using card with hole
1979 3
Karrell Fox Gamblecture ideas for a gambling lecture
  • loaded dice gag (exploding sound)
  • baby shoes gag
  • false cuts with three colored woods
  • pseudo deck switch (nudist)
  • "bottoms" gag, pin-up girls
1979 317
Ken Beale The Interlock Switch three Jacks on top and dealing for three
1980 42
Harry Lorayne, Martin Gardner, Edward Marlo Lorayne's Poker Deal brief description
Inspired by 1980 3
Dai Vernon, Philip T. Goldstein Dai Vernon's Centerpiece center deal bluff
Variations June 1980
Pabular (Vol. 6 No. 6)
863
Martin Lewis, Paul Harris Stamped Second demonstration second deal, stamp is stuck onto top card
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1980 111
Paul Harris The Second Middle Bottom fake false deal, royal flush transformation climax
1981 123
Edward Marlo Fake Center Deal Demonstration
1982 10
Barry Govan Twentieth Century Cardhsharp second deal demonstration
Jan. 1982
Apocalypse (Vol. 5 No. 1)
587
Harry Lorayne Center Deal Demonstration
1982 381
Edward Marlo The Real, Honest-To-God Bluff Cut cards end up on Bottom, one-cut double cut
Related to 1983 129
Edward Marlo Second-Hand Bluff Cut fake Centers
1983 132
Stephen Tucker Ace Rink bottom deal demo, fake
Also published here Dec. 1983
Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. 32)
630
Reinhard Müller Des Teufels Fahrstuhl apparent second, third, fourth, fifth deals with small packet, with jumbo cards
Inspired by 1983 8
Edward Marlo Triple Power Poker bottom deal, overhand and riffle stacking demo
1984 86
Allan Hayden Bottom-Deal Dodge straight-forward pseudo demo using pass
Related to Feb. 1984
Apocalypse (Vol. 7 No. 2)
887
Bob King Too Late! using 3 duplicate aces
Inspired by May 1984
Apocalypse (Vol. 7 No. 5)
919
Martin Gardner, Karl Fulves Hole Second Deal handling for the fake second deal with hole card on top, also third deal demo
May 1984
The Collected Almanac (Vol. 2 No. 21)
205
Paul Harris Too Slick slick card presentation for open second dealing, apparently slick card does other weird things
1984 133
Tony Econ The Invisible Bottom Deal fake bottom deal gambling demo
1984 9
Lin Searles Four-Star Aces No. 85, Kings dealt to table, they're Aces now
1984 128
Brother John Hamman Second In Command three selections cut to and lost, they are the last cards left over after pseudo false dealing demonstration
1984 27
Michael Skinner Satan Deals Again false deal demo with small packet
Inspired byVariations Autumn 1985
The Collected Almanac (Vol. 3 No. 31, 32 & 33)
311
John Riggs The Centerfold Deal false center deal demonstration, two players, four kings, four aces as a climax
Also published here 1985 210
David Britland Master of the Game "A demonstration of your gambling skills"
four Kings put on top and two hands of four cards each dealt, one hand contains all Kings, repeated with same result and Aces in other hand
VariationsAlso published here 1985 36
David Williamson Center Deal Demonstration rising card rubber gimmick
1986 13
Reinhard Müller Falsches Austeilen four Kings put on top of four Aces and two hands of four cards each dealt, one hand contains all Kings, repeated, with jumbo cards
Inspired by 1986 4
Jerry Sadowitz Dealer Dem four Aces put on top, instantly four-handed game dealt with four Aces for dealer, repeated after shuffling by spectator
Inspired by 1987 113
Bruce Cervon Devil's Elevator apparent second, third, fourth deals
VariationsAlso published here 1988 232
Darwin Ortiz Deal Thirteen named value of a suit in order immediately center dealt
1988 14
Darwin Ortiz Jacks Open mock thirds
1988 19
Darwin Ortiz Jackpot seconds, thirds, fourths, bottom, paritially mock
1988 21
Darwin Ortiz Jacks or Better up to fifth (mock)
Related toVariations 1988 25
Bob King Pseudo Subway Pseudo Greek Deal Demo
Dec. 1988
Apocalypse (Vol. 11 No. 12)
1579
Pete Biro Echte Zauberei bottom deal demo with Aces, then Royal Flush
Also published here
  • Genii
July 1988
Intermagic (Vol. 13 No. 5)
204
Justin Higham Upraised Aces Aces cut in center, dealt from there
Inspired by
  • Slip Cut article by Ed Marlo, The Gen, June 1957
Related to
1988 8
Dai Vernon, Carmen D'Amico Three in the Hand, One in the Bush pseudo thirds and seconds
1989 105
Dai Vernon A Straight Deal pseudo fifth,... deal
Variations 1989 108
Randy Wakeman The One-Handed Center Deal pseudo
1989 136
Stephen Tucker Falschspieler-Asse bottom deal demo, fake
Also published here Oct. 1989
Intermagic (Vol. 15 No. 1)
23
Bob King All's Well... up to fifth, Kings placed on top and poker hand dealt, then Kings to other player and Aces for performer
Inspired by 1990 10
Simon Aronson Paragon Poker Gardner-Marlo poker deal, three phases, with variations
Inspired byRelated to 1990 17
Karl Fulves Gambler vs. The Kid open bottom deal, yet the cards end up in other hand, Aces kicker
Related toVariations 1990
Swindle Sheet (Issue 3)
36
Jerry K. Hartman Rused Card Dealer
Related to 1991 401
Al Smith An Indifferent Bottom
1991 14
Tom Gagnon Cheating the Greek for a Second fake greeks and seconds
1992 xxxvi
Jack Carpenter Center Deal Demo Two Methods, requiring bottom deal
1992 105
Jack Carpenter Eight Kings bottom deal demonstration in which one deals 8 kings, then kings are in other pile than they were dealt
Related to 1992 130
Dominic Twose The Ghost Jacks four Aces and Jacks used, one quartet on top of the other, two hands dealt and a quartet shown in each hand, repeat, Three Jacks Deal
Variations Oct. 1992
Profile (Issue 10)
1
George McBride Must Be Middles fake center deal
Inspired byVariations Dec. 1992
Profile (Issue 11)
8
Terry LaGerould Lesson in Larceny fake bottom and center demo
Also published here 1992 40
Doug Edwards Pseudo Second Demo
Oct. 1993
Apocalypse (Vol. 16 No. 10)
2271
Harry Lorayne Second-Dealing Poker
Related to Oct. 1993
Apocalypse (Vol. 16 No. 10)
2272
Allan Slaight Dupe-licate with duplicate card
Also published here Nov. 1993
Apocalypse (Vol. 16 No. 11)
2284
Roy Walton Dominic Twose - Two four Jacks and four other cards used, Jacks on top of the other, two hands dealt and Jacks shown in one hand, Aces in other, Three Jacks Deal
Inspired byAlso published here Apr. 1993
Profile (Issue 13)
7
David Worthington Self Centered three-handed deal, pseudo centers
Inspired by Aug. 1993
Profile (Issue 15)
7
Steve Mayhew, Jack Carpenter Mayhew's Master Deal Ace climax
Related to 1994 19
John Scarne Watch The Ace short bottom deal demonstration, with bluff phase where it is apparently seen, then spectator tries it but the bottom card is now in his pocket
1994
Rigmarole (Issue 8)
91
John Scarne Invisible Seconds top half shuffled, four obvious seconds dealt, those four cards are Aces, featuring a Bottom Deal handling from straddle grip
Related to 1994
Verbatim (Issue 10)
127
Roger Crosthwaite How It's Done "Phase Five: Dealing with Desire"
fake center deal, card dealt onto pile yet appears again when spectator says stop during deal, finally comes from pocket
1994 27
Randy Wakeman Fake One Hand Center
Related to
  • Randy Wakeman Presents, p. 136
1994 28
Guy Hollingworth Reset Routine ends in New Pack Order
Also published here 1994 154
Darwin Ortiz Face-Up Centers
Inspired by
  • "This is Centers (?)" (Milt Kort's lecture notes)
1995 155
Darwin Ortiz From the Cellar bottom deal demonstration with sucker element
Inspired by
  • Micky MacDougall's "Confounding the Critics" (Card Mastery, p. 37)
Related toVariations
1995 175
John Riggs The Centerfold Deal false center deal demonstration, two players, four kings, four aces as a climax
Also published here 1995 41
David Malek Jacks Done Better false dealing demo up to fifth, with surprise ending, performer deals himself Aces instead of Tens
Inspired by 1995 8
Terry Zembrzuski Mock Fifth Deal
1995 10
David Malek The Double Cross dealing a good hand to the confederate but performer has a better hand as a kicker
Related to
  • Darwin Ortiz's "The Bottom Deal Demonstration" in "Darwin's Deceits"
1995 14
Terry LaGerould Lesson in Larceny fake bottom and center demo
Also published here 1995 66
Steve Mayhew Mayhew's Middle Deal Miracle deck shuffled face-up into face-down, all face-up cards are "center-dealt" out of the deck leaving only face-down cards, suggests a few variations, see Carpenter references for "a different write-up of this effect"
Related toVariations 1995
Labyrinth (Issue 3)
10
Doug Edwards Deal Easy performer deals himself good hand each successive round:
  • he receives four Tens
  • he receives Royal Flush
  • deals Four-of-a-Kind to any chosen hand, but beats it by dealing himself four Aces
  • deals Royal Flush to any chosen hand, but beats it with "Five-of-a-Kind" (four Threes and a Two, i. e. "wild")
Inspired by 1995
Labyrinth (Issue 3)
13
Steve Mayhew Mayhew's Mistake two-phase Center Deal demo, four face-up Aces are dealt from center, when attempted a second time four face-down cards are dealt out and apparently performer has failed, face-down cards are shown to be the Aces
Related toAlso published here 1995
Labyrinth (Issue 5)
31
Jerry K. Hartman Kid Stuffed “kid outsmarted by gambler” presentation, three phases of gambler openly placing Kings on bottom and dealing two hands with exposed Bottom Deal but whether hands are swapped or not gambler always ends up with Kings, finally the kid gets the Kings and gambler’s hand is shown to have Aces
Inspired by 1995 166
Jim Artle, Harry Lorayne Gambler's Routine (A Poker Player's Dream) gambling routine, Royal Flush instead Aces should end up in performer's hand, poker chip transforms multiple times, Poker routine by Harry Lorayne from Hugard's Magic Monthly, p. 376 for credit
Nov./Dec. 1995
The Magic Menu (Vol. 6 No. 32)
368
Guy Hollingworth Montgomery monte style demonstration, surprise climax
1996 39
Paul Cummins The Bottom of the Barrel pseudo bottom deal demonstration
Inspired byAlso published here 1996 32
Martin Lewis, Paul Harris Stamped Second demonstration second deal, stamp is stuck onto top card
Also published here 1996
The Art of Astonishment — Book 2 (Issue Close-up Fantasies 1 & 2)
225
Don Voltz Stuck! based on Martin Lewis' "Stamped Second", demonstration second deal, stamp is stuck onto top card
Inspired by 1996
The Art of Astonishment — Book 2 (Issue Close-up Fantasies 1 & 2)
229
Peter Duffie, Neil Smith The Con Artist
  • Stage One: bottom deal shown and exposed, then spectator tries it but performer gets Aces instead
  • Stage Two: Aces put reversed in center, four hands dealt, one of them are the Aces, cards assembled and Aces shown back in center
1996 12
Lou Gallo Seconds, Middles and Bottoms with four Aces and four indifferent cards
Related to 1996 111
Nick Trost False Deal Deluxe pseudo false deal of a straight after one honest riffle shuffle
Also published here 1997 87
Nick Trost Bottoms, Seconds and Centers Demo Pseudo demo (with duplicate card)
1997 88
Nick Trost, Al Thatcher Crooked Dealing Pseudo gambling demo for seconds, bottoms and centers
Inspired by 1997 228
Wesley James The MacJames Poker Deal bottom deal demonstration with sucker element
Related to 1997 14
Doug Edwards Facile Second Deal Second deal demo to deal four Aces to yourself. don't need to do good second deal
1997 121
David Solomon Poker Pair Aces on top and Deal, repeat with Royal Flush kicker
Inspired by 1997 73
Andrew Wimhurst The Wimhurst Poker Deal showcasing (real) center deals
1998 35
Steve Mayhew Vanishing Variations
  • The Vanishing Poker Deal: Aces vanish one at a time from top of deck, performer deals out five hands and Aces turn up face up in his hand (or they are “center-dealt” to performer from deck)
  • Topsy-Turvy Vanishing Poker Deal (see p. 24)
  • The Vanishing Fix (see p. 26)
Inspired byAlso published here 1998
Labyrinth (Issue 8 - Part 2)
23
Paul Cummins Bottom of the Barrel pseudo bottom deal demonstration
Inspired byAlso published here Jan. 1998
Onyx (Issue 2)
1
Guy Hollingworth A Gambling Routine ends in New Deck Order, for an idea see also p. 28 of Behr reference
Related toAlso published here 1999 181
Ron Ferris Royal Aces Aces on top and Deal
1999 123
James Swain Dealing Centers/The Muck nice Switch
1999 140
Andrew Wimhurst 3rd Degree second, third, fourth, fifth deal demo, using only thirds
1999 15
Allan Ackerman, Simon Aronson, Steve Mayhew Mayhew Poker Again Mayhew Poker Deal, mistakes turn out to be a Royal Flush
VariationsAlso published here 1999 32
Steve Mayhew The Ultimate Double-Duke stacking four hands, spectator gets flush, performer full house or four of a kind, gambling demonstration
1999 11
Steve Mayhew The Ultimate Gardner-Marlo spectator shuffles between rounds
Related toVariations 1999 16
Steve Mayhew Freedom Mayhew Poker Deal, face-up cards shuffled in face-down cards, then all reversed cards dealt out, four Ace kicker
VariationsAlso published here 1999 4
Harry Lorayne, Christian Scherer Lorayne's Poker Deal royal flush kicker
Inspired by 1999 13
Roger Crosthwaite The Cheat named four-of-a-kind produced and stacked, then face-up center deal, Aces for performer
1999 105
Justin Higham Full-Tilt Pseudo Center Deal
1999 32
Steve Silverman Multi-Level Dealing follow-up to “Dunbury Aces” (p. 22), Aces are interlaced with Heart cards and false deals (second, third, fourth and bottom) are demonstrated, Heart cards change to Kings
Inspired byRelated to 1999
Labyrinth (Issue 9)
28
Jason England Center Deal Demonstration
  • The Real Work (estimated center deal)
  • Prepared Card Approach (greek deal)
Apr. 1999
Onyx (Issue 7)
19
Dan MacMillan Dealing Fifths! false dealing demo, Ace through Five on top of deck, requires thirds
Variations Apr. 1999
Onyx (Issue 7)
23
Jason England Variation false dealing demo, Ace through Five on top of deck, requires thirds
Inspired by Apr. 1999
Onyx (Issue 7)
24
Wesley James MacMillan Unmoved false dealing demo, Ace through Five on top of deck
Inspired by July 1999
Onyx (Issue 8)
12
Peter Duffie The Topless Bottomless Bottom Deal Deal Kings lost, spectator removes some cards from top and bottom of deck, performer immediately deals two hands which are the Kings and Aces
2000 15
R. Paul Wilson Stealing Second exposure with ace kicker
2001 13
David Malek Counter Espionage bottom deal demonstration, cards end up in other hand than expected
Inspired by
  • "The Bottom Deal Demo" (Darwin Ortiz, Lecture Notes)
Related to
2001 26
Karl Fulves Base Deal deck shuffled, two-handed game dealt, one hand clearly off the bottom, those are the Aces
2001 92
Dai Vernon A Straight Deal
Dec. 2001
Genii (Vol. 64 No. 12)
54
Dai Vernon A Tough Deal Aces on top, alternate dealing, spectator gets Kings and performer Aces
Dec. 2001
Genii (Vol. 64 No. 12)
55
Terry LaGerould Unexpected four cards chosen face-down, they are center-dealt from face-up deck, then shown to be Aces
2001 6
Darwin Ortiz God of Gamblers elaborate center deal demo, Steve Mayhew phase
Inspired byRelated to 2002 54
R. Paul Wilson And Finally... center deal mock, multiple phases
2002 32
Peter McLanachan The Wee Cheatin' Bar Steward gambling routine demoing riffle stacking, bottom dealing, switching
Jan. 2002
Ego (Vol. 1 No. 8)
14
Peter McLanachan Half-Past Middles pseudo center deal demonstration with thick cap card
July 2002
Ego (Vol. 2 No. 13)
6
Joshua Jay Overlap Gambling Jacks put on top, immediately dealt out for four hands, repeat with three more four-of-a-kinds
  • Alternate Handling
Related toAlso published here July 2002
Magic (Vol. 11 No. 11)
76
Karl Fulves Poker Finals Jacks placed on bottom, cards dealt for two players, openly from bottom in one hand, but Jacks in other hand and Aces in the other
Related to 2003 80
Karl Fulves Fair Deal
Related to 2003 82
Karl Fulves Candy From Strangers spectator deals off the bottom and can switch with performer's hand, spectator's hand changes
2003 86
Karl Fulves Aces From Where dealing bottoms from rubber banded deck, one aces pops out from center
2004 37
Karl Fulves Locket Up Deck dealing bottoms from rubber banded deck, using Dr. Elliott deal
2004 40
Wesley James P.K.A. Cheating "beta", "Professionally Known As Cheating", center deal demonstration
2004 219
Ron Bauer Second Finger Top Deal Jacks shuffled into deck, yet shown on top, then dealt to partner as fake false dealing demo
Inspired by 2004 2
Aaron Shields Every Which Way But Loose routine about card control, ending with Mayhew poker deal, thirteen double facers
Inspired by 2004 15
Joshua Jay Overlap Gambling fake Center Deal demo, repeat with Ace kicker
  • Phase One: Four Jacks Dealt into a Chosen Hand
  • Phase Two: The Double Duke
Related to 2005 88
Nick Trost Bottom Deal Gilbreath two-phase deal after an honest riffle shuffle by the spectator, bottom deal demonstration and then fair deal
Also published here
  • The New Tops, April 1994
2005
Charlatan (Issue 9)
117
Jack Carpenter Ultimate False Dealing Demonstration Kings on bottom, Jacks on top, Aces in middle, six-handed game dealt
  • Effect and Presentation
  • A Slight Preparation
  • The Placement of the Poker Hands
  • The Dealing Sequence
2006 4
Allan Ackerman Easy Forte Aces buried in four packets, deck assembled, apparent centers are dealt in a game
Inspired byRelated toVariations May 2006
Antinomy (Vol. 2 No. 2)
17
Martin A. Nash Real (Center) Deal spectator shuffles and cuts, aces dealt with real (side-jog) center deal
2007 204
Denis Behr A Trick for Allen Kennedy clean two-phase center deal demo, double facers, see also page 46
Related to 2007 27
Benjamin Earl Hand Built by Trees gambling demonstrations with Aces, pack then revealed to be four solid blocks with Aces at the face of each
Inspired by 2007 14
Alexander de Cova Pokerama re-deal stacking, with dealing shoe, three phases
Inspired byRelated toAlso published here 2007 1
Jerry K. Hartman Piano Forte five hands are dealt with one Ace each in four of the hands, spectators move that Ace to any position, hands are collected and performer deals five hands with all Aces to himself
Inspired byRelated to Mar. 2007
Antinomy (Vol. 3 No. 1)
15
Joshua Jay Easy Ackerman pseudo center deal demonstration, four-of-a-kind distributed throughout deck before deal
Related to Mar. 2007
Antinomy (Vol. 3 No. 1)
17
Don England CDDD "Center Deal Deficit Disorder"
four Aces cut in center are deal, face up Aces
2007 12
Justin Higham Mini-Faro, Pseudo Centres Pseudo centre routine - spectator get Kings, performer gets Aces, uses Mini Faro concept
Related to 2008 36
Jerry K. Hartman Precursor simplified method in letter
Inspired by Aug. 2008
Antinomy (Vol. 3 No. Annual 2007)
5
Jerry K. Hartman Piano Forte (Version 1) four four-card hands are dealt, one Ace placed on top of each, spectators move that Ace to any position, hands are collected and performer deals five hands with all Aces to himself
Inspired byRelated to Aug. 2008
Antinomy (Vol. 3 No. Annual 2007)
6
Allan Slaight Dupe-Licate with duplicate card
Also published here 2008 120
Michael Weber Self Centered self-working center deal demonstration, apparently spectator deals centers
Also published here 2008 2
Fred Robinson Dealer Demonstration
Inspired by 2009 107
R. Paul Wilson Cheating... fake bottom deal demonstration
2009 112
Howard Hamburg, Jon Armstrong, Nick Trost Perfect Poker Deal poker hand is shuffled into deck and still dealt right from the top, gilbreath
2009 21
Michael Weber A Spectator Named Kennedy shuffled deck, spectator apparently deals cards from center while magicians gets a full house
Related to Nov. 2009
The Penumbra (Issue 11)
7
Michael Weber Self Centered self-working center deal demonstration, apparently spectator deals centers
Also published here 2009 10
Roberto Giobbi Daley's Variation of Jack Merlin's Gambler's Exposé Routine
  • First Phase (Daley's Notebooks #248)
  • Second Phase
  • Third Phase
  • Fourth Phase (Daley's Notebooks #358)
  • Fifth Phase (Daley's Notebooks #224)
  • Sixth Phase (Daley's Notebooks #232)
Inspired byRelated toVariations Nov. 2009
Genii (Vol. 72 No. 11)
64
Patrick Dessi La fausse donne second deal demo
2009 49
Michael Weber Self-Centered self-working center deal demonstration, apparently spectator deals centers
Also published here 2010 115
Benjamin Earl The Bottom Deal Demonstration "Ramblings on Card Stuff", opinion
Oct. 2010
Gambit (Issue 2)
13
Alexander de Cova Pokerama re-deal stacking, with dealing shoe, three phases
Also published here 2010 8
Pit Hartling, Denis Behr Two More Tricks for Allen Kennedy: The First Routine with variation
Also published here 2011 20
Denis Behr Two More Tricks for Allen Kennedy: The Second Routine
2011 26
Andrew Wimhurst The Wimhurst Poker Deal Center deal demonstration, four Kings are dealt to magician, then later dealt to spectator, but magician gets the four Aces as a kicker
2011 43
Antonio Zuccaro Trust Everyone, But Always Cut the Cards Center deal demonstration, four Aces are cut into deck. Spectator gets three Ace, last Ace given to performer for royal flush ending
2011 49
Alexander de Cova Poker-a-ma re-deal stacking, with dealing shoe, three phases
Inspired byAlso published here 2011 6
Jon Armstrong False False Deal demoing seconds, thirds and centers
2011 24
Darwin Ortiz Best of the Best position of thought-of-card named, center dealing any named card, memorized deck
2012 23
Allan Ackerman The Burnable Bottom Deal more a transfer bottom card to top, covered side steal, as pseudo bottom deal demonstration
Also published here 2012 29
Jason England Bad Beat two phase Marlo/Gardner type routine, spectator's royal flush is completed with previously openly sleeved card
Inspired by 2012 8
Michał Kociołek Off-Centers four Aces face up, pseudo center deal
2012 10
Alexander de Cova Poker-A-Ma re-deal stacking, with dealing shoe, three phases
Also published here Oct. 2012 17
Jason Ladanye Centerpiece center deal demo with aces, then any named card is dealt from center
2013 191
Justin Higham Mini Faro, Named Centres Aces and Kings put in center, named four-of-a-kind apparently dealt from center in poker deal
  • T.O.P. Alternatives
  • Optional Endings
  • Mini Faro, Two/Three Players
  • Mini-Faro Hold 'em
Related toVariations 2013 15
Daniel Madison The Middle Deal: The Kennedy Tribute Four Aces placed reversed in four different parts of the deck, dealt out, pseudo center deal demonstration
2014 15
Daniel Madison The Centre Deal: The Vernon Tribute Selected card is apparently dealt out of the center of the deck, pseudo center deal
2014 17
Justin Higham Spread-Loaded Pseudo Centres
  • Method One
  • Method Two
2014 22
Justin Higham Four Fantastic Centres
Inspired by 2014 24
Justin Higham Appendix II: Notes on Pseudo Cheating Demos and Effects further thoughts on references routines
Related to 2014 40
Justin Higham Direct Named Centers
Inspired by 2014 40
Justin Higham Mini Faro, Challenge Centres
Inspired by 2014 40
Justin Higham Mini Faro, Four Hands
Inspired by 2014 40
Justin Higham Not Seeing Double
Inspired by 2014 41
Steve Mayhew, Jack Carpenter Uber-Ultimate Gardner-Marlo spectator shuffles between rounds, using the Angels May Shuffle Subterfuge
Inspired by 2014 90
Steve Mayhew Freedom Mayhew Poker Deal, face-up cards shuffled in face-down cards, then all reversed cards dealt out, four Ace kicker, with alternative presentation
Also published here 2014 103
Allan Ackerman, Simon Aronson, Steve Mayhew Mayhew Poker Again Mayhew Poker Deal, mistakes turn out to be a Royal Flush
Also published here 2014 109
Steve Mayhew Mayhew's Mistake two-phase Center Deal demo, four face-up Aces are dealt from center, when attempted a second time four face-down cards are dealt out and apparently performer has failed, face-down cards are shown to be the Aces
Also published here 2014 111
Steve Mayhew Journey to the Center of the Deck false dealing routine, first bottom then mock center, instead of repetition Aces found together on top after losing them
Inspired by
  • Jack Carpenter's "Perfect Center Deal" on "An Evening with Jack Carpenter: The Seattle Sessions, Night One." DVD, 2008.
2014 114
Steve Mayhew Sloppy Seconds vanish of a card during humorous second deal routine
2014 163
Steve Mayhew Stuck in the Middle with Mayhew humorous second and center deal routine
2014 167
Steve Mayhew The Vanishing Poker Deal Aces vanish one at a time from top of deck, performer deals out five hands and Aces turn up face up in his hand (or they are “center-dealt” to performer from deck)
Inspired byAlso published here 2014 213
Alexander de Cova Poker-A-Ma re-deal stacking, with dealing shoe, three phases
Also published here 2015 101
Alexander de Cova Poker-A-Ma comment on the effect as part of blindfold card act
Related to 2015 192
So Sato Poker Demon-Stration winning hand is dealt after spectator shuffles, Mass Destruction Stacking
2016 120
So Sato Poker Demon-Stration Plus Mass Destruction Stacking
  • Phase 1: Middle Deal Demonstration
  • Phase 2: Stacking Demonstration (Re-Deal principle)
2016 123
Roy Walton Dominic Twose - Two four Jacks and four other cards used, Jacks on top of the other, two hands dealt and Jacks shown in one hand, Aces in other, Three Jacks Deal
Also published here 2016 6
Roy Walton Imaginary Bottom Deal gag false dealing demonstration with transformation surprise
2016 126
Frank Shields Gardner-Marlo Poker Deal Variation
2017
Facsimile (Issue 6)
11
Benjamin Earl The Resourceful Professional gambling routine
1. Shuffle Location/Culling
2. False Dealing
3. Stacking
4. Card Mucking/Switching
5. Shuffle Tracking
6. Four-of-a-Kind Location
Variations 2017 110
Michał Kociołek Middle pseudo center deal, double-facer
Related to 2017 15
Matt Baker Poker Lesson three-phase routine with Aronson stack, bottom deal demo
Also published here Sep. 2017
Genii (Vol. 80 No. 9)
64
Jason Ladanye Dead Center multiple phase center deal demonstration with an Ace, then a signed named card, has ambitious card feeling to it, matching values produced as finale
2018 169
Jason Ladanye Power Play two effects, from shuffled deck, first sets up second
  • card divined by apparently reading tells, many cards removed and selection found from those
  • demonstration of different false deals (bottom, second, greek, center), culminating in five four-of-a-kinds
Inspired by
  • "The Ultimate False Deal" (Jack Carpenter, All In, DVD)
  • "Johnny Mnemonic" (Andrew Wimhurst, The Card Artistry of Andrew Wimhurst, 2001, video)
Related to
2018 287
Lorenz Schär One for Mr. Mayhew Mayhew Poker Deal variation, selected suit is dealt from the deck
Inspired byRelated to 2019 69
Helder Guimarães Midas's Touch "The Perception of Luck"
  • First Phase: small packet dealing demonstration with Ace through Five of Spades
  • Second Phase: those five cards are shown in random order, then suddenly sequential order
  • Third Phase: named poker hand is produced from a shuffled deck
Inspired by 2019 406
Edward Marlo Streamlined Invisible Bottom Deal from unpublished notes from the 1980s
Inspired byRelated to 2019
Output (Issue 1)
21
Steve Forte The Center Deal comments on its value for cheating
  • the magician and the cardsharp
  • center-deal demonstrations
2020 471
Steve Forte Insertion Stack Aces inserted into different parts, then apparent false dealing demo
2020 913
Steve Forte False Dealing Demonstrations intro
2020 926