177 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Gambling / Poker / Stacking / Riffle Stacking
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Another Poker Trick three Aces are controlled then riffle stacked for four players
Related to 1909 130
Jack Merlin The Riffle Stack four cards
Related to 1927/28 6
Jack Merlin Fake Runn Up three Aces for four hands, fourth already set
VariationsAlso published here 1927/28 7
Jack Merlin Audacity Run Up stacking a straight, one shuffle, prepared
1927/28 8
Jack Merlin To Deal Four Aces From Any Man's Pack riffle stack of four Aces for four hands
1927/28 15
Purvis W. Miller Setting up Poker Hands with the Riffle Shuffle mentioning pre-established breaks
1. To Run up Three Cards in a Four-Handed Game of Poker
2. To Set Up Two Hands, Threes in Each Hand, in a Four Hand Game
Related toVariations 1939 21
Frederick Braue Braue Poker Deal getting the aces, faro stack
Variations 1940 150
Frederick Braue The Royal Flush Deal simple faro stack
1940 151
Edward Marlo The Blind Fold Stack punched cards as safety measure
Variations 1947 23
Edward Marlo Pseudo Stacking combining riffle stacking and second deal
1947 26
Edward Marlo The Sucker's Stack combining riffle stacking and second deal
1947 27
Jerry Andrus Stack the Aces
1956 176
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Bottom Run-Up
Sep. 1957
The Cardiste (Issue 4)
Edward Marlo If I Were a Card Cheat how to present riffle stacking to audiences
1959 85
Edward Marlo Faro Plus Seconds - Stud riffle and overhand combination
1959 108
Neal Elias Strip Faro Stock Shuffle Aces placed on top, stacked to any number from two to eight, faro and stripper deck combination
June 1960
Ibidem (Issue 21)
Neal Elias A Pseudo Cull-Stock Shuffle with faros
  • Four Five Hands
Inspired byVariations June 1960
Ibidem (Issue 21)
Edward Marlo Follow Up To Pseudo-Cull Stock Shuffle Aces are spelled out, faro
Inspired by Oct. 1962
Ibidem (Issue 27)
Edward Marlo Call and Stock any called value is stacked into named number of hands, from new pack order stack
The Patented Shuffle (Issue 4 Transfers)
Edward Marlo Center Stacking cards stacked while apparently being in center
Related to 1964
The Patented Shuffle (Issue 4 Transfers)
Edward Marlo The Double Stack stacking two hands
The Patented Shuffle (Issue 4 Transfers)
Edward Marlo The Triple Stack stacking three pairs of cards
The Patented Shuffle (Issue 4 Transfers)
Edward Marlo Bluff Poker Stack
The Patented Shuffle (Issue 5 I Shuffled the Cards)
Edward Marlo Stacking Demo
  • 5 Hand Stack
  • Six Hands
The Patented Shuffle (Issue 6 Effects)
Edward Marlo Fast Demonstration of Stacking a Pair
The Patented Shuffle (Issue 6 Effects)
Edward Marlo Power Poker #1 stacking aces, everybody gets a good hand as well
Related toVariations 1964
The Patented Shuffle (Issue 6 Effects)
Edward Marlo Transition Poker ace stacking with new deck order climax
The Patented Shuffle (Issue 6 Effects)
Edward Marlo Power Poker #2 ace stacking demo, everybody gets a good hand
The Patented Shuffle (Issue 6 Effects)
Edward Marlo Pseudo One Riffle Stacks eleven methods
Riffle Shuffle Finale (Issue Pseudo One Riffle Stacks)
Larry Jennings The Future Gambler overhand stacking demo, riffle stacking demo, triumph finish
Related to 1969
The Cardiste (Issue 13)
Norman Houghton Ultimate stack with apparent miss
Inspired by July 1970
Epilogue (Issue 9)
Karl Fulves This Is A Poker Hand? four aces are stacked from a shuffled deck
1971 6
Edward Marlo The Re-Setting Riffle Shuffle Stack changing the number of players for a stacked hand
1972 45
Edward Marlo Deal Us In changing the number of players for a stacked hand
1972 51
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 Fake Riffle Run Up No. 358, three Aces for four hands, fourth already set
Also published here 1972 101
Merlin 3 Card 4 Hand Poker Deal Improvement No. 495, three Tens for four hands, fourth already set
Inspired by 1972 137
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
Roger Smith Four Card -- One Riffle Shuffle Stack four Aces in one shuffle
Necromancer (Vol. 2 No. 4)
Martin A. Nash The Three to Seven Hand Poker Stack faro & second dealing, see p. 444 for additional crediting
Related to 1975 96
Peter Kane Acestack one shuffle and player number from Two to Eight
1975 7
Martin A. Nash The Eight-Card Poker Challenge stacking kings and aces for any players, faro & second deal
Related to 1979 408
Tom Gagnon The Forgetful Gambler riffle stack demo with second Marlo/Gardner Phase and optional color changing back kicker
Related toAlso published here Mar. 1979
Apocalypse (Vol. 2 No. 3)
Karl Fulves School for Swindlers four indifferent cards stacked to spectator, performer receives Aces
  • Four Aces vs. Royal Flush
  • The Concealed Outcome (using Aces later)
Variations 1979 3
Karl Fulves The Gambler's Third Lesson four indifferent cards stacked to spectator, two signed selections as hole cards, performer receives Aces
  • The Marked Card Phase
  • Four Ace Finale
1979 10
Karl Fulves Control Points outline for double duke stack
1979 15
Martin A. Nash, Dai Vernon Fast Stack riffle stacking for four, five or six hands, handling of unpublished Vernon effect
Also published here 1980 5
Karl Fulves Setting Records idea for speed stacking
Interlocutor (Issue 42)
Martin A. Nash Fast Stack one shuffle and some cutting
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1982 74
Steve Beam Super Stack - The One Second Poker Stack
  • The Work
  • Status Report
  • Synopsis of the Cull and Set-Up
  • Overhand Shuffle - Four Hand Stack
  • The Riffle Shuffle
  • Synopsis of the Riffle Shuffles
Inspired byRelated to 1983 2
The Slick Ace Run Up stacking the Aces from a shuffled deck, brief
1983 18
Edward Marlo Olram's One Riffle Stack
1983 53
Edward Marlo Indeterminate Pseudo Stack estimation one riffle shuffle stack with second deal and injogged cards
1984 18
Edward Marlo Sophisticated Suggestion aces to one hand, kings to other hand, "inverse" belly strippers
1984 84
Edward Marlo Triple Power Poker bottom deal, overhand and riffle stacking demo
1984 86
Edward Marlo Story Book Poker Deal Ace cutting, repeat six hand stacking, all have quartets as climax, "inverse" belly stripper
1984 88
Edward Marlo Crimp Conjuring spectator shuffles, magician locates Aces two times, then stacks them, similar to snap crimp
1984 210
Karl Fulves The 3 Jacks Deal stacking demo, partially pseudo
1984 183
Karl Fulves Jacks with a Finish "3 Jack Deal" with aces climax
1984 185
Karl Fulves The Restacking Problem players leave or arrive after deck is already stacked, several solutions:
  • 4 Hands to 3
  • 5 Hands to 4
  • 5 Hands to 3
  • 3 Hands to 5
  • Mind Games (including finding some thought of cards (blindfold poker deal))
Related toVariations 1984 192
Karl Fulves 4 to 3 in 2 Restacking Problem Routine
1984 201
Larry Jennings, Jeff Busby The Return of the Future Gambler variation of Jennings' "Future Gambler" , overhand stacking demo, riffle stacking demo, triumph finish
Related to 1984
Epoptica (Issue Yearbook)
Randy Tanner Perfect Poker any named value is dealt, magician becomes royal flush
1985 375
Poker Trick Aces riffle shuffled in deck yet controlled (top stock control), then stacked with two shuffles (perfectly alternating near top)
1985 3
Jack McMillen Gamblers' Riffle Stack riffle glimpsing cards (1937)
1985 10
Steve Draun The Web Shuffle special crimped card, the real work otherwise
Also published here 1987 20
Steve Draun Quintuple Duke bluff with deck switch
Also published here 1987 23
Darwin Ortiz Fast Shuffle four Aces are stacked in four shuffles, two shuffles and one shuffle
Variations 1988 58
Darwin Ortiz The Twofer Shuffle stacking to hands with one shuffle
1988 63
Edward Marlo Logical Stack Procedure "Demo Riffle Stacks", four Aces in two, then one shuffles
1988 96
Edward Marlo A Royal Flush Stack "Demo Riffle Stacks", one shuffle stack
1988 98
Fred Black Black's Stack
Variations 1989 113
Karl Fulves Outjogged Poker apparent stacking with outjogged aces as demo, when dealt aces fall to spectator, yet performer gets aces
Related to 1989 15
Edward Marlo Two Shuffle Cull two riffle shuffles to cull full house, two more to stack it, "It is understood that the above information is to be used for entertainment purposes only."
1990 62
Michael Powers CARDial Infraction one shuffle and cutting, second phase with Marlo/Gardner kicker
Inspired by 1990 32
Jerry K. Hartman Cheating U. shuffled deck, four random cards turned over, those are stacked to a player, in second phase the Aces are dealt
Inspired by 1990
Swindle Sheet (Issue 3)
Alex Elmsley Just Lucky riffle stacking for four players in which top card is lost every time
1991 391
Karl Fulves Outfoxed apparent stacking with outjogged aces as demo, when dealt aces are openly dealt from center to spectator, yet performer gets aces, two methods
Related to 1991 51
David Driscoll Blind Riffle Stack Ace is on top and bottom, spectator puts third Ace on top or bottom without the performer knowing where, yet the performer stacks all three Aces
Inspired by 1991
Swindle Sheet (Issue 8)
Jack Carpenter Royal Faststack riffle stacking demo with surprise appearance of royal flush
1992 99
James Swain Impromptu Cheat performer receives best hand from shuffled deck, uses riffle stacking
1992 31
Steve Draun The W.E.B. Shuffle special crimped card, the real work otherwise
Also published here 1993 72
Steve Draun Quintiple Duke bluff with deck switch, interesting
Also published here 1993 84
Ernest Earick Poker Blind two shuffle stack for four cards, five hands
1993 178
Ernest Earick Tandem in One one shuffle stack for two quartets, five players, random positions
1993 182
Ernest Earick The Case of the Inconstant Player adjusting five player stack if up to three leave or two arrive
Related to 1993 192
Ernest Earick A Little Bit Patter presentation for restacking the deck when a player leaves
Related toAlso published here 1993 199
Bob King A Stack of Stacks four riffle shuffle stacking systems, assisted by a Breather Crimp
Inspired by 1993 19
Ernest Earick A Little Bit Patter presentation for restacking the deck when a player leaves
Also published here Aug. 1993
Profile (Issue 15)
Gene Maze Open-Face Poker Stock apparently aces stacked with one shuffle, then fours with one shuffle
1994 93
Gene Maze Hard Way Poker first real riffle stacking, then pseudo one-shuffle stack, actually center deal
1994 137
Roger Crosthwaite Lost and Found "Phase Four: Caressing the Cards"
Kings lost, spectator decides on number of players and who should win
1994 23
Tony Econ The Econ Poker Deal Aces apparently stacked for performer in two shuffles, Aces are seen to be dealt to another hand, performer ends up with Straight Flush, faro
1994 82
Darwin Ortiz The Sting stacking & culling demo
Inspired byVariations 1995 184
Karl Fulves Fake Poker three Aces on top, fourth Ace randomly placed in second hand and dropped on top, one riffle shuffle, performer gets four aces when dealt for two
1995 13
Karl Fulves Four In One four-of-a-kind on top, one riffle shuffle to stack for 4 players, with false dealing
1995 15
Karl Fulves Paradox Poker performer stacks 4 royal flush cards for 4 players, spectator distributes hole cards and completes royal flush, fake stacking
1995 16
John Scarne One Shuffle Poker aces apparently stacked to wanted player in one hand, actually bottom deal
1995 18
Karl Fulves ReStackJack jacks stacked for four-handed game, restacking for three players
1995 28
Karl Fulves 3 Aces 4 Hands 1 Shuffle
1995 49
Karl Fulves The Poker Cheat three card stacking with short-cut
Inspired by 1995 61
Karl Fulves Two Card Stud riffle shuffle handling of Bruce Elliott overhand shuffle effect
1995 63
Karl Fulves Three?Four?Five? "quick one-shuffle run-up that can be used for any number of hands"
1995 79
Karl Fulves Speed Stacking
Inspired by 1995 83
Karl Fulves Double Duke In One
1995 91
Tommy Lake The Lake Run-Up one-shuffle
1995 108
Karl Fulves Royalist royal flush stacking plot, posed as problem
1996 75
Karl Fulves Cool Hand Duke cull stack
  • No Kings In Packet
  • One King In Packet
  • Two Kings In Packet
  • Three Kings In Packet
  • The Routine
1996 134
Karl Fulves Sign-Steal-Deliver free selection is signed, four riffle shuffles, spectator gets flush with his selection, performer a royal flush, first flush cull-stacked on the fly
1996 143
Karl Fulves Reparation cull-stacking a pair
1996 179
Jack Carpenter Riffle 'n' Roll one-shuffle stack, Aces for five hands
1997 77
Jack Carpenter The D.C. Hustle kings and queens on top, one-shuffle stack, five players, kings, queens, x, x, aces
1997 85
Andrew Wimhurst Faster Shuffle one-shuffle Stack, five hands
1998 25
Andrew Wimhurst Memoirs of A Stud stacking four selections and four aces
1998 27
R. Paul Wilson Canister Jury three-of-a-kind riffle cull and stack
Inspired by
  • "Major Dalby's Brag Stack" riffle cull (Jerry Sadowitz, The Crimp #15, Aug. 1993)
May 1998
Magic (Vol. 7 No. 9)
Bob King Fake Stack Aces face-up in deck, one fast riffle shuffle and they are instantly stacked for four players
1998 4
James Swain Just Lucky Eight Card Stack double Duke
1999 144
Steve Mayhew The Ultimate Double-Duke stacking four hands, spectator gets flush, performer full house or four of a kind, gambling demonstration
1999 11
Frederick Braue, Christian Scherer Braue Poker Deal four aces, faro stacking
Inspired by 1999 12
Justin Higham Combination Riffle Stack
  • Method One
  • Method One Plus Sucker Hand
  • Method Two
  • Method Three
  • Method Four
  • Method Five
Inspired by 1999 49
Justin Higham Double-Minus-2 Riffle Stack Aces put on top, one shuffle, then five-handed game dealt
  • 2 to 6 Hands Inclusive
  • 7 to 13 Hands Inclusive
1999 51
Justin Higham Ace Shuffle Resequenced
Inspired by
  • "Ace Shuffle Sequence" (Ed Marlo, Legend video)
1999 52
Baltazar Fuentes Fast Five Hand Poker Stack one shuffle, with pre-setting
2000 35
Karl Fulves The Secret Out
  • There Was A Crooked Man
apparent riffle stacking explanation with Aces out-jogged while doing lengthwise shuffle, Aces end up in other hand when dealing the out-jogged cards alternately with top cards
Charlatan (Issue 3)
Harry Lorayne The Gambling Magician Ace of Spades riffle stacked one card down at a time, then rises back to top
2001 115
Pit Hartling Cincinnati Pit stacking four hands with four-of-a-kinds with two shuffles
Variations 2003 52
Gary Plants You Name It, I'll Flush It suit named, corresponding royal flush stacked for ten-handed game, originally from Precursor (Oct. 2003)
Inspired by
  • Tony Giorgio routine from Magicana/Genii
2004 18
Gene Maze Universal Stock number of hands chosen by spectator, combining riffle stacking, second and bottom deals, only briefly explained
Related to 2004 138
David Ben Bertram, Braue And Ben combination with 2 more phases: 6 handed deal, Texas Hold'em deal, table faros
Inspired by Oct. 2005
The Penumbra (Issue 9)
John Scarne Three Seconds Later fast riffle stacking demo, combined with second deals
Charlatan (Issue 10)
Jack Avis Demo Deal two hands with one riffle
2006 148
Steve Forte One Shuffle Stack Aces shown in face-up spread, after one shuffle a six-handed game is dealt
Related toVariations Mar. 2006
Genii (Vol. 69 No. 3)
Roger Crosthwaite Surprise Royal Flush Deal four cards change into Aces, then a stacking demonstration is done and the hand changes to a Royal Flush when dealt
2006 56
Dai Vernon Black's stack four aces, kings and queens stacked for 6 hands, with faros
2007 35
Tony Giorgio Shuffle Stack two hands, faro
2007 48
David Solomon S-V-S Shuffle Stack Kings put on top, shuffled three times while burying top cards, Kings back on top, repeated but now Aces are on top, then Royal Flush
Inspired by 2007 191
Jason England, Steve Forte Another Shuffle Stack seven-handed game, pseudo stack
Inspired byRelated to 2009 9
Karl Fulves The Restacking Problem when a player leaves
  • Restock In Blocks
  • Restack Repeat
Related to 2009
Prolix (Issue 6)
Benjamin Earl Quick Little Stack two cards, pseudo mates
Oct. 2010
Gambit (Issue 2)
Troy Hooser Shuffle Dodge Riffle Stacking, presentational ploy to hide hesitations
2010 116
Tony Cabral The Sting, Too riffle stacking demonstration, three fours-of-a-kind
Inspired by 2010 29
Jason England, Gary Plants Doubly Dirty
Inspired by
  • "Dirty Dealing" (Gary Plants, Genii August 1996)
2012 4
Karl Fulves 3 x 3 x 3 "Unexplained"
stacking three Aces for three-handed game in three seconds, demonstrated with reversed indifferent card that change into Aces, posed as a problem
Prolix (Issue 10)
Justin Higham The Compensation Deal people join the game after deck has been stacked, from four hands to up to eight hands
Inspired byRelated to 2013 17
Joseph Barry A Memory at the Card Table card chosen, deck apparently memorized, blackjack and poker hands apparently riffle stacked, rest recited and last card is selected one
Also published here 2014 24
Joseph Barry Thanks to Forte shuffle tracking presentation, first winning black jack then poker, card selected in the beginning is missing card for royal flush
2014 4
Joseph Barry A Memory at the Card Table card chosen, deck apparently memorized, blackjack and poker hands apparently riffle stacked, rest recited and last card is selected one
Also published here 2014 10
Vic Trabucco Power Poker Magician demonstrates how to stack cards during a shuffle and receives four aces on the first deal. On the next round, he receives a royal flush.
Related to 2015 66
Joseph Barry Thanks to Forte card chosen, order apparently memorized and shuffle-tracked, performer in-the-hand stacks himself first a blackjack hand, then four Royal Flush cards that match selection, in-the-hands riffle faro
Apr. 2015
Genii (Vol. 78 No. 4)
Pit Hartling A Riffle Culling Demonstration named four-of-a-kind to top
2016 130
So Sato Poker Demon-Stration Plus Mass Destruction Stacking
  • Phase 1: Middle Deal Demonstration
  • Phase 2: Stacking Demonstration (Re-Deal principle)
2016 123
Nancy Colwell Pseudo Riffle Stacking Pseudo riffle stacking demo, with deck separated into red/black as kicker
2017 53
Joseph Barry The Stacking Drill #2 pseudo stacking for Hold'em, chosen cards stacked, Full House received on flop
Related to Dec. 2018
Operandi (Issue 4)
Denis Behr Extended Gambling Demonstration multi-phase routine, named four-of-a-kind is riffle-culled, then riffle-stacked, then a bridge deal into new deck order
Inspired by 2018 19
Pit Hartling Additional Intro-Phase riffle stacking demonstration intro before actual routine, setting it up from shuffled deck
Inspired by 2018 66
Michał Kociołek Polish Poker Stacking Pseudo riffle stacking routine, uses Polish Poker deck, marketed by Card-Shark, stack any thought-of poker hand
2019 39
Tom Gagnon The Forgetful Gambler riffle stack demo with second Marlo/Gardner Phase
Also published here 2019 18
Michael Powers Cardial Infraction riffle shuffle demo with Aces, Royal Flush finale
Inspired by 2019 74
Steve Reynolds Push Through Poker one half mixed face-up/face-down, shuffled through other half, all but one face-down cards transfer to other half, mixed half dealt for poker game and performer receives straight flush except one card which is the face-down card in other half, second round of dealing with royal flush
Inspired byVariations 2019
Output (Issue 3)
Andi Gladwin Surprise Stacking! two cards from named value are openly riffle stacked, other two cards are surprisingly stacked as well
Inspired by May 2020
Elixir (Vol. 3 No. 1 Part 2 (Spring #2))
Steve Forte riffle stack as a demo
Related to 2020 890
Steve Forte laying sets as a demo, full house completed on the draw of a multi-handed game
Related to 2020 891
Steve Forte Pick-up Double-Duke two Kings and two Queens stacked, yet then three of each are dealt in two hands
2020 895
Steve Forte Percentage Stacking four Aces on top, two riffle shuffles, dealt in five-handed game, with second deals
2020 896
Steve Forte Direct Stack Aces lost in deck, shuffle and cut, Aces dealt to any player with four to seven hands, with bottom deals and insertion at proper spots already into tabled deck
2020 897
Steve Forte direct stack #2 Aces lost in deck, shuffle and cut, Aces dealt to any player with four to seven hands, with bottom deals and insertion at estimated spots in the hands with corrections
2020 898
Steve Forte 1-4 Riffle Stacking riffle stacking demo with one Ace, then all four
Related to 2020 899
Steve Forte The Practice Drill gradually stacking the Aces with explanation of concept, involves second dealing
2020 900
Steve Forte Hold-Backs holding back large numbers as demo, pre-established
2020 901
Steve Forte Random-Card Stack a selected card is riffle stacked, along with the Aces as a surprise
2020 902
Steve Forte Hold' em Spacer-Stack any number from four to ten chosen, pair of Aces stacked to that number in clean-looking way with other Aces in flop and river
2020 903
Steve Forte Red-Black Hold 'em clean stacking of ten-handed hold 'em game, using red-black shuffle
2020 904
Steve Forte Riffle Down, Riffle Down two Aces on each half, two riffle shuffles and Aces dealt, using second deals
2020 905
Steve Forte One-shuffle Stacks
  • one faro - four players - four aces
  • tap-tap stack
  • heads-up double-duke
  • dupes stack (duplicate Aces)
2020 915
Steve Forte Legit Stripped Cooler Aces for dealer and fours-of-a-kind for other players after real strip cut
2020 918
Steve Forte, Salverio Piacente Sal's Cull/Stack position of Aces in face-up spread noted, then apparently stacked for seven players
Related to 2020 922
Steve Forte One-Ace-At-A-Time Cull & Stack in-the-hands pseudo cull-stack demo
Related to 2020 924