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Charles T. Jordan The Impromptu Arranged Pack No. 9, from New Pack Order to Si Stebbins, dealingRelated to Ten New Impromptu Card Tricks 20
Unknown The "Spring" Shuffle Related to Farelli's Card Magic — Part One 17
Henry Christ Dead Man's Hand selection found and dead man's hand dealt to someone, incorporating audible shot for shock effectRelated toVariations The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 33) 209
Michael F. Zens Quadruple Poker Trick Related toVariations Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 369
Unknown Ivory and Air Cushion Finish halves from different decks with different finishes, divided deck locationRelated to Greater Magic 448
Billy O'Connor Instanto cutting to any named card, gaffed deckRelated to The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 115) 677
Lu Brent Self-Shuffle observing spectator's riffle shuffle, following the card Related to The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 18) 77
Stewart James, Russell "Rusduck" Duck Variation on Rusduck's Stack It Inspired by The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 66) 270
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Stack It spectator stacks the hand while apparently losing the cards in the deck, as RusduckRelated to The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 55) 226
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Build Up six hands, two rounds, as RusduckRelated toVariations The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 61) 249
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Ribbon Spread card is hdden, spectator and performer remove a card each from the face up deck, when all cards are removed the missing card is named, as RusduckVariations The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 77) 314
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Gin! as Rusduck, strategy and subterfuge to win at Gin Rummy The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 91) 370
Russell "Rusduck" Duck From the Middle as Rusduck, side palm, card is returned and cards pushed togetherRelated to The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 94) 382
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Heaps as Rusduck, spectator finds his own card, a lot of dealing, TantalizerVariations The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 98) 397
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Utilitarian move to reposition a card in the deck, while counting cards from hand to hand The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 112) 449
Russell "Rusduck" Duck 32 selection process with square layoutVariations The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 109) 439
John Hamilton Heaps again spectator finds his own card, with just eight cards, sort of TantalizerInspired byVariations The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 140) 562
Russell "Rusduck" Duck The Gambler five people build a poker hand, after the cards are apparently mixed and the deck cut, all get the same cards again in the next round The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 117) 471
Russell "Rusduck" Duck No Misdirection trick to play on people who want to show performer a trick, heckler gag The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 154) 619
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Eeny-Meeny see also p. 757Inspired by The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 158) 636
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Build Up (Streamlined) Inspired by The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 189) 755
Russell "Rusduck" Duck The Gambler with gambling theme, spectator has to deal from the bottom The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 234) 934
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Solitaire stacking for an advantage in playing Solitaire The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 239) 956
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Tele Teaser The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 244) 975
Cy Keller, Hen Fetsch Cheap Faro! ideas for Rusduck's RotatorInspired by The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 261) 1043
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Spades Hearts Clubs Diamonds variation on the Si Stebbins / Galasso Stack The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 255) 1020
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Rotator prop to write down the order of a shuffled deck and use it as a memorized deckRelated to The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 256) 1023
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Jinx-Ed eights and aces dealt in poker handInspired by The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 269) 1074
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Poker + The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 283) 1130
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Rusduck Run-Up dealing again after poker demo, to have the deck back in order The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 283) 1132
Russell "Rusduck" Duck 3 'n' 1 solitaire stacking The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 298) 1192
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Forever Royal Variations The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 320) 88
Russell "Rusduck" Duck E-Z Poker thumb count stacking of a poker hand The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 310) 39
Rufus Steele The Gambler's Rehearsal elaborated routine with full deck set upRelated to Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 6 90
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Once in 635,013,559,600 with story presentationRelated to Top Secrets of Magic 16
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Unabridget bridge demonstration Top Secrets of Magic 20
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Rusduck Soup card location, ten poker hands dealt The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 339) 169
Russell "Rusduck" Duck To A Memory to Ted Annemann and The Jinx The Cardiste (Issue 1) 1
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Strictly Straight performer always gets a straight, from five to two hands, then performer deals and can chose if dealer gets top or bottom card, progressive poker deal, Gilbreath precursorInspired by
  • Lin Searles's "The Straight Gambler"
Related to
The Cardiste (Issue 1) 3
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Rusduck Bridge progressive bridge deal, four rounds, always winning hand The Cardiste (Issue 1) 7
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Forever Royal - And Yet Again! eight hands, performer always gets a royal flush, as a climax all have good hands and performer almost has a royal flush, then he exchanges the wrong card and gets the missing oneInspired by The Cardiste (Issue 1) 9
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Rusduck "Stay-Stack" System general observations, also with two decks The Cardiste (Issue 1) 12
Russell "Rusduck" Duck A Few Tips on the Perfect Riffle Shuffle The Cardiste (Issue 1) 16
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Dealer's Choice on the reception of Cardiste Nr. 1 The Cardiste (Issue 2) 1
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Zens-Ational see No. 8 for credit informationInspired byRelated to The Cardiste (Issue 2) 3
Charles Hudson Hocus Pocus six hands, five rounds, ends with royal flushInspired by The Cardiste (Issue 2) 5
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Nudeck Speller any named card is spelled to, see credits in No. 8Related to The Cardiste (Issue 2) 7
Russell "Rusduck" Duck "Sneaky Pete" Repeat mathematical puzzle, cards as objects, storyInspired by
  • Jack LeDair's "Tricks for Trouper" in "Abracadabra" April, 6/1946
The Cardiste (Issue 2) 9
Russell "Rusduck" Duck S-T-R-A-I-G-H-T poker deal then back in order with a second round The Cardiste (Issue 2) 13
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Faro Favourites: Faro Quotes from "Greater Magic" and "Expert Card Technique" The Cardiste (Issue 2) 14
Gerald Kosky Anyone for Bridge? stacking bridge with faro shuffles or milk build shufflesVariations The Cardiste (Issue 2) 15
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Dealer's Choice The Cardiste (Issue 3) 1
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Rusduck Four-Way Deal straddle grip for doing tops, seconds, centers and bottomsRelated to The Cardiste (Issue 3) 3
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Top Card Deal and dealing action, "Rusduck Grip and Deal" The Cardiste (Issue 3) 4
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Bottom Deal straddle grip The Cardiste (Issue 3) 5
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Second Deal The Cardiste (Issue 3) 5
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Middle Deal all cards above are pushed over, estimation or edge marked The Cardiste (Issue 3) 5
Russell "Rusduck" Duck The Poker Deal shuffled deck, marked The Cardiste (Issue 3) 7
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Bridge same concept as The Poker Deal The Cardiste (Issue 3) 7
Charles Hudson Sorcerer's Seven performer talks about the number seven, spectator puts a card in the deck, cards next to it equals seven, variation where all four cards are stabbed into the deck (Rusduck), see credits in No. 8Related to The Cardiste (Issue 3) 9
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Sermonette! using words with the initial letters of the 52 cards The Cardiste (Issue 3) 11
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Bridge Deal four suites are dealt, follow up to Sermonette! Related to The Cardiste (Issue 3) 12
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Faro Fantasies spectators get remembered hands again, poker and bridge dealInspired byRelated toVariations The Cardiste (Issue 3) 14
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Si Stebbins Stack Related to The Cardiste (Issue 3) 15
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Wanted Column The Cardiste (Issue 3) 16
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Dealer's Choice The Cardiste (Issue 4) 1
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Poker Poser stud deal The Cardiste (Issue 4) 3
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Study in Stud system for coding/designating a card with four cards, for a stud dealRelated toVariations The Cardiste (Issue 4) 4
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Snibbets Rusduck's system for Si Stebbins, speller The Cardiste (Issue 4) 10
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Bottom Run-Up The Cardiste (Issue 4) 12
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Flip Deck cutting to any named card, gaffed deckRelated to The Cardiste (Issue 4) 13
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Faro Favourites The Cardiste (Issue 4) 15
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Perpetual Separation faro oddity, stack, dealt into eight hands, relation of suit and odd/even stays intact The Cardiste (Issue 4) 15
Russell "Rusduck" Duck More on the Stay-Stack The Cardiste (Issue 4) 16
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Dealer's Choice The Cardiste (Issue 6) 1
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Readers Write Ron Edwards, Tom Ranson and Jean Hugard The Cardiste (Issue 6) 1
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Las Vegas Deck ivory and air cushion finish deck in conjunction with Rusduck's four-Way Deal, see No. 8 for history of the principleRelated to The Cardiste (Issue 6) 2
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Stud Students Stumped another approach for coding/designating a card with four cards, for a stud deal The Cardiste (Issue 6) 3
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Rusduck Fables on bee's not able to fly The Cardiste (Issue 6) 4
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Full Deck Speller spelling all cards in the deck The Cardiste (Issue 6) 8
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Revolving Poker with spelling The Cardiste (Issue 6) 9
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Faro Favorites on doing table and in the hand faros and John Scarne doing a one-handed faro The Cardiste (Issue 6) 12
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Ambitious 52 cards come to the top in order, mates are always on the bottom The Cardiste (Issue 6) 15
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Winner's Weave in faros, positions after three shuffles, stacking The Cardiste (Issue 6) 16
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Dealer's Choice on publishing the cardiste The Cardiste (Issue 7) 1
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Re: Stacked Decks The Cardiste (Issue 7) 2
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Koldex Deluxe ten hands, then five handsRelated to The Cardiste (Issue 7) 4
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Version with Any Deck shuffled deck, all cards are memorized and named, the deck is stacked The Cardiste (Issue 7) 7
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Tele-Mental one to four spectators get cards, think of one, mental speller The Cardiste (Issue 7) 8
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Observations on the Riffle Shuffle The Cardiste (Issue 7) 9
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Rusduck Riffle Genuine Shuffle, cards are sprung into released cards from the otherRelated to The Cardiste (Issue 7) 10
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Retaining Top & Bottom Cards The Cardiste (Issue 7) 11
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Retaining Entire Order The Cardiste (Issue 7) 11
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Riffle Cut cutting the deck while shuffling The Cardiste (Issue 7) 11
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Zig Zag matched in value and in numerical paired sequence The Cardiste (Issue 7) 14
Russell "Rusduck" Duck The Other Cheek responses by John J. Crimmins, Jr. and Dai Vernon The Cardiste (Issue 7) 15
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Dealer's Choice on Dai Vernon, Tom Henricks, credits, Ten Card Poker Deal credit information The Cardiste (Issue 8) 1
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Feedback & Boquets by Ronald Edwards The Cardiste (Issue 8) 2
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 acesRelated to The Cardiste (Issue 8) 3
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Scrambled Straights straights, all hands, Gilbreath precursor (see Fulves' "When Psychics..." reference)Related toVariations The Cardiste (Issue 8) 8
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Re: Las Vegas Deck comments by Stewart James and Dai VernonRelated to The Cardiste (Issue 8) 9
Russell "Rusduck" Duck From the Middle side palm, card is returned and cards pushed togetherRelated to The Cardiste (Issue 8) 10
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Utilitarian move to reposition a card in the deck, while counting cards from hand to handRelated to The Cardiste (Issue 8) 12
Russell "Rusduck" Duck As a Force The Cardiste (Issue 8) 13
Russell "Rusduck" Duck As a Speller The Cardiste (Issue 8) 13
Russell "Rusduck" Duck As a Stop Trick The Cardiste (Issue 8) 13
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Card At Any Number The Cardiste (Issue 8) 13
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Tri-Quad different set-up The Cardiste (Issue 8) 14
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Information Please The Cardiste (Issue 8) 15
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Did' Ja Know si stebbins observation The Cardiste (Issue 8) 15
Russell "Rusduck" Duck, Stewart James Research Division creditsRelated to The Cardiste (Issue 8) 16
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Dealer's Choice on Lloyd Jones, Vernon publishing with Lewis Ganson The Cardiste (Issue 9) 1
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Alphomega five hands, resets itself, optional climax with ten hands The Cardiste (Issue 9) 3
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Rusduck Run-Up bringing deck back in order, when doing gambling (dealing) routines The Cardiste (Issue 9) 6
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Encore! encore to Koldex, spectators chose a poker hand and after deck is shuffled and cut, they get the same againRelated to The Cardiste (Issue 9) 8
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Rusdux Stack The Cardiste (Issue 9) 10
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Mental Memo The Cardiste (Issue 9) 11
Russell "Rusduck" Duck On Jean Hugard The Cardiste (Issue 9) 16
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Dealer's Choice on Lloyd Jones, Lewis Ganson, Vernon, Stewart James, Peter Warlock The Cardiste (Issue 10) 1
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Good Neighbor Policy The Cardiste (Issue 10) 1
Russell "Rusduck" Duck, Charles Hudson Outer Space up to three spectators select thirteen cards, everybody has one card of each valueRelated to The Cardiste (Issue 10) 3
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Automento five cards are found, cards shown in groups, spectator say if their card is among themRelated to
  • trick by Charles H. Miller in "Linking Ring" June, 1958
The Cardiste (Issue 10) 5
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Special Memo sending Cardiste to Britain The Cardiste (Issue 10) 7
Russell "Rusduck" Duck On Magazines Pentagram and the New Gen The Cardiste (Issue 10) 13
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Faro Favorites Elmsley's Restacking PackRelated to The Cardiste (Issue 10) 14
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Perma-Stack based on Elmsley's Restacking Pack ideaRelated to The Cardiste (Issue 10) 15
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Kwik Key Kard diagonal crimp The Cardiste (Issue 10) 16
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Dealer's Choice The Cardiste (Issue 11) 1
Russell "Rusduck" Duck On Originality Annemann quote The Cardiste (Issue 11) 1
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Re: Outer Space ideas for Outer Space by Mel Brown and Cedric LindholmRelated to The Cardiste (Issue 11) 2
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Reminiscent on Rusduck's beginning and Izzy Lazar The Cardiste (Issue 11) 3
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Did'Ja Notice? The Cardiste (Issue 11) 16
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Dealer's Choice The Cardiste (Issue 5) 1
Max Katz M. K. Telephone Code System coding a card with four cards, see Interlocutor reference for credit informationInspired byRelated to The Cardiste (Issue 5) 3
William P. Miesel Straight Cheating straights, then four royal flushes as climaxRelated to The Cardiste (Issue 5) 6
Russell "Rusduck" Duck, Jean Hugard Color Separation separating suits and stacking deck in the hands, see Tom Ransom's idea in No. 6Related to The Cardiste (Issue 5) 9
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Fantabulous handling, shuffle The Cardiste (Issue 5) 11
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Faro Favorites simplified Elmsley idea The Cardiste (Issue 5) 14
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Dealer's Choice Issue 12 was finally published in "Ibidem" #20, 1960 The Cardiste (Issue 12) 1
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Reader's Write Graham Reed, Steve Herald, Mel Brown, Bill Ruesskamp, Jim Glass, Doc Jessome, Ronald Edwards The Cardiste (Issue 12) 1
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Poko-Combo stack that allows combination for ten card poker deal, strictly straight and straight cheatingRelated to The Cardiste (Issue 12) 2
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Alaska three cards are located, dealing seven hands twice The Cardiste (Issue 12) 4
Roy Walton Lesson In Larceny ten card packet, spectator deals cards from top or bottom and gets a straight, performer acesRelated toAlso published here The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 9) 47
Edward Marlo, Russell "Rusduck" Duck Marlo on Stebbins/Stay-Stack shuffling new deck into Si Stebbins, farosRelated to Hierophant (Issue 2) 61
Ken Beale, Russell "Rusduck" Duck, Marvin Johnson 32 Deal Duplicated selection process with square layout, combination of Ken Beale's "Square Deal" (Ibidem #23) and RusduckInspired by Hierophant (Issue 3) 126
Paul Swinford, Russell "Rusduck" Duck The Stay Stack information and applications More Faro Fantasy 22
Gene Finnell Free Cut Poker Deal three spectators and performer take out good poker hand from a quarter of the deck each, they are lost and dealt again, performer gets Royal Flush, faro
- Variation wich allows the deck to be cut during the shuffles
- Free Cut Poker Demonstration
Related to Gene Finnell's Card Magic 62
Simon Aronson, Russell "Rusduck" Duck, Michael F. Zens Any Poker Hand Called For built into the Aronson Stack, based on the Zensational stack A Stack To Remember 12
Karl Fulves Five Card Stud four cards code fifth oneRelated to Parallel Lines 32
Karl Fulves Time Sharing strategy to buy time for head work in card countingInspired by Card Counting 9
Russell "Rusduck" Duck, Rufus Steele The Murdock Stack in multiple deals, progressively better hands are dealt, see credit correction in issue 2, p. 3, see also The CardisteRelated to West Coast Quarterly (Vol. 1 No. 1) 25
Darwin Ortiz, Edward Marlo, Russell "Rusduck" Duck The Si Stebbins Secret from New Pack Order to Si Stebbins, farosRelated toVariations Darwin Ortiz at the Card Table 137
Alex Elmsley The Restacking Pack stack whose value distribution is not affected by faro shufflesRelated toVariations The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 2 309
Russell "Rusduck" Duck, Alex Elmsley Stay Stack credit information The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 2 385
James Swain Something for Nothing new deck order show, shuffled a few times, poker hands dealt, straight flushs and royal flush for performerInspired by Miracles with Cards 167
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Rusduck's Shakedown deck dealt into five piles on a handkerchief, then corners collected and cards shaken-mixed together, keeps suit separation, in effect three named cards from different suits end up in wrong suitAlso published here
  • "Shakedown Deal" (Rusduck, Linking Ring, Vol. 33 No. 11, Jan. 1954)
Off The Books (Issue 1) 3
Darwin Ortiz Déjà vu Poker four hands are redealt after shuffling, faro, Royal Flush kickerInspired by Scams & Fantasies with Cards 11
Russell "Rusduck" Duck, Karl Fulves Scrambled Straights on Rusduck's trick as Gilbreath precursorRelated to When Psychics Play Poker 4
Karl Fulves Playing Best Hand Inspired by When Psychics Play Poker 5
Karl Fulves A Rusduckian Shuffle Rusduck's top-bottom-removal as analog to riffle shuffleRelated to When Psychics Play Poker 9
Karl Fulves Stretching A Straight five unseen cards, spectator decides how many should be removed, banded deck dropped on table and that many cards pop out and complete an ace-high straightInspired by Under Tension 33
Karl Fulves Crooked Straight two straights for performer and spectator, but performer has higher one, performer's hand pops out of banded deckInspired by Under Tension 34
Edward Marlo Quick Way to Set-Up Stebbins shuffling new deck into Si Stebbins, farosRelated to Marlo on Erdnase 214
Stewart James Card V Four cards in a group of five will secretly code the identity of the fifth card, done over telephoneInspired byAlso published here
  • New Tops, Dec 1961
The Essential Stewart James 139