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S. W. Erdnase Preface
Related to 1902 3
S. W. Erdnase Introduction
Related to 1902 9
S. W. Erdnase Professional Secrets
Related to 1902 13
S. W. Erdnase Hold Outs information and opinion
Related to 1902 14
S. W. Erdnase Prepared Cards information and opinion
Related to 1902 15
S. W. Erdnase Confederacy
Related to 1902 19
S. W. Erdnase Two Methods of Shuffling
Related to 1902 20
S. W. Erdnase Primary Accomplishments false shuffling and cutting
Related to 1902 21
S. W. Erdnase Possibilities of the "Blind"
Related to 1902 21
S. W. Erdnase Uniformity of Action
Related to 1902 22
S. W. Erdnase Deportment
Related to 1902 22
S. W. Erdnase Display of Ability
Related to 1902 23
S. W. Erdnase Greatest Single Accomplishment bottom dealing
Related to 1902 23
S. W. Erdnase Effect of Suspicion
Related to 1902 24
S. W. Erdnase Acquiring the Art
Related to 1902 24
S. W. Erdnase Importance of Details
Related to 1902 25
S. W. Erdnase Technical Terms
Related to 1902 25
S. W. Erdnase Blind Shuffles - I. To Retain Top Stock
Related to 1902 29
S. W. Erdnase II. To Retain Top Stock and Shuffle Whole Deck
Related to 1902 31
S. W. Erdnase III. To Retain Bottom Stock and Shuffle Whole Deck
Related to 1902 32
S. W. Erdnase Erdnase System of Blind Riffles and Cuts - I. To Retain the Top Stock
Related toVariations 1902 33
S. W. Erdnase II. To Retain the Bottom Stock
Related to 1902 36
Blind Cuts - I. To Retain Bottom Stock. Top Losing One Card
Related toVariations 1902 39
II. To Retain the Complete Stock
Related toAlso published here 1902 40
III. To Retain the Top Stock running cut with break
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1902 41
S. W. Erdnase IV. To Retain the Bottom Stock
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1902 42
S. W. Erdnase V. To Retain Bottom Stock. Riffle II and Cut IV Combination Riffle and Cuts
Related to 1902 44
Fancy Blind Cuts - I. To Retain the Complete Stock
Related toVariations 1902 44
S. W. Erdnase II. To Retain the Complete Stock
Related toVariations 1902 45
One-Handed Fancy True Cut tabled
Related toVariations 1902 46
To Indicate the Location for the Cut - I. This is located by the Crimp bridge crimp, for use after overhand shuffle
Related toVariations 1902 48
S. W. Erdnase II. This is located by the jog for use after overhand shuffle
Related to 1902 50
III. This is located by the crimp bridge crimp, for use after riffle shuffle
Related to 1902 51
IV. This is located by the jog for use after riffle shuffle
Related to 1902 51
S. W. Erdnase Bottom Dealing featuring the Erdnase Grip
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1902 52
S. W. Erdnase Top and Bottom Dealing with One Hand using the Erdnase Bottom Deal, also mention of Stud Bottom Deal
Related to 1902 56
S. W. Erdnase Second Dealing two methods
Related to 1902 58
S. W. Erdnase Ordinary Methods of Stocking, Locating and Securing different methods while toying with the deck
Related toVariations 1902 60
Stock Shuffle milk build, drawing only from the bottom without top card cover, also for more hands at once
Related toVariations 1902 65
S. W. Erdnase Erdnase System of Stock Shuffling
  • Two-Card Stock
  • Three-Card Stock
  • Four-Card Stock
  • Five-Card Stock
  • Twelve-Card Stock--For Draw Poker
  • Euchre Stock--Four-Handed Game-1
  • Euchre Stock--Four-Hande Game-2
Inspired byRelated toVariations 1902 68
S. W. Erdnase The Erdnase System of Cull Shuffling
  • To Cull Two Cards
  • To Cull Three Cards
  • To Cull Four Cards
  • To Cull Nine Cards
Related toVariations 1902 78
S. W. Erdnase The Erdnase System of Palming - Top Palm. First Method
Related toVariations 1902 83
S. W. Erdnase Top Palm. Second Method
Related to 1902 85
S. W. Erdnase Bottom Palm. First Method with left little finger option
Related toVariations 1902 86
S. W. Erdnase Bottom Palm. Second Method
Related toAlso published here 1902 88
S. W. Erdnase Bottom Palm When Cards Are Riffled almost tabled after riffle shuffle, two methods
Related to 1902 90
S. W. Erdnase To Maintain the Bottom Palm While Dealing delaying its use
Related to 1902 93
S. W. Erdnase To Hold the Location of Cut while Dealing delaying a shift or similar action
Related to 1902 94
S. W. Erdnase Shifts
Related to 1902 95
Two-Handed Shift
Related to 1902 97
S. W. Erdnase The Erdnase Shift. One Hand
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1902 99
S. W. Erdnase Erdnase Shift. Two Hands
Related to 1902 102
S. W. Erdnase To Ascertain the Top Cards while Riffling and Reserve them at Bottom see elegant title, tabled double cut
Related toVariations 1902 103
S. W. Erdnase Mode of Holding the Hand how to hold the hand for poker playing
Related to 1902 104
S. W. Erdnase Skinning the Hand to rearrange a heavy poker hand
Related to 1902 106
S. W. Erdnase Dealing Without the Cut dealing from half pack to avoid shift and simplify bottom deal
Related to 1902 109
S. W. Erdnase The Player without an Ally
Related to 1902 109
S. W. Erdnase Replacing the Cut as Before bold
Related to 1902 110
S. W. Erdnase Holding Out for the Cut
Related to 1902 110
S. W. Erdnase Shifting the Cut tips for the card table
Related to 1902 111
S. W. Erdnase Dealing Too Many dealing too many cards in a game, double deal is only hinted at
Related to 1902 112
S. W. Erdnase Crimping for the Cut using crimp in a game, player cuts to crimp
Related to 1902 113
S. W. Erdnase Replacing Palm When Cutting two for top, one for bottom
Related to 1902 113
S. W. Erdnase The Short Deck playing with a short deck, card table advantage
Related to 1902 116
Three Card Monte two methods for the Throw Switch
Related to 1902 117
S. W. Erdnase The Longitudinal Shift
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1902 130
S. W. Erdnase The S.W.E. Shift color change mention on page 136
Related toVariations 1902 134
Jack Merlin The Hop off the Bottom switching hand in a game, Jinx Switch
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1927/28 10
Gamblers' False Cut - Retaining Bottom Stock tabled, straight cut, bottom cards slid back to bottom
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1940 79
Dai Vernon The Chinese Second Deal one-handed pop-over flourish
Related toVariations 1959 71
, Edward Marlo Unorthodox Second Deal top card is buckled, also as third deal by Marlo
Related toVariations 1959 2
The Movie Second unorthodox
Related toVariations 1959 54
Edward Marlo Mechanical Seconds effect application: Aces change to Kings
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1959 90
Edward Marlo The No Touch Theory three methods
Related toVariations 1959 124
Retaining the Top Stock up to twenty cards, shown by a gambler in Reno
Related to 1960 49
Edward Marlo Marlo's Patented False Shuffle
Related to 1964
The Patented Shuffle (Issue 1 Patented False Shuffle)
1
Larry Jennings Interlock Steal unloading cards under top cards
Related to 1967 51
Mexican Joe Mexican Joe's Table Pass bringing only bottom slug back to bottom
Variations 1967 123
Charlie Miller Charlie Miller's Table Pass
Related to 1967 124
Edward Marlo Immediate Bottom Deal immediately after deck is placed from right into left hand
Related to Winter 1968
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4 No. 2nd Folio)
219
Edward Marlo, S. W. Erdnase Marnase False Cut also as slip cut
Related toVariationsAlso published here Apr. 1971
Kabbala — Volume 1 (Vol. 1 No. 4)
32
Nick Trost High Card Poker Deal poker deal from packet of high cards, spectators receive Ace-high straights, performer gets winning four of a kind, uses Gilbreath principle
VariationsAlso published here 1972 157
Frank Thompson F.T. Cut
VariationsAlso published here 1973 143
Derek Dingle Roll-Over Aces
Variations 1973 92
Edward Marlo Breakless Curry Change one or multiple cards
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1975
Hierophant (Issue 7 Resurrection Issue)
19
Larry Jennings King's Triumph four Kings instead selection
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1975
Hierophant (Issue 7 Resurrection Issue)
31
Dan MacMillan The Shuffle Palm tabled riffle shuffle
Inspired byRelated toVariations 1977 28
Allan Ackerman Ackerman Variation on the One Handed Center Deal
Variations 1978 101
Dai Vernon Enlarging a Break
Related toVariations 1987 10
Dai Vernon The Vernon Simple False Cut
Related to 1987 41
Dai Vernon, John Rakinakis, Dr. James William Elliott On the Second Deal tips
Related to 1987 98
Edward Marlo The Cigar Bottom Deal cigar or pen held between right first and second finger, third finger take
Related toAlso published here
  • The New Tops, Dec. 1967
1988 332
Steve Forte On Roger Klause
1991 129
Karl Fulves (reviewer) Steve Forte Gambling Tapes by Steve Forte 1992
Cheat Sheet (Issue 10)
102
Steve Draun Tabled Breakless Double Undercuts
  • Top to Bottom
  • Bottom to Top
Related toAlso published here 1993 22
Steve Forte Addendum with cup, variation of Control 7
Related to
  • Gambling Protection Series Vol. 4
1995 20
Martin Gardner Addendum about Steve Forte's demonstration on Gambling Protection Series Vol. 4
1995 38
Michael Close (reviewer) Steve Forte's Gambling Protection Series Volumes 1-4 by Steve Forte
reviewed together with Mac King
July 1995
Magic (Vol. 4 No. 11)
77
Jon Racherbaumer Indecent Exposure? on exposure, Steve Forte on Hidden Secrets of Magic
1996
Facsimile (Issue 4)
8
James Swain The Pass Palm top cards into left hand classic palm
Related to 1996 149
Allan Ackerman, Steve Forte The Bottom Up Zarrow a.k.a. BUZ
Also published here 1999 8
Dan Buck, Dave Buck Expeditiousness in-the-hands
Variations 2001 31
Steve Forte (reviewer) Another Look at Erdnase's The Expert at the Card Table by S. W. Erdnase June 2001
Genii (Vol. 64 No. 6)
70
Nathan Kranzo The Big Push deck is sprung face up and stopped at a blank card, blank is tabled and this is repeated three more times, on last time the blank is changed into an Ace and other three tabled cards are now Aces
Inspired by
  • "Springing the Aces" (Steve Forte, Channel One, Volume II, Issue #6, December 2000)
2001 1
Steve Forte Spring Street Aces Revelation springing deck and stopping at specific card
2001 1
Steve Forte Standing Spread deck is standing on edge on the table, double spread
2002 12
Steve Forte Ironing Cards achieving different snap in plastic cards
Also published here
  • "Phantoms Of The Card Table" (2003)
2003
Off The Books (Issue 5)
76
Steve Forte Introduction
2004 7
Gary Plants Zarrow Shuffle - Plants Handling
  • The Split
  • The Weave
  • The Strip-out
  • Opening the Gap
  • The Block Insertion
Related to 2004 16
Steve Forte The Strip running cut with jog, top stock
2004 9
B.J. Bueno Muy Bueno Shuffle with fake tabled cascade ala Steve Forte
Oct. 2005
The Penumbra (Issue 9)
2
James Swain (reviewer) Steve Forte's Casino Game Protection by Steve Forte Apr. 2005
Genii (Vol. 68 No. 4)
36
R. Paul Wilson Steve Forte: Catch Me If You Can
Oct. 2005
Genii (Vol. 68 No. 10)
50
Bill Malone Bill Malone on Steve Forte
Oct. 2005
Genii (Vol. 68 No. 10)
56
Steve Forte Seven-Card Stud Stack
Feb. 2006
Genii (Vol. 69 No. 2)
28
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)
26
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
Don May May's No Strip Out Multiple Shift five methods, with bluff spacing
Related toVariations 2007 115
James Swain (reviewer) A Look at Steve Forte's Poker Protection by Steve Forte Feb. 2007
Genii (Vol. 70 No. 2)
22
Steve Forte Introduction on Richard Turner
Apr. 2007
Genii (Vol. 70 No. 4)
68
Dani DaOrtiz Viajando por E.E.U.U. about the journey though the USA, Miguel Angel Gea, Christian Engblom, Katia, 4F, Vanni Bossi, Alfonso Aceituno, Ed Ellis, Magic Castle, Rafael Benatar, Dean Dill, Johnny Thompson, Penn & Teller, Steve Forte, Michael Weber, Max Maven
2007
El Manuscrito (Vol. 1 No. 1)
13
Fred Robinson The Fred Robinson Bottom Deal from full grip
VariationsAlso published here 2009 72
Steve Forte Tips from the Experts bottom dealing tips
2009 22
Jason England, Steve Forte Another Shuffle Stack seven-handed game, pseudo stack
Inspired byRelated to 2009 9
Richard Kaufman Genii Speaks on Uri Geller, Ali Bongo's passing, David Copperfield biography in France, Steve Forte's Gambling Protection Series on DVD, John Carney
Mar. 2009
Genii (Vol. 72 No. 3)
10
Richard Kaufman (reviewer) Gambling Protection Series by Steve Forte
DVD release
Mar. 2009
Genii (Vol. 72 No. 3)
11
Joe M. Turner (reviewer) Gambling Protection Series (3-DVD set) by Steve Forte Apr. 2009
Genii (Vol. 72 No. 4)
76
Roberto Giobbi Top Stock Control
Related to
  • Top Slug Control in Steve Forte's Casino Protection
2010
Secret Agenda (Issue Dec 20)
379
Benjamin Earl Switchman - DS 1 cut to table
Inspired by
  • Steve Forte switch from Gambling Protection Series
Oct. 2010
Gambit (Issue 2)
10
Pedro Lacerda Lacerda Multiple Shift single cut from hands to table
Related toVariationsAlso published here 2011 58
Jörg Alexander Weber Switch with Bills
Inspired by
  • Dice Switch on "Gambling Protection Video Vol. 4" (Steve Forte, 1986)
2011 34
Steve Forte Paint Poker "Steve Forte's Routine"
poker deal from packet of high cards, spectators receive Ace-high straights, performer gets winning four of a kind, uses Gilbreath principle
Inspired byAlso published here
  • Sal Piacente's DVD Expert Magic Lecture Notes, Volume 2 (2004)
2011 692
Steve Forte, Roberto Giobbi The Money Switch adapted from reference, using bills
Inspired by
  • "Poker Protection" (Steve Forte, p. 106)
2013 69
Steve Forte Foreword
2013 6
John Cottle (reviewer) Poker Protection by Steve Forte Sep. 2017
Operandi (Issue 3)
17
Jack Carpenter Scarne's Dream deck is fanned and instantly four outjogged Aces appear in fan
Variations 2017 47
Ricky Smith The Bar on Spring Street spectator selects card, performer then stops springing flourish at three Aces which match selection
Inspired by
  • "Spring St. Aces" (Steve Forte)
Also published here
2017 40
Steve Forte Spring St. Aces Production stopping at an Ace during springing flourish
2017 43
Steve Forte Steve Forte & Bill Malone
July 2017
Genii (Vol. 80 No. 7)
91
Steve Forte Spring Street Aces Revelation springing stopped right at selection
2019 22
Steve Forte Dedication - Ray Goulet
2020
Steve Forte Preface
2020
Steve Forte Acknowledgments
2020
Steve Forte Chapter 1 - Gambling Sleight of Hand - The Hobby
  • Introduction
  • Terminology
2020 1
Steve Forte Gambling Sleight of Hand as a Hobby
    • the moves
    • how gambling moves evolve
    • new gambling moves
    • the best gambling moves
    • story-moves
    • story-skill
    • legends
    • challenging moves
    • card-table protocol
  • Suckers
  • Gambling Devices
2020 2
Steve Forte Studying Gambling Sleight of Hand
    • learning curve
    • doing moves versus studying moves
    • card players' standards
    • explanations of methods
    • execution versus application
  • Sources
    • books
    • video
    • personal instruction
    • card players
    • cheaters
    • mentors
2020 11
Steve Forte Technical Considerations
  • the ultimate goal
  • detail
  • being natural
  • artificial moves
  • the simple things
  • the lessons (1 to 10)
  • the magic mindset
  • expert status
  • demonstrations
2020 19
Steve Forte Cheaters and Magicians
  • sophisticated sleight of hand
  • no comparison
  • deceptive standards
  • differences
2020 31
Steve Forte Practice
  • The Biggest Mistake You Can Make
  • Practice Basics
    • technical analysis
    • alternating true and false moves
    • speed and rhythm
    • mirrors
    • acting
    • video recording
    • objective criticism
    • conditions and consistency
    • seated position
    • table surface
    • angles
    • playing cards
    • challenging practice techniques
    • artificial practice techniques
    • practice lists
    • time management
    • hustlers and practice
    • visualization
2020 36
Steve Forte Last Thoughts
  • how to read Gambling Sleight of Hand
  • researcher
  • author's perspective
  • credits
  • obvious solutions
  • secrets
  • opinions
  • mission statement
2020 47
Steve Forte Summary summary of what the books are about
2020 52
Steve Forte Chapter 2 - False Shuffles
  • Introduction
  • terminology
2020 55
Steve Forte False Table Riffle Shuffles intro
2020 57
Steve Forte Professional Table Riffle Shuffle
2020 57
Steve Forte Carrying Top Slugs only straight riffles and no additional cuts
  • splitting and switching sides
  • riffling off the thumbs
  • split-cover
  • one-hand protected-position
  • overprotecting slugs
  • tap fake (Frank Thompson)
2020 59
Steve Forte Carrying Bottom Slugs only straight riffles and no additional cuts
  • shadowing
  • splitting end to end versus corner to corner
  • lift or leave (see also p. 636)
  • don't ignore the top slug
  • splits
2020 62
Steve Forte Carrying Big Slugs
  • building slugs
  • split, immediate riffle, and push - top slugs (SIRP)
  • split, immediate riffle, and push - bottom slugs
Related to 2020 65
Steve Forte Legitimate Table Cuts and Strips different honest cuts, strip cuts, center strip, Scarne Cut
2020 69
Steve Forte False Table Cuts and Strips intro
2020 71
Steve Forte Scrape-cut tabled straight undercut
  • technical observations
    • clear the bottom half quickly
    • observer's perspective
    • tilt
    • lifting the bottom half
    • instantaneous action
Related to 2020 71
Steve Forte Table-cut (poker) tabled straight forward cut
  • technical observations
    • hand cover
    • speed
    • lifting the initial half
    • cutting with one hand
    • carrying cut with one hand
    • squaring action
Related to 2020 73
Steve Forte Table Double-Cuts second straight cut undoes first cut, two handlings, "don't-let-go" principle
  • center-center cut
Related to
  • "Double Cut" (Evans, How Gamblers Win, 1865)
Variations
2020 76
Steve Forte Gamblers' Cut triple undercut
  • technical observations
    • consistency
    • cutting direction
    • break size
    • grip
    • last cut
2020 77
Steve Forte On Tabled Breaks on holding a thumb break with deck in riffle shuffle position
2020 78
Steve Forte Up The Ladder
  • technical observations
    • starting grip
    • first undercut
    • eliminate the first stepped packet
    • cover
    • stripping direction and angle
    • only one stepped packet per strip
    • last stripped packet
    • number of strips
    • pace
  • automatic break (transition into riffle shuffle)
  • no stepped packets (Ed Marlo)
  • carrying half decks with UTL
2020 80
Steve Forte CTB Cut/Strip "center, top, bottom", fake running cut to break near bottom
  • technical observations
    • double-cut
    • center packet
    • gaps
    • two distinct phases
Related toAlso published here 2020 83
Steve Forte Carrying Slugs with running/strip cuts, intro
2020 86
Steve Forte Erdnase False Strips improvements for the Erdnase system and its set-up cut
  • top slug
  • bottom slug
Related to 2020 86
Steve Forte delaying the strip top slug, riffle shuffle and cut combination, break held near bottom during shuffle
2020 88
Steve Forte pick-up strip (top slug) single strip action, tabled lift shuffle
Related to 2020 89
Steve Forte over-the-top (bottom slug) single strip action
2020 89
Steve Forte Base-Strip running cut off the bottom
  • technical observations
    • instant start
    • clearing the bottom half
    • lifting the bottom half
    • exaggeration
    • tilting
2020 90
Steve Forte Hidden Secrets - False Strip/Cut as used in television show "Hidden Secrets of Magic" (1996), "don't-let-go" principle
Inspired by 2020 91
Steve Forte Boxing the Deck cutting a quarter to the top and then splitting in center for riffle shuffle
2020 91
Steve Forte Positioning False Cuts and Strips intro, slug brought to center and marked off by break, jog, step
Related to 2020 93
Steve Forte Double- and Triple-cuts (top or bottom slugs) strip cut, optionally followed by riffle shuffle
2020 93
Steve Forte Three-part Positioning Strip (top slug) strip cut, optionally followed by riffle shuffle
2020 94
Steve Forte Three-part Positioning Strip (bottom slug) strip cut, optionally followed by riffle shuffle
2020 95
Steve Forte F-strip strip cut with laid jog, optionally followed by riffle shuffle
  • technical observations
    • first stripped packet
    • second stripped packet
    • remaining stripped packets
    • orientation of stripped packets
    • squaring options
    • tight stripping actions
    • split and riffle
    • stripping thin, splitting halves
    • carrying bottom slugs
    • automatic brief
    • f-strip with double cut
Related to 2020 95
Steve Forte Automatic Brief automatic jog during running cut
2020 98
Steve Forte Don't Let Go strip cut, followed by riffle shuffle, "don't-let-go" principle (typo in text, should be "bottom slug")
2020 99
Steve Forte Poker Lecture Outline, c1982 two pages of Forte's first lecture notes
2020 100
Steve Forte Riffling Down, Riffling Up top slug riffled down and brought back to top
2020 102
Steve Forte Natural Break at slug when squaring up after riffle shuffle
2020 102
Steve Forte I-strip (illogical) slug riffled down, followed by triple strip
2020 104
Steve Forte Riffling Down Twice
  • single-card brief
  • multiple-card bevel-brief ("don't-let-go" principle)
2020 105
Ron Conley Conley Three-riffle Variation three consecutive riffles, always burying top slug, riffle shuffling with break
Related toVariations 2020 107
Steve Forte Riffling Up
  • JN false cut
by gambler JN, bottom slug riffled into deck, followed by boxing cut
Variations 2020 108
Steve Forte Spring Riffle-Off riffling off slug at once
2020 108
Steve Forte Stevens Control discussion of its value (spoiler: none)
2020 109
Steve Forte False Shuffling Procedures intro
2020 112
Steve Forte Forte's Favorites - strip-dump (top slug) procedure combination
2020 112
Steve Forte Forte's Favorites - bottom slug procedure combination
2020 113
Steve Forte Carrying Half Decks intro comments
2020 113
Steve Forte Double-slug Riffles carrying two quarter-deck slugs to effectively carry half the deck
  • double-slug - top/bottom
  • double-slug - top/top
  • double-slug - bottom/bottom
2020 113
Steve Forte Summary on slug controls and false cut
2020 116
Steve Forte The Push-Through introduction and details of basic handling
  • technical observations
    • position of hands
    • pre-riffle split
    • riffle
    • riffle-separation
    • pushing action
    • square-up before the square-up
    • pushing through
    • squaring action/moment
    • brief size
    • SCS (split, cut, or strip)
    • hand cover
    • rhythm
2020 117
Steve Forte Speed-through
2020 127
Steve Forte Protected Push-through more cover
2020 128
Steve Forte Fake Square-up - One Hand right hand moves towards left
2020 129
Steve Forte Fake Square-up - Two Hands X configuration
2020 130
Steve Forte Rough Hustlers' Push-through X configuration
Related to 2020 131
Steve Forte Half-deck Push-through push-through action used to retain half the deck
2020 134
Steve Forte Variants brief outlines of further variations
  • the conductor
  • single push
  • back push-through (Richard Turner)
  • tapper
  • twisting split (dovetail shuffle on the table)
  • pointed riffle
  • mirror strips (push-through with break)
  • riffling interlaced cards
  • two-step push-throughs (honest cut before strip-out)
  • one riffle push-through/pull-out
  • the mysterious kid (handling for two-step push-through, alternative by Steve Forte)
2020 134
Steve Forte Dead-cuts strip-out used as cutting to an Ace
2020 139
Steve Forte Easy Block-transfer discussing lack of use in cheating
  • killing x-cards
  • adding x-cards
  • carrying full decks
2020 140
Steve Forte Summary
2020 143
Steve Forte The Pull-Out Shuffle
  • technical observations
    • simplicity of method
    • angling
    • finger stops
    • square-up (technical)
    • square-up (visual)
2020 145
Steve Forte Back-stop left thumb as stop
Related to 2020 146
Steve Forte Fake Square-ups
  • long-push
  • three-push
2020 149
Steve Forte Magicians' Pull-outs
  • fine squeeze and square-up
  • two-hand square-up (related to "Rough Hustlers' Push-through")
  • one-card 'block' transfer (Triumph Shuffle, with further applications by Forte)
Related to 2020 151
Steve Forte Sliding Slug Pull-outs sliding slugs sell the square-up
  • top-slug slide-over
  • bottom-slug slide-over
2020 154
Steve Forte Off-the-table Pull-Out for large slugs, up to thirty cards
2020 157
Steve Forte Sliding Off-the-table Pull-out
2020 158
Steve Forte Other Variants short comment
2020 160
Steve Forte Summary
2020 161
Steve Forte The Zarrow Shuffle
  • classification
    • Card Cover
    • Hand Cover
    • No Cover
    • Off-the-table Variants
  • technical observations
    • independent card movement
    • movement of halves
    • lift
    • gaps
    • tilt
    • top-card pop
    • matching up
    • practice
    • repeatability
    • angles
    • riffle-shuffle tells
    • experimentation
    • setup cuts/strips
    • context
2020 162
Steve Forte Setup cuts/Strips three cutting sequences to set up for the Zarrow
2020 167
Steve Forte No-cover Zarrows Oeink
2020 169
Steve Forte Bookmaker's Zarrow cards shuffled by the short ends
2020 170
Steve Forte Circle-Zarrow
Variations 2020 171
Steve Forte Tap-Zarrow ledge as halves are tapped against each other before riffling
2020 172
Steve Forte No-interlace Zarrows no interlacing during riffle itself
2020 173
Steve Forte Reverse-Zarrow top half slightly twisted backwards
2020 174
Steve Forte Lift-Zarrow whole deck slightly lifted from table and dropped during square-up
Related to 2020 175
Steve Forte Back-Load Zarrow square-up as deck is moved back
2020 176
Steve Forte Variants brief outlines of further variations
  • cover-Zarrow (Gary Plants)
  • deep riffle
  • long push
  • snap-bevel
  • pinned corner
  • dribble-Zarrow
  • dead-hand Zarrow
  • short square-up
  • top-card cover (double cover)
  • off-the-table Zarrow (deck on its side on table)
Related to 2020 177
Steve Forte, Bob White partial Zarrow only top or bottom half of riffle unwoven, details for top slug
2020 180
Steve Forte spacer Zarrow riffle stacking application, the very top of the shuffle can be legitimately spaced out
2020 181
Steve Forte Other Zarrows brief outlines of even further variations
  • saw-Zarrow
  • spring-Zarrow
  • other bevel-based Zarrows
  • bent top card
  • sliding bottom slug
2020 181
Steve Forte Summary
2020 183
Steve Forte False Overhand Shuffles
2020 185
Steve Forte Methods intro
2020 187
Steve Forte In-jogs
  • technical observations
    • single in-jogged card
    • breaks (break-drag to cut at break in overhand shuffle position)
    • sequence spacing (shuffling a second time while retaining jog)
2020 187
Steve Forte Out-jogs
  • top slugs
  • bottom slugs
2020 189
Steve Forte Side-jogs
2020 191
Steve Forte Place-break no jog
2020 192
Steve Forte Pick-up Shuffle lift
2020 192
Steve Forte Thumb-stop left thumb stays on top slug
2020 193
Steve Forte Thumb-grab bottom slug, packets exchanged after first throw
2020 193
Steve Forte Bevel block slip shuffle
2020 194
Steve Forte Twist block slip shuffle
2020 195
Steve Forte Hold-back side-jog & block slip shuffle combo, top or bottom slug, using flat-break
2020 195
Steve Forte Flat-Break retaining contact to side-jogged card during overhand shuffle
2020 195
Steve Forte Chop front-and-back throws, top or bottom slug, or entire deck with optical throws
2020 196
Steve Forte Carrying Half Decks and Full Decks intro and double base-throw as full deck false shuffle
2020 197
Steve Forte Matching Runs Hunter type, also as one-shuffle with packet exchange
2020 197
Steve Forte Overhand Butt/Lace Shuffle
2020 198
Steve Forte Summary
2020 199
Steve Forte Off-the-Table False Riffles, Strips, and Cuts intro
2020 200
Steve Forte False Off-the-table Riffles (slugs) protected positions and protection grip for in-the-hands shuffles
  • top slugs
  • bottom slugs
2020 201
Steve Forte Building Bottom Slugs adding cards to bottom slug via riffle-squeeze, for poker scam "Countdown" or "Laying Sets"
Related to 2020 205
Steve Forte Cover-cards for bottom slug
  • single cover-card (in-the-hands riffle followed by cut)
  • double cover-cards
2020 206
Steve Forte Off-the-table Shuffle-over "shuffle-over" = unweave and one half slides on top of the other
2020 207
Steve Forte Table Shuffle-over with OTT Square-up square-up on end
2020 208
Steve Forte F-shuffle-over left thumb between shuffled halves
2020 210
Steve Forte F-ledge-shuffle block false shuffle
2020 211
Steve Forte Poker Shuffle-over no-cover circle-Zarrow
Inspired by 2020 212
Steve Forte Noise Maker one half riffled against top card of other half which bounces around
2020 212
Steve Forte Faking the Cascade credit information, tabled real cascade
2020 213
Steve Forte f-cascade with fake cascade, displacing one card
2020 214
Steve Forte Off-the-table False Cuts and Strips differences between tabled and in-the-hands cuts
2020 215
Steve Forte center-strip bottom slug, in-the-hands
2020 215
Steve Forte top slugs in-the-hands running cut combinations
2020 216
Steve Forte bottom slugs in-the-hands running cut
2020 217
Steve Forte Riffle-splits positioning cuts and strips done in the hands, splitting at a break for in-the-hands riffle
Related to 2020 217
Steve Forte Off-the-table Full-deck False Cuts
  • slap cut
  • from hands to table
  • off-the-table scrape-cut
2020 218
Steve Forte Over Variants
2020 221
Steve Forte Off-the-table Slip-cuts
  • heel-peek slip-cut
  • bottom slip-cut
2020 221
Steve Forte Wash/Scramble
  • Wash/Scramble (top slug)
  • Weeding (top slug)
2020 223
Steve Forte Summary
2020 226
Steve Forte Chapter 3 - Stacking and Culling
  • Introduction
2020 229
Steve Forte Haymow general milk build discussion
2020 230
Steve Forte Segmented Haymow breaking up the run of singles
Related to 2020 232
Steve Forte Milks-stack consecutive milks, Klondike shuffle
2020 233
Steve Forte No-Haymow Haymow drawing from the bottom without top card cover
Inspired by 2020 234
Steve Forte Tools for Overhand-Shuffle Stacking
  • overhand-shuffle transfer (double-cut in overhand shuffle position)
  • center-pickup (exchanging right-hand packet with a part of left-hand packet)
2020 237
Steve Forte Reverse-position Stack positioning certain cards from the bottom, "countdown" scam
Related to 2020 239
Steve Forte After the Stack by run-up hustler DH, stack with slug of x-cards on top which can be legitimately overhand shuffled
2020 240
Steve Forte Summary
2020 241
Steve Forte Riffle Stacking introduction, general information, myth-busting, run-up hustler PS
  • Riffle-stacking Truths
    • difficulty
    • the big secret
    • stacking and culling
    • culling logic
    • cardmen
    • card-table protocol
    • perception
  • technical observations
    • riffle off the thumbs
    • speed
    • playing cards
    • the eyes
    • splits
    • beveling the halves
    • position of the thumbs
    • open riffle
    • hold-backs
    • one-handed protected-position
    • under-slug
    • practice
2020 242
Steve Forte Spacer-stack top few cards actually interlaced
2020 250
Steve Forte After-the-riffle stack card slid to top after end of shuffle
2020 251
Steve Forte Transfers and Riffle Stacking using transfers to complement riffle stacking, see following two items
2020 251
Steve Forte bottom-to-top stack (f-transfer) without requiring double hold backs on both sides
Related to 2020 251
Steve Forte f-transfer right third finger angles bottom card
Related to 2020 251
Steve Forte top-to-bottom reverse stack
2020 253
Steve Forte Peek Stack another player is allowed to peek during riffle shuffle
2020 253
Steve Forte Other Variants
  • slip-cut stack (avoiding double hold-backs)
  • strip-stack
  • best riffle stack (combining f-transfer and spacer-stacking)
2020 254
Steve Forte Summary
2020 255
Steve Forte Faro Stacking introduction
2020 256
Steve Forte Classification
  • off-the-table
  • top to bottom
  • bottom to top
  • riffle faro
2020 257
Steve Forte The Faro Process general comments and rules regarding faro stacking
2020 258
Steve Forte Off-the-table Faro Stack slough-off, hustler MG
2020 260
Steve Forte Bottom-to-top Stack tabled
2020 261
Steve Forte Basic Faro Stack partial faro into deck, extra cards removed afterwards
2020 262
Steve Forte Skip-Stack faro stacking for odd number of players
2020 267
Steve Forte Single Hole-card Hold' em Stack faro stacking for odd number of players, three-of-a-kind
2020 267
Steve Forte Riffle Faro only bottom half faroed, also while holding break
2020 268
Steve Forte Faro Review how to work out faro stacks and pre-faro stacks
2020 270
Steve Forte Faros and the Second Deal
2020 271
Steve Forte One-card-removal Cut getting rid of extra card between two target cards via slip cut sequence
2020 271
Steve Forte Culling general comments about culling in gaming context
2020 272
Steve Forte Stevens' Riffle Cull myth-busting commentary and reality check
2020 272
Steve Forte Summary
2020 276
Steve Forte Chapter 4 - Beating the Cut
  • Introduction
2020 279