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S. W. Erdnase To Ascertain the Top Cards while Riffling and Reserve them at Bottom see elegant title, tabled double cut
Related toVariations The Expert at the Card Table 103
S. W. Erdnase Mode of Holding the Hand how to hold the hand for poker playing
Related to The Expert at the Card Table 104
S. W. Erdnase Skinning the Hand to rearrange a heavy poker hand
Related to The Expert at the Card Table 106
S. W. Erdnase Replacing the Cut as Before bold
Related to The Expert at the Card Table 110
S. W. Erdnase Dealing Without the Cut dealing from half pack to avoid shift and simplify bottom deal
Related to The Expert at the Card Table 109
S. W. Erdnase Holding Out for the Cut
Related to The Expert at the Card Table 110
S. W. Erdnase Shifting the Cut tips for the card table
Related to The Expert at the Card Table 111
S. W. Erdnase Dealing Too Many dealing too many cards in a game, double deal is only hinted at
Related to The Expert at the Card Table 112
S. W. Erdnase Crimping for the Cut using crimp in a game, player cuts to crimp
Related to The Expert at the Card Table 113
S. W. Erdnase Replacing Palm When Cutting two for top, one for bottom
Related to The Expert at the Card Table 113
S. W. Erdnase The Short Deck playing with a short deck, card table advantage
Related to The Expert at the Card Table 116
Unknown Three Card Monte two methods for the Throw Switch
Related to The Expert at the Card Table 117
S. W. Erdnase The Longitudinal Shift
VariationsAlso published here The Expert at the Card Table 130
S. W. Erdnase The S.W.E. Shift color change mention on page 136
Related toVariations The Expert at the Card Table 134
S. W. Erdnase Preface
Related to The Expert at the Card Table 3
S. W. Erdnase Introduction
Related to The Expert at the Card Table 9
S. W. Erdnase Professional Secrets
Related to The Expert at the Card Table 13
S. W. Erdnase Confederacy
Related to The Expert at the Card Table 19
S. W. Erdnase Two Methods of Shuffling
Related to The Expert at the Card Table 20
S. W. Erdnase Primary Accomplishments false shuffling and cutting
Related to The Expert at the Card Table 21
S. W. Erdnase Possibilities of the "Blind"
Related to The Expert at the Card Table 21
S. W. Erdnase Uniformity of Action
Related to The Expert at the Card Table 22
S. W. Erdnase Deportment
Related to The Expert at the Card Table 22
S. W. Erdnase Display of Ability
Related to The Expert at the Card Table 23
S. W. Erdnase Greatest Single Accomplishment bottom dealing
Related to The Expert at the Card Table 23
S. W. Erdnase Effect of Suspicion
Related to The Expert at the Card Table 24
S. W. Erdnase Acquiring the Art
Related to The Expert at the Card Table 24
S. W. Erdnase Importance of Details
Related to The Expert at the Card Table 25
S. W. Erdnase Technical Terms
Related to The Expert at the Card Table 25
S. W. Erdnase Shifts
Related to The Expert at the Card Table 95
S. W. Erdnase The Player without an Ally
Related to The Expert at the Card Table 109
S. W. Erdnase Hold Outs information and opinion
Related to The Expert at the Card Table 14
S. W. Erdnase Prepared Cards information and opinion
Related to The Expert at the Card Table 15
S. W. Erdnase Blind Shuffles - I. To Retain Top Stock
Related to The Expert at the Card Table 29
S. W. Erdnase II. To Retain Top Stock and Shuffle Whole Deck
Related to The Expert at the Card Table 31
S. W. Erdnase III. To Retain Bottom Stock and Shuffle Whole Deck
Related to The Expert at the Card Table 32
S. W. Erdnase Erdnase System of Blind Riffles and Cuts - I. To Retain the Top Stock
Related toVariations The Expert at the Card Table 33
S. W. Erdnase II. To Retain the Bottom Stock
Related to The Expert at the Card Table 36
Unknown Blind Cuts - I. To Retain Bottom Stock. Top Losing One Card
Related to The Expert at the Card Table 39
Unknown II. To Retain the Complete Stock
Related toAlso published here The Expert at the Card Table 40
Unknown III. To Retain the Top Stock running cut with break
Related toVariationsAlso published here The Expert at the Card Table 41
S. W. Erdnase IV. To Retain the Bottom Stock
Related toVariationsAlso published here The Expert at the Card Table 42
S. W. Erdnase V. To Retain Bottom Stock. Riffle II and Cut IV Combination Riffle and Cuts
Related to The Expert at the Card Table 44
Unknown Fancy Blind Cuts - I. To Retain the Complete Stock
Related toVariations The Expert at the Card Table 44
S. W. Erdnase II. To Retain the Complete Stock
Related toVariations The Expert at the Card Table 45
Unknown One-Handed Fancy True Cut tabled
Related to The Expert at the Card Table 46
Unknown To Indicate the Location for the Cut - I. This is located by the Crimp bridge crimp, for use after overhand shuffle
Related toVariations The Expert at the Card Table 48
S. W. Erdnase II. This is located by the jog for use after overhand shuffle
Related to The Expert at the Card Table 50
Unknown III. This is located by the crimp bridge crimp, for use after riffle shuffle
Related to The Expert at the Card Table 51
Unknown IV. This is located by the jog for use after riffle shuffle
Related to The Expert at the Card Table 51
S. W. Erdnase Bottom Dealing featuring the Erdnase Grip
Related toVariationsAlso published here The Expert at the Card Table 52
S. W. Erdnase Top and Bottom Dealing with One Hand using the Erdnase Bottom Deal, also mention of Stud Bottom Deal
Related to The Expert at the Card Table 56
S. W. Erdnase Second Dealing two methods
Related to The Expert at the Card Table 58
S. W. Erdnase Ordinary Methods of Stocking, Locating and Securing different methods while toying with the deck
Related toVariations The Expert at the Card Table 60
Unknown Stock Shuffle milk build, drawing only from the bottom without top card cover, also for more hands at once
Related toVariations The Expert at the Card Table 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 The Expert at the Card Table 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 The Expert at the Card Table 78
S. W. Erdnase The Erdnase System of Palming - Top Palm. First Method
Related to The Expert at the Card Table 83
S. W. Erdnase Top Palm. Second Method
Related to The Expert at the Card Table 85
S. W. Erdnase Bottom Palm. First Method with left little finger option
Related toVariations The Expert at the Card Table 86
S. W. Erdnase Bottom Palm. Second Method
Related to The Expert at the Card Table 88
S. W. Erdnase Bottom Palm When Cards Are Riffled almost tabled after riffle shuffle, two methods
Related to The Expert at the Card Table 90
S. W. Erdnase To Maintain the Bottom Palm While Dealing delaying its use
Related to The Expert at the Card Table 93
S. W. Erdnase To Hold the Location of Cut while Dealing delaying a shift or similar action
Related to The Expert at the Card Table 94
Unknown Two-Handed Shift
Related to The Expert at the Card Table 97
S. W. Erdnase The Erdnase Shift. One Hand
Related toVariationsAlso published here The Expert at the Card Table 99
S. W. Erdnase Erdnase Shift. Two Hands
Related to The Expert at the Card Table 102
Unknown Gamblers' False Cut - Retaining Bottom Stock tabled, straight cut, bottom cards slid back to bottom
Related toVariationsAlso published here Expert Card Technique 79
Dai Vernon The Chinese Second Deal one-handed pop-over flourish
Variations Inner Secrets of Card Magic 71
Unknown, Edward Marlo Unorthodox Second Deal top card is buckled, also as third deal by Marlo
Related toVariations Seconds, Centers, Bottoms 2
Unknown The Movie Second unorthodox
Related toVariations Seconds, Centers, Bottoms 54
Edward Marlo Mechanical Seconds effect application: Aces change to Kings
Related toVariations Seconds, Centers, Bottoms 90
Edward Marlo The No Touch Theory three methods
Related toVariations Seconds, Centers, Bottoms 124
Unknown Retaining the Top Stock up to twenty cards, shown by a gambler in Reno
Related to More Inner Secrets of Card Magic 49
Edward Marlo Marlo's Patented False Shuffle
Related to The Patented Shuffle (Issue 1 Patented False Shuffle) 1
Howard Lyons Steal unloading cards under top cards
Related to Ultimate Secrets of Card Magic 51
Mexican Joe Mexican Joe's Table Pass bringing only bottom slug back to bottom
Variations Ultimate Secrets of Card Magic 121
Charlie Miller Charlie Miller's Table Pass
Related to Ultimate Secrets of Card Magic 122
Edward Marlo Immediate Bottom Deal immediately after deck is placed from right into left hand
Related to 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 Kabbala — Volume 1 (Vol. 1 No. 4) 32
Derek Dingle Roll-Over Aces
Variations Riffle Shuffle Technique — Preliminary Notes on Part Two 92
Frank Thompson F.T. Cut
Variations Super Subtle Card Miracles 143
Edward Marlo Breakless Curry Change 1 or multiple cards
Related to Hierophant (Issue 7 Resurrection Issue) 19
Larry Jennings King's Triumph four Kings instead selection
Related toVariationsAlso published here Hierophant (Issue 7 Resurrection Issue) 31
Allan Ackerman Ackerman Variation on the One Handed Center Deal
Variations Here's My Card 101
Dai Vernon Enlarging a Break
Related toVariations The Vernon Chronicles — Volume 1 10
Dai Vernon, John Rakinakis, Dr. James William Elliott On the Second Deal tips
Related to The Vernon Chronicles — Volume 1 98
Dai Vernon The Vernon Simple False Cut
Related to The Vernon Chronicles — Volume 1 41
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
M.I.N.T. — Volume I 332
Steve Forte On Roger Klause
Roger Klause: In Concert 129
Steve Draun Tabled Breakless Double Undercuts
  • Top to Bottom
  • Bottom to Top
Related to Secrets Draun from Underground 22
Steve Forte Addendum with cup, variation of Control 7
Related to
  • Gambling Protection Series Vol. 4
A Die Of Another Color 20
Martin Gardner Addendum about Steve Forte's demonstration on Gambling Protection Series Vol. 4
A Die Of Another Color 38
Jon Racherbaumer Indecent Exposure? on exposure, Steve Forte on Hidden Secrets of Magic
Facsimile (Issue 4) 8
James Swain The Pass Palm top cards into left hand classic palm
Related to Miracles with Cards 149
Allan Ackerman, Steve Forte The Bottom Up Zarrow a.k.a. BUZ
Classic Handlings 8
Dan Buck, Dave Buck Expeditiousness in-the-hands
Variations Artifice, Ruse, and Subterfuge in the Hands 31
Steve Forte Ironing Cards achieving different snap in plastic cards
Also published here
  • "Phantoms Of The Card Table" (2003)
Off The Books (Issue 5) 76
Steve Forte Introduction
Gary Plants on the Zarrow Shuffle 7
Gary Plants Zarrow Shuffle - Plants Handling
  • The Split
  • The Weave
  • The Strip-out
  • Opening the Gap
  • The Block Insertion
Related to Gary Plants on the Zarrow Shuffle 16
B.J. Bueno Muy Bueno Shuffle with fake tabled cascade ala Steve Forte
Penumbra (Issue 9) 2
Don May May's No Strip Out Multiple Shift five methods, with bluff spacing
Related toVariations The Wisdom of Solomon 115
Jason England, Steve Forte Another Shuffle Stack seven-handed game, pseudo stack
Inspired by
  • "One Shuffle Stack" (Steve Forte, Genii March 2006)
Related to
Jammin' With the Fellas 9
Fred Robinson The Fred Robinson Bottom Deal from full grip
Variations The Magic of Fred Robinson 72
Steve Forte Tips from the Experts bottom dealing tips
From the Cellar 22
Roberto Giobbi Top Stock Control
Related to
  • Top Slug Control in Steve Forte's Casino Protection
Secret Agenda (Issue Dec 20) 379
Benjamin Earl Switchman - DS 1 cut to table
Inspired by
  • Steve Forte switch from Gambling Protection Series
Gambit (Issue 2) 10
Pedro Lacerda Lacerda Multiple Shift single cut from hands to table
Related toVariations Reflections 58
Jörg Alexander Weber Switch with Bills
Inspired by
  • Dice Switch on "Gambling Protection Video Vol. 4" (Steve Forte, 1986)
ZauberKunstStücke - Band 3 34
Steve Forte, Roberto Giobbi The Money Switch adapted from reference, using bills
Inspired by
  • "Poker Protection" (Steve Forte, p. 106)
The Art of Switching Decks 69
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)
Threeve 40
Steve Forte Spring St. Aces Production stopping at an Ace during springing flourish
Threeve 43
John Cottle (reviewer) Poker Protection by Steve Forte Operandi (Issue 3) 17
Jack Carpenter Scarne's Dream deck is fanned and instantly four outjogged Aces appear in fan
Variations The Expert's Portfolio No. 2 47
Steve Forte Spring Street Aces Revelation springing stopped right at selection
As Within, So Without 22
Steve Forte Last Thoughts
  • how to read Gambling Sleight of Hand
  • researcher
  • author's perspective
  • credits
  • obvious solutions
  • secrets
  • opinions
  • mission statement
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 47
Steve Forte Hit-card Pushoffs hustler JB, take by right thumb, stud
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 393
Steve Forte pancake cut flourish flip-over cut, tabled
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 1004
Steve Forte Summary summary of what the books are about
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 52
Steve Forte Max-cover end grip take
Related to Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 395
Steve Forte jump-deal cards jump off the deck
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 1004
Steve Forte Chapter 2 - False Shuffles
  • Introduction
  • terminology
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 55
Steve Forte Scissor Seconds take with first and second finger
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 397
Steve Forte Positioning Swing-Cuts bluff/slip swing cuts to position top cards into different parts with breaks
Inspired by Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 755
Steve Forte, Ray Goulet wrong-direction deal card shoots out in wrong direction
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 1005
Steve Forte False Table Riffle Shuffles intro
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 57
Steve Forte Early Ideas stringing together false cut sequences
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 756
Steve Forte sky-high stud deal
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 1005
Steve Forte Professional Table Riffle Shuffle
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 57
Steve Forte Cheat-seat Seconds targets first player
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 399
Steve Forte slip-cuts tabled strip cut sequence as slip cut substitute, also face-up
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 757
Steve Forte dealing two hands at the same time
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 1006
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)
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 59
Steve Forte Early-retraction Seconds second card left sticking out immediately before take
Variations Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 400
Steve Forte progressive aces each cut seems more difficult
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 757
Steve Forte face-up/face-down deal
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 1006
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
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 62
Steve Forte tap second
Inspired by Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 401
Steve Forte cover-cards showing that no Ace is on top first
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 758
Steve Forte blackjack hole-card turnover with another card
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 1007
Steve Forte Carrying Big Slugs
  • building slugs
  • split, immediate riffle, and push - top slugs (SIRP)
  • split, immediate riffle, and push - bottom slugs
Related to Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 65
Steve Forte No-retraction Seconds top card left sticking out
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 402
Steve Forte dead-cuts intro, about methods for cutting off a packet from tabled deck with an Ace at its face, see following items
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 758
Steve Forte up-down toss
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 1008
Steve Forte Legitimate Table Cuts and Strips different honest cuts, strip cuts, center strip, Scarne Cut
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 69
Steve Forte Swipes fake swipe by right thumb over top card
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 403
Steve Forte estimation dead-cut, cutting off a packet from tabled deck with an Ace at its face
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 758
Steve Forte aces airborne Aces spin out of center of deck at once and are caught
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 1009
Steve Forte False Table Cuts and Strips intro
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 71
Steve Forte double/triple-cuts dead-cut method
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 760
Steve Forte round and round single cards flip around two halves in both hands
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 1010
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 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 71
Steve Forte pushdown snap second right fingers push second card face up
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 404
Steve Forte box/riffle brief dead-cut method after a riffle shuffle
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 760
Steve Forte Fakes
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 1012
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 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 73
Steve Forte cigar second
Related to Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 404
Steve Forte bevel/riffle brief dead-cut method after a riffle shuffle
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 760
Steve Forte Holding Out Ace cutting fails, then Aces shown to be palmed
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 1012
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
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 76
Steve Forte get-ready seconds starting with break under two cards, top card not fully retracted, also end grip take from break without push-off
Related to Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 405
Steve Forte JN dead-cut sequence dead-cut method after a riffle shuffle
Inspired by Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 761
Steve Forte holding out #2 four Aces appear
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 1012
Steve Forte One-Handed Seconds
  • Standard Methods
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 406
Steve Forte Overhand Action Cop
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 1012
Steve Forte dealer's thumb-off
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 406
Steve Forte crimps - in and out with corner crimp removal and crimping method for upper right corner of top card
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 762
Steve Forte Faking the Shift
  • Vernon pass/false cut
  • slip-cut
  • multi-card tilt
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 1013
Steve Forte pitch card spun out
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 406
Steve Forte off-the-table riffle and cascade with break wedge break
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 763
Steve Forte Super-fast Hop fake shift demo, one-handed
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 1014
Steve Forte table-brush second against the table
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 407
Steve Forte TCCB Aces "top, center, center, bottom", cutting deck into four piles on table, Aces revealed on top and bottom of the piles
  • getting into TCCB order
    • simultaneous top and bottom slip-cuts
    • two traditional slip-cuts
    • eliminating one slip-cut
    • eliminating both slip-cuts
    • Zarrow
    • TCCB riffle
Variations Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 765
Steve Forte Tilt Shift bluff spacing multiple shift
Related to Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 1016
Steve Forte flipper dealt face-up
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 408
Steve Forte deck setups all fours-of-a-kind together
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 769
Steve Forte Multi-card Shift Convincers cards in LJ Steal position in deck, dribbling and diagonal spreading, then single cut from hand to table (like Pedro Lacerda)
Related to Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 1017
Steve Forte flicker dealt face-up
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 408
Steve Forte gaffed cards some brief comments
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 769
Steve Forte Dealing The "Snake" fake demo in which high and low cards are apparently separated with snake crimp
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 1018
Steve Forte stab third finger pins card face-up to table
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 408
Steve Forte The Stunts intro to routine chapter
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 771
Steve Forte Master High-Low Strip/Riffle Shuffle percentage red-black shuffle, a few mistakes can happen on top, center and bottom
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 1018
Steve Forte table snap-down dealt face-up against table
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 408
Steve Forte Triple Cutting & Stripping to the Aces dead-cutting to the four Aces one by one
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 771
Steve Forte The "Brush" fake demo, hand becomes better as expected during pseudo-demonstration of Brush
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 1019
Steve Forte table snap-down #2 dealt face-up against table
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 409
Steve Forte strip-dump dropping cards at break during running cut, also for off-the table Ace cutting (see p. 773)
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 771
Steve Forte Heel Break Push-Off
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 1019
Steve Forte Gamblers' Cut triple undercut
  • technical observations
    • consistency
    • cutting direction
    • break size
    • grip
    • last cut
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 77
Steve Forte One-Card Cut clean tabled slip-cut handling
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 773
Steve Forte On Tabled Breaks on holding a thumb break with deck in riffle shuffle position
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 78
Steve Forte Deeper and Deeper Aces each Ace cut from deeper position than before
Variations Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 774
Steve Forte Short-Term Memory memory system for instantly memorizing ten cards in order, combined with half a memorized deck to pseudo demo, Sal Piacente story
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 1021
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
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 80
Steve Forte One-handed Pop Deals card pops out, two-handed
  • one-handed pop-second (front end)
  • one-handed pop-second (side)
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 411
Steve Forte Roll-over Deeper and Deeper Aces cutting to Aces one by one alternating from face-up and face-down deck
Inspired by Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 775
Steve Forte Rain Man memorizing the whole deck as pseudo demo, one real shuffle, interlocking chain principle
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 1024
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
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 83
Steve Forte buckle second - Marlo
Inspired by Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 413
Steve Forte Lift and Drop Aces one by one from different parts of the deck
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 776
Steve Forte Blackjack Challenge Deal dealer must draw to twenty-one, stack
  • 1st phase - 7 cards - XXX5655
  • 2nd phase - 8 cards - X9X2XXXX (before the draw)
  • 3rd phase - 7 cards - 6A9X383 (switch dealer's hole-card)
  • 4th phase - 7 cards - 89XXAAA (shuffle first four cards)
  • 5th phase - 12 cards - X9X758332722 (1-3 hands)
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 1025
Steve Forte Carrying Slugs with running/strip cuts, intro
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 86
Steve Forte Chinese second offering better get-ready
Inspired by Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 414
Steve Forte Up-The-Ladder Aces two black Aces cut to, then two indifferent cards which change to the red Aces
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 777
Steve Forte These Cards Are Marked! high-low separation, using one-way
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 1027
Steve Forte Erdnase False Strips improvements for the Erdnase system and its set-up cut
  • top slug
  • bottom slug
Related to Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 86
Steve Forte mechanical second - Marlo
Inspired by Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 415
Steve Forte Ultimate Dead-Cutting Sequence
  • up-the-ladder
  • double strip
  • scrape-cuts and dead-cuts
  • JN cut
  • double riffle
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 778
Steve Forte Impressions
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 1029
Steve Forte delaying the strip top slug, riffle shuffle and cut combination, break held near bottom during shuffle
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 88
Steve Forte Riffle Shuffle Estimation Aces advanced handling with legitimate riffle shuffles before cutting to an Ace
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 780
Jack Carpenter, Steve Forte Do That Again deck fanned and four Aces instantly appear face-up and out-jogged in fan
Inspired by Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 1029
Steve Forte pick-up strip (top slug) single strip action, tabled lift shuffle
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 89
Steve Forte New-Theory Second Deals intro
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 417
Steve Forte Two-At-A-Time Aces cutting to two Aces at once
  • two aces: v-strip
  • split, cut, carry
  • triple center-cuts
  • high-card wins
  • double dead-cuts
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 782
Steve Forte Distribution Faro bottom cards of one half aired to space them out more in a single faro
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 1029
Steve Forte over-the-top (bottom slug) single strip action
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 89
Unknown MD Cover Stud Second by hustler MD, using end grip take
Related to Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 418
Steve Forte Four Aces - Direct one by one with three false cut, in the hands or tabled
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 787
Lennart Green, Steve Forte The Speed of Light Ace appears (apparently jumps) in other hand in various ways
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 1031
Steve Forte Base-Strip running cut off the bottom
  • technical observations
    • instant start
    • clearing the bottom half
    • lifting the bottom half
    • exaggeration
    • tilting
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 90
Steve Forte Right-thumb Retraction demonstrated by hustlers BB and MD, right thumb pushes back top card
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 420
Steve Forte Off-the-Table Base Cut straight cut from hand to table, from wedge break
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 787
Steve Forte BAM Aces! inspired by a Buck Twins production similar to reference
Inspired by Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 1035
Steve Forte Hidden Secrets - False Strip/Cut as used in television show "Hidden Secrets of Magic" (1996), "don't-let-go" principle
Inspired by Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 91
Steve Forte Gravity Second second card drops out
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 422
Steve Forte Off-the-table Base-cut hand to table, left thumb grips over deck
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 788
Steve Forte Total Recall Scanning shuffled deck, spectator cuts off about a quarter, rest dealt through two at a time, then all missing values named, not easy
  • TRS
  • the system
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 1037
Steve Forte Boxing the Deck cutting a quarter to the top and then splitting in center for riffle shuffle
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 91
Steve Forte Above-the-deck Seconds top card lifted up from deck with right thumb, stud
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 423
Steve Forte The Optical Cut featuring clean spin cut at a break
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 789
Steve Forte Summary gambling demos
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 1042
Steve Forte Positioning False Cuts and Strips intro, slug brought to center and marked off by break, jog, step
Related to Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 93
Steve Forte Single-Card Pushoffs left thumb at right side of deck, pushes out second card
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 424
Steve Forte Off-the-table Cut & Carry Aces single running cut from hand to table, Aces revealed during it, also with spread-cuts
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 790
Steve Forte Chapter 10 - Closing Thoughts
  • Personal Decisions
  • Perspective
  • Conversations
  • Beginners
  • Experienced Cardmen
  • Recap
  • Volume 3?
  • Errors
  • Good Luck
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 1045
Steve Forte Double- and Triple-cuts (top or bottom slugs) strip cut, optionally followed by riffle shuffle
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 93
Steve Forte Two-Step Seconds
Related to Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 426
Steve Forte The Gamblers' Safe-Cut tabled center cuts to produce Aces one by one
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 791
Steve Forte Appendix - Newspaper Articles
  • Las Vegas SUN, 1962
  • Review Journal, 1963
  • Review Journal, 1967
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 1055
Steve Forte Three-part Positioning Strip (top slug) strip cut, optionally followed by riffle shuffle
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 94
Steve Forte Back Strikes right thumb strikes at inner end
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 428
Steve Forte Four Piles - Aces On Top deck cut into four tabled piles with Aces on top
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 792
Steve Forte Appendix - Marked Card Summary
  • 1. Foreign Substances
  • 2. Removing Part of the Printed Design
  • 3. Changing the Shape
  • 4. Other Alterations
  • 5. Touch Work
  • 6. Exploiting Manufacturing Variances
  • 7. Invisible Spectrum
  • 8. Asymmetries
  • 9. Defects
  • 10. Esoteric Systems
  • Summary
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 1057
Steve Forte Three-part Positioning Strip (bottom slug) strip cut, optionally followed by riffle shuffle
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 95
Steve Forte No-finger Strikes base of right thumb strikes
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 429
Steve Forte Four Piles - Aces On Bottom deck cut into four tabled piles with Aces on bottom
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 793
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 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 95
Steve Forte Straddle Buckle Second
Related to Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 430
Steve Forte Outside, Inside, Somewhere in the Middle deck cut into three piles, two Aces on top of outer piles, one on bottom and in center of middle pile
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 796
Steve Forte Automatic Brief automatic jog during running cut
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 98
Steve Forte Pressure-Seconds push-off with left thumb in center of top card
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 430
Steve Forte I like to Sweat the Last Ace deck cut into four tabled piles with Ace on bottom of each pile
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 797
Steve Forte Don't Let Go strip cut, followed by riffle shuffle, "don't-let-go" principle (typo in text, should be "bottom slug")
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 99
Steve Forte The Old Days newspaper clippings
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 432
Steve Forte Push-Through with Break holding break during riffle shuffle, reestablishing it after push-through
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 797
Steve Forte Poker Lecture Outline, c1982 two pages of Forte's first lecture notes
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 100
Steve Forte Summary second deal comments
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 435
Steve Forte The Perfect Strip four stepped piles after strip cut to produce Aces
Inspired by Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 800
Steve Forte Riffling Down, Riffling Up top slug riffled down and brought back to top
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 102
Steve Forte The Bottom Deal
  • technical observations
    • second-deal similarities
    • strike and pushoff bottoms
    • grip
    • finger movement
    • squeeze
    • no-squeeze
    • straight-finger squeeze
    • the take
    • top-card movement
    • deck's plane
    • pitch timing
    • rhythm
    • bottom-deal nuances
  • Traits of the Best Bottom Dealers
    • Grip
    • Technique
    • Optimal Pace and Rhythm
    • Personal Dealing Style
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 437
Steve Forte Running Aces four cards jogged during in-the-hands running cuts, they are the Aces
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 801
Steve Forte Natural Break at slug when squaring up after riffle shuffle
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 102
Steve Forte Snap-down Bottoms (natural grip)
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 443
Steve Forte Continuous Stripped Aces during tabled stripped cut
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 802
Steve Forte I-strip (illogical) slug riffled down, followed by triple strip
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 104
Steve Forte Squeeze Bottom (corner grip)
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 444
Steve Forte Continuous Stripped Aces #2 during two table strip cuts
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 804
Steve Forte Riffling Down Twice
  • single-card brief
  • multiple-card bevel-brief ("don't-let-go" principle)
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 105
Steve Forte Straddle Bottom technical details by hustler FOF
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 445
Steve Forte V-Stripped Aces with four strip cuts
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 805
Ron Conley Conley Three-riffle Variation three consecutive riffles, always burying top slug, riffle shuffling with break
Related toVariations Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 107
Steve Forte Smoothie Aces with four strip cuts
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 805
Steve Forte Riffling Up
  • JN false cut
by gambler JN, bottom slug riffled into deck, followed by boxing cut
Variations Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 108
Steve Forte Early Squeeze get-ready during previous top deals
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 449
Steve Forte Spring Riffle-Off riffling off slug at once
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 108
Steve Forte Incremental Squeeze get-ready during previous top deals
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 449
Steve Forte Slow-Motion Stripped Aces with four strip cuts, f-strip & Erdnase strip
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 807
Steve Forte Stevens Control discussion of its value (spoiler: none)
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 109
Steve Forte Back Take inner end take
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 450
Steve Forte Super Fast Aces deck cut into four piles very fast
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 808
Steve Forte False Shuffling Procedures intro
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 112
Steve Forte Stud Bottoms - max-cover (natural grip) end grip take
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 450
Steve Forte Speed Cuts featuring "speed-cut", fast cut with deck slightly in the air over the table
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 809
Steve Forte Forte's Favorites - strip-dump (top slug) procedure combination
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 112
Steve Forte end-for-end stud
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 452
Steve Forte One Hand Only deck cut into four piles from left-hand dealing position
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 810
Steve Forte Forte's Favorites - bottom slug procedure combination
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 113
Steve Forte scissors bottom take with first and second finger
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 452
Steve Forte Carrying Half Decks intro comments
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 113
Steve Forte Get-Ready Bottoms jogging a block at bottom
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 453
Steve Forte Sweep Aces deck in left hand dealing position, instantly cut into four piles with a sweeping movement, Aces on top
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 812
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
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 113
Steve Forte cocking the gun for a single bottom
Related to Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 453
Steve Forte Which Ace Do You Want?
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 814
Steve Forte Summary on slug controls and false cut
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 116
Steve Forte last-card bottom dealing the last card in a round differently
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 454
Steve Forte Too Many Drops incomplete riffle shuffle condition, packets drop to table with Aces
Inspired by Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 815
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
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 117
Steve Forte Fred Robinson dealt out to the front
  • Robinson stud deal
  • Robinson hit-card deal
Inspired by Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 455
Steve Forte Charlier Cuts deck cut on table, then packets are picked up and given one-handed Charlier cuts to reveal Aces
  • charlier cuts #2
  • charlier cuts #3
  • charlier cuts #4
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 817
Steve Forte Speed-through
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 127
Steve Forte, Joe Artanis Artanis Bottom Deal
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 458
Steve Forte One Riffle - Four Aces incomplete riffle shuffle condition, deck cut and turned over to reveal all Aces
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 820
Steve Forte Protected Push-through more cover
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 128
Steve Forte One-Handed Bottoms intro
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 459
Steve Forte One-handed Crimp Cut clean cutting to the last Ace after a spectator's strip cut, one-handed crimp enlargement
Inspired by Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 822
Steve Forte Fake Square-up - One Hand right hand moves towards left
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 129
Steve Forte hit-card bottoms one- or two-handed
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 459
Steve Forte Riffled - Not Squared incomplete riffle shuffle condition, Aces cut to in different ways
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 823
Steve Forte Fake Square-up - Two Hands X configuration
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 130
Steve Forte table-brush bottom
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 460
Steve Forte Hands-Off Aces incomplete riffle shuffle condition, Aces cut to in different ways
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 824
Steve Forte Rough Hustlers' Push-through X configuration
Related to Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 131
Steve Forte bottom flicker and flipper against table
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 460
Steve Forte Ribbon Spread Aces half the deck ribbon spread, all Aces produced when spread is turned over
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 826
Steve Forte end-for-end
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 461
Steve Forte Jagged Aces unsquared deck cut into four piles flourishy to reveal Aces
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 827
Steve Forte Half-deck Push-through push-through action used to retain half the deck
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 134
Steve Forte snap-around bottom most difficult one
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 461
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)
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 134
Steve Forte Bottom Deal Ploys creative bottom deal uses
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 462
Steve Forte Hunch Aces before two halves are riffle-shuffled, one is cut at an Ace, repeated with other half, two more productions, Forte favorite
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 829
Steve Forte Dead-cuts strip-out used as cutting to an Ace
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 139
Steve Forte New-Theory Bottom Deals intro
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 463
Steve Forte Jump-Cut from Incomplete Riffle Shuffle in the air, caught with other hand
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 830