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S. W. Erdnase Hold Outs information and opinion
Related to 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 14
S. W. Erdnase Prepared Cards information and opinion
Related to 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 15
S. W. Erdnase Blind Shuffles - I. To Retain Top Stock
Related to 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 29
S. W. Erdnase II. To Retain Top Stock and Shuffle Whole Deck
Related to 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 31
S. W. Erdnase III. To Retain Bottom Stock and Shuffle Whole Deck
Related to 1902 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 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 33
S. W. Erdnase II. To Retain the Bottom Stock
Related to 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 36
Unknown Blind Cuts - I. To Retain Bottom Stock. Top Losing One Card
Related to 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 39
Unknown II. To Retain the Complete Stock
Related toAlso published here 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 40
Unknown III. To Retain the Top Stock running cut with break
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 41
S. W. Erdnase IV. To Retain the Bottom Stock
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1902 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 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 44
Unknown Fancy Blind Cuts - I. To Retain the Complete Stock
Related toVariations 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 44
S. W. Erdnase II. To Retain the Complete Stock
Related toVariations 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 45
Unknown One-Handed Fancy True Cut tabled
Related to 1902 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 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 48
S. W. Erdnase II. This is located by the jog for use after overhand shuffle
Related to 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 50
Unknown III. This is located by the crimp bridge crimp, for use after riffle shuffle
Related to 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 51
Unknown IV. This is located by the jog for use after riffle shuffle
Related to 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 51
S. W. Erdnase Bottom Dealing featuring the Erdnase Grip
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1902 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 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 56
S. W. Erdnase Second Dealing two methods
Related to 1902 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 1902 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 1902 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 1902 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 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 78
S. W. Erdnase The Erdnase System of Palming - Top Palm. First Method
Related to 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 83
S. W. Erdnase Top Palm. Second Method
Related to 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 85
S. W. Erdnase Bottom Palm. First Method with left little finger option
Related toVariations 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 86
S. W. Erdnase Bottom Palm. Second Method
Related to 1902 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 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 90
S. W. Erdnase To Maintain the Bottom Palm While Dealing delaying its use
Related to 1902 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 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 94
Unknown Two-Handed Shift
Related to 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 97
S. W. Erdnase The Erdnase Shift. One Hand
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 99
S. W. Erdnase Erdnase Shift. Two Hands
Related to 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 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 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 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 104
S. W. Erdnase Skinning the Hand to rearrange a heavy poker hand
Related to 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 106
S. W. Erdnase Replacing the Cut as Before bold
Related to 1902 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 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 109
S. W. Erdnase Holding Out for the Cut
Related to 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 110
S. W. Erdnase Shifting the Cut tips for the card table
Related to 1902 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 1902 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 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 113
S. W. Erdnase Replacing Palm When Cutting two for top, one for bottom
Related to 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 113
S. W. Erdnase The Short Deck playing with a short deck, card table advantage
Related to 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 116
Unknown Three Card Monte two methods for the Throw Switch
Related to 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 117
S. W. Erdnase The Longitudinal Shift
VariationsAlso published here 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 130
S. W. Erdnase The S.W.E. Shift color change mention on page 136
Related toVariations 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 134
S. W. Erdnase Preface
Related to 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 3
S. W. Erdnase Introduction
Related to 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 9
S. W. Erdnase Professional Secrets
Related to 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 13
S. W. Erdnase Confederacy
Related to 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 19
S. W. Erdnase Two Methods of Shuffling
Related to 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 20
S. W. Erdnase Primary Accomplishments false shuffling and cutting
Related to 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 21
S. W. Erdnase Possibilities of the "Blind"
Related to 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 21
S. W. Erdnase Uniformity of Action
Related to 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 22
S. W. Erdnase Deportment
Related to 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 22
S. W. Erdnase Display of Ability
Related to 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 23
S. W. Erdnase Greatest Single Accomplishment bottom dealing
Related to 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 23
S. W. Erdnase Effect of Suspicion
Related to 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 24
S. W. Erdnase Acquiring the Art
Related to 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 24
S. W. Erdnase Importance of Details
Related to 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 25
S. W. Erdnase Technical Terms
Related to 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 25
S. W. Erdnase Shifts
Related to 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 95
S. W. Erdnase The Player without an Ally
Related to 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 109
Unknown Gamblers' False Cut - Retaining Bottom Stock tabled, straight cut, bottom cards slid back to bottom
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1940 Expert Card Technique 79
Dai Vernon The Chinese Second Deal one-handed pop-over flourish
Variations 1959 Inner Secrets of Card Magic 71
Unknown, Edward Marlo Unorthodox Second Deal top card is buckled, also as third deal by Marlo
Related toVariations 1959 Seconds, Centers, Bottoms 2
Unknown The Movie Second unorthodox
Related toVariations 1959 Seconds, Centers, Bottoms 54
Edward Marlo Mechanical Seconds effect application: Aces change to Kings
Related toVariations 1959 Seconds, Centers, Bottoms 90
Edward Marlo The No Touch Theory three methods
Related toVariations 1959 Seconds, Centers, Bottoms 124
Unknown Retaining the Top Stock up to twenty cards, shown by a gambler in Reno
Related to 1960 More Inner Secrets of Card Magic 49
Edward Marlo Marlo's Patented False Shuffle
Related to 1964 The Patented Shuffle (Issue 1 Patented False Shuffle) 1
Mexican Joe Mexican Joe's Table Pass bringing only bottom slug back to bottom
Variations 1967 Ultimate Secrets of Card Magic 121
Charlie Miller Charlie Miller's Table Pass
Related to 1967 Ultimate Secrets of Card Magic 122
Howard Lyons Steal unloading cards under top cards
Related to 1967 Ultimate Secrets of Card Magic 51
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 1971 Kabbala — Volume 1 (Vol. 1 No. 4) 32
Frank Thompson F.T. Cut
VariationsAlso published here 1973 Super Subtle Card Miracles 143
Derek Dingle Roll-Over Aces
Variations 1973 Riffle Shuffle Technique — Preliminary Notes on Part Two 92
Edward Marlo Breakless Curry Change 1 or multiple cards
Related to 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
Allan Ackerman Ackerman Variation on the One Handed Center Deal
Variations 1978 Here's My Card 101
Dai Vernon Enlarging a Break
Related toVariations 1987 The Vernon Chronicles — Volume 1 10
Dai Vernon The Vernon Simple False Cut
Related to 1987 The Vernon Chronicles — Volume 1 41
Dai Vernon, John Rakinakis, Dr. James William Elliott On the Second Deal tips
Related to 1987 The Vernon Chronicles — Volume 1 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 M.I.N.T. — Volume I 332
Steve Forte On Roger Klause
1991 Roger Klause: In Concert 129
Steve Draun Tabled Breakless Double Undercuts
  • Top to Bottom
  • Bottom to Top
Related to 1993 Secrets Draun from Underground 22
Steve Forte Addendum with cup, variation of Control 7
Related to
  • Gambling Protection Series Vol. 4
1995 A Die Of Another Color 20
Martin Gardner Addendum about Steve Forte's demonstration on Gambling Protection Series Vol. 4
1995 A Die Of Another Color 38
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 Miracles with Cards 149
Allan Ackerman, Steve Forte The Bottom Up Zarrow a.k.a. BUZ
1999 Classic Handlings 8
Dan Buck, Dave Buck Expeditiousness in-the-hands
Variations 2001 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)
2003 Off The Books (Issue 5) 76
Steve Forte Introduction
2004 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 2004 Gary Plants on the Zarrow Shuffle 16
B.J. Bueno Muy Bueno Shuffle with fake tabled cascade ala Steve Forte
2005 Penumbra (Issue 9) 2
Don May May's No Strip Out Multiple Shift five methods, with bluff spacing
Related toVariations 2007 The Wisdom of Solomon 115
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
Variations 2009 The Magic of Fred Robinson 72
Steve Forte Tips from the Experts bottom dealing tips
2009 From the Cellar 22
Jason England, Steve Forte Another Shuffle Stack seven-handed game, pseudo stack
Inspired by
  • "One Shuffle Stack" (Steve Forte, Genii March 2006)
Related to
2009 Jammin' With the Fellas 9
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
2010 Gambit (Issue 2) 10
Pedro Lacerda Lacerda Multiple Shift single cut from hands to table
Related toVariations 2011 Reflections 58
Jörg Alexander Weber Switch with Bills
Inspired by
  • Dice Switch on "Gambling Protection Video Vol. 4" (Steve Forte, 1986)
2011 ZauberKunstStücke - Band 3 34
Steve Forte, Roberto Giobbi The Money Switch adapted from reference, using bills
Inspired by
  • "Poker Protection" (Steve Forte, p. 106)
2013 The Art of Switching Decks 69
Steve Forte Foreword
2013 The Asian Hustle — Secrets of the Hindu Shuffle 6
Jack Carpenter Scarne's Dream deck is fanned and instantly four outjogged Aces appear in fan
Variations 2017 The Expert's Portfolio No. 2 47
John Cottle (reviewer) Poker Protection by Steve Forte 2017 Operandi (Issue 3) 17
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)
2017 Threeve 40
Steve Forte Spring St. Aces Production stopping at an Ace during springing flourish
2017 Threeve 43
Steve Forte Spring Street Aces Revelation springing stopped right at selection
2019 As Within, So Without 22
Steve Forte Overhand Shuffle Scarne cutting the Aces and knowing the number of cut-off cards each time
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 836
Steve Forte False Cut Demo
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 844
Steve Forte No Aces on Top top stock control demo
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 846
Steve Forte Changing Colors Ace of Spades shown on top, red Ace shown after some top slug control demo, then black again, also with two Aces
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 851
Steve Forte No Other Aces no Aces shown on top before producing more
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 855
Steve Forte Michael Skinner Mystery cutting the bottom card to the top in a single above-table cut, ideas and posed as a problem
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 860
Steve Forte Splitting To The Aces Ace appears each time the deck is split for a riffle shuffle
  • splitting to the aces - no cuts or boxes
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 864
Steve Forte Target Practice black Aces in one half and red Aces in the other half, halves shuffled together and all Aces are together
  • 1st phase
  • 2nd phase (simplified free-cut principle and table faro)
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 871
Steve Forte Face-up Shuffling Demonstration Aces cut to one by one from face-up deck with face-up riffle shuffle in which cards change all the time
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 876
Steve Forte Last Thoughts
  • how to read Gambling Sleight of Hand
  • researcher
  • author's perspective
  • credits
  • obvious solutions
  • secrets
  • opinions
  • mission statement
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 47
Steve Forte Summary summary of what the books are about
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 52
Steve Forte Chapter 2 - False Shuffles
  • Introduction
  • terminology
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 55
Steve Forte False Table Riffle Shuffles intro
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 57
Steve Forte Professional Table Riffle Shuffle
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 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 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 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 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 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 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 65
Steve Forte Legitimate Table Cuts and Strips different honest cuts, strip cuts, center strip, Scarne Cut
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 69
Steve Forte False Table Cuts and Strips intro
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 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 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 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 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 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 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 76
Steve Forte Gamblers' Cut triple undercut
  • technical observations
    • consistency
    • cutting direction
    • break size
    • grip
    • last cut
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 77
Steve Forte On Tabled Breaks on holding a thumb break with deck in riffle shuffle position
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 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 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 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
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 83
Steve Forte Carrying Slugs with running/strip cuts, intro
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 86
Steve Forte Erdnase False Strips improvements for the Erdnase system and its set-up cut
  • top slug
  • bottom slug
Related to 2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 86
Steve Forte delaying the strip top slug, riffle shuffle and cut combination, break held near bottom during shuffle
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 88
Steve Forte pick-up strip (top slug) single strip action, tabled lift shuffle
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 89
Steve Forte over-the-top (bottom slug) single strip action
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 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 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 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 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 91
Steve Forte Boxing the Deck cutting a quarter to the top and then splitting in center for riffle shuffle
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 91
Steve Forte Positioning False Cuts and Strips intro, slug brought to center and marked off by break, jog, step
Related to 2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 93
Steve Forte Double- and Triple-cuts (top or bottom slugs) strip cut, optionally followed by riffle shuffle
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 93
Steve Forte Three-part Positioning Strip (top slug) strip cut, optionally followed by riffle shuffle
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 94
Steve Forte Three-part Positioning Strip (bottom slug) strip cut, optionally followed by riffle shuffle
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 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 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 95
Steve Forte Automatic Brief automatic jog during running cut
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 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 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 99
Steve Forte Poker Lecture Outline, c1982 two pages of Forte's first lecture notes
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 100
Steve Forte Riffling Down, Riffling Up top slug riffled down and brought back to top
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 102
Steve Forte Natural Break at slug when squaring up after riffle shuffle
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 102
Steve Forte I-strip (illogical) slug riffled down, followed by triple strip
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 104
Steve Forte Riffling Down Twice
  • single-card brief
  • multiple-card bevel-brief ("don't-let-go" principle)
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 105
Ron Conley Conley Three-riffle Variation three consecutive riffles, always burying top slug, riffle shuffling with break
Related toVariations 2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 107
Steve Forte Riffling Up
  • JN false cut
by gambler JN, bottom slug riffled into deck, followed by boxing cut
Variations 2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 108
Steve Forte Spring Riffle-Off riffling off slug at once
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 108
Steve Forte Stevens Control discussion of its value (spoiler: none)
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 109
Steve Forte False Shuffling Procedures intro
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 112
Steve Forte Forte's Favorites - strip-dump (top slug) procedure combination
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 112
Steve Forte Forte's Favorites - bottom slug procedure combination
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 113
Steve Forte Carrying Half Decks intro comments
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 113
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 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 113
Steve Forte Summary on slug controls and false cut
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 116
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 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 117
Steve Forte Speed-through
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 127
Steve Forte Protected Push-through more cover
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 128
Steve Forte Fake Square-up - One Hand right hand moves towards left
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 129
Steve Forte Fake Square-up - Two Hands X configuration
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 130
Steve Forte Rough Hustlers' Push-through X configuration
Related to 2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 131
Steve Forte Half-deck Push-through push-through action used to retain half the deck
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 134
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 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 134
Steve Forte Dead-cuts strip-out used as cutting to an Ace
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 139
Steve Forte Easy Block-transfer discussing lack of use in cheating
  • killing x-cards
  • adding x-cards
  • carrying full decks
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 140
Steve Forte Summary
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 143
Steve Forte The Pull-Out Shuffle
  • technical observations
    • simplicity of method
    • angling
    • finger stops
    • square-up (technical)
    • square-up (visual)
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 145
Steve Forte Back-stop left thumb as stop
Related to 2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 146
Steve Forte Fake Square-ups
  • long-push
  • three-push
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 149
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 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 151
Steve Forte Sliding Slug Pull-outs sliding slugs sell the square-up
  • top-slug slide-over
  • bottom-slug slide-over
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 154
Steve Forte Off-the-table Pull-Out for large slugs, up to thirty cards
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 157
Steve Forte Sliding Off-the-table Pull-out
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 158
Steve Forte Other Variants short comment
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 160
Steve Forte Summary
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 161
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 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 162
Steve Forte Setup cuts/Strips three cutting sequences to set up for the Zarrow
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 167
Steve Forte No-cover Zarrows Oeink
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 169
Steve Forte Bookmaker's Zarrow cards shuffled by the short ends
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 170
Steve Forte Circle-Zarrow
Variations 2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 171
Steve Forte Tap-Zarrow ledge as halves are tapped against each other before riffling
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 172
Steve Forte No-interlace Zarrows no interlacing during riffle itself
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 173
Steve Forte Reverse-Zarrow top half slightly twisted backwards
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 174
Steve Forte Lift-Zarrow whole deck slightly lifted from table and dropped during square-up
Related to 2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 175
Steve Forte Back-Load Zarrow square-up as deck is moved back
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 176
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 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 177
Steve Forte, Bob White partial Zarrow only top or bottom half of riffle unwoven, details for top slug
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 180
Steve Forte spacer Zarrow riffle stacking application, the very top of the shuffle can be legitimately spaced out
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 181
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 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 181
Steve Forte Summary
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 183
Steve Forte False Overhand Shuffles
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 185
Steve Forte Methods intro
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 187
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 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 187
Steve Forte Out-jogs
  • top slugs
  • bottom slugs
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 189
Steve Forte Side-jogs
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 191
Steve Forte Place-break no jog
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 192
Steve Forte Pick-up Shuffle lift
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 192
Steve Forte Thumb-stop left thumb stays on top slug
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 193
Steve Forte Thumb-grab bottom slug, packets exchanged after first throw
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 193
Steve Forte Bevel block slip shuffle
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 194
Steve Forte Twist block slip shuffle
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 195
Steve Forte Hold-back side-jog & block slip shuffle combo, top or bottom slug, using flat-break
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 195
Steve Forte Chop front-and-back throws, top or bottom slug, or entire deck with optical throws
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 196
Steve Forte Carrying Half Decks and Full Decks intro and double base-throw as full deck false shuffle
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 197
Steve Forte Matching Runs Hunter type, also as one-shuffle with packet exchange
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 197
Steve Forte Overhand Butt/Lace Shuffle
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 198
Steve Forte Summary
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 199
Steve Forte Off-the-Table False Riffles, Strips, and Cuts intro
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 200
Steve Forte False Off-the-table Riffles (slugs) protected positions and protection grip for in-the-hands shuffles
  • top slugs
  • bottom slugs
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 201
Steve Forte Building Bottom Slugs adding cards to bottom slug via riffle-squeeze, for poker scam "Countdown" or "Laying Sets"
Related to 2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 205
Steve Forte Cover-cards for bottom slug
  • single cover-card (in-the-hands riffle followed by cut)
  • double cover-cards
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 206
Steve Forte Off-the-table Shuffle-over "shuffle-over" = unweave and one half slides on top of the other
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 207
Steve Forte Table Shuffle-over with OTT Square-up square-up on end
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 208
Steve Forte F-shuffle-over left thumb between shuffled halves
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 210
Steve Forte F-ledge-shuffle block false shuffle
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 211
Steve Forte Poker Shuffle-over no-cover circle-Zarrow
Inspired by 2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 212
Steve Forte Noise Maker one half riffled against top card of other half which bounces around
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 212
Steve Forte Faking the Cascade credit information, tabled real cascade
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 213
Steve Forte f-cascade with fake cascade, displacing one card
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 214
Steve Forte Off-the-table False Cuts and Strips differences between tabled and in-the-hands cuts
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 215
Steve Forte center-strip bottom slug, in-the-hands
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 215
Steve Forte top slugs in-the-hands running cut combinations
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 216
Steve Forte bottom slugs in-the-hands running cut
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 217
Steve Forte Riffle-splits positioning cuts and strips done in the hands, splitting at a break for in-the-hands riffle
Related to 2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 217
Steve Forte Off-the-table Full-deck False Cuts
  • slap cut
  • from hands to table
  • off-the-table scrape-cut
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 218
Steve Forte Over Variants
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 221
Steve Forte Off-the-table Slip-cuts
  • heel-peek slip-cut
  • bottom slip-cut
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 221
Steve Forte Wash/Scramble
  • Wash/Scramble (top slug)
  • Weeding (top slug)
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 223
Steve Forte Appendix - Newspaper Articles
  • Las Vegas SUN, 1962
  • Review Journal, 1963
  • Review Journal, 1967
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 1055
Steve Forte Summary gambling demos
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 1042
Lennart Green, Steve Forte The Speed of Light Ace appears (apparently jumps) in other hand in various ways
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 1031
Steve Forte Impressions
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 1029
Steve Forte Rain Man memorizing the whole deck as pseudo demo, one real shuffle, interlocking chain principle
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 1024
Steve Forte The "Brush" fake demo, hand becomes better as expected during pseudo-demonstration of Brush
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 1019
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 2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 1017
Steve Forte Faking the Shift
  • Vernon pass/false cut
  • slip-cut
  • multi-card tilt
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 1013
Steve Forte Holding Out Ace cutting fails, then Aces shown to be palmed
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 1012
Steve Forte aces airborne Aces spin out of center of deck at once and are caught
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 1009
Steve Forte face-up/face-down deal
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 1006
Steve Forte, Ray Goulet wrong-direction deal card shoots out in wrong direction
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 1005
Steve Forte pancake cut flourish flip-over cut, tabled
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 1004
Steve Forte blackjack hole-card turnover with another card
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 1007
Steve Forte holding out #2 four Aces appear
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 1012
Steve Forte Dealing The "Snake" fake demo in which high and low cards are apparently separated with snake crimp
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 1018
Steve Forte Heel Break Push-Off
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 1019
Jack Carpenter, Steve Forte Do That Again deck fanned and four Aces instantly appear face-up and out-jogged in fan
Inspired by 2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 1029
Steve Forte Chapter 10 - Closing Thoughts
  • Personal Decisions
  • Perspective
  • Conversations
  • Beginners
  • Experienced Cardmen
  • Recap
  • Volume 3?
  • Errors
  • Good Luck
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 1045
Steve Forte Quick Three-pile Triumph strip-out shuffle
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 885
Steve Forte Zarrow as full-deck demonstration
Related to 2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 883
Steve Forte Full-deck False Shuffle Demos as demonstrations, see following items
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 882
Steve Forte 3rd phase - face-up red-black riffle shuffles
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 880
Steve Forte 1st phase: red-black cuts/strips strip cuts that retain a color separation or sometimes half the deck
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 877
Steve Forte Indicator Cards four face-up indifferent cards riffle shuffled in deck next to an Ace each
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 873
Steve Forte Up & Down Trapped Aces top and bottom cards turned face up, after a few riffle shuffles they trap the four Aces in the center
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 869
Steve Forte The 7-13-3-1 Demo after convincing riffle shuffle the Aces are found at the numbers in the title one at a time with shuffles in between
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 866
Steve Forte The 21st Card center slug control demo, card at twenty-first position is retained during riffle shuffle
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 864
Steve Forte Slug Control Exposés clean top stock control demos
  • riffle exposé
  • exposé #2
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 861
Steve Forte Top/Bottom Transfer Demo Aces shown on top, two riffle shuffles without further cuts and they are shown on bottom, then back to top
  • top to bottom - two riffles
  • bottom to top - two riffles (Frank Thompson inspired)
  • bottom to top - one riffle
  • face-up transfer
  • psychological transfer
Inspired by 2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 857
Steve Forte Riffle-kill x-card riffled into Ace slug on top
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 855
Steve Forte Tabled Diagonal Insertion
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 854
Steve Forte Changing Places red Aces on top and black Aces on bottom, they are shown transposed after shuffle and cut, repeated
  • 1st phase
  • 2nd phase
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 852
Steve Forte Follow The Slug top slug control demo with top card face up, several possibilities listed
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 850
Steve Forte Multi-pile Cuts several options
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 847
Steve Forte Riffling Down Demo
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 846
Steve Forte Top-to-Bottom and Back "A demonstration of transfers"
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 844
Steve Forte False Shuffle & Cut Demonstrations intro
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 843
Steve Forte Aces, Kings, Queens, Jacks and Tens (strippers)
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 840
Steve Forte Aces and Kings strategies to cut to two fours-of-a-kinds
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 837
Steve Forte Scarne Aces Ace apparently glimpsed during riffle shuffle, cards on top counted and total announced before cutting to it
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 834
Steve Forte Jump-Cut from Incomplete Riffle Shuffle in the air, caught with other hand
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 830
Steve Forte Jagged Aces unsquared deck cut into four piles flourishy to reveal Aces
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 827
Steve Forte Hands-Off Aces incomplete riffle shuffle condition, Aces cut to in different ways
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 824
Steve Forte One Riffle - Four Aces incomplete riffle shuffle condition, deck cut and turned over to reveal all Aces
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 820
Steve Forte Too Many Drops incomplete riffle shuffle condition, packets drop to table with Aces
Inspired by 2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 815
Steve Forte Sweep Aces deck in left hand dealing position, instantly cut into four piles with a sweeping movement, Aces on top
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 812
Steve Forte Speed Cuts featuring "speed-cut", fast cut with deck slightly in the air over the table
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 809
Steve Forte Slow-Motion Stripped Aces with four strip cuts, f-strip & Erdnase strip
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 807
Steve Forte V-Stripped Aces with four strip cuts
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 805
Steve Forte Continuous Stripped Aces during tabled stripped cut
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 802
Steve Forte The Perfect Strip four stepped piles after strip cut to produce Aces
Inspired by 2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 800
Steve Forte I like to Sweat the Last Ace deck cut into four tabled piles with Ace on bottom of each pile
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 797
Steve Forte Four Piles - Aces On Bottom deck cut into four tabled piles with Aces on bottom
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 793
Steve Forte The Gamblers' Safe-Cut tabled center cuts to produce Aces one by one
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 791
Steve Forte The Optical Cut featuring clean spin cut at a break
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 789
Steve Forte Off-the-Table Base Cut straight cut from hand to table, from wedge break
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 787
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
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 782
Steve Forte Ultimate Dead-Cutting Sequence
  • up-the-ladder
  • double strip
  • scrape-cuts and dead-cuts
  • JN cut
  • double riffle
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 778
Steve Forte Lift and Drop Aces one by one from different parts of the deck
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 776
Steve Forte Deeper and Deeper Aces each Ace cut from deeper position than before
Variations 2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 774
Steve Forte strip-dump dropping cards at break during running cut, also for off-the table Ace cutting (see p. 773)
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 771
Steve Forte The Stunts intro to routine chapter
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 771
Steve Forte deck setups all fours-of-a-kind together
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 769
Steve Forte off-the-table riffle and cascade with break wedge break
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 763
Steve Forte JN dead-cut sequence dead-cut method after a riffle shuffle
Inspired by 2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 761
Steve Forte box/riffle brief dead-cut method after a riffle shuffle
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 760
Steve Forte estimation dead-cut, cutting off a packet from tabled deck with an Ace at its face
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 758
Steve Forte cover-cards showing that no Ace is on top first
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 758
Steve Forte slip-cuts tabled strip cut sequence as slip cut substitute, also face-up
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 757
Steve Forte Positioning Swing-Cuts bluff/slip swing cuts to position top cards into different parts with breaks
Inspired by 2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 755
Steve Forte Early Ideas stringing together false cut sequences
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 756
Steve Forte progressive aces each cut seems more difficult
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 757
Steve Forte dead-cuts intro, about methods for cutting off a packet from tabled deck with an Ace at its face, see following items
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 758
Steve Forte double/triple-cuts dead-cut method
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 760
Steve Forte bevel/riffle brief dead-cut method after a riffle shuffle
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 760
Steve Forte crimps - in and out with corner crimp removal and crimping method for upper right corner of top card
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 762