The Cardiste
The Cardiste
"Dedicated to the Art of Cardistry"
1957-1969
Work of Russell "Rusduck" Duck
217 pages (Stapled), Selfpublished
Language: English
(158 entries)
Data entered by Lorenz Schär.
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Russell "Rusduck" Duck To A Memory to Ted Annemann and The Jinx 1 1957 1
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Strictly Straight performer always gets a straight, from five to two hands, then performer deals and can chose if dealer gets top or bottom card, progressive poker deal, Gilbreath precursor inspired by Lynn Searles's "The Straight Gambler",
see also "Poko-Combo" (Russell "Rusduck" Duck, 1959),
"Lesson In Larceny" (Roy Walton, 1966)
1 1957 3
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Rusduck Bridge progressive bridge deal, 4 rounds, always winning hand 1 1957 7
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Forever Royal - And Yet Again! eight hands, performer always gets a royal flush, as a climax all have good hands and performer almost has a royal flush, then he exchanges the wrong card and gets the missing one see also Rusduck's "Forever Royal" in "New Phoenix" No. 320 1 1957 9
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Rusduck "Stay-Stack" System general observations, also with two decks 1 1957 12
Russell "Rusduck" Duck A Few Tips on the Perfect Riffle Shuffle 1 1957 16
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Dealer's Choice on the reception of Cardiste Nr. 1 2 1957 1
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Zens-Ational see No. 8 for credit information inspired by "Quadruple Poker Trick" (Michael F. Zens, 1937),
see also "Research Division" (Russell "Rusduck" Duck & Stewart James, 1958)
2 1957 3
Charles Hudson Hocus Pocus six hands, five rounds, ends with royal flush inspired by "Build Up" (Russell "Rusduck" Duck, 1944) 2 1957 5
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Nudeck Speller any named card is spelled to, see credits in No. 8 see also "Research Division" (Russell "Rusduck" Duck & Stewart James, 1958) 2 1957 7
Russell "Rusduck" Duck "Sneaky Pete" Repeat mathematical puzzle, cards as objects, story inspired by Jack LeDair's "Tricks for Trouper" in "Abracadabra" April, 6/1946 2 1957 9
Ronald B. Edwards An Oddity mathematical oddity 2 1957 12
Russell "Rusduck" Duck S-T-R-A-I-G-H-T poker deal then back in order with a second round 2 1957 13
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Faro Favourites: Faro Quotes from "Greater Magic" and "Expert Card Technique" 2 1957 14
Gerald Kosky Anyone for Bridge? stacking bridge with faro shuffles or milk build shuffles varied by "Faro Fantasies" (Russell "Rusduck" Duck, 1957) 2 1957 15
Unknown The Milk Build Shuffle 2 1957 16
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Dealer's Choice 3 1957 1
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Rusduck Four-Way Deal straddle grip for doing tops, seconds, centers and bottoms see also "Las Vegas Deck" (Russell "Rusduck" Duck, 1958) 3 1957 3
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Top Card Deal and dealing action, "Rusduck Grip and Deal" 3 1957 4
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Bottom Deal straddle grip 3 1957 5
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Second Deal 3 1957 5
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Middle Deal all cards above are pushed over, estimation or edge marked 3 1957 5
Russell "Rusduck" Duck The Poker Deal shuffled deck, marked 3 1957 7
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Bridge same concept as The Poker Deal 3 1957 7
William P. Miesel The Lost Ace four cards are shown as the ace of spades, then they transform into the other three aces and the king of spades see also "Temperamental Aces" (Stephen Herald, 1959) 3 1957 8
Unknown Second Deal one handed from a small packet 3 1957 8
Charles Hudson Sorcerer's Seven performer talks about the number seven, spectator puts a card in the deck, cards next to it equals seven, variation where all four cards are stabbed into the deck (Rusduck), see credits in No. 8 see also "Research Division" (Russell "Rusduck" Duck & Stewart James, 1958) 3 1957 9
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Sermonette! using words with the initial letters of the 52 cards 3 1957 11
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Bridge Deal four suites are dealt, follow up to Sermonette! see also "Once in 635,013,559,600" (Russell "Rusduck" Duck, 1956) 3 1957 12
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Faro Fantasies spectators get remembered hands again, poker and bridge deal inspired by "Anyone for Bridge?" (Gerald Kosky, 1957) 3 1957 14
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Si Stebbins Stack see also "The Si Stebbins Secret" (Darwin Ortiz & Edward Marlo & Russell "Rusduck" Duck, 1988) 3 1957 15
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Wanted Column 3 1957 16
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Dealer's Choice 4 1957 1
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Poker Poser stud deal 4 1957 3
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Study in Stud system for coding/designating a card with four cards, for a stud deal see also "Five Card Stud" (Karl Fulves, 1980),
varied by "M. K. Telephone Code System" (Max Katz, 1958)
4 1957 4
Tom Ransom Suicide Build progressive poker deal, from five to two hands varied by "Build Down" (Allan Slaight, 1970) 4 1957 7
Charles Hudson Sorcerer's Seven II cards are shuffled and cards from 8 to As removed, shuffled again and picture cards removed, then with the number seven all quartets are counted to 4 1957 9
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Snibbets Rusduck's system for Si Stebbins, speller 4 1957 10
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Bottom Run-Up 4 1957 12
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Flip Deck cutting to any named card, gaffed deck see also "Instanto" (Billy O'Connor, 1940) 4 1957 13
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Faro Favourites 4 1957 15
Tom Ransom On the Stay-Stack System cards do not have to be cut in center for the faro, handling idea 4 1957 15
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Perpetual Separation faro oddity, stack, dealt into eight hands, relation of suit and odd/even stays intact 4 1957 15
Russell "Rusduck" Duck More on the Stay-Stack 4 1957 16
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Dealer's Choice 5 1958 1
Max Katz M. K. Telephone Code System coding a card with four cards, see Interlocutor reference for credit information inspired by "Study in Stud" (Russell "Rusduck" Duck, 1957),
see also "Letters" (Howard Schwarzman & Raymond Hafler & Bill Spencer, 1988)
5 1958 3
William P. Miesel Straight Cheating straights, then 4 royal flushes as climax see also "Poko-Combo" (Russell "Rusduck" Duck, 1959) 5 1958 6
Charles Hudson Sorcerer's Sevens III see also "27 Card Trick" in Martin Gardner's "Mathematics, Magic & Mystery" 5 1958 7
Russell "Rusduck" Duck & Jean Hugard Color Separation separating suits and stacking deck in the hands, see Tom Ransom's idea in No. 6 see also "Readers Write" (Russell "Rusduck" Duck, 1958) 5 1958 9
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Fantabulous handling, shuffle 5 1958 11
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Faro Favorites simplified Elmsley idea 5 1958 14
Alex Elmsley Aces Up tacking with faro shuffle for any number from 2-5 5 1958 15
Alex Elmsley Stay-Stack Idea with two decks, face up into face down see also "Topsy-Turvy Stay-Stack" (Alex Elmsley, 1994) 5 1958 16
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Dealer's Choice 6 1958 1
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Readers Write Ron Edwards, Tom Ranson and Jean Hugard 6 1958 1
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Las Vegas Deck ivory and air cushion finish deck in conjunction with Rusduck's 4-Way Deal, see No. 8 for history of the principle see also "Ivory and Air Cushion Finish" (1938),
"Rusduck Four-Way Deal" (Russell "Rusduck" Duck, 1957),
"Research Division" (Russell "Rusduck" Duck & Stewart James, 1958),
"Re: Las Vegas Deck" (Russell "Rusduck" Duck, 1958)
6 1958 2
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Stud Students Stumped another approach for coding/designating a card with four cards, for a stud deal 6 1958 3
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Rusduck Fables on bee's not able to fly 6 1958 4
Ronald B. Edwards The Cocoanut Poker Deal royal flush, special procedure, duplicates 6 1958 5
William P. Miesel Another Impromptu Out of this World doing Miraskill for separating red and black cards see also "Miraskill" (Stewart James, 1936),
"Pay Off" (Walter B. Gibson, 1942)
6 1958 7
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Full Deck Speller spelling all cards in the deck 6 1958 8
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Revolving Poker with spelling 6 1958 9
Charles Hudson Major-Minor Do-As-I-Do one deck, spectator choses amount of cards he and performer get, down under deal until one card, mates 6 1958 10
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Faro Favorites on doing table and in the hand faros and John Scarne doing a one-handed faro 6 1958 12
Alex Elmsley Arab Roto-Pack using faros for various placements 6 1958 13
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Ambitious 52 cards come to the top in order, mates are always on the bottom 6 1958 15
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Winner's Weave in faros, positions after three shuffles, stacking 6 1958 16
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Dealer's Choice on publishing the cardiste 7 1958 1
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Re: Stacked Decks 7 1958 2
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Koldex Deluxe ten hands, then 5 hands see also "Encore!" (Russell "Rusduck" Duck, 1958),
"Gambling Expose" (Milton Kort, 1958)
7 1958 4
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Version with Any Deck shuffled deck, all cards are memorized and named, the deck is stacked 7 1958 7
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Tele-Mental one to four spectators get cards, think of one, mental speller 7 1958 8
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Observations on the Riffle Shuffle 7 1958 9
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Rusduck Riffle Genuine Shuffle, cards are sprung into released cards from the other see also "The "Spring" Shuffle" (1933) 7 1958 10
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Retaining Top & Bottom Cards 7 1958 11
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Retaining Entire Order 7 1958 11
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Riffle Cut cutting the deck while shuffling 7 1958 11
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Zig Zag matched in value and in numerical paired sequence 7 1958 14
Russell "Rusduck" Duck The Other Cheek responses by John J. Crimmins, Jr. and Dai Vernon 7 1958 15
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Dealer's Choice on Dai Vernon, Tom Henricks, credits 8 1958 1
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Feedback & Boquets by Ronald Edwards 8 1958 2
Milton Kort Gambling Expose long routine, including memory, poker face, false dealing demo, stacking demo, in the end cards vanish under a handkerchief except four aces see also Lynn Searles' "The Card Expert",
"Erdnase System of Stock Shuffling" (S. W. Erdnase, 1902),
"Gee!!" (Al Baker, 1935),
"Cutting The Aces" (Dai Vernon, 1946),
"Koldex Deluxe" (Russell "Rusduck" Duck, 1958)
8 1958 3
Milton Kort Stacking Formula as Patter see also "Stacking Formula as Patter" (Jack Merlin, 1927/28) 8 1958 4
William P. Miesel Second and Middle Deals with break 8 1958 7
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Scrambled Straights straights, all hands, Gilbreath precursor (see Fulves' "When Psychics..." reference) see also "Scrambled Straights" (Russell "Rusduck" Duck & Karl Fulves, 2004),
varied by "Crooked Straight" (Karl Fulves, 2004),
"Stretching A Straight" (Karl Fulves, 2004)
8 1958 8
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Re: Las Vegas Deck comments by Stewart James and Dai Vernon see also "Las Vegas Deck" (Russell "Rusduck" Duck, 1958) 8 1958 9
Russell "Rusduck" Duck From the Middle side palm, card is returned and cards pushed together see also "From the Middle" (Russell "Rusduck" Duck, 1945) 8 1958 10
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Utilitarian move to reposition a card in the deck, while counting cards from hand to hand see also "Utilitarian" (Russell "Rusduck" Duck, 1946) 8 1958 12
Russell "Rusduck" Duck As a Force 8 1958 13
Russell "Rusduck" Duck As a Speller 8 1958 13
Russell "Rusduck" Duck As a Stop Trick 8 1958 13
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Card At Any Number 8 1958 13
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Tri-Quad different set-up 8 1958 14
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Information Please 8 1958 15
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Did' Ja Know si stebbins observation 8 1958 15
Russell "Rusduck" Duck & Stewart James Research Division credits see also "Zens-Ational" (Russell "Rusduck" Duck, 1957),
"Nudeck Speller" (Russell "Rusduck" Duck, 1957),
"Sorcerer's Seven" (Charles Hudson, 1957),
"Las Vegas Deck" (Russell "Rusduck" Duck, 1958)
8 1958 16
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Dealer's Choice on Lloyd Jones, Vernon publishing with Lewis Ganson 9 1958 1
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Alphomega five hands, resets itself, optional climax with 10 hands 9 1958 3
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Rusduck Run-Up bringing deck back in order, when doing gambling (dealing) routines 9 1958 6
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Encore! encore to Koldex, spectators chose a poker hand and after deck is shuffled and cut, they get the same again see also "Koldex Deluxe" (Russell "Rusduck" Duck, 1958) 9 1958 8
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Rusdux Stack 9 1958 10
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Mental Memo 9 1958 11
Bob "Hardell" Ecklund Lie Detector in Person with three people, memories are written down 9 1958 11
John V. Hope The Triple Sin three cards are divined, two decks 9 1958 13
John V. Hope What Is Fame? on the organization "Future American Magical Entertainers" 9 1958 15
Russell "Rusduck" Duck On Jean Hugard 9 1958 16
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Dealer's Choice on Lloyd Jones, Lewis Ganson, Vernon, Stewart James, Peter Warlock 10 1958 1
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Good Neighbor Policy 10 1958 1
Russell "Rusduck" Duck & Charles Hudson Outer Space up to three spectators select 13 cards, everybody has one card of each value see also "Re: Outer Space" (Russell "Rusduck" Duck, 1958) 10 1958 3
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Automento five cards are found, cards shown in groups, spectator say if their card is among them see also trick by Charles H. Miller in "Linking Ring" June, 1958 10 1958 5
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Special Memo sending Cardiste to Britain 10 1958 7
Bob "Hardell" Ecklund Enigmatic Enclosure on Bill Miesel and upcoming contributions 10 1958 8
William P. Miesel Another Spirit Slate after writing appears, slate is still wet 10 1958 9
William P. Miesel Vacation Time imaginary trip 10 1958 10
Dai Vernon Vernonesque two cards are found 10 1958 12
Russell "Rusduck" Duck On Magazines Pentagram and the New Gen 10 1958 13
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Faro Favorites Elmsley's Restacking Pack see also "The Restacking Pack" (Alex Elmsley, 1994) 10 1958 14
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Perma-Stack based on Elmsley's Restacking Pack idea see also "The Restacking Pack" (Alex Elmsley, 1994) 10 1958 15
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Kwik Key Kard diagonal crimp 10 1958 16
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Dealer's Choice 11 1958 1
Russell "Rusduck" Duck On Originality Annemann quote 11 1958 1
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Re: Outer Space ideas for Outer Space by Mel Brown and Cedric Lindholm see also "Outer Space" (Russell "Rusduck" Duck & Charles Hudson, 1958) 11 1958 2
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Reminiscent on Rusduck's beginning and Izzy Lazar 11 1958 3
Gerald Kosky Poker Run-Up System no jogs, no breaks, no milk build shuffle 11 1958 4
Stephen Herald Royal Aces five hands, always getting four aces, royal flush as a kicker, duplicates 11 1958 6
Bob "Hardell" Ecklund Hardell's Three Card Monte with whole deck, duplicates, climax all three cards are the same 11 1958 8
Ronald B. Edwards Edwardian Aces deck is shuffled, some cards taken, down under deal until five cards remain, four aces and predicted card 11 1958 12
Ronald B. Edwards Group Shuffle Transfer deck is shuffled first half, then second half, cards are transferred 11 1958 13
J. G. Reed J. G. R. Mental Force five times six cards repeating 11 1958 13
William P. Miesel Mexicali Move variation 11 1958 15
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Did'Ja Notice? 11 1958 16
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Dealer's Choice Issue 12 was finally published in "Ibidem" #20, 1960 12 1959 1
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Reader's Write Graham Reed, Steve Herald, Mel Brown, Bill Ruesskamp, Jim Glass, Doc Jessome, Ronald Edwards 12 1959 1
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Poko-Combo stack that allows combination for ten card poker deal, strictly straight and straight cheating see also Ten Card Poker Deal Routines in "Phoenix" Nr. 168 & 170,
"Strictly Straight" (Russell "Rusduck" Duck, 1957),
"Straight Cheating" (William P. Miesel, 1958)
12 1959 2
Stephen Herald Temperamental Aces follow up for The Lost Ace see also "The Lost Ace" (William P. Miesel, 1957) 12 1959 3
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Alaska three cards are located, dealing 7 hands twice 12 1959 4
Bob "Hardell" Ecklund Enigmatic Enclosure on Milbourne Christopher presenting the Nap Han Deal on TV 12 1959 4
Ed Mellon A Case for Mentalism shuffled deck, stopped at card is predicted 12 1959 5
John Howie 1-2-3-4 aces transform into ace to four 12 1959 6
Edward Marlo Stay-Stack Miracle 12 1959 7
Edward Marlo Stay-Stack Prediction with one and two decks, forcing a number with stay stack 12 1959 8
Bruce Cervon Perpetual Motion Poker fifty cards, progressive poker deal, royal flush at the end 13 1969 3
Bruce Cervon Realization see also "Realization" (Bruce Cervon, 1998) 13 1969 4
Milton Kort A Change of Filling three selection, red twos face up in the deck, first card appears in between, then the card changes twice into the other selections varied by "Social Mobility" (Philip T. Goldstein, 1974) 13 1969 5
Derek Dingle & John Mernard Ace - Two - Three - Four last card through table, duplicate 13 1969 7
Tony Kardyro T.K.'s Ambitious Card Supreme three cards, card reversed in the end 13 1969 9
Tony Kardyro T.K's Ambitious Joker joker comes to the top twice then transforms into selection 13 1969 10
Charlie Miller Color Switch two decks, color of backs change places 13 1969 11
Martin A. Nash A Gambler Sits Down faros and second dealing, several phases, ends with royal flush 13 1969 14
Martin A. Nash A Control for Selected Cards 13 1969 16
Martin A. Nash A Deck Switch secret pocket in jacket 13 1969 17
Paul Swinford The Brain Buster Card Prediction duplicates 13 1969 18
Paul Swinford One Suit Mentalism ace to king and joker, thought of card is divined 13 1969 20
Paul Swinford Trilemma combo with selection and number, 33 cards see also "Trilemma" (Paul Swinford, 1971) 13 1969 21
Dave Strong Evolution of a Sandwich 13 1969 23
Dave Strong Snap Over Double Lift from the bottom 13 1969 24
John Thompson Les Quick Cartes three cards found behind back, same cards, based on Marlo's Quick Three Way varied by "Royal Miracle" (Meir Yedid, 1984) 13 1969 24
Larry Jennings The Future Gambler overhand stacking demo, riffle stacking demo, triumph finish see also "The Return of the Future Gambler" (Larry Jennings & Jeff Busby, 1984) 13 1969 29