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Jack Merlin A Routine of Sleights at the Card Table - cards in spectator's pocket, card fished out very fast
- second and bottom dealing expose
1927/28 Merlin at the Card Table 2
Jack Merlin Peep in Conjunction with a Second or Bottom as an Aid glimpsing cards on top and bottom while looking at hole card, dealing seconds or bottom accordingly 1927/28 Merlin at the Card Table 13
Jack Merlin Bottom Deal as used in a Game management, with palming and when to deal bottoms 1927/28 Merlin at the Card Table 13
Jack Merlin The Shooting of Pete McGuff story, two times 7 hands, from new pack order 1927/28 Merlin at the Card Table 16
Dai Vernon Automatic Second Deal hole in card see also "The Clean Second-Card Force Concept" (Barrie Richardson & John Scarne, 1977) 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 305
Unknown Imitation Seconds three jacks deal 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 332
Ralph W. Hull Skilled? Second Dealing with Pop-Eyed Eye-Popper deck 1938 Greater Magic 533
Martin Gardner Synthetic Seconds two selections travel together, presented as second deal demonstration, stooge 1938 The Jinx 1-50 (Section "Winter Extra 1937/38") 272
Laurie Ireland A Gambling Expose aces controlled while shuffling, then fake center deal 1938 Lessons in Dishonesty 9
Martin Gardner & Edward Marlo Gardner-Marlo Poker Routine see also "The Ultimate Gardner-Marlo" (Steve Mayhew, 1999),
varied by "Rump Shaker" (Jack Parker & Tomas Blomberg, 2007)
1942 Let's See the Deck 28
R. C. Buff The Middle Deal middle deal bluff, selected card dealt at named number 1945 My Best 11
Edward Marlo & Martin Gardner A Poker Puzzle see also "Gardner-Marlo Poker Routine" (Martin Gardner & Edward Marlo, 1942) 1948 The Royal Road to Card Magic 129
Unknown Jacks Wild 1948 The Royal Road to Card Magic 228
Bill Simon The Middle Deal mock center deal see also "Middle Deal Demonstration - Variation" (Martin Gardner, 1978) 1952 Effective Card Magic 86
Bruce Elliott Elliott's Last Lethargy false second deal 1952 The Phoenix 201 - 250 (Issue 250) 1001
Al Leech The Sandwich Deal pseudo false dealing 1953 Card Man Stuff 20
Edward Marlo Invisible Bottom Deal 1953 The Cardician 89
Bruce Elliott No Second Deal miscall and duplicate, fake second deal 1956 The Best in Magic 182
Russell "Rusduck" Duck S-T-R-A-I-G-H-T poker deal then back in order with a second round 1957 The Cardiste (Issue 2) 13
Russell "Rusduck" Duck The Poker Deal shuffled deck, marked 1957 The Cardiste (Issue 3) 7
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)
1958 The Cardiste (Issue 8) 3
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) 1958 The Cardiste (Issue 9) 8
Edward Marlo The Jack Deal three jack deal without extra jack 1959 Seconds, Centers, Bottoms 116
Edward Marlo Exhibitionism openly dealing thirds and fourths 1959 Seconds, Centers, Bottoms 118
Edward Marlo & Harry Lorayne & Martin Gardner Lorayne's Poker Deal inspired by "Gardner-Marlo Poker Routine" (Martin Gardner & Edward Marlo, 1942),
see also "The Ultimate Gardner-Marlo" (Steve Mayhew, 1999)
1962 Close-up Card Magic 153
Dai Vernon Vernon Automatic Second Deal hole in top card see also "Automatic Second & Third Deal" (Karl Fulves & Dai Vernon, 1979) 1962 Early Vernon 28
Dai Vernon Puzzling Demonstration top two cards transpose, also as fake second deal see also "Lorayne's Transposition Breakthrough #1" (Harry Lorayne, 1965) 1962 Early Vernon 56
John Braun & Rufus Steele 3 Jacks Revamped duplicate jack, with credit information, see p. 200 for further credits inspired by "Jack-Jack-Jack" (Rufus Steele, Card Tricks You Will Do, 1928),
see also p. 172 for Lynn Searles suggestion,
varied by "Three Jacks Revamped" (Dr. Taub, 1968)
1968 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 4) 157
Dr. Taub Three Jacks Revamped see p. 200 for further credits inspired by "3 Jacks Revamped" (John Braun & Rufus Steele, 1968) 1968 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 7) 179
Edward Marlo Applications of the Immediate Bottom Deal:
- As An Exchange
- As A Count-Down Effect
- Gambling Demonstration
1968 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4 No. 2nd Folio) 225
Ron Ferris Royal Aces aces put on deck, dealt for 2 players, performer gets aces, in repeat spectator gets aces and performer straight flush 1969 Expert Card Mysteries 82
Martin A. Nash A Gambler Sits Down faros and second dealing, several phases, ends with royal flush 1969 The Cardiste (Issue 13) 14
Edward Marlo Pseudo Centers four aces face up, greek deal 1970 Magic Mafia Effects 25
Dai Vernon & Bruce Cervon Devil's Elevator apparent second, third, fourth deals with small packet inspired by "The Devil's Elevator" (Necromancer #9),
see also "Elevation 8200" (Louis Falanga, 1985),
"Satan Deals Again" (Michael Skinner, 1985),
varied by "Progressive Elevator" (David Bornstein, 1976)
1972 Epilogue (Issue 16) 143
Lin Searles Dealing Centers Aces cut in middle and dealt from there, last Ace travels to sleeve 1973 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 8th Folio) 667
Bill Okal Seconds and Thirds fake third deal 1974 Card Cavalcade II 186
Karl Fulves The Two-Card Deal false dealing problem 1974 Epilogue (Issue 20) 191
Edward Marlo Filling the Hand Aces on top and Deal, repeat 1975 Marlo's Magazine Volume 1 32
Edward Marlo Which one was Brighter? tips on Bottom Deal Demo 1975 Marlo's Magazine Volume 1 322
Jerry K. Hartman Five Card Deal performer gets the same five cards without any shuffling in between, solution inspired by "The Five-Card Deal" (Karl Fulves, 1974) 1975 Epilogue (Section "Special No 1") 244
Karl Fulves Strip Poker Royal Flush in Hearts dropped on deck, immediately two hands dealt, spectator get's Ten to King only and performer four Aces 1975 Methods with Cards - Part 3 237
J. Warren Keane J. Warren Keane's Poker Demonstration Pseudo second deal demo + deal Royal Flush in Spades to yourself 1975 Magic With Faucett Ross 202
Faucett Ross Pseudo Center Deal Use second deal to fake center deal 1975 Magic With Faucett Ross 213
Martin A. Nash Jack the Greek demonstrating Greek Deal 1977 Any Second Now 282
Martin A. Nash Command Performance dealing face up centers (actually greeks) 1977 Any Second Now 284
Frederick Braue Middle Deal Demonstration with reversed indicator ace and slip cut, last ace to pocket varied by "Middle Deal Demonstration - Variation" (Martin Gardner, 1978) 1978 Fred Braue on False Deals 25
Martin Gardner Middle Deal Demonstration - Variation inspired by "Middle Deal Demonstration" (Frederick Braue, 1978),
see also "A Center Deal" (Hugard's Magic Monthly, Vol. 6 No. 10, p. 525),
"The Middle Deal" (Bill Simon, 1952),
"The Unconfused Joker" (Martin Gardner, 1985)
1978 Fred Braue on False Deals 26
Martin A. Nash Machine-Gun Centers 1979 Sleight Unseen 405
Martin A. Nash Poker Smoker centers, not presented as centers though 1979 Sleight Unseen 422
Martin A. Nash Canonization dealing five peeked at cards in your hand, then ace cutting 1979 Sleight Unseen 434
Bill Okal Seconds and Thirds fake thirds 1979 Card Cavalcade Finale 150
Karl Fulves & Dai Vernon Automatic Second & Third Deal top card has hole see also "Dealing Thirds" (Jean Hugard & Frederick Braue, 1943),
"Vernon Automatic Second Deal" (Dai Vernon, 1962)
1979 The Topological False Count 2
Karl Fulves Automatic Jacks two jacks placed on top, 2 hands dealt and performer receives jacks, repeat, using card with hole 1979 The Topological False Count 3
Ken Beale The Interlock Switch three Jacks on top and dealing for 3 1980 Interlock 42
Harry Lorayne & Martin Gardner & Edward Marlo Lorayne's Poker Deal brief description inspired by "Lorayne's Poker Deal" (Edward Marlo & Harry Lorayne & Martin Gardner, 1962) 1980 Jacks or Better 3
Dai Vernon & Philip T. Goldstein Dai Vernon's Centerpiece center deal bluff 1980 Pabular (Vol. 6 No. 6) 863
Martin Lewis & Paul Harris Stamped Second demonstration second deal, stamp is stuck onto top card 1980 Close-up Fantasies - Book II 111
Paul Harris The Second Middle Bottom fake false deal, royal flush transformation climax 1981 Close-up Fantasies Finalé 123
Barry Govan Twentieth Century Cardhsharp second deal demonstration 1982 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 5 No. 1) 587
Harry Lorayne Center Deal Demonstration 1982 Best of Friends 381
Edward Marlo Fake Center Deal Demonstration 1982 Card Finesse 10
Edward Marlo Second-Hand Bluff Cut fake Centers 1983 Marlo without Tears 132
Edward Marlo The Real, Honest-To-God Bluff Cut cards end up on Bottom, one-cut double cut see also "The Bluff Cut" (Edward Marlo, 1982) 1983 Marlo without Tears 129
Edward Marlo Triple Power Poker bottom deal, overhand and riffle stacking demo 1984 Marlo's Magazine Volume 5 86
Allan Hayden Bottom-Deal Dodge straight-forward pseudo demo using pass see also "Too Late!" (Bob King, 1984) 1984 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 7 No. 2) 887
Bob King Too Late! using 3 duplicate aces inspired by "Bottom-Deal Dodge" (Allan Hayden, 1984) 1984 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 7 No. 5) 919
Martin Gardner & Karl Fulves Hole Second Deal handling for the fake second deal with hole card on top, also third deal demo 1984 The Collected Almanac (Vol. 2 No. 21) 205
Paul Harris Too Slick slick card presentation for open second dealing, apparently slick card does other weird things 1984 Close-up Seductions 133
Tony Econ The Invisible Bottom Deal fake bottom deal gambling demo 1984 Fork Full of Appetizers - Book 2 9
Michael Skinner Satan Deals Again false deal demo with small packet inspired by "Devil's Elevator" (Dai Vernon & Bruce Cervon, 1972) 1985 The Collected Almanac (Vol. 3 No. 31,32&33) 311
John Riggs The Centerfold Deal false center deal demonstration, two players, four kings, four aces as a climax also published as "The Centerfold Deal" (John Riggs, 1995) 1985 The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 12) 210
David Williamson Center Deal Demonstration rising card rubber gimmick 1986 Angel Card Rise Plus 13
Bob King Pseudo Subway Pseudo Greek Deal Demo 1988 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 11 No. 12) 1579
Bruce Cervon Devil's Elevator apparent 2nd, 3rd, 4th deals 1988 The Cervon File 232
Darwin Ortiz Jacks Open mock 3rds 1988 Darwin Ortiz at the Card Table 19
Darwin Ortiz Jackpot 2nds, 3rds, 4ths, bottom, paritially mock 1988 Darwin Ortiz at the Card Table 21
Darwin Ortiz Jacks or Better up to fifth (mock) 1988 Darwin Ortiz at the Card Table 25
Dai Vernon & Carmen D'Amico Three in the Hand, One in the Bush pseudo thirds and seconds 1989 The Vernon Chronicles - Volume 3 105
Dai Vernon A Straight Deal pseudo fifth,... deal varied by "Crooked Dealing" (Nick Trost & Al Thatcher, 1997) 1989 The Vernon Chronicles - Volume 3 108
Tom Gagnon Cheating the Greek for a Second fake greeks and seconds 1992 The Collected Almanac (Section "") xxxvi
Jack Carpenter Center Deal Demo Two Methods, requiring bottom deal 1992 Modus Operandi 105
Jack Carpenter Eight Kings bottom deal demonstration in which one deals 8 kings, then kings are in other pile than they were dealt see also "The Oh Henry Stack" (Edward Marlo, 1988) 1992 Modus Operandi 130
Doug Edwards Pseudo Second Demo 1993 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 16 No. 10) 2271
Harry Lorayne Second-Dealing Poker see also "Mini-Faro, Pseudo Centres" (Justin Higham, 2008) 1993 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 16 No. 10) 2272
Allan Slaight Dupe-licate 1993 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 16 No. 11) 2284
Steve Mayhew & Jack Carpenter Mayhew's Master Deal ace climax 1994 Castle Collection 19
Darwin Ortiz Face-Up Centers 1995 Cardshark 155
Darwin Ortiz From the Cellar bottom deal demonstration with sucker element see also "The MacJames Poker Deal" (Wesley James, 1997),
"Poker Finals" (Karl Fulves, 2003)
1995 Cardshark 175
John Riggs The Centerfold Deal false center deal demonstration, two players, four kings, four aces as a climax also published as "The Centerfold Deal" (John Riggs, 1985) 1995 The Magic of John Riggs 41
Guy Hollingworth Montgomery monte style demonstration, surprise climax 1996 Notes on Card Tricks and Other Diversions 39
Paul Cummins The Bottom of the Barrel "from the cellar"-variation 1996 from a shuffled deck in use... Part One 32
Martin Lewis & Paul Harris Stamped Second demonstration second deal, stamp is stuck onto top card 1996 The Art of Astonishment - Book 2 (Section "Close-up Fantasies 1 & 2") 225
Don Voltz Stuck! based on Martin Lewis' "Stamped Second", demonstration second deal, stamp is stuck onto top card 1996 The Art of Astonishment - Book 2 (Section "Close-up Fantasies 1 & 2") 229
Nick Trost False Deal Deluxe Pseudo false dealing demo 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 87
Nick Trost Bottoms, Seconds and Centers Demo Pseudo demo (with duplicate card) 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 88
Nick Trost & Al Thatcher Crooked Dealing Pseudo gambling demo for seconds, bottoms and centers inspired by "A Straight Deal" (Dai Vernon, 1989) 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 228
Wesley James The MacJames Poker Deal bottom deal demonstration with sucker element see also "From the Cellar" (Darwin Ortiz, 1995) 1997 The Magical Record and Thoughts of Wesley James 14
Andrew Wimhurst The Wimhurst Poker Deal showcasing (real) center deals 1998 Down Under Deals 35
Ron Ferris Royal Aces Aces on top and Deal 1999 21st Century Card Magic 123
James Swain Dealing Centers/The Muck nice Switch 1999 21st Century Card Magic 140
Andrew Wimhurst 3rd Degree second, third, fourth, fifth deal demo, using only thirds 1999 Low Down Dirty Tricks 15
Allan Ackerman & Simon Aronson & Steve Mayhew Mayhew Poker Again triumph as center deal demo 1999 Classic Handlings 32
Steve Mayhew The Ultimate Double-Duke stacking four hands, spectator gets flush, performer full house or four of a kind, gambling demonstration 1999 Angels May Shuffle but the Devil Still Deals 11
Steve Mayhew The Ultimate Gardner-Marlo spectator shuffles between rounds see also "Gardner-Marlo Poker Routine" (Martin Gardner & Edward Marlo, 1942),
"Lorayne's Poker Deal" (Edward Marlo & Harry Lorayne & Martin Gardner, 1962)
1999 Angels May Shuffle but the Devil Still Deals 16
Steve Mayhew Freedom Mayhew Poker Deal, face up card shuffled in face down, then dealt out and four aces as a kicker 1999 Impressing Jodie Foster 4
R. Paul Wilson Stealing Second exposure with ace kicker 2001 Crash Course in Brain Surgery 13
Darwin Ortiz God of Gamblers elaborate center deal demo, Steve Mayhew phase 2002 Scams & Fantasies with Cards 54
Karl Fulves Poker Finals jacks placed on bottom, cards dealt for 2 players, openly from bottom in one hand, but jacks in other hand and aces in the other see also "Gambler vs. The Kid" (Swindle Sheet #3, 1990),
"From the Cellar" (Darwin Ortiz, 1995)
2003 Hofzinser Notebook 80
Karl Fulves Fair Deal 2003 Hofzinser Notebook 82
Karl Fulves Candy From Strangers spectator deals off the bottom and can switch with performer's hand, spectator's hand changes 2003 Hofzinser Notebook 86
Karl Fulves Aces From Where dealing bottoms from rubber banded deck, one aces pops out from center 2004 Under Tension 37
Karl Fulves Locket Up Deck dealing bottoms from rubber banded deck, using Dr. Elliott deal 2004 Under Tension 40
Wesley James P.K.A. Cheating "beta", "Professionally Known As Cheating", center deal demonstration 2004 Enchantments 219
Ron Bauer Second Finger Top Deal jacks shuffled into deck, yet shown on top, then dealt to partner as fake false dealing demo inspired by "I Won't Play Cards With Him" (Bill Larson, Sr.) 2004 Second Finger Top Deal 2
Jack Carpenter Ultimate False Dealing Demonstration kings on bottom, jacks on top, aces in middle, six-handed game dealt 2006 Ultimate False Dealing Demonstration 4
Martin A. Nash Real (Center) Deal spectator shuffles and cuts, aces dealt with real (side-jog) center deal 2007 Best of Friends - Volume III 204
Denis Behr A Trick for Allen Kennedy clean two-phase center deal demo, double facers, see also page 46 2007 Handcrafted Card Magic 27
Benjamin Earl Hand Built by Trees (handling of Joel Givens' Laser Aces) gambling demonstrations with aces, pack then revealed to be 4 solid blocks with aces at the face of each 2007 Seeing with Photo-Electric Eyes 14
Alexander de Cova Pokerama re-deal stacking, with dealing shoe, three phases inspired by "Lorayne's Poker Deal" (Edward Marlo & Harry Lorayne & Martin Gardner, 1962) 2007 Pokerama 1
Justin Higham Mini-Faro, Pseudo Centres Pseudo centre routine - spectator get Kings, performer gets Aces, uses Mini Faro concept see also "Marlo's Gambling Routine" (Edward Marlo, 1947),
"Second-Dealing Poker" (Harry Lorayne, 1993)
2008 Dexterity Manual 36
Fred Robinson Dealer Demonstration inspired by "Gardner-Marlo Poker Routine" (Martin Gardner & Edward Marlo, 1942) 2009 The Magic of Fred Robinson 107
R. Paul Wilson Cheating... fake bottom deal demonstration 2009 The Magic of Fred Robinson 112
Howard Hamburg & Jon Armstrong & Nick Trost Perfect Poker Deal poker hand is shuffled into deck and still dealt right from the top, gilbreath 2009 The "D" Notes 21
Michael Weber A Spectator Named Kennedy shuffled deck, spectator apparently deals cards from center while magicians gets a full house see also "Anytime Poker" (Karl Fulves, 1983) 2009 Penumbra (Issue 11) 7
Michael Weber Self Centered self-working center deal demonstration 2009 505 10
Michael Weber Self-Centered apparently spectator deals centers 2010 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 8 115
Benjamin Earl The Bottom Deal Demonstration "Ramblings on Card Stuff", opinion 2010 Gambit (Issue 2) 13
Pit Hartling & Denis Behr Two More Tricks for Allen Kennedy - The First Routine with variation 2011 Handcrafted Card Magic - Volume 2 20
Andrew Wimhurst The Wimhurst Poker Deal Center deal demonstration, four Kings are dealt to magician, then later dealt to spectator, but magician gets the four Aces as a kicker 2011 Finding The Center 43
Antonio Zuccaro Trust Everyone, But Always Cut the Cards Center deal demonstration, four Aces are cut into deck. Spectator gets three Ace, last Ace given to performer for royal flush ending 2011 Finding The Center 49
Denis Behr Two More Tricks for Allen Kennedy - The Second Routine 2011 Handcrafted Card Magic - Volume 2 26
Alexander de Cova Poker-a-ma re-deal stacking, with dealing shoe, three phases inspired by "Lorayne's Poker Deal" (Edward Marlo & Harry Lorayne & Martin Gardner, 1962) 2011 Seminar-Leviten 6
Darwin Ortiz Best of the Best position of thought-of-card named, center dealing any named card, memorized deck 2012 Lessons in Card Mastery 23
Jason England Bad Beat two phase Marlo/Gardner type routine, spectator's royal flush is completed with previously openly sleeved card inspired by "The Routine" (Steve Mayhew, 1999) 2012 Texas on a Saturday Night 8
Jason Ladanye Centerpiece center deal demo with aces, then any named card is dealt from center 2013 Confident Deceptions 191
So Sato Poker Demon-Stration winning hand is dealt after spectator shuffles, Mass Destruction Stacking 2016 The Secrets of So Sato 120
So Sato Poker Demon-Stration Plus Mass Destruction Stacking
Phase 1: Middle Deal Demonstration
Phase 2: Stacking Demonstration (Re-Deal principle)
2016 The Secrets of So Sato 123
Frank Shields Gardner-Marlo Poker Deal Variation 2017 Facsimile (Issue 6) 11
Benjamin Earl The Resourceful Professional gambling routine
1. Shuffle Location/Culling
2. False Dealing
3. Stacking
4. Card Mucking/Switching
5. Shuffle Tracking
6. Four-of-a-Kind Location
2017 Less is More 110