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Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page CARC Categories
Unknown "Second" Dealing with "card at any number" application 1889 Tricks with Cards 21
S. W. Erdnase Second Dealing two methods see also "The Side Push-Off Second" (S. W. Erdnase & Edward Marlo, 1959),
"On the Erdnase Second Deal" (S. W. Erdnase & Roberto Giobbi, 2012)
1902 The Expert at the Card Table 58
Unknown Dealing Seconds 1902 The Modern Conjurer 59
Victor Farelli First Method of Second Dealing - First Exercise: Moving a Pair
- Second Exercise: The Withdrawal
- Third Exercise: Seizing the Second Card
- Fourth Exercise: The "Swing"
1933 Farelli's Card Magic - Part One 55
Victor Farelli Second Method of Second Dealing 1933 Farelli's Card Magic - Part One 58
Laurie Ireland The Second Deal earlier bottom deal from same grip 1938 Lessons in Dishonesty 7
Unknown The Push-Off Second Deal a. The Left Hand Grip
b. The Deal
1940 Expert Card Technique 13
Unknown c. The Push-Off Stud Poker Deal 1940 Expert Card Technique 16
Cardini Second Dealing - Method 1 1942 / 27 Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 2 189
Joe Berg Second Dealing - Method 4 end grip take 1942 / 27 Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 2 192
Unknown Second Dealing - Method 5 end grip take 1942 / 27 Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 2 193
Unknown Push-Off Second Deal brief 1948 A Devilish Miracle 3
Paul LePaul The Second-Deal (Improved Method) biddle/end grip 1949 The Card Magic of Le Paul 85
Bruce Elliott Second Deal 1956 The Best in Magic 180
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Second Deal 1957 The Cardiste (Issue 3) 5
Edward Marlo The Push-Off Second 1959 Seconds, Centers, Bottoms 17
Edward Marlo The Push-Off Stud 1959 Seconds, Centers, Bottoms 24
Edward Marlo Special Push-Off Techniques: The Second Deal Count 1959 Seconds, Centers, Bottoms 34
Edward Marlo Small Packet Second Deal 1959 Seconds, Centers, Bottoms 37
S. W. Erdnase & Edward Marlo The Side Push-Off Second see also "Second Dealing" (S. W. Erdnase, 1902) 1959 Seconds, Centers, Bottoms 41
Edward Marlo The Deep Second 1959 Seconds, Centers, Bottoms 56
Dai Vernon Dai Vernon's Second Deal single handed method 1961 Further Inner Secrets of Card Magic 51
Dai Vernon Dai Vernon's "New Theory" Second Deal varied by "Little Finger Second" (Russell T. Barnhart, 1974),
"The Sure Theory Second Deal" (Wesley James, 1990)
1961 Further Inner Secrets of Card Magic 52
Dai Vernon Dai Vernon's Second Deal actually this is the method known as "New Theory Second Deal" 1961 Further Inner Secrets of Card Magic 48
Russell T. Barnhart Thumb Second stud, slow deal see also "An Added Observation" (Edward Marlo, 1974) 1974 Two Second Deals 3
Russell T. Barnhart Little Finger Second "Spooky Second", slow deal inspired by "Dai Vernon's "New Theory" Second Deal" (Dai Vernon, 1961) 1974 Two Second Deals 10
Edward Marlo An Added Observation applications to different deals, see following pages inspired by "Thumb Second" (Russell T. Barnhart, 1974) 1974 The Unexpected Card Book 243
Edward Marlo The Related Deal New Theory related 1975 Marlo's Magazine Volume 1 11
Edward Marlo Marlo's Covered Second Deal with packet in right hand 1976 Marlo's Magazine Volume 2 219
Martin A. Nash The Second Deal Double Lift curiosity, see p. 446 for additional crediting 1977 Any Second Now 163
Ken Krenzel The Surefire Second Deal 1978 The Card Classics of Ken Krenzel 238
Martin A. Nash The Scissors Second unusual take 1979 Sleight Unseen 312
Edward Marlo Marlo's Natural Second Deal see also "The Sure Theory Second Deal" (Wesley James, 1990) 1979 Marlo's Magazine Volume 3 64
Edward Marlo The Pushoff Second Deal plus comment about edge mark work 1980 Marlo's Magazine Volume 4 7
Derek Dingle New Theory on Vernon's New Theory Second Deal - The Two-Hand Deal also as a Stud Deal 1982 The Complete Works of Derek Dingle 162
Edward Marlo Punch Pushoff Deal 4th and 5th position 1984 Marlo's Magazine Volume 5 7
Edward Marlo On The 2 Card Pushoff 2nd Deal 1984 Marlo's Magazine Volume 5 26
Edward Marlo Combination Stud Deal combining Stanley James Stud Second (RCT) see also "Dai Vernon's "New Theory" Second Deal" (Dai Vernon, 1961),
"Thumb Second" (Russell T. Barnhart, 1974)
1984 Marlo's Magazine Volume 5 272
Ken Krenzel The Flexi-Deal see also Ed Marlo's Push-Pull Bottom Deal (New Tops) 1990 Close-up Impact! 186
Wesley James The Sure Theory Second Deal normal or stud take inspired by "Dai Vernon's "New Theory" Second Deal" (Dai Vernon, 1961),
see also "Marlo's Natural Second Deal" (Edward Marlo, 1979),
varied by "Theory Thirds" (Wesley James, 2004)
1990 Pasteboard Perpensions 28
Unknown Small Packet Second Deal 3-card packet 1991 The Olram File (Issue 4) 9
Russell T. Barnhart & Steve Draun Ascending Little Finger Second 1993 Secrets Draun from Underground 111
Edward Marlo The Covered Second Deal 1993 The Olram File (Issue 13) 2
Paul LePaul & Peter Duffie LePaul Second Deal Handling 1995 Duffie's Card Compulsions 104
Peter Duffie LePaul Second Deal as Double Lift Substitute for packet, comments 1995 Duffie's Card Compulsions 14
Unknown The Push-off Second Deal 2000 Card College - Volume 4 936
Chuck Smith Push-Back Deal kind of push-off second deal and x-th deal from top but with pre-established break 2000 Tools Of The Trade 55
Unknown & Ross Bertram Second Deal Turnover turning the second card over on deck, brief 2003 Tricks 47
Wesley James Second Dealing - A Developmental Perspective - Appearance Factors: Grip, Take
- Technique Factors:
- Covert:
- Method (Push-Off, Two Card Push-Off, One-Card Push-Off, No Push-Off or Dead Thumb, Strike, Take, Side Strike)
- Overt: Action, Cover

All with references
2004 Enchantments 228
Jason England The Push-off Second Deal - The Sail
- Delayed Timing
- The Emerging Angle
- Back Design
- The Left Fingers as a Gauge
- The Brief
- Dealing Speed
- Sound
- Dead-hand Deals
- Dead-thumb Deals
- Necktieing
2006 Second Thoughts 10
Jason England The Big Question strike or push-of second deal 2006 Second Thoughts 14
Derek DelGaudio Second Deal Switch wrist turn choreography 2009 A Clockwork Apple 38
S. W. Erdnase & Roberto Giobbi On the Erdnase Second Deal see also "Second Dealing" (S. W. Erdnase, 1902) 2012 Confidences 214
Dai Vernon Strike on 2nd Street thoughts on the speed of false dealing from a lecture transcript 2016 Hidden Agenda (Section "Jan 29") 33
Roberto Giobbi False Dealing- The Second Deal for stand-up use, end grip 2016 Standup Card Magic 91