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Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page CARC Categories
Jack Merlin Bottoms Erdnase grip 1927/28 Merlin's Master Manipulations 8
Jack Merlin A Sequence Effect thirteen cards put in order by dealing them in a row on the table, alternate top bottoms varied by "Flash Cards" (Frederick Braue, 1978) 1927/28 Merlin's Master Manipulations 9
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
Laurie Ireland The Bottom Deal two methods (see p. 6 for second method), later second deal from same grip 1938 Lessons in Dishonesty 3
Gerald Kosky An Easy Bottom Deal stud off the back varied by "Tilted Fake Removal" (Justin Higham, 2008) 1939 More Card Manipulations (Issue 2) 15
Unknown The Bottom Deal 1940 Expert Card Technique 20
Cardini Bottom Dealing - Method 1 mentioning of standard bottom deal effects 1942 / 27 Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 2 185
Unknown Bottom Dealing - Method 2 1942 / 27 Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 2 186
Audley Walsh Bottom Dealing - Method 3 1942 / 27 Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 2 187
Arthur H. Buckley Dealing from the Bottom mentioning the idea to deal bottoms to all players except oneself and performing OOTW with bottom deals 1946 Card Control 105
Dai Vernon Tips for Experts - Bottom Dealing 1957 The Dai Vernon Book of Magic 193
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Bottom Deal straddle grip 1957 The Cardiste (Issue 3) 5
Edward Marlo Strike Bottom Deal 1959 Seconds, Centers, Bottoms 14
Edward Marlo The Related Bottom Deal 1959 Seconds, Centers, Bottoms 44
Edward Marlo The Deep Bottom Deal 1959 Seconds, Centers, Bottoms 50
Edward Marlo The Moveable Thumb applied to the bottom deal 1959 Seconds, Centers, Bottoms 51
Edward Marlo The S.F. Bottom Deal variation of deal in "Sharps and Flats" 1959 Seconds, Centers, Bottoms 79
Edward Marlo Missing Finger Deals finger(s) are curled under deck 1959 Seconds, Centers, Bottoms 85
Edward Marlo Tabled Bottom Deal two methods 1959 Seconds, Centers, Bottoms 93
Dr. James William Elliott Bottom Deal Straddle Grip 1967 Ultimate Secrets of Card Magic 172
Edward Marlo Block Control Bottom Deal 1967 Riffle Shuffle Finale (Section "Riffle Finale") 14
Edward Marlo Immediate Bottom Deal immediately after deck is placed from right into left hand see also "Three Card Match" (Mo Howarth, 1969) 1968 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4 No. 2nd Folio) 219
Wesley James Tabled Bottom Deal see also "The WJ Tabled Bottom Deal" (Wesley James, 1997) 1973 Epilogue (Issue 18) 167
Ken Krenzel The Fingertip Bottom Deal 1978 The Card Classics of Ken Krenzel 226
Ken Krenzel The Thumb-Grip Bottom Deal 1978 The Card Classics of Ken Krenzel 229
Frederick Braue Braue Bottom Deal 1978 Fred Braue on False Deals 9
Unknown Bottom Deal 1978 Fred Braue on False Deals 41
S. W. Erdnase & Dr. Jacob Daley Bottom Deal to hide different colored back 1981 Sleights & Swindles 2
Edward Marlo Small Packet Bottom Deal with loosening 1983 Marlo without Tears 168
Edward Marlo Fifth Routine riffle cull and bottom deal with slick aces (reduces friction) 1984 Marlo's Magazine Volume 5 98
Edward Marlo Bottom Deal Tip using short cards 1984 Marlo's Magazine Volume 5 99
Edward Marlo The Two Finger Take straddle grip 1984 Marlo's Magazine Volume 5 271
Edward Marlo The Frictionless Bottom Deal faro set-up 1985 Formula One Close-Up 80
Edward Marlo Open Hockley 1988 Marlo's Magazine Volume 6 282
John Bannon End Grip Bottom Deal bold, from small packet 1990 Impossibilia 14
Max Katz Max Katz Switch kind of bottop change bottom deal 1990 Close-up Impact! 81
Ken Krenzel The Gravity Bottom Deal 1990 Close-up Impact! 188
Edward Marlo Open Hockley 1990 That's It 60
John Bannon & Edward Marlo "Bold Control" Bottom Deal 1991 Smoke and Mirrors 108
Edward Marlo Friction-less Bottom Deal secret incomplete faro condition 1991 The Olram File (Issue 6) 4
Edward Marlo Greased Bottom Deal secret incomplete faro condition 1992 Card Finesse II 176
Jack Carpenter Notes on the Strike Bottom Deal modified erdnase grip 1992 Modus Operandi 111
Karl Fulves Bottom Deal from Case 1992 Deceptive Practices 9
Steve Draun The Combination Bottom Deal part strike, part pushoff 1993 Secrets Draun from Underground 61
Gene Maze Basic Bottom Deal - Overview
- The Left-Hand Grip
- The Right-Hand Grip
- The Dealing Action and the Take
- Deck Thickness
- Dealing Style
- Noise
- Cover (Sweep Cover)
- Attitude
- On the Maze Bottom Dealing Grip
1994 Gene Maze And The Art Of Bottom Dealing 2
Gene Maze Underhand Stud Bottom Deal - The Overhand Stud Deal
- The Underhand Stud Deal
- The Underhand Stud Bottom Deal
- The Concealed Back
1994 Gene Maze And The Art Of Bottom Dealing 15
Gene Maze Back-Take Bottom Deal - The Left-Hand Grip
- The Dealing Action and the Take
1994 Gene Maze And The Art Of Bottom Dealing 27
Edward Marlo The Easy Way: Bottom Deal For The Millions deck held in right hand, left hand peels off cards from top/bottom 1995 Facsimile (Issue 3) 41
Paul Cummins Visual Retention Bottom Deal with packet held in right hand 1996 from a shuffled deck in use... Part One 25
Edward Marlo Frictionless Bottom Deal 1996 Miracles with Cards 65
Wesley James The WJ Front Bottom Deal about its history
- The Grip
- The Take
- The Top
- The Bottom
- Cover Action
1997 The Magical Record and Thoughts of Wesley James 10
Wesley James The WJ Tabled Bottom Deal see also "Tabled Bottom Deal" (Wesley James, 1973) 1997 The Magical Record and Thoughts of Wesley James 18
Edward Marlo Immediate Bottom Deal 2003 Card College - Volume 5 1257
Edward Marlo Immediate Bottom Deal here from small packet 2004 Dear Mr. Fantasy 23
Wesley James Bottom Dealing - A Developmental Perspective - Appearance Factors:
- Grip (Full Grip, Mechanic's Grip, S.F. Grip, Erdnase Grip, Straddle Grip, Master Grip, Modified Erdnase Grip, Pseudo Grip, No Grip)
- Take (Standard Take, Stud Take, No Take)
- Technique Factors:
- Covert:
- Method (Buckle, Push-Pull, Pre-Loosen, Strike or Rip)
- Overt: Action, Cover

All with references
2004 Enchantments 195
Justin Higham Tilted Fake Removal Pretend to take card from center of deck, actually take bottom card inspired by "An Easy Bottom Deal" (Gerald Kosky, 1939) 2008 Dexterity Manual 23
Fred Robinson The Fred Robinson Bottom Deal from full grip 2009 The Magic of Fred Robinson 72
Fred Robinson Another Bottom Deal 2009 The Magic of Fred Robinson 95
R. Paul Wilson The Fred Robinson Deals additional discussion and variations of Robinson's Deals from the same chapter 2009 The Magic of Fred Robinson 108
Ken Krenzel The Fanned Bottom Deal bottom deal from fan see also "Fan Force" (Dai Vernon, 1960) 2009 Relaxed Impossibilities 69
Jason England Modified Erdnase (#2) comments see also "Basic Bottom Deal" (Gene Maze, 1994) 2009 From the Cellar 8
Jason England Other Grips - Straddle Grip
- Full Grip
- The Master Grip
2009 From the Cellar 15
Benjamin Earl Erdnase Grip Disguise Bottom Deal "EGD Bottom Deal" see also "Pseudo Method" (Ed Marlo, M.I.N.T. Vol. 1, p. 339) 2009 Gambit (Issue 1) 14
Juan Tamariz & Fred Robinson EZ Bottom Deal see also "Another Bottom Deal" (Fred Robinson, 2009) 2012 Confidences 203
Roberto Giobbi The Bottom Deal for one-time use in stand-up situation 2016 Standup Card Magic 94