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Unknown Another Poker Trick three aces are controlled then riffle stacked for four players see also "Another Poker Trick" (T. Nelson Downs, 1984) 1909 The Art of Magic 130
Jack Merlin The Riffle Stack four cards see also "The Riffle Stack" (Jack Merlin, 1984),
"Double Break" (Karl Fulves, 1995),
"Running Up Four" (Karl Fulves & Jack Merlin, 1995)
1927/28 Merlin at the Card Table 6
Jack Merlin Fake Runn Up three aces for four hands, prepared varied by "The Poker Cheat" (Karl Fulves, 1995) 1927/28 Merlin at the Card Table 7
Jack Merlin Audacity Run Up stacking a straight, one shuffle, prepared 1927/28 Merlin at the Card Table 8
Jack Merlin To Deal Four Aces From Any Man's Pack riffle stack of four aces for four hands 1927/28 Merlin at the Card Table 15
Purvis W. Miller Setting up Poker Hands with the Riffle Shuffle mentioning pre-established breaks
1. To Run up Three Cards in a Four-Handed Game of Poker
2. To Set Up Two Hands, Threes in Each Hand, in a Four Hand Game
see also "Setting Up Poker Hands" (Purvis W. Miller, 1984),
varied by "Miller Lite" (Purvis W. Miller & Karl Fulves, 1995)
1939 More Card Manipulations (Issue 2) 21
Frederick Braue Braue Poker Deal getting the aces, faro stack varied by "Bertram, Braue And Ben" (David Ben, 2005) 1940 Expert Card Technique 150
Frederick Braue The Royal Flush Deal simple faro stack 1940 Expert Card Technique 151
Edward Marlo The Blind Fold Stack punched cards as safety measure 1947 Marlo In Spades 23
Edward Marlo Pseudo Stacking combining riffle stacking and second deal 1947 Marlo In Spades 26
Edward Marlo The Sucker's Stack combining riffle stacking and second deal 1947 Marlo In Spades 27
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Bottom Run-Up 1957 The Cardiste (Issue 4) 12
Edward Marlo If I Were a Card Cheat how to present riffle stacking to audiences 1959 Riffle Shuffle Systems 85
Edward Marlo Faro Plus Seconds - Stud riffle and overhand combination 1959 Riffle Shuffle Systems 108
Edward Marlo Call and Stock any called value is stacked into named number of hands, from new pack order stack 1964 The Patented Shuffle (Section "4 Transfers") 26
Edward Marlo Center Stacking cards stacked while apparently being in center see also "Marlo Flexible Cull and Stock" (Edward Marlo, 1967) 1964 The Patented Shuffle (Section "4 Transfers") 38
Edward Marlo The Double Stack stacking two hands 1964 The Patented Shuffle (Section "4 Transfers") 40
Edward Marlo The Triple Stack stacking three pairs of cards 1964 The Patented Shuffle (Section "4 Transfers") 43
Edward Marlo Bluff Poker Stack 1964 The Patented Shuffle (Section "5 I Shuffled the Cards")
Edward Marlo Stacking Demo - 5 Hand Stack
- Six Hands
1964 The Patented Shuffle (Section "6 Effects") 9
Edward Marlo Fast Demonstration of Stacking a Pair 1964 The Patented Shuffle (Section "6 Effects") 11
Edward Marlo Power Poker #1 stacking aces, everybody gets a good hand as well see also "Power Poker" (Michael Skinner, 1982) 1964 The Patented Shuffle (Section "6 Effects") 12
Edward Marlo Transition Poker ace stacking with new deck order climax 1964 The Patented Shuffle (Section "6 Effects") 15
Edward Marlo Power Poker #2 ace stacking demo, everybody gets a good hand 1964 The Patented Shuffle (Section "6 Effects") 18
Edward Marlo Pseudo One Riffle Stacks eleven methods 1967 Riffle Shuffle Finale (Section "Pseudo One Riffle Stacks") 1
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) 1969 The Cardiste (Issue 13) 29
Norman Houghton Ultimate stack with apparent miss inspired by "Ultimate Erdnase" (David Moore*, 1970) 1970 Epilogue (Issue 9) 71
Karl Fulves This Is A Poker Hand? four aces are stacked from a shuffled deck 1971 The Book of Numbers 6
Edward Marlo The Re-Setting Riffle Shuffle Stack changing the number of players for a stacked hand 1972 The Shank Shuffle 45
Edward Marlo Deal Us In changing the number of players for a stacked hand 1972 The Shank Shuffle 51
Martin A. Nash The Three to Seven Hand Poker Stack faro & second dealing, see p. 444 for additional crediting 1975 Ever So Sleightly 96
Peter Kane Acestack one shuffle and player number from 2 to 8 1975 A Further Card Session with Peter Kane 7
Martin A. Nash The Eight-Card Poker Challenge stacking kings and aces for any players, faro & second deal 1979 Sleight Unseen 408
Tom Gagnon The Forgetful Gambler riffle stack demo with 2nd Marlo/Gardner Phase and optional color changing back kicker see also "Gardner-Marlo Poker Routine" (Martin Gardner & Edward Marlo, 1942) 1979 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 2 No. 3) 172
Karl Fulves School for Swindlers four indifferent cards stacked to spectator, performer receives aces
- Four Aces vs. Royal Flush
- The Concealed Outcome (using aces later)
1979 Gambler's Third Lesson 3
Karl Fulves The Gambler's Third Lesson four indifferent cards stacked to spectator, 2 signed selections as hole cards, performer receives aces
- The Marked Card Phase
- Four Ace Finale
1979 Gambler's Third Lesson 10
Karl Fulves Control Points outline for double duke stack 1979 Gambler's Third Lesson 15
Martin A. Nash & Dai Vernon Fast Stack riffle stacking for 4, 5 or 6 hands, handling of unpublished Vernon effect 1980 Jacks or Better 5
Karl Fulves Setting Records idea for speed stacking 1980 Interlocutor (Issue 42) 165
Martin A. Nash Fast Stack 1 shuffle and some cutting see also "Super Stack - The One Second Poker Stack" (Steve Beam, 1983) 1982 Best of Friends 74
Steve Beam Super Stack - The One Second Poker Stack - The Work
- Status Report
- Synopsis of the Cull and Set-Up
- Overhand Shuffle - Four Hand Stack
- The Riffle Shuffle
- Synopsis of the Riffle Shuffles
inspired by "The 3 1/2 Second Stack" (Edward Marlo, 1979),
see also "Fast Stack" (Martin A. Nash, 1982)
1983 Super Stack - The One Second Poker Stack 2
Edward Marlo Indeterminate Pseudo Stack estimation one riffle shuffle stack with second deal and injogged cards 1984 Marlo's Magazine Volume 5 18
Edward Marlo Sophisticated Suggestion aces to one hand, kings to other hand, "inverse" belly strippers 1984 Marlo's Magazine Volume 5 84
Edward Marlo Triple Power Poker bottom deal, overhand and riffle stacking demo 1984 Marlo's Magazine Volume 5 86
Edward Marlo Story Book Poker Deal ace cutting, repeat 6 hand stacking, all have quartets as climax, "inverse" belly stripper 1984 Marlo's Magazine Volume 5 88
Edward Marlo Crimp Conjuring spectator shuffles, magician locates aces two times, then stacks them, similar to snap crimp 1984 Marlo's Magazine Volume 5 210
Karl Fulves The 3 Jacks Deal stacking demo, partially pseudo 1984 Riffle Shuffle Technique - Part Three 183
Karl Fulves Jacks with a Finish "3 Jack Deal" with aces climax 1984 Riffle Shuffle Technique - Part Three 185
Karl Fulves The Restacking Problem players leave or arrive after deck is already stacked, several solutions:
- 4 Hands to 3
- 5 Hands to 4
- 5 Hands to 3
- 3 Hands to 5
- Mind Games (including finding some thought of cards (blindfold poker deal))
see also "Blindfold Aces" (Karl Fulves, 1992),
"The Case of the Inconstant Player" (Ernest Earick, 1993)
1984 Riffle Shuffle Technique - Part Three 192
Karl Fulves 4 to 3 in 2 Restacking Problem Routine 1984 Riffle Shuffle Technique - Part Three 201
Larry Jennings & Jeff Busby The Return of the Future Gambler variation of Jennings' "Future Gambler" , overhand stacking demo, riffle stacking demo, triumph finish see also "The Future Gambler" (Larry Jennings, 1969) 1984 Epoptica (Section "Yearbook") 289
Randy Tanner Perfect Poker any named value is dealt, magician becomes royal flush 1985 Best of Friends - Volume II 375
Unknown Poker Trick Aces riffle shuffled in deck yet controlled (top stock control), then stacked with two shuffles (perfectly alternating near top) 1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 2) 3
Jack McMillen Gamblers' Riffle Stack riffle glimpsing cards (1937) 1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 2) 10
Darwin Ortiz Fast Shuffle four Aces are stacked in 4, 2 and 1 shuffle(s) 1988 Darwin Ortiz at the Card Table 58
Darwin Ortiz The Twofer Shuffle stacking to hands with one shuffle 1988 Darwin Ortiz at the Card Table 63
Edward Marlo Logical Stack Procedure "Demo Riffle Stacks", four Aces in two, then one shuffles 1988 Marlo's Magazine Volume 6 96
Edward Marlo A Royal Flush Stack "Demo Riffle Stacks", one shuffle stack 1988 Marlo's Magazine Volume 6 98
Fred Black Black's Stack 1989 The Vernon Chronicles - Volume 3 113
Karl Fulves Outjogged Poker apparent stacking with outjogged aces as demo, when dealt aces fall to spectator, yet performer gets aces see also "Square Out" (Karl Fulves, 1987),
"Outfoxed" (Karl Fulves, 1991)
1989 The Multiple Shift 15
Edward Marlo Two Shuffle Cull two riffle shuffles to cull full house, 2 more to stack it, "It is understood that the above information is to be used for entertainment purposes only." 1990 That's It 62
Alex Elmsley Just Lucky riffle stacking for 4 players in which top card is lost every time 1991 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley - Volume 1 391
Karl Fulves Outfoxed apparent stacking with outjogged aces as demo, when dealt aces are openly dealt from center to spectator, yet performer gets aces, two methods see also "Outjogged Poker" (Karl Fulves, 1989) 1991 28 Card Tricks 51
Jack Carpenter Royal Faststack riffle stacking demo with surprise appearance of royal flush 1992 Modus Operandi 99
James Swain Impromptu Cheat performer receives best hand from shuffled deck, uses riffle stacking 1992 Don't Blink 31
Steve Draun Quintiple Duke bluff with deck switch, interesting 1993 Secrets Draun from Underground 84
Steve Draun The W.E.B. Shuffle special crimped card, the real work otherwise 1993 Secrets Draun from Underground 72
Ernest Earick Poker Blind two shuffle stack for four cards, five hands 1993 By Forces Unseen 178
Ernest Earick Tandem in One one shuffle stack for two quartets, five players, random positions 1993 By Forces Unseen 182
Ernest Earick The Case of the Inconstant Player adjusting five player stack if up to 3 leave or 2 arrive see also "The Restacking Problem" (Karl Fulves, 1984) 1993 By Forces Unseen 192
Ernest Earick A Little Bit Patter presentation for restacking the deck when a player leaves 1993 By Forces Unseen 199
Gene Maze Open-Face Poker Stock apparently aces stacked with one shuffle, then fours with one shuffle 1994 Gene Maze And The Art Of Bottom Dealing 93
Gene Maze Hard Way Poker first real riffle stacking, then pseudo one-shuffle stack, actually center deal 1994 Gene Maze And The Art Of Bottom Dealing 137
Darwin Ortiz The Sting stacking & culling demo 1995 Cardshark 184
Karl Fulves Fake Poker three Aces on top, 4th Ace randomly placed in second hand and dropped on top, one riffle shuffle, performer gets four aces when dealt for two 1995 Setting Up Exercises 13
Karl Fulves Four In One four-of-a-kind on top, one riffle shuffle to stack for 4 players, with false dealing 1995 Setting Up Exercises 15
Karl Fulves Paradox Poker performer stacks 4 royal flush cards for 4 players, spectator distributes hole cards and completes royal flush, fake stacking 1995 Setting Up Exercises 16
John Scarne One Shuffle Poker aces apparently stacked to wanted player in one hand, actually bottom deal 1995 Setting Up Exercises 18
Karl Fulves ReStackJack jacks stacked for four-handed game, restacking for three players 1995 Setting Up Exercises 28
Karl Fulves 3 Aces 4 Hands 1 Shuffle 1995 Setting Up Exercises 49
Karl Fulves The Poker Cheat three card stacking with short-cut inspired by "Fake Runn Up" (Jack Merlin, 1927/28) 1995 Setting Up Exercises 61
Karl Fulves Two Card Stud riffle shuffle handling of Bruce Elliott overhand shuffle effect 1995 Setting Up Exercises 63
Karl Fulves Three?Four?Five? "quick one-shuffle run-up that can be used for any number of hands" 1995 Setting Up Exercises 79
Karl Fulves Speed Stacking inspired by "One Shuffle Stacking" (Harry Green, 1984) 1995 Setting Up Exercises 83
Karl Fulves Double Duke In One 1995 Setting Up Exercises 91
Tommy Lake The Lake Run-Up one-shuffle 1995 Setting Up Exercises 108
Karl Fulves Royalist royal flush stacking plot, posed as problem 1996 Blocking Off 75
Karl Fulves Cool Hand Duke cull stack
- No Kings In Packet
- One King In Packet
- Two Kings In Packet
- Three Kings In Packet
- The Routine
1996 Blocking Off 134
Karl Fulves Sign-Steal-Deliver free selection is signed, 4 riffle shuffles, spectator gets flush with his selection, performer a royal flush, first flush cull-stacked on the fly 1996 Blocking Off 143
Karl Fulves Reparation cull-stacking a pair 1996 Blocking Off 179
Jack Carpenter Riffle 'n' Roll 1 shuffle stack, aces for 5 hands 1997 The Expert's Portfolio No. 1 77
Jack Carpenter The D.C. Hustle kings and queens on top, 1 shuffle stack, 5 players, kings, queens, x, x, aces 1997 The Expert's Portfolio No. 1 85
Andrew Wimhurst Faster Shuffle one Shuffle Stack, 5 hands 1998 Down Under Deals 25
Andrew Wimhurst Memoirs of A Stud stacking four selections and four aces 1998 Down Under Deals 27
James Swain Just Lucky Eight Card Stack double Duke 1999 21st Century Card Magic 144
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
Pit Hartling Cincinnati Pit stacking four hands with four-of-a-kinds with two shuffles varied by "Tupelo Paul" (R. Paul Wilson, 2010) 2003 Card Fictions 52
Gary Plants You Name It, I'll Flush It suit named, corresponding royal flush stacked for 10-handed game, originally from Precursor (Oct. 2003) inspired by Tony Giorgio routine from Magicana/Genii 2004 Lecture Notes - The Second Super Session 18
Gene Maze Universal Stock number of hands chosen by spectator, combining riffle stacking, second and bottom deals, only briefly explained see also Wonderful Routines of Magic, First Addendum 2004 Enchantments 138
David Ben Bertram, Braue And Ben combination with 2 more phases: 6 handed deal, Texas Hold'em deal, table faros inspired by "Braue Poker Deal" (Frederick Braue, 1940) 2005 Penumbra (Issue 9) 12
Dai Vernon Black's stack four aces, kings and queens stacked for 6 hands, with faros 2007 Bruce Cervon's Castle Notebooks - Volume 1 35
Tony Giorgio Shuffle Stack two hands, faro 2007 Bruce Cervon's Castle Notebooks - Volume 1 48
Jason England & Steve Forte Another Shuffle Stack 7-handed game, pseudo stack inspired by "One Shuffle Stack" (Steve Forte, Genii March 2006) 2009 Jammin' With the Fellas 9
Benjamin Earl Quick Little Stack two cards, pseudo mates 2010 Gambit (Issue 2) 21
Jason England & Gary Plants Doubly Dirty inspired by "Dirty Dealing" (Gary Plants, Genii August 1996) 2012 Texas on a Saturday Night 4
Joseph Barry A Memory at the Card Table card chosen, deck apparently memorized, blackjack and poker hands apparently riffle stacked, rest recited and last card is selected one 2014 Reverie 24
Vic Trabucco Power Poker Magician demonstrates how to stack cards during a shuffle and receives four aces on the first deal. On the next round, he receives a royal flush. see also "An Effective Poker Deal" (1935) 2015 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 10 66
Pit Hartling A Riffle Culling Demonstration named four-of-a-kind to top 2016 In Order to Amaze 130
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
Nathan Colwell Pseudo Riffle Stacking Pseudo riffle stacking demo, with deck separated into red/black as kicker 2017 A New Angle 53