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Unknown False Shuffles - Second Method top stock 1889 Tricks with Cards 26
Unknown To make a "False Shuffle" - Seventh Method riffle shuffle to keep top stock 1890 More Magic 14
Unknown For One Card controlling top card or bottom and top card 1897 New Era Card Tricks 46
S. W. Erdnase Erdnase System of Blind Riffles and Cuts - I. To Retain the Top Stock 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 33
Unknown To Keep Certain Cards in View overhand and basic riffle shuffle methods for:
1. The bottom card
2. The top card
3a. A number of cards (jog shuffle)
3b. A number of cards (lift shuffle)
1938 Greater Magic 165
Unknown Retaining Top Stock see also "Setting Up The Move" (Karl Fulves, 1970) 1940 Expert Card Technique 71
Unknown Another False Shuffle riffle shuffle to preserve top card, basic 1941 / 27 Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 1 196
Unknown To Control "Top" and "Bottom" Cards by Riffle Shuffle 1941 / 27 Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 1 257
Unknown Cut, Riffle Shuffle and retain the Top Stock 1946 Card Control 101
Arthur H. Buckley Retaining the Stock with crimp during shuffle 1946 Card Control 102
Unknown Retaining a Card at the Top of the Deck 1948 The Royal Road to Card Magic 30
Bill Simon The Top Stock Control 1952 Effective Card Magic 178
Unknown False Riffle Shuffle retaining top stock 1953 Classic Secrets of Magic 65
Edward Marlo Top Block Control using block transfer strip-out 1959 Riffle Shuffle Systems 38
Edward Marlo Top Block Shuffle and Straight Cut riffle and cut, top stock control 1959 Riffle Shuffle Systems 45
Edward Marlo The Partial Strip Out to Keep the Top Stock 1959 Riffle Shuffle Systems 50
Edward Marlo N.B. for the Top Stock "No Breaks", using scratch edge marked key card 1959 Riffle Shuffle Systems 53
Dai Vernon Retaining the Top Stock up to 20 cards 1960 More Inner Secrets of Card Magic 49
Dad Stevens To bring cards to the top Steven's Control 1960 More Inner Secrets of Card Magic 55
Karl Fulves Setting Up The Move with block transfer see also "Retaining Top Stock" (1940) 1970 Faro & Riffle Technique (Section "Second Supplement") 74
Frank Garcia & Joe Christ Top Stock False Shuffle 1973 Super Subtle Card Miracles 87
Dr. Jacob Daley Top Stock Control 1973 Super Subtle Card Miracles 168
Frederick Braue Fred Braue's Notes Stevens Control with Triumph Shuffle principle
- Four Card Control
- One-Card Control
also published as "One-Card Riffle Shuffle Control" (1985),
"Four-Card Riffle Shuffle Control" (1985),
"One Card Control" (Frederick Braue, 1992),
"Four Card Control" (1992)
1975 Riffle Shuffle Technique - Part Two 98
Frederick Braue A Letter to Southall Stevens Control with Triumph Shuffle principle, 1960-03-26 also published as "Gus Southall" (1985) 1975 Riffle Shuffle Technique - Part Two 99
Dai Vernon & Dad Stevens The Stevens Control detailed description 1975 Riffle Shuffle Technique - Part Two 101
Karl Fulves One Shuffle Ace Control using Stevens Control 1975 Riffle Shuffle Technique - Part Two 105
Martin A. Nash The Throw-Off Shuffle top stock 1977 Any Second Now 176
Jeff Busby Top Stock Control Zarrow and crimp combo 1981 Arcane (Issue 5) 54
Joseph K. Schmidt The "Un-False" Shuffle I - The Hand Off
II - The "Ladder-Job" (based on Jeff Busby)
1985 Epoptica (Issue 7) 430
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
Unknown Gamblers' Move top stock control with crimped deck (1937) see also "Gamblers' Stock Control" (1985),
"Gamblers' Riffle Control" (1992),
"Gambler's False Riffle Shuffle" (1992)
1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 2) 10
Charlie Miller Shuffle Misdirection apparent mistake or clumsiness, top stock control or addition from knee (1939) 1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 2) 26
Unknown Gamblers' Stock Control with bridge see also "Gamblers' Move" (1985),
"Gambler's False Riffle Shuffle" (1992)
1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 4) 4
Unknown Four-Card Riffle Shuffle Control Stevens Control type also published as "Fred Braue's Notes" (Frederick Braue, 1975) 1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 4) 4
Unknown Gus Southall top stock control, top stock shuffled into deck (letter to Southall, 1960-03-26) also published as "A Letter to Southall" (Frederick Braue, 1975) 1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 4) 5
Unknown Face-Up Stock Stock Control top stock shuffled into deck 1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 4) 6
Unknown One-Card Riffle Shuffle Control Stevens Control type also published as "Fred Braue's Notes" (Frederick Braue, 1975) 1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 4) 6
Harry Lorayne Imaginative Ace Controls two top stock controls with cutting sequences 1990 Trend Setters 201
Unknown Gambler's False Riffle Shuffle with bridge see also "Gamblers' Stock Control" (1985),
"Gamblers' Move" (1985)
1992 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 6) 10
Unknown Gamblers' Riffle Control with bridge see also "Gamblers' Move" (1985) 1992 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 6) 10
Unknown Four Card Control Stevens Control with Triumph Shuffle principle also published as "Fred Braue's Notes" (Frederick Braue, 1975) 1992 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 6) 11
Frederick Braue One Card Control Stevens Control with Triumph Shuffle principle also published as "Fred Braue's Notes" (Frederick Braue, 1975) 1992 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 6) 12
Frederick Braue Four Ace Location aces placed on top and shuffled in deck, actually two shuffled to bottom and then produced via friction toss 1992 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 6) 13
Unknown トップカード、ボトムカードを動かさない方法 (Method for retaining top/bottom card) With riffle shuffle 1993 Larry Jennings's Card Technique 36
Frank Thompson Frank Thompson's Method top stock riffle control, "Thompson Ace Cutting" 1994 Crooked Tales 94
Karl Fulves Retaining Top Stock two shuffles and straight cut, 2 procedures 1996 Blocking Off 181
Martin A. Nash Controlling the Top Stock with a Riffle Shuffle 1998 Card College - Volume 3 645
Dai Vernon The Block Transfer the top stock is maintained with a Triumph Shuffle, Stevens alternative 1998 Card College - Volume 3 648
Dad Stevens Stevens Control 1999 Low Down Dirty Tricks 11
David Regal The World's First Card Trick top card after spectator's shuffle is predicted 2002 Constant Fooling 1 7
Ron Bauer Table Riffle Shuffles - Easy Table Riffle Shuffle
- Fundamentals of False Table Riffle Shuffling
- Casino-Style Table Riffle Shuffle
2004 Second Finger Top Deal 21
Dai Vernon Top-Stock Control with Riffle Shuffle alternative for Stevens Control 2010 Secret Agenda (Section "May 26") 157
Roberto Giobbi Top Stock Control see also Top Slug Control in Steve Forte's Casino Protection 2010 Secret Agenda (Section "Dec 20") 379
Jason England Riffle Shuffle Control with reverse breather crimp 2012 Texas on a Saturday Night 2
Jack Carpenter Hustler's Stock Control Shuffle top and bottom stock simultaneously, jogged-slug stripping approach inspired by "Gambler's Aces" (Larry Jennings, 1975) 2017 The Expert's Portfolio No. 2 40
Unknown Stevens Control brief 2017 The Expert's Portfolio No. 2 40