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S. W. Erdnase Greatest Single Accomplishment bottom dealing 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 23
Jack Merlin Seconds and Bottoms 1927/28 Merlin's Master Manipulations 7
John Northern Hilliard Caution 1938 Greater Magic 211
Unknown Second Deal Aid roughing fluid on thumb see also "Tip on Second Dealing" (1978) 1940 Expert Card Technique 414
Bill Simon Tricks with the Second Deal 1952 Effective Card Magic 79
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Rusduck Four-Way Deal straddle grip for doing tops, seconds, centers and bottoms see also "Las Vegas Deck" (Russell "Rusduck" Duck, 1958) 1957 The Cardiste (Issue 3) 3
Edward Marlo Foreword 1959 Seconds, Centers, Bottoms 1
Edward Marlo "Seconds, Centers, Bottoms" introduction 1959 Seconds, Centers, Bottoms 5
Edward Marlo The Second Deal 1959 Seconds, Centers, Bottoms 16
Edward Marlo The Moveable Thumb applied to the bottom deal 1959 Seconds, Centers, Bottoms 51
Edward Marlo Center Dealing Comments thumb must be moving 1959 Seconds, Centers, Bottoms 107
Edward Marlo Cover Ups more visual deceptiveness for false dealing with:
- The Downward Deal
- The Upward Deal
- The Backward Deal
- Principle of the Wrist Turn
- About Noise
1959 Seconds, Centers, Bottoms 131
Edward Marlo Concluding Observations 1959 Seconds, Centers, Bottoms 135
Edward Marlo Center Deal center deals worked out after seeing Zingone exhibition movie 1959 Seconds, Centers, Bottoms 96
Unknown Tip on Second Dealing product to put on fingers see also "Second Deal Aid" (1940) 1978 Fred Braue on False Deals 42
Edward Marlo Face-up Poker Deals cards are dealt face up, face-up bottom deals, discrepancy 1983 Marlo without Tears 316
John Carney Bottom Dealing Tips 1987 Lecture Notes Collection (Section "Conjuring con Carney") 20
John Carney Bottom Deal Psychology in magic context 1991 Carneycopia 112
Stephen Hobbs Preface 1994 Gene Maze And The Art Of Bottom Dealing xiii
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
Stephen Hobbs Select Bibliography (With Annotations) sources for false dealing and for Gene Maze's work 1994 Gene Maze And The Art Of Bottom Dealing 192
Tony Giorgio Introduction 1996 The Bottom Deal 1
Roberto Giobbi False Dealing Introduction 2000 Card College - Volume 4 929
Roberto Giobbi The Cards 2000 Card College - Volume 4 931
Wesley James Deals 2004 Enchantments 193
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

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2004 Enchantments 195
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
Wesley James Miscellaneous False Deals - A Development Snapshot discussion of various false deals 2004 Enchantments 259
Wesley James Theoretical False Deals 2004 Enchantments 281
Jason England The Big Question strike or push-of second deal 2006 Second Thoughts 14
Jason England Practice Drills 2006 Second Thoughts 15
Jason England Tempo Drills 2006 Second Thoughts 16
Jason England Final Thoughts - Other Seconds
- Dry skin
- Seconds/Centers/Bottom - Same Grip
- More on Rhythm and Timing
2006 Second Thoughts 18
Alexander de Cova False Dealing Lotion used openly as part of presentation 2007 Pokerama 3
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
R. Paul Wilson The Rear Lift subtlety on the take 2009 The Magic of Fred Robinson 112
Jason England General Bottom Dealing Tips 2009 From the Cellar 19
Jason England Tips From the Experts chapter intro 2009 From the Cellar 22
Steve Forte Tips from the Experts bottom dealing tips 2009 From the Cellar 22
Darwin Ortiz Tips from the Experts bottom dealing tips 2009 From the Cellar 24
Gary Plants Tips from the Experts bottom dealing tips 2009 From the Cellar 25
Richard Turner Tips from the Experts bottom dealing tips 2009 From the Cellar 25
Jason England Speaking of sources... bottom dealing in print 2009 From the Cellar 27
Jason England Video sources for bottom dealing 2009 From the Cellar 33
Antonio Zuccaro The Fine Points Describes Dom Paolino's technique, named The Fabulous Center Deal (Genii, vol. 31, no. 2, p. 91) see also "Step Center Deal" (Edward Marlo, 1959) 2011 Finding The Center 37
Alexander de Cova False Dealing Lotion used openly as part of presentation 2011 Seminar-Leviten 6
Ricky Smith Learning Second Dealing practice tips 2015 Nothing as it Seems 21
Dai Vernon Strike on 2nd Street thoughts on the speed of false dealing from a lecture transcript 2016 Hidden Agenda (Section "Jan 29") 33
Gordon Bruce False Deal Practice 2016 Hidden Agenda (Section "Feb 7") 42
Roberto Giobbi & Walter Scott Blind Phantom dealing under newspaper 2016 Hidden Agenda (Section "June 28") 186