101 entries in Cards / Sleights / False Dealing / Bottom Deal / Strike
  
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A. J. Vertical Bottom Deal deck held with backs towards audience, right hand boldly draws out bottom card
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 10 No. 8) 118
Jack Merlin Bottoms Erdnase grip
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
Variations Merlin's Master Manipulations 9
Jack Merlin Bottom Deal as used in a Game management, with palming and when to deal bottoms
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
Lessons in Dishonesty 3
Gerald Kosky An Easy Bottom Deal stud off the back
Variations More Card Manipulations (Issue 2) 15
Unknown The Bottom Deal
Expert Card Technique 20
Cardini Bottom Dealing - Method 1 mentioning of standard bottom deal effects
Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 2 185
Unknown Bottom Dealing - Method 2
Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 2 186
Audley Walsh Bottom Dealing - Method 3
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
Related toVariations Card Control 105
Dai Vernon Tips for Experts - Bottom Dealing
The Dai Vernon Book of Magic 193
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Bottom Deal straddle grip
The Cardiste (Issue 3) 5
Edward Marlo Strike Bottom Deal
Seconds, Centers, Bottoms 14
Edward Marlo The Related Bottom Deal
Seconds, Centers, Bottoms 44
Edward Marlo The Deep Bottom Deal
Seconds, Centers, Bottoms 50
Edward Marlo The Moveable Thumb applied to the bottom deal
Seconds, Centers, Bottoms 51
Edward Marlo Tabled Bottom Deal two methods
Seconds, Centers, Bottoms 93
Edward Marlo The S.F. Bottom Deal variation of deal in "Sharps and Flats"
Also published here Seconds, Centers, Bottoms 79
Edward Marlo Missing Finger Deals finger(s) are curled under deck
Also published here Seconds, Centers, Bottoms 85
Dr. James William Elliott Bottom Deal Straddle Grip
Related to Ultimate Secrets of Card Magic 172
Edward Marlo Block Control Bottom Deal
Variations Riffle Shuffle Finale (Issue Riffle Finale) 14
Edward Marlo Immediate Bottom Deal immediately after deck is placed from right into left hand
Related to The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4 No. 2nd Folio) 219
Wesley James Tabled Bottom Deal
Related to Epilogue (Issue 18) 167
Ken Krenzel The Fingertip Bottom Deal
Related to The Card Classics of Ken Krenzel 226
Ken Krenzel The Thumb-Grip Bottom Deal
The Card Classics of Ken Krenzel 229
Frederick Braue Braue Bottom Deal
Fred Braue on False Deals 9
Unknown Bottom Deal
Fred Braue on False Deals 41
S. W. Erdnase, Dr. Jacob Daley Bottom Deal to hide different colored back
Sleights & Swindles 2
Edward Marlo Small Packet Bottom Deal with loosening
Marlo without Tears 168
Edward Marlo Fifth Routine riffle cull and bottom deal with slick aces (reduces friction)
Marlo's Magazine Volume 5 98
Edward Marlo Bottom Deal Tip using short cards
Marlo's Magazine Volume 5 99
Edward Marlo The Two Finger Take straddle grip
Marlo's Magazine Volume 5 271
Edward Marlo The Frictionless Bottom Deal faro set-up
Formula One Close-Up 80
Edward Marlo Open Hockley
Marlo's Magazine Volume 6 282
Edward Marlo Push Pull Bottom Deal right thumb pushes against edge of deck, with variations
Related to M.I.N.T. — Volume I 340
Edward Marlo The Illusionary Bottom Deal deep take, Master Grip or Straddle Grip
Related toAlso published here
  • The New Tops, Mar. 1968
M.I.N.T. — Volume I 356
Edward Marlo Immediate Bottom Deal
Randy Wakeman Presents 71
John Bannon End Grip Bottom Deal bold, from small packet
Impossibilia 14
Max Katz Max Katz Switch kind of bottop change bottom deal at the back, as out for stop trick
Close-up Impact! 81
Ken Krenzel The Gravity Bottom Deal
Close-up Impact! 188
Edward Marlo Open Hockley
That's It 60
John Bannon, Edward Marlo "Bold Control" Bottom Deal
Smoke and Mirrors 108
Edward Marlo Friction-less Bottom Deal secret incomplete faro condition
Also published here The Olram File (Issue 6) 4
Edward Marlo Greased Bottom Deal secret incomplete faro condition
Also published here Card Finesse II 176
Jack Carpenter Notes on the Strike Bottom Deal modified erdnase grip
Modus Operandi 111
Karl Fulves Bottom Deal from Case
Deceptive Practices 9
Steve Draun The Combination Bottom Deal part strike, part pushoff
Secrets Draun from Underground 61
Karl Fulves Interim Report on John Scarne, Slydini, Frank Thompson (credit claim for Cigar Bottom Deal)
Rigmarole (Issue 5) 53
Gene Maze Back-Take Bottom Deal
  • The Left-Hand Grip
  • The Dealing Action and the Take
Gene Maze And The Art Of Bottom Dealing 27
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
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
Gene Maze And The Art Of Bottom Dealing 15
Roger Crosthwaite The Bottom Deal
Inspired by Roger's Thesaurus 158
Meir Yedid Baby Bottoms bottom dealing from small packet, like Elmsley count push-off, also as all-alike sequence
Magical Wishes 62
John Scarne Invisible Seconds top half shuffled, four obvious seconds dealt, those four cards are Aces, featuring a Bottom Deal handling from straddle grip
Related to Verbatim (Issue 10) 127
Edward Marlo The Easy Way: Bottom Deal For The Millions deck held in right hand, left hand peels off cards from top/bottom
Facsimile (Issue 3) 41
Karl Fulves Bottom Fact using Erdnase Bottom Deal as get-ready for strike bottom
Inspired byRelated to Underworld (Issue 1) 12
Paul Cummins Visual Retention Bottom Deal with packet held in right hand
from a shuffled deck in use... Part One 25
Edward Marlo Frictionless Bottom Deal
Miracles with Cards 65
Wesley James The WJ Front Bottom Deal about its history
  • The Grip
  • The Take
  • The Top
  • The Bottom
  • Cover Action
The Magical Record and Thoughts of Wesley James 10
Wesley James The WJ Tabled Bottom Deal
Related to The Magical Record and Thoughts of Wesley James 18
Roger Crosthwaite The Bottom Control Deal
Inspired by Arcardia 120
Max Katz Max Katz Switch kind of bottop change bottom deal at the back, as out
Ahead of the Pack 138
Edward Marlo Immediate Bottom Deal
Card College - Volume 5 1257
Karl Fulves Dummy Deal bottom deal from front end, full grip, top half openly outjogged
Related to
  • Sharps & Flats
Off The Books (Issue 6) 104
Edward Marlo Immediate Bottom Deal here from small packet
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
Enchantments 195
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Open Double-Deal Switch Chapter 8
top two cards are apparently placed on table, second card switched for bottom deal, credit information, "Covered Bottom Deal"
Diamonds from Coal 56
Edward Marlo S. F. Bottom Deal
Also published here Marlo on Erdnase 94
Edward Marlo Missing Finger Deal finger(s) are curled under deck
Also published here Marlo on Erdnase 96
Edward Marlo Greased Bottom Deal secret incomplete faro condition
Also published here Marlo on Erdnase 107
Edward Marlo Flat Hand Bottom Deals deck sits flat on fingers, three methods, credit information
Related to Marlo on Erdnase 117
Justin Higham Tilted Fake Removal Pretend to take card from center of deck, actually take bottom card
Inspired by Dexterity Manual 23
Fred Robinson Another Bottom Deal
The Magic of Fred Robinson 95
Fred Robinson The Fred Robinson Bottom Deal from full grip
Variations The Magic of Fred Robinson 72
R. Paul Wilson The Fred Robinson Deals additional discussion and variations of Robinson's Deals from the same chapter
The Magic of Fred Robinson 108
Ken Krenzel The Fanned Bottom Deal bottom deal from fan
Related to Relaxed Impossibilities 69
Jason England Modified Erdnase (#2) comments
Related to From the Cellar 8
Jason England Other Grips
  • Straddle Grip
  • Full Grip
  • The Master Grip
From the Cellar 15
Benjamin Earl Erdnase Grip Disguise Bottom Deal "EGD Bottom Deal"
Inspired by Gambit (Issue 1) 14
Tom Gagnon Scissors Take Bilateral BD
Inspired by Avant-Cards 190
Tom Gagnon Scissors Grip Bilateral BD
Inspired by Avant-Cards 192
Tom Gagnon Bilateral Bottom Deal two-handed version of Lateral Bottom Deal
Inspired byVariationsAlso published here Avant-Cards 188
Juan Tamariz, Fred Robinson EZ Bottom Deal
Related to Confidences 203
Unknown Stud Bottom Deal over front end
The Magic of Steven Hamilton 59
Daniel Madison Holdout Deal Doing a 'Bottom Deal' with a card in the left hand sleeve holdout
Placebo 47
Daniel Madison Back Deal Doing a 'Bottom Deal' with a card in left hand Back Palm, can also be used as a single card switch
Placebo 45
Unknown Bottom Deal bottom take, stand up
7 Mysteries of Mentalism 48
Bob Farmer Ten Card (Second and Bottom) Deals false deals from small packet
The Bammo Ten Card Deal Dossier 39
Roberto Giobbi The Bottom Deal for one-time use in stand-up situation
Standup Card Magic 94
Unknown Consecutive Bottom Deal Count-Down
Related to The Pages are Blank 55
Dr. James William Elliott, Michael Feldman On the Elliott Bottom Deal straddle grip
Related to The Pages are Blank 56
Tom Gagnon Bilateral Bottom Deal
Also published here Gagnon Unfiltered 33
Steve Forte Snap-down Bottoms (natural grip)
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 443
Steve Forte Straddle Bottom technical details by hustler FOF
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 445
Unknown Erdnase Bottom as taught by hustler JB
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 447
Steve Forte The Bottom Deal
  • technical observations
    • second-deal similarities
    • strike and pushoff bottoms
    • grip
    • finger movement
    • squeeze
    • no-squeeze
    • straight-finger squeeze
    • the take
    • top-card movement
    • deck's plane
    • pitch timing
    • rhythm
    • bottom-deal nuances
  • Traits of the Best Bottom Dealers
    • Grip
    • Technique
    • Optimal Pace and Rhythm
    • Personal Dealing Style
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 437
Steve Forte Fred Robinson dealt out to the front
  • Robinson stud deal
  • Robinson hit-card deal
Inspired by Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 455
Steve Forte, Joe Artanis Artanis Bottom Deal
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 458
Unknown Thumb-Stop Bottoms by hustler FOF, consecutive bottoms, left thumb reaches over to grip full deck
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 463
Steve Forte Thumb Digger requiring long right thumb nail, pinch take
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 466