103 entries in Cards / Sleights / False Dealing / Bottom Deal / Strike
  
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
A. J. Vertical Bottom Deal deck held with backs towards audience, right hand boldly draws out bottom card
Aug. 1904 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 10 No. 8) 118
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
Variations 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
Variations 1939 More Card Manipulations (Issue 2) 15
Unknown The Bottom Deal
1940 Expert Card Technique 20
Eddie Joseph Bottom Dealing left hand moves away at bottom deal, bottom cards slanted out
1942 Greater Card Tricks 12
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
Related toVariations 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"
Also published here 1959 Seconds, Centers, Bottoms 79
Edward Marlo Missing Finger Deals finger(s) are curled under deck
Also published here 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
Related to 1967 Ultimate Secrets of Card Magic 172
Edward Marlo Block Control Bottom Deal
Variations 1967 Riffle Shuffle Finale (Issue Riffle Finale) 14
Edward Marlo Immediate Bottom Deal immediately after deck is placed from right into left hand
Related to Winter 1968 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4 No. 2nd Folio) 219
Wesley James Tabled Bottom Deal
Related to 1973 Epilogue (Issue 18) 167
Ken Krenzel The Fingertip Bottom Deal
Related to 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
Edward Marlo Push Pull Bottom Deal right thumb pushes against edge of deck, with variations
Related to 1988 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
1988 M.I.N.T. — Volume I 356
Edward Marlo Immediate Bottom Deal
1989 Randy Wakeman Presents 71
John Bannon End Grip Bottom Deal bold, from small packet
1990 Impossibilia 14
Max Katz Max Katz Switch kind of bottop change bottom deal at the back, as out for stop trick
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
Also published here 1991 The Olram File (Issue 6) 4
Edward Marlo Greased Bottom Deal secret incomplete faro condition
Also published here 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
Karl Fulves Interim Report on John Scarne, Slydini, Frank Thompson (credit claim for Cigar Bottom Deal)
1993 Rigmarole (Issue 5) 53
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
Meir Yedid Baby Bottoms bottom dealing from small packet, like Elmsley count push-off, also as all-alike sequence
1994 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 1994 Verbatim (Issue 10) 127
Roger Crosthwaite The Bottom Deal
Inspired by 1994 Roger's Thesaurus 158
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
Karl Fulves Bottom Fact using Erdnase Bottom Deal as get-ready for strike bottom
Inspired byRelated to 1995 Underworld (Issue 1) 12
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
Edward Marlo Flutterless Bottom Deal left fingers remain extended
1996 MO — Modus Operandi (Issue 8) 1
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
Related to 1997 The Magical Record and Thoughts of Wesley James 18
Roger Crosthwaite The Bottom Control Deal
Inspired by 1999 Arcardia 120
Max Katz Max Katz Switch kind of bottop change bottom deal at the back, as out
2002 Ahead of the Pack 138
Edward Marlo Immediate Bottom Deal
2003 Card College - Volume 5 1257
Karl Fulves Dummy Deal bottom deal from front end, full grip, top half openly outjogged
Related to
  • Sharps & Flats
2003 Off The Books (Issue 6) 104
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
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"
2004 Diamonds from Coal 56
Edward Marlo S. F. Bottom Deal
Also published here 2007 Marlo on Erdnase 94
Edward Marlo Missing Finger Deal finger(s) are curled under deck
Also published here 2007 Marlo on Erdnase 96
Edward Marlo Greased Bottom Deal secret incomplete faro condition
Also published here 2007 Marlo on Erdnase 107
Edward Marlo Flat Hand Bottom Deals deck sits flat on fingers, three methods, credit information
Related to 2007 Marlo on Erdnase 117
Justin Higham Tilted Fake Removal Pretend to take card from center of deck, actually take bottom card
Inspired by 2008 Dexterity Manual 23
Fred Robinson The Fred Robinson Bottom Deal from full grip
Variations 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
Related to 2009 Relaxed Impossibilities 69
Jason England Modified Erdnase (#2) comments
Related to 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"
Inspired by 2009 Gambit (Issue 1) 14
Tom Gagnon Bilateral Bottom Deal two-handed version of Lateral Bottom Deal
Inspired byVariationsAlso published here 2011 Avant-Cards 188
Tom Gagnon Scissors Take Bilateral BD
Inspired by 2011 Avant-Cards 190
Tom Gagnon Scissors Grip Bilateral BD
Inspired by 2011 Avant-Cards 192
Juan Tamariz, Fred Robinson EZ Bottom Deal
Related to 2012 Confidences 203
Unknown Stud Bottom Deal over front end
2013 The Magic of Steven Hamilton 59
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
2014 Placebo 45
Daniel Madison Holdout Deal Doing a 'Bottom Deal' with a card in the left hand sleeve holdout
2014 Placebo 47
Unknown Bottom Deal bottom take, stand up
2015 7 Mysteries of Mentalism 48
Bob Farmer Ten Card (Second and Bottom) Deals false deals from small packet
2015 The Bammo Ten Card Deal Dossier 39
Roberto Giobbi The Bottom Deal for one-time use in stand-up situation
2016 Standup Card Magic 94
Unknown Consecutive Bottom Deal Count-Down
Related to 2017 The Pages are Blank 55
Dr. James William Elliott, Michael Feldman On the Elliott Bottom Deal straddle grip
Related to 2017 The Pages are Blank 56
Tom Gagnon Bilateral Bottom Deal
Also published here 2019 Gagnon Unfiltered 33
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
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 437
Steve Forte Snap-down Bottoms (natural grip)
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 443
Steve Forte Straddle Bottom technical details by hustler FOF
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 445
Unknown Erdnase Bottom as taught by hustler JB
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 447
Steve Forte Fred Robinson dealt out to the front
  • Robinson stud deal
  • Robinson hit-card deal
Inspired by 2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 455
Steve Forte, Joe Artanis Artanis Bottom Deal
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 458
Unknown Thumb-Stop Bottoms by hustler FOF, consecutive bottoms, left thumb reaches over to grip full deck
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 463
Steve Forte Thumb Digger requiring long right thumb nail, pinch take
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 466