271 entries in Cards / Sleights / False Dealing / Bottom Deal
  
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
S. W. Erdnase Top and Bottom Dealing with One Hand using the Erdnase Bottom Deal, also mention of Stud Bottom Deal
Related to 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 56
S. W. Erdnase Bottom Dealing featuring the Erdnase Grip
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 52
S. W. Erdnase Dealing Without the Cut dealing from half pack to avoid shift and simplify bottom deal
Related to 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 109
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
Graham Adams The Bottom Deal photo illustrations
Related to 1931 Mr. S. W. Erdnase — "His Book" 53
Unknown With One Hand: a. Dealing face upwards
1938 Greater Magic 211
Unknown With One Hand: b. Dealing face downwards
1938 Greater Magic 212
Laurie Ireland The Bottom Deal two methods (see p. 6 for second method), later second deal from same grip
1938 Lessons in Dishonesty 3
Theodore Annemann Bottom Deal Stop Trick small packet after spectator stops
1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue Winter Extra 1938/39) 368
Gerald Kosky An Easy Bottom Deal stud off the back
Variations 1939 More Card Manipulations (Issue 2) 15
S. W. Erdnase Erdnase Bottom Deal
1940 Expert Card Technique 29
Unknown The Bottom Deal
1940 Expert Card Technique 20
Joseph Cottone Throwing One-Handed Bottom Deal
1941 More Card Manipulations (Issue 4) 43
Eddie Joseph Bottom Dealing left hand moves away at bottom deal, bottom cards slanted out
1942 Greater Card Tricks 12
Unknown Dealing Bottoms end grip take
1942/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 2 193
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
Neal Elias Turnover Switch card turned over on deck with cards in right hand
Related to 1946 At the Table Tricks 5
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
Paul LePaul The Bottom-Deal (Simplified Method)
Related toVariations 1949 The Card Magic of Le Paul 90
Unknown The Easiest Bottom Deal
1956 The Best in Magic 185
Edward Marlo The Bottom Bold Steal suitable for stop trick
1957 Side Steal 12
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 One Hand Bottom Deal
1959 Seconds, Centers, Bottoms 26
Edward Marlo The Throw Bottom Deal two versions:
  • The Outward Deal
  • The Inward Deal
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1959 Seconds, Centers, Bottoms 45
Edward Marlo, Neal Elias The Clip Bottom Deal cards are dealt into right hand, then apparently top card of right hand cards is placed on table, in reality bottom card
1959 Seconds, Centers, Bottoms 51
Edward Marlo One Hand Bottom Deal Variations of D'Amico's Deal
1959 Seconds, Centers, Bottoms 70
Edward Marlo M.S.F. One Hand Bottom Modified S.F. Grip
1959 Seconds, Centers, Bottoms 84
Edward Marlo New Push Out Bottom Deal Unit Movement
1959 Seconds, Centers, Bottoms 9
Edward Marlo The Havana Deal or "The Myth of Manuel Pedro" commentary on the Havana Stud Bottom Deal, no technical description
1959 Seconds, Centers, Bottoms 20
Edward Marlo The New Bottom Stud
Also published here 1959 Seconds, Centers, Bottoms 21
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
Edward Marlo one-handed bottom deal illusion
Related to 1970 Hierophant (Issue 3) 151
Edward Marlo Spread Bottom Deal as two cards are dropped from in-the-hands-spread on the table
1971 Hierophant (Issue 5-6) 269
Theodore Annemann Spectator Deals and Stops spectator deals into performer's hand and stops, small packet bottom deal
1972 The Living End 50
Murray Bonfeld Bonfeld Bottom Deal
1973 Epilogue (Issue 19) 181
Wesley James Tabled Bottom Deal
Related to 1973 Epilogue (Issue 18) 167
Edward Marlo The First Application - To the Bottom Deal
1974 The Unexpected Card Book 244
Edward Marlo Stud Bottom Deal
1974 The Unexpected Card Book 244
Unknown Gambler's Bottom Deal stud bottom deal
1975 Epilogue (Issue Special No 3 (Part 1)) 258
Larry Jennings The Jennings Deal stud bottom deal
1975 Epilogue (Issue Special No 3 (Part 1)) 259
Gene Maze Boomerang Switch one-handed bottom deal
1977 Packet Switches (Part Five) 299
Edward Marlo Marlo's Clipped Bottom Deal
1978 The Talon (Issue 1) 6
Ken Krenzel Slow Motion Bottom Deal edge-deal
1978 The Card Classics of Ken Krenzel 231
Frederick Braue The Bottom Deal buckling and relaxing fingers
1978 Fred Braue on False Deals 3
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
Edward Marlo Inner Corner Take taking method for right hand
1979 Marlo's Magazine Volume 3 60
Edward Marlo Center Side Take position for right hand take
1979 Marlo's Magazine Volume 3 61
Edward Marlo Bottom Deal Count (First Finger Take)
1979 Marlo's Magazine Volume 3 61
Edward Marlo Marlo's Instant Botton Deal
Sep. 1979 The Talon (Issue 5) 63
Edward Marlo One Hand Bottom Deal over the short front side, four techniques
1980 Marlo's Magazine Volume 4 199
Jerry Streicher One-Handed Bottom Deal Force Throw Bottom Deal
Related to 1980 Exclusive Card Miracles 68
Gene Maze The One-Hand Bottom Deal Switch wrist turn
1980 The Gene Maze Card Book 78
Edward Marlo Marlo's Havana Deals stud bottom deal, six methods
Also published here 1980 Marlo's Magazine Volume 4 192
Unknown One-Handed Bottom Deal Switch crude description
1981 Cardworks 39
S. W. Erdnase, Dr. Jacob Daley Bottom Deal to hide different colored back
1981 Sleights & Swindles 2
Edward Marlo A Change For The Better flicker type, bottom deal
Inspired byRelated to 1982 Card Finesse 14
Edward Marlo Bottom Deal Add adding on tabled packet
1982 Card Finesse 86
Edward Marlo The Bomb Door Card face down, slow
Related to 1983 Marlo without Tears 14
Edward Marlo The Marnase Bottom Deal
Inspired by 1983 Marlo without Tears 16
Unknown Greek Bottom Deal misnomer, brief
Feb. 1983 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 6 No. 2) 736
Edward Marlo Wrist Turn Bottom Deal described from small packet
1983 Marlo's Plus Package 38
Unknown Prepared Bottom Deal card already jogged
1983 Hardcore Aces 6
Edward Marlo Unit Movement for Erdnase Bottom Deal
Related to 1983 Marlo without Tears 21
Edward Marlo Small Packet Bottom Deal with loosening
1983 Marlo without Tears 168
Paul Cummins Plausible Possibility TNT Bottom Deal Handling
Sep. 1984 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 7 No. 9) 964
Unknown The Bottom Deal brief
1984 The Art of Mentalism 42
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
Ben Harris I Didn't Know You Used Marked Cards spread bottom deal, deck spread between the hands and "random" card tossed out
1985 Midnight Special 12
Edward Marlo The Frictionless Bottom Deal faro set-up
1985 Formula One Close-Up 80
Unknown One-Hand Bottom Deal Force brief
1986 Sankey Panky 27
Larry Jennings T.N.T. Bottom Deal Take and Turn
Related to 1986 The Classic Magic of Larry Jennings 141
David Regal Bottom Deal Force
1987 Star Quality — The Magic of David Regal 161
Unknown Bottom Deal Force
1987 New Wave Close-Up 19
Larry Jennings T.N.T. Bottom Deal Take and Turn
1987 Neoclassics 4
Larry Jennings T.N.T. Bottom Deal
1987 Lecture Notes Collection (Issue Conjuring con Carney) 9
Larry Jennings TNT Bottom Deal
1987 CardPerfect 71
Larry Jennings Stud Bottom Deal
1988 Darwin Ortiz at the Card Table 24
Larry Jennings Stud Bottom Deal
1988 The Cardwright 143
Dai Vernon Bottom Deal Spread Force like Bottom Deal Exchange
1988 The Vernon Chronicles — Volume 2 153
Edward Marlo The Cigar Bottom Deal cigar or pen held between right first and second finger, third finger take
Related toAlso published here
  • The New Tops, Dec. 1967
1988 M.I.N.T. — Volume I 332
Edward Marlo Full Grip Deal all fingers of left hand on right side
1988 M.I.N.T. — Volume I 336
Edward Marlo The Pseudo Method looks like full grip deal, but it's not
Variations 1988 M.I.N.T. — Volume I 339
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
Unknown One-Handed Bottom Deal Force card touched in spread and placed face-up on table
1989 Randy Wakeman Presents 4
Edward Marlo Covered Bottom Deal as small packet is counted
1989 Randy Wakeman Presents 70
Edward Marlo Immediate Bottom Deal
1989 Randy Wakeman Presents 71
Edward Marlo Bomb Door Bottom Deal
1990 That's It 13
Bruce Cervon Small Packet Bottom Deal
1990 Ultra Cervon 27
Edward Marlo Revised Marnese Bottom Deal
1990 That's It 10
Wesley James The Back-Right Bottom Deal "BRBD"
Inspired byRelated to 1990 Pasteboard Perpensions 19
Wesley James Back-Right Bottom Deal Count "BRBDC"
1990 Pasteboard Perpensions 19
Hippie Torrales The Torrales Bottom Deal
  • The Corner Control Grip
  • The Squeeze/Pivot (a loosening technique)
  • The Take
  • The Rhythm
1990 Pasteboard Perpensions 23
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
Edward Marlo, Michael Ammar Bottom Deal Force
1991 The Magic of Michael Ammar 46
Larry Jennings T.N.T. Bottom Deal
1991 Carneycopia 197
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
Jack Carpenter Notes on the Stud Bottom Deal extension of Erdnase's technique
Inspired by 1992 Modus Operandi 137
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
John Murray One Hand Bottom Deal tossed out the front
  • To Learn the Move
  • The Fair Deal
  • Freeing the Bottom Card
  • The Bottom Deal
  • Tips
Related to 1993 Card File 223
Steve Draun The Combination Bottom Deal part strike, part pushoff
1993 Secrets Draun from Underground 61
Karl Fulves Side Jogged Aces four packets shuffled by spectator, Ace on bottom of each, featuring bottom deal as transfer to another packet
Related to 1993 Card File 233
S. W. Erdnase Bottom Dealing abbreviated description
Also published here 1993 Card File 235
Karl Fulves Interim Report on John Scarne, Slydini, Frank Thompson (credit claim for Cigar Bottom Deal)
1993 Rigmarole (Issue 5) 53
Gene Maze One-Handed Bottom Deal
  • The Left-Hand Grip
  • The "Get-Ready"
  • The Dealing Action
  • The Side Toss Dealing Action
1994 Gene Maze And The Art Of Bottom Dealing 32
Gene Maze One-Handed Open Double Deal apparently top two cards are dealt on table one-handed, really one comes from bottom (Michael Skinner?)
1994 Gene Maze And The Art Of Bottom Dealing 113
Gene Maze The Flying Color Change top card of deck is spun into air and changes, actually one-handed bottom deal
1994 Gene Maze And The Art Of Bottom Dealing 123
Alex Elmsley, Edward Marlo Bottom Deal Switch of single card
1994 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 2 212
Jack Avis The Bottom Deal comments on the Erdnase Bottom Deal
Inspired by 1994 Roger's Thesaurus 187
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
Joseph K. Schmidt JKSubway Deal
Inspired by 1995 New Card Control Systems 87
Karl Fulves Bottom Fact using Erdnase Bottom Deal as get-ready for strike bottom
Inspired byRelated to 1995 Underworld (Issue 1) 12
Edward Marlo Bottom Deal Exchange as card is removed from in-the-hands spread
Related toVariationsAlso published here
  • The New Tops, Nov. 1974
1995 M.I.N.T. — Volume II 190
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
Edward Marlo Bomb-Door Bottom from Spread
1996 Classic Sampler 2
Tony Giorgio The One-handed Bottom
1996 The Bottom Deal 8
Unknown One-Handed Bottom Deal brief
1996 Miracles with Cards 78
Edward Marlo Soft Havana Deal stud bottom deal, illustrated with photos of Marlo's hands
1996 The Looking Glass (Issue 3) 111
Tommy Wonder Small Packet Bottom Deal as a switch
Also published here 1996 The Books of Wonder — Volume 1 191
Michael Close The Bottom Deal
1996 Workers Number 5 61
Tony Giorgio The Bottom Deal
  • The Grip
  • Positioning the Bottom Card
  • The Deal
  • Dealing to Yourself
  • Dealing Stud
1996 The Bottom Deal 2
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
Unknown Bottom Deal Load to under jumbo card
1997 Flight Four 2
Edward Marlo Bottom Deal brief, small packet
1997 Solomon's Mind 164
Edward Marlo Covered Bottom Deal brief
1997 Solomon's Mind 200
Simon Lovell The Bottom Deal
Related to 1997 Simon Says! 181
Unknown Bottom Deal Spread Force with odd-backed card
1997 The Inslow Effect 8
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
Dai Vernon Bottom Deal Spread Force like Bottom Deal Exchange
1998 Five Times Five — Scotland 94
Guy Hollingworth Regarding false dealing. The bottom deal with one-handed version
1999 Drawing Room Deceptions 159
Unknown One Handed Bottom Deal
1999 Close-Up & Personal 115
Roger Crosthwaite The Bottom Control Deal
Inspired by 1999 Arcardia 120
Unknown Bottom Deal Force
2000 Concertos for Pasteboard 226
Unknown The Bottom Deal only little push-out
2000 Card College - Volume 4 940
Bob Taylor Bottom Deal take at inner right corner, buckle loosening
2000 Gambling Notes 19
Neal Elias Stud Bottom Deal buckle loosening, two different takes
2000 Gambling Notes 21
Larry Jennings Stud Bottom Deal
2002 Scams & Fantasies with Cards 62
Larry Jennings Jennings' TNT Bottom Deal
2002 The Book of Secrets 229
Unknown Covered Bottom Deal under spread
2002 Constant Fooling 2 12
Max Katz Max Katz Switch kind of bottop change bottom deal at the back, as out
2002 Ahead of the Pack 138
Larry Jennings T.N.T. Bottom Deal take and turn
2003 Card College - Volume 5 1280
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
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
Wesley James Back Right Bottom Deal Handling brief, "take and turn"
Related to 2004 Enchantments 225
Unknown Bottom Deal Load under jumbo card
2004 Sankey Unleashed 8
Jay Sankey Wichita Slip scissor bottom deal take while right hand holds packet in end grip
2004 Sankey Unleashed 18
Edward Marlo Immediate Bottom Deal here from small packet
2004 Dear Mr. Fantasy 23
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
Unknown Bottom Deal
2006 Erik Nordvall Lecture Notes Asia 2006 2
Jon Racherbaumer One Hand Bottom Deals comments
2007 Marlo on Erdnase 112
Edward Marlo Throw Bottom Deal
  • Outward Deal
  • Inward Deal
Also published here 2007 Marlo on Erdnase 113
Edward Marlo Loosening Technique during previous deals, brief
2007 The Wisdom of Solomon 143
Edward Marlo New Bottom Stud
Also published here 2007 Marlo on Erdnase 97
Edward Marlo Havana Deals stud bottom deal, six methods
Also published here 2007 Marlo on Erdnase 98
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
Karl Fulves One-Hand Bottom Deals intro
2008 Prolix (Issue 5) 326
Karl Fulves One-Hand Erdnase
Inspired byRelated to 2008 Prolix (Issue 5) 326
Unknown Gambler's Shoot-Out bottom deal towards front, two methods
2008 Prolix (Issue 5) 326
Justin Higham Tilted Fake Removal Pretend to take card from center of deck, actually take bottom card
Inspired by 2008 Dexterity Manual 23
Jason England The Erdnase Grip comments on the Erdnase Deal
  • Left Hand Issues
  • The Right Hand Take
Related to 2009 From the Cellar 3
Jason England Modified Erdnase (#1) comments
2009 From the Cellar 7
Jason England Mechanic's Grip with loosening
2009 From the Cellar 11
Jason England Other Grips
  • Straddle Grip
  • Full Grip
  • The Master Grip
2009 From the Cellar 15
Jason England Stud Bottoms
2009 From the Cellar 17
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
Benjamin Earl Erdnase Grip Disguise Bottom Deal "EGD Bottom Deal"
Inspired by 2009 Gambit (Issue 1) 14
Unknown One-Handed Bottom Deal Force very brief
2011 Maelstrom 181
Tom Gagnon Lateral Bottom Deal left hand holds packet palm down, when turned palm up the bottom card is dealt out on inner end, as deck is cut and top portion is turned over and top card apparently thumbed off
  • The Grip
  • The Loosening
  • The False Deal
  • The Simulated Push-off
  • Simulating a Cut
  • The Riffle
  • The Cut
  • Completing the Cut and Finishing the Deal
  • Performance Notes
  • Practice Notes
  • A Psychological Bonus
Related toVariations 2011 Avant-Cards 136
Tom Gagnon Greek Lateral Bottom Deal same with second card from bottom (or top before cut)
Inspired by 2011 Avant-Cards 144
Tom Gagnon Outward Bottom Deal card tossed forward
Related toVariations 2011 Avant-Cards 167
Tom Gagnon Ricochet Bottom Deal top card apparently taken in End Grip and put on table, actually Outward Bottom Deal performed, here as cut force
Variations 2011 Avant-Cards 173
Tom Gagnon Covered Ricochet Bottom Deal original bottom card added to bottom of cut-off packet via Outward Bottom Deal
Variations 2011 Avant-Cards 175
Tom Gagnon Han Ping Chien BD
Inspired by 2011 Avant-Cards 177
Tom Gagnon Covered HPC Bottom Deal
Inspired by 2011 Avant-Cards 179
Tom Gagnon Greek Outward Bottom Deal
Variations 2011 Avant-Cards 185
Tom Gagnon Bluffing a Greek simplified
Inspired by 2011 Avant-Cards 187
Tom Gagnon Flexible BD Exchange as card is removed from in-the-hands spread, using Outward Bottom Deal
  • Face-up Variation
Inspired by 2011 Avant-Cards 194
Tom Gagnon Wheeler Dealer outward bottom deal handling in which card is spun face up with right hand
2011 Avant-Cards 183
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
Allan Ackerman The Burnable Bottom Deal more a transfer to top, covered side steal
2012 The Cardjurer 29
Juan Tamariz, Fred Robinson EZ Bottom Deal
Related to 2012 Confidences 203
Larry Jennings, Benjamin Earl The Quick Check Bottom Deal
Inspired by 2013 Less is More 2 9
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
So Sato Tabled Bottom Deal tabled, as packet is put down
2016 The Secrets of So Sato 187
Roberto Giobbi The Bottom Deal for one-time use in stand-up situation
2016 Standup Card Magic 94
Jack Carpenter Bottom Deal Transfer as packet is turned over onto another packet in dealing position
2017 The Expert's Portfolio No. 2 66
Tommy Wonder Small Packet Bottom Deal
Also published here 2017 The Doors of Deception 182
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
Charlie Miller Stud Bottom Deal
2018 The Magic of Johnny Thompson (Issue 1) 45
Denis Behr On the Bottom Deal with two methods to get into position
Inspired by 2018 Handcrafted Card Magic — Volume 3 45
Larry Jennings TNT Bottom Deal
Oct. 2018 Elixir (Vol. 2 No. 1 (Summer #2)) 86
Unknown One handed Bottom Deal Turnover
2019 A Stack to Forget 55
Tom Gagnon Switcharoo Force right fingers seem to slide top card of left-hand packet to table
Inspired by 2019 Gagnon Unfiltered 209
Edward Marlo The Bottom-Deal Exchange also for forcing an odd-backed card
2019 Card Theater 28
Shane Cobalt Bottom Dealing with comments
  • Notes on "The Grip"
Related to 2019 The Acorn Notes 44
Tom Gagnon Bilateral Bottom Deal
Also published here 2019 Gagnon Unfiltered 33
Steve Forte One-Handed Bottoms intro
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 459
Steve Forte hit-card bottoms one- or two-handed
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 459
Steve Forte table-brush bottom
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 460
Steve Forte bottom flicker and flipper against table
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 460
Steve Forte end-for-end
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 461
Steve Forte snap-around bottom most difficult one
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 461
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 Squeeze Bottom (corner grip)
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 444
Steve Forte Early Squeeze get-ready during previous top deals
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 449
Steve Forte Incremental Squeeze get-ready during previous top deals
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 449
Steve Forte Back Take inner end take
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 450
Steve Forte Stud Bottoms - max-cover (natural grip) end grip take
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 450
Steve Forte end-for-end stud
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 452
Steve Forte scissors bottom take with first and second finger
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 452
Steve Forte Get-Ready Bottoms jogging a block at bottom
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 453
Steve Forte cocking the gun for a single bottom
Related to 2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 453
Steve Forte last-card bottom dealing the last card in a round differently
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 454
Unknown Forward Pushoff by hustler FOF, unusual front push-off
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 465
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