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Charles T. Jordan The Impromptu Arranged Pack No. 9, from New Pack Order to Si Stebbins, dealing
Related to 1920 Ten New Impromptu Card Tricks 20
Unknown The "Spring" Shuffle
Related to 1933 Farelli's Card Magic — Part One 17
Michael F. Zens Quadruple Poker Trick
Related toVariations 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 369
Henry Christ Dead Man's Hand selection found and dead man's hand dealt to someone, incorporating audible shot for shock effect
Related toVariations 1937 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 33) 209
Unknown Ivory and Air Cushion Finish halves from different decks with different finishes, divided deck location
Related to 1938 Greater Magic 448
Billy O'Connor Instanto cutting to any named card, gaffed deck
Related to 1940 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 115) 677
Lu Brent Self-Shuffle observing spectator's riffle shuffle, following the card
Related to 1942 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 18) 77
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Stack It spectator stacks the hand while apparently losing the cards in the deck, as Rusduck
Related to 1944 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 55) 226
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Build Up six hands, two rounds, as Rusduck
Related toVariations 1944 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 61) 249
Stewart James, Russell "Rusduck" Duck Variation on Rusduck's Stack It
Inspired by 1944 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 66) 270
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Ribbon Spread card is hdden, spectator and performer remove a card each from the face up deck, when all cards are removed the missing card is named, as Rusduck
VariationsAlso published here 1945 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 77) 314
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Gin! as Rusduck, strategy and subterfuge to win at Gin Rummy
1945 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 91) 370
Russell "Rusduck" Duck From the Middle as Rusduck, side palm, card is returned and cards pushed together
Related to 1945 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 94) 382
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Heaps as Rusduck, spectator finds his own card, a lot of dealing, Tantalizer
Variations 1946 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 98) 397
Russell "Rusduck" Duck 32 selection process with square layout
Variations 1946 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 109) 439
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Utilitarian move to reposition a card in the deck, while counting cards from hand to hand
1946 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 112) 449
Russell "Rusduck" Duck The Gambler five people build a poker hand, after the cards are apparently mixed and the deck cut, all get the same cards again in the next round
1947 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 117) 471
John Hamilton Heaps again spectator finds his own card, with just eight cards, sort of Tantalizer
Inspired byVariations 1947 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 140) 562
Russell "Rusduck" Duck No Misdirection trick to play on people who want to show performer a trick, heckler gag
1948 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 154) 619
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Eeny-Meeny see also p. 757
Inspired by 1948 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 158) 636
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Build Up (Streamlined)
Inspired by 1949 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 189) 755
Russell "Rusduck" Duck The Gambler with gambling theme, spectator has to deal from the bottom
1951 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 234) 934
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Solitaire stacking for an advantage in playing Solitaire
1951 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 239) 956
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Tele Teaser
1951 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 244) 975
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Spades Hearts Clubs Diamonds variation on the Si Stebbins / Galasso Stack
1952 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 255) 1020
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Rotator prop to write down the order of a shuffled deck and use it as a memorized deck
Related to 1952 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 256) 1023
Cy Keller, Hen Fetsch Cheap Faro! ideas for Rusduck's Rotator
Inspired by 1952 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 261) 1043
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Jinx-Ed eights and aces dealt in poker hand
Inspired by 1952 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 269) 1074
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Poker +
1953 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 283) 1130
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Rusduck Run-Up dealing again after poker demo, to have the deck back in order
1953 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 283) 1132
Russell "Rusduck" Duck 3 'n' 1 solitaire stacking
1954 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 298) 1192
Russell "Rusduck" Duck E-Z Poker thumb count stacking of a poker hand
1954 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 310) 39
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Forever Royal
Variations 1954 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 320) 88
Rufus Steele The Gambler's Rehearsal elaborated routine with full deck set up
Related to 1954/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 6 90
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Once in 635,013,559,600 with story presentation
Related to 1956 Top Secrets of Magic 16
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Unabridget bridge demonstration
1956 Top Secrets of Magic 20
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Rusduck Soup card location, ten poker hands dealt
1956 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 339) 169
Russell "Rusduck" Duck To A Memory to Ted Annemann and The Jinx
1957 The Cardiste (Issue 1) 1
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Strictly Straight performer always gets a straight, from five to two hands, then performer deals and can chose if dealer gets top or bottom card, progressive poker deal, Gilbreath precursor
Inspired by
  • Lin Searles's "The Straight Gambler"
Related to
1957 The Cardiste (Issue 1) 3
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Rusduck Bridge progressive bridge deal, four rounds, always winning hand
1957 The Cardiste (Issue 1) 7
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Forever Royal - And Yet Again! eight hands, performer always gets a royal flush, as a climax all have good hands and performer almost has a royal flush, then he exchanges the wrong card and gets the missing one
Inspired by 1957 The Cardiste (Issue 1) 9
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Rusduck "Stay-Stack" System general observations, also with two decks
1957 The Cardiste (Issue 1) 12
Russell "Rusduck" Duck A Few Tips on the Perfect Riffle Shuffle
1957 The Cardiste (Issue 1) 16
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Dealer's Choice on the reception of Cardiste Nr. 1
1957 The Cardiste (Issue 2) 1
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Zens-Ational see No. 8 for credit information
Inspired byRelated to 1957 The Cardiste (Issue 2) 3
Charles Hudson Hocus Pocus six hands, five rounds, ends with royal flush
Inspired by 1957 The Cardiste (Issue 2) 5
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Nudeck Speller any named card is spelled to, see credits in No. 8
Related to 1957 The Cardiste (Issue 2) 7
Russell "Rusduck" Duck "Sneaky Pete" Repeat mathematical puzzle, cards as objects, story
Inspired by
  • Jack LeDair's "Tricks for Trouper" in "Abracadabra" April, 6/1946
1957 The Cardiste (Issue 2) 9
Russell "Rusduck" Duck S-T-R-A-I-G-H-T poker deal then back in order with a second round
1957 The Cardiste (Issue 2) 13
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Faro Favourites: Faro Quotes from "Greater Magic" and "Expert Card Technique"
1957 The Cardiste (Issue 2) 14
Gerald Kosky Anyone for Bridge? stacking bridge with faro shuffles or milk build shuffles
Variations 1957 The Cardiste (Issue 2) 15
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Dealer's Choice
1957 The Cardiste (Issue 3) 1
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Rusduck Four-Way Deal straddle grip for doing tops, seconds, centers and bottoms
Related to 1957 The Cardiste (Issue 3) 3
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Top Card Deal and dealing action, "Rusduck Grip and Deal"
1957 The Cardiste (Issue 3) 4
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Bottom Deal straddle grip
1957 The Cardiste (Issue 3) 5
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Second Deal
1957 The Cardiste (Issue 3) 5
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Middle Deal all cards above are pushed over, estimation or edge marked
1957 The Cardiste (Issue 3) 5
Russell "Rusduck" Duck The Poker Deal shuffled deck, marked
1957 The Cardiste (Issue 3) 7
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Bridge same concept as The Poker Deal
1957 The Cardiste (Issue 3) 7
Charles Hudson Sorcerer's Seven performer talks about the number seven, spectator puts a card in the deck, cards next to it equals seven, variation where all four cards are stabbed into the deck (Rusduck), see credits in No. 8
Related to 1957 The Cardiste (Issue 3) 9
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Sermonette! using words with the initial letters of the 52 cards
1957 The Cardiste (Issue 3) 11
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Bridge Deal four suites are dealt, follow up to Sermonette!
Related to 1957 The Cardiste (Issue 3) 12
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Faro Fantasies spectators get remembered hands again, poker and bridge deal
Inspired byRelated toVariations 1957 The Cardiste (Issue 3) 14
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Si Stebbins Stack
Related to 1957 The Cardiste (Issue 3) 15
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Wanted Column
1957 The Cardiste (Issue 3) 16
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Dealer's Choice
1957 The Cardiste (Issue 4) 1
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Poker Poser stud deal
1957 The Cardiste (Issue 4) 3
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Study in Stud system for coding/designating a card with four cards, for a stud deal
Related toVariations 1957 The Cardiste (Issue 4) 4
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Snibbets Rusduck's system for Si Stebbins, speller
1957 The Cardiste (Issue 4) 10
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Bottom Run-Up
1957 The Cardiste (Issue 4) 12
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Flip Deck cutting to any named card, gaffed deck
Related to 1957 The Cardiste (Issue 4) 13
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Faro Favourites
1957 The Cardiste (Issue 4) 15
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Perpetual Separation faro oddity, stack, dealt into eight hands, relation of suit and odd/even stays intact
1957 The Cardiste (Issue 4) 15
Russell "Rusduck" Duck More on the Stay-Stack
1957 The Cardiste (Issue 4) 16
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Dealer's Choice
1958 The Cardiste (Issue 5) 1
Max Katz M. K. Telephone Code System coding a card with four cards, see Interlocutor reference for credit information
Inspired byRelated to 1958 The Cardiste (Issue 5) 3
William P. Miesel Straight Cheating straights, then four royal flushes as climax
Related to 1958 The Cardiste (Issue 5) 6
Russell "Rusduck" Duck, Jean Hugard Color Separation separating suits and stacking deck in the hands, see Tom Ransom's idea in No. 6
Related to 1958 The Cardiste (Issue 5) 9
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Fantabulous handling, shuffle
1958 The Cardiste (Issue 5) 11
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Faro Favorites simplified Elmsley idea
1958 The Cardiste (Issue 5) 14
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Dealer's Choice
1958 The Cardiste (Issue 6) 1
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Readers Write Ron Edwards, Tom Ranson and Jean Hugard
1958 The Cardiste (Issue 6) 1
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Las Vegas Deck ivory and air cushion finish deck in conjunction with Rusduck's four-Way Deal, see No. 8 for history of the principle
Related to 1958 The Cardiste (Issue 6) 2
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Stud Students Stumped another approach for coding/designating a card with four cards, for a stud deal
1958 The Cardiste (Issue 6) 3
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Rusduck Fables on bee's not able to fly
1958 The Cardiste (Issue 6) 4
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Full Deck Speller spelling all cards in the deck
1958 The Cardiste (Issue 6) 8
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Revolving Poker with spelling
1958 The Cardiste (Issue 6) 9
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Faro Favorites on doing table and in the hand faros and John Scarne doing a one-handed faro
1958 The Cardiste (Issue 6) 12
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Ambitious 52 cards come to the top in order, mates are always on the bottom
1958 The Cardiste (Issue 6) 15
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Winner's Weave in faros, positions after three shuffles, stacking
1958 The Cardiste (Issue 6) 16
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Dealer's Choice on publishing the cardiste
1958 The Cardiste (Issue 7) 1
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Re: Stacked Decks
1958 The Cardiste (Issue 7) 2
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Koldex Deluxe ten hands, then five hands
Related to 1958 The Cardiste (Issue 7) 4
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Version with Any Deck shuffled deck, all cards are memorized and named, the deck is stacked
1958 The Cardiste (Issue 7) 7
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Tele-Mental one to four spectators get cards, think of one, mental speller
1958 The Cardiste (Issue 7) 8
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Observations on the Riffle Shuffle
1958 The Cardiste (Issue 7) 9
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Rusduck Riffle Genuine Shuffle, cards are sprung into released cards from the other
Related to 1958 The Cardiste (Issue 7) 10
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Retaining Top & Bottom Cards
1958 The Cardiste (Issue 7) 11
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Retaining Entire Order
1958 The Cardiste (Issue 7) 11
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Riffle Cut cutting the deck while shuffling
1958 The Cardiste (Issue 7) 11
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Zig Zag matched in value and in numerical paired sequence
1958 The Cardiste (Issue 7) 14
Russell "Rusduck" Duck The Other Cheek responses by John J. Crimmins, Jr. and Dai Vernon
1958 The Cardiste (Issue 7) 15
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Dealer's Choice on Dai Vernon, Tom Henricks, credits, Ten Card Poker Deal credit information
1958 The Cardiste (Issue 8) 1
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Feedback & Boquets by Ronald Edwards
1958 The Cardiste (Issue 8) 2
Milton Kort Gambling Expose long routine, including memory, poker face, false dealing demo, stacking demo, in the end cards vanish under a handkerchief except four aces
Related to 1958 The Cardiste (Issue 8) 3
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Scrambled Straights straights, all hands, Gilbreath precursor (see Fulves' "When Psychics..." reference)
Related toVariations 1958 The Cardiste (Issue 8) 8
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Re: Las Vegas Deck comments by Stewart James and Dai Vernon
Related to 1958 The Cardiste (Issue 8) 9
Russell "Rusduck" Duck From the Middle side palm, card is returned and cards pushed together
Related to 1958 The Cardiste (Issue 8) 10
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Utilitarian move to reposition a card in the deck, while counting cards from hand to hand
Related to 1958 The Cardiste (Issue 8) 12
Russell "Rusduck" Duck As a Force
1958 The Cardiste (Issue 8) 13
Russell "Rusduck" Duck As a Speller
1958 The Cardiste (Issue 8) 13
Russell "Rusduck" Duck As a Stop Trick
1958 The Cardiste (Issue 8) 13
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Card At Any Number
1958 The Cardiste (Issue 8) 13
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Tri-Quad different set-up
1958 The Cardiste (Issue 8) 14
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Information Please
1958 The Cardiste (Issue 8) 15
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Did' Ja Know si stebbins observation
1958 The Cardiste (Issue 8) 15
Russell "Rusduck" Duck, Stewart James Research Division credits
Related to 1958 The Cardiste (Issue 8) 16
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Dealer's Choice on Lloyd Jones, Vernon publishing with Lewis Ganson
1958 The Cardiste (Issue 9) 1
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Alphomega five hands, resets itself, optional climax with ten hands
1958 The Cardiste (Issue 9) 3
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Rusduck Run-Up bringing deck back in order, when doing gambling (dealing) routines
1958 The Cardiste (Issue 9) 6
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Encore! encore to Koldex, spectators chose a poker hand and after deck is shuffled and cut, they get the same again
Related to 1958 The Cardiste (Issue 9) 8
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Rusdux Stack
1958 The Cardiste (Issue 9) 10
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Mental Memo
1958 The Cardiste (Issue 9) 11
Russell "Rusduck" Duck On Jean Hugard
1958 The Cardiste (Issue 9) 16
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Dealer's Choice on Lloyd Jones, Lewis Ganson, Vernon, Stewart James, Peter Warlock
1958 The Cardiste (Issue 10) 1
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Good Neighbor Policy
1958 The Cardiste (Issue 10) 1
Russell "Rusduck" Duck, Charles Hudson Outer Space up to three spectators select thirteen cards, everybody has one card of each value
Related to 1958 The Cardiste (Issue 10) 3
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Automento five cards are found, cards shown in groups, spectator say if their card is among them
Related to
  • trick by Charles H. Miller in "Linking Ring" June, 1958
1958 The Cardiste (Issue 10) 5
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Special Memo sending Cardiste to Britain
1958 The Cardiste (Issue 10) 7
Russell "Rusduck" Duck On Magazines Pentagram and the New Gen
1958 The Cardiste (Issue 10) 13
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Faro Favorites Elmsley's Restacking Pack
Related to 1958 The Cardiste (Issue 10) 14
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Perma-Stack based on Elmsley's Restacking Pack idea
Related to 1958 The Cardiste (Issue 10) 15
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Kwik Key Kard diagonal crimp
1958 The Cardiste (Issue 10) 16
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Dealer's Choice
1958 The Cardiste (Issue 11) 1
Russell "Rusduck" Duck On Originality Annemann quote
1958 The Cardiste (Issue 11) 1
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Re: Outer Space ideas for Outer Space by Mel Brown and Cedric Lindholm
Related to 1958 The Cardiste (Issue 11) 2
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Reminiscent on Rusduck's beginning and Izzy Lazar
1958 The Cardiste (Issue 11) 3
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Did'Ja Notice?
1958 The Cardiste (Issue 11) 16
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Dealer's Choice Issue 12 was finally published in "Ibidem" #20, 1960
1959 The Cardiste (Issue 12) 1
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Reader's Write Graham Reed, Steve Herald, Mel Brown, Bill Ruesskamp, Jim Glass, Doc Jessome, Ronald Edwards
1959 The Cardiste (Issue 12) 1
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Poko-Combo stack that allows combination for ten card poker deal, strictly straight and straight cheating
Related to 1959 The Cardiste (Issue 12) 2
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Alaska three cards are located, dealing seven hands twice
1959 The Cardiste (Issue 12) 4
Roy Walton Lesson In Larceny ten card packet, spectator deals cards from top or bottom and gets a straight, performer aces
Related toVariationsAlso published here July 1966 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 9) 47
Edward Marlo, Russell "Rusduck" Duck Marlo on Stebbins/Stay-Stack shuffling new deck into Si Stebbins, faros
Related to 1969 Hierophant (Issue 2) 61
Ken Beale, Russell "Rusduck" Duck, Marvin Johnson 32 Deal Duplicated selection process with square layout, combination of Ken Beale's "Square Deal" (Ibidem #23) and Rusduck
Inspired by 1970 Hierophant (Issue 3) 126
Paul Swinford, Russell "Rusduck" Duck The Stay Stack information and applications
1971 More Faro Fantasy 22
Gene Finnell Free Cut Poker Deal three spectators and performer take out good poker hand from a quarter of the deck each, they are lost and dealt again, performer gets Royal Flush, faro
  • Variation wich allows the deck to be cut during the shuffles
  • Free Cut Poker Demonstration
Related to 1973 Gene Finnell's Card Magic 62
Simon Aronson, Russell "Rusduck" Duck, Michael F. Zens Any Poker Hand Called For built into the Aronson Stack, based on the Zensational stack
1979 A Stack To Remember 12
Charles Hopkins The 220 Count counting all the pips, sum up to 220 (ignore picture cards), with variations (Rusduck)
Also published here 1979 Inside Outs 14
Karl Fulves Five Card Stud four cards code fifth one
Related to 1980 Parallel Lines 32
Karl Fulves Time Sharing strategy to buy time for head work in card counting
Inspired by 1982 Card Counting 9
Russell "Rusduck" Duck, Rufus Steele The Murdock Stack in multiple deals, progressively better hands are dealt, see credit correction in issue 2, p. 3, see also The Cardiste
Related to 1984 West Coast Quarterly (Vol. 1 No. 1) 25
Darwin Ortiz, Edward Marlo, Russell "Rusduck" Duck The Si Stebbins Secret from New Pack Order to Si Stebbins, faros
Related toVariations 1988 Darwin Ortiz at the Card Table 137
Alex Elmsley The Restacking Pack stack whose value distribution is not affected by faro shuffles
Related toVariations 1994 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 2 309
Russell "Rusduck" Duck, Alex Elmsley Stay Stack credit information
1994 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 2 385
James Swain Something for Nothing new deck order show, shuffled a few times, poker hands dealt, straight flushs and royal flush for performer
Inspired by 1996 Miracles with Cards 167
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Rusduck's Shakedown deck dealt into five piles on a handkerchief, then corners collected and cards shaken-mixed together, keeps suit separation, in effect three named cards from different suits end up in wrong suit
Also published here
  • "Shakedown Deal" (Rusduck, Linking Ring, Vol. 33 No. 11, Jan. 1954)
2000 Off The Books (Issue 1) 3
Darwin Ortiz Déjà vu Poker four hands are redealt after shuffling, faro, Royal Flush kicker
Inspired by 2002 Scams & Fantasies with Cards 11
Russell "Rusduck" Duck, Karl Fulves Scrambled Straights on Rusduck's trick as Gilbreath precursor
Related to 2004 When Psychics Play Poker 4
Karl Fulves Playing Best Hand
Inspired by 2004 When Psychics Play Poker 5
Karl Fulves A Rusduckian Shuffle Rusduck's top-bottom-removal as analog to riffle shuffle
Related to 2004 When Psychics Play Poker 9
Karl Fulves Stretching A Straight five unseen cards, spectator decides how many should be removed, banded deck dropped on table and that many cards pop out and complete an ace-high straight
Inspired by 2004 Under Tension 33
Karl Fulves Crooked Straight two straights for performer and spectator, but performer has higher one, performer's hand pops out of banded deck
Inspired by 2004 Under Tension 34
Stewart James Card V Four cards in a group of five will secretly code the identity of the fifth card, done over telephone
Inspired byAlso published here
  • New Tops, Dec 1961
2007 The Essential Stewart James 139
Edward Marlo Quick Way to Set-Up Stebbins shuffling new deck into Si Stebbins, faros
Related to 2007 Marlo on Erdnase 214