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S. W. Erdnase Preface
Related to 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 3
S. W. Erdnase Introduction
Related to 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 9
S. W. Erdnase Professional Secrets
Related to 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 13
S. W. Erdnase Hold Outs information and opinion
Related to 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 14
S. W. Erdnase Prepared Cards information and opinion
Related to 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 15
S. W. Erdnase Confederacy
Related to 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 19
S. W. Erdnase Two Methods of Shuffling
Related to 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 20
S. W. Erdnase Primary Accomplishments false shuffling and cutting
Related to 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 21
S. W. Erdnase Possibilities of the "Blind"
Related to 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 21
S. W. Erdnase Uniformity of Action
Related to 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 22
S. W. Erdnase Deportment
Related to 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 22
S. W. Erdnase Display of Ability
Related to 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 23
S. W. Erdnase Greatest Single Accomplishment bottom dealing
Related to 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 23
S. W. Erdnase Effect of Suspicion
Related to 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 24
S. W. Erdnase Acquiring the Art
Related to 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 24
S. W. Erdnase Importance of Details
Related to 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 25
S. W. Erdnase Technical Terms
Related to 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 25
S. W. Erdnase Blind Shuffles - I. To Retain Top Stock
Related to 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 29
S. W. Erdnase II. To Retain Top Stock and Shuffle Whole Deck
Related to 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 31
S. W. Erdnase III. To Retain Bottom Stock and Shuffle Whole Deck
Related to 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 32
S. W. Erdnase Erdnase System of Blind Riffles and Cuts - I. To Retain the Top Stock
Related toVariations 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 33
S. W. Erdnase II. To Retain the Bottom Stock
Related to 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 36
Unknown Blind Cuts - I. To Retain Bottom Stock. Top Losing One Card
Related to 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 39
Unknown II. To Retain the Complete Stock
Related toAlso published here 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 40
Unknown III. To Retain the Top Stock running cut with break
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 41
S. W. Erdnase IV. To Retain the Bottom Stock
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 42
S. W. Erdnase V. To Retain Bottom Stock. Riffle II and Cut IV Combination Riffle and Cuts
Related to 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 44
Unknown Fancy Blind Cuts - I. To Retain the Complete Stock
Related toVariations 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 44
S. W. Erdnase II. To Retain the Complete Stock
Related toVariations 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 45
Unknown One-Handed Fancy True Cut tabled
Related toVariations 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 46
Unknown To Indicate the Location for the Cut - I. This is located by the Crimp bridge crimp, for use after overhand shuffle
Related toVariations 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 48
S. W. Erdnase II. This is located by the jog for use after overhand shuffle
Related to 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 50
Unknown III. This is located by the crimp bridge crimp, for use after riffle shuffle
Related to 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 51
Unknown IV. This is located by the jog for use after riffle shuffle
Related to 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 51
S. W. Erdnase Bottom Dealing featuring the Erdnase Grip
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 52
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 Second Dealing two methods
Related to 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 58
S. W. Erdnase Ordinary Methods of Stocking, Locating and Securing different methods while toying with the deck
Related toVariations 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 60
Unknown Stock Shuffle milk build, drawing only from the bottom without top card cover, also for more hands at once
Related toVariations 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 65
S. W. Erdnase Erdnase System of Stock Shuffling
  • Two-Card Stock
  • Three-Card Stock
  • Four-Card Stock
  • Five-Card Stock
  • Twelve-Card Stock--For Draw Poker
  • Euchre Stock--Four-Handed Game-1
  • Euchre Stock--Four-Hande Game-2
Inspired byRelated toVariations 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 68
S. W. Erdnase The Erdnase System of Cull Shuffling
  • To Cull Two Cards
  • To Cull Three Cards
  • To Cull Four Cards
  • To Cull Nine Cards
Related toVariations 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 78
S. W. Erdnase The Erdnase System of Palming - Top Palm. First Method
Related to 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 83
S. W. Erdnase Top Palm. Second Method
Related to 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 85
S. W. Erdnase Bottom Palm. First Method with left little finger option
Related toVariations 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 86
S. W. Erdnase Bottom Palm. Second Method
Related to 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 88
S. W. Erdnase Bottom Palm When Cards Are Riffled almost tabled after riffle shuffle, two methods
Related to 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 90
S. W. Erdnase To Maintain the Bottom Palm While Dealing delaying its use
Related to 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 93
S. W. Erdnase To Hold the Location of Cut while Dealing delaying a shift or similar action
Related to 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 94
S. W. Erdnase Shifts
Related to 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 95
Unknown Two-Handed Shift
Related to 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 97
S. W. Erdnase The Erdnase Shift. One Hand
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 99
S. W. Erdnase Erdnase Shift. Two Hands
Related to 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 102
S. W. Erdnase To Ascertain the Top Cards while Riffling and Reserve them at Bottom see elegant title, tabled double cut
Related toVariations 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 103
S. W. Erdnase Mode of Holding the Hand how to hold the hand for poker playing
Related to 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 104
S. W. Erdnase Skinning the Hand to rearrange a heavy poker hand
Related to 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 106
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
S. W. Erdnase The Player without an Ally
Related to 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 109
S. W. Erdnase Replacing the Cut as Before bold
Related to 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 110
S. W. Erdnase Holding Out for the Cut
Related to 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 110
S. W. Erdnase Shifting the Cut tips for the card table
Related to 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 111
S. W. Erdnase Dealing Too Many dealing too many cards in a game, double deal is only hinted at
Related to 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 112
S. W. Erdnase Crimping for the Cut using crimp in a game, player cuts to crimp
Related to 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 113
S. W. Erdnase Replacing Palm When Cutting two for top, one for bottom
Related to 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 113
S. W. Erdnase The Short Deck playing with a short deck, card table advantage
Related to 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 116
Unknown Three Card Monte two methods for the Throw Switch
Related to 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 117
S. W. Erdnase The Longitudinal Shift
VariationsAlso published here 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 130
S. W. Erdnase The S.W.E. Shift color change mention on page 136
Related toVariations 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 134
Unknown Gamblers' False Cut - Retaining Bottom Stock tabled, straight cut, bottom cards slid back to bottom
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1940 Expert Card Technique 79
Dai Vernon The Chinese Second Deal one-handed pop-over flourish
Variations 1959 Inner Secrets of Card Magic 71
Unknown, Edward Marlo Unorthodox Second Deal top card is buckled, also as third deal by Marlo
Related toVariations 1959 Seconds, Centers, Bottoms 2
Unknown The Movie Second unorthodox
Related toVariations 1959 Seconds, Centers, Bottoms 54
Edward Marlo Mechanical Seconds effect application: Aces change to Kings
Related toVariations 1959 Seconds, Centers, Bottoms 90
Edward Marlo The No Touch Theory three methods
Related toVariations 1959 Seconds, Centers, Bottoms 124
Unknown Retaining the Top Stock up to twenty cards, shown by a gambler in Reno
Related to 1960 More Inner Secrets of Card Magic 49
Edward Marlo Marlo's Patented False Shuffle
Related to 1964 The Patented Shuffle (Issue 1 Patented False Shuffle) 1
Larry Jennings Interlock Steal unloading cards under top cards
Related to 1967 Ultimate Secrets of Card Magic 51
Mexican Joe Mexican Joe's Table Pass bringing only bottom slug back to bottom
Variations 1967 Ultimate Secrets of Card Magic 121
Charlie Miller Charlie Miller's Table Pass
Related to 1967 Ultimate Secrets of Card Magic 122
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, S. W. Erdnase Marnase False Cut also as slip cut
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1971 Kabbala — Volume 1 (Vol. 1 No. 4) 32
Frank Thompson F.T. Cut
VariationsAlso published here 1973 Super Subtle Card Miracles 143
Derek Dingle Roll-Over Aces
Variations 1973 Riffle Shuffle Technique — Preliminary Notes on Part Two 92
Edward Marlo Breakless Curry Change 1 or multiple cards
Related to 1975 Hierophant (Issue 7 Resurrection Issue) 19
Larry Jennings King's Triumph four Kings instead selection
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1975 Hierophant (Issue 7 Resurrection Issue) 31
Allan Ackerman Ackerman Variation on the One Handed Center Deal
Variations 1978 Here's My Card 101
Dai Vernon Enlarging a Break
Related toVariations 1987 The Vernon Chronicles — Volume 1 10
Dai Vernon The Vernon Simple False Cut
Related to 1987 The Vernon Chronicles — Volume 1 41
Dai Vernon, John Rakinakis, Dr. James William Elliott On the Second Deal tips
Related to 1987 The Vernon Chronicles — Volume 1 98
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
Steve Forte On Roger Klause
1991 Roger Klause: In Concert 129
Steve Draun Tabled Breakless Double Undercuts
  • Top to Bottom
  • Bottom to Top
Related to 1993 Secrets Draun from Underground 22
Steve Forte Addendum with cup, variation of Control 7
Related to
  • Gambling Protection Series Vol. 4
1995 A Die Of Another Color 20
Martin Gardner Addendum about Steve Forte's demonstration on Gambling Protection Series Vol. 4
1995 A Die Of Another Color 38
Jon Racherbaumer Indecent Exposure? on exposure, Steve Forte on Hidden Secrets of Magic
1996 Facsimile (Issue 4) 8
James Swain The Pass Palm top cards into left hand classic palm
Related to 1996 Miracles with Cards 149
Allan Ackerman, Steve Forte The Bottom Up Zarrow a.k.a. BUZ
1999 Classic Handlings 8
Dan Buck, Dave Buck Expeditiousness in-the-hands
Variations 2001 Artifice, Ruse, and Subterfuge in the Hands 31
Steve Forte Ironing Cards achieving different snap in plastic cards
Also published here
  • "Phantoms Of The Card Table" (2003)
2003 Off The Books (Issue 5) 76
Steve Forte Introduction
2004 Gary Plants on the Zarrow Shuffle 7
Gary Plants Zarrow Shuffle - Plants Handling
  • The Split
  • The Weave
  • The Strip-out
  • Opening the Gap
  • The Block Insertion
Related to 2004 Gary Plants on the Zarrow Shuffle 16
B.J. Bueno Muy Bueno Shuffle with fake tabled cascade ala Steve Forte
2005 Penumbra (Issue 9) 2
Don May May's No Strip Out Multiple Shift five methods, with bluff spacing
Related toVariations 2007 The Wisdom of Solomon 115
Dani DaOrtiz Viajando por E.E.U.U. about the journey though the USA, Miguel Angel Gea, Christian Engblom, Katia, 4F, Vanni Bossi, Alfonso Aceituno, Ed Ellis, Magic Castle, Rafael Benatar, Dean Dill, Johnny Thompson, Penn & Teller, Steve Forte, Michael Weber, Max Maven
2007 El Manuscrito (Vol. 1 No. 1) 13
Fred Robinson The Fred Robinson Bottom Deal from full grip
VariationsAlso published here 2009 The Magic of Fred Robinson 72
Steve Forte Tips from the Experts bottom dealing tips
2009 From the Cellar 22
Jason England, Steve Forte Another Shuffle Stack seven-handed game, pseudo stack
Inspired by
  • "One Shuffle Stack" (Steve Forte, Genii March 2006)
Related to
2009 Jammin' With the Fellas 9
Roberto Giobbi Top Stock Control
Related to
  • Top Slug Control in Steve Forte's Casino Protection
2010 Secret Agenda (Issue Dec 20) 379
Benjamin Earl Switchman - DS 1 cut to table
Inspired by
  • Steve Forte switch from Gambling Protection Series
2010 Gambit (Issue 2) 10
Pedro Lacerda Lacerda Multiple Shift single cut from hands to table
Related toVariations 2011 Reflections 58
Jörg Alexander Weber Switch with Bills
Inspired by
  • Dice Switch on "Gambling Protection Video Vol. 4" (Steve Forte, 1986)
2011 ZauberKunstStücke — Band 3 34
Steve Forte, Roberto Giobbi The Money Switch adapted from reference, using bills
Inspired by
  • "Poker Protection" (Steve Forte, p. 106)
2013 The Art of Switching Decks 69
Steve Forte Foreword
2013 The Asian Hustle — Secrets of the Hindu Shuffle 6
John Cottle (reviewer) Poker Protection by Steve Forte 2017 Operandi (Issue 3) 17
Jack Carpenter Scarne's Dream deck is fanned and instantly four outjogged Aces appear in fan
Variations 2017 The Expert's Portfolio No. 2 47
Ricky Smith The Bar on Spring Street spectator selects card, performer then stops springing flourish at three Aces which match selection
Inspired by
  • "Spring St. Aces" (Steve Forte)
2017 Threeve 40
Steve Forte Spring St. Aces Production stopping at an Ace during springing flourish
2017 Threeve 43
Steve Forte Spring Street Aces Revelation springing stopped right at selection
2019 As Within, So Without 22
Steve Forte Dedication - Ray Goulet
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1
Steve Forte Preface
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1
Steve Forte Acknowledgments
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1
Steve Forte Chapter 1 - Gambling Sleight of Hand - The Hobby
  • Introduction
  • Terminology
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 1
Steve Forte Gambling Sleight of Hand as a Hobby
    • the moves
    • how gambling moves evolve
    • new gambling moves
    • the best gambling moves
    • story-moves
    • story-skill
    • legends
    • challenging moves
    • card-table protocol
  • Suckers
  • Gambling Devices
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 2
Steve Forte Studying Gambling Sleight of Hand
    • learning curve
    • doing moves versus studying moves
    • card players' standards
    • explanations of methods
    • execution versus application
  • Sources
    • books
    • video
    • personal instruction
    • card players
    • cheaters
    • mentors
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 11
Steve Forte Technical Considerations
  • the ultimate goal
  • detail
  • being natural
  • artificial moves
  • the simple things
  • the lessons (1 to 10)
  • the magic mindset
  • expert status
  • demonstrations
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 19
Steve Forte Cheaters and Magicians
  • sophisticated sleight of hand
  • no comparison
  • deceptive standards
  • differences
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 31
Steve Forte Practice
  • The Biggest Mistake You Can Make
  • Practice Basics
    • technical analysis
    • alternating true and false moves
    • speed and rhythm
    • mirrors
    • acting
    • video recording
    • objective criticism
    • conditions and consistency
    • seated position
    • table surface
    • angles
    • playing cards
    • challenging practice techniques
    • artificial practice techniques
    • practice lists
    • time management
    • hustlers and practice
    • visualization
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 36
Steve Forte Last Thoughts
  • how to read Gambling Sleight of Hand
  • researcher
  • author's perspective
  • credits
  • obvious solutions
  • secrets
  • opinions
  • mission statement
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 47
Steve Forte Summary summary of what the books are about
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 52
Steve Forte Chapter 2 - False Shuffles
  • Introduction
  • terminology
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 55
Steve Forte False Table Riffle Shuffles intro
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 57
Steve Forte Professional Table Riffle Shuffle
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 57
Steve Forte Carrying Top Slugs only straight riffles and no additional cuts
  • splitting and switching sides
  • riffling off the thumbs
  • split-cover
  • one-hand protected-position
  • overprotecting slugs
  • tap fake (Frank Thompson)
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 59
Steve Forte Carrying Bottom Slugs only straight riffles and no additional cuts
  • shadowing
  • splitting end to end versus corner to corner
  • lift or leave (see also p. 636)
  • don't ignore the top slug
  • splits
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 62
Steve Forte Carrying Big Slugs
  • building slugs
  • split, immediate riffle, and push - top slugs (SIRP)
  • split, immediate riffle, and push - bottom slugs
Related to 2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 65
Steve Forte Legitimate Table Cuts and Strips different honest cuts, strip cuts, center strip, Scarne Cut
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 69
Steve Forte False Table Cuts and Strips intro
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 71
Steve Forte Scrape-cut tabled straight undercut
  • technical observations
    • clear the bottom half quickly
    • observer's perspective
    • tilt
    • lifting the bottom half
    • instantaneous action
Related to 2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 71
Steve Forte Table-cut (poker) tabled straight forward cut
  • technical observations
    • hand cover
    • speed
    • lifting the initial half
    • cutting with one hand
    • carrying cut with one hand
    • squaring action
Related to 2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 73
Steve Forte Table Double-Cuts second straight cut undoes first cut, two handlings, "don't-let-go" principle
  • center-center cut
Related to
  • "Double Cut" (Evans, How Gamblers Win, 1865)
Variations
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 76
Steve Forte Gamblers' Cut triple undercut
  • technical observations
    • consistency
    • cutting direction
    • break size
    • grip
    • last cut
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 77
Steve Forte On Tabled Breaks on holding a thumb break with deck in riffle shuffle position
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 78
Steve Forte Up The Ladder
  • technical observations
    • starting grip
    • first undercut
    • eliminate the first stepped packet
    • cover
    • stripping direction and angle
    • only one stepped packet per strip
    • last stripped packet
    • number of strips
    • pace
  • automatic break (transition into riffle shuffle)
  • no stepped packets (Ed Marlo)
  • carrying half decks with UTL
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 80
Steve Forte CTB Cut/Strip "center, top, bottom", fake running cut to break near bottom
  • technical observations
    • double-cut
    • center packet
    • gaps
    • two distinct phases
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 83
Steve Forte Carrying Slugs with running/strip cuts, intro
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 86
Steve Forte Erdnase False Strips improvements for the Erdnase system and its set-up cut
  • top slug
  • bottom slug
Related to 2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 86
Steve Forte delaying the strip top slug, riffle shuffle and cut combination, break held near bottom during shuffle
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 88
Steve Forte pick-up strip (top slug) single strip action, tabled lift shuffle
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 89
Steve Forte over-the-top (bottom slug) single strip action
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 89
Steve Forte Base-Strip running cut off the bottom
  • technical observations
    • instant start
    • clearing the bottom half
    • lifting the bottom half
    • exaggeration
    • tilting
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 90
Steve Forte Hidden Secrets - False Strip/Cut as used in television show "Hidden Secrets of Magic" (1996), "don't-let-go" principle
Inspired by 2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 91
Steve Forte Boxing the Deck cutting a quarter to the top and then splitting in center for riffle shuffle
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 91
Steve Forte Positioning False Cuts and Strips intro, slug brought to center and marked off by break, jog, step
Related to 2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 93
Steve Forte Double- and Triple-cuts (top or bottom slugs) strip cut, optionally followed by riffle shuffle
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 93
Steve Forte Three-part Positioning Strip (top slug) strip cut, optionally followed by riffle shuffle
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 94
Steve Forte Three-part Positioning Strip (bottom slug) strip cut, optionally followed by riffle shuffle
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 95
Steve Forte F-strip strip cut with laid jog, optionally followed by riffle shuffle
  • technical observations
    • first stripped packet
    • second stripped packet
    • remaining stripped packets
    • orientation of stripped packets
    • squaring options
    • tight stripping actions
    • split and riffle
    • stripping thin, splitting halves
    • carrying bottom slugs
    • automatic brief
    • f-strip with double cut
Related to 2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 95
Steve Forte Automatic Brief automatic jog during running cut
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 98
Steve Forte Don't Let Go strip cut, followed by riffle shuffle, "don't-let-go" principle (typo in text, should be "bottom slug")
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 99
Steve Forte Poker Lecture Outline, c1982 two pages of Forte's first lecture notes
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 100
Steve Forte Riffling Down, Riffling Up top slug riffled down and brought back to top
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 102
Steve Forte Natural Break at slug when squaring up after riffle shuffle
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 102
Steve Forte I-strip (illogical) slug riffled down, followed by triple strip
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 104
Steve Forte Riffling Down Twice
  • single-card brief
  • multiple-card bevel-brief ("don't-let-go" principle)
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 105
Ron Conley Conley Three-riffle Variation three consecutive riffles, always burying top slug, riffle shuffling with break
Related toVariations 2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 107
Steve Forte Riffling Up
  • JN false cut
by gambler JN, bottom slug riffled into deck, followed by boxing cut
Variations 2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 108
Steve Forte Spring Riffle-Off riffling off slug at once
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 108
Steve Forte Stevens Control discussion of its value (spoiler: none)
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 109
Steve Forte False Shuffling Procedures intro
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 112
Steve Forte Forte's Favorites - strip-dump (top slug) procedure combination
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 112
Steve Forte Forte's Favorites - bottom slug procedure combination
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 113
Steve Forte Carrying Half Decks intro comments
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 113
Steve Forte Double-slug Riffles carrying two quarter-deck slugs to effectively carry half the deck
  • double-slug - top/bottom
  • double-slug - top/top
  • double-slug - bottom/bottom
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 113
Steve Forte Summary on slug controls and false cut
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 116
Steve Forte The Push-Through introduction and details of basic handling
  • technical observations
    • position of hands
    • pre-riffle split
    • riffle
    • riffle-separation
    • pushing action
    • square-up before the square-up
    • pushing through
    • squaring action/moment
    • brief size
    • SCS (split, cut, or strip)
    • hand cover
    • rhythm
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 117
Steve Forte Speed-through
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 127
Steve Forte Protected Push-through more cover
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 128
Steve Forte Fake Square-up - One Hand right hand moves towards left
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 129
Steve Forte Fake Square-up - Two Hands X configuration
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 130
Steve Forte Rough Hustlers' Push-through X configuration
Related to 2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 131
Steve Forte Half-deck Push-through push-through action used to retain half the deck
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 134
Steve Forte Variants brief outlines of further variations
  • the conductor
  • single push
  • back push-through (Richard Turner)
  • tapper
  • twisting split (dovetail shuffle on the table)
  • pointed riffle
  • mirror strips (push-through with break)
  • riffling interlaced cards
  • two-step push-throughs (honest cut before strip-out)
  • one riffle push-through/pull-out
  • the mysterious kid (handling for two-step push-through, alternative by Steve Forte)
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 134
Steve Forte Dead-cuts strip-out used as cutting to an Ace
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 139
Steve Forte Easy Block-transfer discussing lack of use in cheating
  • killing x-cards
  • adding x-cards
  • carrying full decks
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 140
Steve Forte Summary
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 143
Steve Forte The Pull-Out Shuffle
  • technical observations
    • simplicity of method
    • angling
    • finger stops
    • square-up (technical)
    • square-up (visual)
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 145
Steve Forte Back-stop left thumb as stop
Related to 2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 146
Steve Forte Fake Square-ups
  • long-push
  • three-push
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 149
Steve Forte Magicians' Pull-outs
  • fine squeeze and square-up
  • two-hand square-up (related to "Rough Hustlers' Push-through")
  • one-card 'block' transfer (Triumph Shuffle, with further applications by Forte)
Related to 2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 151
Steve Forte Sliding Slug Pull-outs sliding slugs sell the square-up
  • top-slug slide-over
  • bottom-slug slide-over
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 154
Steve Forte Off-the-table Pull-Out for large slugs, up to thirty cards
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 157
Steve Forte Sliding Off-the-table Pull-out
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 158
Steve Forte Other Variants short comment
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 160
Steve Forte Summary
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 161
Steve Forte The Zarrow Shuffle
  • classification
    • Card Cover
    • Hand Cover
    • No Cover
    • Off-the-table Variants
  • technical observations
    • independent card movement
    • movement of halves
    • lift
    • gaps
    • tilt
    • top-card pop
    • matching up
    • practice
    • repeatability
    • angles
    • riffle-shuffle tells
    • experimentation
    • setup cuts/strips
    • context
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 162
Steve Forte Setup cuts/Strips three cutting sequences to set up for the Zarrow
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 167
Steve Forte No-cover Zarrows Oeink
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 169
Steve Forte Bookmaker's Zarrow cards shuffled by the short ends
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 170
Steve Forte Circle-Zarrow
Variations 2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 171
Steve Forte Tap-Zarrow ledge as halves are tapped against each other before riffling
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 172
Steve Forte No-interlace Zarrows no interlacing during riffle itself
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 173
Steve Forte Reverse-Zarrow top half slightly twisted backwards
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 174
Steve Forte Lift-Zarrow whole deck slightly lifted from table and dropped during square-up
Related to 2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 175
Steve Forte Back-Load Zarrow square-up as deck is moved back
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 176
Steve Forte Variants brief outlines of further variations
  • cover-Zarrow (Gary Plants)
  • deep riffle
  • long push
  • snap-bevel
  • pinned corner
  • dribble-Zarrow
  • dead-hand Zarrow
  • short square-up
  • top-card cover (double cover)
  • off-the-table Zarrow (deck on its side on table)
Related to 2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 177
Steve Forte, Bob White partial Zarrow only top or bottom half of riffle unwoven, details for top slug
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 180
Steve Forte spacer Zarrow riffle stacking application, the very top of the shuffle can be legitimately spaced out
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 181
Steve Forte Other Zarrows brief outlines of even further variations
  • saw-Zarrow
  • spring-Zarrow
  • other bevel-based Zarrows
  • bent top card
  • sliding bottom slug
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 181
Steve Forte Summary
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 183
Steve Forte False Overhand Shuffles
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 185
Steve Forte Methods intro
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 187
Steve Forte In-jogs
  • technical observations
    • single in-jogged card
    • breaks (break-drag to cut at break in overhand shuffle position)
    • sequence spacing (shuffling a second time while retaining jog)
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 187
Steve Forte Out-jogs
  • top slugs
  • bottom slugs
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 189
Steve Forte Side-jogs
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 191
Steve Forte Place-break no jog
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 192
Steve Forte Pick-up Shuffle lift
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 192
Steve Forte Thumb-stop left thumb stays on top slug
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 193
Steve Forte Thumb-grab bottom slug, packets exchanged after first throw
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 193
Steve Forte Bevel block slip shuffle
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 194
Steve Forte Twist block slip shuffle
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 195
Steve Forte Hold-back side-jog & block slip shuffle combo, top or bottom slug, using flat-break
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 195
Steve Forte Flat-Break retaining contact to side-jogged card during overhand shuffle
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 195
Steve Forte Chop front-and-back throws, top or bottom slug, or entire deck with optical throws
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 196
Steve Forte Carrying Half Decks and Full Decks intro and double base-throw as full deck false shuffle
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 197
Steve Forte Matching Runs Hunter type, also as one-shuffle with packet exchange
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 197
Steve Forte Overhand Butt/Lace Shuffle
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 198
Steve Forte Summary
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 199
Steve Forte Off-the-Table False Riffles, Strips, and Cuts intro
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 200
Steve Forte False Off-the-table Riffles (slugs) protected positions and protection grip for in-the-hands shuffles
  • top slugs
  • bottom slugs
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 201
Steve Forte Building Bottom Slugs adding cards to bottom slug via riffle-squeeze, for poker scam "Countdown" or "Laying Sets"
Related to 2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 205
Steve Forte Cover-cards for bottom slug
  • single cover-card (in-the-hands riffle followed by cut)
  • double cover-cards
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 206
Steve Forte Off-the-table Shuffle-over "shuffle-over" = unweave and one half slides on top of the other
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 207
Steve Forte Table Shuffle-over with OTT Square-up square-up on end
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 208
Steve Forte F-shuffle-over left thumb between shuffled halves
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 210
Steve Forte F-ledge-shuffle block false shuffle
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 211
Steve Forte Poker Shuffle-over no-cover circle-Zarrow
Inspired by 2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 212
Steve Forte Noise Maker one half riffled against top card of other half which bounces around
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 212
Steve Forte Faking the Cascade credit information, tabled real cascade
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 213
Steve Forte f-cascade with fake cascade, displacing one card
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 214
Steve Forte Off-the-table False Cuts and Strips differences between tabled and in-the-hands cuts
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 215
Steve Forte center-strip bottom slug, in-the-hands
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 215
Steve Forte top slugs in-the-hands running cut combinations
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 216
Steve Forte bottom slugs in-the-hands running cut
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 217
Steve Forte Riffle-splits positioning cuts and strips done in the hands, splitting at a break for in-the-hands riffle
Related to 2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 217
Steve Forte Off-the-table Full-deck False Cuts
  • slap cut
  • from hands to table
  • off-the-table scrape-cut
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 218
Steve Forte Over Variants
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 221
Steve Forte Off-the-table Slip-cuts
  • heel-peek slip-cut
  • bottom slip-cut
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 221
Steve Forte Wash/Scramble
  • Wash/Scramble (top slug)
  • Weeding (top slug)
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 223
Steve Forte Summary
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 226
Steve Forte Chapter 3 - Stacking and Culling
  • Introduction
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 229
Steve Forte Haymow general milk build discussion
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 230
Steve Forte Segmented Haymow breaking up the run of singles
Related to 2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 232
Steve Forte Milks-stack consecutive milks, Klondike shuffle
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 233
Steve Forte No-Haymow Haymow drawing from the bottom without top card cover
Inspired by 2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 234
Steve Forte Tools for Overhand-Shuffle Stacking
  • overhand-shuffle transfer (double-cut in overhand shuffle position)
  • center-pickup (exchanging right-hand packet with a part of left-hand packet)
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 237
Steve Forte Reverse-position Stack positioning certain cards from the bottom, "countdown" scam
Related to 2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 239
Steve Forte After the Stack by run-up hustler DH, stack with slug of x-cards on top which can be legitimately overhand shuffled
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 240
Steve Forte Summary
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 241
Steve Forte Riffle Stacking introduction, general information, myth-busting, run-up hustler PS
  • Riffle-stacking Truths
    • difficulty
    • the big secret
    • stacking and culling
    • culling logic
    • cardmen
    • card-table protocol
    • perception
  • technical observations
    • riffle off the thumbs
    • speed
    • playing cards
    • the eyes
    • splits
    • beveling the halves
    • position of the thumbs
    • open riffle
    • hold-backs
    • one-handed protected-position
    • under-slug
    • practice
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 242
Steve Forte Spacer-stack top few cards actually interlaced
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 250
Steve Forte After-the-riffle stack card slid to top after end of shuffle
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 251
Steve Forte Transfers and Riffle Stacking using transfers to complement riffle stacking, see following two items
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 251
Steve Forte bottom-to-top stack (f-transfer) without requiring double hold backs on both sides
Related to 2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 251
Steve Forte f-transfer right third finger angles bottom card
Related to 2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 251
Steve Forte top-to-bottom reverse stack
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 253
Steve Forte Peek Stack another player is allowed to peek during riffle shuffle
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 253
Steve Forte Other Variants
  • slip-cut stack (avoiding double hold-backs)
  • strip-stack
  • best riffle stack (combining f-transfer and spacer-stacking)
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 254
Steve Forte Summary
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 255
Steve Forte Faro Stacking introduction
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 256
Steve Forte Classification
  • off-the-table
  • top to bottom
  • bottom to top
  • riffle faro
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 257
Steve Forte The Faro Process general comments and rules regarding faro stacking
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 258
Steve Forte Off-the-table Faro Stack slough-off, hustler MG
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 260
Steve Forte Bottom-to-top Stack tabled
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 261
Steve Forte Basic Faro Stack partial faro into deck, extra cards removed afterwards
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 262
Steve Forte Skip-Stack faro stacking for odd number of players
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 267
Steve Forte Single Hole-card Hold' em Stack faro stacking for odd number of players, three-of-a-kind
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 267
Steve Forte Riffle Faro only bottom half faroed, also while holding break
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 268
Steve Forte Faro Review how to work out faro stacks and pre-faro stacks
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 270
Steve Forte Faros and the Second Deal
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 271
Steve Forte One-card-removal Cut getting rid of extra card between two target cards via slip cut sequence
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 271
Steve Forte Culling general comments about culling in gaming context
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 272
Steve Forte Stevens' Riffle Cull myth-busting commentary and reality check
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 272
Steve Forte Summary
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 276
Steve Forte Chapter 4 - Beating the Cut
  • Introduction
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 279
Steve Forte Shifts the shift in gambling
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 280
Steve Forte Classic Shift "a few, short, general observations"
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 280
Steve Forte Variants
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 282
Steve Forte one-handed get-ready left fingers lever top half up as soon as hands meet
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 282
Steve Forte palm-hinge shift kind of side-steal shift
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 282
Steve Forte fast Herrmann
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 283
Steve Forte fast Charlier using both hands
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 284
Steve Forte fast S. W. E.
Inspired by 2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 285
Steve Forte On Immediacy when executing a Shift
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 286
Steve Forte palm-shift top half palmed and slid underneath
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 286
Steve Forte Side-to-side Shift side-steal type, with covers and variants
  • throw side-to-side shift
  • squared side-to-side shift
Variations 2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 287
Steve Forte Longways Shift forward movement in one plane
Inspired by 2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 290
Steve Forte Back-shift top half moved backwards and under bottom half
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 292
Steve Forte Spin-Shift credit information
Related toVariations 2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 293
Steve Forte spin-shift variant as deck is picked up
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 294
Steve Forte no-step fingertip spinner in-the-hands version, two variations
Inspired byVariations 2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 295
Steve Forte One-handed Finisher
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 297
Steve Forte In-the-air Shift deck turned sideways and tapped on table
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 298
Steve Forte Belly-shift using body
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 299
Steve Forte One-handed Shifts comments on using one-handed shifts for gambling
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 300
Steve Forte Bottom-slug Shift bringing only bottom slug back to bottom
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 300
Steve Forte Mexican Joe bringing only bottom slug back to bottom, with spin-shift dynamics
Inspired by 2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 301
Steve Forte Casino Burn-card Shift bottom cover pass
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 303
Steve Forte cut-card shifts as cut card is inserted, several solutions
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 303
Steve Forte Incomplete Shifts freezing before complete square-up
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 305
Steve Forte Open Shifts speed-shifts
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 305
Steve Forte Standard Hop draw shift
  • short sweep
  • flat-to-flat
  • forward tap
  • left-hand cover
  • delaying the hop
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 306
Steve Forte Riffle Shuffle Position Hop
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 308
Steve Forte Back-side Hop
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 309
Steve Forte Standard "Elevator" Hop right-hand end grip
  • long sweep
  • short sweep
  • table slide-off
  • variants
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 310
Steve Forte Slide-Unders bottom half is secretly slid under tabled top half instead of placing it on top
  • natural slide-under
  • touch slide-under
  • off-the-table slide-unders
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 312
Steve Forte Bottom-Slug Hops bottom slug secretly slid back to bottom as bottom half is placed on top half
  • bottom-slug hop, one card
  • bottom-slug hop, multiple cards
Related to 2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 315
Steve Forte Tappers ending with tapping action on table
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 316
Steve Forte ping-pong hop tapping-on-table cover
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 317
Steve Forte spin-pong hop tapping-on-table cover
Inspired by 2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 317
Steve Forte spin tapper tapping-on-table cover
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 318
Steve Forte back-of-the-hand tapper tapping-on-table cover
Inspired by 2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 318
Steve Forte Drops as cut is assembled a section is accidentally dropped and the shift made
  • Standard Drops
    • gin-spread drop
    • half-deck drop (BH)
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 320
Steve Forte False Cuts for Cutters about cuts that the cutting player can use after the shuffle, intro
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 323
Steve Forte Slip-cuts objectives:
  • simulate a true cut (mechanic)
  • simulate a true cut (cutter)
  • killing a single card
variants:
  • back-to-the-dealer slip-cut
  • bevel slip-cut
  • slip-strip (substitutes for slip cut)
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 323
Steve Forte Moving Cut opposite of scrape-cut
Related to 2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 326
Steve Forte Casino Pop-cut one-handed straight false cut onto table
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 327
Steve Forte Other Variants
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 327
Steve Forte Summary
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 328
Steve Forte Briefs definition, comments and basic ideas
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 329
Steve Forte Briefs for Cutters - slide-brief setting jog during cutting sequence, "don't-let-go" principle
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 331
Steve Forte squeeze-square brief setting tiny jog during square-up movement, from break
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 333
Steve Forte overhand shuffle briefs with story about hustler KP
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 334
Steve Forte reset-brief from f-strip, angle jog converted back
Related to 2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 336
Steve Forte riffle-brief jog held during riffle shuffle
Related to 2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 337
Steve Forte Briefs For Squares intro
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 338
Steve Forte overhand-shuffle bridge
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 338
Steve Forte off-the-table strip-brief in-the-hands
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 339
Steve Forte full-deck crimp
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 340
Steve Forte Other Variants
  • open square-up bevel-brief
  • one-handed square-up brief
  • pinky bevel-brief
  • bounce-brief
  • up-the-ladder
  • Rod the Hop brief
  • corner crimp
  • double-strip
  • casino riffle-brief
  • cut-card briefs
  • cascade-brief
  • Ron Conley - moving brief
  • natural riffle-brief
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 341
Steve Forte Lugs rubber piece in deck
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 346
Steve Forte New-Theory Brief fine incomplete faro
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 346
Steve Forte Fake Briefs having a second obvious brief as misdirection
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 347
Steve Forte False Shuffles and Brief setting brief with Zarrow or shuffle-over
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 348
Steve Forte Summary on briefs
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 349
Steve Forte Chapter 5 - False Deals
  • Introduction
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 351
Steve Forte Strike Seconds intro
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 352
Steve Forte Demonstration Strike Seconds comments about exhibition deals, brief size, apparently immovable top cards
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 353
Steve Forte Marlo's No-Touch Second comments on the deal
Related to 2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 355
Steve Forte Walter Scott's Second Deal comments on the deal
Related to 2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 356
Steve Forte Standard Strike Second
  • technical observations
    • terminology
    • conditions
    • playing cards
    • bevel
    • framing the deck (grip)
    • mechanic's grip (aka natural grip)
    • dealing thumb
    • dead thumb
    • briefs
    • right thumb
    • right thumb lift
    • retraction
    • dealing-thumb lift
    • dealing-thumb ending position
    • the take
    • deck-hand movement
    • dealing down
    • dealing direction
    • pitching
    • little-or-no-spin pitching
    • early pitching
    • stud deals
    • "necktie the deck"
    • noise
    • speed
    • rhythm
    • dealing tops
    • viewing angle
    • the body
    • dealing skill
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 359
Steve Forte Questionable Information strike second myths
  • delaying the left-thumb pushing action
  • elliptical path
  • emerging angles
  • melting action
  • difficulty factor
Related to 2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 372
Steve Forte Casino Pitch Strikes
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 377
Steve Forte Top-side Brief top card pushed to the left
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 379
Steve Forte Middle-side Brief straddle grip, top card pushed to left
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 380
Steve Forte Back-corner Strikes take at back right corner
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 380
Steve Forte Natural Strikes left thumb starts at side of deck
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 381
Steve Forte Hit-card Strikes strike with fingers, stud
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 382
Steve Forte Stud Strikes
  • standard stud strike
  • underhand pause and pitch
  • underhand snap-scissors pitch
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 383
Slappers Slappers take from the front
Variations 2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 385
Steve Forte Hanging Seconds far push-off of top card
Inspired byRelated to 2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 386
Steve Forte Pushoff Seconds
  • technical observations
    • framing the deck (grip)
    • dealing thumb
    • brief size (short, medium and long pushoffs)
    • push off and retraction
    • consecutive seconds
    • border subtlety
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 388
Steve Forte Pitch Pushoffs
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 392
Steve Forte Hit-card Pushoffs hustler JB, take by right thumb, stud
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 393
Steve Forte Max-cover end grip take
Related to 2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 395
Steve Forte Scissor Seconds take with first and second finger
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 397
Steve Forte Cheat-seat Seconds targets first player
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 399
Steve Forte Early-retraction Seconds second card left sticking out immediately before take
Variations 2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 400
Steve Forte tap second
Inspired by 2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 401
Steve Forte No-retraction Seconds top card left sticking out
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 402