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JPL
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Does anybody ever see arithmetic methods to convert between position and card for a Si Stebbins deck? I've seen some references to methods for doing this but I'm intereted to see if anybody actually use it.


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Tom Dobrowolski
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I've used the calculation(s) outlined in "Si Stebbins Unplugged" available from trickshop.com. Can do some interesting stuff using the formulas.
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Try Dover's reprint of "Scarne on Card Tricks". You can get it for $10.
I haven't used it in performance but have played around with it.
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There's a basic forumla available in Henning Nelms "Magic & Showmanship", as well as many other books.

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Just setup the deck in Si Stebbins order and study it. You may be able to determine the order almost intuitively, after doing a bubble peak of the top card.
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On 2006-02-13 15:44, Tom Dobrowolski wrote:
I've used the calculation(s) outlined in "Si Stebbins Unplugged" available from trickshop.com. Can do some interesting stuff using the formulas.


I also can recommend "Si Stebbins Unplugged", a very thorough, and clear description!
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I can locate the position of any named card from top down through a formula; however, I have to look at the bottom 4 cards to figure it out.
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On 2006-02-17 17:46, Joey Stalin wrote:
I can locate the position of any named card from top down through a formula; however, I have to look at the bottom 4 cards to figure it out.


Hmmmmm you have to look at all 4 of them?!
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Not all the time. It could be just the bottom card. But I need to see one of the bottom 4 that matches the suit of the named card.
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Joey Stalin
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I guess I could determine the bottom 4 card just from looking at the bottom card, but I think it is easier to just glimpse the bottom 4.
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Just for the record, the old Deland Automatic Deck is stacked in Si Stebbins order, and marked on the backs in such a way that it almost "automatically" makes the calculations for you. Unfortunately, it probably isn't practical to use the Deland deck because it looks pretty strange -- just cries out "Magic Cards!"
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Take a look inside "The Greater Artful Dodges of Eddie Fields" by Jon Racherbaumer. There is a section about the Si Stebbins System by Ed Marlo ans also all arithmatics well explained. (p.139)

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