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Dr. Hans-Christian Solka mentions that he only counts one color. I am not sure the reason for this.


This is an approach taken by quite a few clockers, notably Harry Lorayne in the Epitome Location. It allows for *much* quicker clocking. Typically the color of the card is obtained beforehand, either covertly or quite openly, through a number of strategies.
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Dr. Hans-Christian Solka mentions that he only counts one color. I am not sure the reason for this.


This is an approach taken by quite a few clockers, notably Harry Lorayne in the Epitome Location. It allows for *much* quicker clocking. Typically the color of the card is obtained beforehand, either covertly or quite openly, through a number of strategies.


Thanks, I figured that was the case but just wanted to make sure. Also wanted to say thanks for the contribution to the Landmark Cull!
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I just got Gaukelwerk and read through it a couple times. Very cool book!

I suspect the reason the Solka Location focuses on one colour is due to the potential number of ambiguities. Your second pass could be very cumbersome if you didn't know the colour.

Because it's more readily useful for a both-colour clocking as well as a single-colour, I think I'm going to focus on the Mingau Location. When the colour is known I may apply to Mingau the "Wasshuber's Addendum" to Solka. Wasshuber+Mingau seems like a powerful combination when the colour is known.

I'm still toying with the culls. Initially the Hans False Shuffle didn't appeal to me, but playing with it further I think I really like the Barry Ray variation. I guess I've turned this into a mini-review when my intention was to comment on the colour restriction in Solka. For what it's worth, I very much recommend this ebook!
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On Feb 24, 2021, JonHackl wrote:
I just got Gaukelwerk and read through it a couple times. Very cool book!

I suspect the reason the Solka Location focuses on one colour is due to the potential number of ambiguities. Your second pass could be very cumbersome if you didn't know the colour.

Because it's more readily useful for a both-colour clocking as well as a single-colour, I think I'm going to focus on the Mingau Location. When the colour is known I may apply to Mingau the "Wasshuber's Addendum" to Solka. Wasshuber+Mingau seems like a powerful combination when the colour is known.

I'm still toying with the culls. Initially the Hans False Shuffle didn't appeal to me, but playing with it further I think I really like the Barry Ray variation. I guess I've turned this into a mini-review when my intention was to comment on the colour restriction in Solka. For what it's worth, I very much recommend this ebook!
Thank you very much for the kind words regarding Gaukelwerk.

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