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danielchua
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Anybody have any books to recommend on stacked cards?
Peo Olsson
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The Six-Hour Memorized Deck by Martin Joyal.

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Not a book, but there's a free (online) informative essay on the subject of full-deck playing card stacks that you may find helpful.

...Doug
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Joyal's book, as mentioned above, Simon Aronson's books, Juan Tamariz's upcoming gems, Darwin Ortiz deals with the subject in Scams and Fantasies, Harry Lorayne also has some work on it.
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I have Tamariz's book (in Spanish), it is great!!

But also Simon Aronson's books are very good.
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I have recently purchased and become enamered with Richard Osterlind's Breakthrough Card System. If you're looking for a cyclical stack that is impossible for people to see, this is it. Not only that, but the story of how he figured it out is just astounding.

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Your best bet is to take a look at this thread that covers the subject in some depth:

http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewt......0&62

Also, this webpage has an interesting history of the various systems:

http://www.joyalstack.com/Pages/Mileston......ame.html
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I like memorized decks to cyclical stacks. yuo can do more mindreading stuff with them.
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Stack Attack by Lew Brooks
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In revolutionary card technique, ed marlo teaches how to stack a deck that has just been opened.
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How about just a book about mind reading effects with a stacked deck?
danielchua
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I am considering either Joyal's or Aronson's? Which should I get first? What about Boris Wild's marked deck? Is it the same?
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The BW marking system is just that: a marking system. You can use a marked deck in conjunction with a stack for some miracle class effects, but it's probably over-egging the thing.
A lot of people swear by Aronson as it has a lot of built in effects. I can't be bothered with memorising anything and I'm very happy with the Oserlind Breakthru cyclical stack.
It was a good battle, and they nearly won.
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Probably not the sort of thing that you are loking for but Redivider by Phil Goldstein (Aka Max Maven) is a book using palindromic stacks to reach the desired effects. everything is almost self working except for a couple of jog shuffles. Although it is self working I would not say that it is for the begginer only, because it uses an interesting principle that you could maybe build into one of your own effects.
It is hardly an expensive investment either.
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I really like, "Try the Impossible" and in it the section called, "Unpacking the Stack." Some really good magic available there.

John
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On 2003-12-02 20:43, RevJohn wrote:
I really like, "Try the Impossible" and in it the section called, "Unpacking the Stack." Some really good magic available there.

John

Do I need to get the Aronson other books first before getting the Try the Impossible??
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Mind reading effects with a stacked deck? Right up my alley. Sounds like a job for "Spirited Pasteboards."

A one-way back design opens up a lot of possibilities for a deck. A one-way design can communicate a code. Depending on how you arrange the backs, the code will identify just the suits, just the values or both the suits and the values for the entire deck. For impromptu effects, the cards in smaller packets can be arranged as the cards are gathered from a borrowed deck. Let me give you a simple example, just the tip of the iceberg.

Arrange your one-way deck in the following order top down:

Backs: 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0
Faces: S C C C H D D D S H S C H
Backs: 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 1
Faces: S H D S H S C C H D D S C
Backs: 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 1
Faces: C C H D D D S C H S H D S
Backs: 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0
Faces: H S C C H D D S H S C H D

The designs on the black cards (S,C) are oriented right-side-up (1). The designs on the red cards (H,D) are upside-down (0). But look closer. Notice how the suits are uniquely coded as well. You can identify the suit of any card by spotting the orientation of two adjacent cards. 00=Diamonds, 10=Hearts, 01=Spades, 11=Clubs. The deck may be repeatedly cut without harming the code.
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On 2003-11-29 04:27, Candini wrote:
How about just a book about mind reading effects with a stacked deck?

In my upcoming book "The King Has Left the Building...With Amnesia" there is a couple of effects using a stack I call "The Split Stack."

read about it on my website listed below.

Jeff Pierce
Available for order now:
http://www.thecardwarptour.com


See new, used, and collectable magic and books for sale at:
http://www.jeffpiercemagic.com
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