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Here are my attempts at creating a list of cross-references for Gambling Sleight of Hand, chapter 2. Steve Forte has very kindly given me permission to share this online. I am sure it is far from complete, but I hope some other students and historians may find it useful.

https://luvisi.blogspot.com/2020/06/cros......ght.html

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Looks like you've put a lot of work in to this.

Thanks for sharing Smile
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Excellent! Thanks for putting time into this.
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Wow, this is fantastic. Do you mind if I link the page at the subreddit devoted to the books (or posting it yourself, if you're there as well)?
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On Jun 9, 2020, Scodischarge wrote:
Wow, this is fantastic. Do you mind if I link the page at the subreddit devoted to the books (or posting it yourself, if you're there as well)?


Done.

Thanks!

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Fantastic Andru ... thanks!
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Very nice work Andru and a benefit to those members who are real students of card table manipulation such as you are.

Thanks for sharing your work on this.
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Hi all,

Here are my efforts for chapter 3.

https://luvisi.blogspot.com/2020/06/cros......_13.html

Andru
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Andru,

You are quite a prodigious researcher with an exceptional knowledge gained from reading a myriad of publications, many of which are perhaps unknown to most members. Now those who have the desire can go into different ways of mastering and learning these moves and variations from perhaps a different perspective.

It was deja vu for me as at one time or another I have read and can still reference most of these publications, going way back to my "move junkie" days.

Interestingly, when I was a teen ager looking to learn the riffle stack, the only publication at that time that explained it correctly and in detail was More Card Manipulations by Hugard and Braue as mentioned in your reference. It explained both the basic riffle stack and the double duke riffle stack as I recall. It probably still is the best explanation for how to do a basic riffle stack available.

Nice work Andru.
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Hi all,

Here are my efforts for chapter 4.

https://luvisi.blogspot.com/2020/06/cros......_20.html

Andru
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On Jun 14, 2020, Cagliostro wrote:
Andru,

You are quite a prodigious researcher with an exceptional knowledge gained from reading a myriad of publications, many of which are perhaps unknown to most members. Now those who have the desire can go into different ways of mastering and learning these moves and variations from perhaps a different perspective.

It was deja vu for me as at one time or another I have read and can still reference most of these publications, going way back to my "move junkie" days.

Interestingly, when I was a teen ager looking to learn the riffle stack, the only publication at that time that explained it correctly and in detail was More Card Manipulations by Hugard and Braue as mentioned in your reference. It explained both the basic riffle stack and the double duke riffle stack as I recall. It probably still is the best explanation for how to do a basic riffle stack available.

Nice work Andru.


Thank you for your kind words. I'm glad you are finding my efforts useful!

Andru
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Hi all,

Here are my efforts for chapter 5.

https://luvisi.blogspot.com/2020/06/cros......_27.html

Andru
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Hi all,

Here are my efforts for chapter 6.

https://luvisi.blogspot.com/2020/07/cros......ght.html

Andru
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@Andru: it is time for you to write your own book. Maybe you can give Forte a run for his money so to speak. Smile
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I appreciate the compliment, but I am aware that no amount of reading can place me in the same class as someone who has spent 40 years studying and researching the reality in person.

Andru
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Hi Andru,
Regardless of the above I think you are doing a fantastic job creating this resource for us. And I for one am enormously grateful to you,
Best wishes,
Paul H
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Andru,

I haven't given your lists a close look, but I wanted to call your attention to "The Secret of Reading Cards While Dealing." Published in 1921, it's a small monograph dealing (no pun intended) entirely with the heel peek.

Predates "The Phantom" by a decade.

Jason
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Andru,
I haven't given your lists a close look, but I wanted to call your attention to "The Secret of Reading Cards While Dealing." Published in 1921, it's a small monograph dealing (no pun intended) entirely with the heel peek.
Jason


Have not seen this manuscript. The only method I have read about for peeking cards while dealing using the heel peek was in MacDougall's Card Mastery I believe. As I recall he describes peeking at each card before dealing it and dealing a #2 when appropriate. One had to be standing to effectuate the method.

While it perhaps can be deceptive to occasionally peek during the deal, trying to peek each card was not an effective or practical method based upon my initial toying with the method. But...might be good for a "gambling" demo.
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Cag,

The Secret of Reading Cards WHile Dealing is extremely rare. I bought the only one known to exist at auction a few years ago. I say "known" because I immediately called 4 or 5 of the biggest gambling book collectors in the world. Not only did none of them have a copy, but none of them had ever heard of it (apart from the auction). As far as I can tell, I have the only one. A "WorldCat" search of libraries all over the world failed to turn up a single copy and Google lists no other known copies other than the one that was auctioned.

Jason
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