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The Expert at the Card Table: The Classic Treatise on Card Manipulation

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Considered by many magicians and card sharps to be the one essential guidebook to attaining the highest level of card mastery. Includes author's own systems of false shuffling, false riffling and cutting, dealing from the bottom, palming cards, "skinning the hand" — even three-card monte, plus 14 dazzling card tricks.

Synopsis:

The one essential guidebook to attaining the highest level of card mastery, from false shuffling and card palming to dealing from the bottom and three-card monte, plus 14 dazzling card tricks.

Table of Contents

Foreword to Dover Edition

Preface

Introduction

CARD-TABLE ARTIFICE

  Professional Secrets

  Hold Outs

  Prepared Cards

  Confederacy

  Two Methods or Shuffling

  Primary Accomplishments

  "Possibilities of the "Blind"

  Uniformity of Action

  Deportment

  Display of Ability

  Greatest Single Accomplishment

  Effect of Suspicion

  Acquiring the Art

  Importance of Detail

TECHNICAL TERMS

ERDNASE SYSTEM OF BLIND SHUFFLES

  POSITION FOR SHUFFLES

  BLIND SHUFFLES

  I. To Retain Top Stock

  II. To Retain Top Stock and Shuffle Whole Deck

  III. To Retain Bottom Stock and Shuffle Whole Deck

  ERDNASE SYSTEM OF BLIND RIFFLES AND CUTS

  BLIND RIFFLES

  I. To Retain Top Stock

  II. To Retain Bottom Stock

  BLIND CUTS

  I. To Retain Bottom Stock. Top Losing One Card

  II. To Retain Complete Stock

  III. To Retain Top Stock

  IV. To Retain Bottom Stock

  COMBINATION RIFFLE AND CUTS

  V. To Retain Bottom Stock

  FANCY BLIND CUTS

  I. To Retain Complete Stock

  II. To Retain Complete Stock

  ONE-HANDED FANCY TRUE CUT

  TO INDICATE THE LOCATION FOR THE CUT

  I. By Crimp

  II. By Jog

  III. By Crimp

  IV. By Jog

  BOTTOM DEALING

  TOP AND BOTTOM DEALING WITH ONE HAND

  SECOND DEALING

  "ORDINARY METHODS OF STOCKING, LOCATING AND SECURING"

  STOCK SHUFFLE

  ERDNASE SYSTEM OF STOCK SHUFFLING

    Two-Card Stock

    Three-Card Stock

    Four-Card Stock

    Five-Card Stock

    Twelve-Card Stock

    Euchre Stock

    Euchre Stock

  ERDNASE SYSTEM OF CULL SHUFFLING

    To Cull Two Cards

    To Cull Three Cards

    To Cull Four Cards

    To Cull Nine Cards

  ERDNASE SYSTEM OF PALMING

    "Top Palm, First Method"

    "Top Palm, Second Method"

    "Bottom Palm, First Method"

    "Bottom Palm, Second Method"

    Bottom Palm When Cards Are Riffled

  TO MAINTAIN THE BOTTOM PALM WITH DEALING

  TO HOLD THE LOCATION OF CUT WHILE DEALING

  SHIFTS

    Two-Handed Shifts

    "Erdnase Shift, One Hand"

    "Erdnase Shift, Two Hands"

  TO ASCERTAIN THE TOP CARDS WHILE RIFFLING AND RESERVE THEM AT BOTTOM

  MODE OF HOLDING THE HAND

  SKINNING THE HAND

  THE PLAYER WITHOUT AN ALLY

    Dealing Without the Cut

    Replacing the Cut as Before

    Holding Out for the Cut

    Shifting the Cut

    Dealing Too Many

    Crimping for the Cut

    Replacing Palm When Cutting

    The Short Deck

  THREE CARD MONTE

    Mexican Three Card Monte

LEGERDEMAIN

  SHIFTS

    Single-Handed Shift

    The Longitudinal Shift

    The Open Shift

    The S. W. E. Shift

    The Diagonal Palm-Shift

  THE BLIND SHUFFLE FOR SECURING SELECTED CARD

  FORCING

  PALMING

    The Back Palm

  CHANGES

    The Top Change

    The Bottom Change

    The Palm Change

    THE Double-Palm Change

  TRANSFORMATIONS. TWO HANDS

    First Method

    Second Method

    Third Method

    Fourth Method

    Fifth Method

    Sixth Method

  TRANSFORMATIONS. ONE HAND

    First Method

    Second Method

  "BLIND SHUFFLES, RETAINING ENTIRE ORDER"

    First Method

    Second Method

    Third Method

    Fourth Method

    Fifth Method

  METHODS FOR DETERMINING A CARD THOUGHT OF

  A. By the Riffle

  B. By Springing Flourish

  C. By the Cut

  D. By the Gaze

  TO GET SIGHT OF SELECTED CARD

  THE SLIDE

  FAVORITE SLEIGHTS FOR TERMINATING TRICKS

    Catching Two Cards at Fingertips

    Leaving Selected Card in Hand of Spectator

    The Revolution

    Cards Rising from the Hand

CARD TRICKS

  Explanatory

  The Exclusive Coterie

  The Divining Rod

  The Invisible Flight

  TRICKS WITH PREARRANGED DECK

    The Traveling Cards

    The Row of Ten Cards

    The Acrobatic Jacks

    A Mind-Reading Trick

    Power of Concentrated Thought

    The Acme of Control

    The Card and Handkerchief

    The Top and Bottom Production

    The Three Aces

    The Card and Hat

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486285979
Author:
Erdnase, S. W.
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Card Games - General
Subject:
Games, magic and puzzles
Subject:
Hobbies and games
Subject:
Magic
Subject:
Card Games - Solitaire
Subject:
Card tricks
Subject:
Cardsharping
Subject:
GAMES / Magic
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Magic Books
Series Volume:
103-383
Publication Date:
19950731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.38 in 0.38 lb

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