Shuffle Tracking

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Postby Edward Pungot » 05/04/12 11:18 PM

Back in Sept. of 2000, Persi Diaconis did a lecture for the Hewlett-Packard Science Lecture Series in Bristol. Fortunately the lecture was recorded and is available for free from the HP website upon request in DVD format by contacting the webmaster.

13 September at 5:00pm GMT (09:00 PST)
Persi Diaconis
Professor of Mathematics
Stanford University
Mathematics and Magic Tricks

Diaconis begins the lecture with a the tossed-out deck to illustrate his related talk. Clips of it can be found in the link provided below.

My question is: What is the name of the false shuffle and cut he uses prior to tossing the deck out to the crowd? Is this the one that can be found in the Vernon Chronicles?
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Postby Edward Pungot » 05/05/12 03:20 AM

Never mind, I think I just answered by own question. It's in the Vernon Chronicles Vol. 3.

It's a Vernon Variation on a dove-tail false shuffle found in Henry Hay's The Amateur Magician's Handbook .
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Postby Bill Mullins » 08/11/14 09:30 AM

Edward, were you able to get the DVD of Diaconis?
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