Shuffle Tracking

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Edward Pungot
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Shuffle Tracking

Postby Edward Pungot » May 4th, 2012, 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.

webmaster@hpl.hp.com

http://www.hpl.hp.com/news/lectures/archives/

2000
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.

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=6283160772183401751

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?

Edward Pungot
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Re: Shuffle Tracking

Postby Edward Pungot » May 5th, 2012, 3:20 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 .

Bill Mullins
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Re: Shuffle Tracking

Postby Bill Mullins » August 11th, 2014, 9:30 am

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


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