Is There A Name For This Sleight?

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Postby MartinKaplan » 12/05/12 02:43 PM

Assume you have five cards in your right hand and that you are holding them in Biddle Grip. Your left thumb moves three cards, one at a time into the left palm. Each card goes on top of the previous card. You now turn the double in your right hand face up (using your right index finger to lever it over) and place it on top of the packet of three cards in the left hand. You turn the double face down and deal the top card to the table or on top of a packet already on the table.. You then repeat the process using the four remaining cards, the three remaining cards and, finally, the double card as one. I have seen this used in the context of a trick in which you are supposedly placing the four Kings on top of four separate packets.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

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Postby Alfred » 12/05/12 02:57 PM

Hi Marty,

It looks like you are referring to Daryl's "rising crime display" sequence. If so, you can find an explanation in "Subtle card creations, volume 1" but there might be some earlier explanations published.
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 12/05/12 03:02 PM

It's also in Richard's Almanac, I think, in the trick called "Diamond Bar." 1983?
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Postby Joe Pecore » 12/05/12 05:24 PM

Richard Kaufman wrote:It's also in Richard's Almanac, I think, in the trick called "Diamond Bar." 1983?

"Diamond Bar" by Daryl is in "Richard's Almanac" No. 23-24 (July-Aug 1984).
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Postby Denis Behr » 12/05/12 06:22 PM

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Postby MartinKaplan » 12/06/12 06:02 AM

Thank you all for your help. All my books will be delivered on Tuesday and I will be able to check out the routines that have been mentioned.

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Postby Jonathan Townsend » 12/06/12 08:52 AM

? handling a double card goes way back.

The strategy of using an extra card to get one-ahead, used often in modern "oil and water" and "Open Travelers" routines, also goes back a ways.
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