pop up move! Who's is it?

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Postby Guest » 05/02/02 11:32 AM

Any body know who to credit for the pop up move Bill Malone does on his Sam the bell hop routine?
It is a one handed pop up!
I believe it is John Corneliusus!
And if so what is it called?


Postby Cugel » 05/02/02 03:24 PM

The popover move where the deuce pops over face up on top of the deck is John Cornelius' "Spring Set".

The one-handed Pop out move, where he uses the Erdnase one-handed cut and an ace emerges, is a move he came up with himself but, as he points out on the tape, it has been claimed by others. It first saw print in Darwin Ortiz At The Card Table. So I think it's between Darwin and Malone (with Darwin having the precedent), though Piet Forton, upon whose two-handed move the revelation is based, has also been quoted as saying, "But I already thought of that!" However, since Forton's move had been in print (with no mention of a one-handed variation) for a quarter century before the Ortiz move was published, I'd take that with a grain of salt.

I'm sure Richard (who published the Ortiz book) may have a view or some insights on this crediting issue. Maybe Jon Racherbaumer, too, if he sees this.

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Postby Guest » 05/03/02 12:56 AM

Wasn't it Kellogg?

No, wait. That's the Pop Tart move, sorry.


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