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To Retain the Bottom Stock



SEIZE deck at sides, near the ends between the thumb and second finger of each hand, raise a little


from the table and draw out the bottom stock with the thumb and finger of the right hand and let the left-hand packet fall on the table. Bring the right-hand packet down on top, retaining the hold until the break is formed by the left thumb, which is held at the edge of the under packet in readiness. Square up the deck and raise it again from the table with both hands; draw off top packet to the break with the left hand and drop it on the table. Then continue the left-hand action, drawing off small packets, dropping them one on the other, and throw the last packet on top with the right hand. This leaves the bottom stock intact. The action is much the same as the preceding blind, the difference being in the position of the break. It is very important to adopt the proper positions for the fingers in these cuts. The deck should be as much exposed as possible, and the open manner of the whole process makes the blind so much more effective. The cards are handled solely by the second fingers and thumbs. The third fingers are curled up against the ends of the deck and assist in squaring up, and keeping the cards even. The first fingers are curled up on top so as to be out of the way and not obstruct the view.


To form the break, keep the left hand in the position it occupies as it drops the packet on the table, the finger and thumb held open apparently to seize the deck again when the right-hand packet is placed on top. This enables the left thumb to aid in forming the break the instant the two packets are brought together. The right hand packet is placed on top with a sidling movement instead of straight down, which greatly facilitates the forming of the break, and also prevents the sound from indicating that a space is held. There is nothing difficult about the performance of these blinds. With a perfect understanding, they can be fairly well executed on the first attempt.


This method of blind cutting is particularly adapted for working in with the blind riffle. It appears to assist in mixing the cards, and inspires the most positive conviction of good faith in the performance. The following combination of the riffle and cut will illustrate the point....


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Combination Riffle And Cuts


To Retain Bottom Stock-Riffle 2 and Cut 4


EXECUTERiffle 2. Then executeCut 4. Then Riffle 2 again. Then draw off with left hand about half the


deck in small packets, bring the right hand over on top with the balance, and form a break in squaring up.


Then pull out under packet with the right hand and execute Riffle II again. Then pull out a small packet from the middle of deck with the right hand and throw on top. Then draw out about half from the bottom with right hand and form break. Square up, draw out under part again with right hand and execute Riffle II and so on to any extent.


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Fancy Blind Cuts



To Retain the Complete Stock--1


To Retain the Complete Stock--2


THE next blind described is in common use among advantage players, and while it has an excellent


appearance to the uninitiated, we consider it far inferior to Cut 3 and Cut 4 as a card table ruse. The


principal objection is that, once known as a blind, it can never be worked again, as the action is showy and easily recognized.


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