The Follow Up

Aces are face up on top of each of the packets and should be neatly squared up for best working in the next handling

Start with the first packet on the left. Take the Ace and turning it face down, use as a scoop to pick up the first packet. This also places the Ace on the bottom. The packet is placed into the left hand, face down, as for dealing.

The second packet, you turn the Ace face down onto this packet and then place this packet onto the cards in left hand. Ace is now at top and bottom of the assembled packets.

Turn the third Ace face down, using it to scoop up the third packet. At the same time left thumb has pulled down the top Ace of the cards in the hand, thus injogging it. When the third packet is placed into the left hand, two Aces will be in the center with the lowermost Ace injogged to mark location. The one Ace is still on the bottom.

In picking up the 4th packet, use the top Ace to scoop up the packet but at the same time do it in such a manner that this Ace automatically is injogged. Place this packet onto the cards in the left hand. Two Aces are now injogged. Right hand takes deck by the sides at inner end, thus covering the jogs as the deck is tabled. Keep right hand on the right end of deck to cover jogged Aces. The situation is now as in figure 4, top of next page.

Left hand positions itself at left ends of deck for the start of a Tabled Riffle. With both hands in position at ends of deck the right third fingertip presses inwards on the outer right corners of the outjogged Aces. This results in these two Aces becoming angle jogged at inner left corner as in figure 5, a top view .

The left thumb, at inner left corner, now pulls upwards on these angle-jogged Aces at same time pushing inwards to square sides of deck. This will result in two breaks formed and held by left thumb. The condition is seen in figure 6.

In figure 6 you have deck in three sections. Undercut section 3 to the right with right hand and hold break with left thumb between sections 1 and 2, as in figure 7.

Release Ace from section three, then follow with cards from section 2 in the usual Riffle Shuffle, but block off the Ace, that is in center, by being sure section one is let fall last onto the cards of right hand portion. This is seen in figure 8.

After the blocking oft, square up the deck and set up by angling the section three as for a Strip Out. The situation from top view is an in figure 9.

With left thumb press down on the angled section, thus forming a break at inner left corner. The deck is now in condition shown in figure 10.

Cut off top portion, up to break, to the right. Release Ace from right hand portion; followed by a block, to include three Aces from left hand portion, then Riffle Shuffle normally. The four Aces are now on bottom of deck.

Cut off top half to right. Release bottom four Aces, from left hand portion, first followed by some cards from right hand portion, then continue the Riffle Shuffle normally. Telescope the halves for half their length. Tilt pack forward, on its sides, as you reverse the bottom four Aces with Barnhardt Table Reverse, using either Henry Christ Technique or Marlo Technique. Cut deck to centralize Aces. Spread pack to reveal all four Aces together and face up.

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