Marlos Single Cut Shifts

5. Once the under section has been cleared far enough, to insure no binding of the cards, the left thumb goes on top of the upper left corner as in Figure 52. The left thumb presses down on this corner thus nipping it between the base of left 1st finger and thumb. The left hand can now easily carry the cut, placing the left hand portion on top of the right hand section, to complete the single cut. The Aces will be at the bottom of the deck.

Figure 52

6. To get the Aces to the top of the deck, using apparently the same actions, get the Aces again in a side-jogged position as in D of Figure 48. This time the left hand, from beneath, moves the cards, that are below the Aces, to the right. The technique is for left forefinger to curl under the deck and the left 2nd, 3rd and 4th fingers to press upwards on the jogged Aces thus enabling the left fingers to curl in on top of the packet of cards which are practically falling into the left hand. This free packet of cards is nipped by left first finger on the face of the packet and the other three left fingers on the back of this packet. Next, the left fingers sort of straighten or stretch so the bottom portion of cards is now in line with the side jogged Aces as in Figure 53 which is a line drawing, with hands omitted, to show the condition of pack at this time.

7. The left thumb now Hooks the upper left corner of the top half. This action is identical to that shown in Figure 51 except here the top half is being moved. The left thumb now falls on top of the cards, similar to Figure 52 except here you are dealing with top portion, to carry the cut by placing the right hand portion on top of the cards in the left hand. The Aces are now on top of the deck and you have apparently used the same actions as previously with very minor but secret actions.

Figure 53

Technical Variation of The Single Side Cut Shift

1. After the All Around Square Up get the Aces into the angle jog position shown at C in Figure 48. Next, with left 3rd and 4th fingers press down on the angled Aces thus locking them in place for the moment and at the same time the cards above the Aces will rise slightly. The situation is similar to Figure 49 except here the Aces are angle-jogged.

2. The right thumb now moves to the lower right corner, of the cards that are above the Aces, to swing this corner of the upper portion to the right, in line with the angled Aces. Now the top cards are also at an angle at this point as in Figure 54 which shows the condition of deck with right hand omitted.

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