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These chapters are the ones devoted entirely to False Dealing in its various phases. I realize that many books already have had pages and pages of instructions on this phase of card manipulation; however, I feel that the new methods and theories about to be advanced will give the serious student much to think about in his approach to these sleights.

To begin with, in most of the text books lie great stress on the fact that you should have the correct information before you practice. After making such statements naturally they do give you thecorrectmethods for bottom dealing, also correct methods for second dealing and if you were to decide to use either one of these sleights you would probably be doing it correctly.

But what happens when you decide to master both of them? Here is where the trouble starts because after you do master both sleights you have also acquired a great fault. This fault is that the grip is not the same for both deals.

More trouble along this line is evident if one masters, for example, the Strike Second and the Strike Bottom. In the Strike Second the instructions tell you to take the cards between the first finger and thumb but on the bottom deal you are told to take them between second finger and thumb. Not only are the grips changed but also the method of taking the card.

Should you decide to do the Two Card Push Off Second Deal, then, of course, you would be taking the cards between the second finger and thumb in both cases. But what about the appearance of the left hand? Well, in the second deal you are instructed to keep the left fingers along the side of the deck. These are supposedly to act as your gauges to insure only two cards being dealt over the side of the deck; however, on the bottom deal these same fingers, according to usual instructions, are to be held out straight and rigid.

As if all this isn't bad enough, the worst of all is they tell you to acquire the swing.

Now I am not against a normal movement of the hands but when any stress is laid on such actions they usually become greatly exaggerated because of a subconscious desire to include them in the deal. Once acquired instead of being an asset they are the greatest tipoff of a second deal. One can be seated across the room and spot the deal simply because of this motion of the hands.

One more point is the beveling of the pack. Before dealing seconds one is told to bevel the pack as it aids materially in getting out the second card; however, for the bottom deal you are meant to just forget about it.

In our case we forget about it in both instances with exceptions only in cases of deals that will be studied separately.

As was mentioned in the beginning if you have decided on any one particular sleight these problems will not confront you. On the other hand, wishing to become an expert cardician, you may decide not only on the second and bottom deals but on the double deal, the bottom deal count as well as both strike and push off methods for both bottom and second dealing.

Readily one can see what an assortment of grips have to be mastered using the present methods. It is our aim to begin this chapter by detailing a method of holding the deck, as well as dealing the card, where there is absolutely no change as to grip and deal during any of the various sleights whether they be the strike or push off methods. This Master Grip and Master Take is chiefly for those Cardicians who wish to acquire the greatest number of sleights that will use primarily these basic methods.

Before proceeding with the actual mechanics of the Grip and Deal a word, which other texts seem to have overlooked, as to where to practice. The standard table is much too high for the person of average height. This will cause him to be seated rather low audi soon he will find himself tiring of constantly pulling himself up to gain the I proper height.

In order not to tire easily, as well as obtain practice under the best conditions. A bridge card table should lie used. The tables are low and bring the hands down to a comfortable position for second as well as bottom dealing; however, once the practitioner feels he has acquired the necessary dexterity he should also practice the deal seated at the standard table as well as standing over one.

First we will once more repeat selves by setting down some important points to be followed during practice.

Forget about beveling the cards.

2. Forget about the swing. One of the best reasons for eliminating the swing of the hand holding the deck, is that the false deals become surer with less chance of a miss. The right hand can I come back to the actual dealing point a lot more accurately than otherwise.

3. During the deal do not exceed your | normal speed. By that we mean, if your physical makeup is such that you normally move slowly it would arouse suspicion if, during the deal, you should exceed this speed. On the other hand it will be quite an advantage if the unusually quick moving person slows himself down but not to the point where the company or himself may feel uncomfortable.

4. Although in second dealing a fine brief is to be desired, it is not essential. Remember that the fellow with a fine brief who has tipped off his second deal

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is worse off than the one who pulls his card half-way down but hasn't tipped his deal. Lulling the minds of your company is more important than dazzling their eyes.

5. Never use the Master Method for exhibition purposes as you will tear down everything you have worked for.

Further on in this chapter will be described other methods that can be used for such exhibitions or other purposes.

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