The Upward Deal

This deal is made with the right hand taking the card in an upward direction straight off the deck, then tossing it or dealing it out into any position on the table. There is a distinct snap to the card as it escapes from under the left thumb. This sound conforms to that heard when taking a bottom card or second card.

In the case of Second Deals it must be a two-card push-off type in which the right fingers can definitely grasp the card in order to pull it upwards. For best results the two card card push off must be very slight.

In both the Downward and Upward Deals it is best if the left hand, holding the deck, remains stationary while all the work is done with the right hand doing the dealing.

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