Okay, you've just completed the strike action and the packets are in position to be stripped apart. Squeeze the deck firmly between the second fingers at the front and the thumbs at the near edge, on their respective ends of the deck. The thumb pressure should move the thumbs about a quarter inch outward, toward their respective ends. This will appear to be part of the squaring action. In fact, the squeeze and thumb slide help to ensure that the coming strip-out will not leave cards behind. This squaring action, too, is very brief.
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