One Hand Bottom Deal

Using the Master Grip and the technique of the Push-out Bottom Deal a very deceptive one hand bottom deal is possiple. Although it can be mastered with a full pack it is a lot easier with less cards - about half the deck. For that reason we believe it will be a lot more practical whenever there is an excuse for the handling of less cards, as in seme card tricks. First off it will be described as if one were to practice it in connection with the Sail, using two hands, with one hand bottom always made on tjie deal towards ones self as this is the action that makes it deceptive.

1-Hands are well forward on the table with the elbows resting on the back edge of the table. The deck Is held In the left hand in the Master Grip position.

2- Assuming you are giving an exhibition of a five handed game the top four cards are sailed off to the other players, using both hands, during the deal.

3- As the fourth card is sailed to the player on the right the operators left hand swings inwards towards the body. The left hand fingers at t'he same time execute the re- -quired mechanics for the Push-out Bottom Deal. C- The inward swing of the left hand towards the body , plus the sudden stop, will propel the now loosened card off the bottom to out in front of the operator. The acti is completely covered by the back of the left hand as it swings towards the body.

5» The One Hand Bottom Deed can be repeated on each successive deal and is fairly normal as many players have the habit of sloughing off the top card with one hand when they deal to themselves. A count trick using the One Hand Bottom Deal can be made practically in-detectible if performed in the manner to be described.

QUE HAND COUNT DOWN Effect- A selected card appears at a selected number.

1. A peeked at card is held under control by the usual break held below it in readiness for the Bold Steal.

( See Side Steal chapter for mechanics of this move.)

2. The top ten cards of the deck are apparantly counted onto the table but actually the first card tossed onto the table is the center or selected card; it being stolen out of the deck by means of the Bold Steal. The remaining nine cards are Immediately counted off the deck using the same action as for the Bold Steal. This results in the selected card being the bottom one of the ten cards.

3- The ten card packet is picked up and held in the left hand in the Master Grip position. The left hand is also held well forward on the table with the elbow resting near the inner end.

U. A spectator is requested to name any number from one to ten. As an example suppose he says four. Deal the first three cards, using only the left hand to do this, face down on the table. Now the left hand swings inward towards the body, the One Hand Bottom Deal is made, the card landing in front of the performer on the count of four. The selected card is named and the performer turns the tabled card face up for the climax.

For .those who may wish to eliminate using the Bold Steal they can control the selection to the bottom by use of the Double Undercut. Have the top half of deck cut off by the spectator then pick up the lower half as if using the portion to which they cut. Have a number named but do not restrict the choice to ten;however, not above what is in the left hand. Finish the effect as in the method already explained.

The Cardie ian who has thoroughly studied the preceed-ing Master Grip and Take with all its possibilities need go no further as from a practical magical purpose he has everything he needs with no confusion of changing grips for the various deals. The methods, ideas and theories that.follow are strictly for those who wish to run the gamut of these further techniques of false dealing. I may as well forewarn the student right now that if he wishes to master what is to follow he first must be able to acquire profficiency in " Shifting The Grip " using ofaly one hand. "Shifting The Grip" has also several sub headings such as "Shifting The Inner 0orner" as well as Shifting The Thumb" and "Shifting The Forefinger".

Sometimes only one of the above "Shifts" will be required to execute the deal and at times all three plus a possible beveling of the pack. All this must be done using only the hand holding the deck. Having warned the student as to the possible confusion he may encounter he may follow if he still desires.

SHIFTING THE GRIP A- Shifting The Inner Corner. 1- The cards sire held in the Master Grip as already explained; however, from this position the inner left corner of the deck can be shifted to two other positions. Each of the positions has its special advantages in certain deals.

2. First is a picture of the dealing hand with the numbers 1-2-3 marking the three different positions at which the lower left corner of the bottom card, in a full deck, will rest at. The number two position is that of the standard Mechanics Grip. The number one position is that of the Master Grip. Number three is the High Grip in that it is above the major crease of the palm. The Fig 18 clearly shows the markings.

3« To shift the corner from position 1 to position 2 proceed as follows: Assume the deck is held

^e^lf^lfeiSSrffw^crfS^n the upper right corner of deck, pulls down on this corner causing the deck to lift, at inner end, off the palm as in Fig.20. The left 2nd 3rd and 4th fingers also aid in slightly pulling down on the side of deck. ^—

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Fig.20

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