who firs, published «his phrase in hi, Kv,,b<x,ks in "'
In some Southern European countries they used ,h,s 1 „ r , Linus quinque „ovenftlmulu, qlwluour dll0 „ , , 'hls 1 ai n iormul" decern (a-5-9-j-6-4-2 k -7-8-q-3-,,,, ^noco/aemina,rina
In Spain Padre Ciur6 published two phrases. 'Mo quinio Mere s,enia mire Ins cualro damns reales (2-5-C,ball»' 6-7 i'A-4 I KZ
forty-card deck and l,s cuairo damas se sienian a,ire ocho nuev* ca JerZ
iodos quinlos rca , A-4-J-6-7-3-8-9-Caba.lo-2-5-K, for ,he full deck of forty-eight cards. In addition, Alfredo Florons,. publish«! Dieciixho revr< senlaaps cnire las cuarenia y nticve dam* wan al cine (10-8-k 7 2 i a 4-9-Q-6-J-5).
With this complex name we'll designate those decks in which, without being cyclic, each card is identified by a number, according to its position in the stack. The advantages are enormous in contrast to cyclic decks (like rosary decks). No logical order can be detected and the position of every card can be ascertained al any time, even after .1 cut I he following two types of stacks fall into this category.
This category contains those stacks in which every card (either its nam'' or its number) indicates by a simple formula its position in the dec k rhere are many such stack systems. Their advantage is that they can In- N amed quickly. The drawbacks are that they don't have intrinsic advantage aside from that of knowing the order of the cards, and they may require mental calculation of some sort during performance Nevertheless, such systems offer many advantages, Ferragut, Cornelius, Florcnsa, Paul ( live, Osier lind and others have developed magnificent systems.'
"ttie Mnemonic Deck
Later came an extraordinary idea. After an attempt to memorize the exact position of every card in a rosary deck (which is what Hofzinser did in the nineteenth century), in the first third of the twentieth century
* My daughter M6jtti<°a, in her translation of The I xperi al the Card Table, made ..(> H- M
lowing phrase in Spanish, which allow, Spanish-peaking >■>»- «» «-'»"■ "Eight-King*" .tack ,.s .Mr Engllsh.spe.idng peer»: Ocho Revet, Ira. Ma, J, a
WVtnln y cinco reinat cuadrtuL« «juniann t Cabaiio. which stands (or /rorv, Is one of th0 court card, ,n the Span..* deck t See the studies made by Carlo R«*ttl In hi. Magi* Me car«(Vm,
Also sec th, brilliant analy Darwin Ortiz In Tin Annotated , ''''< >' ^ *
very thomugh one by joyal ir. his recent l>ook, The Six-hour MewnzeJ Deck (IW).
8 y> Juan Tamariz f arranging the cards without a suit rotation or series ,he thought arose o . ^ ^ ^ ,he aid 0f simple memory systems. A 0f values learned ^ ^ ^^ u> a card_ancl thus ascended tQ
m,nllH>r T -Maie<tv the mnemonic deck, in which the position of any the throneHisMW ^ ^ ^ ^ relation to any other card, without
¿SrS; work lies in learning the arrangement; then the prob-
"The'hue^a dtoantages of the mnemonic deck are: (1) there is no order to be detected, and (2) the position of any card in relation to any other can be instantly ascertained at any moment.1
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