Double Dealing Bottoms Two Hands

This is an idea for a sleight I had, at least as far as I know the idea is original to me and I suppose not surprisingly since most people probably consider it useless. However, in my opinion this is a more practical sleight than multiple minus bottom dealing (incidentally I'll cover minus and multiple minus double bottom dealing in a moment). The reason for this is quite simple, the general rule of thumb is that you want to minimize the number of sleights you perform as each time you perform a sleight there is a chance, no matter how remote that you'll be caught. The idea of the double bottom deal is then to reduce the number of bottom deals you must perform. For example, say you have four aces on the bottom of the deck and you wish to bottom deal them to yourself, normally this requires four bottom deals, but it only requires two double bottom deals, so that's more efficient right? (I suspect a great number of my readers are at this point skeptical and likely questioning my sanity in even wanting to attempt such a thing, but then eccentricity has always been a cherished trait of mine.)

Rather than proceeding in the typical manner of describing to you various deals, I'll simply describe the means of facilitating those deals and allow you to apply them as you feel appropriate. The first of these and by far my favorite since it works so well, uses an angle push-out. Normally I perform it from the high master's grip we've been using but one could apply it without much creativity to other grips. The method involves buckling the bottom two cards (in the case of the aforementioned grip this action is performed by the middle finger) and then using the pinky to pull them down slightly together. Now, the finger holding the buckle releases that buckle and allows those two cards to move away slightly from the deck as one. (See figure 583, figure 584 and figure 585 from the bottom.)

Figure 583.

Figure 585.

At this point, you need to either pivot the cards out using the pinky, or push them out using the buckling finger, which is the method I opt for. In order to ensure they come out as one, you apply pressure, not on the faces or backs of the cards, but rather on the edges, actually helping to square them further and from this point deal them off. (See figure 586 from the bottom.)

Figure 586.

The second method, is to perform the regular first portion of a Greek push-out, pushing the card second from bottom out just slightly and then applying pressure on the face of both cards, pushing them out together, but in a staggered manner. (See figure 587 from the bottom.)

From this point, it is a simple matter to perform a squaring double deal take, correcting the poor alignment, and dealing the cards to the table. Alternatively, you could reverse the push-out, that is to say, pull the tips of your fingers back towards the deck so they applied pressure on the edge the card farthest from the deck and brought it into decent alignment with the other card.

Third, if you wished to perform a strike deal, you could buckle the bottom card and actually pull it inward ever so slightly. This would allow you to perform a strike action on the face of both cards at once, drawing them out as you would in a strike double deal and then correcting the poor alignment with a squaring take, though I wouldn't use this method personally, it is an option. (There is an exception to my previous statement, namely with the Count's grip where it is the only method I'd use.)

Now, if you wanted to perform double Greeks, or double multiple minus bottoms the process would naturally "simply" involve buckling more cards and working accordingly. I won't go into detail boring you with that methodology here, considering I'd be surprised if any of you actually learned the double bottom deal, let alone the double multiple minus bottom. In any case, I've included the tools here for you to learn the technique if you're bold enough.

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