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kerpa
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On 2006-05-08 00:10, cjmagicman wrote:
Paul Swinford's Seekers routine is worth a look. It can be found in S. Brent Morris's book on the faro shuffle called Magic Tricks, Card Shuffling, and Dynamic Computer Memories.

Caleb

It's always great to look at older books - and booklets!
If you can get hold of it, Paul put out a booklet in 1971 called "More Faro Fantasy" - Chapter 3 includes some great effects combining 53 card Stay Stacks (Joker placed on top of stack prior to Faro and/or cutting) with Faro shuffles. I am currently working on Inventory - in which the stack is cut and/or Faro'd at will, the top card selected, and divined (similar to some of Marlo's effects, as Swinford carefully acknowledges). Predicto Pair is a nice prediction of card mates based on any number called for between 5 and 13. The booklet has 20 effects in 64 pages!
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I am surprised no one has mentioned Tamariz' Tripple coincidence from Sonata. If I recall correctly that effect use the staystack?
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Nah that uses its own stack I think.
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Juan Tamariz's "Face To Face" and "A Grand Triumph" from his Mnemonica book are originally intended for memorized stacks, but they may also be performed with mirror/stay stacks (use the mates to identify). I love performing them one after the other.

In "Face To Face", the deck is openly mixed face up and face down. The spectator merely peeks at a card and the performer is able to name it instantly.

In "A Grand Triumph", the deck (still in its face up/face down state) is tabled while the performer looks away. The spectators each memorize and reverse a card in the deck. While mixing up the deck some more and openly shuffling the pack, the performer tries to name the cards but finds it to be difficult. Instead, the performer manages to turn over every single card except for the selections.

Together they produce a baffling routine that maintains the original stack order even after open displays of the face up/face down state of the deck!

By the way, I also love Marlo's Matching Routine.
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Although I don't perform this, Nick Trost's "Intuition" adapted to a single deck is excellent!
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I have one that I use in my Mnemonica set. The effect is that you deal cards face up as the spectator deals cards face down. The spectators says stop and you both stop dealing at the same time. Amazingly enough when the spectator turns over their card it matches.

This is the most obvious thing to do with stay stack so I am certain it has been done before. If you happen to be doing Mnemonica it gives you an excellent reason to deal out two rows of cards to show how they don't match. This or course leads you to stay stack. That should be enough for anyone interested to figure it out. If not you can PM me.

There is also a poker routine in Mnemonica using stay stack. It's called Superpoker and is on page 31. There are other effects but these are the only two I perform. I am looking for something to add before I finish with Everything in Order or go back to Mnemonica.

I really want a poker routine that doesn't require me to move a card around.
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On 2008-06-17 20:07, panimen wrote:
Juan Tamariz's "Face To Face" and "A Grand Triumph" from his Mnemonica book are originally intended for memorized stacks, but they may also be performed with mirror/stay stacks (use the mates to identify). I love performing them one after the other.

Hey thanks I'll look those up. I know that you should be able to adapt a lot of tricks from mem. to stay stack, but it is a time consuming process.
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Check out Sal Piacente's instant card memorization. A brilliant idea with a mirrored stack.
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