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pierredan
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When Mnemonica first came out, the reviews in Magic and Genii hinted that the greatest memorized deck effects are in the 2nd half of the book dealing on the Half-Stack. The reviewers did not want to tip the effects they thought stood out in this section.

Does anyone want to share their thoughts on their favourite Half-Stack effects?
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Although I don't remember any of Half-Stack tricks in the book, the following effects can be nicely performed with Half-Memorised Stack.

'Lazyman's Card Trick'. (For this, quarter Stack can be used).
'Kruskal Principle' effect. (For this, memorising is not needed).
'Move a Card'.
'Guessing 2 selections by Free Cut Principle'.

The merit of Half-Stack is that you can shuffle half of the deck. After shuffling half deck, I Faro shuffle the deck and get 'Interweaved Half Stack' and can use it for some nice effects.

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Hideo, can you list a source that discusses the 'Interweaved Half Stack'?

Because I have a whole chapter in my new ebook (BAM!) that discusses this - but I'd never seen any other
discussion of it.

Thanks! Smile
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I found it myself. Interlocking Stack is expalined in "THE VERNON CHRONICLES VOL.3 (STEPHEN MINCH, 1989)". Though it is a little different from 'Interweaving Half Stack' I mentioned.

If you can inform me by PM what you are going to include in your coming ebook, I will be pleased to help you with my creations or knowledge.

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Specifically from the book Mnemonica, his weighing the cards routine is very nice as well as he trick TNT. Absolutely brilliant.
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I enjoy performing "Neither Blind Nor ..." fron Mnemonica. This is a great trick with the half-stack.
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Pit Hartling's "Unforgettable" is absolutely amazing.

And you only use A QUARTER of the mnemonica!!!
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