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mattH
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Does anyone recognise this stack? its a stebbins varient (+4) but I cant find a reference to it?
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The plus four stack has its roots in the Galasso card system from 1593. It predates the Si Stebbins so it's technically not a variant.
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I recalled in Past midnight DVD Ben Earl refer this as riverboat stack
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On the "tools" page of my site you can find a free Excel spreadsheet for exploring these kinds of stacks.

Elsewhere on the site you can find some history of the stack, and even download Si Stebbins' original book.
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Thx. Good stuff !
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mattH
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Thank you. Your knowledge I as ever impressive.
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Richard Osterlind used the +4 stack before he developed the BCS system.
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A wee bit off topic, but is there a "stack finder" web app somewhere? Often people here are in need to recognize a certain pattern of cards and wonder what stack (if any) it might be.

So I wondered if there is web based compilation of any sort maybe?
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@nicolino:

I don't know if that's what you're looking for but there's an app called memdeckpro.It contains several stacks and is imho the perfect app for practicing a stack.
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Thanks, macc but I was rather aiming at some sort of database with a built-in reverse search function, i.e. you enter a sequence of cards and the database looks up the according stack. I understand, though, that there would be several copyright issues with such a tool as most stacks are intellectual property.
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