Second to None: The Art of Second Dealing
If you ever wanted to learn how to deal the second card in the deck while making it look like you are dealing the top card--this is your best opportunity.
Follow Simon Lovell as he takes you step-by-step through the art of the second deal. He discusses more nuances, subtleties and variations than you probably ever knew existed. He doesn't sugarcoat the work but gives you all the tools you need to master this powerful sleight. But, he doesn't stop there. Once you begin mastering the second deal you are treated to some routines which you can practice. And as a finale Simon discusses some of the second deal's more nefarious uses.
As a special bonus, the book includes many historical gambling-themed graphics as well as the history of the second deal, which dates back to the 1500s. Also included are reproductions of important contributions to the second deal, including excerpts from Robert-Houdin's "Card-Sharping Exposed" and S. W. Erdnase's "Expert At The Card Table."
About the author: Simon Lovell is an authority on all things relating to cheating, gambling, con-games and sleight of hand. He wrote the bestselling book "How To Cheat At Everything," is a technical consultant on the hit television series "White Collar" and in his spare time stars in his weekly Off-Broadway show "Strange and Unusual Hobbies."
Pages: 158 - 6" x 9" - Softcover - foreword and historical section by Meir Yedid - 112 black and white photographs and many historical illustrations.
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