Kronzek, Allan Zola: 52 Ways to Cheat at Poker
How to Spot Them, Foil Them, and Defend Yourself Against Them
©2008 Allan Zola Kronzek, Published by Plume, Penguin Group
ISBN 978-0-452-28911-6
Paper, 195 pages
52 Ways to Cheat at Poker


Comments: Gambling demonstrations are often a part of magic show. Allan's book provides a look at how magician's sleights and other tricks can be used against you in a game of poker.

Contents:

v Acknowledgement
ix Introduction
xv A Note to the Reader

1 Beating the Cut - Three Bold Maneuvers
4 Colllusion - Working the Telegraph
8 Table Talk - How Colluders Communicate
12 The Lay Stack
15 Forcing the Cut - the Bridge
18 Culling
21 False Riffle Shuffles
25 The Top Card Peek
29 The Bottom Card Peek
32 Flashing
36 The Pickup Stack - the Discard Stack
39 Marked Cards - an Introduction
45 Blockout and Cutout Work
50 Shade and Flash
55 Sorts
59 Luminous Readers
62 Marking Cards in Play
66 Playing Paint
68 Punchwork
72 Skinning the Deck
75 Location Play
78 A Simple Riffle Stack
80 Cheating with Chips
84 The Second Deal
89 The Bottom Deal
94 The Center Deal
98 A False Overhand Shuffle - the Jog Shuffle
103 Undoing the Cut - the Crimp and the Brief
106 Overhand Shuffle Stacking
110 Holding Out
116 Holding Out - the Gadgets
122 A Quick and Easy Stack
125 Cheating with the Cut Card
129 Strippers
133 Surveillance
137 False Shuffling Convincers - the Box and the Strip
140 Cheating at Draw - the One-Card Transfer
142 Cheating at Draw - Double Dealilng
146 Cheating at Draw - The Three-Card Draw Trick
149 The Spread
152 Shiners, Glims, Lights, and Twinkles
159 Stacking the Flop in Hold'Em
161 Cutting Class - Four False Cuts
164 The One-Handed Table Hop
166 Riffle Stacking
169 Papering the Neighborhood
172 The Cooler
176 A Full-Deck False Shuffle
179 Deck Switches
182 The Shift - AKA Hopping the Cut
186 Cheap Shots - Traps, Thefts, and Altered Appearances

189 Conclusiion
190 Bibliography


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