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It's Your Deal
by Wesley James


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It's Your Deal by Wesley James

The most comprehensive book on False Deals ever conceived is now available. Written by one of the greatest living False Deal experts and performers; Wesley James is also one of the most detail focused writers in magic's long history.

This is the third book in the Wesley James "Technique Mastery" series, which currently includes A Call to Palms, Neo-Shufflogica and, now, It's Your Deal. Planned future volumes include I'll Pass and Cooler than Ever.

If you think you know all about False Dealing, you're almost certainly mistaken; Bottoms, Seconds and Middles just scratch the surface. No one volume could be fully comprehensive on this broad subject, but this large volume will teach you all you're ever likely to need to know. It includes Double Deals, Greek/Minus One Deals, not to mention Punch Deals and No/Steal Deals. The sources come from Maskelyne to Maze, Merlin to Marlo, Erdnase to Vernon, plus Carlyle, Lavand, Kennedy, Ackerman, Robinson, Torrales, Wimhurst, and more. Of course, Wesley also includes his own techniques: The Sure Theory Second, Theory Thirds, the Option Second, the Beveled Whisper Bottom, Second and Middle Deals, but much more.

Each detailed description faithfully captures the original published treatment but adds insights, emendations, and improvements. Wesley builds on the techniques that have been published adding the fine points that make his False Deals among the finest ever developed, so illusionary it seems impossible they could be False Deals. You'll have to invest time to gain proficiency, but it's all here for you to absorb.

Wesley also includes a critical section on how to learn to False Deal by Dealing. This tutorial section will have you False Dealing as quickly as the techniques can be acquired. It is a pedagogic breakthrough that focuses on the keys to gaining the requisite skills necessary to use the False Dealing techniques you'll learn in your magic. Then, you'll find some of the most powerful magic ever published using False Deals.

All this knowledge has been packed into 400 plus dense pages, the largest book on the subject ever compiled. It's a book you'll return to frequently for many years to come, as your skills and interests expand. Get your copy today, at the bargain price of just $60.

  • Introduction
  • Table of Contents
  • An Overview of False Deals
    • The Bottom Deal
    • The Second Deal
    • The Middle Deal
    • Rounding Out the Overview
  • The Bottom Deal
    • The Sharps & Flats Bottom Deal
    • The WJ Front Bottom Deal
    • The Erdnase Bottom Deal
    • The Merlin Bottom Deal
    • The Scott Bottom Deal
    • The Ireland Bottom Deal
    • The Expert Card Technique Bottom Deal
    • The Marlo Deals
    • The Torrales Bottom Deal
    • The Jack Diamond Bent Fingers Bottom Deal
    • The Beveled Whisper Bottom Deal
  • Miscellaneous Bottom Deals
    • Special Application Bottom Deals
    • The Back-Right Bottom Deal
    • The Lateral Bottom Deal
    • The WJ Tabled Bottom Deal
    • WJ Under the Spread Force
    • The Immediate Bottom Deal
    • Marlo Force/Control
    • The Bottop Change
  • Bottom Deal Stratagems
    • Take & Turn Bottom Deal
    • Bottom Deal Take Back
    • Reverse Take Poker or Gin Deal
  • The Second Deal
  • The "Pushover" Second Deals
    • The "Pushover" Second Deals
    • The Sharps & Flats Second Deal
    • The Erdnase Second Method
    • The Rezvani Second Deal
    • Vernon's "New Theory" Deal
    • Dai Vernon's "New Theory" Deal
    • Russ Barnhart's "Spooky Second"
    • New Theory on the New Theory
    • My "Sure Theory" Second Deal
    • The Beveled Whisper Second Deal
  • The Strike/Take Approach
    • The Strike/Take Second Deals
    • The Merlin Strike Second Deal
    • The ECT Strike Second Deal
    • The Carlyle Take Second Deal
    • The WJ Option Second Deal
  • Dead Thumb Second Deals
    • Walter Scott's "Phantom Deal"
    • Vynn Boyar's "Ghostly Second"
    • The Marlo "No Touch" Theory
  • The Pushoff Second Deal
  • Miscellaneous Deals
    • On the Punch
    • The Lavand Turnover Second Deal
    • Marlo's Push-Off Unit Control
    • Theory Thirds
    • The ECT Double Deal
    • The WJ Double Deal
    • The Greek/Minus One Bottom Deal
    • The JB Kard Kop
    • The Snap Deal
    • The Rocking Chair Deal
  • The Middle Deal
    • Middle Deal Overview
    • Jor's Middle Deal
    • The ECT Middle Deal
    • The Maze Middle Deal
    • The Kennedy Middle Deal
    • The Marlo/Ackerman/James Middle Deals
    • The Wimhurst Center Deal
    • Fred Robinson's Middle Deal
    • The Undifferentiated Middle Deal
    • The Beveled Whisper Middle Deal
    • A Hybrid Jogged Middle Deal
  • Learning to Deal
  • Applications, Effects and Routines
    • At Your Command
    • Tabled Multi-Deal Cheat Count
    • Her Last Chance to Deal with the Tantalizer
    • The Future
    • You Picked It, You Find It
    • Etude for the Under the Spread Force
    • MacJames Poker Deal
    • No-be-Mad Aces
    • Undone Dukes
    • 1-2-3 Rise
    • 1-2-3-4 Rise
    • Sneaky Pete's Blackjack Saloon
    • WJ's Spectators' Open Prediction
    • Olive Oil on the Side
    • Play Along
    • Stopped Cold
    • In My Estimation
    • MacMillan Unmoved
    • Too Much Ambition
    • The Gambling Teacher
    • A Hand Too Few
    • Etude for Tabled Ambitious Card
    • A Simon, Gagnon, Rise, Rise, Rise Setup
    • Dead Thumb Fake-out
    • The Moon is Made of Blue Cheese
    • Omega Deck
    • Etude for Dealers
  • Index
  • Bibliography
  • Video Sources

1st edition 2018, 405 pages.
word count: 184466 which is equivalent to 737 standard pages of text