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-====== Estimation Dealing Location ====== 
-The idea here is estimating the cut while someone notes a card, then having him deal the deck into several piles and his identifying which pile contains his card. At this point you can narrow the selection to one of a few possibilities and use outs to locate the precise card. This trick was described by Hubert Elliott in //​[[http://​​display/​38774/​The+Magazine+of+Magic/​50|The Magazine of Magic]]//, Vol. 4 No. 4, Sep. 1916, p. 50. 
-Elliott'​s trick required the deck to be dealt into six piles, with two outs. Abbott'​s later  marketed "The Last Word '​Certain'​ Card Trick",​ 1934, which dealt the deck into four piles, with three outs. This trick was shortly thereafter included in Glenn Gravatt'​s //​[[http://​​display/​17459/​Encyclopedia+of+Self+Working+Card+Tricks/​17|Encyclopedia of Self Working Card Tricks]]//, 1936, p. 16, as "The Card Miracle '​Certain.'"​ Gravatt mentions a forebear by Tommy Tucker, "The Card Miracle,"​ in Chas Eastman'​s //​[[http://​​display/​18519/​Expert+Manipulative+Magic/​20|Expert Manipulative Magic]]//, 1933, p. 19, which uses a more traditional estimation principle, but not the dealing strategy. Tucker palmed off a six-card range and produced the selection from his pocket. The Tucker and Abbott versions are given in Jean Hugard'​s //​[[http://​​display/​14938/​Encyclopedia+of+Card+Tricks/​40|Encyclopedia of Card Tricks]]//, 1936, p. 37. T. Nelson Downs'​s seminal work on estimation in //​[[http://​​display/​40408/​The+art+of+magic/​154-156|The Art of Magic]]//, 1909, p. 137 (p. 152 in 1921 edition), is also summarized in Hugard'​s aforementioned encyclopedia,​ ibid. p. 38. The Abbott'​s version is also included in Fred Braue and Jean Hugard'​s //​[[http://​​display/​12474/​Expert+Card+Technique/​418|Expert Card Technique]]//,​ 1940, p. 403. All this formed the basis for Harry Lorayne'​s "​Stop!"​ in //​[[http://​​display/​20030/​Close+up+Card+Magic/​66|Close-up Card Magic]]//, 1962, p. 64.