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 ====== False Riffle Shuffle ====== ====== False Riffle Shuffle ======
  
-David Ben provides a good survey of the development of these shuffles in //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​37385/​Genii/​61|Genii]]//,​ Vol. 71 No. 2, Feb. 2008, p. 61.+While false shuffles and mixing procedures date back to the earliest conjuring texts, false riffle shuffles didn't begin appearing in print until the mid-19th century. Jean Eugène Robert-Houdin described a push-through shuffle in //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​12776/​Essential+Robert+Houdin/​254|Les tricheries des Grecs devoilées]]//,​ 1961, p. 168 of the English translation. This style of shuffle was later described more fully in John Nevil Maskelyne'​s //Sharps and Flats//, 1894, p. 138. 
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 +In S.W. Erdnase'​s //Expert at the Card Table//, 1902, p. 161-164, the author describes a few unweave techniques to return the two halves of the deck back their original order. This technique is the basis of the [[cards:​zarrow_shuffle|Zarrow shuffle]], which was published in //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​3097/​New+Phoenix/​210|The New Phoenix]]//,​ No. 346, July 20 1957, p. 210. 
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 +David Ben provides a thorough ​survey of the development of false shuffles ​-- and particularly the Zarrow shuffle -- in //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​37385/​Genii/​61|Genii]]//,​ Vol. 71 No. 2, Feb. 2008, p. 61.
  
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