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 +====== Overhand Shuffle Force ======
  
 +The principle that a spectator tends to shuffle the top card to the bottom in a single Overhand Shuffle of a small packet of cards was discovered by John S. Frazee and published as "The Shuffle Force" in //[[http://askalexander.org/display/37501/Linking+Ring/55-57|The Linking Ring]]//, Vol. 26 No. 2, Apr. 1946, p. 56.
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 +It was popularized by Ed Marlo, who described it in //[[http://askalexander.org/display/10976/Estimation/36-37|Estimation]]//, 1962, p. 33, but didn't recall the exact reference, writing only the following at the end of the description: "To my knowledge, the only place this 'top card to bottom' in an Overhand Shuffle idea appeared was many years ago in the LINKING RING".
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