Push-off Greek Deal - stud style



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In this demo a sequence of 13 cards, i.e. a quarter of the deck (all spades in numerical order) are delivered from the bottom of the deck and above a plastic cut card. All 13 cards are dealt face-up in a pile while alternating a fair stud deal of 13 cards from the top into a separate pile.

In the interest of clarity I arranged the deck so that all the cards on top are red-suited. This contrasts nicely with the black spade-suited cards being dealt via Greek deal. In affect every time a red card is deal it comes from the top, and every time you see a spade in numerical order it comes from the bottom.

To further make the demo clear I placed the two red deuces at the bottom of the top three quarters of the deck. This provides a nice visual separation between the black spades and the black clubs that are at the bottom of the top stock.

Also in the interest of clarity, I broke down the demo into two parts. After the first six pairs of cards are dealt out I pause and display the current condition of the bottom of the deck. Then I continue with the deal.

Please note that this video clip is purely a demonstration, i.e. it is not arranged for any particular card game. The Greek deal would normally be used to cheat in the game of poker, when a plastic cut card is used to seal off the bottom of the deck, to prevent bottom dealing. The Greek deal is in fact just a modified bottom deal, sometimes also called the minus one bottom deal.

Please note that although I use red and black cards to separate the areas of the deck, the video itself is black and white. The reason for black and white video is to deliver the best possible quality video at the smallest possible file size. However, even if the video is black and white the color separation is still very clear.