The Zarrow Shuffle is a False Shuffle that gives the appearance of being a normal riffle shuffle, when actually the cards maintain their original order. It was invented by magician Herb Zarrow and first published in The New Phoenix No. 346, July 1957, page 210, as Full Deck Control.
David Britland in The Phantom of the Card Table states that Zarrow "created a false riffle shuffle of such beauty that it is quite possibly the only move to have been originated by a magician and that has found its way into world of card cheating."
Publications which feature the shuffle
- The Zarrow False Shuffle, page 128 in Riffle Shuffle Systems by Ed Marlo (1959).
- Marlo's Techniques on Zarrow Shuffle, page 17 on The Patented Shuffle by Ed Marlo (1964).
- Frank Garcia's Notes on the Zarrow Shuffle are in Million Dollar Card Secrets (1972)
- The Complete Works of Derek Dingle written by Richard Kaufman (1982)
- Darwin Ortiz at the Card Table (1988)
- Easy Zarrow Shuffle by Doug Edwards in Apocalypse, Vol. 14, No. 2, feb. 1991, page 1892.
- Allan Ackerman's Thoughts on the Zarrow Shuffle are in Las Vegas Kardma (1994)
- Card College, Vol. 3 by Roberto Giobbi (1998)
- Wesley James' Enchantments, Section Four: Shuffles (2004)
- Gary Plants on the Zarrow Shuffle written by Stephen Minch (2004)
- David Ben's description in Genii February 2008
- DVD Herb Zarrow on the Zarrow Shuffle (2001)