Biddle Move

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Biddle Move (or Steal or Vanish) is a card sleight developed by Elmer Biddle and described in Genii 1947 April, Vol. 11, No. 8, page 241 under the title Transcendent.

Used the Biddle Trick, this move enabled the invention of many False Counts, most notably by Bob Veeser and Brother John Hamman in the 1950s, which in turn, helped pave the way for the packet trick boom in the 1970s.

History

Those who read The Cardician by Ed Marlo know that he called this Move The K.B. Move (Kardyro-Biddle Move). To find out why, see:

  • M-U-M, Vol. 49, No. 7 (December 1959), Discourse on a Move by Ed Marlo.
  • M-U-M, Vol. 50, No. 7 (December 1960), page 349, The Kardyro-Biddle Move Again by Tony Kardyro.
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