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Zarrow Shuffle

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The Zarrow Shuffle is a full-deck 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

  • DVD Herb Zarrow on the Zarrow Shuffle (2001)