Saturday, 5 March 2011

Simplified FTL by Phil Goldstein

Focus by Phil Goldstein 1990
Page 86 et seq.

Personal Comment: This is gold. Short and sweet. The method is direct and bold. There is hardly anything to dislike about it. The classic plot of Follow the Leader popularized by Dai Vernon might have found my personal favourite. Suggestion: instead of doing a Jordan count you can do a Stayon count buckling the bottom card. That way right after the count you can deal the top card from the face up packet onto the table and then turn over the three remaining cards so they become the face down followers. Looks a bit cleaner that way.

Difficulty 3/5

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