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I surprised myself how quickly I memorize a deck of cards. Then I didn't touch it again in several years but was able to remember most of it still. Then after a short refresh it all came back.
The book is OP but one can get the eBook from Martin's website. I had used it to do Card Calling and Hands Off by Richard Osterlind.
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Russ I surprised myself how quickly I memorize a deck of cards. Then I didn't touch it again in several years but was able to remember most of it still. Then after a short refresh it all came back. The book is OP but one can get the eBook from Martin's website. I had used it to do Card Calling and Hands Off by Richard Osterlind.
That's really great, Russ! I've memorized the Tamariz stack using Harry Lorayne's memory techniques. I'm glad you found something that works for you.
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I just love the 6-hour thing. People who know my systems - which I've taught in about ten different books - can memorize a deck in a few minutes. Or less. Okay; I've written about this a number of times, in a number of places - one of the "card memory" demonstrations I used to do (did it for Victory Jory when I was doing table magic at Billy Reed's Little Club in NYC back in about 1949 - and that - his reaction - was the pivot point that pivoted my thinking that I would do card magic as my living for the rest of my life to thinking that memory work would take over):
Spectator shuffles deck. He calls off the cards in a fairly rapid rhythm. Then he names any card and I immediately say "That's the 14th card." And it is. And, he names a number from 1 to 52 and I immediately tell him it's numerical position in the deck. That's done a few times. Finally - "Do you play poker? What's the best poker hand? Right, a royal flush. Name a suit. Clubs? Okay - look at the 8th, 21st, 28th, 32nd and 39th cards in that deck." He does and finds the club royal flush.
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I too use the Joyal stack. It was very easy to remember. It was before I used Harry's memorization systems. I still use the Joyal system.