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What is a Memorized Stack?

In The Six-hour Memorized Deck,
the following memorized decks are discussed:
  • The Nikola Stack,
  • The Marlo Stack,
  • The Ireland Stack,
  • The Skinner Stacks,
  • The McCaffrey Stack,
  • The Aronson Stack,
  • The Steele Stack,
  • The Aldrich Stack,
  • The Rix Stack.
A memorized stack can be partial or complete.

A partial memorized stack is a group of fewer than fifty-two cards that has been memorized.

A complete memorized stack, better known as a memorized deck, is a full deck of fifty-two cards that has been memorized.

When usisng a memorized stack, by the time you say Bang you already know the stack-number of a named card.
Once memorized, any complete stack becomes a memorized deck. This is also true of stacks set up accordng to a card system (Si Stebbins, Osterlind, etc.).

In 1927, the stack presented by Louis Nikola made quite some noise in the world of memorized deck magic.

Louis Nikola's Memorized Deck
Top of the stack
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