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What is a Card Stack?

In The Six-hour Memorized Deck,
the following complete stacks are discussed:
  • New Deck stacks
  • Reflected stacks
  • Ordered value stacks
  • Matched Setups
  • Ordered suit stacks
  • 1-2-4-8 stacks
  • Grouped value stacks
  • Forcing stacks
  • Grouped suit stacks
  • Stacks used for revelations
  • Pair stacks
  • Counting and spelling stacks
  • Divided stacks
  • Storytelling stacks
  • Red-black stacks
  • Gambling demonstration stacks
  • Pointer stacks
  • Solitaire stacks
  • Other stacks
A card stack is a group of cards. It might be a partial stack or a complete stack.

In its most general sense, a partial stack is a setup of a few cards, usually placed on the top or the bottom of the deck. This setup have special properties, most often useful for a specific trick.

A complete stack is a setup of all fifty-two cards in a deck. This setup is used to perform one or more specific tricks. This is also called a stacked deck.

In general, a card stack does not allow you to know the identity of a card by the position that card occupies.
The Red-Black Stack is a good example of a complete stack.

Red-Black Stack
Top of the stack
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