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What cards are found in a Svengali deck?

Question #85369. Asked by zbeckabee. (Sep 04 07 9:37 PM)

srini701

A Svengali deck is a trick card deck that allows you to easily perform some seemingly amazing feats.

Here's a good link for some tricks as well:

 Sep 04 07, 11:23 PM
myrab51

The actual faces and numbers found in a deck will vary.

The Svengali Deck consists of 26 ordinary cards, all different, and 26 short cards all of the same suit and value. The latter may be narrower as well as shorter, but short duplicates only are generally used. The pack is set up by arranging the two sets alternately, thus every other card from the top is a card of the same suit and value.

http://www.cardtricksite.com/sleights/svengali.htm

 Sep 04 07, 11:40 PM

 In Texas Hold 'Em, what are the odds of making either a straight, a flush or a straight-flush by the river when dealt suited connectors? (I would like to see the math.) For those who are great at probability, but don't know poker: A deck of 52 cards contains 4 suits (spades, hearts, diamonds, and clubs) and each suit contains 13 cards (2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-J-Q-K-A in that order - aces can be high or low). In poker, each person is dealt two cards (hole cards) and then five cards that everyone can use are placed face-up and you have to make the best five card hand out of those seven cards. The first three are called the flop, the fourth is called the turn, and the fifth is called the river. A flush is you have five cards of the same suit, a straight is when you have any five cards in a row (ex. 8-9-10-J-Q) and a straight flush is when you have five cards in a row of the same suit. Suited connectors are two cards dealt to you of the same suit that are one apart (ex: 9-10 of hearts).

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