It Pays to Remember Playing Cards

"Yes, my grandfather was a gambler, and he died at a very early age."

"Gosh, that's too bad. How did it happen?"

"He died of five Aces!"

since I want yon all to stay healthy, the memory feats in this lesson utilize a regular deck of cards; not with five, but with the usual four Aces. Truthfully, although this chapter is devoted entirely to remembering playing cards, I am stressing the demonstrations you can do with a deck of cards and your trained memory. The systems, however, can be applied to many card games. Please don't think that after you've mastered these you can always win at cards. Keep in mind that you can't beat a man at his own game. I will leave the applications of the systems up to you; I use them for demonstration purposes only.

The late Damon Runvon used the following in one of his stories: " 'Son,' the old guy says, 'no matter how far you travel, or how smart you gel, always remember this: Someday, somewhere, a guy is going to come to you and show you a nice brand new deck of cards on which the seal is never broken, and this guy is going to offer to bet you that the Jack of Spades will jump out of this deck and squirt cider in your ear.'

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