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Flexible Count

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Ed Marlo published the Flexible Count in The New Tops1 which turned out to be exactly the same as the count published by Charles Jordan in his Thirty Card Mysteries (1919) as part of his Phantom Aces trick. It is now known as the Jordan Count.

Later, Marlo reworked his count which becomes a Less as More Count and shows his "flexibility" in Marlo's Magazine, Vol. 3, 1979.


  • 1Excerpt from The New Tops, December 1963 : "(This count) embodies the elements of the Elmsley Ghost Count, increases the application of the Ellis Stanyon Count, as well as the Elmsley, in that it can be done with a greater number of cards because of a controlled dealing action."