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On Jan 12, 2020, reese wrote:
I've never been so excited about a book release since Bob Farmer announced his massive bar-bet book, coming out in the next decade or so. (Of course, he said that quite a few years ago)


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Hey man, if it ever comes out... for me it will be just as exciting. In different ways sure. Still thrilling.
But that's me. Not you. I love that we're different. It adds to the world... doesn't it?
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I wish people would stop posting in this thread.
With every post notification I keep thinking the Forte book is out!

Apologies for this post if you are doing the same.
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Meir Yedid just posted an announcement of the release of the Steve Forte book. Available now for pre-order at www.gamblingsleightofhand.com. Ship date is Feb 10. You know I ordered mine!
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The table of contents looks amazing!

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Dedication - Ray Goulet
Foreword - Bill Malone
Preface
Acknowledgments

Chapter 1 - Gambling Sleight of Hand - The Hobby

Gambling Sleight of Hand as a Hobby . . . 2
Studying Gambling Sleight of Hand . . . 11
Technical Considerations . . . 21
Cheaters and Magicians . . . 31
Practice . . . 36
Last Thoughts . . . 47

Chapter 2 - False Shuffles

False Table Riffle Shuffles . . . 57
Legitimate Table Cuts and Strips . . . 69
False Table Cuts and Strips . . . 71
Carrying Slugs . . . 86
Positioning Cuts and Strips . . . 93
Riffling Down, Riffling Up . . . 102
False Shuffling Procedures . . . 112
The Push-through . . . 117
The Pull-out . . . 145
Zarrow Shuffle . . . 162
False Overhand Shuffles . . . 185
Off-the-table False Riffles, Strips, and Cuts . . . 200
Wash/Scramble . . . 223

Chapter 3 - Stacking and Culling

Overhand Shuffle Stacks . . . 230
Riffle Stacking . . . 242
Faro Stacking . . . 256
Culling . . . 272

Chapter 4 - Beating the Cut

Shifts . . . 280
Hops . . . 306
Drops . . . 320
False Cuts for Cutters . . . 323
Briefs . . . 329

Chapter 5 - False Deals

Strike Seconds . . . 352
Pushoff Seconds . . . 388
One-handed Seconds . . . 406
New Theory Second Deals . . . 417
The Bottom Deal . . . 437
Stud Bottoms . . . 451
One-handed Bottoms . . . 459
Bottom Deal Ploys . . . 462
New Theory Bottoms . . . 463
Thirds, Greek Bottoms, and Centers . . . 470

Chapter 6 - Peeks and Paper

Peeks . . . 478
Paper . . . 487

Chapter 7 - Mucks, Holding Out, Coolers, and More

Mucks . . . 506
Holding Out . . . 529
Coolers . . . 542
Palming . . . 566
A Few More Moves . . . 593

Chapter 8 - The Erdnase Factor

Observations . . . 612
Card Table Artifice . . . 617
Erdnase Systems of Blind Shuffles . . . 633
To Indicate the Location for the Cut . . . 644
Bottom Dealing . . . 646
Second Dealing . . . 652
Ordinary Methods of Stocking, Locating and Securing . . . 655
Stock Shuffle . . . 658
Erdnase System of Stock Shuffling . . . 660
Erdnase System of Cull Shuffling . . . 664
Erdnase System of Palming . . . 666
To Maintain the Bottom Palm While Dealing . . . 670
To Hold Location of Cut While Dealing . . . 672
Shifts . . . 673
To Ascertain Top Cards (Riffling) and Reserve Them at the Bottom . . . 677
Mode of Holding the Hand . . . 679
Skinning the Hand . . . 679
The Player Without an Ally . . . 681
Three Card Monte . . . 688
The Revelations . . . 689
The Thought Process . . . 689
Plagiarism . . . 690
Sub-par Gambling Moves . . . 701
Omissions . . . 707
Oddities . . . 712
Did Erdnase Violate His Own Principles? . . . 718
Magic . . . 720
Annotators . . . 725
Opposing Views . . . 729
Conclusions . . . 736

Chapter 9 - Pseudo Gambling Stunts

Cutting the Aces . . . 746
The Stunts . . . 771
False Shuffle & Cut Demonstrations . . . 843
Stacking and Culling Demonstrations . . . 889
False Dealing Demonstrations . . . 926
Other Dealing Demonstrations . . . 953
Gambling Routines . . . 958
Odds and Ends . . . 979
Flourishes . . . 996
Fakes . . . 1012
Impressions . . . 1029
Total Recall Scanning . . . 1037

Chapter 10 - Closing Thoughts

Personal Decisions . . . 1045
Perspective . . . 1046
Conversations . . . 1046
Beginners . . . 1049
Experienced Cardmen . . . 1050
Recap . . . 1050
Volume 3? . . . 1053
Errors . . . 1053
Good Luck . . . 1053

Appendix . . . 1055

Index
References . . . 1061
Names . . . 1064
Moves, Stunts, Principles . . . 1067
Chapter Photo Pages . . . 1085
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Omg I pre ordered! still can't believe! I'm cryng
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Order in as well. This will become the Gambling Bible of all time.

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This book will forever change the way we think about sleight of hand with cards. The Pseudo chapter is loaded with things that will fool magicians and laymen. You will learn even the basic moves we perform everyday can be brought to another level of deception. You purchase will be repaid many times! Buy this book, it has completely changed the ways I handle playing cards. Steve Forte is the best card handler I have ever met. Learn step by step from the very best!
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Wow, that is an amazingly humble thing to say Bill and I know you mean every word of it!
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Cardtalk, I don't know, this Bill dude has only posted 13 times.
Do you think he really knows what he is talking about?
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I just purchased 2 copies.... one to read and take notes in. The other to save.

I was lucky enough to meet Steve once, several years back for many hours at him home in Vegas...I still cherish the memory of seeing him work up close and in person.
Not only is he technically great.... but, he is a very nice guy as a person !

I look forward to receiving this "to be" classic soon Smile
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There's a "TV Center Deal" listed as one of the False Dealing demonstrations... is that the "Hidden Secrets of Magic" one?
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On Jan 25, 2020, Jerry wrote:
Cardtalk, I don't know, this Bill dude has only posted 13 times.
Do you think he really knows what he is talking about?


I think he might have an idea! I am quite sure he knows his way around a deck of cards lol....
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Will this be the only store selling the book? For shipping to europe the store charges $63.
In addition to this the customs charges 19% taxes of the total which make a total of $433 to get the book, which is a little bit over the top.
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I would pay it.....
It's the book that is over the top
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On Jan 27, 2020, JTM wrote:
Will this be the only store selling the book? For shipping to europe the store charges $63.
In addition to this the customs charges 19% taxes of the total which make a total of $433 to get the book, which is a little bit over the top.


Over 50% of the print run has sold out in 2 days. It's up to you to consider whether this long-awaited work from a master of gambling sleights who compiled over a thousand moves, stunts and thoughts in two 500-page volumes for us all to appreciate is worth $370 but not $433. It'll take anyone a decade to work through it all properly so think of it as pennies a day. If it's not reprinted or sold somewhere else, I'm not sure you'll be counting your saved $63 gladly or be happy that you made the right choice by skipping this œuvre in favour of a couple dozen bucks.
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Forte Years of Research is now over 700 sold. Less than 300 copies left. This must be a record!!! It will be in my hands soon...
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I’m surprised it’s not completely sold out by now. Probably in a couple of days.
This is not the book of the year, or the decade, or even the century. It’ll probably be the greatest of all time!
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I'm a little bit jealous of the US guys who get to read before us Europe guys.

Pinky promise you won't read it until we all get copies?
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The natural enthusiasm that surrounds anything Forte pens aside for a moment (which BTW isn't historically high in number) - I think anybody who is interested in this book but is just generally hesitating due to price or uncertainty will regret that hesitation within a day or two.

For those who might be waiting for a re-print with either the same price, or possibly a lower price ... disappointment may be all that's in store for you. Expensive magic books are historically a very low volume item, and the requirements for a re-print may not ever be met (on the other hand they might be, but personally I don't want to take that chance and spend years looking for a used copy of the book at $600.00+).

Certainly for those who procrastinated on purchasing Forte's big Gambling book, disappointment will likely be eternal.
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