Did Vernon and Forte ever meet?

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Postby John McDonald » 03/10/11 05:53 PM

Just curious as to wether or not Dai Vernon and Steve Forte ever met?
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Postby Joe Pecore » 03/10/11 05:58 PM

Quick search in iGenii shows this in Vernon Touch column December 1988:

"A couple of years ago I read about an amazing card man who was a dealer and later a casino manager in Geno Munari's underground paper "GAMING CONFIDENTIAL". His name is Steve Forte and I recently saw 3 gaming videos he made. So I was thrilled when Larry Jennings brought Steve to join us for lunch. What a pleasure to see such beautiful card work. He's developed many new interesting concepts with cards, including his "squared location". He executes the different moves with consumate
skill."
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Postby John McDonald » 03/10/11 06:05 PM

Thanks Joe - you are really on the ball!
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Postby Jason England » 03/11/11 07:17 PM

Steve also had Vernon and Slydini walk up to his crap table while he was dealing and talk to him for a bit.

Steve wanted to actually do a longer, more comprehensive demonstration for Vernon, but on the arranged day, Dai apparently overslept and missed the meeting.

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Postby John McDonald » 03/12/11 08:36 AM

Surprised that Vernon missed the meet up because of his interest in card men and knowing Forte's reputation and skill.
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