Did Vernon and Forte ever meet?

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John McDonald
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Did Vernon and Forte ever meet?

Postby John McDonald » March 10th, 2011, 4:53 pm

Just curious as to wether or not Dai Vernon and Steve Forte ever met?
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Joe Pecore
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Re: Did Vernon and Forte ever meet?

Postby Joe Pecore » March 10th, 2011, 4:58 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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John McDonald
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Re: Did Vernon and Forte ever meet?

Postby John McDonald » March 10th, 2011, 5:05 pm

Thanks Joe - you are really on the ball!
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Re: Did Vernon and Forte ever meet?

Postby Jason England » March 11th, 2011, 6:17 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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Re: Did Vernon and Forte ever meet?

Postby John McDonald » March 12th, 2011, 7:36 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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