Brad Henderson wrote:did keyes just claim there was no content regarding. comportment at the card table?
hey keyes - try reading the book before commenting on it.
there is a reason magicians started pursuing gamblers as models to emulate - they understand things like consistency of action and character far greater than magicians do
what magician hasn’t been influence by the advice regarding changing the moment?
who doesn’t hold their technical bar to lack of suspicion and not mere detection?
Bill Malone once shared that meeting steve forte changed everything for him - that the level of work done by the card cheats far exceeded any in the magic world on multiple fronts, not just technical.
keyes, you don’t know this.
not knowing this disqualifies you from being considered informed in your opinions.
How very Brad of you, Brad. Did I say there was no content regarding comportment at the card table? No, I did not. I said there is a "relative dearth".
hey brad--try reading the post before commenting on it.
Now that I have your attention, I would like to make another observation.
In the opening pages of EATCT, we find this interesting remark--"...the sum total of our present knowledge is proffered in this volume...".
Think about that. The book is chiefly about card sleights, not gaming strategy. Yet it does suggest a familiarity with the public performance of magic.
If we take the above quote literally, it can only mean that the author had far more experience in legerdemain than in advantage playing.
If what we read is the "sum" of his wisdom, it clearly indicates a deep understanding of the importance of patter, presentation, and panache--but it reveals previous little of the writer's implied gambling exploits.