Thanks so much for posting here. It is great to hear from someone like you.
That is an awsome demo BTW. That is something I am starting to work on for my demos....Long way to go.
As for the topic, so far I'll chip in for Steve Forte but that is because I have seen lots of his demos. I just started watching some of Richard Turners stuff. He is pretty impressive. I may change my vote if I see more?
Hiya, I am smiling from ear to ear. Back in the day, I didn't have nobody else doing that move. A fella from Chicago show it to me, and I perfected it to the point of out of sight. Just like the youtube video. Once I draw the deck to the other hand it is one fluid motion.
That move, my shuffle, the second, and the run up, were works of art. My shuffle was so sweet that when I set the cards down, most of the time they would say "deal"..
Another important point to my success for over such a long time, was respect for the game, respect for the regular players and respect for other professionals too. I had reach the point of when low level players make a move, I had to pretend I don't see it. If I let on that I saw that the high level move, then I get the credit for being smart. Don't want that, I always worked as if I was dumbfounded.
I recall one occassion that another pro and I had broke the game. Now, the other pro didn't know I was a pro and wanted to play me head up..I refused, but he goated, and goated me. I relented.
This was one of my favorite scores. The reason he was coming after me so hard was because I was playing way over his head, and he didn't know I was a pro too. He was playing topwork
, if you know what I mean. I was rubbing
. We playing 5 card stud. His topwork only allow him to see the top card on the deck, whereas, the rub let me see all the way down. It was like a battle, this guy had been winning all the time, nobody ever beat him. They were betting on the side who would come out the winnner. I broke him, and he never knew what hit him.
Look, I will be around a while, like I said I got TONS of stories. I played cards and pool, and both them like like and out of sight expert..