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ImpromptuBoy
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Hey all,

Has anyone seen the Sal Piacente Penguin Lecture? Sal mentioned that Steve will be releasing a book and apparently his TRS system will be revealed in there (the system used in Sal's 'rain man' effect). Does anyone have more information on when Steve is planning to release this and approximate price?
Thanks!
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We have been hearing that he is about to release a new book for years and one day I guess he will.
If there is a single truth about Magic, it is that nothing on earth so efficiently evades it.

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On Feb 19, 2019, tommy wrote:
We have been hearing that he is about to release a new book for years and one day I guess he will.


LOL
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Last update I heard was that photos were being taken.
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I’ve heard it’s about 6 months off. This was about two weeks ago.
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Steve's book is over 1000 pages and on its way.
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Forte's books are excellent regardless of their specific subject matter.

As much as I enjoy reading and re-reading his Casino and Poker books, it's actually his "Read the Dealer" that's had the most impact on changing how I thought about cheating with playing cards.
This obviously goes back to a different Blackjack era, but it was with "Read the Dealer"' that I first felt I was reading actual inside information ... I still pull it out a re-read it regularly enough to be repeatedly impressed with what Forte had put to paper, much of it for the very first time.

Forte has, to date, seemed to have some of his "tricks" brought to light by others, Piacante and Malone among them. Those effects are routinely excellent, so this new book will no doubt be quite impressive regardless of what it contains.
I don't purchase "magic" books any longer, and never did purchase "memory" books, but a new Forte book would have to be an exception to that rule due to the broad depth of knowledge shown over the years by the author.
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On Feb 20, 2019, jjsanvert wrote:
Steve's book is over 1000 pages and on its way.


WOW, 1,000 pages. It's not a novel, is it?

Well, whatever it is I'm sure it will be excellent and a worthwhile purchase.
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Thanks for the info everybody! 1000 pages?! That'll keep me busy for a while!
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And more than 1400 pictures. I am sure Jason can give much more details.
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My totally uneducated guess is that the book will have considerably fewer than 1000 pages in its finished form. I don't think the economics of book publishing will allow it.
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It should be two books set project
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What odds can I get about it not being out by Chrismas or is it illegal to gamble at this here Gambling Spot?
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It should be out in a few months, 4-5
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I was present for 80% of the photoshoots (there were 5, I think). I have a 1000 page draft on my desktop, with photos in place. Aiming to go to press very soon. Whether that means weeks or months is tough to say, but definitely out before the fall. 2 volumes in a slipcase. No other way to produce anything that big. About 10 guys have read it already. All of them say the same thing: I needed this 30 years ago!

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Thank you Jason. Will there be a mailing list or some other best method to get advance notice, to be ready to place an order? Like a waiting list.
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The Bible had two volumes also. Coincidence?
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On Feb 25, 2019, JasonEngland wrote:
About 10 guys have read it already. All of them say the same thing: I needed this 30 years ago!

Jason


I suppose there is a benefit to my getting serious about playing cards so late in life. I'll be able to benefit from this knowledge.
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#Jason: Sounds interesting. Can you give us some idea as to what this two volume set covers?
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Hi Cag,

There have been glimpses of what this double volume may contain. I first heard about it from Jason Englands download 'At the Card Table'. Richard Hatch via the internet asked him to confirm that the book was real. Jason generously obliged saying it was a tomb specifically written for the magical community. He further stated that he had seen some of the work on 'Expert at the Card Table' and it had blown him away. As mentioned by Impromptu boy Steve Forte's mysterious TRS memory system will also be explained for the first time. Im also guessing that many of Steve's hand mucking moves, deck switches and so forth will be exposed. This is but a fraction of what we can expect and I'm sure those of us who really care about excellence in card handling and technique will be frantically waving credit cards, cheque books and bankers drafts when it becomes available. I know I will.

Best wishes,

Pau H
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