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Fechter's Finger Flicking Frolic 2008.

Wednesday April 23rd, 2008

Obie O’Brien
The Head Forker
Starting The Festivities For
FFFF 2008 (DAY 1).

The Richard Turner Lecture

Richard Turner warming up the 4F crowd.

A word to the wise from gambler Richard Turner.
If you sit down to a friendly game of chance and the dealer starts to shuffle like this.
Just remember - There is no such thing as a friendly game of chance!

On the left Richard performs for Trixy Bond, a clever spell to it card location.
While on the right Richard demonstrates some of his excellent poker deals to Suzanne.

Next Richard demonstrates a few Stud Poker deals finishing with
The spectator shuffles the deck each time a card is dealt
And still Richard was able to pull a Royla Flush.

On the left Jean-Luc Dupont, and on the right Mark DeSouza select poker hands
In the end (surprise - surprise) Richard draws the winning hand.

I have been doing Gambling Demonstrations for over 25 years
Yet watching Richard was humbling. A fantastic show and one which I would see again.

After a short break, its time for the explanations.
But first let me get comfortable - off with the jacket and hat.

Richard first taught the strip out (Dove Tail) and Faro shuffles.
Even though I have used both for many years, I still learned a few new applications.

Next Richard taught seconds, bottoms and a great Monte routine.
Richard also taught a very clever turn over second deal. I will work on this one!

Richards show ended with a well deserved standing ovation from the FFFF crowd.
Incidentally if you are not aware, Richard has what some would call a handicap.
He is legally blind and still one of the most entertaining gamblers I have ever seen!

Thank you Richard Turner and again a great job.

If you have not been to a FFFF convention before
well now is when the real fun begins.


They will be going on until the next days events start.