The problem with your claim is that several names immediately spring to mind that are still alive that refute it. Just because you aren't familiar with them or can list them yourself doesn't mean they don't exist.
Here's a few that are no longer with us:
All of these men cheated at cards on many occasions and were also all excellent and accomplished magicians, even if they weren't all professional magicians (although Giorgio and Carlyle certainly were).
I could list just as many names today that are considered excellent magicians (pro or am) and that have cheated at cards for serious money on more than one occasion. Some of these names you would recognize, some you wouldn't.
But regardless, your theory that you can't do both is blown out of the water by the existence of people that have done both!
PS: Erdnase was almost certainly NOT a cheater or a magician. He may have cheated once or twice in his life and he clearly had done a card trick or two, but his language is exclusionary of both groups and there are lots of reasons to believe he didn't belong to either group in a serious way.
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Expert at the card table originally wasnt going to have any card magic at all but he put a few in just to gain the business of magicians as well as cheats so for all we know he couldve been as much of a magician as he was cheat, but thats very unlikely.The moment you cheat for the sake of beauty is the moment you are an artist-David Cockney
No the skill but the approach.
it does not cost much to be nice.
Trying to shot two birds with same gun won`t work.
I am not familiar with you repertoire. What and from where you pulling thing none of mine business.
Try to be nicer and i might think about it.
There is also zero evidence that he was ever a cheater (or a magician for that matter). He clearly knew something about both worlds, but whether he ever participated in either is not something we have any real evidence for.
Jason, i know it out of the topic, your avatar states "card mechanic", do you consider yourself a magician or "card mechanic"?
He didn`t fool Penn and Teller with his bottoms.