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  || Three Card Monte Explanation || 3 Card Monte ||
Three card monte, also known as the Three-Card Trick, Follow The Lady or Find the Lady, is a confidence game in which the victim, or mark, is tricked into betting a sum of money that he can find the money card, for example the Queen of Spades, among three face-down cards.
In its full form, the three card Monte is an example of a classic short con in which the outside man pretends to conspire with the mark to cheat the inside man, while in fact conspiring with the inside man to cheat the mark.
The three card Monte game itself is very simple; a dealer places three cards face down on a table (often a cardboard box that can be quickly taken away), shows that one of the cards is the Queen of Spades, and then rearranges the cards quickly to confuse the player about which card is which.
www.leeasher.com /three_card_monte.htm   (628 words)

 Three-card Monte - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Three-card Monte, also known as the Three-card trick, Follow the lady or Find the lady, is a confidence game in which the victim, or mark, is tricked into betting a sum of money that he can find the money card, for example the queen of spades, among three face-down playing cards.
In its full form, the three-card Monte is an example of a classic short con in which the outside man pretends to conspire with the mark to cheat the inside man, while in fact conspiring with the inside man to cheat the mark.
One card is held in his left hand, a second is held in his right hand between the thumb and the middle finger, and a third above it between thumb and forefinger (index finger).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Three-card_Monte   (1158 words)

 CARDSHARK Online - three card monte swindle   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The name derives from a 19th century slang for the cards that were used in the three card monte swindle.
The three card monte swindle is an orchestrated scam ran by a group of people called the "three card monte mob".
One of the three cards is odd - usually it is a red queen or a red ace.
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 Rules of Card Games: Three Card Monte
Only three cards are needed, two from a fl suit, and one from a red suit (or the opposite).
The "dealer" shows all three cards to you, lays them face-down on the "table", and rapidly picks up one card with his left hand and the other two in his right hand, and drops them back on the table at new positions.
The upper card is held between his thumb and his forefinger, and the lower card is held between his thumb and his middle finger, with a small gap (a few millimeters) between both cards.
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 Editorial: Palestinian THREE CARD MONTE - Galganov.com
And when he lays the three cards on the table face down, you have to pick which of the three is the Ace of Spades.
A really smart Three Card Monte hustler sucks in the bettor by purposefully losing a few times until the "sucker" is prepared to lay down a big bet.
A Hustler playing Three Card Monte on a street corner is very good at manipulating the cards, but not nearly as good as the Palestinians who rarely have an Ace amongst the three choices.
www.galganov.com /editorials.asp?id=762   (459 words)

 Three Card Monte Trick
The basic premise behind the "game" of three card monte is that you have three cards, for example, two fl fours and a red ace.
Toss the left hand card to the right, and as you do so, straighten out the corner of the winner by pulling up on the edge of the card with the right third finger while you push down on the corner with the right little finger.
After you drop the bent card to the right, pick up the middle card and drop it to the left with your left hand, and finally drop the card in your right hand in the middle.
goodtricks.net /three-card-monte.html   (1913 words)

 Monte Carlo, Three Card Guts - Guts Poker Games
Three card guts, players able to put together flushes and straights in determining their hand.
A Flush is simply three cards of the same suit, for example, a player who is dealt three Diamond-suited cards.
A Straight Flush is three cards in sequence that are of the same suit.
www.poker.com /game/guts-poker-games/monte-carlo.htm   (553 words)

Three Card Monte is a labor of love that started in September of 2003 for four guys from Orange County, NY.
Three Card Monte has opened for acts such as Theory of a Deadman, Hinder, Faktion, Dexter Freebish, Lucky Boys Confusion, Jupiter Sunrise, The Matches, Plain White T's, The Code, Will Hoge, Steel Train, Coretta Scott, Life Before This, Junket, and more....
Three Card Monte has performed at CBGB's, The Chance Theater, The Knitting Factory, Yale Field, The Continental, Townley Hall, Webb Horton Auditorium, SUNY Orange, Deer Park Festival, The Wreckroom, Ace of Clubs, and more...
www.myspace.com /threecardmonte   (390 words)

 Howstuffworks "How do big city "shell games" and "three card monte" games work?"
When the tosser shows the cards, he or she holds a fl card in one hand and a fl card and the red queen in the other hand.
This fl card is held between the thumb and middle finger, and the queen is held in front of it, between the thumb and the ring finger.
But when the tosser picks the cards up, he or she subtly unbends the fold in the queen and folds the corner of one of the fl cards.
www.howstuffworks.com /question590.htm   (789 words)

 The Three Card Monte:
The Three Card Monte has relatives that don't use cards at all, but use the same theme of hiding the selection from the spectator, many of these versions preceding the use of cards by many years.
Cards are removed one by one with the spectator's told to follow the odd card.
Cards are mixed, and spec is asked to identify the cards.
magicref.tripod.com /magref/magmonte.htm   (3837 words)

 Three Card Monte is home to Hypes, Monte Shills, Catch Thirty Three, and anything else card...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Three Card Monte is home to Hypes, Monte Shills, Catch Thirty Three, and anything else card...
It is sold with the understanding that neither the author, the publisher, or anyone involved with this e-manuscript is responsible for anyone engaging in playing this game for money.
The author, publisher, nor anyone involved with this e-manuscript shall not be liable or held accountable for any consequences if you play Three Card Monte.
www.threecardmonte.com   (136 words)

 Articles: Easy pickings
This adept illustrated his skill to me by throwing up three halfpennies, and, five times out of six, they fell upon the floor, whether he threw them nearly to the ceiling or merely to his shoulder, all heads or all tails.
Three playing cards, one of which was often the Queen of Hearts (hence one name for the game) were shown face up and then laid face down and rapidly moved about on the table by the sharper.
The game was so called because of the “mountain” (monte in Spanish) or stack of cards on the table during play; the mountebank was someone who mounted a bench (monta in banco in old Italian) to harangue a crowd and so sell quack medicines and the like.
www.worldwidewords.org /articles/easypick.htm   (1261 words)

 Magic Secrets  THREE CARD MONTE SECRET (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab1.netlab.uky.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The operator shows three cards, generally two red aces and a fl one.
When the bent corner card is turned over, it proves not to be the fl ace.
Bend three cards, the ace of hearts, diamonds and spades, as in illustration A.
www.free2explore.com.cob-web.org:8888 /magicsecrets/secret-3crd_monte.html   (470 words)

 The Fitful Flog » The Three Card Monte   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
She had maybe ten cards in that thing, and she was tugging one out after another to see if it was the right one.
Cards for this store and that account and membership in the other, oh, it’s like George Costanza’s wallet, one scrap away from utter explosion.
Three card monte, by the bye, is a street hustle.
origami.oschene.com /archives/2005/11/24/the-three-card-monte   (2344 words)

 2000 Three Card Monte by Henry Evans
As in the classic three-card monte routine, the magician displays one "winner card" along with two others, two eight of hearts cards, for example.
All three cards are turned face down and one of the eights is even clearly shown and set aside to better the spectator's chances.
The cards are mixed, but no matter what card the spectator chooses they can't find the ace because somehow it magically changed places with the eight that was set aside at the beginning!
www.world-of-magic.co.uk /magic.asp?id=386   (179 words)

 Keller Komments: Edmund "Three Card Monte" Phelps   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
On the streets of New York City, you can occasionally run into card sharks who make it appear damn easy to win money off them by picking the red card out of three cards-where the other two cards are fl cards.
They have shills in the crowd to rope you in and the card dealer is a card shark.
In fact, to keep our Three Card Monte analogy going, Phelps is only dealing with two cards--two fl ones, but he tries to convince you that you can pick the red card from his lot of two fl cards.
kellerkomments.com /blog/2006/10/edmund_three_card_monte_phelps.html   (720 words)

 Homeland Security and Three-Card Monte
Between President Bush's speech announcing the creation of the office (appropriately delivered from between the fasces adorning the wall of the House Chamber) and the current domestic situation, one would have to be an idiot not to see OHS as a lineal descendant of the Gestapo, the Cheka and the El Salvadoran death squads.
He shuffles them around and asks you to tell him which one is the Queen; the first time, of course, you "win," but then money goes on the table and you might as well just hand over your wallet and walk away.
The vast majority of them are shill cards -- thrown bones to satisfy military personnel with salary increases and an "improved" GI Bill, the education lobby with more money for teachers, and so forth -- to make the plan palatable.
tlknapp.freeservers.com /essays/3cardmonte.html   (768 words)

 A Critical Review of Three Card Monte from the Scams List   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
There are usually three to four players, the innocent victim and two players of the scam.
The dealer deals three cards, shows them to the punter and then throws them face down on a table.
Three Card Monte is illegal in most states in the country.
www.programcritique.com /subcategories/Scams/ThreeCardMonte.html   (621 words)

 School for Scoundrels
He takes you through step-by-step instructions for many different 3-Card Monte sequences and, if you need any further conveying of the astonishing reactions this effect gets, you are also treated to Daryl's live performances of two of the more famous routines.
This is the first book to describe the moves of the three-card monte, and has fascinating accounts of the grifters of France.
A fascinating account of the early card cheats and three-card monte men by one of the greatest of them all.
www.chefanton.com /scoundrelsstore/three_card_monte.htm   (1054 words)

 Three Card Monte (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab1.netlab.uky.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Three card monte is a card game where someone sets up a small table on the side of the street and deals out three cards, face up.
They are then going to turn all the cards face down and move them around.
Three card monte is not a game the dealers like to lose.
www.mazu.com.cob-web.org:8888 /scams/3card.php   (335 words)

Three playing cards are seen spread out in the Magicians hand.
The audience is asked to remember the center card, which is then put face down on a table.
After saying a few magic words, the card is turned face up.
www.magicandillusion.com /shop/begi/tgsms01/tgsms01.html   (59 words)

 Three Card Monte, New York City
Sidewalk card games are both illegal and fraudulent for some very good reasons.
Two or more people are standing around a cardboard box on a busy street trying to win money by choosing the correct card out of the three cards shuffled.
You notice that someone seems to be winning; this person is usually working with the dealer to lure people in.
www.ny.com /scams/3CardMonty.html   (166 words)

 three card monte   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The dead brain cells rose in the air and combined to create a new super human band known as Three Card Monte.
Formed in the Fall of 2003 by Scarano and Perri, Three Card Monte is a sonic extravaganza, combining influences of funk, soul, metal, pop, grunge, and jazz.
With a genuine love of music and of performing with one another, Three Card Monte is guaranteed to expand what you thought possible in rock music.
www.frontiernet.net /~synapse/site2/bios.html   (201 words)

 Three-Card Monte by Whit Haydn and Chef Anton   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Also on this DVD are appearances by Gazzo, R. Paul Wilson, and Doc Eason discussing their original handlings of the climax of the monte in exhibition, as well as a unique contribution to the bent corner ruse from Ron Wohl.
In this sensational ending, the performer has the spectator hold on to a quarter of the Ace, and pin the rest of the Ace facedown with a pocketknife.
Both the video and ROM portions of the disc are meant to provide the student of three-card monte with the most complete, accessible, and illuminating resource on the game ever offered.
www.murphysmagicsupplies.com /catalog/dvd/html/DVDTHREEC.html   (370 words)

 3 Card Monte Street Card Trick
The magician gives a demonstration of the well known street con 3 Card Monte.
There are only two moves you need to learn in order to perform the 3 card monte: The throw, and the bent corner move.
Putting a bend along the length of the card.
www.free-card-tricks.net /3-card-monte-card-trick.html   (1904 words)

 Notes on Three-Card Monte
Not only is the history looked at but we get a glimpse into the lives of the scoundrels that took in fortunes with three cards and a group of trained compatriots.
Everything is covered from the cards used and how to prepare them to the many different sleights one may want to use.
If you are interested in learning the Three Card Monte using regular cards and putting together a solid routine this is the source for you.
www.magictalk.com /cgi-bin/reviews.cgi?read=627   (518 words)

 Ultimate Three Card Monte - | MagicTricks.Com: The Magician's Magic Shop
Next, the Three is eliminated and placed to the side.
Yet when the two cards are turned face up, they are the Two and the Three, and the Ace is the card on the side.
We also offer a set of gimmicked cards that allow you to perform numerous tricks, including 3-Card Monte.
www.magictricks.com /cards/ultmonte.htm   (238 words)

 Media Deals Three Card Monte Hand To Voters - Ann Huggett
The Queen card, of course, is the WMDs with Rush Limbaugh as the Jack of clubs, CIA security as the five of Diamonds, and the David Kay report on Saddam Hussein's motives and arsenal as the Joker card substituted for the Queen card.
Next card up is the five of Diamonds with a furor being raised over the "outing" of a CIA operative, Valerie Plame, supposedly by someone in the Bush White House over her husband's Niger fact-finding trip on Saddam Hussein's reputed purchase of yellow cake uranium.
Then there is the Joker card as portrayed by David Kay, head of the CIA led Iraq Survey Group, who plans on telling the US Congress that not only are there no WMDs to be found in Iraq but that Saddam Hussein was just bluffing.
www.americandaily.com /article/3823   (1276 words)

 AFL-CIO Weblog | Three-Card Monte Republican Tax Scam   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
When you’re on the streets of New York and see a crowd around a man standing behind a folding table, quickly shuffling about three cards and taking bets, you know it’s a con game.
So they are cutting into their deck of cards and they claim to have pulled out the ace that creates new revenue that offsets the tax cuts—and so does away with the 60-vote rule.
According to reports, this is how they are moving the cards.
blog.aflcio.org /?p=576   (707 words)

 How to Perform the Three-Card Monte Card Trick - eHow.com
STEP 1: Hold up three cards in a fan for all to see: Use the 2 of diamonds, the 2 of hearts, and place the queen of clubs between them.
STEP 5: When your volunteer slides the middle card out, slide the 2s together to hide the fake corner and let him see the cards.
You'll need to practice pulling off this illusion, but the astonishment on the other people's faces is worth the effort.
www.ehow.com /how_4410_perform-three-card.html   (330 words)

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