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zhuanan
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Hi Guys:


I have heard of many wonderful sources from which 3 Card Monte can be learned.
For me, I have never touched 3 Card Monte and have no idea on how it is accomplished.
However, I would like to learn to perform it.

What is the best source (book/DVD) for a beginner like me for learning 3 Card Monte (Ungaffed version) till performance standard?

Please recommend. Thanks
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Get the Full Monte by Daryl. It will teach you all the moves you need and you can make your own routine from there.
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For an excellent reference, get School for Scoundrels book "Notes on the Three Card Monte."
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I like Doc Easons routine on one of his dvds.
It's also covered in Expert at the Card Table
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Daryl's Full Monte and the School for Scoundrels book is probably all you need. I find that they complement each other nicely and provide a wide range of materials to study.
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You can learn Dai Vernon's version in the the Inner Card Trilogy by Louis Ganson.
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On 2005-05-26 13:21, johnlamberti wrote:
You can learn Dai Vernon's version in the the Inner Card Trilogy by Louis Ganson.


This is what I would recommend. It's a very good starting point.

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If you want the most complete coverage of 3 card monte, the only choice id Daryl's Full Monte.

However, if you want a quick routine that you can download right now, check out http://www.5FingerMagic.com
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Daniel,
Nice site.

Have you considered breaking down the package deal so people don't have to buy all 20 "secrets" at once? Maybe a 3 pack? 5 pack? Something like that?
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I give what I believe to be a decent description of Three Card Monte on http://www.practicenotincluded.com/

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Hi Dave,

Thanks. I have thought about breaking it down into smaller groups. Just haven't had time to re-configure the shopping cart.

thanks,

Update: June 2 2005

Okay, I've taken your advice. The tricks are now avalible as a group or individually.

Thanks,
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A good dvd on the three card monte is Sal Piacente's Street Monte: Three Card Monte

It is excellent.
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You can also see Vernon perform three card monte on "Dai Vernon's Revelations" vol 13/14. Very impressive for anyone, let alone a man in his late 80's.
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Daryl did it for me, clear explanation and nice performance. And definatly a nice starting point for the three card monte
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I am using the version of three card monte that I read about in Erdnase's "The Expert At The Card Table." I have added a variation to it and it works every time!

Has anyone used this version? The book was first published in 1902, reprinted in 1953, which is the edition I have.

I don't remember ever seeing another way of performing it, but I wasn't active in magic for many years.

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I do 3 card monte using gimmicked cards. If do it right, very deceptive, as you can do really slowly. For a skeptical audience, I'd do it faster, misdirect him/her that I rely on speeding up to cover the move.
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Hmmm- I'll chip in my two cents for Darly's video, "Daryl Does the Full Monte"... ahh I'm still using VHS. Shame on me. Disregard that comment. Here's a correction: Hmmm- I'll chip in my two cents for Daryl's DVD, "Daryl Does the Full Monte"

Also, as many others have mentioned- Dai Vernon's monte routine can be found in the Vernon book of magic- as well as the VHS Vernon chronicles. Doe! I did it again. Alas I must upgrade my technological terminology to include: DVD. Personally- I'd check out the book/print version. Books in my opinion overrate anything else. More space for creativity and thought. Also, teaches those visual learners to read:)

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Gregory Wilson has a nice version of 3 card monte on his In Action DVDs called Flat Out Monte.
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The Three Card Monte and The Three Shell game are explained very well in Sal Piacente's series. Sal is a good teacher and also takes the time to explain the psychology behind the games, The Grifts, and the reasons why the Monte man never loses. Besides, he actually made a living doing it.
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Dai Vernon's Inner Card Secrets. There is a descriptive source of Three Card Monte. It's great! Go check it out.

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