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I’m in need of 2 card Monte instructions. Many years ago I bought a pitch dvd and it came with some instructions for a 2 card Monte with a price on it aswell. Can someone please help me out.

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Thanks Dollarbill but I’m looking for the instruction sheet so I can package it up and bundle it in a back or room deal.
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Many people call the trick David Blaine did "Two Card Monte". But I think you are talking about the one that only uses two gaff cards.
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On Jul 19, 2018, close_up_act wrote:
Thanks Dollarbill but I’m looking for the instruction sheet so I can package it up and bundle it in a back or room deal.

Very simple to type up instructions for this trick.
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Many people call the trick David Blaine did "Two Card Monte". But I think you are talking about the one that only uses two gaff cards.

Which is why I always correct them.
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Many people call the trick David Blaine did "Two Card Monte". But I think you are talking about the one that only uses two gaff cards.


Where is this Monte found.

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Steve, I'm not sure when you say "this Monte" if you are referring to the one Blaine did but if so that is properly called "Be Honest, What is it?" by Eddie Fechter.

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On Oct 27, 2020, Steven Conner wrote:
Where is this Monte found.


Hi Steve,

The 'Monte' effect is known as Fechter's Be Honest, What Is It? and it was originally published in Jerry Mentzer's book, "Fechter: The Magic of Eddie Fechter". The book can be purchased on Amazon Books.

The card trick is also taught by Paul Gertner on the Secret Sessions DVD, but also available as a Downloadable Video.

Nevertheless, if you are already familiar with two basic sleights in the Card College - Volume 1, you should be able to perform this trick using your own creative patter.
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Thanks for your help. Don't quite understand why its referred to a two card monte, but will give it a go.

Best

Steve
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On Oct 28, 2020, Steven Conner wrote:
Thanks for your help. Don't quite understand understand why its referred to a two card monte, but will give it a go.

Best

Steve


It’s just the non-logical plot that David Blaine and/or his consultants came up with.
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Do you want to sell the pitch item that uses a DB & a DF card ?
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Isn't this the same as Dr Daley's Last Trick?
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On Oct 27, 2020, Steven Conner wrote:
Where is this Monte found.


Hi Steve,

The 'Monte' effect is known as Fechter's Be Honest, What Is It? and it was originally published in Jerry Mentzer's book, "Fechter: The Magic of Eddie Fechter". The book can be purchased on Amazon Books.

The card trick is also taught by Paul Gertner on the Secret Sessions DVD, but also available as a Downloadable Video.

Nevertheless, if you are already familiar with two basic sleights in the Card College - Volume 1, you should be able to perform this trick using your own creative patter.

Incorrect. Two Card Monte uses two gaffs and is found in many beginner's magic sets.
Nothing to do with Fechter.
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Isn't this the same as Dr Daley's Last Trick?


No, the original Two-Card Monte uses gaffs:



The trick performed by David Blaine on TV was a version of Eddie Fetchers "Be Honest, What Is It?". Here's Pop Haydn performing it at The Magic Castle with the "be honest" presentational hook:



Eddie's trick is similar in feel to The Last Trick of Dr. Jacob Daley because two cards are involved. But, as you can see from Pop's performance, it is not very similar beyond that. You can perform Daley's trick with a similar presentation and kicker (with some changes to the original method, of course).

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It's just the non-logical plot that David Blaine and/or his consultants came up with.


I don't think framing this trick as a monte-style short con is non-logical. Given the manner you switch the cards, it makes perfect sense. If I was going to perform it this way, I'd use a Queen and a Joker and add a phase where they did transpose before ringing in two Aces as the kicker cards. I'd say something like, "Find the Lady is difficult, let's play Chase the Ace instead!" before revealing the Aces.

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This is a standard pitch item. You should be able to find a wholesale source for the packaged trick with instructions much cheaper than you could produce them.
Here is a source for the packaged produst at $.36 a set:

https://www.topsmagic.com/product_info.p......e-p-4064
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