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Topic: Ungaffed 3 card monte
Message: Posted by: Donnay (Feb 12, 2003 08:21AM)
Where and what is the best book or DVD to learn this. i have skinners version but would love to do it with a regular deck.
Message: Posted by: Majestic12 (Feb 12, 2003 09:31AM)
Try daryls video/dvd . It covers ungimmicked and gimmicked versions. It has everything you will ever need to know
Daryl Does The Full Monte . http://www.llpub.com :bear:
Message: Posted by: Alan Jackson (Feb 12, 2003 02:26PM)
Whit Haydn's "School for Scoundrels Book on the Three Card Monte" will tell you everything you need to know: techniques, history, applications, anecdotes.
Message: Posted by: Daniel J. Ferrara Jr. (Feb 12, 2003 05:24PM)
Check out http://www.5fingermagic.com/_tricks.htm

There is a video there that teaches the basic move for three card monte with ungaffed cards.
Message: Posted by: redstreak (Feb 12, 2003 07:21PM)
there is one in "expert at the card table" I think.
Message: Posted by: Hernan (Feb 13, 2003 02:53AM)
Start here
http://www.chefanton.com/entertain/SSTCM.htm

start drooling
Buy the "Notes on 3 card Monte" but skip the video if you are low on cash.

Definately buy Daryls video. get the DVD if there is one. You only need this video (but the "Notes" help out alot)

Eventually get the School for scoundrels video. It is a sleazy low budget genre piece that could be nominated for an Oscar. I don't think they concentrated on teaching the beginner much grifting, But they obviously had a great time shooting it.

The strangest thing? They all sort of assume you are a grifter. And after a while the thought creeps into your head.
Message: Posted by: AlexWong (Feb 13, 2003 03:55AM)
I have Daryl's DVD and its great! Takes a bit of practice, ( actually... more than abit. ) And he covers many sleights for you to put together yourself. He also teaches various routines so you can pick one yourself.

I had been playing around with it awhile... I realised that I should keep it a short routine... some people eventual catch on.
Oh... and when possible.... use two exactly the same non-winnner cards..... much better... even though you can use similar cards.

What's a grifter?
Message: Posted by: Gerald (Feb 19, 2003 11:33AM)
Donnay-
You will want to study Vernon's handling in "Further Inner Secrets of Card Magic" by Lewis Ganson. There is also an old book on the subject by John Scarne which has some really great ideas.

Good luck,

Gerald
Message: Posted by: jcmagic (Feb 26, 2003 04:50PM)
Consider the Emerson's Three card monte.
:vcool:
Message: Posted by: rowdymagi5 (Feb 27, 2003 06:22AM)
Daryl does the full monte! Just got it in the mail last night. Very , very good! Covers almost everything in detail.