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The only move worth looking at in the Paicente DVD, is the handling he shows on the Mexican Turnover. It really is nice, and is done with bent cards. Maybe a lot of cash only for one move though. Vernons thougts are also great, as allways. He explaines some points in the Revelation series, or you can find them in the Lewis Ganson books.

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If you can find, or get hold of, the June and July, 1978 (first year) issues of APOCALYPSE, look up Monte Plus and Monte Plus Plus. Beautiful bent corner thing, if I may say so myself. Beautiful routine in general - for magic. Check it out. HARRY LORAYNE.
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Harry, if it's the routine I'm thinking about, isn't Monte Plus also on one of your videos? The second one, perhaps? I think I have it but can't look it up at the moment. It's a nice monte demonstration routine, with an elegant little crimp idea.
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There is Rene Levand his three card monte from "Magic From The Soul". As with anything that Rene does, it is a routine that takes great advantage of his singular arm. If you do not have a copy of his books it would not hurt to look them up. His thinking is amazing and thought provoking.
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I really like Simon Lovell peformance of Three Card Monte...


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I only know the two card monte, but I would love to learn the three card because then I could write on the cards "kiss the magician"!!!
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I still like the vernon routine (taught in Daryl's DVD) simple, straight and to the point. The ending with bent corner gets the spectators right between the eyes.
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There is another Three Card Monte in Apocalypse that I belive is only a foot note its two moves...that I wont repeat heare but the ending is the money card reversed in the deck. Harry If you want to through the dates at them its a great routeen...I belive the setting for the trick in the write up was a counter boy in a magic shop showing off to the laymen friend of a magi...

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Hi All!

Is there a version of TCM that can be done standing with no table?

Thanks!
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Hi All!

Is there a version of TCM that can be done standing with no table?

Thanks!

Harry Andersen did it on TV many years ago. I saw it for sale in Gennii magazine way back when. They were a bit larger then jumbo cards. I think it was called King Monte.
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I once saw a guy throw the monte on the Strip in Vegas, and of all places, by the Brooklyn Bridge at NYNY. He did it with one hand because the other was holding a box cut into a tray, in which he was working. It was beautiful. Reading about the monte and seeing it in action are two very different things. Watched him take $100s from an unsuspecting group of girls in less than 5 mins.
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On 2005-11-03 03:09, Django wrote:
Hi All!

Is there a version of TCM that can be done standing with no table?

Thanks!

Harry Andersen did it on TV many years ago. I saw it for sale in Gennii magazine way back when. They were a bit larger then jumbo cards. I think it was called King Monte.

There are also in-the-hands versions with regular-sized cards, for example Gaetan Bloom's Escorial 3 Card Monte and one of Allan Hayden's monte routines found in his book entitled Haydenizms. I've performed both of these and they're two of my favorite versions.
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On 2005-10-13 14:13, Harry Lorayne wrote:
If you can find, or get hold of, the June and July, 1978 (first year) issues of APOCALYPSE, look up Monte Plus and Monte Plus Plus. Beautiful bent corner thing, if I may say so myself. Beautiful routine in general - for magic. Check it out. HARRY LORAYNE.


Harry also teaches this on Video. It's a beautiful routine!
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Is there a version of TCM that can be done standing with no table?

Thanx!


Yes, mine!
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Just a thought and I'm new to posting here so be gental with me Smile, but for traditional monte, the basis of the Vernon routine, bent corner and all, try Erdnase, and I think Gazzo the best I've seen with Ricky Jay a veeery close second.
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I once saw a guy throw the monte on the Strip in Vegas, and of all places, by the Brooklyn Bridge at NYNY. He did it with one hand because the other was holding a box cut into a tray, in which he was working. It was beautiful. Reading about the monte and seeing it in action are two very different things. Watched him take $100s from an unsuspecting group of girls in less than 5 mins.


Consider where you'll be performing this. If there's no worry about police, I'd always go for the routine that looks like the real deal (i.e., three cards that are bent like tents and thrown onto a table). The real deal is something that tons of people have heard about and some have even seen so you automatically have a draw as soon as the cards are out. Throw in the fact that you're "explaining" how it's done and you have that great gambling/con premise that helps to draw people in. Anderson also has a thrown monte routine called the "last monte" which goes one step beyond the bent corner - a torn corner ending. If you do decide to go this route, the SFS stuff listed above is really good and will really help you present it like you know what you're talking about.

If there's a chance that the cops will get upset, use one of the in your hands versions mentioned above or the Kitson Miracle/dutch looper. Patrick Page and Bob Sheets have good routines with this that fry people. Harry Anderson's Three Card Monarch is a good jumbo card version and I think you can get it in regular sized cards as well (or follow the instructions in his book).
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A on the hands monte---- killer kitson miracle by Bob Sheets. Its an awesome routine! DVD and Bob's patter. Definitely a great walkaround routine!
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On 2005-11-02 07:19, themagicman101 wrote:
I only know the two card monte, but I would love to learn the three card because then I could write on the cards "kiss the magician"!!!

Took the words right out of my mouth. I'm going to go for it.


MonteThrower, you like Picante's the best, but which ones did you also review so we know what you're comparing it to?

I have watched the SFS DVD and I thought it was extremely in-depth. Thanks SFS for providing such detail on your media.

Daryl's seems effective but more of a lighthearted approach to the trick.
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On 2005-10-13 14:13, Harry Lorayne wrote:
If you can find, or get hold of, the June and July, 1978 (first year) issues of APOCALYPSE, look up Monte Plus and Monte Plus Plus. Beautiful bent corner thing, if I may say so myself. Beautiful routine in general - for magic. Check it out. HARRY LORAYNE.



Harry also teaches this on Video. It's a beautiful routine!


This is on "Harry Lorayne is probably the BEST teacher of, entertainer with, close-up card magic ever" (nothing like modesty, eh?) vol 7.
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