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Profile of devin_devil
I’m having a hard time trying to decide which are the montes worth buying?? There is ultimonte, 2000 three card monte, ultramonte, one card monte, two blank monte, humbug monte, cocktail monte....... n lots more. Could anyone plz recommend me some of the better ones. .... I already have stand-up monte. Smile Smile
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The majority vote on here will undoubtedly be for Skinner's Ultimate 3 Card Monte. Deservedly so, it is a great one. However, I would recommend learning a real, ungaffed monte routine as it's cleaner and not so much harder than all the marketed, gimmicked versions.
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Exactly!!! I would suggest you learn a Straight (ungaffed) Monte and then your performance of the gaffed effects will be just that much better. I would recommend the DVD Daryl does the Full Monte to get you started and then progress from there.

I also agree with Skinner's as the premier gaffed Monte effect.
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Another vote for Skinner's gaffed monte.
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Go with Rob's advice, it's the best thing for you.

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Gaffed: Skinner's 3 Card Monte

Ungaffed: Daryl's

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Skinner's 3 Card Monte is terrific. I am a beginner and was able to perform it fairly well after practicing for several nights.

Daryl's video is very good for learning an ungaffed version, which I am working on.

Ortiz also has an ungaffed routine in his book At the Card Table, which looks pretty good. Even better, he has a terrific routine for Mexican Poker which is similar to 3 card monte. His routine does not require gaffs and just a few easy sleights (and I mean easy -- remember, I am a beginner)

I have read good things about Color Monte, which I am going to try next.
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