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Unknown The "Three Card" Trick with bent corner 1876 Modern Magic 76
Unknown The "Three-Card" Trick with psychology & bent corner 1890 More Magic 51
Unknown Three Card Monte two methods for the Throw Switch 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 117
Unknown Mexican Three Card Monte featuring the Mexican Turnover 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 122
Jack Merlin Three Card Monte routine, with bent corner ploy 1927/28 Merlin at the Card Table 4
Al Baker The Fall of the Wise sucker for wise guys, gaffed 1934 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Section "Cardially Yours") 492
Unknown Two Card Monte with the Torn Corner Added 1938 Greater Magic 307
Jean Hugard Cops and Crooks story presentation for 3 Card Monte 1943 Tricks and Sleights 5
Elray Hey...Rube! story of a con men, marking cards at a three card monte game with daub 1944 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 73) 297
Unknown Monte by "Bertram", told by Dai Vernon 1948 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 143) 573
Cy Endfield Tacked Extra Corner-Piece. Variation with specially printed card see also "The Tacked Card" (Cy Endfield, 1955) 1950 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 199) 795
Bruce Elliott On A Tear monte, tearing up corner, false index 1951 The Phoenix 201 - 250 (Issue 239) 954
Frank Garcia Garcia's Clip It monte, card marked with paper clip also published as "Clip It" (Frank Garcia, 1956) 1952 The Phoenix 251 - 300 (Issue 258) 1030
Jackie Flosso The Easiest Monte card vanishes and appears face up in deck 1952 The Phoenix 251 - 300 (Issue 258) 1033
Cy Endfield The Bent Corner 1955 Cy Endfield's Entertaining Card Magic - Part II 9
Cy Endfield The Routine incl. Bent Corner, Pencil Mark, Tacked Card 1955 Cy Endfield's Entertaining Card Magic - Part II 15
Cy Endfield The Pencil Mark on the Card 1955 Cy Endfield's Entertaining Card Magic - Part II 11
Cy Endfield The Tacked Card Extra Corner-Piece. Variation with specially printed card see also "Tacked" (Cy Endfield, 1950) 1955 Cy Endfield's Entertaining Card Magic - Part II 13
Cy Endfield The Three Card Monte Basic Moves 1955 Cy Endfield's Entertaining Card Magic - Part II 5
Audley Walsh Paper Clip Climax 1955 Cy Endfield's Entertaining Card Magic - Part II 17
Cy Endfield Preparation of the Cards. (a) The Bridging 1955 Cy Endfield's Entertaining Card Magic - Part II 6
Frank Garcia Clip It monte, card marked with paper clip also published as "Garcia's Clip It" (Frank Garcia, 1952) 1956 The Best in Magic 170
Dai Vernon Three Card Monte Routine, including bent corner 1961 Further Inner Secrets of Card Magic 15
Dai Vernon The Use of a short Card 1961 Further Inner Secrets of Card Magic 20
Jay Ose Little Queenie with bent corner 1967 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 2) 143
Frank Garcia Don't Bet On It! remarks about 3 Card Monte 1978 Don't Bet On It 15
Frank Garcia I Didn't Know That! about the origins of Three Card Monte 1978 Don't Bet On It 18
Frank Garcia "Queer Money" counterfeit money used in 3 Card Monte 1978 Don't Bet On It 19
Frank Garcia The Real Secrets of 3 Card Monte about 3 Card Monte on the streets with the subchapters:
- "A Game For All Seasons"
- "If YOu Bet Fast, You Can't Last! If You Bet Slow, You've Got To Go"
- Don't Think You're So Smart!
- The Code Is Out. The Cigarette Method
- The Head Method
- The Call Method or The Sleight of Mouth Method
- The Money Method
1978 Don't Bet On It 20
Frank Garcia The Right Cards to Use 1978 Don't Bet On It 29
Frank Garcia Putting the "Ear" in or Putting the "Lug" in - The Bent or Crimped Corner
- The Bent Corner
- Still Another Method of "Putting The Ear In"
1978 Don't Bet On It 39
Jay Ose Another Jay Ose Tip treatment of cards for 3 Card Monte 1978 Don't Bet On It 47
Frank Garcia A Move for the "Sucker" 1978 Don't Bet On It 52
Frank Garcia Three Different Ways of Bending the Cards 1978 Don't Bet On It 54
Frank Garcia Additional Effective Practice Exercises seven exercises and sequences 1978 Don't Bet On It 56
Frank Garcia Putting the "Gaffer" in card is marked, bent corner alternative 1978 Don't Bet On It 66
Milton Kort The Master "Bust Out Move" also known as The "Bass Ackward" Move piece of tissue paper is stuck on queen 1978 Don't Bet On It 69
Unknown The Postage Stamp Mystery stamp stuck on queen 1978 Don't Bet On It 73
Unknown "If You're Still Not Convinced" stamp stuck on queen 1978 Don't Bet On It 75
Unknown The Torn Corner duplicate corner 1978 Don't Bet On It 78
Charles Bertram It's So Old, It's New method is unbent card, one short 1978 Don't Bet On It 84
Bruce Elliott & Frank Garcia Clip Monte card marked with paper clip 1978 Don't Bet On It 89
Lou Lancaster 3 Card Monte 1978 Don't Bet On It 9
Frank Garcia Piccadilly Ploy 1978 Don't Bet On It 103
Greg Webb Mid-Air Exchange Han Ping Chien with cards, monte throw application 1978 The Chronicles (Issue 8) 1139
Unknown Nothing Changes "A Swindle, but Not Quite a Con" also published as "A Swindle, but Not Quite a Con" (New York Times, Feb 12, 1978) 1978 Interlocutor (Issue 25) 97
Jackie Flosso Three-Card Monte Exposé 1980 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 3 No. 1) 299
Lewis Ganson Introduction 1980 The Three Card Monte as Entertainment 5
Lewis Ganson & Charles Kettle Sleight of Hand Methods - The Basic Move
- Bridging
- The Overthrow
1980 The Three Card Monte as Entertainment 6
S. W. Erdnase & Dai Vernon Erdnase-Vernon Overthrow 1980 The Three Card Monte as Entertainment 9
Tudor Brock The Knockout Three Card Monte four phases, piece of paper is stuck on money card 1980 The Three Card Monte as Entertainment 9
Lewis Ganson & Paul Curry & Cy Endfield & Audley Walsh Convincers - The Bent Corner
- The Tacked Card (Paul Curry / Cy Endfield)
- Paper Clip Climax (Audley Walsh)
1980 The Three Card Monte as Entertainment 15
Unknown Street Traders' Three Card Monte with other version for the gimmick 1980 The Three Card Monte as Entertainment 21
Ron MacMillan The MacMillan Miracle movable flap 1980 The Three Card Monte as Entertainment 25
Jack McMillen "Don't Ever Bet On A Sure Thing" three card monte with a switch 1981 Sleights & Swindles 13
Bruce Cervon Basic Effect effect description 1984 The Cervon Monte 7
Bruce Cervon Cervon Monte "basic routine", three cards, visual and impossible penetrations
- Phase I - Court card from center to top
- Phase II - Court card from center to bottom
- Phase III - Court card leaves center without a move
- Phase IV - How the card moves
- Phase V - Court card moves when it's face-up
inspired by item in "Abra" 1984 The Cervon Monte 8
Bruce Cervon Cervon Monte, Gaffed Version - Phase I - Court card from center to top
- Phase II - Court card leaves center without a move
- Phase III - Find the Court Card Again and Again and Again
- Phase IV - Court card moves when it's face up
1984 The Cervon Monte 28
Dai Vernon Notes on the Three Card Monte torn card 1987 The Vernon Chronicles - Volume 1 180
Dai Vernon & Eugene Burger & John Mendoza Three-Card Monte as a Magical Entertainment presentation without the spectator guessing 1987 The Performance of Close-Up Magic 55
Bob Kohler Torn-Corner Encore 1988 Darwin Ortiz at the Card Table 42
Darwin Ortiz Darwin's Three-Card Monte real work, including bent corner 1988 Darwin Ortiz at the Card Table 36
Karl Fulves Python Monte bent corner idea, posed as problem 1988 Interlocutor (Issue 48) 204
Alexander de Cova Gambler's Switch with bills or wallet, as monte climax 1992 Ein Profi packt aus... 163
Allan Ackerman & Roger Klause A No-Throw Monte 1994 Las Vegas Kardma 153
Unknown Slide Monte with short card 1997 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 8) 24
Alexander de Cova Perfect 9-Card-Monte with 3-card-monte intro inspired by "The Unwary Cheater" (Jose Carroll, 1988) 1998 Secrets No. 2 33
Andrew Wimhurst Yellow Kid's Monte card to Wallet Climax 1999 Low Down Dirty Tricks 21
Milton Kort Diminishing Monte Ace, Two, Three of Spades - spectator cannot get money card (Ace, Two or Three), duplicate 1999 Kort 11
Andrew Wimhurst The Full Monte (Yellow Kid's Monte) card to wallet climax, using fake index card 2001 Jiggery Pokery 17
Jack Carpenter Bent Corner Method for the 3-Card Monte 2006 Pasteboard Palette 10
Justin Higham Longitudinal Monte three Card Monte tabled routine, cards held longitudinally inspired by "Marlo's Monte & Moves" (Edward Marlo, The Sorcerer's Eyes, Vol. 3, Issue 33-36, 1981) 2008 Dexterity Manual 33
Fred Robinson Three Card Monte off-beat move 2009 The Magic of Fred Robinson 122
Roberto Giobbi Staging a Three-Card Monte Game useful for presentation 2010 Secret Agenda (Section "June 24") 188
Eugene Burger Three Card Monte as a Magical Entertainment 2013 Seventeen Secrets - Volume 2 19
Steve Beam Eight Against One Finish for 3 card monte where target card vanishes and a four of a kind is produced. see also "The Optical Move" (Dai Vernon, 1961),
"Monte Move " (Trevor Lewis & Ken Krenzel, 2003)
2015 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 10 69
Roberto Giobbi Slang for Authenticity 2016 Hidden Agenda (Section "May 27") 151