363 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Gambling / Three Card Monte
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Unknown The "Three Card" Trick with bent corner Modern Magic 76
Unknown The "Three-Card" Trick with psychology & bent corner More Magic 51
Unknown The "Three-Card" Trick - Another Method gaffed face, fake-index precursor More Magic 54
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Mariage "Hofzinser's Kartenkünste II."
King and Queen of Hearts put together in deck, they appear at top and bottom and are tabled, then appear back on top and bottom and tabled cards are indifferent, Jack of Clubs added to King and Queen, monte type routine with those three cards, they all change into Jacks of Clubs, Kings and Queen produced from deck again
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 7 No. 3) 35
Unknown Three Card Monte two methods for the Throw Switch The Expert at the Card Table 117
Unknown Mexican Three Card Monte featuring the Mexican Turnover The Expert at the Card Table 122
Henri De Manche The Three-Card Trick slowly without throw, extra card The Modern Conjurer 107
Charles T. Jordan The Phantom Aces No. 23, four Aces are alternated in color, spectator cannot take two of same color Thirty Card Mysteries 65
Charles T. Jordan Joker Monte No. 6, three cards shown in fan and turned over, spectator cannot find Joker Ten New Prepared Card Tricks 13
Charles T. Jordan Pedro Monte No. 7, three cards shown in fan and turned over, spectator cannot find card Ten New Prepared Card Tricks 14
Oswald Rae, Oswald Williams The Giant Three Card Trick fake index palmed over corner of jumbo cards Between Ourselves 17
Jack Merlin Three Card Monte routine, with bent corner ploy Merlin at the Card Table 4
Ralph W. Hull The Elusive Joker reprint of original instructions, quote: "He [spectator] finally gives up in disgust" Interlock 67
John Scarne Introduction John Scarne explains Why You Can't Win! 11
Unknown Grifter's Signals - The Call Method
- The Hand Method
- The Head Method
John Scarne explains Why You Can't Win! 13
Unknown Familiar Phrases in Gambling - Hipe
- Shills or Cappers
- Money Bag
- Under-throw
- Over-throw
John Scarne explains Why You Can't Win! 14
John Scarne Three Card Monte basics John Scarne explains Why You Can't Win! 16
John Scarne A Series of Deceptive Moves - Number One
- Number Two - All Red
- Number Three - All Black
- Number Four
- Number Five - All Right Hand
- Number Six
- Number Seven - One Hand Deal
John Scarne explains Why You Can't Win! 18
Unknown Bent or Crimped Corner "Grifter Method" John Scarne explains Why You Can't Win! 22
Unknown The Flip (?) "sort of Mexican turn over" John Scarne explains Why You Can't Win! 24
Unknown The Flip-Change John Scarne explains Why You Can't Win! 24
John Scarne Moves with Flip and Flip-Change John Scarne explains Why You Can't Win! 24
Unknown Grifter's Marked Corner "Using the Flip and Flip-Change" John Scarne explains Why You Can't Win! 27
John Scarne Scarne's Method of the Crimped Corner John Scarne explains Why You Can't Win! 32
John Scarne Scarne's Marked Corner John Scarne explains Why You Can't Win! 34
John Scarne Scarne's Monte Slide two card switched, Optical Monte Move John Scarne explains Why You Can't Win! 28
John Scarne Scarne's Triple Climax with obvious one-way backsRelated to John Scarne explains Why You Can't Win! 30
John Scarne The Stamped Ace - Scarne's Method John Scarne explains Why You Can't Win! 36
John Scarne Scarne's Method of Torn Corner John Scarne explains Why You Can't Win! 38
John Scarne Scarne's Push Over Change Optical Monte Move John Scarne explains Why You Can't Win! 39
Unknown Now Try This Move on Your Friends sequence with Mexican Turnover John Scarne explains Why You Can't Win! 40
Unknown The Daub John Scarne explains Why You Can't Win! 40
Al Baker The Fall of the Wise sucker for wise guys, gaffed The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Cardially Yours) 492
Unknown The Three Card Trick as a Trick and not a Gamble Card Manipulations (Issue 3) 66
Louis Lam Find the Lady money card changes into card with business information on front Would You Believe It? 20
U. F. Grant Find the Lady one-way backs Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 162
U. F. Grant New Card Monte spectator think of one of two cards, double facer Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 135
Dr. Edward G. Ervin Three Card Monte six red and one black card, long-short glued pairs, jumbo card The Strange Inventions of Doctor Ervin 55
Dr. Edward G. Ervin Find the Joker with three jumbo cards, long-short glued pairs The Strange Inventions of Doctor Ervin 56
Unknown Two Card Monte with the Torn Corner Added Greater Magic 307
Al Baker "Cherchez La Femme." (Find the woman.) using stand with three cases with holes onto itVariations Greater Magic 512
Louis Lam Lady Be Good Be Deceived 7
Tom Sellers The T.S. Find the Lady in the hands, gaffed Scots Magic 16
Chris Charlton Modern Monte using different switches The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 107) 640
Jack Vosburgh, Sid Lorraine, Theodore Annemann Cherchez La Lady performer finds money card in different situations The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 116) 687
Dai Vernon The Optical Monte Select Secrets 17
Tom Sellers A Different "Pick-It-Out" Trick three card monte with three pieces of paper That's Good! 8
Jean Hugard Cops and Crooks story presentation for 3 Card Monte Tricks and Sleights 5
Elray Hey...Rube! story of a con men, marking cards at a three card monte game with daub The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 73) 297
Edward Marlo Three Card Monte not the real thing Off the Top 11
Howard D. Wise A New "Find the Lady" Illusion with board, black art and shell My Best 150
Bruce Elliott No Skill gaff with a bill The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 135) 542
Wm. T. Beadles Psychokinesis three card monte, where spectator always finds the card to prove psychokinesis The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 140) 561
Unknown Monte by "Bertram", told by Dai Vernon The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 143) 573
Tan Hock Chuan R. & S. Giant Monte odd-backed queen cannot be followed, changes in joker as kicker, partial rough-smoothInspired by Rough & Smooth Possibilities 1
Gilbert Wolk Monte Climax pips end up on a coin and card is blank The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 189) 756
Cy Endfield Tacked Extra Corner-Piece. Variation with specially printed cardRelated to The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 199) 795
Bruce Elliott On A Tear monte, tearing up corner, false indexRelated to The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 239) 954
Jackie Flosso The Easiest Monte card vanishes and appears face up in deck The Phoenix 251 - 300 (Issue 258) 1033
Frank Garcia Garcia's Clip It monte, card marked with paper clipAlso published here The Phoenix 251 - 300 (Issue 258) 1030
Bill Simon Three Queens Monte with four cards all turn into aces Effective Card Magic 37
Al Leech Surprise Monte two Cards Change at the end Card Man Stuff 13
Edward Marlo Three Card Monte Climax showing all the same The Cardician 109
Edward Marlo Monte Climax Kicker transformation The Cardician 110
Edward Marlo Follow the Ace Ace changes into Eight as climax Miracle Card Changes 19
Mariano Palhinha Wherizit three cards with money card in middle held by spectator beneath handkerchief, money card vanishes Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 6 62
Cy Endfield The Bent Corner Cy Endfield's Entertaining Card Magic - Part II 9
Cy Endfield The Routine incl. Bent Corner, Pencil Mark, Tacked Card Cy Endfield's Entertaining Card Magic - Part II 15
Cy Endfield The Pencil Mark on the Card Cy Endfield's Entertaining Card Magic - Part II 11
Cy Endfield The Tacked Card Extra Corner-Piece. Variation with specially printed cardRelated to Cy Endfield's Entertaining Card Magic - Part II 13
Cy Endfield The Three Card Monte Basic Moves Cy Endfield's Entertaining Card Magic - Part II 5
Audley Walsh Paper Clip Climax Cy Endfield's Entertaining Card Magic - Part II 17
Cy Endfield Preparation of the Cards. (a) The Bridging Cy Endfield's Entertaining Card Magic - Part II 6
Frank Garcia Clip It monte, card marked with paper clipAlso published here The Best in Magic 170
Dai Vernon, Mac MacDonald Seven Card Monte card vanishes from packet and reappears on top of the deck, double facerRelated toVariations The Dai Vernon Book of Magic 88
Bob "Hardell" Ecklund Hardell's Three Card Monte with whole deck, duplicates, climax all three cards are the same The Cardiste (Issue 11) 8
Dai Vernon Three Card Monte Routine, including bent corner Further Inner Secrets of Card Magic 15
Dai Vernon The Use of a short Card Further Inner Secrets of Card Magic 20
Dai Vernon The Optical Move Related to Further Inner Secrets of Card Magic 21
Edward Marlo Monte Swindle clip on money card, using extra clip Card Switches 59
Gerald Kosky Three and Four Alike intro for Three Card Monte, all cards are the same then all different The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 355) 248
Jochen Zmeck Mein Rauh-Glatt-Kümmelblättchen partial rough-smoothVariations Enzyklopädie der Rauh-Glatt-Kartentricks - Teil I 26
Arthur Rasper Die im Quartett wandernde Karte partial rough-smooth with three sectionsInspired by Enzyklopädie der Rauh-Glatt-Kartentricks - Teil I 27
Jochen Zmeck Der abgedankte König King changes into blank card with "I resigned", partial rough-smoothRelated to Enzyklopädie der Rauh-Glatt-Kartentricks - Teil II 5
Don Tanner O. Henry Monte - Two Card Monte Perfected with traveling kicker, see also p. 336 for ideas by Sid LorraineVariations The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 376) 331
L. K. Stevenson More on the Monte Inspired by The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 378) 340
Ralph Greenwood Three Card Monte Idea The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 394) 406
Al Leech Phantom Monte all three cards changeVariations Super Card Man Stuff 51
Bob Still And Then There Were None small-packet Brainwave posed as a problem, face-up three card monteInspired byRelated to The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2 No. 2) 69
Jay Ose Little Queenie with bent corner The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 2) 143
Eddie Taytelbaum Find the Ace false Indices Ultimate Secrets of Card Magic 216
Mel Stover Face-Up Monte credit informationRelated to The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2 No. 7) 97
Unknown Kartenverwandlung three cards shown, center card tabled, it changes, partial rough-smooth Enzyklopädie der Rauh-Glatt-Kartentricks - Teil III 13
Edward Marlo Two Card Monte routine with red and black ace, as climax both are red Expert Card Conjuring 24
Jon Racherbaumer Monte Muddle On the Acrobatic Cards 48
Edward Marlo Marlo's Cleanup for "Monte Muddle" just described On the Acrobatic Cards 55
Robert (Bob) Hess Loser! spectators have to guess the high card in 4 card packet and are always wrong Epilogue (Issue 7) 49
Roy Walton Never Give a Sucker an Even Break end as three blank cardsRelated to The Devil's Playthings 48
Aldini, Tenkai Ishida, Harry Bernard Fooled Monte Two card monte routine Roughingly Yours 34
Karl Fulves Once A King aces and kings, three card monte presentation, ace travels to king packet Epilogue (Issue 9) 68
Edward Marlo Three Card Monte Climax showing all the same Magic Mafia Effects 10
Audley Walsh Three Card Monte one card is marked with matchbook or paper clip Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 7 67
Gene Castillon Monte Madness variationsInspired by Kabbala - Volume 2 (Vol. 2 No. 3) 17
Gene Castillon Jackpot monte type routine with transformation and money card travels to elsewhere as climax Kabbala - Volume 2 (Vol. 2 No. 3) 19
Karl Fulves Middle Monte extra card, color changing back kicker Mexican Monte 5
Karl Fulves Mexican Monte monte/twist combo with unexpected/funny cards appearingRelated toVariations Mexican Monte 8
Steve Spillman Monkey Monte all cards change to queens, with ideas by Charlie Miller and Dai Vernon The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 45) 223
George Blake Elusive Lady two Jokers and a Queen, Joker and Queen transposes The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7 No. 12) 568
Frank Garcia Clip Monte using paper clip for final phase Super Subtle Card Miracles 75
Dai Vernon Optical Move Super Subtle Card Miracles 76
Ken Beale Color Confused monte effect from top of deck in which cards keep transformingInspired by
  • effect in Ibidem #26
Epilogue (Issue 17) 153
Edward G. Brown A 'Brown' Version of the Three Card Trick eight phases, in one the winning card is marked with a pencil, then all cards are losing / winning cardsVariations The Card Magic of Edward G. Brown 52
Karl Fulves Monte Opener using 2 queens and 1 ace, giving spectator twice the chances Methods with Cards - Part 1 1
Karl Fulves Poker vs. Monte monte cards transform into Royal Flush as finale Methods with Cards - Part 2 132
Karl Fulves Without A Trace sandwiched card changes, then sandwich cards Methods with Cards - Part 1 24
Karl Fulves You Have 3 Chances two red Deuces and black Four, transpositions between a Deuce and Four, then change to two black Fours and red Deuce, then Three black Fours Methods with Cards - Part 1 25
Karl Fulves Three In The Hand two card monte, third card appears, double facer openly shown as finale Methods with Cards - Part 1 42
Karl Fulves Find The Lady cards reverse and changeRelated to Methods with Cards - Part 2 130
Karl Fulves No-Gimmick Phantom ungaffed handling of "Find The Lady"Related to Methods with Cards - Part 2 133
Stewart Judah Jack's Gone fan of three cards shown, center card turns over, then changes to blank card, see also p. 856Inspired by
  • "The Bashful Queen" (Joe Berg)
Related to
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 10th Folio (Part Two)) 851
Jon Racherbaumer Monte Move extra card Kabbala - Volume 3 (Vol. 3 No. 7) 96
Gene Castillon Monte Madness - Ladies sing the Blues Inspired by The Ascanio Spread 32
Gene Castillon Jackpot The Ascanio Spread 33
Doug Alker, George Blake Double Monte with extra card, second variation with color changing back kicker Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 12) 294
Nick Trost Optical Three Card Monte Also published here Subtle Card Magic: Part One 24
Karl Fulves 52-Card Monte gag presentation with two single cards and rest of deck as third card, color changing deck kickerInspired by
  • Bob Still's Monte Routine
Also published here
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. Close-Up Folio #5) 927
Paul Harris Double Monte Queen (money card) changes places with two Aces, climax for monte routine SuperMagic 47
Frank Garcia Don't Bet On It! remarks about Three Card Monte Don't Bet On It 15
Frank Garcia I Didn't Know That! about the origins of Three Card Monte Don't Bet On It 18
Frank Garcia "Queer Money" counterfeit money used in Three Card Monte Don't Bet On It 19
Frank Garcia The Real Secrets of 3 Card Monte about Three 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
Don't Bet On It 20
Frank Garcia The Right Cards to Use 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"
Don't Bet On It 39
Jay Ose Another Jay Ose Tip treatment of cards for 3 Card Monte Don't Bet On It 47
Frank Garcia A Move for the "Sucker" Don't Bet On It 52
Frank Garcia Three Different Ways of Bending the Cards Don't Bet On It 54
Frank Garcia Additional Effective Practice Exercises seven exercises and sequences Don't Bet On It 56
Frank Garcia Putting the "Gaffer" in card is marked, bent corner alternative 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 Don't Bet On It 69
Unknown The Postage Stamp Mystery stamp stuck on queen Don't Bet On It 73
Unknown "If You're Still Not Convinced" stamp stuck on queen Don't Bet On It 75
Unknown The Torn Corner duplicate corner Don't Bet On It 78
Charles Bertram It's So Old, It's New method is unbent card, one short Don't Bet On It 84
Bruce Elliott, Frank Garcia Clip Monte card marked with paper clip Don't Bet On It 89
Lou Lancaster 3 Card Monte Don't Bet On It 9
Frank Garcia Piccadilly Ploy Don't Bet On It 103
Greg Webb Mid-Air Exchange Han Ping Chien with cards, monte throw application The Chronicles (Issue 8) 1139
Unknown Nothing Changes "A Swindle, but Not Quite a Con"Related toAlso published here
  • "A Swindle, but Not Quite a Con" (New York Times, Feb 12, 1978)
Interlocutor (Issue 25) 97
Trevor Lewis Monte Plus (or Hallucination) Related toVariationsAlso published here Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 1 No. 6) 67
Ken Krenzel, Trevor Lewis Monte Plus Plus outjogged handlingInspired byAlso published here Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 1 No. 7) 81
Karl Fulves You Win Once indifferent card put between two black queens, spectator cannot follow it The Chronicles (Issue 1) 1074
Unknown Kümmelblättchen Verrückt (find the lady) Einfach Wunderbar - Wunderbar Einfach 109
John F. Mendoza Have You Ever Heard Of? four-card montes with Ace through Four which change into four Aces The Book of John 47
Unknown Find the Lady (Cherchez La Femme), three cards in houlettes, explanation of different sizes More Classic Magic with Apparatus 53
Edward Marlo Monte Switchout to switch out the money card for an x-card, lapping Marlo's Magazine Volume 3 275
Richard Kaufman Monte for the Maladjusted in the hands CardMagic 106
Jackie Flosso Three-Card Monte Exposé Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 3 No. 1) 299
Lewis Ganson Introduction The Three Card Monte as Entertainment 5
Lewis Ganson, Charles Kettle Sleight of Hand Methods - The Basic Move
- Bridging
- The Overthrow
The Three Card Monte as Entertainment 6
S. W. Erdnase, Dai Vernon Erdnase-Vernon Overthrow The Three Card Monte as Entertainment 9
Tudor Brock The Knockout Three Card Monte four phases, piece of paper is stuck on money card The Three Card Monte as Entertainment 9
Ron MacMillan The MacMillan Miracle movable flap The Three Card Monte as Entertainment 25
Lewis Ganson, Paul Curry, Cy Endfield, Audley Walsh Convincers - The Bent Corner
- The Tacked Card (Paul Curry / Cy Endfield)
- Paper Clip Climax (Audley Walsh)
The Three Card Monte as Entertainment 15
Unknown Street Traders' Three Card Monte with other version for the gimmick The Three Card Monte as Entertainment 21
Philip T. Goldstein Monte Plus Minus Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 3 No. 7) 366
Father Cyprian Royal Mounted Monte monte routine with five cards (royal flush), change to all aces, then 2s, royal flush back in deck, double backer The Elegant Card Magic of Father Cyprian 65
Gene Maze, Richard Kaufman A Monte for the Unemployed duplicates, paper clip The Gene Maze Card Book 71
Juan Tamariz, Roden It's A Pity: The Juan Tamariz Routine and Presentation for Finding the Lady extra card Pabular (Vol. 6 No. 6) 856
Lewis Ganson Penny Wise message appears on card, thanks for the penny The Three Card Monte as Entertainment 27
Lewis Ganson The Queen Goes Home message appears on card, gone home to mother The Three Card Monte as Entertainment 29
Lewis Ganson Three Card Fooler corner pocket The Three Card Monte as Entertainment 31
Lewis Ganson Chase the Ace two cards with false indices The Three Card Monte as Entertainment 34
Cecil Keech The Climax false indices The Three Card Monte as Entertainment 36
Bob Hummer 3-Card Monte mathematical three card monte (1951) Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 59
Karl Fulves The Optical Trap sandwiched card is suddenly no longer between other cards when 3-card-spread is turned over, see also Cervon MonteVariations Color Quik 8
Karl Fulves Endings - 5 card fooler idea, trick in which 5 stepped cards are printed on cardboard the the queen must be paper clipped from other side
- oil & water packet paper clipped and one color becomes free
Color Quik 48
Lewis Ganson Pimpernel Card clever gaffed card, all cards are the same as a climax The Three Card Monte as Entertainment 29
Ravelle, Andree Two Blacks-One Red extra card in pocket card The Three Card Monte as Entertainment 32
Karl Fulves Three-Card Monte No. 12, up-down arrows on cards used The Children's Magic Kit 12
Ian Adair Striptease Lady as a climax naked queen appears, moveable have card to hide other card The Three Card Monte as Entertainment 37
John F. Mendoza Acey-Deucy Improved Ace and Two of Clubs, monte theme, they transform twice, one of them changes into a dollar coin John: Verse Two 1
Jack McMillen "Don't Ever Bet On A Sure Thing" three card monte with a switch Sleights & Swindles 13
Wesley James Japanese Monte unorthodox handlingRelated to Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 4 No. 2) 445
Richard Vollmer Poor Man's Monte Variations Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 4 No. 4) 472
Philip T. Goldstein Quasimodo three jokers and one normal card are mixed, monte type premise, normal card's back changes red and then blue again with comedic presentation, red/blue double backer Quasimodo / A Fine Mesh 3
Jack Avis Impromptu Mexican monte/twist combo with black aces and black five, then all change to red aces and red five, then all four acesInspired by Octet 62
Dan MacMillan Lottery three cards face-down on table, spectator puts ace on the right one to complete a blackjack handInspired byVariations Cards - With a Different Touch 50
Karl Fulves Mexican IV monte/twist combo with four Ace finaleInspired by Mexican IV 1
Harry Levine Macho Monte with transformations Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 5 No. 3) 606
Shigeo Takagi Acrobatic Monte using divided card Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 5 No. 6) 639
Tonny Van Rhee Devil's 3-Card Monte using short and narrow cardsRelated to Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 5 No. 7) 652
Peter Marshall Apocalypse Variations Or Additions Inspired by Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 5 No. 9) 678
Harry Riser, Jeff Busby, Shigeo Takagi Presentation of Shigeo Takagi's Miracle Monte Epoptica (Issue 2) 114
Karl Fulves Digital Diamonds Ace, Two and Jack mixed according to rules over phoneInspired byRelated to Six Impromptu Card Tricks 3
Ian Land Alpha Minus Pabular (Vol. 7 No. 12) 1151
John Carney In the Hands Monte monte sequence - last phase has money card penetrating hands and deck onto spectators hand Carney Knowledge 34
Philip T. Goldstein Odd Monte three business cards used MajorMinor 12
Ron Platt, David Hambly 3 of a Kind all cards become queens Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. 22) 427
Bill Worsley We 3 Queens? Jokers turn into Queens, also backs change Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. 32) 622
Reinhard Müller Müzarre Vanish in using Trevor Lewis's Monte Plus TwistInspired by Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. 32) 620
Stephen Tucker Eureka monte in the hands , ending in Bizarre TwistInspired by Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. Special #3) 36
Ed Balducci, Frank Mireider The Auto Mazo Deck 1934, see also p. 63 for comment by Ralph W. Hull
#1 Thought of Card Reversed
#2 Alternate Reverse Trick
#3 Selected Card Found Reversed
#4 Selected Card Transferred from One Half of Pack to Another
#5 Three Card Monte
#6 The Vanishing Aces
Variations A History of the Brainwave Principle 58
Bruce Cervon Basic Effect effect description 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"
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
The Cervon Monte 28
Unknown Monte Miracle No. 70, no bend, using optical illusion and handling cards at right angles More Self-Working Card Tricks 104
Trevor Lewis Monte Plus Switch Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 7 No. 7) 940
Sol Stone Clipped Again paper clipRelated to Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 7 No. 7) 940
Bob Farmer Clip Miracle Monte variation of Takagi's "Miracle Monte" with paper clip Epoptica (Issue 6) 393
Philip T. Goldstein Quintemonte gaffed The Collected Almanac (Vol. 2 No. 20) 191
Bruce Cervon Cervon Monte, Packet Version three blue-backed and 1 red-backed card
- 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 even when it has a different colored back
The Cervon Monte 17
Lee Freed, Jon Racherbaumer Wily Monte penetration, slit, see also "Credits and References" at end of bookInspired byAlso published here
  • MUM, Aug. 1983
At The Table 99
Bob Kubota More Monte in the Quick-Three-Way styleAlso published here Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 8 No. 10) 1119
Louis Falanga Virginia City Shuffle Martin Lewis' 'Sidewalk Shuffle', with blanks and aces Lake Tahoe Card Magic 16
Martin Lewis Sidewalk Shuffle Jumbo 3 card monte routine, using blank cards and Ace of DiamondsVariations Martin's Miracles 95
Chris Gosselin, Frederick Braue Seven Card Monte color changing back kickerInspired by
  • "Seven Card Monte" (Chris Gosselin, Abracadabra Vol. 30 No. 772, Nov. 1960, p. 276)
The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 4) 15
Henry Christ, John Braun Mental Subtraction three cards, one put on table and other two shown, when spectator guesses he is wrong since tabled card is now blank card with custom message The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 4) 18
Ben Harris The Three Card Game color changing back kickerInspired by Midnight Special 21
Dai Vernon Notes on the Three Card Monte torn card The Vernon Chronicles - Volume 1 180
Dai Vernon, Eugene Burger, John F. Mendoza Three-Card Monte as a Magical Entertainment presentation without the spectator guessing The Performance of Close-Up Magic 55
Paul Curry One, Two, Three one card has a slit, with clean up and credit information on the principle Epoptica (Issue 12) 567
Thomas Hierling Impromptu Mexican Monte Inspired by New Wave Close-Up 75
Bob Kohler Torn-Corner Encore Darwin Ortiz at the Card Table 42
Darwin Ortiz Darwin's Three-Card Monte real work, including bent corner Darwin Ortiz at the Card Table 36
Karl Fulves Python Monte bent corner idea, posed as problem Interlocutor (Issue 48) 204
Doug Edwards Clipped at Monte using paper Clip Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 12 No. 11) 1707
Anthony Lindan Para-Psychology on the pack, using four cards Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 12 No. 6) 1653
Dai Vernon Joker Monte unusual method, cards in glassesRelated to
  • "Final Choice” (Peter Warlock, Abracadabra, Vol. 42 No. 1072, August 1966, p. 84)
The Vernon Chronicles - Volume 3 99
Brother John Hamman Eight-Ball Queens four card monte routine, to pocket climax The Secrets of Brother John Hamman 114
Richard Bartram, Jr. Travelling Jack Jack between Aces moves up and down and eventually disappears The Trapdoor — Volume Two (Issue 31) 551
Martin Gardner MG Trio #3 orientation of head on QS and KH used for monte type guessing game, turning on vertical or horizontal axis ("The principle behind this trick has floated around a while.")Variations Prototype 20
Scott Robinson Sucker Monte three phasesRelated toVariations The Trapdoor - Volume Two (Issue 28) 499
Gene Castillon, Jon Racherbaumer Surreal Monte sidewalk shuffle version without mis-indexed cardsInspired by Cardfixes 76
Alex Elmsley Misogynist's Monte card vanishes in the end The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley - Volume 1 383
John Bannon Ton-Toid royal flush ending, ungaffed close-up handling for Ton Onosaka's "Tonte" Smoke and Mirrors 133
Edward Marlo Seven Card Monte Redux nine ungaffed methodsInspired by The Olram File (Issue 3) 1
Roger Sherman Herbie the Hand with rubber doll hand, three card monte, money card jumps to magician's hand The Trapdoor - Volume Two (Issue 41) 736
Alexander de Cova Gambler's Switch with bills or wallet, as monte climax Ein Profi packt aus... 163
Unknown Two Card Monte Handling Magic with Credit Cards 59
Arturo de Ascanio La Carteta sequence for three card monte, in the hands La Magia de Ascanio - Vol. 4 54
Philip T. Goldstein Montexposé odd back card vanishes among four other cards The Minotaur (Vol. 4 No. 4) 6
Karl Fulves Nothing Changes article about three-card monte hustlingRelated to Verbatim (Issue 9) 113
Richard Bartram, Jr. Yankee Clipper paper clip grows, after Three-Card Monte Mystification 95
Richard Bartram, Jr. Hole Card Monte last phase for three card monte, hole punched in one card jumps to other card Mystification 10
Sam Schwartz Sam's Monte tips on the handlingRelated to Verbatim (Issue 6) 63
Scott Robinson Sucker Ending climax for Scott's Sucker MonteRelated to The Trapdoor - Volume Two (Issue 47) 853
Richard Bartram, Jr. Simple Monte brief in the hands routine Mystification 13
Scotty York, Fred Kaps Shuffling Off Lucille with ideas by Fred KapsInspired by For Your Eyes Only 119
Howard W. Rheam Carlisle Fair Cards Inspired by Verbatim (Issue 6) 60
Walter "Sonny" Day Imagination three-card trick ends with three examinable blank cards Profile (Issue 16) 11
Allan Ackerman, Roger Klause A No-Throw Monte Las Vegas Kardma 153
Allan Ackerman Another Impromptu Sidewalk Shuffle featuring Ackerman's "Another Quick Four Way" Las Vegas Kardma 149
Allan Ackerman Impromptu Sidewalk Shuffle Las Vegas Kardma 144
Bob Farmer Three-Card Monte with gaff/flap Beat 'em, Cheat 'em, Leave 'em Bleedin' 28
Gene Maze Criss-Cross two black queens should be followed by spectator and eventually transform into red queensRelated to Gene Maze And The Art Of Bottom Dealing 120
Alexander de Cova, Dai Vernon Seven-Card-Monte card vanishes from packet and reappears on top of pack, three phasesInspired by Secrets No. 1 151
Paul Gertner Four-Card Monte four deuces change into kings Steel and Silver 93
Bob Farmer, Theodore DeLand Two-Card Monte Beat 'em, Cheat 'em, Leave 'em Bleedin' 27
Sam Schwartz Sam's Monte Inspired byRelated to Rigmarole (Issue 6) 61
R. Paul Wilson Gypsy's Monte kind of Quick-Three-Way The Little Black Book 3
Unknown Chase the Ace No. 35, three cards, Ace changes into another card and is removed from case Self-Working Close-up Card Magic 67
Karl Fulves 52-Card Monte No. 55, gag presentation with two single cards and rest of deck as third card, color changing deck kickerAlso published here Self-Working Close-up Card Magic 111
Guy Hollingworth Three Card Monte featuring Optical Alignment Notes on Card Tricks and Other Diversions 10
Guy Hollingworth Montgomery monte style demonstration, surprise climax Notes on Card Tricks and Other Diversions 39
Paul Harris Double Monte climax for monte routine: money card transposes with two indifferent cards The Art of Astonishment - Book 1 (Issue Super Magic) 121
Harry Riser Five Card Monte card vanishes from packet and reappears in deck, two phases, double facerInspired by The Feints and Temps of Harry Riser 168
Unknown Slide Monte with short card The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 8) 24
Richard Rechsteiner Sucker Monte Opening one card transforms Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 20 No. 8) 2828
Jack Carpenter Steppin' out with Molly three card monte routine with several effect, signed money card to card case climaxRelated to The Expert's Portfolio No. 1 41
Ken Krenzel Sluggard's Monte three slow-motion sequences:
- The Slow Show
- Slow Second
- Slow Slip
Inspired byRelated to Ingenuities 186
Wesley James Japanese Monte Inspired by
  • "The Three Quarter Card" (Masao Atsukawa, "Creative Works in Magic")
The Magical Record and Thoughts of Wesley James 57
Peter Duffie Four Card Monte Effortless Card Magic 109
Alexander de Cova Perfect 9-Card-Monte with three-card-monte introInspired by Secrets No. 2 33
Karl Fulves 3 by 3 Card Monte "Unsolved Mysteries"
three rows of three cards, an Ace in each row, posed as a problem
The Fine Print (Issue 9) 268
Andrew Wimhurst Yellow Kid's Monte card to Wallet Climax Low Down Dirty Tricks 21
Milton Kort Diminishing Monte Ace, Two, Three of Spades - spectator cannot get money card (Ace, Two or Three), duplicate Kort 11
Guy Hollingworth Cherchez la Femme Optical Alignment Drawing Room Deceptions 43
Allan Ackerman, Al Leech A Little Finesse all three cards transform, finessed handlingInspired by Wednesday Nights 13
Karl Fulves Strip-Out Monte using strip-out addition The Fine Print (Issue 10) 307
Chuck Smith Switch-A-Roo Monte short monte sequence with color changing back kicker Why Not? 6
Joel Givens Monte 101 four phases, in the hands Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 3 40
Jim Lee Nine Card Monte with Ace of Diamonds and eight blank cardsRelated to Card File Two 137
Simon Lovell Harry's Catnip Principle cat locates card
- Bonus Number One - Free Choice Catnip!
- Bonus Number Two - The Mind Reading Cat (cat locates object)
- Bonus Number Three - Gambling Kitty (cat finds money card in monte, with Guy Hollingworth variation)
Son of Simon Says! 117
Andrew Wimhurst The Full Monte (Yellow Kid's Monte) card to wallet climax, using fake index card Jiggery Pokery 17
David Malek Magicians Monte with sucker moves, two phases Rebel without a Pause 30
Paul Curry Sure Thing red backed card and blue backed card, one with a hole in the middle, monte Paul Curry's Worlds Beyond 65
Karl Fulves Hex Minus goal of the square is to prohibit spectator from reaching certain square, 12-card monte in which spectators cannot get to winning card Hex Squared 82
Masao Atsukawa スリーカードモンテ (Three Card Monte) With Jumbo card gaffs カードの島 42
Unknown Four-Card Monte No. 63, four piles on table, both hands move around and exchange top card(s) of the piles, all Aces on topRelated to New Self-Working Card Tricks 94
Karl Fulves Joker Monte color changing backs, red/blue double backerInspired by Latter Day Secrets (Issue 6) 202
Luc Sante Three Card Monte Note Also published here
  • New York Times, 4-15-02
Latter Day Secrets (Issue 7) 268
David Regal Mucilaginous Monte Constant Fooling 2 165
David Regal Sticky Monte money card vanishes at the end Constant Fooling 2 158
David Regal Three...Two...One with color change kicker Constant Fooling 1 97
Thomas Baxter The BC Cop (Baxter Count Cop), cop from small packet as it is counted, used to vanish card in 3 Card Monte The Action Cop 24
Steve Ehlers Intuition Monte monte sequence with Ace through Four of Spades, change to Aces as climax Penumbra (Issue 4) 12
Jim Steinmeyer Three Card Monte spectator mixed three cards according to instructions, possible over phone Impuzzibilities 25
Philip T. Goldstein Yo! Bet no Monte, Boy. a/k/a Roll, or...
matching effect with three cards torn in half and a die
Redivider 40
Al Baker Cherchez la Femme using a card stand, gaffed The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Contributions) 508
Al Baker Monte Surprise transformation kicker, part of card glued on other card The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Instructions) 564
Roberto Giobbi Three-card Monte idea of using the jokers for monte Card College - Volume 5 1103
Jim Steinmeyer the soft-shoe Monte jumbo cards, gimmick with thread-connected sliding cards Artificial conclusions 19
Stewart Judah Judah Monte using openly four cards, money card changes into another card, first marketed 1927, see also side bar on pages 114 and 115Related to
  • "Subtle Problems You Will Do" (Judah-Braun)
Off The Books (Issue 7) 117
Karl Fulves Too Faced three Tens and an Ace removed from deck, spectator cannot find Ace, it has changed into selection which completes four-of-a-kindInspired by Off The Books (Issue 7) 119
Davide Costi, René Lavand Three Card Monte Close-Up Elegance by Davide Costi 80
Davide Costi Celebration Routine setup for the routine existing of the following three tricks Close-Up Elegance by Davide Costi 77
Dave Campbell Inauguration four jumbo cards, monte type routine The Dave Campbell Legacy 265
Jack Carpenter, Allan Ackerman Revisiting Molly monte routine in which money card changes at end and appears reversed in deckInspired by Ackerman 2004 29
John Guastaferro, Allan Ackerman A Bigger Surprise no-throw monte routine with surprise transformation Ackerman 2004 40
Jack Carpenter Bent Corner Method for the 3-Card Monte Pasteboard Palette 10
Karl Fulves Monte Cardo switch with bills as climax Prolix (Issue 1) 50
Jack Avis Random Notes using rulerInspired by
  • "Three Card Trick" (G. Boyce, Mahatma, Vol. 7 No. 6, 1903)
Rara Avis 24
Karl Fulves The Money Card "Unexplained"
obvious one-way backs, money card "accidentally" gets turned around, posed as a problem
Prolix (Issue 3) 180
Jon Racherbaumer Three Card Visible Monte comments Marlo on Erdnase 167
Edward Marlo First Application Trapped Mexican switchAlso published here
  • The New Tops, Dec. 1983
Marlo on Erdnase 171
Edward Marlo Marlo's Monte cards bent upwards at sides instead of downwardsAlso published here
  • The Sorcerer's Eyes, Vol. 3 No. 33-36, 1981
Marlo on Erdnase 172
Alan "Ace" Greenberg Monte Switch new switch Best of Friends - Volume III 143
Gregory Wilson 2-Card Monte, Plus three cards, double facer Best of Friends - Volume III 502
Jack Parker Visual Acuity Three card monte routine with surprise ending of an eye-chart appearance on a card 52 Memories 150
Andi Gladwin Monte Python Inspired by T and A Tour 25
Jack Parker Twelve Card Monte Monte routine done with three packets of four cards (Four Eights, Four Nines and Four Queens), Queens change to Aces 52 Memories 24