409 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Gambling / Three Card Monte
  
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Henri Decremps Avis intéressant monte type game using four cards and the glide
1786 Testament de Jérôme Sharp 185
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 The "Three-Card" Trick - Another Method gaffed face, fake-index precursor
1890 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
Mar. 1901 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 7 No. 3) 35
Unknown Three Card Monte two methods for the Throw Switch
Related to 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
Henri De Manche The Three-Card Trick slowly without throw, extra card
1902 The Modern Conjurer 107
Henri De Manche The Three-Card Trick without throw
1904 Modern Card Manipulation 77
Unknown The "Three-Card" Trick monte throw
1911 Modern Card Manipulation 102
Charles T. Jordan The Phantom Aces No. 23, four Aces are alternated in color, spectator cannot take two of same color
1919/1920 Thirty Card Mysteries 65
Charles T. Jordan Joker Monte No. 6, three cards shown in fan and turned over, spectator cannot find Joker
Related toAlso published here 1920 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
1920 Ten New Prepared Card Tricks 14
Edward Bagshawe The "Decepta" Three Card Trick with a hinged card, jumbo cards
Related to 1924 Exclusive Problems in Magic 27
Oswald Rae, Oswald Williams The Giant Three Card Trick fake index palmed over corner of jumbo cards
1926 Between Ourselves 17
Jack Merlin Three Card Monte routine, with bent corner ploy
1927/28 Merlin at the Card Table 4
Ralph W. Hull The Elusive Joker reprint of original instructions, quote: "He [spectator] finally gives up in disgust"
1931 Interlock 67
John Scarne Introduction
1933 John Scarne explains Why You Can't Win! 11
Unknown Grifter's Signals
  • The Call Method
  • The Hand Method
  • The Head Method
1933 John Scarne explains Why You Can't Win! 13
Unknown Familiar Phrases in Gambling
  • Hipe
  • Shills or Cappers
  • Money Bag
  • Under-throw
  • Over-throw
1933 John Scarne explains Why You Can't Win! 14
John Scarne Three Card Monte basics
1933 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
1933 John Scarne explains Why You Can't Win! 18
Unknown Bent or Crimped Corner "Grifter Method"
1933 John Scarne explains Why You Can't Win! 22
Unknown The Flip (?) "sort of Mexican turn over"
1933 John Scarne explains Why You Can't Win! 24
Unknown The Flip-Change
1933 John Scarne explains Why You Can't Win! 24
John Scarne Moves with Flip and Flip-Change
1933 John Scarne explains Why You Can't Win! 24
Unknown Grifter's Marked Corner "Using the Flip and Flip-Change"
1933 John Scarne explains Why You Can't Win! 27
John Scarne Scarne's Monte Slide two card switched, Optical Monte Move
1933 John Scarne explains Why You Can't Win! 28
John Scarne Scarne's Triple Climax with obvious one-way backs
Related to 1933 John Scarne explains Why You Can't Win! 30
John Scarne Scarne's Method of the Crimped Corner
1933 John Scarne explains Why You Can't Win! 32
John Scarne Scarne's Marked Corner
1933 John Scarne explains Why You Can't Win! 34
John Scarne The Stamped Ace - Scarne's Method
1933 John Scarne explains Why You Can't Win! 36
John Scarne Scarne's Method of Torn Corner
1933 John Scarne explains Why You Can't Win! 38
John Scarne Scarne's Push Over Change Optical Monte Move
1933 John Scarne explains Why You Can't Win! 39
Unknown Now Try This Move on Your Friends sequence with Mexican Turnover
1933 John Scarne explains Why You Can't Win! 40
Unknown The Daub
1933 John Scarne explains Why You Can't Win! 40
Al Baker The Fall of the Wise sucker for wise guys, gaffed
1934 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Cardially Yours) 492
Unknown The Three Card Trick as a Trick and not a Gamble
1934 Card Manipulations (Issue 3) 66
Louis Lam Find the Lady money card changes into card with business information on front
1935 Would You Believe It? 20
U. F. Grant New Card Monte spectator think of one of two cards, double facer
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 135
U. F. Grant Find the Lady one-way backs
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 162
Dr. Edward G. Ervin Three Card Monte six red and one black card, long-short glued pairs, jumbo card
1937 The Strange Inventions of Doctor Ervin 55
Dr. Edward G. Ervin Find the Joker with three jumbo cards, long-short glued pairs
1937 The Strange Inventions of Doctor Ervin 56
Unknown Two Card Monte with the Torn Corner Added
1938 Greater Magic 307
Al Baker "Cherchez La Femme." (Find the woman.) using stand with three cases with holes onto it
Variations 1938 Greater Magic 512
Louis Lam Lady Be Good
1939 Be Deceived 7
Tom Sellers The T.S. Find the Lady in the hands, gaffed
1939 Scots Magic 16
Chris Charlton Modern Monte using different switches
1940 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 107) 640
Jack Vosburgh, Sid Lorraine, Theodore Annemann Cherchez La Lady performer finds money card in different situations
1940 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 116) 687
Eddie Joseph Three Card Monte "(a different version)", without monte toss
1941 How Gamblers Win 7
Dai Vernon The Optical Monte
1941/49 Select Secrets 17
Tom Sellers A Different "Pick-It-Out" Trick three card monte with three pieces of paper
1942 That's Good! 8
Jean Hugard Cops and Crooks story presentation for Three 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
Edward Marlo Three Card Monte not the real thing
1945 Off the Top 11
Howard D. Wise A New "Find the Lady" Illusion with board, black art and shell
1945 My Best 150
Bruce Elliott No Skill gaff with a bill
1947 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 135) 542
Wm. T. Beadles Psychokinesis three card monte, where spectator always finds the card to prove psychokinesis
1947 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 140) 561
Unknown Monte by "Bertram", told by Dai Vernon
1948 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-smooth
Inspired by 1948 Rough & Smooth Possibilities 1
Gilbert Wolk Monte Climax pips end up on a coin and card is blank
1949 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 189) 756
Cy Endfield Tacked Extra Corner-Piece. Variation with specially printed card
Related to 1950 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 199) 795
Bruce Elliott On A Tear monte, tearing up corner, false index
Related to 1951 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 239) 954
Bob Hummer Hummers Mathematical 3 Card Monte mathematical three card monte
VariationsAlso published here 1951 Mathematical 3 Card Monte 1
Frank Garcia Garcia's Clip It monte, card marked with paper clip
Also published here 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
Bill Simon Three Queens Monte with four cards all turn into aces
1952 Effective Card Magic 37
Al Leech Surprise Monte two Cards Change at the end
1953 Card Man Stuff 13
Edward Marlo Three Card Monte Climax showing all the same
1953 The Cardician 109
Edward Marlo Monte Climax Kicker transformation
1953 The Cardician 110
Edward Marlo Follow the Ace Ace changes into Eight as climax
1954 Miracle Card Changes 19
Mariano Palhinha Wherizit three cards with money card in middle held by spectator beneath handkerchief, money card vanishes
1954/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 6 62
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
Related to 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 here 1956 The Best in Magic 170
Dai Vernon, Mac MacDonald Seven Card Monte card vanishes from packet and reappears on top of the deck, double facer
Related toVariations 1957 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
1958 The Cardiste (Issue 11) 8
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
Dai Vernon The Optical Move
Related to 1961 Further Inner Secrets of Card Magic 21
Edward Marlo Monte Swindle clip on money card, using extra clip
1961 Card Switches 59
Gerald Kosky Three and Four Alike intro for Three Card Monte, all cards are the same then all different
1961 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 355) 248
Jochen Zmeck Mein Rauh-Glatt-Kümmelblättchen partial rough-smooth
Variations 1962 Enzyklopädie der Rauh-Glatt-Kartentricks - Teil I 26
Arthur Rasper Die im Quartett wandernde Karte partial rough-smooth with three sections
Inspired by 1962 Enzyklopädie der Rauh-Glatt-Kartentricks - Teil I 27
Jochen Zmeck Der abgedankte König King changes into blank card with "I resigned", partial rough-smooth
Related to 1962 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 Lorraine
Variations 1963 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 376) 331
L. K. Stevenson More on the Monte
Inspired by 1963 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 378) 340
Ralph Greenwood Three Card Monte Idea
1965 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 394) 406
Al Leech Phantom Monte all three cards change
Variations 1965 Super Card Man Stuff 51
Bob Still And Then There Were None small-packet Brainwave posed as a problem, face-up three card monte
Inspired byRelated to Dec. 1966 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2 No. 2) 69
Jay Ose Little Queenie with bent corner
Dec. 1967 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 2) 143
Eddie Taytelbaum Find the Ace false Indices
1967 Ultimate Secrets of Card Magic 216
Mel Stover Face-Up Monte credit information
Related to May 1967 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2 No. 7) 97
Unknown Kartenverwandlung three cards shown, center card tabled, it changes, partial rough-smooth
1967 Enzyklopädie der Rauh-Glatt-Kartentricks - Teil III 13
Edward Marlo Two Card Monte routine with red and black ace, as climax both are red
1968 Expert Card Conjuring 24
Jon Racherbaumer Monte Muddle
1968 On the Acrobatic Cards 48
Edward Marlo Marlo's Cleanup for "Monte Muddle" just described
1968 On the Acrobatic Cards 55
Eddie Joseph Vacant Vision monte routine, using card with half face and half back
1969 The Art of Eddie Joseph 51
Robert (Bob) Hess Loser! spectators have to guess the high card in 4 card packet and are always wrong
1969 Epilogue (Issue 7) 49
Roy Walton Never Give a Sucker an Even Break end as three blank cards
Related to 1969 The Devil's Playthings 48
Aldini, Tenkai Ishida, Harry Bernard Fooled Monte Two card monte routine
1969 Roughingly Yours 34
Karl Fulves Once A King aces and kings, three card monte presentation, ace travels to king packet
1970 Epilogue (Issue 9) 68
Edward Marlo Three Card Monte Climax showing all the same
1970 Magic Mafia Effects 10
Paul Swinford Thoughts on Vernon's Seven Card Monte card vanishes from packet and reappears on top of the deck, double facer
Inspired by 1971 Lecture Notes 5
Audley Walsh Three Card Monte one card is marked with matchbook or paper clip
1972 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 7 67
Gene Castillon Monte Madness variations
Inspired by 1972 Kabbala — Volume 2 (Vol. 2 No. 3) 17
Gene Castillon Jackpot monte type routine with transformation and money card travels to elsewhere as climax
1972 Kabbala — Volume 2 (Vol. 2 No. 3) 19
Karl Fulves Middle Monte extra card, color changing back kicker
1972 Mexican Monte 5
Karl Fulves Mexican Monte monte/twist combo with unexpected/funny cards appearing
Related toVariations 1972 Mexican Monte 8
George Blake Elusive Lady two Jokers and a Queen, Joker and Queen transposes
Oct. 1972 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7 No. 12) 568
Steve Spillman Monkey Monte all cards change to queens, with ideas by Charlie Miller and Dai Vernon
1972 The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 45) 223
Frank Garcia Clip Monte using paper clip for final phase
1973 Super Subtle Card Miracles 75
Dai Vernon Optical Move
1973 Super Subtle Card Miracles 76
Ken Beale Color Confused monte effect from top of deck in which cards keep transforming
Inspired by
  • effect in Ibidem #26
1973 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 cards
Variations 1973 The Card Magic of Edward G. Brown 52
Karl Fulves Monte Opener using 2 queens and 1 ace, giving spectator twice the chances
1975 Methods with Cards — Part 1 1
Karl Fulves Without A Trace sandwiched card changes, then sandwich cards
1975 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
1975 Methods with Cards — Part 1 25
Karl Fulves Three In The Hand two card monte, third card appears, double facer openly shown as finale
1975 Methods with Cards — Part 1 42
Karl Fulves Find The Lady cards reverse and change
Related to 1975 Methods with Cards — Part 2 130
Karl Fulves Poker vs. Monte monte cards transform into Royal Flush as finale
1975 Methods with Cards — Part 2 132
Karl Fulves No-Gimmick Phantom ungaffed handling of "Find The Lady"
Related to 1975 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. 856
Inspired by
  • "The Bashful Queen" (Joe Berg)
Related to
Winter 1975 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 10th Folio (Part Two)) 851
Jon Racherbaumer Monte Move extra card
1976 Kabbala — Volume 3 (Vol. 3 No. 7) 96
Gene Castillon Monte Madness - Ladies sing the Blues
Inspired by 1976 The Ascanio Spread 32
Gene Castillon Jackpot
1976 The Ascanio Spread 33
Doug Alker, George Blake Double Monte with extra card, second variation with color changing back kicker
1976 Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 12) 294
Nick Trost Optical Three Card Monte
Also published here 1976 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 kicker
Inspired by
  • Bob Still's Monte Routine
Also published here
1976 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
1977 SuperMagic 47
Ron Hicks, Flash Gheen, Roger Smith The Magnificent Monte Marvel monte routine, partially on top of deck
1977 Innovative Magic No. 2 19
Frank Garcia Don't Bet On It! remarks about Three 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 Three Card Monte
1978 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
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"
Related toAlso published here
  • "A Swindle, but Not Quite a Con" (New York Times, Feb 12, 1978)
1978 Interlocutor (Issue 25) 97
Trevor Lewis Monte Plus (or Hallucination)
Related toVariationsAlso published here June 1978 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 1 No. 6) 67
Ken Krenzel, Trevor Lewis Monte Plus Plus outjogged handling
Inspired byAlso published here July 1978 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
1978 The Chronicles (Issue 1) 1074
John F. Mendoza Have You Ever Heard Of? four-card montes with Ace through Four which change into four Aces
1978 The Book of John 47
Unknown Kümmelblättchen Verrückt (find the lady)
1978 Einfach Wunderbar - Wunderbar Einfach 109
Unknown Find the Lady (Cherchez La Femme), three cards in houlettes, explanation of different sizes
1978/76 More Classic Magic with Apparatus 53
Edward Marlo Monte Switchout to switch out the money card for an x-card, lapping
1979 Marlo's Magazine Volume 3 275
Richard Kaufman Monte for the Maladjusted in the hands
1979 CardMagic 106
Jackie Flosso Three-Card Monte Exposé
Jan. 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
Philip T. Goldstein Monte Plus Minus
July 1980 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
1980 The Elegant Card Magic of Father Cyprian 65
Gene Maze, Richard Kaufman A Monte for the Unemployed duplicates, paper clip
1980 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
1980 Pabular (Vol. 6 No. 6) 856
Karl Fulves The Optical Trap sandwiched card is suddenly no longer between other cards when three-card-spread is turned over, see also Cervon Monte
Related toVariations 1980 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
1980 Color Quik 48
Lewis Ganson Penny Wise message appears on card, thanks for the penny
1980 The Three Card Monte as Entertainment 27
Lewis Ganson The Queen Goes Home message appears on card, gone home to mother
1980 The Three Card Monte as Entertainment 29
Lewis Ganson Pimpernel Card clever gaffed card, all cards are the same as a climax
1980 The Three Card Monte as Entertainment 29
Lewis Ganson Three Card Fooler corner pocket
1980 The Three Card Monte as Entertainment 31
Ravelle, Andree Two Blacks-One Red extra card in pocket card
1980 The Three Card Monte as Entertainment 32
Lewis Ganson Chase the Ace two cards with false indices
1980 The Three Card Monte as Entertainment 34
Cecil Keech The Climax false indices
1980 The Three Card Monte as Entertainment 36
Ian Adair Striptease Lady as a climax naked queen appears, moveable have card to hide other card
1980 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
1980 John: Verse Two 1
Bob Hummer 3-Card Monte mathematical three card monte
Also published here 1980 Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 59
Karl Fulves Three-Card Monte No. 12, up-down arrows on cards used
1980 The Children's Magic Kit 12
Jack McMillen "Don't Ever Bet On A Sure Thing" three card monte with a switch
1981 Sleights & Swindles 13
Wesley James Japanese Monte unorthodox handling
Related to Feb. 1981 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 4 No. 2) 445
Richard Vollmer Poor Man's Monte
Variations Apr. 1981 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 4 No. 4) 472
Michael Powers Four Card Monte
Variations Nov. 1981 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 4 No. 11) 557
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
1981 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 aces
Inspired by 1981 Octet 62
Dan MacMillan Lottery three cards face-down on table, spectator puts ace on the right one to complete a blackjack hand
Inspired byVariations 1981 Cards — With a Different Touch 50
Karl Fulves Mexican IV monte/twist combo with four Ace finale
Inspired by 1981 Mexican IV 1
Harry Levine Macho Monte with transformations
Mar. 1982 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 5 No. 3) 606
Shigeo Takagi Acrobatic Monte using divided card
Variations June 1982 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 5 No. 6) 639
Tonny Van Rhee Devil's 3-Card Monte using short and narrow cards
Related to July 1982 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 5 No. 7) 652
Peter Marshall Apocalypse Variations Or Additions
Inspired by Sep. 1982 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 5 No. 9) 678
Harry Riser, Jeff Busby, Shigeo Takagi Presentation of Shigeo Takagi's Miracle Monte
1982 Epoptica (Issue 2) 114
Karl Fulves Digital Diamonds Ace, Two and Jack mixed according to rules over phone
Inspired byRelated to 1982 Six Impromptu Card Tricks 3
John Carney In the Hands Monte monte sequence - last phase has money card penetrating hands and deck onto spectators hand
1983 Carney Knowledge 34
Ian Land Alpha Minus
1983 Pabular (Vol. 7 No. 12) 1151
Philip T. Goldstein Odd Monte three business cards used
1983 MajorMinor 12
Ron Platt, David Hambly 3 of a Kind all cards become queens
1983 Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. 22) 427
Reinhard Müller Müzarre Vanish in using Trevor Lewis's Monte Plus Twist
Inspired by 1983 Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. 32) 620
Bill Worsley We 3 Queens? Jokers turn into Queens, also backs change
1983 Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. 32) 622
Stephen Tucker Eureka monte in the hands , ending in Bizarre Twist
Inspired by 1983 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 1983 A History of the Brainwave Principle 58
Tom Sellers New Principle Card Trick two cards, one of top of the other, bottom card penetrates to top, third card added and cards penetrate again
Also published here
  • "21 New Card Tricks" (1936)
1983 Bob Ostin's New Submarine Card 4
J.C. Whyley Elusive Lady reprint from reference
Also published here 1983 Bob Ostin's New Submarine Card 8
Charles T. Jordan Joker Monte three cards shown in fan and turned over, spectator cannot find Joker
Also published here 1983 Bob Ostin's New Submarine Card 11
Karl Fulves, Jack Avis A Letter from Jack Avis
Related to 1983 Bob Ostin's New Submarine Card 13
Ellis Stanyon Elusive Joker
Related to 1983 Bob Ostin's New Submarine Card 14
Michael Powers Blank Monte monte with three blank cards and Jack of Hearts, all change to Aces at the end
Inspired by 1983 Powerful Magic 19
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
Unknown Monte Miracle No. 70, no bend, using optical illusion and handling cards at right angles
1984 More Self-Working Card Tricks 104
Sol Stone Clipped Again paper clip
Related to July 1984 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 7 No. 7) 940
Trevor Lewis Monte Plus Switch
July 1984 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 7 No. 7) 940
Bob Farmer Clip Miracle Monte variation of Takagi's "Miracle Monte" with paper clip
1984 Epoptica (Issue 6) 393
Philip T. Goldstein Quintemonte gaffed
1984 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
1984 The Cervon Monte 17
Lee Freed, Jon Racherbaumer Wily Monte penetration, slit, see also "Credits and References" at end of book
Inspired byAlso published here
  • MUM, Aug. 1983
1984 At The Table 99
Bob Kubota More Monte in the Quick-Three-Way style
Also published here Oct. 1985 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 8 No. 10) 1119
Louis Falanga Virginia City Shuffle Martin Lewis' 'Sidewalk Shuffle', with blanks and aces
1985 Lake Tahoe Card Magic 16
Martin Lewis Sidewalk Shuffle Jumbo 3 card monte routine, using blank cards and Ace of Diamonds
Variations 1985 Martin's Miracles 95
Chris Gosselin, Frederick Braue Seven Card Monte color changing back kicker
Inspired by
  • "Seven Card Monte" (Chris Gosselin, Abracadabra Vol. 30 No. 772, Nov. 1960, p. 276)
1985 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
1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 4) 18
Ben Harris The Three Card Game color changing back kicker
Inspired by 1985 Midnight Special 21
Peter Duffie Ascension Five Card Monte, but the Queen keeps rising out of the packet, even when placed in envelope with window
Also published here 1986 Quartet 14
Dai Vernon Notes on the Three Card Monte torn card
1987 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
1987 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
1987 Epoptica (Issue 12) 567
Thomas Hierling Impromptu Mexican Monte
Inspired by 1987 New Wave Close-Up 75
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
Doug Edwards Clipped at Monte using paper Clip
Nov. 1989 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 12 No. 11) 1707
Anthony Lindan Para-Psychology on the pack, using four cards
June 1989 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 12 No. 6) 1653
Dai Vernon Joker Monte unusual method, cards in glasses
Related to
  • "Final Choice” (Peter Warlock, Abracadabra, Vol. 42 No. 1072, August 1966, p. 84)
1989 The Vernon Chronicles — Volume 3 99
Brother John Hamman Eight-Ball Queens four card monte routine, to pocket climax
1989 The Secrets of Brother John Hamman 114
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 1989 Prototype 20
Scott Robinson Sucker Monte three phases
Related toVariations 1989 The Trapdoor — Volume Two (Issue 28) 499
Richard Bartram, Jr. Travelling Jack Jack between Aces moves up and down and eventually disappears
1989 The Trapdoor — Volume Two (Issue 31) 551
Bob King Monte Nightmare only three cards, they change a few times back and front
1989 Magician Foolers 22
Bob King Four Card Monte ungaffed Sidewalk Shuffle, three phases
1989 Magician Foolers 29
Gene Castillon, Jon Racherbaumer Surreal Monte sidewalk shuffle version without mis-indexed cards
Inspired by 1990 Cardfixes 76
Alex Elmsley Misogynist's Monte card vanishes in the end
1991 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"
1991 Smoke and Mirrors 133
Edward Marlo Seven Card Monte Redux nine ungaffed methods
Inspired by 1991 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
1991 The Trapdoor — Volume Two (Issue 41) 736
Jim Steinmeyer San Fernando Monte jumbo cards that are openly folded in half
1991 Device and Illusion 119
Alexander de Cova Gambler's Switch with bills or wallet, as monte climax
1992 Ein Profi packt aus... 163
Unknown Two Card Monte Handling
1992 Magic with Credit Cards 59
Philip T. Goldstein Montexposé odd back card vanishes among four other cards
1992 The Minotaur (Vol. 4 No. 4) 6
Arturo de Ascanio La Carteta sequence for three card monte, in the hands
1992 La Magia de Ascanio — Vol. 4 54
Steve Dusheck Monte Zuma two cards, one held behind back, spectator always guesses wrong
Inspired by
  • Two Card Monte (DeLand)
1992 Dusheck's Card Magic 72
Steve Dusheck Me Three monte, winning card changes and is removed from pocket
1992 Dusheck's Card Magic 113
Karl Fulves Nothing Changes article about three-card monte hustling
Related to 1993 Verbatim (Issue 9) 113
Richard Bartram, Jr. Hole Card Monte last phase for three card monte, hole punched in one card jumps to other card
1993 Mystification 10
Richard Bartram, Jr. Yankee Clipper paper clip grows, after Three-Card Monte
1993 Mystification 95
Scott Robinson Sucker Ending climax for Scott's Sucker Monte
Related to 1993 The Trapdoor — Volume Two (Issue 47) 853
Scotty York, Fred Kaps Shuffling Off Lucille with ideas by Fred Kaps
Inspired by 1993 For Your Eyes Only 119
Howard W. Rheam Carlisle Fair Cards
Inspired by 1993 Verbatim (Issue 6) 60
Sam Schwartz Sam's Monte tips on the handling
Related to 1993 Verbatim (Issue 6) 63
Walter "Sonny" Day Imagination three-card trick ends with three examinable blank cards
1993 Profile (Issue 16) 11
Richard Bartram, Jr. Simple Monte brief in the hands routine
1993 Mystification 13
Allan Ackerman, Roger Klause A No-Throw Monte
1994 Las Vegas Kardma 153
Allan Ackerman Another Impromptu Sidewalk Shuffle featuring Ackerman's "Another Quick Four Way"
1994 Las Vegas Kardma 149
Allan Ackerman Impromptu Sidewalk Shuffle
1994 Las Vegas Kardma 144
Gene Maze Criss-Cross two black queens should be followed by spectator and eventually transform into red queens
Related to 1994 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 phases
Inspired by 1994 Secrets No. 1 151
Paul Gertner Four-Card Monte four deuces change into kings
1994 Steel and Silver 93
Bob Farmer, Theodore DeLand Two-Card Monte
1994 Beat 'em, Cheat 'em, Leave 'em Bleedin' 27
Bob Farmer Three-Card Monte with gaff/flap
1994 Beat 'em, Cheat 'em, Leave 'em Bleedin' 28
Sam Schwartz Sam's Monte
Inspired byRelated to 1994 Rigmarole (Issue 6) 61
Bob Sheets Killer Kitsen Miracle Dutch Looper gaff, three phases
  • Flap-Flip Move
Inspired by
  • "Kitson Miracle" (Patrick Page)
1994 MO — Modus Operandi (Issue 5) 1
Jim Krenz Nothing Too Loose monte trick in which card with large hole must be followed
Inspired by
  • "Nothing To Lose" (Bob Farmer)
1994 Notable Magic! 14
R. Paul Wilson Gypsy's Monte kind of Quick-Three-Way
1995 The Little Black Book 3
Unknown Chase the Ace No. 35, three cards, Ace changes into another card and is removed from case
1995 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 kicker
Also published here 1995 Self-Working Close-up Card Magic 111
Felix Farrell Impromptu Sidewalk Shuffle three black cards and Queen, discarded card is always Queen, then all discarded cards change to Queens
1995 Aus dem Effeff... 85
Doug Conn Plastic Surgery monte type routine with Bizarre Twist, stretching and shrinking
Inspired byRelated to 1995 MO — Modus Operandi (Issue 7) 1
Guy Hollingworth Montgomery monte style demonstration, surprise climax
1996 Notes on Card Tricks and Other Diversions 39
Guy Hollingworth Three Card Monte featuring Optical Alignment
1996 Notes on Card Tricks and Other Diversions 10
Paul Harris Double Monte climax for monte routine: money card transposes with two indifferent cards
1996 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 facer
Inspired by 1996 The Feints and Temps of Harry Riser 168
Bob Driebeek Acrobatic Monte using diagonal flap card
Inspired by 1996 Aenigmas Rätsel 49
Unknown Slide Monte with short card
1997 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 8) 24
Richard Rechsteiner Sucker Monte Opening one card transforms
Aug. 1997 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 climax
Related to 1997 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 1997 Ingenuities 186
Wesley James Japanese Monte
Inspired by
  • "The Three Quarter Card" (Masao Atsukawa, "Creative Works in Magic")
1997 The Magical Record and Thoughts of Wesley James 57
Peter Duffie Four Card Monte
1997 Effortless Card Magic 109
Alexander de Cova Perfect 9-Card-Monte with three-card-monte intro
Inspired by 1998 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
1998 The Fine Print (Issue 9) 268
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
Guy Hollingworth Cherchez la Femme Optical Alignment
1999 Drawing Room Deceptions 43
Allan Ackerman, Al Leech A Little Finesse all three cards transform, finessed handling
Inspired by 1999 Wednesday Nights 13
Karl Fulves Strip-Out Monte using strip-out addition
1999 The Fine Print (Issue 10) 307
Ellis Stanyon The Three-Card Trick No. 27, "The Illusive Ace", monte effect with a Three that is missing bottom pip and can be shown as Ace or Three
Variations 1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 143
Theodore DeLand "Pickitout" No. 28
Inspired by 1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 143
Theodore DeLand DeLand's Two-Card Monte No. 56
Variations 1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 188
Karl Fulves Supplementary Note version with half card
Inspired by 1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 188
Chuck Smith Switch-A-Roo Monte short monte sequence with color changing back kicker
2000 Why Not? 6
Joel Givens Monte 101 four phases, in the hands
2000 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 3 40
Jim Lee Nine Card Monte with Ace of Diamonds and eight blank cards
Related to 2000 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)
2000 Son of Simon Says! 117
Andrew Wimhurst The Full Monte (Yellow Kid's Monte) card to wallet climax, using fake index card
2001 Jiggery Pokery 17
David Malek Magicians Monte with sucker moves, two phases
2001 Rebel without a Pause