125 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Gambling / Three Card Monte / Authentic (more or less)
  
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 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 without throw
1904 Modern Card Manipulation 77
Unknown The "Three-Card" Trick monte throw
1911 Modern Card Manipulation 102
Jack Merlin Three Card Monte routine, with bent corner ploy
1927/28 Merlin at the Card Table 4
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 Two Card Monte with the Torn Corner Added
1938 Greater Magic 307
Eddie Joseph Three Card Monte "(a different version)", without monte toss
1941 How Gamblers Win 7
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
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
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
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
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 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
Ralph Greenwood Three Card Monte Idea
1965 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 394) 406
Jay Ose Little Queenie with bent corner
Dec. 1967 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 2) 143
Eddie Joseph Vacant Vision monte routine, using card with half face and half back
1969 The Art of Eddie Joseph 51
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
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
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
Unknown Monte Miracle No. 70, no bend, using optical illusion and handling cards at right angles
1984 More Self-Working Card Tricks 104
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
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
Unknown Two Card Monte Handling
1992 Magic with Credit Cards 59
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
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 three-card-monte intro
Inspired by 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
David Malek Magicians Monte with sucker moves, two phases
2001 Rebel without a Pause 30
Luc Sante Three Card Monte Note
Also published here
  • New York Times, 4-15-02
2002 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 7) 268
Jack Carpenter Bent Corner Method for the 3-Card Monte
2006 Pasteboard Palette 10
Karl Fulves Monte Cardo switch with bills as climax
2006 Prolix (Issue 1) 50
Jack Avis Random Notes using ruler
Inspired by
  • "Three Card Trick" (G. Boyce, Mahatma, Vol. 7 No. 6, 1903)
2006 Rara Avis 24
Karl Fulves The Money Card "Unexplained"
obvious one-way backs, money card "accidentally" gets turned around, posed as a problem
2007 Prolix (Issue 3) 180
Jon Racherbaumer Three Card Visible Monte comments
2007 Marlo on Erdnase 167
Edward Marlo First Application Trapped Mexican switch
Also published here
  • The New Tops, Dec. 1983
2007 Marlo on Erdnase 171
Edward Marlo Marlo's Monte cards bent upwards at sides instead of downwards
Also published here
  • The Sorcerer's Eyes, Vol. 3 No. 33-36, 1981
2007 Marlo on Erdnase 172
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 (Issue June 24) 188
Harry Lorayne Monte Monte Plus routine for "Monte Plus" and "Monte Plus Plus" moves
2011 Special Effects 77
Wolfgang Moser 31/2 Card Monte multiple phase monte, tearing off corner
Inspired by
  • Harry Anderson's "The Last Monte" in "Wise Guy", P. 90.
Related to
2011 Kreationen 10
Jon Armstrong Three Blank Monte - Arrow Version card to wallet finale
2011 The Magical Adventures of Jon Armstrong 62
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.
Related to 2015 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 10 69
Roberto Giobbi Slang for Authenticity
2016 Hidden Agenda (Issue May 27) 151
Paul Vigil 3-Card Monte multiple phases, credit information on fake index monte routines
Inspired by
  • "Catch 33" (Lee Asher, 2003, 2013)
2017 The Doors of Deception 41
Joey Burton, Paul Vigil Sosi Switch
Inspired by
  • "Sosi Switch" (Joey Burton, Catch 33)
2017 The Doors of Deception 57
Joey Burton, Paul Vigil Kaiser Con
Inspired by
  • "Kaiser Con" (Joey Burton, Catch 33)
2017 The Doors of Deception 51
Bruce Cervon Cervon Finale previously unpublished phase
2017 The Doors of Deception 60
Lee Asher Spectator picks the right Card how to handle the situation
Also published here
  • Catch 33 (2003, 2013)
2017 The Doors of Deception 68
Johnny Thompson The Gambler's Ballad gambling demonstration with Matching the Card finale, magician vs. gambler theme, rhyming patter
2018 The Magic of Johnny Thompson (Issue 1) 27
Steve Forte Three Card Monte analysis and fact checks
  • Recommendation
Related to 2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 689