# 3 Card Monte

This will take some time but belive me its worth it this is my absoulut favorite card trick.. if you have any questions mail me!!!

SETUP: you need the Ace of spades Ace of hearts and 1 Joker Card order: from top to bottom with the cards face down Ace of spades, Joker, Ace of Hearts.

"I was walking down the street one day and this guy walked up to me and said, Hey boy, do you want to make some money and I said sure what do I have to do?" "He said it's a little game c
lled Three card Monty (show the three cards STILL FACE DOWN) Use three cards out of a normal deck and what I have Here is a Joker (double lift the Ace of spades and the Joker so it looks like the top card was the Joker, then turn it back so all cards are face down in the palm of your hand place the Ace of spades on the table in front of you FACE DOWN, this is to make your "Victim" think it is a Joker.) "I have a second Joker" (This time turn the Joker face up and show that it is the Joker the turn it face down back in your hand and place it on top of the other Joker [Ace of Spades]) "And I have the Ace of hearts" (flip over the Ace of Hearts and back again then place it on the table on top of the other two cards, Right now on the table you should have all three cards face down in this order Ace of Spades, Joker, Ace of hearts. "he said every time you can tell me where the Ace is you'll win yourself a dollar." (pick up the three cards) "I watched him as he put the Ace of hearts on the bottom of the deck (double lift the Joker and the Ace of hearts and put them on the bottom) "I said it's on the bottom (turn the pack up side down showing the Joker as the bottom card) "nope you owe me one dollar (turn the pack back {face down}) "if its not on the bottom it must be on top"{WE WILL CALL THIS MOVE A "SLIDE".} (now you pull the top card back as shown and push the middle card forward with the top card until the top card is even with the bottom ant the middle card is sticking out about 1/2 inch now grab the top and bottom card and pull the middle card out which will look like the Joker, in your right hand is the top card but you are holding two cards.""Click here to see an illustration."" The guy says, "You owe me two dollars." place the 2 cards in your right hand on top of the one card in your left. "Well if its not on the bottom and not on the top then it must be in the middle!!" (pull out the middle card and show it to be a joker, then place it back in the middle.) The guy says, "You owe me three dollars!" I said Wait a minute you don't even have an ace of hearts!! {turn pack over to show the bottom card as the ace of hearts as you say,} "The guy said yes I do you owe me four dollars!"(turn pack over again so that the cards are now face down) The guy now says, "I showed you were it was now you tell me.) so I said "That’s easy it’s on the bottom"(do the slide) The guy says "Nope it’s on top. You owe me five dollars. OK I once again showed you now you tell me!" "I said it has to be on top!!" (pull the middle card out show it to be the ACE OF HEARTS and put it back in the middle) The guy said "Nope it’s in the middle you owe me six dollars!" I said "Wait a minute you have more than three cards there!!!" (count the cards one at a time down onto the table as you say…) "Nope 1…2…3…"(leave the cards on the table..) "Now I don't want you to walk away mad so here is what I'm going to do.. what I have is (turn over and lay face up on the table as the top 2 cards as you say) A joker and the ace of hearts… For double or nothing What is the that card (as you point to the face down card on the table) (wait for there response which naturally will be "JOKER" then flip over the ACE OF SPADES and say with pride…. "YOU OWE ME \$14"!

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