A Poker Con

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Bill Mullins
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A Poker Con

Postby Bill Mullins » September 5th, 2012, 11:19 am

An excerpt from The Big Con by David Maurer (which was source material for The Sting).

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Re: A Poker Con

Postby F.Amílcar » September 5th, 2012, 11:25 am

Dear friend Bill,

Also the final scene was inspired in Yellow Kid Weill.

Truly yours,

F. Amlcar Riega i Bello.

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Re: A Poker Con

Postby Bill Mullins » January 4th, 2019, 3:21 pm

A good article about Maurer: "con artistry is entertaining."

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Re: A Poker Con

Postby Pete McCabe » January 4th, 2019, 7:57 pm

Bill, when I click on your link it doesn't take me to an excerpt, just the home page.

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Re: A Poker Con

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Re: A Poker Con

Postby Q. Kumber » January 5th, 2019, 10:09 am

Grafters I Have Met by J.P. Johnston was published in 1906 and covers many scams and cons.

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Re: A Poker Con

Postby Pete McCabe » January 5th, 2019, 7:05 pm

Actually I was referring to the link to the excerpt. Either way, thanks for the tip. It's on my kindle.

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Re: A Poker Con

Postby Bob Farmer » January 6th, 2019, 6:02 pm

I don't know whether anyone has mentioned this show before, but Amazon Prime's, "Sneaky Pete" is a delight for fans of cons, card handling and, well, Canada. I believe magician Noah Levine is the consultant to the show and his hands perform some of the moves. The cons are great and in true The Sting style, the audience gets conned too. As to Canada, Graham Yost plays a big part behind the scenes, and since he's a Canadian, he slips in stuff for the viewers up north.

https://www.amazon.com/Pilot/dp/B01347V50Y/

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Re: A Poker Con

Postby Richard Kaufman » January 6th, 2019, 7:08 pm

Ricky Jay is in the third season of this show, I believe.
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Re: A Poker Con

Postby Joe Lyons » January 6th, 2019, 8:49 pm

Hopefully he will maintain a sizeable presence in the third season before they write his character off. It is a perfect show for him.


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