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29th Mar '18 7:26:37 PM karstovich2
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* Mr Terence Sampson in ''Series/DowntonAbbey'' is invited to the Abbey in Series 4 for a big house party, where he cheats Lord Grantham, Michael Gregson, and a few others out of substantial sums at poker. Gregson figures him out, and counters with the same technique (which he picked up in his "misspent youth"), winning back not only his losses but those of Grantham and the other guests (which he promptly returns to the respective players, particularly Grantham). Later, in the Series 4 Christmas special, he steals a love letter from [[UsefulNotes/TheHouseOfWindsor the Prince of Wales]] to [[HistoricalDomainCharacter Freda Dudley Ward]]; the Crawleys invite Sampson to a game of poker at Grantham House as part of a scheme to get the letter back and protect the Prince from scandal.
22nd Mar '18 10:21:49 AM Rubber_Lotus
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* Believe it or not, this was Literature/JamesBond's ''original'' specialty - though he's certainly no slouch at fighting, killing, and [[HoneyTrap seducing]], the plot of his first book ''Literature/CasinoRoyale'' was all about ''out-gambling'' a Soviet agent. His card-sharping skills come in even handier during ''Literature/{{Moonraker}}''.
11th Mar '18 5:25:59 PM darkemyst
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* In ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' Master Payne plays cards with a Wulfenbach soldier and they ''both'' take to cheating, though Payne seems to be coming out on top before their game gets cut short.
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7th Mar '18 11:45:00 AM Xtifr
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May or may not be a DeathDealer. Compare ProfessionalGambler. Has a good chance of being hit with TarAndFeathers.

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May or may not be a DeathDealer. Compare ProfessionalGambler. Has a good chance of getting into a GamblingBrawl or being hit with TarAndFeathers.
20th Feb '18 12:44:25 AM Xtifr
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* In "Lay It Down (Saturday Night)" by Music/SamanthaFish, she meets a card sharp named Jimmy, with an ace up his sleeve. The "it" she lays down is his body--in a shallow grave.
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19th Feb '18 10:15:41 AM Xtifr
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* Faye from ''Anime/CowboyBebop'' is highly skilled in conning people in a game of cards (also dice, though then she just flat-out cheats with rigged dice).

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* In ''Anime/CowboyBebop''
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Faye from ''Anime/CowboyBebop'' is highly skilled in conning people in a game of cards (also dice, though then she just flat-out cheats with rigged dice).



* In ''Discworld/WitchesAbroad'', the witches run into some, but Granny manages to beat them without cheating or using magic, and supposedly without having played the game (the incredibly complicated Cripple Mr. Onion) before. She'd actually played it quite a bit while caring for a sick witch, but [[ConfusionFu used her newcomer image for an advantage]].

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* In the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' series:
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In ''Discworld/WitchesAbroad'', the witches run into some, but Granny manages to beat them without cheating or using magic, and supposedly without having played the game (the incredibly complicated Cripple Mr. Onion) before. She'd actually played it quite a bit while caring for a sick witch, but [[ConfusionFu used her newcomer image for an advantage]].



* ''Series/{{Heroes}}'': Hiro tries this with his time-altering super-powers at one point. [[SubvertedTrope Unfortunately for him, someone notices the switch.]]
** Because he switched the cards [[WhatAnIdiot after his opponent had already seen them]].

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* ''Series/{{Heroes}}'': Hiro tries this with his time-altering super-powers at one point. [[SubvertedTrope Unfortunately for him, someone notices the switch.]]
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switch]], because he switched the cards [[WhatAnIdiot after his opponent had already seen them]].
21st Dec '17 7:57:15 AM Derkhan
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* {{Subverted}} in ''Literature/RiverOfTeeth''. Cal Hotchkiss is introduced as a potential member of the CaperCrew Houndstooth is about to assemble and as someone who makes his living at the cards table. He then quickly proceeds to [[spoiler:have his left ear cut off]] for being caught cheating and eventually [[spoiler:is thrown to the feral hippos to die]] because he never learns his lesson. As it turns out, Houndstooth didn't want him for his nimble fingers but for his connections.
11th Oct '17 8:56:47 PM Materioptikon
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** Moist von Lipwig created an alter ego to be this. Subverted in that the character was quite awful at being a card sharp, fumbling and missing golden opportunities to cheat. And when the mark left away, gleeful at having conned such a pathetic charlatan, they'd find that the few coins they'd swiped didn't make up for the wallets and watches they were now missing...

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** Moist von Lipwig created an alter ego to be this. Subverted in that the character was quite awful at being a card sharp, fumbling and missing golden opportunities to cheat. And when the mark left away, gleeful at having conned such a pathetic charlatan, they'd find that the few coins they'd swiped didn't make up for the wallets and watches they were now missing...missing. And to add insult to injury, the coins are fake.
22nd Jul '17 1:58:46 PM Materioptikon
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** Moist von Lipwig created an alter ego to be this. Subverted in that the character was quite awful at being a card sharp, fumbling and missing golden opportunities to cheat. And when the mark left away, gleeful at having conned such a pathetic charlatan, they'd find that the few coins they'd swiped didn't make up for the wallets and watches they were now missing...
4th Jun '17 5:50:31 PM jormis29
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* Creator/ClarkGable's character Babe in ''Film/NoManOfHerOwn''.

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* Creator/ClarkGable's character Babe in ''Film/NoManOfHerOwn''.
''Film/NoManOfHerOwn1932''.
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