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10th Sep '16 11:19:35 AM Discar
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* Yelb from ''Literature/TheWayOfKings''. He plays against cops, and he mentioned that the game isn't "will they win or will he win?", the game is "will he cheat them out of their money or will they prove he was cheating, take all of his money and throw him in jail for the night to boot?".

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* Yelb ''Literature/TheWayOfKings'' (first book of ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive''): Yelb, a sailor from ''Literature/TheWayOfKings''. Shallan's ship. He plays against cops, and he mentioned that the game isn't "will they win or who will he win?", win, the game is "will will he cheat them out of their money or will they prove he was cheating, take all of his money and throw him in jail for the night to boot?".boot?
20th Aug '16 12:57:46 AM SneaselSawashiro
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* Gojyo in ''Manga/{{Saiyuki}}'' frequently cheats at cards. Hakkai can still beat him though, so one wonders if his playing style is completely orthodox .

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* Gojyo in ''Manga/{{Saiyuki}}'' frequently cheats at cards. Hakkai can still beat him though, so one wonders if his playing style is completely orthodox .orthodox.
8th Jul '16 8:19:29 PM ThatBitterTase
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* ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure'': Daniel J. D'Arby, one of the villains in Part 3, is a gambler who specializes in this. [[NotCheatingUnlessYouGetCaught He considers cheating just part of the game,]] fully expecting his opponents to cheat as well. Unlike most, however, he prefers rigging the entire game ''well'' before any cards are dealt. [[spoiler:Jotaro defeats him by bluffing so perfectly that what's actually ''in'' their hands doesn't matter... which is good, because Jotaro had ''crap''.]]
4th May '16 12:02:35 PM Morgenthaler
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* Fisk from the ''KnightAndRogueSeries'' is rather good at card tricks, though he usually sticks to cons that he can get more money out of and sneak away from easier. Unfortunately this skill doesn't see a whole lot of use. For Michael's sake, he'll usually stick to betting on whether or not he ''can'' do a trick than actually tricking people.

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* Fisk from the ''KnightAndRogueSeries'' ''Literature/KnightAndRogueSeries'' is rather good at card tricks, though he usually sticks to cons that he can get more money out of and sneak away from easier. Unfortunately this skill doesn't see a whole lot of use. For Michael's sake, he'll usually stick to betting on whether or not he ''can'' do a trick than actually tricking people.
31st Mar '16 1:58:44 PM ObsidianFire
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* Edward Norton's character, "Worm," is a card-sharp, or "mechanic", in ''Film/{{Rounders}}''. His more honest gambling buddy, played by Matt Damon, [[GenreSavvy warns him]] against utilizing his tricks against players with sharp eyes who might turn violent if they catch him at it. [[spoiler: Worm doesn't listen, and a group of cops [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown beat the everloving piss out of them both]] and confiscate tens of thousands in winnings before kicking them to the curb.]]

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* Edward Norton's character, "Worm," is a card-sharp, or "mechanic", in ''Film/{{Rounders}}''. His more honest gambling buddy, played by Matt Damon, [[GenreSavvy warns him]] him against utilizing his tricks against players with sharp eyes who might turn violent if they catch him at it. [[spoiler: Worm doesn't listen, and a group of cops [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown beat the everloving piss out of them both]] and confiscate tens of thousands in winnings before kicking them to the curb.]]
10th Mar '16 12:37:26 PM Morgenthaler
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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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* [[Series/{{Heroes}} Hiro]] ''Series/{{Heroes}}'': Hiro tries this with his time-altering super-powers at one point. [[SubvertedTrope Unfortunately for him, someone notices the switch.]]



* When necessary, [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Data]] has shown that he can stack the deck (though in that case it was to send a subliminal message), [[SuperStrength squeeze a set of loaded dice]] hard enough to rebalance them, and count cards. When he needed money after being trapped in 19th Century San Francisco, he hustled another group of sharps using his abilities.

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* ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'': When necessary, [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Data]] Data has shown that he can stack the deck (though in that case it was to send a subliminal message), [[SuperStrength squeeze a set of loaded dice]] hard enough to rebalance them, and count cards. When he needed money after being trapped in 19th Century San Francisco, he hustled another group of sharps using his abilities.
10th Mar '16 12:36:58 PM Morgenthaler
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* Alex of ''Series/TheRealHustle''.
* Neal Caffrey is this in several episodes of ''WhiteCollar''.
* T-Bag in ''PrisonBreak''. Claims that maybe 5 people in the country can do what he can with cards. It's only significant in one episode, however.

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* %%* Alex of ''Series/TheRealHustle''.
* %%* Neal Caffrey is this in several episodes of ''WhiteCollar''.
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* T-Bag in ''PrisonBreak''.''Series/PrisonBreak''. Claims that maybe 5 people in the country can do what he can with cards. It's only significant in one episode, however.
2nd Feb '16 3:55:34 AM Adept
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* The first case of ''ApolloJustice'' has a witness who is a professional CardSharp, [[spoiler: hired to plant evidence to falsely accuse Phoenix Wright of being a CardSharp.]]

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* The first case of ''ApolloJustice'' ''VisualNovel/ApolloJustice'' has a witness who is a professional CardSharp, [[spoiler: hired to plant evidence to falsely accuse Phoenix Wright of being a CardSharp.]]
28th Jan '16 2:12:56 PM Willbyr
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* Protagonist Allen Walker from ''DGrayMan'' is an expert at cheating in cards due to the horrible experiences with debt he had from being with General Cross.

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* Protagonist Allen Walker from ''DGrayMan'' ''Manga/DGrayMan'' is an expert at cheating in cards due to the horrible experiences with debt he had from being with General Cross.
7th Nov '15 5:19:49 PM nombretomado
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* The Elegant Suit in ''RedDeadRedemption'' gives Marston the ability to do this, pocketing a single card to discreetly swap out at any time whenever it's his deal. Failing at the minigame causes him to lose his ante and initiates a [[ShowdownAtHighNoon duel]] with the player who caught him.
* Twisted Fate and Graves of ''{{LeagueOfLegends}}'' fame met in a card game where they both showed four aces for their final hand. Twisted Fate in particular embodies this trope, as he uses {{DeathDealer}} abilities in battle and has a repertoire of quotes related to gambling.

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* The Elegant Suit in ''RedDeadRedemption'' ''VideoGame/RedDeadRedemption'' gives Marston the ability to do this, pocketing a single card to discreetly swap out at any time whenever it's his deal. Failing at the minigame causes him to lose his ante and initiates a [[ShowdownAtHighNoon duel]] with the player who caught him.
* Twisted Fate and Graves of ''{{LeagueOfLegends}}'' ''VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends'' fame met in a card game where they both showed four aces for their final hand. Twisted Fate in particular embodies this trope, as he uses {{DeathDealer}} DeathDealer abilities in battle and has a repertoire of quotes related to gambling.
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