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7th Dec '17 7:13:37 AM GuyIncog
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* The fourth episode ("Replacements") of ''Series/BandOfBrothers'' has Lt. Buck Compton playing darts - and losing badly - against some of the titular replacement soldiers. As soon as the replacements agree to a wager, however, a fellow veteran asks Buck [[IAmNotLeftHanded if he's going to keep shooting lefty all night]]. Buck scores a bullseye with his first shot after switching hands.
10th Oct '17 8:11:56 AM ChronoLegion
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* An early scene in ''Film/OceansEleven'' has Danny and Rusty hustling a group of actors, who are complete amateurs at poker.
24th Sep '17 9:20:22 AM nombretomado
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* In the ''[[BattleTechExpandedUniverse [=BattleTech=]]]'' novel ''By Blood Betrayed'', protagonist Harley Rassor finds out in person that being subjected to this is practically an informal rite of passage for new recruits to the mercenary unit Able's Aces -- like him. The idea isn't so much to relieve them of their money (although that ''can'' happen, a win is a win) as to see how long it takes them to figure out the scam and how they react once they do.

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* In the ''[[BattleTechExpandedUniverse ''[[Franchise/BattleTechExpandedUniverse [=BattleTech=]]]'' novel ''By Blood Betrayed'', protagonist Harley Rassor finds out in person that being subjected to this is practically an informal rite of passage for new recruits to the mercenary unit Able's Aces -- like him. The idea isn't so much to relieve them of their money (although that ''can'' happen, a win is a win) as to see how long it takes them to figure out the scam and how they react once they do.
14th Sep '17 1:09:35 AM GrammarNavi
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* In an episode of ''{{Jonas}} LA'', Macy pulled this off on Nick and Kevin during a game of golf.

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* In an episode of ''{{Jonas}} ''Series/{{Jonas}} LA'', Macy pulled this off on Nick and Kevin during a game of golf.
5th Sep '17 3:23:04 PM AuraXtreme
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* In ''Disney/BigHero6'', Hiro does this in an illegal underground bot-fight. He first loses a game with a small bet and comes across as...well, a kid trying to play in the big leagues. Then he makes a big bet and ''completely annihilates'' his opponent's bot. Since this is an illegal underground fight, though, his opponent is ''not happy'' with being hustled, leading to a chase sequence.

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* In ''Disney/BigHero6'', Hiro does this in an illegal underground bot-fight. He first loses a game with a small bet and comes across as...well, a kid trying to play in the big leagues. Then he makes a big bet (before his opponent can take the winnings from the betting tray, so his opponent's bet constitutes all the money he'd lost and then some) and ''completely annihilates'' his opponent's bot. Since this is an illegal underground fight, though, his opponent is ''not happy'' with being hustled, leading to a chase sequence.


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-->'''Girl:''' ''(to London) "Nice watch. Wanna play some cards?"
-->'''Maddie:''' [[TaughtByExperience Don't do it!]] She'll have the hotel within the hour.
17th Aug '17 3:37:50 PM Medinoc
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* Happened to Nanny Ogg in ''Discworld/WitchesAbroad'', playing the card game [[{{Calvinball}} Cripple Mr Onion]] against a group of young men on a riverboat. Then they tried it on Granny Weatherwax. She managed to beat them without even ''cheating'', just [[{{Metagame}} using headology]].

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* Happened to Nanny Ogg in ''Discworld/WitchesAbroad'', playing the card game [[{{Calvinball}} Cripple Mr Onion]] against a group of young men on a riverboat. Then they tried it on Granny Weatherwax. She managed to beat them without even ''cheating'', just [[{{Metagame}} using headology]].headology]] (and some magic to destroy their cheating aids).
9th Apr '17 3:13:01 PM NegiSpongie
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* In beginning of an episode of ''WesternAnimation/ThePenguinsOfMadagascar'', the gang of sewer rats do this to the penguins with a game of ice hockey.
7th Apr '17 3:41:02 PM nombretomado
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''One game of [[{{Poker}} Wicked Grace]] later''\\

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''One game of [[{{Poker}} [[TabletopGame/{{Poker}} Wicked Grace]] later''\\
11th Mar '17 11:21:15 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** Snake hustles Homer this way in three-card-Monte. Marge, being somewhat GenreSavvy here, realizes Snake's accomplice is likely his brother. (And then does something few marks, for some reason, ever consider - revealing the two other cards to show everyone that all three are the same.)

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** Snake hustles Homer this way in three-card-Monte. Marge, being somewhat GenreSavvy here, Marge realizes Snake's accomplice is likely his brother. (And then does something few marks, for some reason, ever consider - revealing the two other cards to show everyone that all three are the same.)
2nd Feb '17 8:25:24 PM MadCat221
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* In the ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' episode "Time's Arrow", Data finds himself stranded in Earth's past in San Fransisco in the 1800s. How does he make some quick money for means of acquisition? Hustle some card sharks who assume he's "fresh off the boat". Not only can the android card-count like no organic sentient could ever hope to, not only does he have the ultimate poker-face, but the sharks ''let him deal'', and a previous episode established he [[CardSharp has the ability to stack a deck]] more quickly than the human eye can see. Needless to say, Data cleaned house.

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* In the ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' episode "Time's Arrow", Data finds himself stranded in Earth's past in San Fransisco in the 1800s. How does he make some quick money for means of acquisition? Hustle some card sharks who assume he's "fresh off the boat". Not only can the android card-count like no organic sentient could ever hope to, not only does he have the ultimate poker-face, but the sharks ''let him deal'', and a previous episode established he [[CardSharp has the ability to stack a deck]] more quickly than the human eye can see. Needless to say, Data cleaned house.
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