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* Though it rarely comes up as a plot point, the lead GIJoe pilot, Capt. Brad Armbruster, didn't get his codename [[AcePilot Ace]] from being a top pilot, but rather from his love of cutthroat poker. His superiors look the other way regarding his gambling habit, since he's not only that good a pilot, he's not really "gambling" at poker since he ''never loses''.

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* Though it rarely comes up as a plot point, the lead GIJoe ComicBook/GIJoe pilot, Capt. Brad Armbruster, didn't get his codename [[AcePilot Ace]] from being a top pilot, but rather from his love of cutthroat poker. His superiors look the other way regarding his gambling habit, since he's not only that good a pilot, he's not really "gambling" at poker since he ''never loses''.


* Matt Damon's character facilitates this role in the ''[[Film/OceansEleven Oceans]]'' trilogy. Also, Brad Pitt and George Clooney clean out a poker school of celebrities in the first movie.

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* Matt Damon's character facilitates this role in the ''[[Film/OceansEleven Oceans]]'' Ocean's]]'' trilogy. Also, Brad Pitt and George Clooney clean out a poker school of celebrities in the first movie.

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** Constance from ''Film/OceansEight'' is first seen robbing unsuspecting tourists from their money using the Three-card Monte con.


* It's card sharp vs. card shark in '''Film/LockStockAndTwoSmokingBarrels'' when card sharp Eddy goes up against "Hatchet" Harry. Harry has someone with binoculars spying on Eddy.

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* It's card sharp vs. card shark in '''Film/LockStockAndTwoSmokingBarrels'' ''Film/LockStockAndTwoSmokingBarrels'' when card sharp Eddy goes up against "Hatchet" Harry. Harry has someone with binoculars spying on Eddy.


* It's card sharp vs. card shark in '''Film/LockStockandTwoSmokingBarrels'' when card sharp Eddy goes up against "Hatchet" Harry. Harry has someone with binoculars spying on Eddy.

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* It's card sharp vs. card shark in '''Film/LockStockandTwoSmokingBarrels'' '''Film/LockStockAndTwoSmokingBarrels'' when card sharp Eddy goes up against "Hatchet" Harry. Harry has someone with binoculars spying on Eddy.


* The Dean, Vernon and Larry in the poker film ''Film/{{Shade}}. Larry tries to cheat a poker game only to lose his mob boss's money (and shortly thereafter his life). [[spoiler:The game was a con to steal the boss's money]]. The Dean and Vernon each use their skills in the film's final hand, with Vernon's three Jack's losing to Dean's three Queens. [[spoiler:It's a con designed to bankrupt Vernon's partners Tiffany and Frank, who had each betrayed him in different ways]].

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* The Dean, Vernon and Larry in the poker film ''Film/{{Shade}}.''Film/{{Shade}}''. Larry tries to cheat a poker game only to lose his mob boss's money (and shortly thereafter his life). [[spoiler:The game was a con to steal the boss's money]]. The Dean and Vernon each use their skills in the film's final hand, with Vernon's three Jack's losing to Dean's three Queens. [[spoiler:It's a con designed to bankrupt Vernon's partners Tiffany and Frank, who had each betrayed him in different ways]].


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* The first case of ''VisualNovel/ApolloJustice'' has a witness who is a professional CardSharp, [[spoiler: hired to plant evidence to falsely accuse Phoenix Wright of being a CardSharp.]] Hilariously, [[spoiler: Phoenix Wright IS a CardSharp, but he's so good that he messes up the hired Card Sharp's plan by recognizing it and then subverting it without anyone noticing!]]






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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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* In ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' Master Payne plays cards with The first case of ''VisualNovel/ApolloJusticeAceAttorney'' has a Wulfenbach soldier witness who is a professional CardSharp, [[spoiler: hired to plant evidence to falsely accuse Phoenix Wright of being a CardSharp.]] Hilariously, [[spoiler: Phoenix Wright IS a CardSharp, but he's so good that he messes up the hired Card Sharp's plan by recognizing it and they ''both'' take to cheating, though Payne seems to be coming out on top before their game gets cut short.then subverting it without anyone noticing!]]



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* Smokescreen of ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers'' possesses a "built-in override wire" that allows him to hack machinery. In his [[ADayInTheLimelight spotlight episode]] he uses this ability to cheat at slot machines and use the winnings to free his captured fellow Autobots.

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* Smokescreen of ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers'' possesses a "built-in override wire" that allows him to hack machinery. In his [[ADayInTheLimelight spotlight episode]] he uses this ability to cheat at slot machines ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' Master Payne plays cards with a Wulfenbach soldier and use the winnings they ''both'' take to free his captured fellow Autobots.
cheating, though Payne seems to be coming out on top before their game gets cut short.




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* Smokescreen of ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers'' possesses a "built-in override wire" that allows him to hack machinery. In his [[ADayInTheLimelight spotlight episode]] he uses this ability to cheat at slot machines and use the winnings to free his captured fellow Autobots.
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* One episode of ''Series/TheLoveBoat'' has a grandfatherly type hustling the crew at gin rummy. They exact revenge by spying on his cards through a porthole and using the ship's public address system to make coded announcements about his hand.

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* The Dean, Vernon and Larry in the poker film ''Film/{{Shade}}. Larry tries to cheat a poker game only to lose his mob boss's money (and shortly thereafter his life). [[spoiler:The game was a con to steal the boss's money]]. The Dean and Vernon each use their skills in the film's final hand, with Vernon's three Jack's losing to Dean's three Queens. [[spoiler:It's a con designed to bankrupt Vernon's partners Tiffany and Frank, who had each betrayed him in different ways]].


* The first case of ''VisualNovel/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 ''VisualNovel/ApolloJustice'' has a witness who is a professional CardSharp, [[spoiler: hired to plant evidence to falsely accuse Phoenix Wright of being a CardSharp.]]]] Hilariously, [[spoiler: Phoenix Wright IS a CardSharp, but he's so good that he messes up the hired Card Sharp's plan by recognizing it and then subverting it without anyone noticing!]]



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*Feodor Dolokhov in ''Literature/WarAndPeace''.


"Card ''Shark''" is a variant of the term which doesn't always imply cheating, just a penchant for playing cards.

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"Card ''Shark''" is a variant of the term which doesn't always imply cheating, just a penchant for playing cards.
cards. Often in the US it refers to the professional gambler who focuses on card games.


* ''Literature/TheWayOfKings'' (first book of ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive''): Yelb, a sailor from Shallan's ship. He plays against cops, and he mentioned that the game isn't who will 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?
* [[Literature/GentlemanBastard Locke Lamora]]. He cheats in the safest gambling place in the world, where the mere act of cheating carries the death penalty.

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* ''Literature/TheWayOfKings'' (first book of ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive''): Yelb, Yalb, a sailor from Shallan's ship. He plays against cops, and he mentioned that the game isn't who will 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?
* [[Literature/GentlemanBastard In the ''Literature/GentlemanBastard'' series, the eponymous Locke Lamora]]. He Lamora successfully cheats in the safest gambling place in the world, where the mere act of cheating carries the death penalty.



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*It's card sharp vs. card shark in '''Film/LockStockandTwoSmokingBarrels'' when card sharp Eddy goes up against "Hatchet" Harry. Harry has someone with binoculars spying on Eddy.



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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.

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