Even the best poker face won't work against a new superhuman cardsharp
To the spirit of his great-grandmother, a hard-drinking cardsharp
in the next world to whom he comes for help, he says, "I have no excuses.
Sometimes this takes the form of inveigling a bed at a friend's house and refusing to leave ('Steelman'), sometimes it involves a scheme to con a Scottish couple out of a meal with a down-at-heel demeanour and fake accent ('Steelman's Pupil'), and sometimes it means out-bluffing a cardsharp
('A Gentleman Sharper and Steelman Sharper').
Lincoln is a reformed cardsharp
, a onetime expert at the three-card monte scam.
- Credit Card Sized Pocket Knife - Outsells Leading Knife Rivals Worldwide.
We have the aforementioned betting opportunities, but we can also count on frost sheets, big races transferred at a moment's notice, racedays shuffled as though by a cardsharp
, clerks of the course available at any hour to give a considered opinion of prospects.
The mysterious cardsharp
uses his skills as a professional gambler in Las Vegas and gives the cash to hard-up families.
Seventy-five years later, hagiographic historians are still covering for a cardsharp
who dealt a hand that is still plundering the public and centralizing power.
Bill Maynard is a drifter and a professional cardsharp
who plans on staying in town only long enough to get his teeth fixed, but he ends up conning his way into a professional social circle, a weekly card game, and a legitimate job for which he actually has an aptitude.
Meanwhile his friend has gotten into trouble with a cardsharp
and his thugs--and the two find themselves facing new challenges that affect old friendships, too.
The cards were so distinctively crinkled and stained, a cardsharp
could have easily identified them from the back.
At a time when many casinos had mob connections, Summers gained notoriety as the best cardsharp