The scam relied upon the professional card sharps
Aspinall and Burke had played at the tables.
Ringleader Lopez, of Wimbledon in south-west London, also wrote a manual for the other card sharps
with instructions on how to carry out the top hatting cheat and obtain false identification papers.
and Bucket Shops: Gambling in Nineteenth-Century America, by Ann Fabian.
Poker is like the Nature Channel,'' Damon's Mike explains as we see a table full of card sharps
draining the bank accounts of a couple of rookies.
For an excellent discussion of the middle class's ambivalence toward risk-taking and gambling in the nineteenth century, see Ann Fabian's new book, Card Sharps
, Dream Books, and Bucket Shops: Gambling in Nineteenth Century America, (Ithaca, 1990).
Most recently at Court TV, Todd developed the pilot for their new series "Takedown", which uses a team of magicians and card sharps
to test a casino's security system.
ONE of the world's most notorious card sharps
has been jailed after conning EUR3,000-a -night out of casinos during a three-year spree.
DUBLIN is the new poker capital of Europe, according to international card sharps
The king of the card sharps
though, has to be referee Rob Styles.
Any number of card sharps
, gamblers, writers and poker players have laid claim to this succinct, but accurate, summary of life at the baize tables.
Mick Johnson's card sharps
had due revenge though denting their host's cribbage title hopes while keeping alive their own, but 'Muda' are still favourites.
Det Con Andy Lawless (left) and Det Ins Paul Kennedy at the launch of Bridgend's new anti-credit card fraud scheme.
I'M not exactly an authority on artificial intelligence - though I bow to no-one when it comes to genuine thickness - but even I could have told boffins that a poker-playing computer would be no match for real card sharps
This Saturday the league's card sharps
meet at Coton Libs for the cribbage individual championships.
The two former world champion snooker stars joined a host of big-time card sharps