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PostPosted: Wed Jan 05, 2005 10:59 pm 
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I've just received my Color Monte and am very happy with it. However the cards are wider than I've been practicising with. I've seen reference to poker decks and bridge decks elsewhere. All the decks I've ever seen (notice I'm from Down Under) have been the same width. Can someone spell it all out for me please?

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They should be poker-size...


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Color Monte, and most of the gimmicked cards I've seen, are Poker-sized. It sounds like you may be using Bridge-sized cards. Bridge-sized cards are a little narrower:

Poker-sized cards are 2 1/2" (63.5 mm) wide

Bridge-sized cards are 2 1/4" (57 mm) wide

Both are 3.5" (89 mm) tall

Hope that helps some!


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yeah, i agree, it sounds like you are using bridge size cards


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Thanks everyone - all is clear now. Do I take it that poker players have larger hands than bridge players? :) I suppose that if you interpret "hands" as being "what is held" rather than "what is holding" my poor attempt at humour is probably true! Must do a bit of research on this - sure there's a story there!

Peter


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It's because bridge players have to hold more cards, so narrower cards make it easier.


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Found lots of interesting stuff on the web but I thought this titbit was worth sharing:

"Broad
Where did this slang word for woman come from? Evidently it is not from being broad in the hips as is commonly believed.

Broad originally meant a playing card, especially one used in three card monte. This usage dates to 1781 and may refer to a style of playing deck. In modern card decks, a bridge deck has narrower cards than are found in a poker deck."

Peter


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