cards and a newspaper \n ace cutting method used for newspaper prediction \n arthur johnson
1935
the jinx
Arthur Johnson

Cards and a Newspaper

1935

The Jinx
(Issue 13)

63



the fourace merry mix up \n no. 16, spectator cuts deck into four piles, then various displacements à la poker player's picnic are made, aces shown on top of the piles \n caryl s. fleming
1935
card tricks that are easy to learn, easy to do
Caryl S. Fleming

The FourAce Merry Mix Up

1935

Card Tricks that are Easy to Learn, Easy to Do

19



effect no. 2 \n spectator cuts to the aces with single cut, crosscut force with two aces on top and bottom at start \n u. f. grant
1936
the gambler's expose act
U. F. Grant

Effect No. 2

1936

The Gambler's Expose Act

1



ace assembly \n two methods, not the pure effect \n unknown
1940
expert card technique
Unknown

Ace Assembly

1940

Expert Card Technique

238



a year in your life \n four digits of named year cut to \n jean hugard \n frederick braue \n a poker player's picnic \n unknown \n just in time v2.0.4 (selfworking) \n fritz alkemade \n benjamin earl
1942
miracle shuffles and tricks
Jean Hugard, Frederick Braue

A Year in Your Life

Related to

1942

Miracle Shuffles and Tricks

19



a poker player's picnic \n notouch, little bit of dealing involved \n unknown \n the weigle aces \n oscar weigle \n matching "do as i do" \n luis gavilondo \n ace assembly \n steve belchou \n the tarot touch \n anthony raven \n spectator cuts to indicate the aces \n justin higham \n belchou's aces \n steve belchou \n easy aces \n unknown \n poker player's picnic plus \n harapan ong \n donald chung \n the computer deck \n karl fulves \n poker player's dine out (没大没小) \n g \n swimmers \n john scarne \n five nine king \n martin gardner \n stoned soul picnic \n john bannon \n just in time v2.0.4 (selfworking) \n fritz alkemade \n benjamin earl \n picnic under the stars \n nathan colwell \n a presentation for belchou's aces \n david regal
1948
the royal road to card magic
Unknown

A Poker Player's Picnic

Related toVariations Matching "Do As I Do" (Luis Gavilondo, 1977)
 The Tarot Touch (Anthony Raven, 1976)
 Spectator Cuts to Indicate the Aces (Justin Higham, 2001)
 Poker Player's Picnic Plus (Harapan Ong, Donald Chung, 2018)
 Poker Player's Dine Out (没大没小) (G, 2015)
 Stoned Soul Picnic (John Bannon, 2021)
 Just in Time v2.0.4 (selfworking) (Fritz Alkemade, Benjamin Earl, 2019)
 Picnic Under the Stars (Nathan Colwell, 2021)
 A Presentation for Belchou's Aces (David Regal, 2022)
Also published here

1948

The Royal Road to Card Magic

16



five nine king \n card chosen, three piles arranged as in poker player's picnic, on top of the piles are then the mates that match the selection \n martin gardner
1949
52 amazing card tricks
Martin Gardner

Five Nine King

1949

52 Amazing Card Tricks

11



swimmers \n no. 31, deck is cut into four, cards are moved around in long procedure, reveal four aces. procedure repeated, reveal four kings. \n john scarne \n four card monte \n steve beam \n more card monte \n steve beam \n a poker player's picnic \n unknown \n steve belchou, the dragon, june 1939
1950
scarne on card tricks
John Scarne

Swimmers

Related toVariations

1950

Scarne on Card Tricks

56



the weigle aces \n no. 32, procedure like poker player's picnic until last packet reveals a three, count down to face up ace \n oscar weigle \n a poker player's picnic \n unknown
1950
scarne on card tricks
Oscar Weigle

The Weigle Aces

Related to

1950

Scarne on Card Tricks

58



five nine king \n no. 94, card is freely selected, and its mates are found by cutting the deck. \n martin gardner \n a poker player's picnic \n unknown \n belchou's aces \n steve belchou \n single stack \n steve beam \n quadruple stack \n steve beam
1950
scarne on card tricks
Martin Gardner

Five Nine King

Related toVariations

1950

Scarne on Card Tricks

176



gambler's luck \n poker player's picnic type kings location, open bottom deal demo followed by aces deal \n lewis ganson \n "tops four aces" (paul clive's "card tricks without skill") \n "the honest gambler" (walter b. gibson's "professional magic for amateurs")
1950
routined manipulation — part one
Lewis Ganson

Gambler's Luck

Inspired by "Tops Four Aces" (Paul Clive's "Card Tricks Without Skill")
 "The Honest Gambler" (Walter B. Gibson's "Professional Magic for Amateurs")

1950

Routined Manipulation — Part One

71



belchou's aces \n poker player's picnic, four aces found via dealing and transferring cards between four piles, credited to steve belchou \n steve belchou \n a poker player's picnic \n unknown \n five nine king \n martin gardner
1956
mathematics, magic and mystery
Steve Belchou

Belchou's Aces

Related to

1956

Mathematics, Magic And Mystery

27



acetimation \n estimation presentation, nail nicked ace \n bob veeser
1964
faro controlled miracles
Bob Veeser

Acetimation

1964

Faro Controlled Miracles

49



acetimation \n estimation presentation, faro setting \n bill simon
1964
faro controlled miracles
Bill Simon

Acetimation

1964

Faro Controlled Miracles

51



acetimation \n estimation presentation, faro setting, aces on bottom of packets \n edward marlo
1964
faro controlled miracles
Edward Marlo

Acetimation

1964

Faro Controlled Miracles

52



oh, those aces! \n aces start in lap, sucker dealing procedure \n harry lorayne
1967
decksterity
Harry Lorayne

Oh, those Aces!

1967

DeckSterity

69



the spectator refuses to cut to the four aces \n \n allan ackerman \n the spectator cuts to and turns over the aces \n randy wakeman \n misplace your bets \n michael powers \n the spectator refuses to cut to the four aces \n allan ackerman
1970
magic mafia effects
Allan Ackerman

The Spectator Refuses to Cut to the Four Aces

Related toVariationsAlso published here

1970

Magic Mafia Effects

7



poker de ases! \n cutting the aces, similar to a poker player's picnic \n juan tamariz \n a poker player's picnic \n unknown
1973
aprenda ud. magia
Juan Tamariz

Poker de Ases!

Related to

1973

Aprenda Ud. Magia

33



spectator cuts to and turns the aces \n \n neal elias
1975
hierophant
Neal Elias

Spectator Cuts to and Turns the Aces

1975

Hierophant
(Issue 7 Resurrection Issue)

39



spectator cuts to and turns the aces \n four methods \n edward marlo
1975
hierophant
Edward Marlo

Spectator Cuts to and Turns the Aces

1975

Hierophant
(Issue 7 Resurrection Issue)

39



the spectator cuts to & turns over the aces \n \n edward marlo
1976
kabbala — volume 3
Edward Marlo

The Spectator Cuts to & Turns Over the Aces

1976

Kabbala — Volume 3
(Vol. 3 No. 9)

124



cutting the aces \n no. 18, cutting and then some dealing, both aces and kings are located \n unknown \n abcd \n karl fulves
1976
selfworking card tricks
Unknown

Cutting the Aces

Related to

1976

SelfWorking Card Tricks

31



matching "do as i do" \n poker player's picnic done with two packs simultaneously \n luis gavilondo \n a poker player's picnic \n unknown \n the shuffling lesson \n chad long
1977
matching the cards
Luis Gavilondo

Matching "Do As I Do"

Inspired byRelated to

1977

Matching the Cards

19



how to cut the aces \n spectator cuts deck into four piles on a tray, topological swindle in which tray is turned around so that it looks like the cards come from all four piles instead of just two \n karl fulves \n martin gardner
1977
the magic book
Karl Fulves, Martin Gardner

How to Cut the Aces

1977

The Magic Book

168



the spectator really cuts to the aces \n fourway forcing deck \n simon aronson \n the spectator really cuts to the aces \n simon aronson
1978
the card ideas of simon aronson
Simon Aronson

The Spectator Really Cuts To The Aces

Also published here

1978

The Card Ideas of Simon Aronson

14



spectator cuts and counts to the  \n set up \n edward marlo
1979
marlo's magazine volume 3
Edward Marlo

Spectator Cuts And Counts To The 

1979

Marlo's Magazine Volume 3

329



solomon's four card prediction \n variation of "spectator cuts and counts to the aces" \n david solomon
1979
marlo's magazine volume 3
David Solomon

Solomon's Four Card Prediction

1979

Marlo's Magazine Volume 3

331



date prediction \n variation of "spectator cuts and counts to the aces", date on coin is prediction \n edward marlo
1979
marlo's magazine volume 3
Edward Marlo

Date Prediction

1979

Marlo's Magazine Volume 3

331



poker player's picnic \n \n steve belchou
1981
intermagic
Steve Belchou

Poker Player's Picnic

Jan. 1981

Intermagic
(Vol. 7 No. 4)

138



spectator's ace cutting \n twelve methods, some where the spectator turn over the aces, some quadrupel stop effects, for 11th method see page 284 \n edward marlo
1984
marlo's magazine volume 5
Edward Marlo

Spectator's Ace Cutting

1984

Marlo's Magazine Volume 5

244



sutured incision \n threaded deck, further ideas, inspired by bob cassidy book test \n michael weber
1984
side effects
Michael Weber

Sutured Incision

1984

Side Effects

5



the spectator cuts to and turns over the aces \n basically the same as ackerman's version \n randy wakeman \n the spectator refuses to cut to the four aces \n allan ackerman \n spectator cuts a run of seven \n justin higham \n easy spectatorcuts... \n justin higham
1985
formula one closeup
Randy Wakeman

The Spectator Cuts to and Turns Over the Aces

Related toVariations

1985

Formula One CloseUp

41



ace assembly \n notouch, little bit of dealing involved \n steve belchou \n a poker player's picnic \n unknown
1985
the fred braue notebooks
Steve Belchou

Ace Assembly

Related to

1985

The Fred Braue Notebooks
(Issue 4)

27



spectator on stage \n \n randy wakeman \n spectator on stage \n randy wakeman \n do you feel lucky? \n randy wakeman
1987
apocalypse
Randy Wakeman

Spectator on Stage

VariationsAlso published here

June 1987

Apocalypse
(Vol. 10 No. 6)

1357



spectator really cuts to and turns over the aces \n spectator cuts off four packets while performer holds deck
 adding to the effect (having kings at bottoms of each packet as kicker) \n ken simmons
1988
guarded secrets revealed!
Ken Simmons

Spectator Really Cuts to and Turns Over the Aces

1988

Guarded Secrets Revealed!

2



ace protocol \n credit information, crimped aces \n j. w. sarles
1989
prototype
J. W. Sarles

Ace Protocol

1989

Prototype

34



easy aces \n notouch, little bit of dealing involved \n unknown \n a poker player's picnic \n unknown
1989
easytodo card tricks for children
Unknown

Easy Aces

Also published here

1989

EasytoDo Card Tricks for Children

39



spectator on stage \n \n randy wakeman \n spectator on stage \n randy wakeman
1989
randy wakeman presents
Randy Wakeman

Spectator on Stage

Also published here

1989

Randy Wakeman Presents

75



do you feel lucky? \n using harry riser subtlety \n randy wakeman \n spectator on stage \n randy wakeman
1989
randy wakeman presents
Randy Wakeman

Do You Feel Lucky?

Inspired by

1989

Randy Wakeman Presents

77



misplace your bets \n performer cuts to fourofakind one by one, spectator cuts small packet onto each card, top cards shown to be same fourofakind, bottom cards changed to twos or something else, two effect variations \n michael powers \n the spectator refuses to cut to the four aces \n allan ackerman
1990
top secret stuff
Michael Powers

Misplace Your Bets

Inspired by

1990

Top Secret Stuff

40



directed verdict \n actually "directed verdict iv" \n john bannon \n spectator cuts the aces three ways \n john bannon \n andy (the jerx) \n spectator cuts, magician delivers \n justin higham \n class cut \n jerry k. hartman
1991
smoke and mirrors
John Bannon

Directed Verdict

Related toVariations

1991

Smoke and Mirrors

106



directed verdict ii \n \n john bannon
1991
smoke and mirrors
John Bannon

Directed Verdict II

1991

Smoke and Mirrors

109



directed verdict iii \n \n john bannon \n left side double deal \n jack avis
1991
smoke and mirrors
John Bannon

Directed Verdict III

Related to

1991

Smoke and Mirrors

110



directed verdict v \n \n john bannon
1991
smoke and mirrors
John Bannon

Directed Verdict V

1991

Smoke and Mirrors

110



euroaces \n using pass \n david harkey
1991
simply harkey
David Harkey

Euroaces

1991

Simply Harkey

214



f.f.f.f. \n four selections lost, spectator cuts deck in four piles, aces on top, selection found in another cutoff packet as well \n aldo colombini \n randy wakeman effect as performed on ffff
1994
the closeup magic of aldo colombini
Aldo Colombini

F.F.F.F.

Inspired by Randy Wakeman effect as performed on FFFF

1994

The CloseUp Magic of Aldo Colombini

14



the spectator really cuts to the aces \n fourway forcing deck \n simon aronson \n the spectator really cuts to the aces \n simon aronson
1994
bound to please
Simon Aronson

The Spectator Really Cuts To The Aces

Also published here

1994

Bound to Please

27



the computer deck \n no. 9, poker player's picnic handling \n karl fulves \n a poker player's picnic \n unknown
1995
easy magic
Karl Fulves

The Computer Deck

Related to

1995

Easy Magic

11



class cut \n spectator cuts off four piles, top card of each is an ace, using riser subtlety (uncredited) \n jerry k. hartman \n directed verdict \n john bannon \n cut, man! do! \n jerry k. hartman
1995
after craft
Jerry K. Hartman

Class Cut

Inspired byRelated to

1995

After Craft

143



the shuffling lesson \n spectator shuffles and cuts and turns over \n chad long \n luck versus skill \n r. paul wilson \n chad long \n chad long's "shuffling lesson" into a partial stack \n denis behr \n the gambling lesson \n benjamin earl \n matching "do as i do" \n luis gavilondo \n twophase shuffling lesson \n justin higham \n a través del espejo \n kiko pastur \n die chad long shuffle sequenz \n alexander de cova
1996
the art of astonishment — book 3
Chad Long

The Shuffling Lesson

Related toVariations

1996

The Art of Astonishment — Book 3
(Issue Astonishing Friends)

299



trick of the ages \n spectator cuts to cards which duplicate a chosen date \n mickey macdougall
1997
the fred braue notebooks
Mickey MacDougall

Trick of the Ages

1997

The Fred Braue Notebooks
(Issue 8)

20



cutting ten \n packets cut off deck by spectators who should aim for ten cards, top cards turn out to be the tens \n david solomon \n bonus \n david solomon
1997
solomon's mind
David Solomon

Cutting Ten

Also published here

1997

Solomon's Mind

27



the spectator estimates the aces \n last card found by magician \n andrew wimhurst \n marlo miracle aces \n edward marlo
1998
down under deals
Andrew Wimhurst

The Spectator Estimates the Aces

Inspired by

1998

Down Under Deals

11



mayhew's aces \n using riser subtlety (uncredited) \n steve mayhew
1998
labyrinth
Steve Mayhew

Mayhew's Aces

1998

Labyrinth
(Issue 8  Part 1)

4



cut' em high and tie \n \n bill malone \n credits, corrections, and clarifications \n jamy ian swiss
1999
21st century card magic
Bill Malone

Cut' em High and Tie

Related to

1999

21st Century Card Magic

33



one kiss does it all \n \n allan ackerman \n the spectator really cuts \n allan ackerman
1999
classic handlings
Allan Ackerman

One Kiss Does It All

Variations

1999

Classic Handlings

5



my father's favorite \n piles made and cards moved around by spectator under performer's direction \n richard osterlind
1999
dynamic mysteries
Richard Osterlind

My Father's Favorite

1999

Dynamic Mysteries

33



bottoms up aces \n \n david regal
2002
constant fooling 1
David Regal

Bottoms Up Aces

2002

Constant Fooling 1

3



deep guilt aces \n gaffed deck \n david regal \n spectator cuts the aces \n erik nordvall
2002
constant fooling 2
David Regal

Deep Guilt Aces

Variations

2002

Constant Fooling 2

211



final verdict \n \n john bannon
2004
dear mr. fantasy
John Bannon

Final Verdict

2004

Dear Mr. Fantasy

55



spectator cuts the aces \n nongaffed deep guilt aces, spectator cuts the deck into four piles and top card of each pile is an ace \n erik nordvall \n deep guilt aces \n david regal \n the spectator refuses to cut to the four aces \n allan ackerman
2006
erik nordvall lecture notes asia 2006
Erik Nordvall

Spectator Cuts the Aces

Inspired byRelated to

2006

Erik Nordvall Lecture Notes Asia 2006

1



gauging the aces \n \n harry riser \n mum, aug. 1996
2006
secrets of an escamoteur
Harry Riser

Gauging the Aces

Also published here

2006

Secrets of an Escamoteur

41



cutty shark \n spectator cuts four piles, ace on top of each \n jerry k. hartman \n precursor (no. lxxiii, march 2000, p.15) \n "spectator cuts to the poker aces" (michael demarco, precursor, no. lxviii, march 1999, p. 4) \n quartered and drawn \n jerry k. hartman
2007
card dupery
Jerry K. Hartman

Cutty Shark

Inspired byRelated to Precursor (No. LXXIII, March 2000, p.15)

2007

Card Dupery

202



cutter's last hand \n spectator cuts four piles, ace on top of each, see references on “cutty shark” (p. 202) \n jerry k. hartman
2007
card dupery
Jerry K. Hartman

Cutter's Last Hand

2007

Card Dupery

206



the gambling lesson \n various games played, at the end spectator and performer each find fourofakind \n benjamin earl \n the shuffling lesson \n chad long \n coincidence at any number \n giancarlo scalia
2009
gambit
Benjamin Earl

The Gambling Lesson

Inspired byVariations

2009

Gambit
(Issue 1)

6



another card trick \n performer has twos and spectator aces, shuffling lesson type \n trevor lewis
2009
routines matter
Trevor Lewis

Another Card Trick

2009

Routines Matter

24



quadruplication \n top cards of four packets match prediction after poker player's picnic type dealing procedure \n nick trost \n "the dragon prediction" (jerry lucas, championship card tricks, harry lorayne, 1973)
2009
subtle card creations — volume 2
Nick Trost

Quadruplication

Inspired by "The Dragon Prediction" (Jerry Lucas, Championship Card Tricks, Harry Lorayne, 1973)

2009

Subtle Card Creations — Volume 2

299



cut and paced \n four cutto cards are predicted \n greca
2010
semiautomatic card tricks — volume 8
Greca

Cut and Paced

2010

SemiAutomatic Card Tricks — Volume 8

60



luck versus skill \n multiple phase gambling themed routine with cutting the high card culminating in a variation of "shuffling lesson" \n r. paul wilson \n chad long \n the shuffling lesson \n chad long
2010
semiautomatic card tricks — volume 8
R. Paul Wilson, Chad Long

Luck Versus Skill

Inspired by

2010

SemiAutomatic Card Tricks — Volume 8

155



the bank plays poker \n top card change into aces after shown indifferent, with sarles's handling of bankerbroker move \n j. w. sarles \n given the slip \n dai vernon
2012
prolix
J. W. Sarles

The Bank Plays Poker

Related to

2012

Prolix
(Issue 10)

636



aces low \n ackerman/wakeman type \n justin higham
2012
nonautomatic card tricks
Justin Higham

Aces Low

2012

NonAutomatic Card Tricks

18



easy spectatorcuts... \n \n justin higham \n the spectator cuts to and turns over the aces \n randy wakeman
2013
bold and illogical card moves
Justin Higham

Easy SpectatorCuts...

Inspired by

2013

Bold and Illogical Card Moves

41



a través del espejo \n spectator mirrors actions of performer, both end up with four of a kind \n kiko pastur \n the shuffling lesson \n chad long
2014
el puente invisible
Kiko Pastur

A Través del Espejo

Inspired by

2014

El Puente Invisible

174



spectator cuts to the aces procedure \n with three cards \n unknown \n the spectator refuses to cut to the four aces \n allan ackerman
2016
the performance pieces & divertissements of the famous handsome jack, etc.
Unknown

Spectator Cuts to the Aces Procedure

Related to

2016

The Performance Pieces & Divertissements of the Famous Handsome Jack, etc.

103



spectator cuts the aces three ways \n directed verdict by john bannon, but provides three very different ways of presenting the same trick
 the ocean's eleven version
 the creepy child version (prediction of four cards cut to)
 spectator cuts their future (prediction of four cards cut to) \n john bannon \n andy (the jerx) \n directed verdict \n john bannon \n applied cartomancy \n andy (the jerx)
2016
the jerx
John Bannon, Andy (The Jerx)

Spectator Cuts The Aces Three Ways

Inspired byRelated to

2016

The Jerx

27



four card monte \n deck is cut into four packets, cards are moved around in long procedure, reveal four of a kind \n steve beam \n swimmers \n john scarne
2018
semiautomatic card tricks — volume 11
Steve Beam

Four Card Monte

Inspired by

2018

SemiAutomatic Card Tricks — Volume 11

252



more card monte \n deck is cut into five packets, cards are moved around, reveal of straight flush \n steve beam \n swimmers \n john scarne
2018
semiautomatic card tricks — volume 11
Steve Beam

More Card Monte

Inspired by

2018

SemiAutomatic Card Tricks — Volume 11

257



threepart harmony \n  dealing with it
performer produces the kings, spectator cuts four piles on table, a king is placed on each pile, they assemble on one pile, aces are found on other piles \n john bannon \n "vivace" (aldo colombini, carlos vaquera, baroque cards, 2006)
2018
genii
John Bannon

ThreePart Harmony

Inspired by "Vivace" (Aldo Colombini, Carlos Vaquera, Baroque Cards, 2006)

May 2018

Genii
(Vol. 81 No. 5)

64



the spectator really cuts \n credit information \n allan ackerman \n one kiss does it all \n allan ackerman
2019
card theater
Allan Ackerman

The Spectator Really Cuts

Inspired by

2019

Card Theater

42



the spectator refuses to cut to the four aces \n to force four cards \n allan ackerman \n the spectator refuses to cut to the four aces \n allan ackerman
2019
tesseract
Allan Ackerman

The Spectator Refuses to Cut to the Four Aces

Also published here

2019

Tesseract

62



chaos \n four number cards used to generate fourdigit number that is put in calculator, another number is subtracted, final result is nine and the four nines are shown to be at top of four previously cutoff packets \n michael powers \n keith randolph
2019
tesseract
Michael Powers, Keith Randolph

Chaos

2019

Tesseract

218



just in time v2.0.4 (selfworking) \n after shuffling, spectator cuts the deck into three piles. after some dealing, reveal the three top cards to tell the current time. uses a ben earl sequence inspired by poker player's picnic \n fritz alkemade \n benjamin earl \n a poker player's picnic \n unknown \n a year in your life \n jean hugard \n frederick braue
2019
just in time
Fritz Alkemade, Benjamin Earl

Just in Time v2.0.4 (selfworking)

Inspired byRelated to

2019

Just in Time

16



cut, stop, shuffle \n spectator cuts off a third, then deals some card in a second pile, then shuffles the last third, each packet turned over and they have written on them "cut/stop/shuffle here" \n andi gladwin
2020
the boy who cried magic
Andi Gladwin

Cut, Stop, Shuffle

2020

The Boy Who Cried Magic

179



cardspeak \n poker player's picnic version \n richard vollmer
2021
sharing secrets
Richard Vollmer

CardSpeak

2021

Sharing Secrets

113



picnic under the stars \n poker's player's picnic, spectator gets to choose how many cards to deal off the top at first for each pile \n nathan colwell \n "the laws of magic" (allan zola kronzek, grandpa magic, 2018) \n a poker player's picnic \n unknown
2021
lorem ipsum
Nathan Colwell

Picnic Under the Stars

Inspired by

2021

Lorem Ipsum

22


