82 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Four-of-a-Kind/Aces Effects / Spectator cuts to and turns over the Aces
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Arthur Johnson Cards and a Newspaper ace cutting method used for newspaper prediction
1935 The Jinx (Issue 13) 63
Caryl S. Fleming The Four-Ace Merry Mix Up 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
1935 Card Tricks that are Easy to Learn, Easy to Do 19
U. F. Grant Effect No. 2 spectator cuts to the Aces with single cut, cross-cut force with two Aces on top and bottom at start
1936 The Gambler's Expose Act 1
Unknown Ace Assembly two methods, not the pure effect
1940 Expert Card Technique 238
Jean Hugard, Frederick Braue A Year in Your Life four digits of named year cut to
Related to 1942 Miracle Shuffles and Tricks 19
Unknown A Poker Player's Picnic no-touch, little bit of dealing involved
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1948 The Royal Road to Card Magic 16
Martin Gardner Five Nine King card chosen, three piles arranged as in Poker Player's Picnic, on top of the piles are then the mates that match the selection
1949 52 Amazing Card Tricks 11
John Scarne Swimmers No. 31, Deck is cut into four, cards are moved around in long procedure, reveal four Aces. Procedure repeated, reveal four Kings.
Related toVariations 1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 56
Oscar Weigle The Weigle Aces No. 32, Procedure like Poker Player's Picnic until last packet reveals a Three, count down to face up Ace
Related to 1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 58
Martin Gardner Five Nine King No. 94, card is freely selected, and its mates are found by cutting the deck.
Related toVariations 1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 176
Lewis Ganson Gambler's Luck poker player's picnic type Kings location, open Bottom Deal demo followed by Aces deal
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
Steve Belchou Belchou's Aces Poker Player's Picnic, four Aces found via dealing and transferring cards between four piles, credited to Steve Belchou
Related to 1956 Mathematics, Magic And Mystery 27
Bob Veeser Acetimation estimation presentation, nail nicked Ace
1964 Faro Controlled Miracles 49
Bill Simon Acetimation estimation presentation, faro setting
1964 Faro Controlled Miracles 51
Edward Marlo Acetimation estimation presentation, faro setting, aces on bottom of packets
1964 Faro Controlled Miracles 52
Harry Lorayne Oh, those Aces! aces start in lap, sucker dealing procedure
1967 Deck-Sterity 69
Allan Ackerman The Spectator Refuses to Cut to the Four Aces
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1970 Magic Mafia Effects 7
Juan Tamariz Poker de Ases! cutting the aces, similar to A Poker Player's Picnic
Related to 1973 Aprenda Ud. Magia 33
Neal Elias Spectator Cuts to and Turns the Aces
1975 Hierophant (Issue 7 Resurrection Issue) 39
Edward Marlo Spectator Cuts to and Turns the Aces four methods
1975 Hierophant (Issue 7 Resurrection Issue) 39
Edward Marlo The Spectator Cuts to & Turns Over the Aces
1976 Kabbala — Volume 3 (Vol. 3 No. 9) 124
Unknown Cutting the Aces No. 18, cutting and then some dealing, both Aces and Kings are located
Related to 1976 Self-Working Card Tricks 31
Luis Gavilondo Matching "Do As I Do" Poker Player's Picnic done with two packs simultaneously
Inspired byRelated to 1977 Matching the Cards 19
Karl Fulves, Martin Gardner How to Cut the Aces 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
1977 The Magic Book 168
Edward Marlo Spectator Cuts And Counts To The ---- set up
1979 Marlo's Magazine Volume 3 329
David Solomon Solomon's Four Card Prediction variation of "Spectator Cuts And Counts To The Aces"
1979 Marlo's Magazine Volume 3 331
Edward Marlo Date Prediction variation of "Spectator Cuts And Counts To The Aces", date on coin is prediction
1979 Marlo's Magazine Volume 3 331
Steve Belchou Poker Player's Picnic
Jan. 1981 Intermagic (Vol. 7 No. 4) 138
Edward Marlo Spectator's Ace Cutting twelve methods, some where the spectator turn over the aces, some quadrupel stop effects, for 11th method see page 284
1984 Marlo's Magazine Volume 5 244
Michael Weber Sutured Incision threaded deck, further ideas, inspired by Bob Cassidy book test
1984 Side Effects 5
Randy Wakeman The Spectator Cuts to and Turns Over the Aces basically the same as Ackerman's version
Related toVariations 1985 Formula One Close-Up 41
Steve Belchou Ace Assembly no-touch, little bit of dealing involved
Related to 1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 4) 27
Randy Wakeman Spectator on Stage
VariationsAlso published here June 1987 Apocalypse (Vol. 10 No. 6) 1357
Ken Simmons Spectator Really Cuts to and Turns Over the Aces spectator cuts off four packets while performer holds deck
  • Adding to the Effect (having Kings at bottoms of each packet as kicker)
1988 Guarded Secrets Revealed! 2
J. W. Sarles Ace Protocol credit information, crimped aces
1989 Prototype 34
Unknown Easy Aces no-touch, little bit of dealing involved
Also published here 1989 Easy-to-Do Card Tricks for Children 39
Randy Wakeman Spectator on Stage
Also published here 1989 Randy Wakeman Presents 75
Randy Wakeman Do You Feel Lucky? using Harry Riser subtlety
Inspired by 1989 Randy Wakeman Presents 77
Michael Powers Misplace Your Bets performer cuts to four-of-a-kind one by one, spectator cuts small packet onto each card, top cards shown to be same four-of-a-kind, bottom cards changed to Twos or something else, two effect variations
Inspired by 1990 Top Secret Stuff 40
John Bannon Directed Verdict actually "Directed Verdict IV"
Related toVariations 1991 Smoke and Mirrors 106
John Bannon Directed Verdict II
1991 Smoke and Mirrors 109
John Bannon Directed Verdict III
Related to 1991 Smoke and Mirrors 110
John Bannon Directed Verdict V
1991 Smoke and Mirrors 110
David Harkey Euroaces using pass
1991 Simply Harkey 214
Aldo Colombini F.F.F.F. four selections lost, spectator cuts deck in four piles, Aces on top, selection found in another cut-off packet as well
Inspired by
  • Randy Wakeman effect as performed on FFFF
1994 The Close-Up Magic of Aldo Colombini 14
Karl Fulves The Computer Deck No. 9, Poker Player's Picnic handling
Related to 1995 Easy Magic 11
Chad Long The Shuffling Lesson spectator shuffles and cuts and turns over
Related toVariations 1996 The Art of Astonishment — Book 3 (Issue Astonishing Friends) 299
Mickey MacDougall Trick of the Ages spectator cuts to cards which duplicate a chosen date
1997 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 8) 20
David Solomon Cutting Ten packets cut off deck by spectators who should aim for ten cards, top cards turn out to be the Tens
Also published here 1997 Solomon's Mind 27
Andrew Wimhurst The Spectator Estimates the Aces last card found by magician
Inspired by 1998 Down Under Deals 11
Steve Mayhew Mayhew's Aces using Riser Subtlety (uncredited)
1998 Labyrinth (Issue 8 - Part 1) 4
Bill Malone Cut' em High and Tie
Related to 1999 21st Century Card Magic 33
Allan Ackerman One Kiss Does It All
Variations 1999 Classic Handlings 5
Richard Osterlind My Father's Favorite piles made and cards moved around by spectator under performer's direction
1999 Dynamic Mysteries 33
David Regal Bottoms Up Aces
2002 Constant Fooling 1 3
David Regal Deep Guilt Aces gaffed deck
Variations 2002 Constant Fooling 2 211
John Bannon Final Verdict
2004 Dear Mr. Fantasy 55
Erik Nordvall Spectator Cuts the Aces Non-gaffed Deep Guilt Aces, spectator cuts the deck into four piles and top card of each pile is an Ace
Inspired byRelated to 2006 Erik Nordvall Lecture Notes Asia 2006 1
Harry Riser Gauging the Aces
Also published here
  • MUM, Aug. 1996
2006 Secrets of an Escamoteur 41
Jerry K. Hartman Cutty Shark spectator cuts four piles, Ace on top of each
Inspired by
  • "Spectator Cuts to the Poker Aces" (Michael DeMarco, Precursor, No. LXVIII, March 1999, p. 4)
Related to
  • Precursor (No. LXXIII, March 2000, p.15)
  • "Quartered and Drawn" (Jerry K. Hartman, After Craft, 1995, p. 142)
2007 Card Dupery 202
Jerry K. Hartman Cutter's Last Hand spectator cuts four piles, Ace on top of each, see references on “Cutty Shark” (p. 202)
2007 Card Dupery 206
Benjamin Earl The Gambling Lesson various games played, at the end spectator and performer each find four-of-a-kind
Inspired byVariations 2009 Gambit (Issue 1) 6
Trevor Lewis Another Card Trick performer has Twos and spectator Aces, Shuffling Lesson type
2009 Routines Matter 24
Nick Trost Quadruplication top cards of four packets match prediction after Poker Player's Picnic type dealing procedure
Inspired by
  • "The Dragon Prediction" (Jerry Lucas, Championship Card Tricks, Harry Lorayne, 1973)
2009 Subtle Card Creations — Volume 2 299
Greca Cut and Paced four cut-to cards are predicted
2010 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 8 60
R. Paul Wilson, Chad Long Luck Versus Skill multiple phase gambling themed routine with cutting the high card culminating in a variation of "Shuffling Lesson"
Inspired by 2010 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 8 155
J. W. Sarles The Bank Plays Poker top card change into Aces after shown indifferent, with Sarles's handling of Banker-Broker move
Related to 2012 Prolix (Issue 10) 636
Justin Higham Aces Low Ackerman/Wakeman type
2012 Non-Automatic Card Tricks 18
Justin Higham Easy Spectator-Cuts...
Inspired by 2013 Bold and Illogical Card Moves 41
Kiko Pastur A Través del Espejo spectator mirrors actions of performer, both end up with four of a kind
Inspired by 2014 El Puente Invisible 174
Unknown Spectator Cuts to the Aces Procedure with three cards
Related to 2016 The Performance Pieces & Divertissements of the Famous Handsome Jack, etc. 103
John Bannon, Andy (The Jerx) Spectator Cuts The Aces Three Ways 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)
Inspired byRelated to 2016 The Jerx 27
Steve Beam Four Card Monte deck is cut into four packets, cards are moved around in long procedure, reveal four of a kind
Inspired by 2018 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 11 252
Steve Beam More Card Monte deck is cut into five packets, cards are moved around, reveal of Straight Flush
Inspired by 2018 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 11 257
John Bannon Three-Part Harmony
  • 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
Inspired by
  • "Vivace" (Aldo Colombini, Carlos Vaquera, Baroque Cards, 2006)
May 2018 Genii (Vol. 81 No. 5) 64
Allan Ackerman The Spectator Really Cuts credit information
Inspired by 2019 Card Theater 42
Allan Ackerman The Spectator Refuses to Cut to the Four Aces to force four cards
Also published here 2019 Tesseract 62
Michael Powers, Keith Randolph Chaos four number cards used to generate four-digit 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 cut-off packets
2019 Tesseract 218
Fritz Alkemade, Benjamin Earl Just in Time v2.0.4 (self-working) 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
Inspired byRelated to 2019 Just in Time 16
Andi Gladwin Cut, Stop, Shuffle 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"
2020 The Boy Who Cried Magic 179
Richard Vollmer CardSpeak poker player's picnic version
2021 Sharing Secrets 113
Nathan Colwell Picnic Under the Stars Poker's Player's Picnic, spectator gets to choose how many cards to deal off the top at first for each pile
Inspired by 2021 Lorem Ipsum 22