106 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
Oct. 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 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 1
Ace Assembly two methods, not the pure effect
1940 238
Jean Hugard, Frederick Braue A Year in Your Life four digits of named year cut to
Related toVariations 1942 19
A Poker Player's Picnic no-touch, little bit of dealing involved
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1948 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
Related to 1949 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 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 58
Martin Gardner Five Nine King No. 94, card is freely selected, and its mates are found by cutting the deck.
Related toVariations 1950 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")
Variations
1950 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 27
Anthony J. Gugliotta This is Your Life four digits of named year cut to, simplified
Inspired by Dec. 1961
Ibidem (Issue 24)
21
Bob Veeser Acetimation estimation presentation, nail nicked Ace
1964 49
Bill Simon Acetimation estimation presentation, faro setting
1964 51
Edward Marlo Acetimation estimation presentation, faro setting, aces on bottom of packets
1964 52
Harry Lorayne Oh, those Aces! aces start in lap, sucker dealing procedure
1967 69
Allan Ackerman The Spectator Refuses to Cut to the Four Aces
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1970 7
Gerald Kosky Kosky's Card Discovery No. 417, Poker Player's Picnic with four selections
1972 113
Juan Tamariz Poker de Ases! cutting the aces, similar to A Poker Player's Picnic
Related to 1973 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
Cutting the Aces No. 18, cutting and then some dealing, both Aces and Kings are located
Related to 1976 31
Luis Gavilondo Matching "Do As I Do" Poker Player's Picnic done with two packs simultaneously
Inspired byRelated to 1977 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 168
Simon Aronson The Spectator Really Cuts To The Aces four-way forcing deck
VariationsAlso published here 1978 14
Edward Marlo Spectator Cuts And Counts To The ---- set up
1979 329
David Solomon Solomon's Four Card Prediction variation of "Spectator Cuts And Counts To The Aces"
1979 331
Edward Marlo Date Prediction variation of "Spectator Cuts And Counts To The Aces", date on coin is prediction
1979 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 244
Michael Weber Sutured Incision threaded deck, further ideas, inspired by Bob Cassidy book test
Also published here 1984 5
Randy Wakeman The Spectator Cuts to and Turns Over the Aces basically the same as Ackerman's version
Related toVariations 1985 41
Steve Belchou Ace Assembly no-touch, little bit of dealing involved
Related to 1985 27
Michael Weber Sutured Incision threaded deck, further ideas, inspired by Bob Cassidy book test
Also published here 1985 6
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 2
J. W. Sarles Ace Protocol credit information, crimped aces
1989 34
Easy Aces no-touch, little bit of dealing involved
Also published here 1989 39
Randy Wakeman Spectator on Stage
Also published here 1989 75
Randy Wakeman Do You Feel Lucky? using Harry Riser subtlety
Inspired by 1989 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 40
John Bannon Directed Verdict actually "Directed Verdict IV"
Related toVariations 1991 106
John Bannon Directed Verdict II
1991 109
John Bannon Directed Verdict III
Related to 1991 110
John Bannon Directed Verdict V
1991 110
David Harkey Euroaces using pass
1991 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 14
Simon Aronson The Spectator Really Cuts To The Aces four-way forcing deck
Also published here 1994 27
Karl Fulves The Computer Deck No. 9, Poker Player's Picnic handling
Related to 1995 11
Jerry K. Hartman Class Cut spectator cuts off four piles, top card of each is an Ace, extension of Harry Riser subtlety
Inspired byRelated to 1995 143
Edward Marlo According To Veeser Aces are stolen from coat and added to packets one by one
Dec. 1995
Magic (Vol. 5 No. 4)
76
Chad Long The Shuffling Lesson spectator shuffles and cuts and turns over and gets Aces while performer demonstrates the actions with the other half and gets Kings
Related toVariationsAlso published here 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 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 27
Andrew Wimhurst The Spectator Estimates the Aces last card found by magician
Inspired by 1998 11
Steve Mayhew Mayhew's Aces using Riser Subtlety (uncredited)
Also published here 1998
Labyrinth (Issue 8 - Part 1)
4
Jason Alford A Cut Above duplicate Aces
Inspired byRelated to 1998 12
Bill Malone Cut' em High and Tie
Related to 1999 33
Allan Ackerman One Kiss Does It All
Related toVariations 1999 5
Richard Osterlind My Father's Favorite piles made and cards moved around by spectator under performer's direction
1999 33
Remo Pannain Spectator Cuts to Aces for the Umpteenth Time four packets cut off the deck one by one
Related to July 2000
Magic (Vol. 9 No. 11)
78
David Regal Bottoms Up Aces
2002 3
David Regal Deep Guilt Aces gaffed deck
Related toVariations 2002 211
Andy Nyman The Hidden spectator places coin, wallet and watch on table, then cuts to three cards in deck of blank cards with objects written on them, the objects match the three removed items
Inspired byRelated to
  • "Synonymental" (Ed Mellon)
Also published here
2002 25
John Bannon Final Verdict
Variations 2004 55
David Jade, Damien Vapereau No Use Aces Aces dropped onto tabled packets from Tenkai palm as packets are pushed forward one by one
Also published here Feb. 2004
Magic (Vol. 13 No. 6)
73
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 1
Harry Riser Gauging the Aces
Also published here
  • MUM, Aug. 1996
2006 41
Allan Ackerman The Spectator Cuts a.k.a. No Setup Required card removed as prediction, spectator cuts to other three cards, culling sequence
2006 6
Jerry K. Hartman Cutty Shark spectator cuts four piles, Ace on top of each
Inspired byRelated to
  • Precursor (No. LXXIII, March 2000, p.15)
2007 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 206
Miguel Gómez El juego de los cuatro elementos four selected cards are placed on card case and they flip over to reveal the Aces, A Poker Player's Picnic meets Flap Jacks
Inspired byRelated to 2007 54
Benjamin Earl The Gambling Lesson various games played, at the end spectator and performer each find four-of-a-kind
Inspired byVariations Jan. 2009
Gambit (Issue 1)
6
Trevor Lewis Another Card Trick performer has Twos and spectator Aces, Shuffling Lesson type
2009 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 299
Greca Cut and Paced four cut-to cards are predicted
2010 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 155
Steve Belchou, Martin Gardner, Roberto Giobbi Two, Six, Ten card chosen, three piles arranged as in Poker Player's Picnic, on top of the piles are then the mates that match the selection
Inspired by
  • Steve Belchou’s “The Million to One Trick” in "Dragon", Vol. 8, No. 5, 1939.
Related to
2010 83
Andy Nyman The Hidden spectator places coin, wallet and watch on table, then cuts to three cards in deck of blank cards with objects written on them, the objects match the three removed items
Inspired byRelated to
  • "Synonymental" (Ed Mellon)
Also published here
2010 141
Nick Trost It's a Date Poker Player's Picnic type procedure reveals year of birth
2011 584
Nick Trost Gambler's Poker Routine
  • Phase One - Eighteen-Card Poker (uses concept of a morphing Jonah card that changes every phase, three phases)
  • Phase Two - Belchou's Ace Trick (poker player's picnic type Kings location, open Bottom Deal demo followed by Aces deal)
  • Phase Three - The Surprised Gambler (re-deal)
Inspired by
  • Gambler's Luck (Lewis Ganson, 1950)
  • Tony Griffith's "A Demonstration of How to Win at Poker" (Griff on Cards, 1964)
  • Bob Lynn's "The Gambler Routine" (The Mad Mad Mad World of Bob Lynn, 1968)
Related toAlso published here
2011 700
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 18
Justin Higham Easy Spectator-Cuts...
Inspired by 2013 41
Kiko Pastur A Través del Espejo spectator mirrors actions of performer, both end up with four of a kind
Inspired by 2014 174
Michael Weber, Tim Trono False Advertising shuffling lesson presentation, performed to card handling instructions printed on advertising card
Inspired by Mar. 2014
Real Secrets (Vol. 2 No. 24)
1
Chad Long The Shuffling Lesson spectator shuffles and cuts and turns over and gets Aces while performer demonstrates the actions with the other half and gets Kings
(Real Secrets Bonus sheet)
Also published here Mar. 2014
Real Secrets (Vol. 2 No. 24)
3
Steve Mayhew Mayhew's Aces using Riser Gauge Subtlety
Inspired byAlso published here 2014 17
Spectator Cuts to the Aces Procedure with three cards
Related to 2016 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 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 252
Steve Beam More Card Monte deck is cut into five packets, cards are moved around, reveal of Straight Flush
Inspired by 2018 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 byAlso published here 2019 42
Allan Ackerman The Spectator Refuses to Cut to the Four Aces to force four cards
Also published here 2019 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 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 16
Michał Kociołek The Wisdom of Crowds any poker hand named, card selected, then four spectators cut to four cards which together with selection make up named hand
  • The hands
  • From a shuffled deck
Inspired by 2019 41
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 179
Richard Vollmer CardSpeak poker player's picnic version
2021 113
Nancy 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 22
David Jade, Damien Vapereau No Use Aces Aces dropped onto tabled packets from Tenkai palm as packets are pushed forward one by one
Also published here 2022 270
Justin Higham Deal-Cut-Shuffling Lesson spectator shuffles and cuts and turns over and gets Aces while performer demonstrates the actions with the other half and gets Kings
Inspired by 2023 20
Allan Ackerman The Spectator Really Cuts credit information
Also published here 2024 157