155 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Four-of-a-Kind/Aces Effects / Spectator cuts to the Aces
  
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Dr. H. Walter Grote The Harmony of Numbers "An Original Card Divertissement"
several piles made by cutting and saying stop, each pile has ten cards and a Ten spot on top
Related to 1939 The Magic Annual for 1938 and 1939 28
Jean Hugard, Frederick Braue A Year in Your Life four digits of named year cut to
Related to 1942 Miracle Shuffles and Tricks 19
Bob Veeser A Subtlety for the Spectator Cuts the Aces two Aces are on one pile, bluff sequence
1964 Faro Controlled Miracles 46
Edward Marlo Marlo's Four Card Miracle four selections, faro control, cut to the Aces with selections
1964 Faro Controlled Miracles 47
Alton Sharpe Jumping Jacks performer cuts pack into four piles, Jacks on top, then matrix routine with table mat with post card covers
1969 Expert Card Mysteries 145
Edward Marlo Cutting the Aces
1969 Expert Card Mysteries 147
Harry Lorayne To Catch an Ace #1 Lorayne says he didn't do any research, so the methods might not be his
1971 Reputation-Makers 50
Derek Dingle, Edward Marlo To Catch an Ace #2
Inspired by 1971 Reputation-Makers 53
Harry Lorayne To Catch an Ace #3
Related to 1971 Reputation-Makers 56
Harry Lorayne Case Aces Spectator Cuts to the Aces with color changing back kicker of aces
1971 Reputation-Makers 63
Harry Lorayne To Catch an Ace #4
1971 Reputation-Makers 65
Harry Lorayne To Catch an Ace #5
Variations 1971 Reputation-Makers 69
Harry Lorayne To Catch an Ace #5A
1971 Reputation-Makers 71
Harry Lorayne To Catch an Ace #6
Related to 1971 Reputation-Makers 74
Edward Marlo Lead-in Ace Cutting
1971 Kabbala — Volume 1 (Vol. 1 No. 4) 25
Jim Surprise Surprise Aces: Spectator Cuts The Aces
Variations 1972 Card Cavalcade 91
Harry Lorayne Half-Force Aces spectator cuts to the aces, they change to kings, aces produced from anywhere
1973 Rim Shots 23
Harry Lorayne Half-Force Open Prediction three prediction cards, spectator cuts deck into three packets, top cards match
1973 Rim Shots 26
Jerry K. Hartman Overskill II Spectator cuts to Aces, then magician cuts to Aces in different flashy ways
Inspired by 1973 Means & Ends 28
Edward Marlo Another Spectator Cuts the Aces with bluff, two aces end up on same pile
1974 The Unexpected Card Book 209
Edward Marlo Spectator Cuts To Locate Aces spectator cuts four piles, numbers of top cards are counted and every Ace is found
VariationsAlso published here 1976 Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 8) 244
Paul Harris Silver and Aces spectator cuts to the aces and a coin are found under each ace
Related to 1976 The Magic of Paul Harris 49
Edward Marlo A Spectator Unwittingly Cuts to the Aces
Also published here
  • 37th solution in The New Tops (March 1965)
1976 Lecture Notes 1 9
Gene Maze Spectator Aces - new version three methods
1977 Packet Switches (Part Five) 326
Paul Curry Tops Of The Heaps Ace to Four instead of four aces
1977 Special Effects 13
Danny Korem The Spectator Cuts the Four Aces #10,001 two cards as hung cards, two added to bottom after shuffling
1977 Innovative Magic No. 2 13
Allan Ackerman Al Leech's "Posthumous"
1978 Here's My Card 98
Ken Krenzel KK's HHH
1978 The Card Classics of Ken Krenzel 97
Ken Krenzel Variation of To Catch and Ace #6
1978 The Card Classics of Ken Krenzel 89
Gus Southall Dialing the Cards telephone number of spectator dealt out with "the spectator cuts to and counts down to the aces" procedure
1978 Fred Braue on False Deals 33
Edward Marlo Spectator Cuts Aces three methods
Related to 1979 Marlo's Magazine Volume 3 323
Edward Marlo Spectator Cuts U Count variation of "Spectator Cuts And Counts To The Aces", no set up
Variations 1979 Marlo's Magazine Volume 3 326
Harry Lorayne Double Take using pick-up from wrong packets
Variations 1979 Quantum Leaps 214
Karl Fulves Textbook Aces spectator cuts to Aces, then performer, at bottom of piles is Royal Flush
  • Immediate Aces
  • Knockout Poker
1979 The Chronicles (Issue 24) 1298
Stephen Tucker, David Britland Face Card Fantasy with Aces, Kings, Queens and Jacks
Sep. 1979 The Talon (Issue 5) 66
Gene Maze The Spectator Cuts the Aces
1980 The Gene Maze Card Book 49
Gene Maze Cutting Colors color changing back climax
1980 The Gene Maze Card Book 58
Steve Beam Cutting to the Aces spectator cuts and finds two Aces, Aces are cut inside the two halves to find other Aces
1980 Card Tricks from Mount Olympus 15
Jon Racherbaumer, David Solomon Spectator Cuts Off more than he can Choose spectator cuts deck in four packets, after some counting and packet handling aces, queens and kings are turned over
1981 The Lost Pages of the Kabbala 3
Stephen Tucker Fantasia four cards are cut to, which are predicted with miniature cards, cards have different colored back than rest of the deck which is blank on the face too
1981 Spell-Binder (Vol. 1 No. 8) 148
Daryl Martinez Cut to Kill Kings and Aces, further credits see page 55
Related to 1982 The Collected Almanac (Vol. 1 No. 4) 29
David Britland Specututular!
1982 Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. 16) 309
Alex East The musical deck cards with singers, composers and songs, spectator cuts to a matching combination, they transform to another song that is played from music box
Related to 1982 Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. 17) 327
Justin Higham, Stephen Tucker, Pascal Monmoine Pandemonium
  • growing Deck gag (Higham)
  • trouser pocket as servante (Higham)
  • card revelation gag with two spectators selecting the same card (Tucker)
  • five coins travel from hand to hand and then change into one coin (Tucker)
  • Cutting the Aces, Bilis/ Marlo variation idea (Monmoine)
1983 Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. 22) 420
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
Neal Elias Spectator Cuts the Aces as a Prelude
Inspired by 1984 Epoptica (Issue Yearbook) 307
Stephen Tucker Literally Spelling The Aces four cards instead of aces, the cards are from an ABC deck and the four cards spell A-C-E-S
1984 Pabular (Vol. 8 No. 8) 1264
Peter Duffie Face Up Garcia spectator cuts to four cards which change into Aces
Inspired by 1984 Contemporary Card Magic 26
Lou Gallo Incredible Cards and Coins eight coins appear under four Aces
1985 The Collected Almanac (Vol. 3 No. 31, 32 & 33) 335
Harry Lorayne Past Participle deck cut in four packets by spectator, spectator choses top card of one pile, top cards of other piles are used to count down, mates to selection found
1985 Best of Friends — Volume II 406
Bob King Bluff Cut Aces and Kings
Variations 1985 Best of Friends — Volume II 442
Larry Jennings Reaping the Aces I & II two handlings
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1986 The Classic Magic of Larry Jennings 130
Edward Marlo Another Spectator Cuts the Aces
1986 Thirty Five Years Later 43
Roberto Giobbi Der Psychotest spectator cuts deck into four piles, the top four cards match four prediction cards
Also published here 1987 CardPerfect 9
Ken Simmons Simply Cutting to the Aces Aces cut to, optional follow-up in which they are cut into deck again and come back to top
1987 Riffling the Pasteboards — Again! 4
Ken Simmons Another Cutting to the Aces
1987 Riffling the Pasteboards — Again! 5
Larry Jennings Spectator Cuts the Aces #1111 two methods
1988 The Cardwright 102
Larry Jennings Spectator Cuts the Aces Again
1988 The Cardwright 109
Edward Marlo A Problem Posed credit information
  • 35th Method
  • 36th Method
  • 37th Method
  • 38th Method
  • 39th Method
  • 40th Method
  • 41st Method
  • 45th Method (spectator shuffles before the cutting)
VariationsAlso published here
  • The New Tops, Mar. 1965
1988 M.I.N.T. — Volume I 135
Edward Marlo As an Opener
Related toVariationsAlso published here
  • The New Tops, Sep. 1965
1988 M.I.N.T. — Volume I 174
Bob King If At First spectator cuts deck into four piles, top cards are not Aces but instantly change to Aces
Also published here July 1989 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 12 No. 7) 1664
David Regal How in the World?
Oct. 1989 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 12 No. 10) 1698
Edward Marlo Spectator Cuts Aces to Face
1989 So Soon? 27
David Williamson Spectator Cuts the Kings
Also published here 1989 The Minotaur (Vol. 1 No. 2) 10
Bob King If At First spectator cuts deck into four piles, top cards are not Aces but instantly change to Aces
Also published here 1989 Magician Foolers 2
Shigeo Takagi To the Cut
Apr. 1990 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 13 No. 4) 1770
Edward Marlo, Bruce Cervon Spread Cut Aces
1990 Stop Fooling Us Lecture Notes 34
David Solomon Bonus Spectator cuts to four Tens
Also published here 1990 David Solomon T.A.O.M. Convention 16
David Williamson Spectator Cuts the Kings
Also published here 1990 ca. How Magic Works 13
Allan Ackerman The Spectator Cuts Double four packets are cut by spectator, top cards are Kings and bottom cards are Aces
Also published here 1991 Magic Castle Lecture Notes 8
James Swain, Bill Malone Elevator Aces spectator selects four cards which turn out to be the aces, cards are buried but appear on top
Inspired by 1992 Don't Blink 81
Daryl Martinez Spectator Queen, King & Ace Cut Aces on bottom, Kings and Queens on top
Related to 1992 Fechter's Finger Flicking Frolic — Session 1992 12
Christoph Borer A Spectator Ace Cut using flat palm
Nov. 1993 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 16 No. 11) 2284
Larry Jennings リーピングジエーセス (Ripping the Aces) Spectator cuts to the Aces
1993 Larry Jennings's Card Technique 153
Peter Duffie Audience Participation using tabled Pick-Up double lift
1993 Applications 43
Walt Lees A Spectator Cuts the Aces
1993 Profile (Issue 17) 8
Allan Ackerman, Debbie Ackerman The Spectator Cuts Double Aces on bottom, Kings on Top
VariationsAlso published here 1994 Las Vegas Kardma 85
Allan Ackerman, Daryl Martinez The Spectator Cuts Triple Aces on bottom, Kings and Queens on top
Related to 1994 Las Vegas Kardma 89
Justin Higham Spectator Cuts, Magician Delivers
Related to 1994 Roger's Thesaurus 72
Doug Edwards The Spectator Cuts - Again
Dec. 1995 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 18 No. 12) 2584
Bob King This Should Come As A Suprise interesting variation on swindle cut
Dec. 1995 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 18 No. 12) 2590
Bob Veeser, Larry Jennings The Spectator Cuts the Aces
Also published here 1995 Card College — Volume 1 51
Edward Marlo The Ultimate Spectator Cuts the Aces Aces start in card shelf, two methods
1995 M.I.N.T. — Volume II 170
Edward Marlo Spectator Cuts Aces seven methods, some with tabled palm, holding out
Also published here
  • The New Tops, Aug. 1976
1995 M.I.N.T. — Volume II 292
Edward Marlo Spectator Cuts to Locate Aces spectator cuts and values are used to count down to selection
VariationsAlso published here 1995 M.I.N.T. — Volume II 299
Bob King Dazzle Aces direct, first packet cut by performer
1995 Opening Night Magic 6
Paul Harris, Tim Carlson Silver and Aces (revised) spectator cuts to the aces and a coin are found under each ace, featuring "Tim's Industrial Strength Gaff"
Related to 1996 The Art of Astonishment — Book 1 (Issue The Magic of Paul Harris) 75
Neal Elias Ace Cutting Sequence
1996 The Art of Astonishment - Book 1 (Issue The Magic of Paul Harris) 77
James Swain, Bob Farmer The Spectator Cuts to the Aces two versions
1996 Miracles with Cards 74
Justin Higham Spectator Cuts - Magician Delivers
Nov. 1997 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 20 No. 11) 2857
Michael Skinner, William Goodwin New Year's Resolution spectator cuts deck in four piles and selects four cards from second deck, those values are used to count down to the Aces in the four piles
1997 The Ancient Empty Street 3
Christian Scherer Fernseh-Asse performer cuts to the aces one by one
1997 Karten à la carte 34
Bruce Cervon Again, The Spectator Cuts the Four Aces!
1998 Hard-Boiled Mysteries 14
Bruce Cervon The Spectator Cuts the Four Aces Once More II
1998 Hard-Boiled Mysteries 17
Bruce Cervon The Spectator Cuts the Four Aces Once More
1998 Hard-Boiled Mysteries 12
Frank Stefani Jack Attack spectator cuts to four Jacks and finds selection, see "Informant" reference for impromptu version
Inspired byRelated toVariations 1998 Underworld (Issue 8) 102
Karl Fulves Rapid City Aces 203rd Ace related
Inspired by 1998 The Fine Print (Issue 8) 236
Karl Fulves Now Serving cannibal presentation for the trick
Inspired by 1998 The Fine Print (Issue 8) 242
Dave Robertson Spectator Makes Good wrong card found, spectator cuts deck in three piles, same value than selection is on top and wrong card changes into selection
Inspired by
  • Ed Marlo version for Cutting the Aces
1998 Five Times Five — Scotland 80
Andrew Wimhurst Cut Deeper Aces using cut deeper force
1999 Low Down Dirty Tricks 17
David Regal Clean Cut Spectator cut to the Aces
1999 Close-Up & Personal 47
Udo Wächter The Charm of the Queen of Hearts long routine
-spectator cuts to the aces
-the queen of hearts appears
  • the queen of hearts whispers the spectators thought
  • the queen of hearts turns an ace face down
  • the queen of hearts changes into the ace
  • the vanished queen of hearts appears between the aces
  • the queen of hearts and two aces change places in a flash
Inspired by 2000 Concertos for Pasteboard 166
Baltazar Fuentes Spectator Cuts Double II Aces and Tens
Inspired by 2000 I'm Dancing 37
Baltazar Fuentes Spectator Cuts to the Aces three methods
2000 I'm Dancing 41
Karl Fulves Spectator Cuts To Whatever "Three Trix"
also as four-card prediction
2000 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 4) 111
Jerry Mentzer Any Way four packets arrived at, a King (or Queen, two-way out) on top of each
2000 Card File Two 45
Justin Higham Spectator Cuts to Indicate the Aces top cards are used to count down
Inspired by 2001 The Simulation of Miracles 31
Karl Fulves, William P. Miesel Cutting the Aces No. 26
2001 My Best Self-Working Card Tricks 53
Harry Lorayne A Cutting Spectator pick-up from wrong packets
Inspired by 2001 Personal Collection 527
Peter Duffie Spectator Cuts to the Aces
Inspired by 2001 Cards By All Means 4
Peter Duffie Spectator Cuts to the Aces...Plus! four Kings placed aside, spectator cuts four packets, Kings on top, cards placed aside are now Aces
2001 Cards By All Means 5
Paul Cummins, Chad Long No Mercy longer routine, swindle cut the aces
2002 FASDIU II 77
Bob King My Opener
Inspired by 2002 The Breather 3 11
"Magic" Christian Stelzel Prime Cut four cards form spectator's birthday
Inspired by 2002 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 4 57
Herb Zarrow, Roberto Giobbi A Psychological Test spectator cuts deck into four piles, the top four cards match four prediction cards
Inspired by
  • "Matched Revolvers" (Herb Zarrow, Linking Ring, July 1977)
Related toAlso published here
2003 Card College — Volume 5 1139
Steve Belchou, Roberto Giobbi The Poker Player's Royal Flush aces are cut to, royal flush appears as well
Related to 2003 Card College — Volume 5 1298
David Williamson Return of the Kings
Also published here 2003 MagiFest ManiFest 12
Jackie McClements Knocking on Heaven's Door "A trick for Bob Neale"
story trick, Jack, King and Ace of Hearts lost, spectator cuts deck into three piles, three Sixes are on top
Inspired by
  • "A Card Trick with A Message" (Jackie McClements, The Crimp, p. 468)
2004 A Lecture 12
Dai Vernon Cutting The Aces spectator cuts to the Aces, with sucker moves as magician fooler
2006 Prolix (Issue 1) 10
Andi Gladwin Double-header Prediction three selections predicted, spectators cut to their selections
2007 Best of Friends — Volume III 31
Jerry K. Hartman Cut Casher lots of counting involved
2007 Best of Friends — Volume III 420
Nick Trost The Insurance Card II spectator cuts to four cards, initial selection completes straight flush, two versions
2008 Subtle Card Creations — Volume 1 109
Manuel Montes Cortando por los ases - versión por descarga
2008 El Manuscrito (Vol. 1 No. 4) 58
Steven Youell +1 spectator cuts to four cards, performer cuts to one higher each, with Si Stebbins variation
2009 Weapons of Mass Deception 12
Tom Stone, Harry Riser Glitching the Aces
2011 Maelstrom 223
Harry Lorayne SCAM "Spectator Cuts Aces Method"
with repeat explanation of "To Catch an Ace #6"
Related to 2011 Special Effects 118
Harry Lorayne All For(ce) One Loryane Force application, spectators point to position in deck and divide the deck into four sections that way, Aces on faces
2011 Special Effects 183
Allan Ackerman Predetermined Cutting unknown card pocketed, spectator names card, he cuts deck in four piles to a three-of-a-kind and an indifferent card, named card to complete quartet removed from pocket
Variations 2012 The Cardjurer 65
Allan Ackerman Impromptu Predetermined Cutting no-stack handling
Inspired by 2012 The Cardjurer 69
John Guastaferro Book of Clues
2013 Discoveries & Deceptions 15
Edward Marlo, Paul Vigil A Modified Marlo Sequence three cards
Inspired by 2014 Classic Fantastic 55
Tomas Blomberg, Jack Parker Jack's Trick spectator cuts deck into four packets, a Queen is placed on each packet, they assemble on one packet, then it is shown that spectator also cut to the Aces
2014 Blomberg Laboratories 254
József Kovács Or... The magician and a helper bury the four kings in the deck. The two of them later cut to the four kings.
2015 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 10 105
Steve Beam Tradeoffs Four kings are lost in the pack. The magician and a helper cut the cards to locate them.
2015 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 10 107
Esteban del Acebo Esteban's Aces Spectator cuts to the four aces.
2015 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 10 111
Dani DaOrtiz Semi-Automatic Ace Production Spectator chooses where to cut the pack to separate it into packets. The top card of each packet is an ace.
Related to
  • "How to Have Someone Think of a Card and Guess What it is" (Horatio Galasso, Giochi de Carte, 1593)
  • Second Method (Unknown, 1876)
2015 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 10 120
Ben Train In-Need-Of-A-Clever-Name Aces 4-ace production
Related to 2015 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 9 30
Ben Train Still-Searching-For-A-Title Aces Spectator cuts to the aces.
Inspired by 2015 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 9 32
Harry Lorayne, Bob Veeser Fake Turnover from wrong packet
2015 JawDroppers! 34
Pit Hartling The Right Kind of Wrong four values cut to in one deck are used to count down to named four-of-a-kind in second deck
2016 In Order to Amaze 178
Larry Jennings Reaping the Aces I
Related to 2016 In Order to Amaze 181
Roberto Giobbi 1371 spectator cuts to Ace, Three, Seven, Ace for the year in which playing cards are first mentioned
2016 Hidden Agenda (Issue Feb 16) 51
Roberto Giobbi Hofzinser's Glove presentational idea
2016 Hidden Agenda (Issue Mar 26) 90
Christoph Borer, Edward Marlo I Cut to the Aces
Inspired by 2016 21 242
Joseph Barry Flying with Balloons magician or spectator cuts to the Aces
Inspired by
  • Marlo's methods in New Tops
2017 Operandi (Issue 2) 17
Allan Hagen X X X X spectator cuts to her four-digit PIN code
2017 Serendipity 26
Harry Lorayne Hail HaLo to Aces and Kings
Inspired by 2017 JawDroppers! Two 104
Johnny Thompson, Larry Jennings, Edward Marlo Spectator Cuts to the Aces
Related to 2018 The Magic of Johnny Thompson (Issue 1) 168
Herb Zarrow Reaping the Aces I Finesse
Inspired by 2018 The Magic of Johnny Thompson (Issue 1) 169
Herb Zarrow, Johnny Thompson Zarrow Translating Deck spectator answers some questions, performer apparently removes four cards according to answers, spectator cuts to the four mates
Inspired by
  • "Matched Revolvers" (Herb Zarrow, Linking Ring, July 1977)
Related toAlso published here
  • "The Translating Deck" (MUM, Sept. 1995)
2018 The Magic of Johnny Thompson (Issue 1) 187
David Solomon Spectator Cuts U Count - Circa 2014 variation of "Spectator Cuts And Counts To The Aces"
Inspired by 2018 Solomon's Secrets 173
Giancarlo Scalia Destiny spectator cuts off small packet, then he cuts four piles and top cards are all the same and corresponding to amount of initial packet
Related to 2018 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 11 197
Harry Lorayne Royal Take Royal Flush version
Inspired by 2018 And Finally! 207
Allan Ackerman, Tony Picasso, Fenik Your Lucky Day spectator names a card, cutting estimation by spectator, he eventually cuts to his named card, then a four packet monte routine is done and the matching three-of-a-kind show up
Inspired by
  • "Cardboard Keyboard" (Terry LaGerould, Pasteboard Presentations II, 2001)
2019 Card Theater 104
Henok Negash Luck vs Skill spectator cuts to four random cards which the performer changes into Aces one by one, then the spectator does cut to the Aces
Inspired by May 2020 Elixir (Vol. 3 No. 1 Part 1 (Spring #2)) 203