125 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Four-of-a-Kind/Aces Effects / Production / Miscellaneous
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Joe Berg The Convexed Aces Experiment No. 6 - cards are lost and found, aces are bridgedVariations Card Control 156
Arthur H. Buckley The Aces and the Chosen Card Experiment No. 30 - aces are lost, selection appears on top and changes to aces, repeated three times Card Control 190
Edward Marlo Four-Ace Opener packets are held face to face, aces appear thereRelated to Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 5 134
Unknown Four-Ace Production Deck placed in pocket, can extract and locate four Aces Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 30
Al Leech A Reverse Discovery Aces put in deck, Kings found, Aces reversed Card Man Stuff 21
Charles Hudson Sorcerer's Seven II cards are shuffled and cards from 8 to As removed, shuffled again and picture cards removed, then with the number seven all quartets are counted to The Cardiste (Issue 4) 9
Harry Lorayne Coincidentally Yours three four of a kinds are produced via some layout and counting procedureVariations Close-up Card Magic 44
Bill Simon Challenge Aces ace of spades is placed aside and keeps reappearing, change into four different aces Close-up Card Magic 201
Edward Marlo Ace Producer two halves rubbed face to face, aces appear (sleeve aces) The K. M. Move 17
Al Leech Two Hands: Four Aces "sleeve Aces"Variations Super Card Man Stuff 37
Harry Lorayne Any Four of a Kind strategy for producing any four of a kind named by spectator while only setting up 3 sets My Favorite Card Tricks 41
Harry Lorayne The Indicator procedure to set up a four of a kind for spelling from a shuffled deckVariations Deck-Sterity 62
Edward Marlo Quadruple Match selection is matched with three mates, edgemarked deck Riffle Shuffle Finale (Issue Riffle Finale) 6
Edward Marlo The Named Four cutting to any four of a kind called for, edgemarked Riffle Shuffle Finale (Issue Riffle Finale) 9
Peter Kane Tetradism (1) Matching the Cards with freely chosen card
(2) all four-of-a-kinds produced
A Card Session with Peter Kane 19
Roy Walton Liberty The Devil's Playthings 40
Paul Swinford Quadrivium new deck order, faro More Faro Fantasy 19
Henry Christ Tally-Ho! spelling using words on card caseRelated to Reputation-Makers 115
Karl Fulves No Sliding four aces produced, 5th ace produced, previous aces are now kings, extensionInspired by The Book of Numbers - Supplementary Notes 10
Harry Lorayne The Fantastic Deal Jog red/black separation except named quartet (aka "The Great Divide") The Great Divide 1
Harry Lorayne You Can't Go Wrong kind of Quick Coincidence with bad methos The Great Divide 8
Frank Garcia Unique Discovery aces are produced, two turn over, selection found on the way Super Subtle Card Miracles 55
Harry Lorayne HaLo Mates Rim Shots 140
Frank Thompson Any Ace Spell spelling to any ace called forRelated to Rim Shots 122
Jerry K. Hartman Overskill II Spectator cuts to Aces, then magician cuts to Aces in different flashy waysInspired by
  • "A Problem Posed, 38th Method" (Ed Marlo, The New Tops, March 1965, p. 24)
Means & Ends 28
Edward Marlo Masterful Mix Up cards mixed face up and face down, performer instantly pushed out four Aces, three methods The Unexpected Card Book 85
Edward Marlo The Quick Cull Miracle three methods The Unexpected Card Book 245
Paul Curry The Red And The Black spectator arrange the deck, cards are in red/black pairs except the aces. Paul Curry Presents 53
Harry Lorayne, Stephen Minch A Lunar Fating "Coincidentally Yours" with tarot cardsInspired by The Book of Thoth 35
Harry Lorayne Tally-Ho Ace Locator spelling using words on card case to find aces Afterthoughts 139
Harry Lorayne, Frank Thompson Snappy Flush Royal Flush productionInspired byVariations Afterthoughts 44
Harry Lorayne Easy Indicator procedure to set up a four of a kind for spelling from a shuffled deck, simplified methodInspired by Afterthoughts 59
Karl Fulves Novelty 4-Ace Production an ace is sandwiched between indifferent cards and placed in deck, another ace rises sideways, it's turned perpendicular, pushed in an rises out as different ace Methods with Cards - Part 1 68
Al Leech, Francis Carlyle Al Leech Discovery of the Aces Inspired by The Magic of Francis Carlyle 78
Edward Marlo Face Up Aces Extended longer routine combination Marlo's Magazine Volume 2 304
Edward Marlo In Place of Double Lifts - First Effect losing, production of red aces, transpo Marlo's Magazine Volume 2 265
Edward Marlo Variations on Double Vanish & Recovery two aces change color, other aces are found again, different methodsRelated to Marlo's Magazine Volume 2 191
Philip T. Goldstein Impolite Aces cutting to the red aces, they change into the black aces and the red ones are found reversed in the deck Scattershot 18
Terry LaGerould Pseudometry Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 2, No. 12) 282
Albert Charra "I'm Lucky" a bit of pile making and dealing requiredVariations Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 2, No. 6) 211
Harry Lorayne An Amazing Revelation-Display one-hand revelation-display of eight cards Quantum Leaps 95
Harry Lorayne "Counters" aces and kings found by various indicator cards, faro Quantum Leaps 202
Brian Glover Transpo Aces Pabular (Vol. 5, No. 2) 642
Charles Hudson Apocalypse Variaions Or Additions Inspired by Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 3, No. 4) 328
Father Cyprian Roll Your Own without rollingInspired by The Elegant Card Magic of Father Cyprian 51
Harry Lorayne Quadruple Jeopardy after some counting a layout of two four of a kinds is there, or even 3 (see Afterthoughts) Best of Friends 83
Frank Garcia Aces at Chosen Numbers The Close-up Magic of Frank Garcia - Part I 59
Terry LaGerould The Nickel Knows spelling using words on coin leads to all 5s, using a coinInspired by Best of Friends 334
John Murray Spectacular Prediction Coincidence The Close-up Magic of Frank Garcia - Part I 73
Douglas A. Wicks Rembrandt Aces aces are "painted" on rubber back of close up pad Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 6, No. 9) 820
Mike Bornstein Paint-On Aces aces painted on surface Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 6, No. 9) 821
C. W. Stanford Detex cards reversed with one-handed cut, aces shown with straight flush around them in deck Bertram on Sleight of Hand 237
Edward Marlo Application to an Effect "Sleeve Aces" - handling Marlo's Magazine Volume 5 137
Ken Klosterman A Whole Lot of Money producing four Aces and loading a coin under each one Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 8, No. 12) 1149
Louis Falanga Second Routine four kings are found, transform into the aces as a climax Lake Tahoe Card Magic 41
John Riggs Aces for Airheads off-beat cutting the aces, four random cards on top, when position of packets are changed, aces appear on top of the packets The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 15) 258
Richard Vollmer Earthly Powers selected card and four aces are found, antifaro "programming"Related to Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 11, No. 6) 1503
Harry Lorayne Unearthly Powers Inspired by Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 11, No. 7) 1520
Karl Fulves Ace Glue four dabs of "ace glue" put on jacket, jumbo cards sprung on performer, Aces glue on jacket, posed as problem
- Version-X, with named four-of-a-kind, then igloo crashes on stage (!)
Interlocutor (Issue 48) 204
Doug Edwards This, too, shall pass using riffle pass Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 12, No. 11) 1712
Simon Lovell Four Ace Opener Series of color changes between black and red Aces, end with all four Aces on table Close Up Magic To Tapdance To 69
Karl Fulves Rivalry black kings catch two Aces, then red kings catch four Aces and previously found aces between black kings are goneInspired by Quick Card Tricks 16
Harry Lorayne, Edward Marlo, Jay Sankey The Pop-Up Ace Pyramid forming a pyramid with a banded deck, four of a kind revelation Trend Setters 80
Ken Krenzel The Condensed Aces Four spot is produced and splits in Twos, then in Aces, two methods, one with two double facersVariations Close-up Impact! 43
Ron Ferris, Harry Lorayne Poker Face four Royal Flushs are produced Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 14, No. 2) 1887
Roger A. Golde How Classics are Born! Inspired by Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 14, No. 11) 1993
Richard Vollmer Mr. Koenig's Tapestry dealing a 4x4 squareVariations Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 14, No. 3) 1902
Karl Fulves Optimum Opener: Annexed Aces using "Riffle Shuffle Control" to control a selection and cull the aces from shuffled deck, negative cull 28 Card Tricks 30
John Morgan All Out new pack order finale Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 15, No. 5) 2074
Doug Edwards The Ace You Say two aces are produced, changed, reproduced Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 15, No. 10) 2132
Tom Daugherty Choices Inspired by Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 15, No. 12) 2153
Stephen Tucker Find the Ladies four Queens are predicted and found Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 15, No. 8) 2108
Chris Kenner Paint by Numbers triumph with 4 Royal Flush climax, which are "painted" on rubber back of close up pad Totally Out Of Control 140
Philip T. Goldstein Four Sure mates & four of a kind are found with dice, mathematical Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 17, No. 7) 2380
Peter Duffie Just for Starters Inspired by Duffie's Card Compulsions 56
Peter Duffie Re-Scan Variant using spelling Duffie's Card Compulsions 223
Peter Duffie The Self-Seekers Duffie's Card Compulsions 213
Michael Goldman The Magic Nines production/location combo Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 18, No. 12) 2587
Joe Rindfleisch Oh, That Magnetic Ace Of Spades Ace of Spades collects other aces Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 19, No. 3) 2619
Al Leech, Earl Nelson, Edward Marlo Aces Off the Cuff two black Aces are produced, transform into red two Aces and reappear from the sleeves, "sleeve aces"Inspired by Card College - Volume 2 265
Michael Close Flushed With Success Royal Flush is found in deck via stack and faros, for memorized deck, Aronson Stack onlyRelated to Workers Number 5 132
Karl Fulves Improv Aces four kings lost in deck reversed one by one, spread on table, kings are next to the matching aces, with stack handling Blocking Off 139
Jack Carpenter Quick Slick performer cuts to ace of spades, he cuts to ace of spades again, tabled ace is now remaining three AcesInspired by The Expert's Portfolio No. 1 56
Peter Duffie Return to St. Nicholas Red Aces appear between two Jokers, Jokers then change into black Aces (first published as Harlequinesque in Imagine)Inspired byRelated toVariations Effortless Card Magic 23
Iain Girdwood Girdwood Meets St. Nicholas Black Aces appear between two Jokers, Jokers then change into red AcesInspired byRelated to Effortless Card Magic 26
Peter Duffie Effortless Count-Down Kings cut and lost into the deck, deck is dealt into four piles by spectator, top cards are Ace Two Three Four, count down the values to find the KingsInspired by Effortless Card Magic 56
Peter Duffie Men-Aces Two cards selected and lost, red Aces produced, then two black Aces reverse in the deck, trapping face-up selections Effortless Card Magic 58
Larry Jennings, Bruce Cervon Revealment triumph & dealing thing Hard-Boiled Mysteries 138
Andrew Wimhurst, Harry Lorayne The Awesome Foursome producing mates of two selected cards Down Under Deals 23
Chad Long The Tweezers two jokers as tweezers find two aces, then jokers turn into acesRelated to The Trapdoor - Volume Three (Issue 67) 1364
James Swain The Explosion three four of a kinds 21st Century Card Magic 68
James Swain Miraculous several four of a kinds are produced 21st Century Card Magic 46
James Swain The Tale of Titanic Thompson on top of anitfaroed packets is Royal Flush 21st Century Card Magic 26
Steve Mayhew, Toby Wessel Burn Out Your Blind Eyes without looking four cards are removed from the deck, eventually they change to aces Impressing Jodie Foster 5
Jack Carpenter Blind Lemon Aces aces lost in deck and produced from right hand ("not this hand, the other hand")Related toAlso published here Impressing Jodie Foster 10
Joshua Jay That's the Hard Part All three mates of selected card found, along with four Kings. Deck ends up separated by color.Also published here Magic Atlas 76
Joshua Jay Cascading Queens Selection lost in deck. Four Queens produced, cards cascade down and selection is left in magician's handInspired by
  • "Andrus Card Cascade" (Jerry Andrus, Kurious Kards, 1973)
Magic Atlas 78
Andrew Wimhurst, Harry Lorayne The Awesome Foursome producing three mates of two selected cards Jiggery Pokery 6
Masao Atsukawa 4Aと4Kの出現 (Appearance of 4A and 4K) Production of four Aces and four Kings - Ace of Spades and Diamonds sandwich Hearts and Spades, then four Aces sandwich four Kings カードの島 13
Karl Fulves Four on a Die No. 34, two dice used to find four-of-a-kindInspired by New Self-Working Card Tricks 50
Unknown Dialing the Future No. 45, four cards chosen by dealing to first four digits of phone number, they are predicted or the Aces New Self-Working Card Tricks 65
David Regal High & Dry spectator shuffles yet magician deals aces on top of packets Constant Fooling 1 101
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser The Four Aces aces produced, then sixteen more aces produced, duplicate aces Hofzinser's Card Tricks 39
Davide Costi Oscar Wilde Aces - Presentation patter Close-Up Elegance by Davide Costi 103
David Acer Splittant Aces Magician visually splits a red Two and black Two into four Aces Random Acts of Magic 36
Jack Carpenter Blind Lemon Aces aces lost in deck and produced from right hand ("not this hand, the other hand")Related to Pasteboard Palette 33
Unknown Revelment Bruce Cervon's Castle Notebooks - Volume 1 24
Del Ray, Dai Vernon Aces found a little improvisation Bruce Cervon's Castle Notebooks - Volume 1 46
Kevin Ho Collectors: Redux Flourishy location of three selections, and at the same time producing the four Queens (inspired by Daniel Madison's The Mayhem Theory) Smooth Operations 34
Richard Vollmer, Roberto Giobbi Tally-Ho aces found by spelling out words from card case Confidences 25
Benjamin Earl Blinded by The Hand four aces located with "other" hand Ramsay-styleRelated toAlso published here Less is More 3 4
Benjamin Earl Wide Awake Scream two of four lost aces travel to pockets, one ace appears in spectator's hands and deck vanishes leaving last aceAlso published here Less is More 3 5
Benjamin Earl Four Packet Flow four ace production, "impressionistically" coming from different parts of the deck Also published here Less is More 3 7
Benjamin Earl Real Ace Cutting thoughts on cutting four aces from a shuffled deck
- Method/approach/philosophy
- Technical Notes
- Performance Notes
- Final Thoughts
Also published here Less is More 3 25
Justin Higham The 75% Production Locating / producing a four-of-a-kind via improvisation

- Performance
- End Notes
- Culling in Advance
- Non-Linear Culling
- Shuffling After Culling
- Recycling Knowledge
- The Key to Improvisation
Related to The 75% Production and The Trick With No Method 1
Justin Higham Other Approaches - Leaving the selection till last
- Without a selection
- Pseudo-Memory Presentation
- 100% Production
- 50% Production
- Other 50% Productions
- 50% Ambitious Production
Related to The 75% Production and The Trick With No Method 6
Michael Weber Many Tekel Deck riffle shuffled, but any four of a kind can be produced Old Dog 3
Pit Hartling Top of the Heaps named four-of-a-kind comes to top of four piles In Order to Amaze 122
Pit Hartling A Riffle Culling Demonstration named four-of-a-kind to top In Order to Amaze 130
Pit Hartling Identity four random card reversed in spread instantly transform into selections, then back In Order to Amaze 150
So Sato Quartet Shuffle four piles, spectator shuffles in various ways, four of a kind with down-under-deal found, Mass Destruction StackingInspired by
  • "Time Cumbersome Down-Under" (Hideo Kato, PALM Vol. 19, 2001)
The Secrets of So Sato 126
Benjamin Earl Finding Four Aces with Framework deck vanishes except four aces or four-of-a-kind matching selectionRelated to Eye Candy 5
Benjamin Earl Blinded by the Hand four aces located with "other" hand Ramsay-styleRelated toAlso published here Less is More 69
Benjamin Earl Wide Awake Scream two of four lost aces travel to pockets, one ace appears in spectator's hands and deck vanishes leaving last aceInspired by
  • "Shock Treatment" (Jackie McClements, 1994 Notes)
Also published here
Less is More 71
Benjamin Earl The Resourceful Professional gambling routine
1. Shuffle Location/Culling
2. False Dealing
3. Stacking
4. Card Mucking/Switching
5. Shuffle Tracking
6. Four-of-a-Kind Location
Less is More 110