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Joe Berg The Convexed Aces Experiment No. 6 - cards are lost and found, aces are bridged varied by "Convex Control" (Woody Aragon, 2011) 1946 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 3 times 1946 Card Control 190
Edward Marlo Four-Ace Opener packets are held face to face, aces appear there see also "The Elusive Jacks" (Edward Marlo, 1972) 1948/27 Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 5 134
Unknown Four-Ace Production Deck placed in pocket, can extract and locate four Aces 1949 Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 30
Al Leech A Reverse Discovery Aces put in deck, Kings found, Aces reversed 1953 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 1957 The Cardiste (Issue 4) 9
Harry Lorayne Coincidentally Yours three four of a kinds are produced via some layout and counting procedure varied by "A Lunar Fating" (Harry Lorayne & Stephen Minch, 1974) 1962 Close-up Card Magic 44
Bill Simon Challenge Aces ace of spades is placed aside and keeps reappearing, change into 4 different aces 1962 Close-up Card Magic 201
Edward Marlo Ace Producer two halves rubbed face to face, aces appear (sleeve aces) 1962 The K. M. Move 17
Al Leech Two Hands: Four Aces "sleeve Aces" varied by "Just for Starters" (Peter Duffie, 1995),
"Aces Off the Cuff" (Al Leech & Earl Nelson & Edward Marlo, 1996)
1965 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 1965 My Favorite Card Tricks 41
Harry Lorayne The Indicator procedure to set up a four of a kind for spelling from a shuffled deck varied by "Easy Indicator" (Harry Lorayne, 1975) 1967 Deck-Sterity 62
Edward Marlo Quadruple Match selection is matched with three mates, edgemarked deck 1967 Riffle Shuffle Finale (Section "Riffle Finale") 6
Edward Marlo The Named Four cutting to any four of a kind called for, edgemarked 1967 Riffle Shuffle Finale (Section "Riffle Finale") 9
Peter Kane Tetradism (1) Matching the Cards with freely chosen card
(2) all four-of-a-kinds produced
1967 A Card Session with Peter Kane 19
Roy Walton Liberty 1969 The Devil's Playthings 40
Paul Swinford Quadrivium new deck order, faro 1971 More Faro Fantasy 19
Henry Christ Tally-Ho! spelling using words on card case see also "Bicycle!" (Peter Marshall, 1981),
"The Nickel Knows" (Terry LaGerould, 1982)
1971 Reputation-Makers 115
Karl Fulves No Sliding four aces produced, 5th ace produced, previous aces are now kings, extension inspired by "No Sliding" (Karl Fulves, 1971) 1971 The Book of Numbers - Supplementary Notes 10
Harry Lorayne The Fantastic Deal Jog red/black separation except named quartet (aka "The Great Divide") 1972 The Great Divide 1
Harry Lorayne You Can't Go Wrong kind of Quick Coincidence with bad methos 1972 The Great Divide 8
Frank Garcia Unique Discovery aces are produced, two turn over, selection found on the way 1973 Super Subtle Card Miracles 55
Frank Thompson Any Ace Spell spelling to any ace called for see also "Any Ace Spell Variation" (Darwin Ortiz & Frank Thompson, 1975),
"Snappy Flush" (Harry Lorayne & Frank Thompson, 1975)
1973 Rim Shots 122
Harry Lorayne HaLo Mates 1973 Rim Shots 140
Edward Marlo Masterful Mix Up cards mixed face up and face down, performer instantly pushed out four Aces, three methods 1974 The Unexpected Card Book 85
Edward Marlo The Quick Cull Miracle three methods 1974 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. 1974 Paul Curry Presents 53
Harry Lorayne & Stephen Minch A Lunar Fating "Coincidentally Yours" with tarot cards inspired by "Coincidentally Yours" (Harry Lorayne, 1962) 1974 The Book of Thoth 35
Harry Lorayne & Frank Thompson Snappy Flush Royal Flush production inspired by "Any Ace Spell" (Frank Thompson, 1973),
varied by "Miracle Of Thirteen" (Harry Lorayne, 1990)
1975 Afterthoughts 44
Harry Lorayne Easy Indicator procedure to set up a four of a kind for spelling from a shuffled deck, simplified method inspired by "The Indicator" (Harry Lorayne, 1967) 1975 Afterthoughts 59
Harry Lorayne Tally-Ho Ace Locator spelling using words on card case to find aces 1975 Afterthoughts 139
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 1975 Methods with Cards - Part 1 68
Edward Marlo Face Up Aces Extended longer routine combination 1976 Marlo's Magazine Volume 2 304
Edward Marlo In Place of Double Lifts - First Effect losing, production of red aces, transpo 1976 Marlo's Magazine Volume 2 265
Edward Marlo Variations on Double Vanish & Recovery two aces change color, other aces are found again, different methods see also "Double Vanish and Recovery" (Edward Marlo, 1942) 1976 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 1977 Scattershot 18
Albert Charra "I'm Lucky" a bit of pile making and dealing required varied by "Apocalypse Variaions Or Additions" (Charles Hudson, 1980) 1979 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 2 No. 6) 211
Terry LaGerould Pseudometry 1979 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 2 No. 12) 282
Harry Lorayne An Amazing Revelation-Display one-hand revelation-display of eight cards 1979 Quantum Leaps 95
Harry Lorayne "Counters" aces and kings found by various indicator cards, faro 1979 Quantum Leaps 202
Brian Glover Transpo Aces 1979 Pabular (Vol. 5 No. 2) 642
Charles Hudson Apocalypse Variaions Or Additions inspired by ""I'm Lucky"" (Albert Charra, 1979) 1980 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 3 No. 4) 328
Father Cyprian Roll Your Own without rolling inspired by "Rollover Aces" (Derek Dingle, 1982) 1980 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) 1982 Best of Friends 83
Terry LaGerould The Nickel Knows spelling using words on coin leads to all 5s, using a coin inspired by "Tally-Ho!" (Henry Christ, 1971) 1982 Best of Friends 334
Frank Garcia Aces at Chosen Numbers 1982 The Close-up Magic of Frank Garcia - Part I 59
John Murray Spectacular Prediction Coincidence 1982 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 1983 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 6 No. 9) 820
Mike Bornstein Paint-On Aces aces painted on surface 1983 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 1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 237
Edward Marlo Application to an Effect "Sleeve Aces" - handling 1984 Marlo's Magazine Volume 5 137
Ken Klosterman A Whole Lot of Money producing four Aces and loading a coin under each one 1985 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 8 No. 12) 1149
Louis Falanga Second Routine four kings are found, transform into the aces as a climax 1985 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 1986 The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 15) 258
Richard Vollmer Earthly Powers selected card and four aces are found, antifaro "programming" see also "Earthly Powers" (Richard Vollmer, 1988),
""Power"ful" (Paul Gordon, 2007)
1988 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 11 No. 6) 1503
Harry Lorayne Unearthly Powers inspired by "Earthly Powers" (Richard Vollmer, 1988) 1988 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 (!)
1988 Interlocutor (Issue 48) 204
Doug Edwards This, too, shall pass using riffle pass 1989 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 1989 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 gone inspired by "Jennings' Visitor" (Larry Jennings, 1969) 1989 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 1990 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 facers varied by "Binary Fission" (Steve Bedwell, 1998 ca.) 1990 Close-up Impact! 43
Ron Ferris & Harry Lorayne Poker Face four Royal Flushs are produced 1991 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 14 No. 2) 1887
Roger A. Golde How Classics are Born! inspired by "Mr. Koenig's Tapestry" (Richard Vollmer, 1991) 1991 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 14 No. 11) 1993
Richard Vollmer Mr. Koenig's Tapestry dealing a 4x4 square varied by "How Classics are Born!" (Roger A. Golde, 1991),
"Choices" (Tom Daugherty, 1992),
"Haptap" (Volkmar Mrasek, 1996)
1991 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 1991 28 Card Tricks 30
John Morgan All Out new pack order finale 1992 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 15 No. 5) 2074
Tom Daugherty Choices inspired by "Mr. Koenig's Tapestry" (Richard Vollmer, 1991) 1992 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 15 No. 12) 2153
Doug Edwards The Ace You Say two aces are produced, changed, reproduced 1992 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 15 No. 10) 2132
Stephen Tucker Find the Ladies four Queens are predicted and found 1992 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 1992 Totally Out Of Control 140
Philip T. Goldstein Four Sure mates & four of a kind are found with dice, mathematical 1994 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 17 No. 7) 2380
Peter Duffie Just for Starters inspired by "Two Hands: Four Aces" (Al Leech, 1965) 1995 Duffie's Card Compulsions 56
Peter Duffie Re-Scan Variant using spelling 1995 Duffie's Card Compulsions 223
Peter Duffie The Self-Seekers 1995 Duffie's Card Compulsions 213
Michael Goldman The Magic Nines production/location combo 1995 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 18 No. 12) 2587
Joe Rindfleisch Oh, That Magnetic Ace Of Spades Ace of Spades collects other aces 1996 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 "Two Hands: Four Aces" (Al Leech, 1965) 1996 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 only see also "Poker Progressive" (Roy Walton, 1975) 1996 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 1996 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 Aces inspired by "Slick Aces" (Darwin Ortiz, 1988) 1997 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 by "The Visitor" (Larry Jennings, 1986),
see also "The St. Nicholas Aces" (Karl Fulves, 1965),
"The Tweezers" (Chad Long, 1998),
varied by "Girdwood Meets St. Nicholas" (Iain Girdwood, 1997)
1997 Effortless Card Magic 23
Iain Girdwood Girdwood Meets St. Nicholas Black Aces appear between two Jokers, Jokers then change into red Aces inspired by "Return to St. Nicholas" (Peter Duffie, 1997),
see also "The Tweezers" (Chad Long, 1998)
1997 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 Kings inspired by "Countdown Aces" (Lin Searles, 1973) 1997 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 1997 Effortless Card Magic 58
Larry Jennings & Bruce Cervon Revealment triumph & dealing thing 1998 Hard-Boiled Mysteries 138
Andrew Wimhurst & Harry Lorayne The Awesome Foursome producing mates of two selected cards 1998 Down Under Deals 23
Chad Long The Tweezers two jokers as tweezers find two aces, then jokers turn into aces see also "Girdwood Meets St. Nicholas" (Iain Girdwood, 1997),
"Return to St. Nicholas" (Peter Duffie, 1997)
1998 The Trapdoor - Volume Three (Issue 67) 1364
James Swain The Explosion three four of a kinds 1999 21st Century Card Magic 68
James Swain Miraculous several four of a kinds are produced 1999 21st Century Card Magic 46
James Swain The Tale of Titanic Thompson on top of anitfaroed packets is Royal Flush 1999 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 1999 Impressing Jodie Foster 5
Jack Carpenter Blind Lemon Aces aces lost in deck and produced from right hand ("not this hand, the other hand") see also "Blinded by the Hand" (Benjamin Earl, 2017),
also published as "Blind Lemon Aces " (Jack Carpenter, 1999),
"Blind Lemon Aces " (Jack Carpenter, 1999)
1999 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. 1999 Magic Atlas 76
Joshua Jay Cascading Queens Selection lost in deck. Four Queens produced, cards cascade down and selection is left in magician's hand inspired by "Andrus Card Cascade" (Jerry Andrus, Kurious Kards, 1973) 1999 Magic Atlas 78
Andrew Wimhurst & Harry Lorayne The Awesome Foursome producing 3 mates of two selected cards 2001 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 2001 カードの島 13
David Regal High & Dry spectator shuffles yet magician deals aces on top of packets 2002 Constant Fooling 1 101
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser The Four Aces aces produced, then 16 more aces produced, duplicate aces 2002 Hofzinser's Card Tricks 39
Davide Costi Oscar Wilde Aces - Presentation patter 2004 Close-Up Elegance by Davide Costi 103
David Acer Splittant Aces Magician visually splits a red Two and black Two into four Aces 2004 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") see also "Blinded by The Hand" (Benjamin Earl, 2014) 2006 Pasteboard Palette 33
Unknown Revelment 2007 Bruce Cervon's Castle Notebooks - Volume 1 24
Del Ray & Dai Vernon Aces found a little improvisation 2007 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) 2008 Smooth Operations 34
Richard Vollmer & Roberto Giobbi Tally-Ho aces found by spelling out words from card case 2012 Confidences 25
Benjamin Earl Blinded by The Hand four aces located with "other" hand Ramsay-style see also "Blind Lemon Aces" (Jack Carpenter, 2006),
also published as "Blinded by the Hand" (Benjamin Earl, 2017)
2014 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 ace also published as "Wide Awake Scream" (Benjamin Earl, 2017) 2014 Less is More 3 5
Benjamin Earl Four Packet Flow four ace production, "impressionistically" coming from different parts of the deck also published as "Flow Productions" (Benjamin Earl, 2017) 2014 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 as "Real Ace Cutting: exploring realism, rhythm and nuance" (Benjamin Earl, 2017) 2014 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
see also Joe Riding, New Style Gambling Routine (no date),
"The Trick With No Method" (Justin Higham, 2014),
"The Previous Effect" (Justin Higham, 2014),
"Other Approaches" (Justin Higham, 2014)
2014 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
see also "The 75% Production" (Justin Higham, 2014) 2014 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 2014 Old Dog 3
Pit Hartling Top of the Heaps named four-of-a-kind comes to top of four piles 2016 In Order to Amaze 122
Pit Hartling A Riffle Culling Demonstration named four-of-a-kind to top 2016 In Order to Amaze 130
Pit Hartling Identity four random card reversed in spread instantly transform into selections, then back 2016 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 Stacking inspired by "Time Cumbersome Down-Under" (Hideo Kato, PALM Vol. 19, 2001) 2016 The Secrets of So Sato 126
Benjamin Earl Finding Four Aces with Framework deck vanishes except four aces or four-of-a-kind matching selection see also "Deck Vanish I" (Angelo Carbone, 1994) 2016 Eye Candy 5
Benjamin Earl Blinded by the Hand four aces located with "other" hand Ramsay-style see also "Blind Lemon Aces " (Jack Carpenter, 1999),
also published as "Blinded by The Hand" (Benjamin Earl, 2014)
2017 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 ace inspired by "Shock Treatment" (Jackie McClements, 1994 Notes),
also published as "Wide Awake Scream" (Benjamin Earl, 2014)
2017 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
2017 Less is More 110