123 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Four-of-a-Kind/Aces Effects / Matching the Cards
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Unknown To Change Four Cards, drawn haphazard, and placed on the table, into Cards of the same Value as a Single Card subsequently chosen by one of the Spectators optional forcing pack Modern Magic 102
Unknown Magician vs. Gambler Variations The Magic Annual for 1937 43
Unknown Silas and the Slickers rhyming patter, ballad by Elmer ApplegitVariations More Card Manipulations (Issue 2) 26
Jean Hugard, Art Lyle Magician vs Gambler patter story and simplified handlingInspired by The Jinx 51-100 (Issue Winter Extra 1938/39) 369
Jean Hugard, Frederick Braue The Busted Bobtail four royal flush cards produced, then fifth has wrong suit, rest is transformed The Stripper Deck 15
George Starke My Uncle and the Gambler Inspired by Hugard's Magic Monthly - Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 3 No. 3) 142
Arthur H. Buckley A Difficult Routine Experiment No. 17 - presented differently with four forced selections (aces) Card Control 168
Arthur H. Buckley The Ladies and the Deuces Experiment No. 21 - with cards to pockets climax Card Control 174
Edward Marlo The Good Magician Related to Marlo In Spades 44
Unknown Fours of a Kind dunbury delusion presentation The Royal Road to Card Magic 213
Bruce Elliott Aces??? magician vs. gambler, doing all the moves but getting all four aces, magician's joke The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 148) 595
Joe Berg Magician Makes Good unusual presentation Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 5 126
Dr. Jacob Daley, Paul LePaul The Bashful Queens Three Queens on the table change to indifferent cards. All four Queens are found in four different pocketsRelated to The Card Magic of Le Paul 179
Edward Marlo Cardician Makes Good double dukeRelated to Ed Marlo's Lecture Notes 5
Edward Marlo Cardician Makes Good Variations The Cardician 119
Cy Endfield Gambler Out-Gambled Related toVariations Cy Endfield's Entertaining Card Magic — Part III 38
Dai Vernon Matching the Cards Inner Secrets of Card Magic 22
Nate Leipzig The Matching Up Trick or Comedy of Errors Dai Vernon's Tribute to Nate Leipzig 167
Edward Marlo Alternation using an eight card faro control to set-up for a Matching the Cards type routine Faro Controlled Miracles 29
Harry Lorayne Magician vs. Gambler cards to pocket finaleRelated toVariations Personal Secrets 27
Al Leech The Better Magician Super Card Man Stuff 55
Larry Jennings Monarch's Quartette Variations Ultimate Secrets of Card Magic 83
Larry Jennings Monarch's Quartette - plus Ultimate Secrets of Card Magic 85
Larry Jennings The Changing of the Guard three cards are changed to match Ace of SpadesRelated to Ultimate Secrets of Card Magic 75
Peter Kane Royal Flush Flash kings change into royal flushRelated to A Card Session with Peter Kane 2
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
Edward Marlo Perplexing "Cardician Makes Good" Million Dollar Card Secrets 20
Jeff Altman Three Happenings similar in effect, top and bottom cards of piles fit Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 7 377
Derek Dingle Gambler's Triumph matching the cards / triumph combo Epilogue (Issue 15 (Part 2)) 131
Father Cyprian Two Gamblers v.s. One Magician transforms in Royel Flush as kicker, mistake presentation lost Super Subtle Card Miracles 81
Harry Lorayne Quick Matching the Cards Rim Shots 100
Herbert Milton Rendition of Matching the Cards Magic With Faucett Ross 201
Faucett Ross Card Act Description of routine of card tricks

- Cards Up the Sleeve
- Matching the Cards
- Leipzig Four Ace Trick
- Changing card under foot
- Twenty Card Transposition
Magic With Faucett Ross 200
Francis Carlyle Matching the Selected Card brief The Magic of Francis Carlyle 77
Peter Kane The Poker Hand same as "Royal Flush Flash"Related to The Magic of Francis Carlyle 155
Edward Marlo "No Palm Climax" - 1964 cards to pocket climax Marlo's Magazine Volume 1 209
Philip T. Goldstein Fingertip Poker Classic Tackler 5
Edward Marlo The Sting Gambler vs. Magician, no palm cards to pockets climax Kabbala - Volume 3 (Vol. 3 No. 12) 150
Alan Shaxon My Favourite Card Trick magician vs. gambler theme, then wrong cards appear in wallet Practical Sorcery 16
Larry Jennings Nowhere and Everywhere again Larry Jennings on Card & Coin Handling 38
Edward Marlo In Place of Double Lifts - Fourth Effect Marlo's Magazine Volume 2 268
Edward Marlo In Place of Double Lifts - Third Effect Marlo's Magazine Volume 2 266
Martin A. Nash In His Cuts Triumph/Magician vs. Gambler - combo Any Second Now 262
Martin A. Nash Title Bout Gambler vs. Magician theme, see p. 449 for additional creditingAlso published here Any Second Now 257
Lewis Ganson Introduction Matching the Cards 4
Dai Vernon Matching the Cards Matching the Cards 6
Nate Leipzig Comedy of Errors "wrong" cards dropped on floor, where they then change to match selection Matching the Cards 10
Herbert Milton Rendition of Matching the Cards Matching the Cards 12
Faucett Ross The Faucett Ross Version Matching the Cards 13
Fred Lowe Matched Poker Deal done with royal flushs instead of quartets Matching the Cards 16
Dai Vernon Note Travelers as follow-up for Matching the Cards Matching the Cards 9
Faucett Ross Impromptu Matching two four-of-a-kinds, pair exchanged, they transpose back, then ready for Matching the Cards Matching the Cards 15
Lewis Ganson Tribute to the Card Stars three or even four four-of-a-kinds show upInspired by Matching the Cards 22
Karl Fulves Sidelines credit information on the following plots
- Magician Makes Good
- The Travelers
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. Close-Up Folio #9) 1020
Roger Smith, Steve Saunders, Ron Hicks The Spell of a Good Magician three thought-of cards spelled to, they then change to Aces to match a fourth card, faro Innovative Magic No. 1 9
Christian Scherer Dreifache Überraschung three matching cards turnover in deck Eine Handvoll Kartenkunststücke 69
Unknown How to deliver out four aces, and convert them into four knaves. four times glide, Richard Kaufman's transcription of Reginald Scot's card sectionRelated to CardMagic 62
John F. Mendoza Cardician Makes Good & Triumph Combination Close-up Presentations 60
Dr. Jacob Daley, Frank Garcia "Doc" Daley's Masterpiece: The Gambler and the Magician Variations Exclusive Card Secrets 50
Al Smith, Peter Kane Seconds Out mates of selected card are at the same position in three packets, based on Peter Kane's "Son Of Tetradism" Pabular (Vol. 6 No. 2) 803
Martin A. Nash Title Bout Gambler vs. Magician themeAlso published here Colors on the March 2
Harry Lorayne Lorayne's Magician Vs Gambler cards to pocket finale, more thorough descriptionInspired by Lecture Notes 16
Stephen Tucker QuadraQueen 3 matching the cards with Travelers finale, using a coinVariations Spell-Binder (Vol. 1 No. 3) 43
Walt Lees Matchochism Aces lost, then cut to again, last one is King, rest changes to King and Aces are on bottom of four tabled pilesRelated to More Professional Card Tricks 2
Derek Dingle, Yasuo Kiga a la Kiga three cards change to make four of a kind, two handlings The Complete Works of Derek Dingle 5
Derek Dingle CutOff The Complete Works of Derek Dingle 27
Fantomas Three After One free choice, full deck set up in four of a kinds Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 5 No. 12) 716
Frank Garcia Matching the Cards Sequence The Close-up Magic of Frank Garcia — Part I 25
Steve Beam Don't Blow It The Changing of the Cards 20
Christian Scherer Vier Damen cards are produced to divine selection, transform into mates Seminarheft 31
Geoffrey Latta Topsy Turvy Surprise Plus combined with with matching the cardsInspired by The Mendoza Portfolio No. 1 79
Joe Riding Irish Calculator Fork Full of Appetizers - Book 2 88
Al Smith Fifty-Percent Solution performer tries to cut four queens, finds three then an ace, then queens are transformed into aces and queens found reversed in deck, in case and in walletInspired by The Best of Close-Up Magic 166
Louis Falanga Third Routine magician vs. gambler theme Lake Tahoe Card Magic 41
Earl Wheeler Sucker Four Ace assembly with Kings, last one is an ace, kings change to aces to match (1937) The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 2) 4
Dai Vernon A Match Made in Cincinnati performing Matching the Cards with a new deck, includes cutting to any named value The Vernon Chronicles - Volume 1 139
Randy Wakeman I Like Nice Things quartet changes into royal flush as kicker, three methods Special Effects 12
Randy Wakeman Cardician Makes Better back and forth transformationInspired by Special Effects 6
Roberto Giobbi Ein abgekartetes ... Risiko matching the cards with Travelers finale, stand-up presentation with glassesInspired by Card Stories 4
Karl Fulves Eventual Ace Cutting spectator cuts to Ten, then to a Jack and first Ten becomes Jack, then to a Queen and first two cards become Queens, and so on, posed as problemVariations Interlocutor (Issue 47) 187
Edward Marlo Cardician Makes Good unknown card put aside, three Deuces found, card is Ace, it's changed to Two, now three other cards are Aces, Two changed back to AceInspired by
  • "Ace-Deuce Mix-Up" (Ed Marlo, Sept. 1949)
Related toVariationsAlso published here
  • The New Tops, July 1963
M.I.N.T. — Volume I 9
Jim Molinari Why Take Chances? Variations Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 12 No. 12) 1724
Dai Vernon Matching the Cards Forerunner II The Vernon Chronicles - Volume 3 xvi
Dai Vernon Matching the Cards Forerunner Variations The Vernon Chronicles - Volume 3 xii
Brother John Hamman Three Guesses unseen card placed aside, spectator chooses three wrong cards, performer names card and three cards change to mates The Secrets of Brother John Hamman 72
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 variationsInspired by Top Secret Stuff 40
Stephen Tucker Masters of Disguise Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 14 No. 4) 1909
Edward Marlo Gambler Versus Olram The Olram File (Issue 6) 11
John Bannon The Ace-Man Cometh matching the cards with transformation after every phaseInspired by Smoke and Mirrors 92
Edward Marlo Easy Packet Switch covered Tent Vanish switch, here as matching trick The Olram File (Issue 14) 11
David Avadon Avadon vs. the Gambler Profile (Issue 12) 1
Aldo Colombini Apocalypse Variations Or Additions Inspired by Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 17 No. 4) 2349
Paul Gertner The Four Kings spectator does not find card but four indifferent ones, change into four-of-a-kind Steel and Silver 96
Darwin Ortiz The Showdown quite strongRelated to Cardshark 128
Larry Jennings Monarchs' Quartette - Version One
- Version Two
Jennings '67 22
Nick Trost Trost on "Matching the Cards" Four jacks change to Aces, with blank deck endingInspired by
  • "Herbert Milton's Rendition of Matching the Cards" (Lewis Ganson, Matching the Cards, 1977)
Related to
  • "Correcting a Mistake" (Hatton & Plate, Magician's Tricks: How They Are Done, 1910)
The Card Magic of Nick Trost 184
Harry Lorayne My Cup of Tea Inspired by Personal Collection 519
Harry Lorayne Foursome Fourall impromptu all-of-a-kindInspired by Personal Collection 227
Aaron Fisher Four by Four spectator selects one of four cards, the other three change into the quartet The Paper Engine 63
David Regal The Mystery Card chosen card completes four of a kind Constant Fooling 1 103
Karl Fulves Further Notes on "Magician Makes Good" and Mac McDonald's $100 Ace Routine Hofzinser's Card Tricks 66
Bob King Magician v. Gambler four Queens produced and signed, then matching the cards with travelers finaleRelated to The Breather 3 15
Jack Avis, Lewis Jones Double take unknown card removed, another card chosen and placed aside, second card divined by turning over some cards in the deck of same suit, value, ... then the three mates of removed card turn overRelated to
  • "All of a Kind" (Juan Tamariz, Mnemonica)
Ahead of the Pack 71
Jamie Badman Mr. Memory Man missing card named by looking through the rest, then three mates found face down, they're the wrong cards but change into the right onesInspired byRelated to
  • "All of a Kind" (Juan Tamariz, Mnemonica)
Card Conspiracy — Vol. 2 113
Larry Jennings Magician Makes Good Up In Smoke 7
Christoph Borer Matching the Himber Card matching the cards, first three cards found in wallet, Himber WalletAlso published here
  • Matching the Himber Card in "ANAM CARA"
Compilation 75
Jack Avis Magician vs. Gambler routine outline, using snap-over change Rara Avis 150
Bruce Cervon My King Trick Bruce Cervon's Castle Notebooks — Volume 1 53
Gerald Deutsch Force Some Best of Friends - Volume III 289
Karl Fulves Magician Does Good one of five cards chosen, cards shuffled back, three Aces cut to, selection is Three of Hearts, they change into Threes Prolix (Issue 6) 388
Darwin Ortiz Twelve the Hard Way twelve cards from one suit produced to match selection, mistake, transformation in different suit, inspired by Benjamin Earl's "Full Suit Production" Lessons in Card Mastery 99
Tony Chang Queens Gambit removed card is "divined" by analyzing 4 indifferent cards twice, then four of a kind transformation climax I Was Kidnapped 17
Jason Ladanye The Quick Change Artist Variations Confident Deceptions 17
Joaquín Matas Los Sietes-Dieces cards dealt until spectator calls stop, then four cards chosen, numbers match the amount of dealt cards, other card is chosen and other three cards change to same value, number in dealt pile matches tooInspired by A Fuego Lento — Volumen I 193
Alex Ng Impromptu All of a Kind Three freely selected random cards change into three of a kind to match the fourth card previously selected by spectator In the Mind of Dr. Alex 13
Roberto Giobbi A Comedy of Errors Queens change into other matching set, Queens from different pockets, standup staging with glasses Standup Card Magic 144
Benjamin Earl Stem Cell framing routine differently to get different experiences with same handling, four cards shown one by one and tabled, they change into four aces, possible presentations:
- Stem Cell Monte
- Stem Cell Magician vs. Gambler
- Stem Cell Sleight of Hand
Less is More 103
Johnny Thompson The Gambler's Ballad gambling demonstration with Matching the Card finale, magician vs. gambler theme, rhyming patter The Magic of Johnny Thompson (Issue 1) 27
Johnny Thompson Dai Vernon's Magic Castle Act from late Sixties
- The Cups and Balls
- Han Ping Chien
- Winged Silver
- Copper/Silver
- Matching the Cards
- Ambitious Card
- Color-Changing Deck
The Magic of Johnny Thompson (Issue 2) 81
Jason Ladanye Standing Out handling without tableInspired by Game Changer 23
Harapan Ong Matching the Cards classic effect A Stack to Forget 53
Yves Carbonnier À la Jennings Inspired by Grand Livre de Cartomagie 64
Harapan Ong Same Data, Different Conclusions Two cards selected. Three cards used to divine color, suit and value of first selection. Those three cards then change into the mates of second selection. A Stack to Forget 57