Trick Courtesy of: Kelvin Nishikawa
Original Author: Unknown
Effect: The four aces are dealt out with three
random cards on each. The spectator is then asked to hold the
pile with his "favorite" ace in a secure place. The dealer
then "removes" the aces from the other piles. All the aces are
then found in the hands of the spectator who has no idea how
he got them.
1) Deal the four aces in a row so that the
spectator(s) have them to examine.
2) Ask the spectator which is his "favorite" card.
While the spectator deliberates,
finger-break the top three cards of the deck.
3) Once the ace is chosen put it on top of the deck
followed by the other three aces.
4) take the pile of aces (with the three hidden
cards from the top of the deck) with your right hand. the aces
should be face up with the selected ace on the below the
others and the three random cards below that. Make sure the
spectator doesn't know about the three cards from the top of
the deck. the squared pile of cards (four face up aces and
three face down random cards) should be held by the top and
bottom edge parallel to the deck (in the left hand palm)
5) By sliding off the top face up ace you can let it
drop onto the deck while flipping it over. this is done by
drawing off the ace with the left thumb and flipping it with
the edge of the cards in the right hand. Each ace,
except for the last selected one, should in turn flip from
right to left and end up face down on the top of the deck.
When turning over the third ace, the selected ace (with the
three random cards), is dropped on top of the deck face up
effectively placing three random cards between the selected
ace and the three others. continue in the following steps to
turn over the ace and deal out the top four "Aces" (the
selected ace and three random cards).
6) Say "This is still your ace, correct?" showing
the top card.
7) Turn over the ace and proceed to deal out the
four top cards (now the ace and three random cards.)
8) Follow by saying "I will now deal three random
cards on each pile." You should now be dealing the three aces
onto the "favorite" ace and random cards onto the other piles.
9) Square the piles and show only the first pile to
show that the original ace is still there (being careful not
to flash the other aces.)
10) Have the spectator sit or stand on the pack of
aces while you take the other packs. Explain: "Your pack has
an ace and you want to keep it safe. These two packs,"
gesturing to two of the three packs, "have no owners so they
do not need their aces."
11) Make a motion that shows you magically taking
out the (non-existent) aces and throwing them to the
spectators pile. Continue "Since you have three aces now and I
only have one, I am sure to lose so I will just give you my
ace." "throw" your ace to his pile.
12) Turn over all three of the packs you have
showing no aces.
13) The spectator then turns his pile to discover
that he has all the aces!
afterthought: The hardest part of the trick is
finger-breaking the cards and flipping them over
without the audience knowing. If you can get that done right
then you are pretty much home free!
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