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Spectator Cuts to the Aces

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Spectator Cuts to the Aces is a classic card routine where the spectator cuts the deck to locate the four aces. T.A. Waters claims that the basic effect was devised by Bob Veeser (around 1956).

There have been many many variations developed. Some are self-working. Some require a gaffed deck or setup. Some allow the spectator to do all the cutting and turning the cards over. Some have kicker endings where not only the aces are on top of each pile after the spectator cuts the deck into four piles, but the kings are on the bottom.

Lots of magicians like to open with this effect before going into a four ace routine.


Self-working version

It's not exactly the plot because, after cutting the deck in four packets, the spectator have to move some cards from packet to packet but it's the premiss.

A Four Aces Set Up (Belchou's Ace) - was invented by Steve Belchou, written up by Oscar Weigle and first published in The Dragon Magazine, Vol. 8, No. 6, june 1939.