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tonycee
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Hi,

Does anyone know of a Four Ace Routine that happens in the Customers Hands? Where they are holding/Dealing the deck. Totally hands off by the magician.

Thanks in advance.

Tony
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There's always the venerable Poker Players Picnic from Royal Road.
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On 2012-08-21 16:55, landmark wrote:
There's always the venerable Poker Players Picnic from Royal Road.

There is also "Belchou Aces Revisited" by Roberto Giobbi. It's on one of his Card College DVDs (and NOT in the Card College books).
In my opinion, an improvement over Poker Player's Picnic which lots of lay people know these days.
Similar principle to Poker Players Picnic but impossible to backtrack and will probably fool magicians as well.
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Take a look at the book Look no Hands by Wayne Dobson. The Ace Assembly is shown in the Wizard Product Review here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4KK1xVlM40U

It still baffles me.
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If the effect is done entirely in the spectator's
hands, who is the magician?
Always handle the deck first: even if you do nothing
but false shuffle.
Look up "self working aces" in any beginner's
book. Coin master
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On 2012-08-28 13:08, coin master wrote:
If the effect is done entirely in the spectator's
hands, who is the magician?
Always handle the deck first: even if you do nothing
but false shuffle.
Look up "self working aces" in any beginner's
book. Coin master


It's not a question of who is the magician. Audiences know who it is. Effects which happen in the spectators' hands or those seemingly accomplished by the spectator can be quite strong and the mystery of the act as a whole is deepened because ironically, the focus is even more on the magician. Another reason I like them is that I like my audienxces to be active and it's fun to share the spotlight. Many pros and highly skilled non-pros have done and do these effects and it would seem that their reputations as top shelf performers is still secure. Check out not only the Dobson effect but also work by Simon Aronson, Simon Lovell, Nick Trost, Ed Marlo, and many more huge names.

Namaste,
Vlad
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Wiz Kid Qua-Fiki's variation of McDonald's $100 Ace Trick from the 1950s is called "McFiki's JUMBO Aces" and was recently published in The Wizards' Journal #23 (along with a video in which I play four spectators at one time... I was really beside myself that day). It is essentially an "in their hands" effect. Although it can be done with Jumbo cards, as shown in the video, it can also be performed with regular sized playing cards. The magician is there mostly to direct the spectators and cause the magic to happen, while accusing them of making the three aces vanish from their own hands, and then reappear in the hands of a fourth spectator who was holding just a single ace. It's not TOTALLY off hands by the magician, but it SEEMS like that to the spectators.
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