Cut the Kings
This trick begins with a stacked deck! Seperate the Aces and Kings from an ordinary poker deck. Place the 4 Aces on top of the other cards. Place the Kings on top of the Aces. Kings are now uppermost in the deck.
Find a volunteer and say something like: "You look like you can deal out a mean hand of cards! Please take this pack and deal out two piles, alternating cards."
Let them deal about half of the deck and then say: "You may stop anytime you wish". Take the undealt deck of cards and place them aside.
Say to your volunteer: "Now, please pick up one of those two piles and deal it into two smaller piles. Do the same with the other pile so that we will end up with 4 piles of cards."
At this point there will be a king on the top of every deck.
"Turn up the top of any pile. Oh....that's a king. Turn over another - another king! Coincidence. Yet another and another."
Once the volunteer has turned up all 4 kings discard them.
"Anyone here a poker player? What beats four kings? Why.....four ACES, right?!"
Make some magical passes of your hand over the four piles. Turn up the top card of each pile to reveal ACES.
Take a bow!
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