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Twisting the Aces
Definition: “Twisting the aces” is a well known magic effect with playing cards that is attributed to Dai Vernon. In the classic plot, you show four playing cards, aces, and then, in sequence, you cause a single card: heart, clubs, diamonds and then spades, to mysteriously turn over one after the other.

The effect requires sleight of hand skills and there are a variety of commercial tricks on the market that employ specialized sets or gaffed cards to alter or enhance the end result.

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The magician performed a classic effect with playing cards known as "twisting the aces."

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