160 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Gambling / Poker / Pokerhand Transformations
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Charles T. Jordan The Poker Shark performer's hand transforms to beat the other players, set-up
VariationsAlso published here 1937 367
Theodore Annemann Poker Plus three hands, performer's hand changes twice, each time to beat the spectator's hands
1939 16
Edward Marlo The Magical Gambler performer gets Queens, spectator Kings, Queens change to Aces
1942 20
Tan Hock Chuan R. & S. Poker Hand Routine pair of deuces changes into Royal Flush, backs change as well, partial rough-smooth
1948 3
John Scarne Scarne's Drunken Poker Deal No. 68, Poker hands dealt from deck shuffled face up/down, final poker hand transformation (drunk man presentation)
Variations 1950 124
Dai Vernon Royal Monte "A Lesson in Artistic Card Handling"
Variations 1954
Stars of Magic (Vol. 12 No. 1)
158
P. Howard Lyons Reverse Stud hand with Aces changes into Royal Flush
Related to Sep. 1958
Ibidem (Issue 14)
12
Harry Lorayne, Dai Vernon, Sam Schwartz Push-Through Poker four cards change to complete royal flush
1962 207
Al Leech Five Aces into Aces
1965 43
Edward Marlo Effect 4 Queen and Ten visually change into 2 Queens
1968 15
Bob Koch Visible Poker Hand Change three acrobatic flap cards, "Zapped!"
1968 80
Edward Marlo The Surprise Packet card in named hand shown indifferent during poker deal, they change into Aces, possible follow-up to Collins Aces
Spring 1970
Hierophant (Issue 3)
140
David Solomon Second Power Poker & Lead-In Aces travel to top, odd-backed Aces stacked in deck, transform into Royal Flush (that now has odd backs) and others get good hands (Power Poker originally Talisman 1/11)
Inspired byAlso published here Mar. 1971
Kabbala — Volume 1 (Vol. 1 No. 3)
18
Brother John Hamman Royal Gambol cards of a mediocre poker hand in row on table, some cards are exchanged, royal flush
Variations Summer 1972
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7 No. 7th Folio)
533
Dr. Jacob Daley Daley's - Jordan Poker Deal No. 176, three-handed poker game, performer's hand changes twice to beat the other two hands one by one
Inspired byVariations 1972 43
H. Adrian Smith, Dr. Jacob Daley Adrain Smith's Poker Player's Dilemma (Sphinx April 1938) No. 402, "Adrian" misspelled, matching the cards with Royal Flush: four Royal Flush cards in Hearts cut to and tabled, then the last in Spades, all change to Spades
  • Variation (Daley, missing Hearts Royal Flush produced from pocket)
Also published here
  • "A Panicky Poker Player's Problem" (H. Adrian Smith, The Sphinx, Vol. 37 No. 2, Apr. 1938, p. 39)
1972 109
Lin Searles Crossroader five-card poker hand spread face-down, center card is red-backed Queen of Spades, one card exchanged, now all have different colored backs
Autumn 1973
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 8th Folio)
671
Edward Marlo, Brother John Hamman Double Surprise version of Hamman's "Mumble Jumble", partial rough-smooth
1974 42
Edward Marlo Royal Monte Royal Flush to Four Tens to Royal Flush, ungaffed
Inspired by 1974 113
Roy Walton "Roy"-al Monte
Inspired byRelated toAlso published here 1975 49
Gene Maze Bust-Out! aces dealt to table, other hand changes to aces and aces to straight flush
1975 105
Jerry K. Hartman A Fine Hand five random cards are exchanged according to spectator's wishes, royal flush
Inspired by 1975
Epilogue (Issue Special No 1)
241
Jerry K. Hartman Wild Kingdom I Four Twos and the Ten of Spades, the Twos change to complete Royal Flush in Spades
Related to 1975 25
Jerry K. Hartman Wild Kingdom II Four twos and Ace of Spades, Twos change to Aces, then change to Royal Flush in Spades
Related to 1975 25
Charles T. Jordan The Poker Shark - Method #1 performer's hand transforms repeatedly to beat the other players, gaffed
1975 166
Charles T. Jordan The Poker Shark - Method #2 performer's hand transforms to beat the other players, set-up
Also published here 1975 167
Derek Dingle Outflushed four spot cards change to four tens and then to a royal flush, gaffed version
Related to 1975 (ca.) 10
Roy Walton A/Poker
  • Three For Ascanio
Also published here 1976
Epilogue (Issue Special No 4)
289
Brother John Hamman Magician vs. Gambler ten card poker deal, hands transform multiple times, gaffed
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1976
Kabbala — Volume 3 (Vol. 3 No. 1)
11
Sam Schwartz Poker Expert Outdone No. 21, bad hand changes into Royal Flush, backs change as well
1976 35
Sam Schwartz The Lazy Gambler pokerhand gets better multiple times, changes into Royal Flush as finale
Related to 1978 1097
Karl Fulves Krazy Poker "Two Tricks"
poker hand with five Aces, two of them change to selections
1979
The Chronicles (Issue 23)
1290
Derek Dingle Gambler's Dream poker hand changes and twists, two double facers
Related to 1979
The Chronicles (Issue 24)
1295
Edward Marlo Visual Poker Hand Change aces are laid down face up and change into royal flush
Variations 1980 112
Edward Marlo The Visual Poker Routine poker hands change
1980 245
Edward Marlo Commercial Poker poker hands change, fake indices at non-index corners
1980 248
Edward Marlo A Presentational Angle
Inspired by 1980 253
Gerald Deutsch Added Attraction
Inspired by May 1980
Apocalypse (Vol. 3 No. 5)
343
Fred Lowe Ein kleiner Irrtum Matching The Cards with Royal Flush, last card is of wrong suit and rest changes
Aug. 1980
Intermagic (Vol. 7 No. 2)
59
Karl Fulves Kannibal Draw
  • Poker Problem #1
poker hand with Jacks, added cards vanish, transformation into Royal Flush, posed as a problem
1981 8
Roy Walton Snap Royalty five cards change into Royal Flush, using Snap-Over Change
VariationsAlso published here 1981 39
Karl Fulves Fast Flush five cards change into Royal Flush
Inspired by 1981 45
Karl Fulves Hocus Poker four fours with face-down card in middle shown, packet turned over to show "hole card" which is also a four, then other four cards change to aces
Related to 1981 57
Karl Fulves Packet Poker no-deck version of "Hocus Poker"
Related to 1981 59
Karl Fulves Baby Face
  • Poker Problem #8
five indifferent cards change into miniature Royal Flush, or jumbo size poker hand, no method
1981 75
Derek Dingle Outflushed gaffed and impromptu handling
Related to 1982 48
Derek Dingle Poor Charlie gaffed, rainbow backs
Variations 1982 126
Frank Garcia I Win, You Lose! cards transform some times, gambling presentation
1982 69
Karl Fulves Discard Draw two pairs change into the aces
Inspired by
  • "Double Deland" (J. W. Sarles)
1982 24
Karl Fulves Tactics four spot cards & four picture cards, "Pair Poker", spot cards transform into kings
1982 47
Sam Schwartz Las Vegas Straight hole card Nine of Hearts, other cards almost make it a straight flush in hearts, other cards change to Clubs, then hole card to Ace of Clubs
effect by Fulves, method by Schwartz
Variations 1982 1
Karl Fulves Atlantic City Stud handling variation
Inspired by 1982 4
Mike Schwartz Fast Four poker hand of two pairs instantly changes into four Tens
1982 1
Meir Yedid Royal Takeover three selected cards turn out to be Aces, they change into Royal Flush
Related to 1982 100
Roy Walton "Roy"-al Monte
Also published here 1982 5
Peter Kane The Four Flusher poker hand with four Spades and a Heart, changes into four Hearts and a Spade
1982 64
Karl Fulves Pseudo Pswitch poker hand transforms into Aces with pseudo move
1983 4
Warren Stephens, Harry Lorayne Straight and Narrow drawing to straight flush
Nov. 1984
Apocalypse (Vol. 7 No. 11)
988
Jerry Sadowitz Fancy Dance Kings placed on top and instantly four-handed game dealt, Kings in performer's hand, they change to Aces
Variations 1984 16
Brother John Hamman Flash Poker poker hand changes five times, pair of Twos changes into two Jacks, then three Twos, then full house, then royal flush, ungaffed, on deck
Related toAlso published here Summer 1985
The Collected Almanac (Vol. 3 No. 28, 29 & 30)
290
Brother John Hamman The Poker Palm Shift poker hand changes four times on deck, ungaffed
Variations Summer 1985
The Collected Almanac (Vol. 3 No. 28, 29 & 30)
296
Jerry K. Hartman, Karl Fulves Stack Knack plot by Fulves, tabled switch
Also published here Autumn 1985
The Collected Almanac (Vol. 3 No. 31, 32 & 33)
324
David Britland Two Step "How to get two hands in a four-handed game"
Kings shuffled into deck, four hands dealt, performer gets Kings, they change into Aces
Inspired by 1985 38
Jerry Sadowitz Flush Locator Royal Flush is located
Related to 1987 6
Karl Fulves Turnabout eight picture cards shown, mixed face-up and face-down, two hands dealt, magician gets four face-down cards, they change to Aces
1987 73
Juan Tamariz The Poker Demonstration performer's hand is transformed to beat spectator's hand
1988 56
Karl Fulves Card Counter two Twos, one put away, he now has three Threes, repeated with Fours, then Royal Flush, posed as problem
1988
Interlocutor (Issue 47)
191
Roy Walton "Roy"-al Monte
Also published here 1988 75
Roy Walton A/Poker
  • Three For Ascanio
Also published here 1988 112
Roy Walton Snap Royalty five cards change into Royal Flush, using Snap-Over Change
Also published here 1988 140
Judge Frank Price The Muleshoe Gambler
Related to Sep. 1989
Apocalypse (Vol. 12 No. 9)
1681
Brother John Hamman Dead-Man's Hand odd-backed pokerhand transforms
Variations 1989 15
Brother John Hamman The Lollapalooza Hand in effect two pokerhands transpose
1989 118
Brother John Hamman Flash Poker poker hand changes five times, pair of Twos changes into two Jacks, then three Twos, then full house, then royal flush, ungaffed, on deck
Also published here 1989 171
Brother John Hamman The Poker Palm Shift poker hand changes four times
Variations 1989 177
Brother John Hamman Magician Versus Gambler ten card poker deal, hands transform multiple times, gaffed
Also published here 1989 180
Karl Fulves No. 1 With A Bullet poker hand gets better every time it's displayed and the cards get bullet holes, posed as problem
Related to 1989 30
Karl Fulves Strip Stack pairs of Twos through Sixes are upjogged and then squared, one shuffle and deal for two players, both get straights, one hand changes to Aces
Inspired by 1989 21
Edward Marlo Surprise Come-Back four red spot cards and an Ace of Spades change into Royal Flush, away from deck
Inspired by
  • Precursor XXIV, July 1989, p. 3
Sep. 1990
Technomagic (Issue 3)
18
Karl Fulves Daley Deal
  • Gaffed card addenda (with optional transformation climax)
1991 24
Karl Fulves Beginner's Luck four Kings change to a Royal Flush, using a double facer with cut out section at corner
Variations 1991
Swindle Sheet (Issue 5)
56
Jerry K. Hartman, Karl Fulves Stack Knack plot by Fulves, tabled switch
Also published here 1991 403
Karl Fulves Tyro four duplicate Kings are dealt on the table, they change into a Royal Flush, using card with cut out section at corner for automatic second deal
Inspired by 1991 1
Jack Carpenter The Seattle Switch poker hands with aces and kings transpose one by one, one changes to royal flush
1992 114
James Swain The Big Stack dealt poker hand of four Aces transforms into royal flush, all other hands are shown as royal flushes as kicker
VariationsAlso published here 1992 23
James Swain The Big Stack dealt poker hand of four Aces transforms into royal flush, all other hands are shown as royal flushes as kicker
Related toAlso published here July 1992
Magic (Vol. 1 No. 11)
53
Scotty York "Poor Charlie" Smith gaffed, rainbow backs, with pistol cigarette lighter
Inspired by 1993 56
Karl Fulves Stripped Down two poker hand shown, both are five Tens, then one changes into Royal Flush
Related to 1993
Verbatim (Issue 8)
93
Karl Fulves X's Are Aces four random cards are openly stacked for two and then become aces when dealt
1994 24
Paul Gertner, Brother John Hamman Poker Palm Shift Variation poker hand changes multiple times
  • Displaying the First Hand
  • The Hand Changes to Contain Thee of a Kind
  • The Hand Changes to Four of a Kind
  • The Hand Changes to a Royal Flush
Inspired by 1994 115
Billy McDonnell Shifty Poker Palm flush changes into full house, five aces and royal flush
Inspired by 1994 984
Bob Farmer Bro. John Hamman "Magician Versus Gambler" comments on Hamman's routine
Related to Mar. 1994
Magic (Vol. 3 No. 7)
59
Shigeo Futagawa The Teacher poker hand changes three times
Inspired by 1995 1063
Karl Fulves Rake's Progress open stacking procedure, Aces show up as climax
1996
Underworld (Issue 4)
46
Karl Fulves Last Chance Saloon "Methods?"
Aces plus an indifferent card removed, four additional cards chosen by spectator, one card slid across, now the Aces are in other hand, a card slid back and now it's a Royal Flush, posed as problem
1996 55
Harry Riser The Legendary Five-Ace Poker Hand poker demonstration presentation for Assembly, three double facers
1996 112
Nick Trost The Five-Ace Poker Hand
Variations 1997 25
Nick Trost Trost on "Matching the Cards" Four jacks change to Aces, with blank deck ending
Inspired by
  • "Herbert Milton's Rendition of Matching the Cards" (Lewis Ganson, Matching the Cards, 1977)
Related to
  • "Correcting a Mistake" (Hatton & Plate, Magician's Tricks: How They Are Done, 1910)
1997 184
Nick Trost Maxi-Twisto Twisting the Aces with Royal Flush ending
Inspired by
  • "A Twist on Maxi" (Mike Gallo, Genii, August 1986)
Related to
  • "Maxi-Twist" (Roger Smith, 1976)
1997 222
David Solomon Second Power Poker & Lead-In Aces travel to top, odd-backed Aces stacked in deck, transform into Royal Flush (that now has odd backs) and others get good hands (Power Poker originally Talisman 1/11)
Also published here 1997 210
Simon Lovell Cheats' Honesty Test Aces produced, then they change into Royal Flush
Inspired by
  • "Radical Aces" (Bill Malone, MUM, Vol. 82 No. 11, Apr. 1993)
1997 179
Harry Lorayne Poker Thing
1998 193
Guy Hollingworth A Gambler's Dream indifferent to Kings to indifferent, Quartet gimmick
1999 26
James Swain Dealing Centers/The Muck nice Switch
1999 140
James Swain 21st Century Magicican vs. Gambler two phases, including Pokerhand Transformation
Also published here 1999 147
David Regal The Luck Test Bad poker hand placed face up in the middle of the deck, transforms into a royal flush
1999 24
Karl Fulves Supplementary Note spectator gets four Aces and performer indifferent cards, but when checked performer has the Aces
Inspired by 1999 47
James Swain 21st Century Magician vs. Gambler two phases, including Pokerhand Transformation
Also published here June 1999
Genii (Vol. 62 No. 6)
52
Karl Fulves Wrong Game
  • There Was A Crooked Man
cards turn over one by one to display a poker hand, backs change color, then faces change into better hand, credit information on packet tricks
Inspired byRelated to 1999
Charlatan (Issue 1)
3
Brother John Hamman The Hand Mucking Trick poker hand changes five times
Inspired by Feb. 2001
Genii (Vol. 64 No. 2)
46
Jack Avis Switchback performer has losing hand and some odd-backed cards in his hand, then he has winning hand and correct back color
Inspired by
  • item by Jim Angelo, Linking Ring
2002 115
David Ben Just Four Variety odd poker hand transforms into a Royal Flush
2003 54
Ernest Earick A Hand For Mr. Scarne Aces lost in deck, one shuffle, performer deals himself four times the Ace of Spades, transformation into different Aces
Inspired byRelated to Mar./Apr. 2003
The Penumbra (Issue 6)
4
Karl Fulves Candy From Strangers spectator deals off the bottom and can switch with performer's hand, spectator's hand changes
2003 86
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson From Rags to Royalty five indifferent cards change into a Royal Flush, no set-up
2003 141
David Acer Royal Flash Random poker hand changes into Royal Flush in Spades
Related to 2004 100
Derek Dingle Poor Charlie gaffed, rainbow backs
Inspired by May 2004
Genii (Vol. 67 No. 5)
64
R. Paul Wilson Fan-2-C Poker fan of five cards visibly changes into royal flush à la Bob Koch's Zapped
Variations 2004 11
R. Paul Wilson Lap-2-C (The Drunken Mitt) gaff lapped in off-beat, non-visual change
Inspired by 2004 29
R. Paul Wilson Bold-2-C fan of five cards visibly changes into royal flush, alternate handling to get in and out
Inspired byVariations 2004 38
R. Paul Wilson Bold-2-C Face On one-handed version
Inspired by 2004 45
Joshua Jay Deuces are Wild four Twos and the Ace of Spades change into Royal Flush
2005 115
Ron Bauer Win at Gin ten cards become thirteen, then some of them vanish and reappear in performer's sleeve
2006 18
Jack Avis The Not So Friendly Giant slop shuffle triumph, Aces are reversed, Aces put in sleeve where they transform, four double facers
2006 103
Roger Crosthwaite Surprise Royal Flush Deal four cards change into Aces, then a stacking demonstration is done and the hand changes to a Royal Flush when dealt
2006 56
Jack Parker Magician vs. Magician Magician recounts story of playing poker with another magician, magician ultimately wins with Royal Flush in Spades (lots of pokerhand transformations)
Inspired by 2007 27
Jerry K. Hartman K.I.S.S.E.S. II magician deals to three spectators and himself, always showing the card he's dealt, on fourth deal he shows he got Ace of Spades, spectators’ hands are turned up and the three cards he originally showed are at the faces of their hands, and the rest of their hands are the other three mates to complete each Four-of-a-Kind, finally magician turns up his hand and it’s Royal Flush
Inspired byRelated to 2007 197
Nick Trost Wild Bill's Poker Hand I
Inspired by 2008 102
Nick Trost Wild Bill's Poker Hand II
Inspired by 2008 104
Nick Trost Trost on "The Muleshoe Gambler" gaffed
Inspired by 2008 160
Meir Yedid Radical Hold'em two card change into two Ace, which then explode into a Royal Flush
Related toVariations Jan. 2008
Genii (Vol. 71 No. 1)
22
Jerry K. Hartman Hartman on Radical Hold'em technical variation, two card change into two Ace, which then explode into a Royal Flush
Inspired by Apr. 2008
Genii (Vol. 71 No. 4)
110
Karl Fulves Trick Poker five unknown cards chosen, performer produces four Jacks and puts them face-down before spectator, then performer's hand has the Jacks and spectator's the Aces
  • Trick Poker II
Related toVariations 2009
Prolix (Issue 6)
416
Jerry K. Hartman J. K. Hartman's Method five unknown cards chosen, performer produces four Jacks and puts them face-down before spectator, then performer's hand has the Jacks and spectator's the Aces, ungaffed
Inspired by 2009
Prolix (Issue 6)
417
Nick Trost Ace in the Hole poker hand changes, half face/back cards
Related to
  • "Jack Pot" (marketed by Harry Stanley in 1955)
VariationsAlso published here
  • marketed 1974
2009 535
Al Thatcher Al Thatcher's Routine poker hand changes
Inspired by 2009 539
Tony Cabral Five Aces same Ace dealt to oneself five times, changes into royal flush, different handlings
Related toVariations 2011 38
Karl Fulves 3 x 3 x 3 "Unexplained"
stacking three Aces for three-handed game in three seconds, demonstrated with reversed indifferent card that change into Aces, posed as a problem
2012
Prolix (Issue 10)
679
Steven Hamilton Turn of a Friendly Card Aces change to Royal Flush and back
Variations 2013 90
Dr. Jacob Daley, Roberto Giobbi Entry 176: Daley's Jordan Poker Deal three-handed poker game, performer's hand changes twice to beat the other two hands one by one
  • Daley's Note 176
  • Interpretation and Personal Version of Roberto Giobbi
Inspired by June 2013
Genii (Vol. 76 No. 6)
16
Tony Cabral Quads also "Four the Hard Way", performer deals peeked selection to himself multiple times, those apparent duplicates change into four Aces
Inspired by 2014 10
John Carey Straight Down The ... spectator chooses card to complete a Straight which then changes into a Royal Flush
Jan. 2014
Genii (Vol. 77 No. 1)
42
Brother John Hamman Magician Versus Gambler
Also published here 2015 83
Karl Fulves Lucky At Cards an odd-backed poker hand is put in the deck and shuffled in, cards dealt out and odd-backed cards fall to performer and change to royal flush
2015
Errata (Issue 1)
3
Jack Carpenter, Steve Ehlers The Legend of Silas Greene two poker hands dealt, three of a kind and Kings, former hand changes to Aces, then perfect bridge deal, rhyming patter
Inspired by 2017 75
Allan Ackerman Almost Like Everywhere and Nowhere Quick Three Way type effect with five cards, two of which are selected, Royal Flush kicker and selections removed from packet
Related toAlso published here 2019 99
Steve Reynolds Streamlined Poker Palm Shift poker hand changes several times
Inspired byVariations 2019
Output (Issue 2)
5
Steve Reynolds Loose Ends: Synergistic Poker combination poker routine
Inspired by 2019
Output (Issue 5)
16
John Bannon Last Call
  • Dealing With It
two poker hands, one shown as five Aces of Spades, other as Aces, the first changes into Royal Flush
May 2019
Genii (Vol. 82 No. 5)
52
Steve Forte Fast Face-up Aces five-card poker hand with one Ace put on top of deck and dealt out again, now has two Aces, repeated until it has four Aces
2020 954
Steve Forte royal flush deal second deal demonstration, becomes red royal flush production despite only showing black royal flush cards earlier
2020 988
Steve Forte The "Brush" fake demo, hand becomes better as expected during pseudo-demonstration of Brush
2020 1019
Steve Reynolds Marked Seconds second deal demo, Aces make surprise appearance
2020 211
Larry Jennings One-Hand Maestro’s Poker Demonstration five cards change several times into increasingly better poker hands
Related to 2020 276
Tom Dobrowolski Extended Shock multiple poker hand transformation, on deck
Inspired by June 2021
The Disclaimer (Vol. 1 No. 3)
79
Miles Santoro, Tomas Blomberg Royal Jennings four Tens produced (incorporated card blendo effect), then an Ace of Spades, other hands change to complete a Royal Flush
Inspired by
  • "Profusion" (Jack Parker, Tomas Blomberg)
Also published here
  • MAGIC, Mar. 2008
2022 713
Dave Forrest Flush Aces performer cuts to four Aces, Aces change into Royal Flush with five cards
VariationsAlso published here
  • MAGIC, June 2008
2022 740
Jason Alford Flush Aces Variation performer cuts to four Aces, Aces change into Royal Flush with five cards
Inspired byAlso published here
  • MAGIC, Jan. 2009
2022 826
Doug Conn All Men Dream of Cheating four blank cards, two blackjack hands are printed, then they change into Royal Flush
Inspired byAlso published here
  • MAGIC, Aug. 2012
2022 1136
Allan Ackerman Almost Like Everywhere and Nowhere Quick Three Way type effect with five cards, two of which are selected, Royal Flush kicker and selections removed from packet
Also published here 2024 175