28 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Gambling / Cutting the High Card
Creators Title Comments & References Source Page Categories
Tom Sellers Cut spectator and performer each have half the deck, performer wins at cutting the high card
Magical Pleasantries 20
Unknown Winning the Cut cutting the high card with spectator, stacked
Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 223
North Bigbee Decromancy routines for a new deck
  • cutting high card / to the Ace of Spades
  • finding selection (impromptu stripper)
The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 385) 367
Art Johnston The Choice is Yours spectator choses one of three piles, bottom highest card wins ("Bankers and Brokers")
Deck-Sterity 144
Steve Shimm Game-Playing Machines article about simple computer programs applied to (card) games
  • Banker And Broker (cutting the high card)
  • The Tic-Tac-Toe Machine
  • Computer At The Card Table
  • The Machine As Innovator
Related to Epilogue (Issue 7) 52
Paul Curry A Show Of Hands cutting the high card with the spectator, the magician has the influence when he wins and loses
Paul Curry Presents 96
Hannes Höller Unentschieden game of high cards with only eight cards, always same value card
Einfach Wunderbar - Wunderbar Einfach 82
Randy Wakeman Anything I Can Do, You Can Do Better cutting high card presentation, eventually a four-of-a-kind found, Christ Force
Randy Wakeman Presents 92
Karl Fulves High Stebbins (A) spectator cuts packet and takes top card, performer next, high card wins
(B) high card wins with 12 card packet, three cards each, performer has better odds
(C) high card wins variation with better odds for performer
(D) high card wins combined with faro shuffle to shift odds to 1st or 2nd player
Swindle & Cheat 10
Gazzo A Gentlemen's Game routine about the game High Card, Aces end up in performer's pocket
The Minotaur (Vol. 3 No. 3) 5
Karl Fulves, John Scarne Cut For High Card
Blocking Off 175
Stanley Collins Banker & Broker three piles made, the one with the highest card on the bottom wins, spectator thinks he saw an Ace on the bottom of one, Given the Slip
Related to Latter Day Secrets (Issue 3) 68
Steven Youell +1 spectator cuts to four cards, performer cuts to one higher each, with Si Stebbins variation
Weapons of Mass Deception 12
Steve Beam One Upsmanship performer cuts one card higher than spectator, stack, inspired by Paul Hallas' "A Cut Above" (Tricks from the Overground)
Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 8 118
R. Paul Wilson, Chad Long Luck Versus Skill multiple phase gambling themed routine with cutting the high card culminating in a variation of "Shuffling Lesson"
Inspired by Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 8 155
Tom Gagnon Bilateral Bottom Deal two-handed version of Lateral Bottom Deal
Inspired byVariationsAlso published here Avant-Cards 188
Karl Fulves Banker - Broker intro, about the game and the transfer sleight, credit information
Related to Prolix (Issue 10) 631
John Scarne Cheating by The Book (belly) strippers
Related to
  • Scarne On Cards
Prolix (Issue 10) 635
John Scarne The Banker's Secret sucker set-up for banker broker
Prolix (Issue 10) 635
R. Paul Wilson Aces Reloaded Ace cutting effect.
Inspired by Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 9 129
Michael Feldman Cutting High Magician always cuts to high card, spectator always to a low card
A New Angle 110
Jason Ladanye High-Card Hustle multi-phase cutting the high card, set-up reachable via faros from new deck order, faros
Game Changer 263
Jason Ladanye The Art of War spectator and performer each turn over cards, higher card wins, spectator loses throughout whole deck, faros
Game Changer 325
Jan Logemann High Five two spectators cut (deeper) in two halves, four cards of same value show up, cutting the high card presentation, money prize is split in two
Inspired by
  • Aldo Colombini trick
Eine Inselbegabung tourt mit 52 Freunde 8
Lee Asher The Touch
  • Phase One - Cutting For High Card
  • Phase Two - Blackjack
  • Phase Three - Poker - Five Card Draw
Elixir (Vol. 3 No. 1 Part 2 (Spring #2)) 229
Steve Forte Cutting the Aces intro
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 746
Steve Forte deck setups all fours-of-a-kind together
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 769
Steve Forte Two-At-A-Time Aces cutting to two Aces at once
  • two aces: v-strip
  • split, cut, carry
  • triple center-cuts
  • high-card wins
  • double dead-cuts
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 782