Would you like to amaze your friends with tricks from the famous mentalist Max Maven? Keep reading and learn about Picasso Aces, the amazing trick that reveals the four aces of the deck.
The powerful magician Max Maven has been one of the most powerful mentalists from our time. He has been a personal magic consultant for other famous performers such as Dough Henning, David Copperfield, Penn & Teller and Sigfried & Roy.
He believes that is important to preserve the history of the magic history and provide credit to the originators of ideas.
Today you will learn about one of his famous magic card tricks, the one that will make your friends think you have complete control over the cards: The Picasso Aces.
In order to do this amazing trick, you do not need any kind of special or marked deck. Personally, I think that the best tricks are the ones that require no preparation at all.
Just picture the image in your mind where you are playing a regular card game with your friends or family. Suddenly you decide to show them something amazing using nothing but the deck that has been in everyone’s hands.
As you can see, in this video from CardsRFun, it takes the instructor around three minutes to complete the trick with a full explanation. It only takes you around half the time to do the actual trick before your audience.
Remember that it is important to practice all your techniques before putting them to the test with anyone. I suggest you complete this 3-step technique to master any magic card trick.
Step 1. Memorize your routine.
It does not matter if you need to watch the tutorial or video 10 or 20 times. Memorize every step until you are capable of doing it perfectly. Even with your eyes closed.
Step 2. Practice in front of a mirror.
You can also record yourself performing the trick in case you do not have a mirror available. This is so you can see your own faults and flaws. Identify all of them and correct them before performing to a real audience.
Step 3. Ask for help.
Try practicing in front of your closest friend or someone you can trust. They will be able to tell you whether or not your new skill is ready to be shown to the world. In case you would like to keep it as the ultimate secret. You can try showing your practice videos in mentalism groups or forums.
Max Maven has developed some of the most incredible magic tricks around the world. If you would like to learn more about this powerful art, I suggest you read PRISM the Color Series of Mentalism. It is a compilation of his knowledge and how mentalism has survived through the test of time.