The magician displays a random mix of ten cards, all spot cards and a single Ace of Spades. He explains these cards are used in a game called, "Ten Card Poker Slam" - with just ten cards cheating is impossible. The cards are mixed face down and dealt in a row. The magician and the spectator take turns selecting cards until each has five cards.
The magician reveals his hand: four 2s and an Ace of Spades - Four of a Kind - BUT - - - The spectator's hand is a Straight Flush in diamonds, 6D, 7D, 8D, 9D and 10D - and a Straight Flush beats Four of a Kind, so the magician has the losing hand.
The magician repeats what he said earlier: with ten cards cheating is impossible, but magic is all about the impossible - snapping his cards he turns them over to reveal a Royal Flush in spades, which beats the Straight Flush.
Only ten cards used. No switches. No sleights. No rough and smooth. Also includes an extended Ten Card Deal routine with three phases ending with the magic appearance of the Royal Flush.
1st edition 2023, PDF 11 pages.
word count: 3258 which is equivalent to 13 standard pages of text