758 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Penetration / Ambitious Card Theme
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Unknown Card comes to Top/Bottom on hand or with paper-wrapped deck, long card
Tricks with Cards 42
Unknown Die vier wiedervereinigten Könige No. 22, Kings pushed in four different positions comes to top, four indifferent cards palmed on top of them
Der Kartenkünstler 27
Unknown Die geflohenen und wieder eingefangenen Haremsdamen three Queens placed on top, bottom and center, all together after cut, also two methods for four Queens, in one of which all four come back to the top
Related to Der moderne Kartenkünstler 106
Unknown Der Zuschauer als Karten-Kommandant card shuffled back by spectator, yet it appears on top
Related to Der moderne Kartenkünstler 224
Unknown Die Wanderung einer Karte selection travels from top to center of deck, or from center to top
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 8) 115
Unknown Card to Top visual, top change and air pressure turnover
New Era Card Tricks 43
C. Vogel Die Karte als Streber "Die Kartenschule von Carl Willmann"
top card pushed in center, shown back on top, repeated multiple times, top change
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 4 No. 7) 99
Unknown Card to Bottom top and bottom cards shown indifferent, then selection travels to the bottom
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 4 No. 5) 69
Unknown Top, Bottom or Center spectator decides whether his selection should appear on top, bottom or in the center
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 5 No. 1) 5
Unknown Suggestions for its Use selection appears at bottom with small explosion, chemical
Later Magic 61
Charles T. Jordan The Impossible Journey No. 20, selection comes to top in rubber banded deck, executing classic pass with rubber banded deck
Related toVariations Thirty Card Mysteries 58
Jack Merlin A Four Ace Assemble aces rise on top of the deck
Merlin's Master Miracles 4
Jack Merlin The Pass as a Trick no passes, to fool those familiar with passes, ambitious card plot
Merlin's Master Manipulations 6
Jack Merlin Here There and Everywhere ambitious card, then stop trick, twice the card is at the stopped position
Merlin's Master Miracles 15
Jack Merlin Pass Using Second Dealing ambitious card sequence, second deal
Merlin's Master Manipulations 6
Ralph W. Hull Hull's "Eye Popper"
"Eye-Openers" 4
Ralph W. Hull Two/Three of Diamonds pseudo duplicates for ambitious card phase
"Eye-Openers" 5
Dr. James William Elliott Dr. Elliott's Presentation three selections come to top
Farelli's Card Magic — Part One 28
Tom Sellers "Duplex" on the Top Card two cards placed on top of two halves, then put in center and they come back to top
More Secrets 6
Tommy Tucker The Perfect Shift double lift to fake a pass
Expert Manipulative Magic 13
Unknown The Ambitious Card two phases, including card from under shoe back to top
Card Manipulations (Issue 3) 48
Tom Sellers On the Top four phases
Card Tricks That Work 5
Unknown Push-In Switch for Ambitious Card
Card Tricks That Work 6
Unknown A New Top Change second card is palmed while top one is displayed, then replaced
Card Manipulations (Issue 4) 86
Laurie Ireland On the Bottom, on Top and in the Pocket
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1935, "New Card and Coin Manipulation") 23
Lin Searles An Amusing Reversal ambitious card, then chosen card turns over, double backer
Related to The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Summer Extra 1936) 134
Dick Madden The Modern Eye-Popper short card used to simplify double lift
The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 25) 155
Unknown Introducing the Ambitious Card Trick card appears face-up on deck during springing of cards, application of Spring Palm
Card Manipulations (Issue 5) 132
Unknown Acrobatic Jacks four jacks come together on top, stripper deck
Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 272
Theodore Annemann A Couple of Cards Get Together two selections come together on top despite the spectator's overhand shuffle, pencil dot card
Related to Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 82
Theodore Annemann The Ambitious Card end stripper deck
Also published here Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 282
Jess E. Mills The Super Eye Popper ambitious type routine with duplicate (king of clubs with one spade pip)
The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Winter Extra 1936/37) 181
Unknown The Mene Tekel Deck - 1. basic application
Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 257
Unknown On the Top chosen card comes to top, short card
Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 310
Unknown The Slap Trick card comes to top, Seven vs. Eight impromptu duplicate
Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 337
Frank Lane Double Backed Card Routine back of selection changes, ambitious card phase, count-down phase, card reverses, double index gaff and double backer
Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 118
Ralph W. Hull The Eye Popper svengali/mirage deck
Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 254
Ralph W. Hull "Knock 'em Off with a Stick" two cards, with Pop-Eyed Eye-Popper deck
Greater Magic 532
Dai Vernon, Sam Leo Horowitz, Arthur Finley The Ambitious Card with double backer
Related to Greater Magic 481
Unknown The Double Lift with a Short Card with ambitious card phase
Greater Magic 475
Ralph W. Hull The Pop-Eyes Eye-Popper Trick with Pop-Eyed Eye-Popper deck
Greater Magic 532
Laurie Ireland Card Control
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1938) 7
Frederick Braue The Pop-Up Card
Variations Expert Card Technique 285
Unknown The Ambitious Twins
Expert Card Technique 285
Edward Marlo General Ace Trick aces come to top one by one, same ace is shown on top four times as sucker presentation
Early Marlo (Issue Pasteboard Presto) 19
Unknown The Omnipresent Eight
Expert Card Technique 287
Martin Gardner Eye-Pop Routine two selections reverse in the center, then travel back to top, pseudo duplicates
12 Tricks with a Borrowed Deck 18
Unknown The Obliging Card apparently mistake is made, ambitious phase
Expert Card Technique 322
Laurie Ireland Deuces and Trays sucker ambitious twice, deuces shown as threes and transform in threes when spectator protests
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1940) 15
Unknown Ambitious Card Move
Expert Card Technique 286
Unknown Cover for the Ambitious Card Double Lift
Expert Card Technique 287
Unknown The First Phase
Expert Card Technique 283
Unknown Using Double Lift Turnup two methods
Expert Card Technique 284
Edward Marlo The Ambitious Card facilitating double lift by bending top cards
Early Marlo (Issue Pasteboard Presto) 19
Unknown A Stubborn Card
More Card Manipulations (Issue 3) 20
The Great Merlini Behind the Eight Ball Effect #1: Top card changes into selection
Effect #2: Another selection comes to top
Effect #3: selection is stabbed to with another card
Effect #4: Magic Thrust
Effect #5: spectator seals card in envelope (glimpsed with alcohol)
The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 114) 673
Laurie Ireland Card Control card transformation, ends up in pocket
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1940) 7
Al Baker The Ambitious Card two phases
The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Magical Ways and Means) 156
Deane Moore Double Lift Substitute
More Card Manipulations (Issue 4) 16
Jean Hugard, Frederick Braue The Fantastic Fan four Aces keep reappearing on bottom of deck, sucker phase, then to shoulder
Related to Tricks and Sleights 23
Theodore Annemann The Modern Eye Popper short card used to simplify double lift
Full Deck of Impromptu Card Tricks 49
Warner Perry To the Top with stranger card (which is not the selection)
Hugard's Magic Monthly - Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 3 No. 2) 133
Arthur H. Buckley The Obstrusive Queens Experiment No. 39 - using two black queens
Card Control 207
Arthur H. Buckley The Four Bandits Expermient No. 43 - jacks are produced, inserted in middle and come to top, deck is separated in reds and blacks
Card Control 213
Arthur H. Buckley The Ambitious Card Experiment No. 23
Card Control 177
James G. Thompson Jr. Thompson's Discontented Card
The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 105) 422
Arthur H. Buckley Wishful Thinking Experiment No. 25 - peeked card comes to top in clean manner
Card Control 181
John Brown Cook The Transfer of a Card double deal from centre for short ambitious card sequence
Card Control 80
Arthur H. Buckley The Illusive Transfer Experiment No. 40
Card Control 208
Jean Hugard Card Magic on The Revolution (air pressure turnover), also with two cards in quick succession or as Ambitious Card phase
Related to Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 3 No. 8) 187
Bert Allerton Pump Room Phantasy two Aces appear on top and bottom
Related to Stars of Magic (Vol. 3 No. 1) 39
Edward Marlo The "S" Shaped Turn Over multiple lift for ca. five cards, S-crimp
Marlo In Spades 6
Edward Marlo Flight of Time card is chosen by counting procedure, then card travels to top or to other packet
The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 137) 549
Unknown Ambitious Card including push-through sequence
The Royal Road to Card Magic 147
Unknown A Bit of Byplay
The Royal Road to Card Magic 172
Al Leech An Ambitious Card Climax
For Card Men Only 25
Paul LePaul Aces Up!
Variations The Card Magic of Le Paul 203
Dai Vernon Ambitious Card
Stars of Magic (Vol. 5 No. 2) 76
Hen Fetsch Band-It Card Cache same effect as Band-It Card, more rubber bands and clean at the end
Band-It Card 3
Hen Fetsch Band-It Card selection is lost in the deck and encircled with two rubber bands, deck is placed behind back and when shown again selection is on face of the still encircled deck
Band-It Card 1
Leon M. Dick Boy Meets Girl four queens and four jacks
The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 188) 753
Edward Marlo Ambitious Card Routine roughed duplicate
Unknown 11
Bruce Elliott Brrrrtttt! phase for ambitious card
Also published here The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 231) 924
Edward Marlo Effect No. 10 peeked-at card is shown reversed with table spread, optional ambitious card sequence follow-up
The Marlo Miracle Deck 6
Bill Simon The Magnetic Cards cards are cut in four packets, one card selected and with that card the other of the same value rise on top of each packet
Effective Card Magic 137
Bill Simon Double Rise two cards placed on the table, half of the deck put on each, both rise to the top
Variations Effective Card Magic 139
Bill Simon The Ambitious Card cards travel from center to the top and back to the center
Effective Card Magic 66
Bill Simon The Thought-Of Ace thought of ace (or all aces) rise to top
Effective Card Magic 109
Dai Vernon The Unambitious Card card travels down from top one card at a time, for magicians
The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 253) 1010
Al Leech An Ambitious Card
Manipulating with Leech 26
Bill Simon Ambitious Bit with the side slip
Effective Card Magic 115
Frank Garcia Garcia's Interlude sucker sequence, side slip fake
The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 263) 1051
Edward Marlo In One Shuffle aces lost in deck, still on top
The Cardician 83
Edward Marlo The Follow Up Aces Aces lost in deck come to top
Related to The Cardician 91
George Blake Olla Podrida
  • ambitious card with two cards, as a magician's gag
  • rabbit from hat joke
  • torn & restored paper, magician's gag
The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 287) 1148
Bruce Elliott, Dai Vernon The Ambitious Card! last phase in spectator's hands (Vernon)
Related to Classic Secrets of Magic 160
Al Leech A Suspicious Move garden path
Card Man Stuff 7
Edward Marlo Flight of Time card is chosen by counting procedure, then card travels to top or to other packet
The Cardician 11
Edward Marlo Ambitious Card Move
The Cardician 54
Frank Garcia, Dai Vernon Topper Garcia's topper mover, two handed bluff display on top, Vernon's variation one handed
Related to The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 282) 1126
Cy Endfield The Ambitious Card
Cy Endfield's Entertaining Card Magic — Part III 5
J. B. Bobo The Traveling Joker one black card placed among twenty-six red cards always ends up on top, then card travels from packet to packet
Also published here Top Secrets of Magic 22
Bruce Elliott Brrrrtttt! phase for ambitious card
Also published here The Best in Magic 138
Edward Marlo Travelling Double two cards travel to top of deck
The Tabled Palm 12
Edward Marlo Card to Top on tabled deck, using tabled palm
The Tabled Palm 19
Edward Marlo Rise-Rise-Rise card from center rises to top visible, tabled, two methods (Tenkai and Flat Palm)
Variations The Tabled Palm 23
Edward Marlo The Lost Card sucker presentation, using The Card Transfer
The Tabled Palm 36
Bert Allerton The Eye Popper
The Close-Up Magician 24
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Ambitious 52 cards come to the top in order, mates are always on the bottom
The Cardiste (Issue 6) 15
Al Leech Doubly Ambitious
Cardmanship 6
Edward Marlo D. As Ambitious
Seconds, Centers, Bottoms 75
Al Leech A Triple Discovery first card rises to the top and transforms in the second and third selected card
Cardmanship 17
Edward Marlo Marlo's Acrobatic Aces four aces travel to top repeatedly, then to pocket
The Multiple Shift 57
Charlie Miller The Homing Deuces four Twos keep reappearing on bottom of deck, sucker phase
Related to An Evening with Charlie Miller 60
Max Malini Card Jumps to Top single phase Ambitious Card
The Magic of Charles Earle Miller 55
Edward Marlo Card travels to bottom tabled, context (point 3.)
Card Switches 11
Nate Leipzig, Charlie Miller Leipzig's Card Production Variation card clings to hand
The Magic of Charles Earle Miller 62
Harry Lorayne Flash Aces four Aces from different parts to top
Variations Close-up Card Magic 119
Edward Marlo K. M. Move Follow Up Aces setting up
Inspired by The K. M. Move 11
Edward Marlo Tilt Doubly Ambitious "Sixteenth Effect"
Tilt! 25
Harry Lorayne Lorayne's Ambitious Card Routine
Close-up Card Magic 51
Jochen Zmeck, Ralph W. Hull Schneller als das Auge ambitious phases with mirage deck, also as double ambitious phase
Enzyklopädie der Rauh-Glatt-Kartentricks - Teil I 14
Edward Marlo Ambitious Routine
The K. M. Move 7
Edward Marlo Gathering of the Clan "Sixth Effect", quartet lost in deck, reappears on top
Related to Tilt! 13
Edward Marlo Tilted Aces "Seventeenth Effect", Aces placed into center come to top, no cuts, see p. 1 for credit information
Variations Tilt! 25
Frank Garcia The Apex Ace Aces vanish on pack, Ace of Spades comes to top three times, aces reappear face up
Related toVariations Close-up Card Magic 88
Edward Marlo Two
The K. M. Move 3
Jochen Zmeck Das Mene-Tekel-Spiel roughed short/long menetekel and applications
1. card to top
2. card through table
3. divination
4. rising card
5. card to pocket
6. card travels between two slates
7. having multiple cards chosen
Enzyklopädie der Rauh-Glatt-Kartentricks - Teil I 21
Neal Elias Tilt Contribution
Tilt! 28
Edward Marlo Note using Tilt in ambitious card routine, "most obvious use (...) for this reason I have avoided it", getting into position before removing top card
Tilt! 15
Nate Leipzig Leipzig's Opener card comes to the bottom of the deck several times, then penetrates performer's hand
Variations Dai Vernon's Tribute to Nate Leipzig 156
Nate Leipzig Ambitious Card Quickie double deal turnover, from center and top
Dai Vernon's Tribute to Nate Leipzig 162
Peter Kane Aces A-Risin'! two aces buried separately come to top
A Card Session with Peter Kane 6
Harry Lorayne Double-Lift Gag sucker presentation
Deck-Sterity 11
Edward Marlo Effect 7 card visually comes to top twice, see also page 29
On the Acrobatic Cards 17
Edward Marlo Slip Cut Routine aces are cut in deck, yet come back to top multiple times
Expert Card Conjuring 18
Carmen D'Amico Face Up Aces four times card changes into ace which then comes back to top
Expert Card Conjuring 78
Edward Marlo Marlo Top Change
Expert Card Conjuring 33
Edward Marlo Transfer Palm Sequence
Expert Card Conjuring 120
Edward Marlo Effect 2 card jumps off top of deck, twice, double jumps from deck
On the Acrobatic Cards 26
Arthur Setterington Joe Smith - Magician seven cards, ace of spades comes several times to the top and then changes places with card in the pocket
The Joe Smith Mysteries 3
Edward Marlo Follow Up Aces
Related to Expert Card Mysteries 139
Aldini Roughly Ambitious Ambitious Card routine with packet of twenty cards
Roughingly Yours 7
Tony Kardyro T.K's Ambitious Joker joker comes to the top twice then transforms into selection
The Cardiste (Issue 13) 10
Tony Kardyro T.K.'s Ambitious Card Supreme three cards, card reversed in the end
The Cardiste (Issue 13) 9
Edward Marlo How Many card placed on table, cards dealt onto it, rises to top
Advanced Fingertip Control 142
Robert (Bob) Hess Spirit Aces black aces rise to top of four-Ace-packet repeatedly, a black ace travels from pocket back to aces, then red aces to pocket
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 4th Folio) 378
Mike Rogers Still Avid color changing back kicker
Kabbala — Volume 1 (Vol. 1 No. 2) 10
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 Kabbala — Volume 1 (Vol. 1 No. 3) 18
Al Baker Ambitious Card from Daley Notebooks
Variations The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7 No. 2) 474
Edward Marlo For the Unambitious related to "Coming Up in the World", see correction on page 34
Related to Kabbala - Volume 1 (Vol. 1 No. 2) 11
J. Stewart Smith To The Top "Coming Up in the World" precursor, shown by a soldier in 1942, see also p. 415, p. 426 for comment by Charles Hudson
Related to The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 6) 413
Gaylord E. Hill Fastest Card in the West card apparently in center + air-pressure turnover
The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 27) 132
Roy Walton Below Zero visual small packet elevator
Inspired by
  • Bob Ostin's "Submarine Card"
Variations
Cardboard Charades 44
Edward Marlo They're All Alike ambitious type routine shown, people think they're all the same, but they're all blank
Kabbala - Volume 1 (Vol. 1 No. 8) 62
Mack Picknick Picnick's Aces aces to top
Variations Card Cavalcade 89
William P. Miesel Dual Ambitious one to top, one to bottom
Kabbala - Volume 2 (Vol. 2 No. 2) 13
Roy Walton Ambitious 1-2-3-4 ambitious sequence with Ace through Four, one of them changes to selection, see p. 608 for comment by Walton, see p. 640 for get-into by Robin Robertson
Inspired byRelated toAlso published here The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7 No. 11) 559
Ben Christopher Unlimited Elevator four Kings buried in deck, four queens one by one placed on top and attracting its King
  • Impromptu Method
Related toVariations The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7 No. 12) 567
James G. Thompson Jr. The Ambitious Card short routine with Braue Pop-Up Card finish
The Living End 12
Neal Elias Ambitious Get Ready "Get Ready For Braue After Zingone" (see next trick)
Inspired by The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7 No. 3) 477
Frank Garcia Ambitious Card - 1. classic sequence to load new card above a.c.
Million Dollar Card Secrets 48
Frank Garcia Ambitious Card - 3. paintbrush change
Million Dollar Card Secrets 49
T. Nelson Downs Ambitious Card - 5. double backer
Million Dollar Card Secrets 51
Bill Simon, Frank Garcia Control Knockout card is produced on top via slip cut two times
Related to
  • "Slip Cut Effect" (Ed Marlo, The Gen, April 1956)
Million Dollar Card Secrets 45
Frank Garcia Ambitious Card - 4. card is apparently seen produding from centre
Related to Million Dollar Card Secrets 50
Edward Marlo Ambitious Swindle hidden use of Edward Victor's Color Change
Related to Kabbala — Volume 1 (Vol. 1 No. 10) 81
Louis Zingone Surprise Reverse card on top, another card put in center, it rises to top and other card is reversed in center
VariationsAlso published here
  • Surprise Reverse (Cigam, Walter Schwartz, 1931)
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7 No. 3) 477
Karl Fulves Double Up using four aces, this is actually page 36A
Related to Packet Switches (Part One) 36
Derek Dingle Impromptu Elevator four Kings buried in deck, four queens one by one placed on top and attracting its King, see also p. 728 for comment by John Holland
Inspired byRelated to The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 5) 610
Francis Haxton Impromptu Unlimited four chosen card buried in deck, joker placed on top attracts the selections to top one by one
Inspired by The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 11) 660
Lin Searles Aces Up
Variations The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 8th Folio) 670
Frederick Braue Ambitious Variation
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 7) 626
Jack Avis Topsy Turvy triumph with ambitious phases and four-of-a-kind kicker
Epilogue (Issue 18) 163
Karl Fulves, Bert Allerton Topped Card appears on top
Packet Switches (Part One) 41
Karl Fulves Which One strange presentation
Packet Switches (Part Two) 121
Frank Garcia, Edward Victor Ambitious Opener
Super Subtle Card Miracles 159
Frank Garcia Ace Spectacular ambitious phase with aces, then kings turn over and change to aces via Larreverse
Super Subtle Card Miracles 71
Wesley James Coming Up In The World
Related toVariations Super Subtle Card Miracles 165
Harry Lorayne The Persistence-of-Vision Control
Rim Shots 96
Charles T. Jordan Elasticity card inserted in middle of banded deck, deck tossed in air, selection appears at face, from the 1920s
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 12) 682
Roy Walton The Ambitious Ghost ambitious sequence with Ace through Four, one of them changes to selection
Inspired byVariationsAlso published here Card Script 26
Tom Ellis Super Rise Loading Move, see p. 985 for Wesley James reference
Related to The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 6) 721
Jerry Mentzer, Derek Dingle Ambitious Ace-Two-Three-Four-Five
Card Cavalcade II 155
Gray Leese Uprising order of four cards changes
Epilogue (Issue 20) 187
William Zavis Up Down & Around routine, ace to four of spades and five red cards, spades penetrate, reverse and one changes place with a red card
Pabular (Vol. 1 No. 4) 42
Roy Walton Ambitious 1-2-3-4 ambitious sequence with Ace through Four, one of them changes to selection
Inspired byRelated toAlso published here Card Cavalcade 3 45
Harry Lorayne The Ultra Move for the Ambitious Card
Afterthoughts 17
Harry Lorayne The Ultra Move and the Fast Pass
Afterthoughts 19
Karl Fulves Kannibal Kards - Phase Four four jacks become three, then two, then one, single card placed in center comes back to top with other jacks
Related to Kannibal Kards 3
Dr. Gordon C. Peck That Top Card Ambitious card type of sequence with short card
Magic With Faucett Ross 217
Karl Fulves Infinitely Ambitious ambitious phase with random card, described as endless loop
Related to The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 10) 1041
Roger Smith Think-Spell - And the Great Invisible Pass thought-of card spelled to, then put in center and comes back to top, progressive set-up
Smith's Mini-Lecture Notes No. 1 5
Karl Fulves Up, Up & Away credit information for Ambitous Classic type routines
Epilogue (Issue Special No 1) 243
Larry Jennings An Ambitious Classic two methods
Epilogue (Issue Special No 3 (Part 2)) 269
Karl Fulves 2-Card Ambitious two cards used for ambitious card routine in which bottom card travels to top, then shown that neither is the card
Methods with Cards — Part 1 49
Karl Fulves Ambitious Lady queen rises to top of two-card packet
Methods with Cards — Part 2 100
Roy Walton Runaround small packet multiple ambition, aces appear, joker transposes with four Queens
Card Cavalcade 3 60
Jerry K. Hartman Up, Up & Away
Inspired by Epilogue (Issue Special No 1) 238
Ken Krenzel, Roy Walton, Bob Ostin Light & Heavy Card odd-backed card sinks in a small packet, faces transform
Epilogue (Issue Special No 2) 247
Karl Fulves Paper-Clip Variation queen rises to top of two-card packet, other card changes
Methods with Cards — Part 2 101
Paul Harris Solid Deception
VariationsAlso published here Paul Harris Reveals Some Of His Most Intimate Secrets 1
Edward Marlo Ambitious Card Routine roughed duplicate
Early Marlo (Issue Oddity & Other Miracles) 128
Olof Jonsson, Al Mann Levitation chosen card appears on top of the deck after spectator shuffled the deck, psy presentation
The Third Ecstasy 32
Harvey Rosenthal Ambitious Delight several phases
Close-Up Sampler — Part 2 4
Ken Krenzel Kung Fu Card
Kabbala — Volume 3 (Vol. 3 No. 8) 103
Roy Walton Ambitious Movie apparently visual penetration to top
VariationsAlso published here Pabular (Vol. 3 No. 1) 310
Philip T. Goldstein Tabled Ambition with the Lyle push in change, card is pushed in the deck half way sticking out, and with the card the the deck is cut, rest on top
Classic Tackler 16
Slydini Drop Steal top cards lapped while inserting card near top
The Best of Slydini ...and More 91
Carmen D'Amico D'Amico's Application on Bob Nelson's Discovery
Marlo's Magazine Volume 2 263
Jerry Mentzer Ambitious Red Back color changing backs kicker
Card Cavalcade Four 76
Edward Marlo Double Tilt plus Addition plus Effect aces come back to top and are switched out
Marlo's Magazine Volume 2 291
Edward Marlo Doubly Ambitious three phases
Marlo's Magazine Volume 2 257
Martin A. Nash Queens Uprageous see p. 447 for additional crediting
Any Second Now 197
Dai Vernon Depth Charge Ace to Four rise to top
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. Close-Up Folio #10) 1027
Dai Vernon Double Quick top and bottom cards buried, return to top, repeat
VariationsAlso published here The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. Close-Up Folio #8) 1008
Harvey Rosenthal Routined Miracles suggested combination of referenced routines
Inspired by The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. Close-Up Folio #8) 1010
Bob Stencel, Karl Fulves Stencel's Effect three Aces placed in deck, top three cards dealt onto remaining Ace, they're the Aces
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. Close-Up Folio #10) 1028
Dai Vernon Single Ambition three phases
Related to The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. Close-Up Folio #7) 989
Edward Marlo Ambitious Goal using T.K. Drop Sleight
Marlo's Magazine Volume 2 213
J. B. Bobo The Traveling Joker one black card placed among twenty-six red cards always ends up on top, then card travels from packet to packet
Also published here Innovative Magic No. 1 8
Edward Marlo Togetinto using T.K. Drop Sleight
Related to Marlo's Magazine Volume 2 214
Bill Wisch Application see application B)
Palm Change 1 & 2 7
David Carré The Card Expert multiphase routine, fullstack
Pabular (Vol. 3 No. 6) 366
John Cornelius John Cornelius Method
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. Close-Up Folio #10) 1027
Roger Smith Some Ultimate Pass Ideas pseudo pass for magicians, duplicate
Inspired by
  • "Ultimate Pass" (Roger Smith, Necromancer)
The Ultimate Card Book No. 1 5
Martin A. Nash Limited Ambitions see p. 447 for additional crediting
Any Second Now 207
Roger Smith The Card That Went in the Deck on Top card put reversed in center is claimed to travel invisibly to top, becomes visible when dealt off the deck, second deal
Innovative Magic No. 2 21
Philip T. Goldstein Very Good Hand five cards shown as Ace of Spades, then royal flush in hearts
Also published here Card Cavalcade Four 107
Ken Krenzel As an Ambitious Card Ending Block Turnover
The Card Classics of Ken Krenzel 18
Philip T. Goldstein Remembrance of Cards Past short ambitious card sequence, back of card changes
Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 1 No. 11) 128
Theodore Annemann Die Ehrgeizige Karte (ambitious card) using End-Stripper Deck
Also published here Einfach Wunderbar — Wunderbar Einfach 115
Ken Krenzel The "One-Card" Double Lift
Related to The Card Classics of Ken Krenzel 62
John C. Wagner Ace-Two-Three-Four
7 Secrets 42
Allan Ackerman Variance Variant with transformation kicker
Related toVariations Here's My Card 90
Bob Farmer Cabungle alternate handling, with application for packet ambitious card sequence
Inspired by Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 5) 511
Philip T. Goldstein Very Good Hand card rises several time, all alike, royal flush as a kicker
Also published here Notions 3
Roger Smith Repeating Elevator #1 with Ace through Five
The Ultimate Card Book No. 4 7
Roger Smith Repeating Elevator #2 with Ace through Five, handling variation
The Ultimate Card Book No. 4 8
Unknown Comedy Ambitious one way forcing back climax
Card Cavalcade Finale 35
Jerry Mentzer Ambitious Red Back color changing backs kicker of ambitious card
Card Cavalcade Finale 21
Harry Lorayne Lorayne's Invisible Pass Routine first single cards come to top, then all aces (presented as invisible pass demonstration)
Variations Quantum Leaps 116
Juan Tamariz, Fred Robinson The Tamariz Ambitious Double
Related to Pabular (Vol. 5 No. 12) 776
Jerry Mentzer Ambitious Card
Card Cavalcade Finale 28
Tony Noice For Ambitious Experts using passes
Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 2 No. 7) 219
Karl Fulves Blind Ambition one card penetrates another
Shape Changers 34
Gene Maze Rising Aces
The Gene Maze Card Book 70
Harry Lorayne Two Ambitious more a transposition theme
Also published here Lecture Notes 12
Karl Fulves Buried Alive
Interlock 10
Frederick Braue Pop-Up Card without credit
Jim Ryan Close-Up: Sensational Stunners 16
Edward Marlo Second Surprise aces put on four piles, collected, aces on top, two methods
Related to 21st Century Card Magic 12
Jim Ryan Misdirection and Manipulation
Jim Ryan Close-Up: Sensational Stunners 15
Karl Fulves Half Ambitious
Milennium Aces 57
Edward Marlo Banded: That's Impossible!
  • First Effect: face card on banded deck changes
  • Second Effect: top and bottom card of banded deck change, a center card turns over
  • Third Effect: face card of banded deck changes
  • Fourth Effect (An Ambitious Bit): card comes to top in banded deck
  • Emphasizing the Difference: card peeked at in banded deck turns over
Related to Cardworks 85
Ken Simmons The Magician's Fooler
The Lost Pages of the Kabbala 57
David Britland Continuum card sticks out from center, second card is added to it, when card is removed, apparently Irv Wiener's move, see p. 94 for credits
Spell-Binder (Vol. 1 No. 2) 29
Harvey Rosenthal Ambition to the bottom using Kelly / Ovette move variation
Spell-Binder (Vol. 1 No. 8) 151
Juan Tamariz Efecto 3°. Anti-Ambiciosa card to bottom
Also published here Magia Potagia — Volume I 25
Don England Down the Elevator and Up the Ladder all cards transform
Inspired by Don England's T.K.O.'s (Issue Clubs) 32
Harry Lorayne Ultraces Aces lost, come to top at once
Best of Friends 539
Daryl Martinez Rising Crime Kings put on four piles which are assembled, Kings appear on top
Related toVariations For Your Entertainment Pleasure 24
James Swain Roundup three cover-passes-handling
Inspired by Best of Friends 295
David Solomon Spectator Loses the Aces spectator cuts aces in deck, then they gather on top
Inspired byRelated to Sessions 16
Larry Jennings "....Always Cut the Cards" cards are cut into deck with spectator
Related toVariationsAlso published here A Visit With Larry Jennings 4
Stephen Tucker Kontract Killer Kards mafia story trick, four kings travel back on top then selection is found
Spell-Binder (Vol. 1 No. 9) 155
Jackie McClements Ambition Accomplished as John McClements, two Aces are produced, Ambitious Card phase with both cards, then selection appears sandwiched between Aces
Related to Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. 18) 344
Roy Walton Ambitious Movie apparently visual penetration to top
For Your Entertainment Pleasure 31
Derek Dingle The Alpha Toss Toss Change Handling, see also page 24 for visual change idea
The Collected Almanac (Vol. 1 No. 1) 1
Karl Fulves, J. W. Sarles The Higher Elevation two methods
Related to Six Impromptu Card Tricks 42
Derek Dingle Too Many Cards with ambitious card phases
Related to The Complete Works of Derek Dingle 106
Jerry K. Hartman Bi-Way ace travels up and down in 4-card packet, further credits see page 55
Variations The Collected Almanac (Vol. 1 No. 3) 17
Jean-Jacques Sanvert Moving Up black Aces keep juming to top in four Ace packet, inspired by Hartman effect, two methods
Inspired by
  • an idea from "Odd Lifts" (J. K. Hartman)
Related to
Best of Friends 485
Philip T. Goldstein Con-Sequence credit information, color changing back kicker
Inspired byAlso published here shuffled lecture 1
Phillip Young What Floor Please? Ace, Two and Three packet ambitious card, then Two and Three change into a Five and ace changes color
Fingers don't Entertain, People Do 21
Philip T. Goldstein Very Good Hand Ace of Spades rises several time, all alike, royal flush as a kicker
Also published here Packet Tricks 8
Michael Ammar Yeast Card ambitious card with card to match book finale, folded
Encore III 24
Daryl Martinez Sunrise four of a kind, reds come back to top even though when alternated
The New York Magic Symposium — Collection 2 91
Edward Marlo The Knoxville Aces four piles, ace on each, packets assembled, aces travel to top
Related to Epoptica (Issue 3) 168
Meir Yedid Tip Top Aces Aces lost in four piles, they come back to top
Also published here Off the Wall 1
Ross Bertram Up and Up two times, tabled
Bertram on Sleight of Hand 112
Ross Bertram Bertram's Ascending Card tabled deck
Bertram on Sleight of Hand 160
Ross Bertram Bertram's Descending Card card inserted in middle sinks to bottom, tabled
Bertram on Sleight of Hand 110
Ross Bertram An Uplifting Application
Bertram on Sleight of Hand 158
Stephen Tucker Jogger ambitious card sequence, card moves in a fan
Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. 29) 555
Stephen Tucker Top Deck two ambitious card moves
  • card on top penetrates second card only, out jogged
  • card out jogged at the back comes to the top
Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. 30) 589
Stephen Tucker Snow Fall ambitious card move, card sinks through deck
Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. 32) 628
Pascal Monmoine Cal-Pass card sticks out from deck and is flipped over on top, in that process one card is added, also as a visual color change
Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. 25) 478
Simon Lovell The Second Deal in Leiu of a Double Lift "Lieu" (sic)
Second to None 38
Ron Ferris The Magic "Six"
Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 6 No. 12) 856
Jon Racherbaumer Any-Floor Elevator small packet ambitious routine with change to kings kicker
Inspired by The New York Magic Symposium — Collection 2 76
Philip T. Goldstein Chromavator elevator packet version, color-changing back kicker
Also published here MajorMinor 8
Philip T. Goldstein Chromated combining preceding Chromavator and Chromatwist
VariationsAlso published here MajorMinor 10
Philip T. Goldstein Chromatose combining preceding Chromavator and Chromatwist
Also published here MajorMinor 11
David Britland Fourlorn last card vanishes
Inspired byVariations Cardopolis (Issue 1) 22
Stephen Tucker Rock Around Ambitious card, but deck is then revealed to be wrapped in rubberbands around all the edges (Paul Harris's Solid Deception ending, with rubberbands)
Inspired by The Card-Mad-gic of Stephen Tucker 17
Arturo de Ascanio Ambition for Two one phase
Related to Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 7 No. 5) 917
Larry Jennings Cut As I Cut gaffed method
Inspired byVariations The Collected Almanac (Vol. 2 No. 17 & 18) 167
Stephen Tucker Weekend Double Ambitious sequence with Marlo Tilt
The Card-Mad-gic of Stephen Tucker 43
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