552 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 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 topRelated to Der moderne Kartenkünstler 106
Unknown Der Zuschauer als Karten-Kommandant card shuffled back by spectator, yet it appears on topRelated to Der moderne Kartenkünstler 224
Unknown Card to Top visual, top change and air pressure turnover New Era Card Tricks 43
Unknown Suggestions for its Use selection appears at bottom with small explosion, chemical Later Magic 61
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
Dr. James William Elliott Dr. Elliott's Presentation three selections come to top Farelli's Card Magic - Part One 28
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 backerRelated 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 cardRelated to Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 82
Theodore Annemann The Ambitious Card end stripper deck 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
Ralph W. Hull The Eye Popper svengali/mirage deck Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 254
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
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
Unknown The Slap Trick card comes to top, Seven vs. Eight impromptu duplicate Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 337
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 backerRelated 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
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 shoulderRelated 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
John Brown Cook The Transfer of a Card double deal from centre for short ambitious card sequence Card Control 80
Arthur H. Buckley Wishful Thinking Experiment No. 25 - peeked card comes to top in clean manner Card Control 181
Arthur H. Buckley The Illusive Transfer Experiment No. 40 Card Control 208
Bert Allerton Pump Room Phantasy two Aces appear on top and bottom 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
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 cardAlso published here The Phoenix 201 - 250 (Issue 231) 924
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 topVariations 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 topRelated 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 Ambitious Card Move The Cardician 54
Edward Marlo Flight of Time card is chosen by counting procedure, then card travels to top or to other packet The Cardician 11
Frank Garcia, Dai Vernon Topper Garcia's topper mover, two handed bluff display on top, Vernon's variation one handedRelated 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 26 red cards always ends up on top, then card travels from packet to packet Top Secrets of Magic 22
Bruce Elliott Brrrrtttt! phase for ambitious cardAlso 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 phaseRelated 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 Close-up Card Magic 119
Edward Marlo K. M. Move Follow Up Aces setting upInspired by The K. M. Move 11
Harry Lorayne Lorayne's Ambitious Card Routine Close-up Card Magic 51
Frank Garcia The Apex Ace aces vanish on pack, Ace of Spades comes to top 3 times, aces reappear face up Close-up Card Magic 88
Edward Marlo Ambitious Routine The K. M. Move 7
Edward Marlo Two The K. M. Move 3
Nate Leipzig Leipzig's Opener card comes to the bottom of the deck several times, then penetrates performer's handVariations 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 by Kabbala - Volume 1 (Vol. 1, No. 3) 18
Al Baker Ambitious Card from Daley NotebooksVariations 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 34Related 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 HudsonRelated to The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6, No. 6) 413
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 topVariations 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 RobertsonInspired 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
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
Bill Simon, Frank Garcia Control Knockout card is produced on top via slip cut two timesRelated to
  • "Slip Cut Effect" (Ed Marlo, The Gen, April 1956)
Million Dollar Card Secrets 45
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
Frank Garcia Ambitious Card - 4. card is apparently seen produding from centreRelated to Million Dollar Card Secrets 50
Edward Marlo Ambitious Swindle hidden use of Edward Victor's Color ChangeRelated 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 centerVariationsAlso 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 36ARelated 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 HollandInspired 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 oneInspired 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
Jack Avis Topsy Turvy triumph with ambitious phases and four-of-a-kind kicker Epilogue (Issue 18) 163
Frederick Braue Ambitious Variation The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8, No. 7) 626
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 Ace Spectacular ambitious phase with aces, then kings turn over and change to aces via Larreverse Super Subtle Card Miracles 71
Frank Garcia, Edward Victor Ambitious Opener Super Subtle Card Miracles 159
Wesley James Coming Up In The World Related to 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
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
Tom Ellis Super Rise Loading Move, see p. 985 for Wesley James referenceRelated to The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9, No. 6) 721
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 selectionRelated 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 jacksRelated to Kannibal Kards 3
Dr. Gordon C. Peck That Top Card Ambitious card type of sequence with short card Magic With Faucett Ross 217
Jerry K. Hartman Up, Up & Away Inspired by
  • "Ambitious Ghost" (Roy Walton, Card Script)
Epilogue (Issue Special No 1) 238
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 Infinitely Ambitious ambitious phase with random card, described as endless loopRelated 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 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
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
Carmen D'Amico D'Amico's Application on Bob Nelson's Discovery Marlo's Magazine Volume 2 263
Edward Marlo Double Tilt plus Addition plus Effect aces come back to top and are switched out Marlo's Magazine Volume 2 291
Paul Harris Solid Deception Variations Paul Harris Reveals Some Of His Most Intimate Secrets 1
Edward Marlo Doubly Ambitious three phases Marlo's Magazine Volume 2 257
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
Edward Marlo Ambitious Goal using T.K. Drop Sleight Marlo's Magazine Volume 2 213
Edward Marlo Togetinto using T.K. Drop SleightRelated to Marlo's Magazine Volume 2 214
Ken Krenzel Kung Fu Card Kabbala - Volume 3 (Vol. 3, No. 8) 103
Roy Walton Ambitious Movie apparently visual penetration to topVariationsAlso 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
Jerry Mentzer Ambitious Red Back color changing backs kicker Card Cavalcade Four 76
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, repeatVariationsAlso published here The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10, No. Close-Up Folio #8) 1008
Harvey Rosenthal Routined Miracles suggested combination of referenced routinesInspired 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 phasesRelated to The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10, No. Close-Up Folio #7) 989
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
Martin A. Nash Limited Ambitions see p. 447 for additional crediting Any Second Now 207
Roger Smith Some Ultimate Pass Ideas pseudo pass for magicians, duplicateInspired by
  • "Ultimate Pass" (Roger Smith, Necromancer)
The Ultimate Card Book No. 1 5
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
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 kickerRelated to Here's My Card 90
Bob Farmer Cabungle alternate handling, with application for packet ambitious card sequenceInspired by Pabular (Vol. 4, No. 5) 511
Philip T. Goldstein Very Good Hand card rises several time, all alike, royal flush as a kicker Notions 3
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
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 methodsRelated 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
Cardworks 85
Ken Simmons The Magician's Fooler The Lost Pages of the Kabbala 57
Don England Down the Elevator and Up the Ladder all cards transformInspired by Don England's T.K.O.'s (Issue Clubs) 32
Daryl Martinez Rising Crime kings put on four piles which are assembled, kings appear on topRelated to For Your Entertainment Pleasure 24
James Swain Roundup three cover-passes-handlingInspired by Best of Friends 295
Harry Lorayne Ultraces aces lost, come to top at once Best of Friends 539
David Solomon Spectator Loses the Aces spectator cuts aces in deck, then they gather on topInspired byRelated to Sessions 16
Larry Jennings "....Always Cut the Cards" cards are cut into deck with spectatorVariationsAlso published here A Visit With Larry Jennings 4
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 methodsRelated to Six Impromptu Card Tricks 42
Derek Dingle Too Many Cards with ambitious card phasesRelated 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 55Variations The Collected Almanac (Vol. 1, No. 3) 17
Jean-Jacques Sanvert Moving Up black aces keep juming to top in 4 ace packet, inspired by Hartman effect, two methodsInspired 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 kickerInspired by 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
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 topRelated to Epoptica (Issue 3) 168
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
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 kickerInspired by The New York Magic Symposium - Collection 2 76
Philip T. Goldstein Chromavator elevator packet version, color-changing back kicker MajorMinor 8
Philip T. Goldstein Chromated combining preceding Chromavator and Chromatwist MajorMinor 10
Philip T. Goldstein Chromatose combining preceding Chromavator and Chromatwist MajorMinor 11
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 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 7, No. 5) 917
Larry Jennings Cut As I Cut gaffed methodInspired 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
Steve Beam Early Riser ambitious card sequence, card rises once visibly, plunger The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 3) 37
Steve Beam Downs' Upper variation on the Downs change, without table, as an ambitious card sequence The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 3) 39
Danny Korem, Jerry Andrus The Omni Deck short Ambitious Card routine ending with clear block of glassInspired by Korem without Limits 153
Edward Marlo Four Packet Ambition four aces on four packets are placed to bottom and travel back up Best of Friends - Volume II 384
Randy Wakeman Three Phase Follow-Up aces come to top twice, then vanishInspired byVariations Formula One Close-Up 19
Unknown Routine routine outline:
- Surprise Spell
- Card turns over
- Ambitious
- Rub a Dub Dub
Related to The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 5) 18
Jay Sankey Bit By Bit half the signature comes to top, then full signature, visual The New York Magic Symposium - Collection 4 58
Walter E. Cummings Ambitious Karate using Karate Move Best of Friends - Volume II 333
Unknown Ambitious Card Move pushing double in, push-in change, palming bottom half to top The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 2) 20
Frederick Braue The Braue Turndown same as Tamariz/Bruce Turnover/Replacement The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 3) 25
Roxy Ambitious Blacks small packet variation using 4 reds and blacks Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 8, No. 5) 1066
Frederick Braue Ambitious Card Move upward buckle to visualize arrival at top The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 4) 23
Unknown Push-In Change Ambitious Card Sequence burying the card deeper The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 5) 20
Unknown Ambitious Card Move card appears face-up on top as cards are sprung in other hand The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 5) 27
Philip T. Goldstein Sub-Scription signed joker travels up and down in 4-card-packet, double backers Best of Friends - Volume II 437
Frederick Braue The Pop-Up Card Daryl's Ambitious Card Omnibus 30
Jean Hugard Under Foot Daryl's Ambitious Card Omnibus 114
James Lewis One For the Money into wallet presentation Daryl's Ambitious Card Omnibus 110
Daryl Martinez Ambitious One-Way Daryl's Ambitious Card Omnibus 115
Daryl Martinez The Ultimate Ambition famous rope finale, for ungaffed versions see referencesVariations Daryl's Ambitious Card Omnibus 117
Frederick Braue, Jean Hugard The Ambitious Twins Daryl's Ambitious Card Omnibus 104
Dai Vernon Double Quick Also published here Daryl's Ambitious Card Omnibus 105
Daryl Martinez The Routine famous long FISM Routine Daryl's Ambitious Card Omnibus 1
Rick Anderson Nothing Changes pointing out top & bottom card Daryl's Ambitious Card Omnibus 103
Anonymous The Kagemusha Principle pseudo duplicate - Idea Daryl's Ambitious Card Omnibus 65
Al Baker The Out-Jog Change Daryl's Ambitious Card Omnibus 48
Verne Chesbro The Double Lift Build-Up Sequence to "load" for another double lift Daryl's Ambitious Card Omnibus 7
Dr. Jacob Daley The Daily Leaper Daryl's Ambitious Card Omnibus 58
Bruce Elliott Brrrrtttt! Daryl's Ambitious Card Omnibus 8
Philip T. Goldstein Fancy Dancer double facer Daryl's Ambitious Card Omnibus 98
Philip T. Goldstein Four-Fifths of the Truth impromptu-duplicate Idea Daryl's Ambitious Card Omnibus 63
Frank Garcia, Bill Spooner Topper bluff displayRelated to Daryl's Ambitious Card Omnibus 20
Philip T. Goldstein Tabled Ambition Daryl's Ambitious Card Omnibus 46
Jean Hugard, Frederick Braue Cover for the Ambitious Card Double Lift Daryl's Ambitious Card Omnibus 60
Vic Kirk Signed with Suspicion Daryl's Ambitious Card Omnibus 41
Edward Marlo For the Unambitious Daryl's Ambitious Card Omnibus 12
Edward Marlo Rise, Rise, Rise Daryl's Ambitious Card Omnibus 69
Daryl Martinez The Double Whammo Daryl's Ambitious Card Omnibus 15
Daryl Martinez The Gaffless Houdini-Fooler Daryl's Ambitious Card Omnibus 101
Daryl Martinez The Impromptu Duplicate Daryl's Ambitious Card Omnibus 61
Daryl Martinez A One-Handed Sequence Daryl's Ambitious Card Omnibus 85
Daryl Martinez Tilted and Turned with visual change Daryl's Ambitious Card Omnibus 22
Daryl Martinez To Boldly Go giving indifferent Card to Spectator Daryl's Ambitious Card Omnibus 41
Daryl Martinez The Triple Whammo Daryl's Ambitious Card Omnibus 72
Daryl Martinez Up the Falls Daryl's Ambitious Card Omnibus 24
Dai Vernon The Trick that fooled Houdini double backed card Daryl's Ambitious Card Omnibus 100
Michael Weber Layers of Conviction Daryl's Ambitious Card Omnibus 50
Roy Walton Ambitious Movie apparently visual penetration to topAlso published here Daryl's Ambitious Card Omnibus 66
Michael Weber, Eric Maurin The Whole Truth impromptu-duplicate Idea Daryl's Ambitious Card Omnibus 64
Edward Marlo The Ambitious Miracle-Change as a Push-In Change Daryl's Ambitious Card Omnibus 49
Daryl Martinez The Pass Daryl's Ambitious Card Omnibus 28
Daryl Martinez The Ubiquitous Card small packet is shown all alike Daryl's Ambitious Card Omnibus 94
Daryl Martinez, Edward G. Brown Thin Ambitions with three card packetInspired by Daryl's Ambitious Card Omnibus 24
Rick Anderson Ambitions in Bondage ungaffedInspired by The New York Magic Symposium - Collection 5 138
Larry Jennings Always Cut The Cards cards are cut into deck with spectatorRelated toVariationsAlso published here The Classic Magic of Larry Jennings 1
Jerry Sadowitz Ambitious Aces Repeat Ambitious Aces done twice Close-up Framework 10
Ken Simmons Ace-Bitiously Yours aces come to top multiple times Riffling the Pasteboards 7
Ken Simmons Ace-Bitiously - The Follow-Up four aces come to bottom, then to top Riffling the Pasteboards 11
Larry Jennings 7-Up The Classic Magic of Larry Jennings 56
Jay Sankey Hotfoot ambitious sequence with signed card, then with 2nd card, fusionRelated to Sankey Panky 76
Ben Harris Killer Ambitious Multi phase Ambitious card routine