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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 see also "Das schräg oder conisch beschnittene Spiel" (1896) 1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 106
Jack Merlin A Four Ace Assemble aces rise on top of the deck 1927/28 Merlin's Master Miracles 4
Dr. James William Elliott Dr. Elliott's Presentation three selections come to top 1933 Farelli's Card Magic - Part One 28
Theodore Annemann A Couple of Cards Get Together two selections come together on top despite the spectator's overhand shuffle, pencil dot card see also "A Couple of Cards Get Together" (Theodore Annemann, 1934) 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 82
Unknown Acrobatic Jacks four jacks come together on top, stripper deck 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 272
Ralph W. Hull "Knock 'em Off with a Stick" two cards, with Pop-Eyed Eye-Popper deck 1938 Greater Magic 532
Unknown The Ambitious Twins 1940 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 1940 Early Marlo (Section "Pasteboard Presto") 19
Jean Hugard & Frederick Braue The Fantastic Fan four Aces keep reappearing on bottom of deck, sucker phase, then to shoulder see also "The Homing Deuces" (Charlie Miller, 1961) 1943 Tricks and Sleights 23
Arthur H. Buckley The Obstrusive Queens Experiment No. 39 - using two black queens 1946 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 1946 Card Control 213
Paul LePaul Aces Up! varied by "LePaul's Aces" (Paul LePaul & Shane Cobalt, 2012) 1949 The Card Magic of Le Paul 203
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 1952 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 varied by "Night Riser" (Howard Schwarzman, 1979) 1952 Effective Card Magic 139
Edward Marlo In One Shuffle aces lost in deck, still on top 1953 The Cardician 83
Edward Marlo The Follow Up Aces aces lost in deck come to top see also "K. M. Move Follow Up Aces" (Edward Marlo, 1962),
"Second Surprise" (Edward Marlo, 1981),
"Roundup" (James Swain, 1982),
"The One Armed Bridge Player" (Gus Southall, 1984),
"Three Phase Follow-Up" (Randy Wakeman, 1985),
"Follow-Up on Follow-Up" (Randy Wakeman, 1987),
"Kings "High"Way" (Harry Lorayne, 1990)
1953 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
1953 The Phoenix 251 - 300 (Issue 287) 1148
Edward Marlo Travelling Double two cards travel to top of deck 1957 The Tabled Palm 12
Al Leech Doubly Ambitious 1959 Cardmanship 6
Edward Marlo Marlo's Acrobatic Aces four aces travel to top repeatedly, then to pocket 1961 The Multiple Shift 57
Charlie Miller The Homing Deuces four Twos keep reappearing on bottom of deck, sucker phase see also "The Fantastic Fan" (Jean Hugard & Frederick Braue, 1943),
"Two Dollars and Aces" (Charlie Miller, 1961)
1961 An Evening with Charlie Miller 60
Harry Lorayne Flash Aces four aces from different parts to top 1962 Close-up Card Magic 119
Edward Marlo K. M. Move Follow Up Aces setting up inspired by "The Follow Up Aces" (Edward Marlo, 1953) 1962 The K. M. Move 11
Peter Kane Aces A-Risin'! two aces buried separately come to top 1967 A Card Session with Peter Kane 6
Edward Marlo Slip Cut Routine aces are cut in deck, yet come back to top multiple times 1968 Expert Card Conjuring 18
Carmen D'Amico Face Up Aces four times card changes into ace which then comes back to top 1968 Expert Card Conjuring 78
Edward Marlo Follow Up Aces see also "The Follow Up Aces" (Edward Marlo, 1953) 1969 Expert Card Mysteries 139
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 "The Colorful Demonstration" (Ron Ferris, Linking Ring, Jan. 1969),
"Power Poker" (Michael Skinner, 1982)
1971 Kabbala - Volume 1 (Vol. 1 No. 3) 18
Al Baker Ambitious Card from Daley Notebooks varied by "Ambitious 1-2-3-4" (Roy Walton, 1972),
"Ambitious Ace, Deuce, Trey" (Nick Trost, 1997)
1971 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7 No. 2) 474
Mack Picknick Picnick's Aces aces to top see also "Picnick at the Summit" (Roberto Giobbi & Mack Picknick, 1998) 1972 Card Cavalcade 89
William P. Miesel Dual Ambitious one to top, one to bottom 1972 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 by "Ambitious Card" (Al Baker, 1971),
see also "Ambitious 1-2-3-4" (Roy Walton & Dai Vernon & Al Baker, 1998),
also published as "Ambitious 1-2-3-4" (Roy Walton, 1975)
1972 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
see also "Unmix Problem" (Karl Fulves, 1980),
varied by "Impromptu Unlimited" (Francis Haxton, 1973),
"Impromptu Unlimited" (Jack Avis, 1973),
"Impromptu Elevator" (Derek Dingle, 1973)
1972 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7 No. 12) 567
Karl Fulves Double Up using four aces, this is actually page 36A see also "Broken Elmsley Count" (Karl Fulves, 1975) 1973 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 by "Unlimited Elevator" (Ben Christopher*, 1972),
see also "Biddle Count Switch" (Karl Fulves, 1975)
1973 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 "Unlimited Elevator" (Ben Christopher*, 1972) 1973 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 11) 660
Lin Searles Aces Up varied by "A Gambler Holds Out the Aces" (Larry Jennings, 1997) 1973 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 8th Folio) 670
Roy Walton Ambitious 1-2-3-4 ambitious sequence with Ace through Four, one of them changes to selection see also "Duplex" (William Goodwin, 2015),
also published as "Ambitious 1-2-3-4" (Roy Walton, 1972)
1975 Card Cavalcade 3 45
Edward Marlo Double Tilt plus Addition plus Effect aces come back to top and are switched out 1976 Marlo's Magazine Volume 2 291
Edward Marlo Doubly Ambitious three phases 1976 Marlo's Magazine Volume 2 257
Martin A. Nash Queens Uprageous see p. 447 for additional crediting 1977 Any Second Now 197
Dai Vernon Double Quick top and bottom cards buried, return to top, repeat varied by "Routined Miracles" (Harvey Rosenthal, 1977),
also published as "Double Quick" (Dai Vernon, 1985/87)
1977 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 "Vernon's X-Press" (Dai Vernon, 1977),
"Double Quick" (Dai Vernon, 1977)
1977 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. Close-Up Folio #8) 1010
Dai Vernon Depth Charge Ace to Four rise to top 1977 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. Close-Up Folio #10) 1027
Bob Stencel & Karl Fulves Stencel's Effect three Aces placed in deck, top three cards dealt onto remaining Ace, they're the Aces 1977 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. Close-Up Folio #10) 1028
Harry Lorayne Lorayne's Invisible Pass Routine first single cards come to top, then all aces (presented as invisible pass demonstration) varied by "Passed Ambitions" (Joel Givens, 1996) 1979 Quantum Leaps 116
Juan Tamariz & Fred Robinson The Tamariz Ambitious Double see also "Double Ambitious" (Juan Tamariz, 1989 / 91) 1979 Pabular (Vol. 5 No. 12) 776
Gene Maze Rising Aces 1980 The Gene Maze Card Book 70
Edward Marlo Second Surprise aces put on four piles, collected, aces on top, two methods see also "The Follow Up Aces" (Edward Marlo, 1953) 1981 21st Century Card Magic 12
Daryl Martinez Rising Crime kings put on four piles which are assembled, kings appear on top see also "Diamond Bar" (Daryl Martinez, 1984) 1982 For Your Entertainment Pleasure 24
James Swain Roundup three cover-passes-handling inspired by "The Follow Up Aces" (Edward Marlo, 1953) 1982 Best of Friends 295
Harry Lorayne Ultraces aces lost, come to top at once 1982 Best of Friends 539
David Solomon Spectator Loses the Aces spectator cuts aces in deck, then they gather on top inspired by "In One Shuffle" (Edward Marlo, 1953),
see also "Always Cut The Cards" (Larry Jennings, 1986)
1982 Sessions 16
Larry Jennings Always Cut the Cards cards are cut into deck with spectator see also "Always Cut The Cards" (Larry Jennings, 1986) 1982 A Visit With Larry Jennings 4
Daryl Martinez Sunrise four of a kind, reds come back to top even though when alternated 1983 The New York Magic Symposium - Collection 2 91
Edward Marlo The Knoxville Aces four piles, ace on each, packets assembled, aces travel to top see also "Spectator Cuts the Aces as a Prelude" (Neal Elias, 1984) 1983 Epoptica (Issue 3) 168
Arturo de Ascanio Ambition for Two one phase 1984 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 7 No. 5) 917
Larry Jennings Cut As I Cut gaffed method inspired by "Always Cut The Cards" (Larry Jennings, 1986) 1984 The Collected Almanac (Vol. 2 No. 17&18) 167
Stephen Tucker Weekend Double Ambitious sequence with Marlo Tilt 1984 The Card-Mad-gic of Stephen Tucker 43
Edward Marlo Four Packet Ambition four aces on four packets are placed to bottom and travel back up 1985 Best of Friends - Volume II 384
Randy Wakeman Three Phase Follow-Up aces come to top twice, then vanish inspired by "The Knoxville Knockout" (Edward Marlo, 1979),
"Loaded Dice" (Jeff Busby (reviewer), 1987),
varied by "Follow-Up on Follow-Up" (Randy Wakeman, 1987)
1985 Formula One Close-Up 19
Frederick Braue & Jean Hugard The Ambitious Twins 1985/87 Daryl's Ambitious Card Omnibus 104
Dai Vernon Double Quick also published as "Double Quick" (Dai Vernon, 1977) 1985/87 Daryl's Ambitious Card Omnibus 105
Larry Jennings Always Cut The Cards cards are cut into deck with spectator see also "Always Cut the Cards" (Larry Jennings, 1982),
"Spectator Loses the Aces" (David Solomon, 1982),
"Cut As I Cut" (Larry Jennings, 1984),
"Random Access" (Karl Fulves, 1998),
"Even Money Aces" (Karl Fulves, 1998)
1986 The Classic Magic of Larry Jennings 1
Jerry Sadowitz Ambitious Aces Repeat Ambitious Aces done twice 1986 Close-up Framework 10
Ken Simmons Ace-Bitiously Yours aces come to top multiple times 1986 Riffling the Pasteboards 7
Ken Simmons Ace-Bitiously - The Follow-Up four aces come to bottom, then to top 1986 Riffling the Pasteboards 11
Randy Wakeman Follow-Up on Follow-Up new approach inspired by "Three Phase Follow-Up" (Randy Wakeman, 1985) 1987 Special Effects 57
Karl Fulves Block of Eight spectator upjogs any four-of-a-kind, buried, then rises to top 1987 Covenant 2
Karl Fulves Uncut Version Aces on four piles, assembled, one riffle shuffle, aces on top, including "Other Schemes" inspired by "Uncut Aces" (S. W. Sarles, Secret Session),
see also "You're the Gambler" (Precursor XV)
1987 Covenant 7
Jerry K. Hartman Depth Deceptions 1) 1988 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 11 No. 1) 1444
Jerry K. Hartman Depth Deceptions 2) 1988 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 11 No. 1) 1444
Dai Vernon The Corsican Climbers two cards, black 8s and 9s inspired by "Doubly Ambitious" (Marlo & D'Amico, Classical Foursome, p. 10) 1988 The Vernon Chronicles - Volume 2 155
Meir Yedid Tip-Top Aces 1988 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 11 No. 11) 1564
Brother John Hamman Cream Rises to the Top triumph combo in which aces show up and change into selections see also "Progressive Triumph" (Karl Fulves, 1973) 1989 The Secrets of Brother John Hamman 191
Edward Marlo The Ambitious Four ambitious aces 1989 So Soon? 11
Karl Fulves Aces In One "Always Cut the Cards" plot 1989 Kaleidoscope 16
Juan Tamariz Double Ambitious full routine with 2 ambitious cards inspired by "The Tamariz Ambitious Double" (Juan Tamariz & Fred Robinson, 1979) 1989 / 91 Sonata 119
Karrell Fox Kings Cross using four Kings, very direct 1990 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 13 No. 5) 1787
Bruce Cervon Floating Aces four aces one by one rise to top, then all at once, using Tilt varied by "Escalating Aces" (Tom Gagnon, 1995) 1990 Ultra Cervon 9
Harry Lorayne Primal Ambition using two cards 1990 Trend Setters 22
Harry Lorayne Kings "High"Way aces on four piles are cut into deck and come to top inspired by "The Follow Up Aces" (Edward Marlo, 1953) 1990 Trend Setters 128
David Regal No Cut/Pass Method inspired by "Kings "High"Way" (Harry Lorayne, 1990) 1990 Trend Setters 132
Edward Marlo Magnetic Ace & Color Separation aces stay on top even though faro shuffled into deck, deck is shuffled into red-black separation 1991 The Olram File (Issue 10) 15
Karl Fulves X-pert aces lost, then dealt off the top again inspired by "X Marks the Plot" (Fulves, Cheat Sheet #2) 1991 28 Card Tricks 11
Steve Pressley The Ace of Influence four phases, aces end up together on top 1991 The Trapdoor - Volume Two (Issue 39) 711
Mike Bornstein To the Top four Aces 1992 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 15 No. 2) 2032
Jack Carpenter No Table Aces aces face up at different positions, all travel to top one by one, then distribute back to original positions 1992 Modus Operandi 34
David Solomon Four for Four ace, two, three and four raise to top of packet see also "Four for Four Squared" (David Solomon, 1995) 1992 The Trapdoor - Volume Two (Issue 46) 831
John W. McClure Face it, Kings are Ambitious four kings appear face up on deck 1993 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 16 No. 11) 2290
David Regal Back they Come four of a kind, not presented as ambitious card 1993 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 16 No. 1) 2170
Juan Tamariz Two Times Ambitious two phases 1993 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 16 No. 2) 2176
Dai Vernon The Four Aces aces distributed in deck reappear all together 1994 More Greater Magic 1234
Karl Fulves Astral Aces four odd-backed aces cut into deck, suddenly they're together in deck, they change into 5-card royal flush 1994 Crooked Tales 68
Karl Fulves Top Secret aces lost via tabled shuffles without crimps, then back on top 1994 Crooked Tales 90
Persi Diaconis The Persi Diaconis Presentation for Tilted Aces four aces come to top all at once 1995 Arcane (Issue 14) 204
David Solomon Four for Four Squared ace, two, three and four raise to top of packet see also "Four for Four" (David Solomon, 1992) 1995 The Trapdoor - Volume Three (Issue 56) 1055
Karl Fulves Return To Base aces lost, then shown together at bottom 1996 Blocking Off 106
James Swain Miracle Aces Aces lost in deck, yet come to bottom at once 1996 Miracles with Cards 100
Larry Jennings The '65 Aces aces vanish, spectator finds aces, come to top, turn over in deck, different handling options 1997 Jennings '67 148
Larry Jennings A Gambler Holds Out the Aces inspired by "Aces Up" (Lin Searles, 1973) 1997 Jennings '67 39
Ken Krenzel The Last Heist four touched cards are jacks, distributed and come together, repeat, they change back color see also "Four Ace Reverse" (Edward Marlo, 1945) 1997 Ingenuities 152
Nick Trost Ambitious Ace, Deuce, Trey inspired by "Ambitious Card" (Al Baker, 1971) 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 167
Karl Fulves Necromancer three selections rise to the top one by one, last one into the case, packet with cut-out hole 1997 The Vampire Chronicles 38
Roy Walton & Dai Vernon & Al Baker Ambitious 1-2-3-4 see also "Ambitious 1-2-3-4" (Roy Walton, 1972) 1998 Card College - Volume 3 568
Bill Simon & Roberto Giobbi Rise and Switch Double Rise plus transpo 1998 Card College - Volume 3 590
Roberto Giobbi & Mack Picknick Picnick at the Summit four aces travel from different positions to the top of the deck see also "Picnick's Aces" (Mack Picknick, 1972) 1998 Card College - Volume 3 773
Karl Fulves Even Money Aces selected four-of-a-kind mixed with 4 other cards, all cards cut in deck, they're back on top, aces kicker inspired by "Even Money Proposition" (Karl Fulves, 1969),
see also "Always Cut The Cards" (Larry Jennings, 1986),
varied by "Random Access" (Karl Fulves, 1998)
1998 The Noir Test 19
Karl Fulves Random Access inspired by "Even Money Aces" (Karl Fulves, 1998),
see also "Always Cut The Cards" (Larry Jennings, 1986)
1998 The Noir Test 23
James Swain The Four Robbers updating a Classic 1999 21st Century Card Magic 60
Ken Krenzel Three Card to Top 2009 Relaxed Impossibilities 32
Tyler Wilson Pick-up Line aces pushed in different positions come to top 2010 Reinventing the Real 18
Roberto Giobbi Tilt to the Hilt double ambitious sequence, including impromptu duplicates 2010 Secret Agenda (Section "May 2") 133
Paul LePaul & Shane Cobalt LePaul's Aces four Aces placed on bottom of deck one by one, rise to the top inspired by "Aces Up!" (Paul LePaul, 1949) 2012 Chasing Dovetails 2
Harapan Ong Cull the Police! jacks face-up at different position come to top, burglars 2014 Close Culls 23
So Sato Amnesia Aces alternated with indifferent card on top of deck, aces come to top 2016 The Secrets of So Sato 148
So Sato Amnesia Lite three Aces alternated with indifferent card on top of deck, aces come to top 2016 The Secrets of So Sato 153