161 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Penetration / Ambitious Card Theme / Multiple Ambition
  
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Unknown Die vier wiedervereinigten Könige No. 22, Kings pushed in four different positions comes to top, four indifferent cards palmed on top of them
1895 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 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
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
1933 More Secrets 6
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 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 (Issue Pasteboard Presto) 19
Martin Gardner Eye-Pop Routine two selections reverse in the center, then travel back to top, pseudo duplicates
1940 12 Tricks with a Borrowed Deck 18
Jean Hugard, Frederick Braue The Fantastic Fan four Aces keep reappearing on bottom of deck, sucker phase, then to shoulder
Related to 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!
Variations 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
Variations 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
Related toVariations 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
Related to 1961 An Evening with Charlie Miller 60
Harry Lorayne Flash Aces four Aces from different parts to top
Variations 1962 Close-up Card Magic 119
Edward Marlo K. M. Move Follow Up Aces setting up
Inspired byVariations 1962 The K. M. Move 11
Jochen Zmeck, Ralph W. Hull Schneller als das Auge ambitious phases with mirage deck, also as double ambitious phase
1962 Enzyklopädie der Rauh-Glatt-Kartentricks - Teil I 14
Edward Marlo Gathering of the Clan "Sixth Effect", quartet lost in deck, reappears on top
Related to 1962 Tilt! 13
Edward Marlo Tilt Doubly Ambitious "Sixteenth Effect"
1962 Tilt! 25
Edward Marlo Tilted Aces "Seventeenth Effect", Aces placed into center come to top, no cuts, see p. 1 for credit information
Variations 1962 Tilt! 25
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
Related to 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 byAlso published here 1971 Kabbala — Volume 1 (Vol. 1 No. 3) 18
Al Baker Ambitious Card from Daley Notebooks
Variations Dec. 1971 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7 No. 2) 474
Mack Picknick Picnick's Aces aces to top
Variations 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 byRelated toAlso published here Sep. 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
Related toVariations Oct. 1972 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7 No. 12) 567
Karl Fulves Double Up using four aces, this is actually page 36A
Related to 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 byRelated to Mar. 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 Sep. 1973 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 11) 660
Lin Searles Aces Up
Variations Autumn 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
Inspired byRelated toAlso published here 1975 Card Cavalcade 3 45
Martin A. Nash Queens Uprageous see p. 447 for additional crediting
Related to 1977 Any Second Now 197
Edward Marlo Double Tilt plus Addition plus Effect aces come back to top and are switched out
1977 Marlo's Magazine Volume 2 291
Edward Marlo Doubly Ambitious three phases
1977 Marlo's Magazine Volume 2 257
Dai Vernon Double Quick top and bottom cards buried, return to top, repeat
VariationsAlso published here 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 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 Instant Aces Aces distributed into different positions, instantly back on top
1977 The Magic Book 105
Harry Lorayne Lorayne's Invisible Pass Routine first single cards come to top, then all aces (presented as invisible pass demonstration)
Variations 1979 Quantum Leaps 116
Juan Tamariz, Fred Robinson The Tamariz Ambitious Double
Related to 1979 Pabular (Vol. 5 No. 12) 776
Gene Maze Rising Aces
1980 The Gene Maze Card Book 70
Harry Lorayne Two Ambitious more a transposition theme
Also published here 1980 Lecture Notes 12
Edward Marlo Second Surprise aces put on four piles, collected, aces on top, two methods
Related to 1981 21st Century Card Magic 12
Daryl Martinez Rising Crime Kings put on four piles which are assembled, Kings appear on top
Related toVariations 1982 For Your Entertainment Pleasure 24
James Swain Roundup three cover-passes-handling
Inspired by 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 byRelated to 1982 Sessions 16
Larry Jennings "....Always Cut the Cards" cards are cut into deck with spectator
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1982 A Visit With Larry Jennings 4
Stephen Tucker Kontract Killer Kards mafia story trick, four kings travel back on top then selection is found
1982 Spell-Binder (Vol. 1 No. 9) 155
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
Related to 1983 Epoptica (Issue 3) 168
Meir Yedid Tip Top Aces Aces lost in four piles, they come back to top
Also published here 1983 Off the Wall 1
Frank Simon The Collectavator Aces distributed in fan, the come to top with selection between them
1983 Versatile Card Magic 72
Arturo de Ascanio Ambition for Two one phase
Related to May 1984 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 7 No. 5) 917
Larry Jennings Cut As I Cut gaffed method
Inspired byVariations 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 byVariations 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 here 1985/87 Daryl's Ambitious Card Omnibus 105
Larry Jennings Always Cut The Cards cards are cut into deck with spectator
Related toVariationsAlso published here 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 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
  • Other Schemes
Inspired byRelated to
  • "You're the Gambler" (Precursor XV)
1987 Covenant 7
Jerry Sadowitz Mik Mak Mok Kings lost, Ace of Spaded comes to top, brings the Kings to the top, then they transpose with the Ace
Inspired by 1987 Inspirations 11
Jerry K. Hartman Depth Deceptions 1)
Jan. 1988 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 11 No. 1) 1444
Jerry K. Hartman Depth Deceptions 2)
Jan. 1988 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 11 No. 1) 1444
Dai Vernon The Corsican Climbers two cards, black Eights and Nines
Inspired by
  • "Doubly Ambitious" (Marlo & D'Amico, Classical Foursome, p. 10)
1988 The Vernon Chronicles — Volume 2 155
Meir Yedid Tip-Top Aces
Also published here Nov. 1988 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 11 No. 11) 1564
Edward Marlo As a Memory Gag spectator places Aces in deck, positions apparently memorized, "First, second, third, fourth", they are shown on top
1988 M.I.N.T. — Volume I 238
Brother John Hamman Cream Rises to the Top triumph combo in which aces show up and change into selections
Related to 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 two ambitious cards
Inspired by 1989/91 Sonata 119
Karrell Fox Kings Cross using four Kings, very direct
May 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
Variations 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 1990 Trend Setters 128
David Regal No Cut/Pass Method
Inspired by 1990 Trend Setters 132
Bob King A Cut Above Aces are cut into deck with spectator
Inspired byAlso published here 1990 More Magician Foolers 9
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
Meir Yedid Die Asse wandern nach oben
Also published here 1991 Meir Yedid 3
Mike Bornstein To the Top four Aces
Feb. 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
Also published here 1992 Modus Operandi 34
David Solomon Four for Four Ace, Two, Three and Four rise to top of packet after distributed among the cards
Related to 1992 The Trapdoor — Volume Two (Issue 46) 831
Bob King A Cut Above (I) Aces are cut into deck with spectator
Also published here 1992 The Breather 8
Bob King A Cut Above (II) Aces are cut into deck with spectator
Inspired by 1992 The Breather 12
John W. McClure Face it, Kings are Ambitious four kings appear face up on deck
Nov. 1993 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 16 No. 11) 2290
David Regal Back they Come four of a kind, not presented as ambitious card
Jan. 1993 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 16 No. 1) 2170
Juan Tamariz Two Times Ambitious two phases
Feb. 1993 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 16 No. 2) 2176
Meir Yedid Tip Top Aces Aces lost in four piles, they come back to top
Also published here 1993 Memorable Magic 4
Jack Carpenter No Table Aces Aces face up at different positions, all travel to top one by one, then distribute back to original positions
Also published here 1993 Profile (Issue 12) 10
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
Inspired by 1995 Arcane (Issue 14) 204
David Solomon Four for Four Squared Ace, Two, Three and Four rise to top of packet after distributed among the cards, repeat in spectator's hands
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1995 The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 56) 1055
Karl Fulves The Three Burglars No. 9, updated version with a coin
1995 Self-Working Close-up Card Magic 15
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 1997 Jennings '67 39
Ken Krenzel The Last Heist four touched cards are jacks, distributed and come together, repeat, they change back color
Related to 1997 Ingenuities 152
Nick Trost Ambitious Ace, Deuce, Trey
Inspired by 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
David Solomon Four For Four Squared Ace, Two, Three and Four rise to top of packet after distributed among the cards, repeat in spectator's hands
Also published here 1997 Solomon's Mind 53
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)
Also published here 1997 Solomon's Mind 210
Roy Walton, Dai Vernon, Al Baker Ambitious 1-2-3-4
Related to 1998 Card College — Volume 3 568
Bill Simon, Roberto Giobbi Rise and Switch Double Rise plus transpo
Inspired by 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
Inspired by 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 byRelated toVariations 1998 The Noir Test 19
Karl Fulves Random Access
Inspired byRelated to 1998 The Noir Test 23
Peter Duffie, Gene Maze The Straggler sandwich placed in center, sandwich cards come to top, selection now reversed
1998 Covert Concepts 9
James Swain The Four Robbers updating a Classic
1999 21st Century Card Magic 60
David Regal A Short Leap Four Kings rise from the bottom of a packet to the top, used as conclusion to any assembly sequence
1999 Close-Up & Personal 182
Baltazar Fuentes Finnel Finessed four Aces lost and found
2000 I'm Dancing 45
Harry Lorayne Double Toss Change two-card catch action as two-card switch, Jinx dynamics
  • Double Ambition application
  • two Aces change color two times (Tens Routine)
2001 Personal Collection 101
Harry Lorayne Two Ambitious more a transposition theme
Also published here 2001 Personal Collection 223
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson The Pathfinders three cards chosen and lost (similar to Free Cut Principle procedure without using it), they come back to the top of three piles, then they all come to top of deck
  • Phase 1: Identifying the Pathfinders
  • Phase 2: The Pathfinders Form a Team
  • Final Phase: Send Out the Search Party
Related to
  • "Spectator Cuts to the Aces" (Frank Garcia lecture notes)
2003 Card Conspiracy — Vol. 2 126
David Solomon Clearly Up the Ladder Ace, Two, Three and Four rise to top of packet after distributed among the cards, repeat in spectator's hands
Inspired by 2007 The Wisdom of Solomon 205
Arturo de Ascanio Double Ambitious - The Seventh Heaven multiple phases
Related to 2008 The Magic of Ascanio — More Studies of Card Magic 198
Hiroshi Sawa Sheepdog Aces come to the top repeatedly
Dec. 2008 Genii (Vol. 71 No. 12) 34
Ken Krenzel Three Card to Top
2009 Relaxed Impossibilities 32
Dani DaOrtiz Ambiciosa progresiva multiple ambitious card phase, with multiple ambitious finale
2009 El Manuscrito (Vol. 2 No. 8) 189
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 (Issue May 2) 133
Karl Fulves Self Stak Royal Flush cards cut into deck by spectator and performer, one of them pops out and rest is on top
Related to 2010 Prolix (Issue 7) 484
Paul LePaul, Shane Cobalt LePaul's Aces four Aces placed on bottom of deck one by one, rise to the top
Inspired by 2012 Chasing Dovetails 2
Karl Fulves Aces Two Go four Aces on table in row, one by one they are cut into deck and the indifferent top card placed on table instead, tabled cards are Kings and top four cards the Aces
2012 Prolix (Issue 10) 656
J. W. Sarles Ace Prelude three Aces cut face-up into different parts of the deck, last Ace face-up on top, immediately all four Aces are dealt face-up from top
2012 Prolix (Issue 10) 690
Steven Hamilton Uprising first Ace rises, then Ace and Two together, then Ace to Three
2013 The Magic of Steven Hamilton 61
Harapan Ong Cull the Police! jacks face-up at different position come to top, burglars
Variations 2014 Close Culls 23
Harry Lorayne Progressive Elevator, Plus four Aces, one put in center comes to top, then two, then three, then four, optional selected card or Royal Flush kicker
Also published here
  • "The Classic Collection - Vol. 1" (2005)
2015 JawDroppers! 9
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
Johnny Thompson Stilted Tilt Ace to Four placed in deck, all come back to top
Inspired by 2018 The Magic of Johnny Thompson (Issue 1) 129
Zhenjie Gao 蒸蒸日上 (On The Rise) Four Kings placed into four different parts of the deck, all rise to the top of the deck
Inspired by
  • "Four Its Own Sake" (Jared Kopf)
2018 一盅两件 23
Steve Reynolds Follow-Up Aces different intro
Inspired by 2019 Output (Issue 3) 26
José Carroll Ambitious Aces
2019 52 Lovers — Through the Looking-Glass 267
Steve Forte ambitious aces
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 985
Steve Forte Tilt Shift bluff spacing multiple shift
Related to 2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 1016