355 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Penetration / Ambitious Card Theme / Sequences
  
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Unknown Faire tirer une carte au hasard... Pour la faire trouver ensuite... Freely chosen card found on top or in the middle, as spectator wishes
1786 Testament de Jérôme Sharp 115
Unknown Card comes to Top/Bottom on hand or with paper-wrapped deck, long card
1889 Tricks with Cards 42
Unknown Der Zuschauer als Karten-Kommandant card shuffled back by spectator, yet it appears on top
Related to 1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 224
Unknown Die Wanderung einer Karte selection travels from top to center of deck, or from center to top
Aug. 1896 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 8) 115
Unknown Card to Top visual, top change and air pressure turnover
1897 New Era Card Tricks 43
Unknown Card to Bottom top and bottom cards shown indifferent, then selection travels to the bottom
May 1898 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
Jan. 1899 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 5 No. 1) 5
Unknown Suggestions for its Use selection appears at bottom with small explosion, chemical
1903 Later Magic 61
Jack Merlin Pass Using Second Dealing ambitious card sequence, second deal
1927/28 Merlin's Master Manipulations 6
Ralph W. Hull Two/Three of Diamonds pseudo duplicates for ambitious card phase
1932 "Eye-Openers" 5
Tommy Tucker The Perfect Shift double lift to fake a pass
1933 Expert Manipulative Magic 13
Unknown Push-In Switch for Ambitious Card
1934 Card Tricks That Work 6
Unknown The Ambitious Card two phases, including card from under shoe back to top
1934 Card Manipulations (Issue 3) 48
Unknown A New Top Change second card is palmed while top one is displayed, then replaced
1935 Card Manipulations (Issue 4) 86
Laurie Ireland On the Bottom, on Top and in the Pocket
1935 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1935, "New Card and Coin Manipulation") 23
Dick Madden The Modern Eye-Popper short card used to simplify double lift
1936 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
1936 Card Manipulations (Issue 5) 132
Frank Lane Double Backed Card Routine back of selection changes, ambitious card phase, count-down phase, card reverses, double index gaff and double backer
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 118
Ralph W. Hull The Eye Popper svengali/mirage deck
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 254
Unknown The Mene Tekel Deck - 1. basic application
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 257
Unknown On the Top chosen card comes to top, short card
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 310
Unknown The Slap Trick card comes to top, Seven vs. Eight impromptu duplicate
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 337
Unknown The Double Lift with a Short Card with ambitious card phase
1938 Greater Magic 475
Ralph W. Hull The Pop-Eyes Eye-Popper Trick with Pop-Eyed Eye-Popper deck
1938 Greater Magic 532
Laurie Ireland Card Control
1938 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1938) 7
Unknown The Obliging Card apparently mistake is made, ambitious phase
1940 Expert Card Technique 322
Unknown Ambitious Card Move
1940 Expert Card Technique 286
Unknown Cover for the Ambitious Card Double Lift
1940 Expert Card Technique 287
Unknown The First Phase
1940 Expert Card Technique 283
Unknown Using Double Lift Turnup two methods
1940 Expert Card Technique 284
Edward Marlo The Ambitious Card facilitating double lift by bending top cards
1940 Early Marlo (Issue Pasteboard Presto) 19
Unknown A Stubborn Card
1940 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)
1940 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 114) 673
Laurie Ireland Card Control card transformation, ends up in pocket
1940 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1940) 7
Al Baker The Ambitious Card two phases
1941 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Magical Ways and Means) 156
Deane Moore Double Lift Substitute
1941 More Card Manipulations (Issue 4) 16
Theodore Annemann The Modern Eye Popper short card used to simplify double lift
1943 Full Deck of Impromptu Card Tricks 49
Warner Perry To the Top with stranger card (which is not the selection)
July 1945 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 3 No. 2) 133
John Brown Cook The Transfer of a Card double deal from centre for short ambitious card sequence
1946 Card Control 80
Arthur H. Buckley Wishful Thinking Experiment No. 25 - peeked card comes to top in clean manner
1946 Card Control 181
Arthur H. Buckley The Illusive Transfer Experiment No. 40
1946 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 Jan. 1946 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 3 No. 8) 187
Edward Marlo The "S" Shaped Turn Over multiple lift for ca. five cards, S-crimp
1947 Marlo In Spades 6
Edward Marlo Flight of Time card is chosen by counting procedure, then card travels to top or to other packet
1947 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 137) 549
Unknown A Bit of Byplay
1948 The Royal Road to Card Magic 172
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
1949 Band-It Card 1
Hen Fetsch Band-It Card Cache same effect as Band-It Card, more rubber bands and clean at the end
1949 Band-It Card 3
Bruce Elliott Brrrrtttt! phase for ambitious card
Also published here 1951 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
1951 The Marlo Miracle Deck 6
Jack Yeager Ambitious Card Routine climax, card changes to blank card with "That's All, Folks!" written on it
Also published here
  • Jack Yeager's "Second Portfolio of Tricks"
1951 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1951) 3
Al Leech An Ambitious Card
1952 Manipulating with Leech 26
Bill Simon Ambitious Bit with the side slip
1952 Effective Card Magic 115
Frank Garcia Garcia's Interlude sucker sequence, side slip fake
1952 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 263) 1051
Al Leech A Suspicious Move garden path
1953 Card Man Stuff 7
Edward Marlo Flight of Time card is chosen by counting procedure, then card travels to top or to other packet
1953 The Cardician 11
Edward Marlo Ambitious Card Move
1953 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 1953 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 282) 1126
Bruce Elliott Brrrrtttt! phase for ambitious card
Also published here 1956 The Best in Magic 138
Edward Marlo Card to Top on tabled deck, using tabled palm
1957 The Tabled Palm 19
Edward Marlo Rise-Rise-Rise card from center rises to top visible, tabled, two methods (Tenkai and Flat Palm)
Variations 1957 The Tabled Palm 23
Edward Marlo The Lost Card sucker presentation, using The Card Transfer
1957 The Tabled Palm 36
Edward Marlo D. As Ambitious
1959 Seconds, Centers, Bottoms 75
Al Leech Doubly Ambitious
1959 Cardmanship 6
Al Leech A Triple Discovery first card rises to the top and transforms in the second and third selected card
1959 Cardmanship 17
Edward Marlo Card travels to bottom tabled, context (point 3.)
1961 Card Switches 11
Max Malini Card Jumps to Top single phase Ambitious Card
1961 The Magic of Charles Earle Miller 55
Nate Leipzig, Charlie Miller Leipzig's Card Production Variation card clings to hand
1961 The Magic of Charles Earle Miller 62
Edward Marlo Two
1962 The K. M. Move 3
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
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
1962 Enzyklopädie der Rauh-Glatt-Kartentricks - Teil I 21
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
1962 Tilt! 15
Neal Elias Tilt Contribution
1962 Tilt! 28
Jack Avis The Jumping Thought card peeked at, deck shuffled by spectator, card divined and it comes to top
1962 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1962) 69
Nate Leipzig Ambitious Card Quickie double deal turnover, from center and top
1963 Dai Vernon's Tribute to Nate Leipzig 162
Harry Lorayne Double-Lift Gag sucker presentation
1967 Deck-Sterity 11
Edward Marlo Marlo Top Change
1968 Expert Card Conjuring 33
Edward Marlo Transfer Palm Sequence
1968 Expert Card Conjuring 120
Edward Marlo Effect 7 card visually comes to top twice, see also page 29
1968 On the Acrobatic Cards 17
Edward Marlo Effect 2 card jumps off top of deck, twice, double jumps from deck
1968 On the Acrobatic Cards 26
Tony Kardyro T.K's Ambitious Joker joker comes to the top twice then transforms into selection
1969 The Cardiste (Issue 13) 10
Edward Marlo How Many card placed on table, cards dealt onto it, rises to top
1970 Advanced Fingertip Control 142
Edward Marlo For the Unambitious related to "Coming Up in the World", see correction on page 34
Related to 1971 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 Apr. 1971 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
1971 The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 27) 132
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)
1972 Million Dollar Card Secrets 45
Frank Garcia Ambitious Card - 1. classic sequence to load new card above a.c.
1972 Million Dollar Card Secrets 48
Frank Garcia Ambitious Card - 3. paintbrush change
1972 Million Dollar Card Secrets 49
Frank Garcia Ambitious Card - 4. card is apparently seen produding from centre
Related to 1972 Million Dollar Card Secrets 50
T. Nelson Downs Ambitious Card - 5. double backer
1972 Million Dollar Card Secrets 51
Edward Marlo Ambitious Swindle hidden use of Edward Victor's Color Change
Related to 1972 Kabbala — Volume 1 (Vol. 1 No. 10) 81
Neal Elias Ambitious Get Ready "Get Ready For Braue After Zingone" (see next trick)
Inspired by Jan. 1972 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7 No. 3) 477
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)
Jan. 1972 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7 No. 3) 477
Karl Fulves, Bert Allerton Topped Card appears on top
1973 Packet Switches (Part One) 41
Karl Fulves Which One strange presentation
1973 Packet Switches (Part Two) 121
Frank Garcia Ace Spectacular ambitious phase with aces, then kings turn over and change to aces via Larreverse
1973 Super Subtle Card Miracles 71
Frank Garcia, Edward Victor Ambitious Opener
1973 Super Subtle Card Miracles 159
Wesley James Coming Up In The World
Related toVariations 1973 Super Subtle Card Miracles 165
Harry Lorayne The Persistence-of-Vision Control
1973 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
Oct. 1973 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 12) 682
Tom Ellis Super Rise Loading Move, see p. 985 for Wesley James reference
Related to Apr. 1974 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 6) 721
Harry Lorayne The Ultra Move for the Ambitious Card
1975 Afterthoughts 17
Harry Lorayne The Ultra Move and the Fast Pass
1975 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 1975 Kannibal Kards 3
Dr. Gordon C. Peck That Top Card Ambitious card type of sequence with short card
1975 Magic With Faucett Ross 217
Karl Fulves Infinitely Ambitious ambitious phase with random card, described as endless loop
Related to Aug. 1975 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
1975 Smith's Mini-Lecture Notes No. 1 5
Ken Krenzel Kung Fu Card
1976 Kabbala — Volume 3 (Vol. 3 No. 8) 103
Roy Walton Ambitious Movie apparently visual penetration to top
VariationsAlso published here 1976 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
1976 Classic Tackler 16
Slydini Drop Steal top cards lapped while inserting card near top
1976 The Best of Slydini ...and More 91
Carmen D'Amico D'Amico's Application on Bob Nelson's Discovery
1977 Marlo's Magazine Volume 2 263
Edward Marlo Ambitious Goal using T.K. Drop Sleight
1977 Marlo's Magazine Volume 2 213
Edward Marlo Togetinto using T.K. Drop Sleight
Related to 1977 Marlo's Magazine Volume 2 214
Bill Wisch Application see application B)
1977 Palm Change 1 & 2 7
David Carré The Card Expert multiphase routine, fullstack
1977 Pabular (Vol. 3 No. 6) 366
John Cornelius John Cornelius Method
1977 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)
1977 The Ultimate Card Book No. 1 5
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
1977 Innovative Magic No. 2 21
Ken Krenzel As an Ambitious Card Ending Block Turnover
1978 The Card Classics of Ken Krenzel 18
Ken Krenzel The "One-Card" Double Lift
Related to 1978 The Card Classics of Ken Krenzel 62
Philip T. Goldstein Remembrance of Cards Past short ambitious card sequence, back of card changes
Nov. 1978 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 1 No. 11) 128
Tony Noice For Ambitious Experts using passes
July 1979 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 2 No. 7) 219
Karl Fulves Buried Alive
1980 Interlock 10
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 1981 Cardworks 85
Ken Simmons The Magician's Fooler
1981 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
Related to 1981 Spell-Binder (Vol. 1 No. 2) 29
Harvey Rosenthal Ambition to the bottom using Kelly / Ovette move variation
1981 Spell-Binder (Vol. 1 No. 8) 151
Juan Tamariz Efecto 3°. Anti-Ambiciosa card to bottom
Also published here 1981 Magia Potagia — Volume I 25
Roy Walton Ambitious Movie apparently visual penetration to top
1982 For Your Entertainment Pleasure 31
Derek Dingle The Alpha Toss Toss Change Handling, see also page 24 for visual change idea
1982 The Collected Almanac (Vol. 1 No. 1) 1
Karl Fulves, J. W. Sarles The Higher Elevation two methods
Related to 1982 Six Impromptu Card Tricks 42
Ross Bertram Bertram's Descending Card card inserted in middle sinks to bottom, tabled
1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 110
Ross Bertram Up and Up two times, tabled
1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 112
Ross Bertram An Uplifting Application
1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 158
Ross Bertram Bertram's Ascending Card tabled deck
1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 160
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
1983 Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. 25) 478
Stephen Tucker Jogger ambitious card sequence, card moves in a fan
1983 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
1983 Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. 30) 589
Stephen Tucker Snow Fall ambitious card move, card sinks through deck
1983 Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. 32) 628
Simon Lovell The Second Deal in Leiu of a Double Lift "Lieu" (sic)
1983 Second to None 38
Frank Simon Cutiltillusion card cut into center comes to top, despite an out-jogged marker card, cut/tilt combo
1983 Versatile Card Magic 69
Stephen Tucker Weekend Double Ambitious sequence with Marlo Tilt
1984 The Card-Mad-gic of Stephen Tucker 43
Steve Beam Early Riser ambitious card sequence, card rises once visibly, plunger
1984 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 3) 37
Steve Beam Downs' Upper variation on the Downs change, without table, as an ambitious card sequence
1984 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 3) 39
David Britland Revolution card from top to center, out jogged
1984 Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. 36) 703
Peter Duffie Business for the Top Change spectator apparently saw a switch
1984 Close-Up to the Point 16
Jay Sankey Bit By Bit half the signature comes to top, then full signature, visual
1985 The New York Magic Symposium — Collection 4 58
Walter E. Cummings Ambitious Karate using Karate Move
1985 Best of Friends — Volume II 333
Unknown Ambitious Card Move pushing double in, push-in change, palming bottom half to top
1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 2) 20
Frederick Braue The Braue Turndown same as Tamariz/Bruce Turnover/Replacement
1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 3) 25
Frederick Braue Ambitious Card Move upward buckle to visualize arrival at top
1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 4) 23
Unknown Push-In Change Ambitious Card Sequence burying the card deeper
1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 5) 20
Unknown Ambitious Card Move card appears face-up on top as cards are sprung in other hand
1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 5) 27
Eric DeCamps The Inverted Card short ambitious card sequence, card turned inside out and split, using blank-faced and blank-backed card
Inspired by 1985 The Magic of Eric DeCamps 22
Rick Anderson Nothing Changes pointing out top & bottom card
1985/87 Daryl's Ambitious Card Omnibus 103
Anonymous The Kagemusha Principle pseudo duplicate - Idea
1985/87 Daryl's Ambitious Card Omnibus 65
Al Baker The Out-Jog Change
1985/87 Daryl's Ambitious Card Omnibus 48
Verne Chesbro The Double Lift Build-Up Sequence to "load" for another double lift
1985/87 Daryl's Ambitious Card Omnibus 7
Dr. Jacob Daley The Daily Leaper
1985/87 Daryl's Ambitious Card Omnibus 58
Bruce Elliott Brrrrtttt!
1985/87 Daryl's Ambitious Card Omnibus 8
Frank Garcia, Bill Spooner Topper bluff display
Related toAlso published here
  • Bill Spooner's handling in "Wonderful Routines of Magic" (1969)
1985/87 Daryl's Ambitious Card Omnibus 20
Philip T. Goldstein Fancy Dancer double facer
1985/87 Daryl's Ambitious Card Omnibus 98
Philip T. Goldstein Four-Fifths of the Truth impromptu-duplicate Idea
1985/87 Daryl's Ambitious Card Omnibus 63
Philip T. Goldstein Tabled Ambition
1985/87 Daryl's Ambitious Card Omnibus 46
Jean Hugard, Frederick Braue Cover for the Ambitious Card Double Lift
1985/87 Daryl's Ambitious Card Omnibus 60
Vic Kirk Signed with Suspicion
1985/87 Daryl's Ambitious Card Omnibus 41
Edward Marlo For the Unambitious
1985/87 Daryl's Ambitious Card Omnibus 12
Edward Marlo Rise, Rise, Rise
1985/87 Daryl's Ambitious Card Omnibus 69
Daryl Martinez The Double Whammo
1985/87 Daryl's Ambitious Card Omnibus 15
Daryl Martinez The Gaffless Houdini-Fooler
1985/87 Daryl's Ambitious Card Omnibus 101
Daryl Martinez The Impromptu Duplicate
1985/87 Daryl's Ambitious Card Omnibus 61
Daryl Martinez A One-Handed Sequence
1985/87 Daryl's Ambitious Card Omnibus 85
Daryl Martinez Tilted and Turned with visual change
1985/87 Daryl's Ambitious Card Omnibus 22
Daryl Martinez To Boldly Go giving indifferent Card to Spectator
1985/87 Daryl's Ambitious Card Omnibus 41
Daryl Martinez The Triple Whammo
1985/87 Daryl's Ambitious Card Omnibus 72
Daryl Martinez Up the Falls
1985/87 Daryl's Ambitious Card Omnibus 24
Dai Vernon The Trick that fooled Houdini double backed card
Variations 1985/87 Daryl's Ambitious Card Omnibus 100
Roy Walton Ambitious Movie apparently visual penetration to top
Also published here 1985/87 Daryl's Ambitious Card Omnibus 66
Michael Weber Layers of Conviction
1985/87 Daryl's Ambitious Card Omnibus 50
Michael Weber, Eric A. Maurin The Whole Truth impromptu-duplicate Idea
1985/87 Daryl's Ambitious Card Omnibus 64
Edward Marlo The Ambitious Miracle-Change as a Push-In Change
1985/87 Daryl's Ambitious Card Omnibus 49
Irv Weiner The One-Card Double Lift not really a Deal
Related to 1985/87 Daryl's Ambitious Card Omnibus 90
Daryl Martinez The Pass
1985/87 Daryl's Ambitious Card Omnibus 28
Dai Vernon The Rising Sun very clean phase, one-handed Tenkai Switch
1987 The Vernon Chronicles — Volume 1 164
Eric DeCamps Relativity's Relative signed selection (after ambitious card phases) is split into blank-faced and blank-backed card
Apr. 1987 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 10 No. 4) 1338
Jay Sankey, Richard Sanders An Ambitious Section general comments
1987 When Creators Collide... 41
Richard Sanders A Not so Humble Beginning getting into a routine, selection suddenly appears face-up on deck
1987 When Creators Collide... 41
Peter Duffie Day Tripper Ace of Spades rises from bottom to top on spectator's hand, selection into pocket
Inspired by 1987 Inspirations 87
Karl Fulves One Hand Bandit card cut to bottom comes back to top, one-handed
1987 Secret Session — Part Three 70
José Carroll Variations handling for unloading and inserting card for ambitious card routine
Also published here 1988 52 Lovers 59
Wesley James, José Carroll Coming Up in the World adaption of the move
1988 52 Lovers 70
Edward Marlo Tip - Ambitious Bit #1 Nine as Six
1988 Marlo's Magazine Volume 6 46
Edward Marlo Tip - Ambitious Bit #2
Related to 1988 Marlo's Magazine Volume 6 46
Edward Marlo Tip - Ambitious Bit #3 double back card
1988 Marlo's Magazine Volume 6 106
Edward Marlo Tip - Ambitious Bit #4 card in center transposes with card on top
1988 Marlo's Magazine Volume 6 134
Edward Marlo Tip - Ambitious Bit #5 little routine
1988 Marlo's Magazine Volume 6 134
Edward Marlo, Frederick Braue Tip - Ambitious Bit #6 pop up card with repeat
1988 Marlo's Magazine Volume 6 150
Steve Beam Tenkai Charlie ambitious card move
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1988 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 22) 381
Roy Walton Because It Was There "Riffle Aces"
Related to 1988 The Chronicles (Issue 31) 1373
Jörg Alexander Weber A Case of Ambition card travels back to face of deck in case
1988 First there was a dream 51
Bobby Bernard Swivel-Two
May 1989 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 12 No. 5) 1636
Bill Kalush Single to Double Double Deal Turnover
Mar. 1989 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 12 No. 3) 1616
Gene Maze Single Up
Feb. 1989 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 12 No. 2) 1600
Rick Silberman Double Up
Feb. 1989 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 12 No. 2) 1599
Edward Marlo As an Ambitious Bit
1989 So Soon? 11
Edward Marlo Sophisticated Ambitious Bit
1989 So Soon? 57
Juan Tamariz Effect 3. Anti-Ambitious card to bottom, see also The Magic Way
Also published here 1989/91 Sonata 42
Doug Edwards It's Uncanny
Dec. 1990 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 13 No. 12) 1867
Harry Lorayne Primal Ambition using two cards
1990 Trend Setters 22
Harry Lorayne The 52nd Card top card travels to bottom
1990 Trend Setters 214
Ken Krenzel Going Up
1990 Close-up Impact! 95
Ken Krenzel Rebound card comes to bottom in banded deck
1990 Close-up Impact! 100
Gary Ouellet On the Count of Three!
1990 Close Up Illusions 185
Gary Ouellet Ambitious Challenge after Tilt card sticking out a bit from the front
1990 Close Up Illusions 187
Gary Ouellet Peregrination cards in spread on table
1990 Close Up Illusions 333
Michael Powers The AT&T Trick "ambitious-twist-transpo"
Ace to Four set aside, ambitious sequence with selection which is left outjogged, twisting routine, last card transposes with outjogged selection
1990 Top Secret Stuff 13
Tony Miller Insert Out Miller Variable Placement
June 1991 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 14 No. 6) 1939
José Carroll The Card-Calculator ambitious card, card to number, stop trick, card folded to calculator
Also published here 1991 52 Lovers — Volume II 47
Alex Elmsley Ambitious to the End three phases
1991 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 1 296
Edward Marlo Houdini Would Have Bought This! ambitious sequence with double backer
1991 The Olram File (Issue 10) 13
Karl Fulves Immersed
Related to 1991 28 Card Tricks 49
Ray Mertz Twisted Up pass, as an ambitious card move
1991 The Minotaur (Vol. 3 No. 1) 6
Chris Kenner S.W. Elevator SWE shift to visually let ambitious card move to top
Variations 1992 Totally Out Of Control 152
Edward Marlo Ambitious Beginning
Related to 1992 The Olram File (Issue 12) 5
Neal Elias Before Zingone impromptu double backer ambitious phase
1992 The Olram File (Issue 12) 12
Jerry Sadowitz Ambitious Ending
1993 The Marenzel Reverse 9
Ken Brooke The Ken Brooke Routine with Joe Stuthard's Trilby Deck - Part Three edited reprint from Brooke's magazine "Routine" (1950), card to top, jumps from packet to packet, all cards shown alike, ends clean
1993 New Sorcerer (Vol. 1 No. 5) 16
Dr. Gordon C. Peck Over There "Ron Peck"? card put in one half, other half placed on table, it jumps to tabled half
1993 Rigmarole (Issue 2) 16
Rick Johnsson Larreverse - Ambitious Card
Inspired by 1993 Card File 54
Eddie Fechter Tips, Hints, and Bits of Business various gags, on the classic force and Ambitious Card bit
1993 Fechter 213
Harry Lorayne The Magic Coin spectator checks top card, places coin on top, card rises
Mar. 1994 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 17 No. 3) 2337
Alexander de Cova, Roy Walton Ambitious Riser tabled, apparently visual penetration to top
Inspired by 1994 Secrets No. 1 52
Juan Tamariz Effect 3 - Anti-Ambitious card to bottom
1994 The Tamariz Perpendicular Control 15
Steve Beam Tenkai Charlie ambitious card move
Also published here 1994 The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 52) 962
Homer Liwag Homer Liwag's Dribble Double double lift after dribble pass
1994 The Pass 87
Chris Kenner, Brett Wolf Shifty fake SWE shift to visually let ambitious card move to top, only last phase by Brett Wolf
Inspired byVariations 1994 The Pass 121
Edward Marlo Ambitious Rise card rises from side, put in center, repeated
Inspired by 1995 Facsimile (Issue 3 (Marlophile 1)) 14
Tom Gagnon Ambitious Illusion with the tapping illusion
1995 The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 55) 1032
Ken Beale Offset Ambition "Three Impromptus"
1995 Underworld (Issue 1) 9
Steve Beam Tenkai Charlie ambitious card move
Also published here 1995 Vienna Notes 5
Doug Edwards A Double Lift is a Double Lift similar to Vernon Unload
May 1996 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 19 No. 5) 2648
Michael Kaminskas Birthday Wishes birthday trick, selected card is signed on back, card rises to top and from deck comes birthday tune eventually happy birthday is found written on the front
1996 Miracle Material 34
Michael Kaminskas Step by Step card rises visibly in stages
Inspired by 1996 Miracle Material 47
Joel Givens Passed Ambitions
Inspired by 1996 The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 60) 1164
Joel Givens Slip Up
1996 The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 60) 1165
Wesley James Coming Up in the World
1996 Card College — Volume 2 338
Ken Krenzel It's a Wrap card rises from center to top face up with no handling
1997 Ingenuities 67
Karl Fulves Night Moves card in center of tabled deck, covered with handkerchief, movement, card now on top
1997 The Vampire Chronicles 26
Karl Fulves Red Moon card second from top in hand, covered with handkerchief, movement, card now on top, gimmick with two hinged cards
1997 The Vampire Chronicles 27
Karl Fulves The Summons card in center, deck in hand, covered with handkerchief, spectator's palm on top, movement, card now face-up and perpendicular on top
1997 The Vampire Chronicles 29
Karl Fulves Zoltan
1997 The Vampire Chronicles 67
Wesley James Coming Up in the World with credit information
  • The Load Up I (Coming Up in the World)
  • The Load Up II (Interlocked Set-Up)
  • The Load Up III (Large Block)
1997 The Magical Record and Thoughts of Wesley James 27
Louis Zingone, Frederick Braue Ambitious Card with impromptu double backer
1997 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 8) 22
Roger Klause Second Teaser depth illusion / Vernon-Houdini ambitious phase teaser for magicians
1997 Virtual Foolery 15
Christian Scherer Ehrgeiziger geht es nicht mehr ambitious card sequence with torn corner
Related to 1997 Karten à la carte 74
Lee Asher Asheresque
1998 Thinking Out Loud 4
Jack Avis Thumb Clip Steal
  • As a Color Change
  • as part of an Ambitious Card Routine
Related to 1998 Vis à Vis 34
Peter Duffie A Piece of the Action selection comes to top, is cut to center, then a sandwich pair appears around it
1998 Covert Concepts 5
Tom Allen The Ripple visual, you "see" the card coming up
1999 Lé Asher 11
Lee Asher Ridding the Ripple visual, you "see" the card coming up
1999 Lé Asher 12
Guy Hollingworth Regarding the shift. Two Deal Shift
1999 Drawing Room Deceptions 129
Baltazar Fuentes The Fuentes Rise face-up face, using pass and palm
1999 Arempi II 47
Baltazar Fuentes Double Lift Substitute
Inspired by 1999 Arempi II 49
David Acer Movin' On Up card reversed but squared, gradual movement
1999 Natural Selections — Volume II 90
Ellis Stanyon An Eight Spot Put in the Centre Passes to the Top No. 27, Seven/Eight pseudo duplicate
1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 46
Ellis Stanyon Card Passes Upwards Through the Pack No. 8
1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 217
Karl Fulves Supplementary Note using the slip change for a card-to-top sequence
Inspired by 1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 292
Dai Vernon, Arturo de Ascanio Tilt
2000 Card College — Volume 4 997
Karl Fulves Escapism indifferent card in hand changes into JS just inserted in a packet
2000 Lost Vampire Secrets 160
Karl Fulves Out Of Body indifferent card in hand changes into JS just inserted in a packet
2000 Lost Vampire Secrets 163
August Roterberg, Henry Hatton, Adrian Plate, Frederick Braue Ambitious Card Sequence cutting the outjogged card deeper into the deck
2000 Concertos for Pasteboard 135
Wesley James Ambitious Opening with Cull claimed by Wesley James
2000 Ambitious Undertaking 9
Wesley James Coming Up in the World - The Load Up
2000 Ambitious Undertaking 13
John E. Mintz Remote Redux card lost in small packet, it appears on top of rest of deck instead
Inspired by 2000 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 4) 89
Justin Hanes Quest tilt handling
Inspired by 2000 Action 5
Justin Hanes Claw
2000 Action 7
Justin Hanes Ease top card dragged in center, yet retained on top, spelling of trick title unclear
Related to
  • Chad Long items in Racherbaumer's Inside Out column in MAGIC
2000 Action 9
Justin Hanes Swap card held in right hand and flipped face-down onto deck, top card of deck is angled up with left fingers and brought behind so a double is flipped down
Inspired by
  • "In Lieu of a Double Lift" (Ed Marlo)
2000 Action 10
Justin Hanes The Cut
2000 Action 11
Justin Hanes Will "restyling of Herrmann pass", applied to ambitious card
2000 Action 12
Justin Hanes Likeness
2000 Action 14
Evert Chapman A Change of Place selection appears face-up on deck when top card is rubbed with Ace of Spades, then some kind of transposition
2000 Card File Two 9
Lee Asher Face Down Silver Surfer
2001 Close Cover Before Striking 6
Harry Lorayne The Gambling Magician Ace of Spades riffle stacked one card down at a time, then rises back to top
2001 Personal Collection 115
Harry Lorayne Ultra Double Ambition using ultra move
2001 Personal Collection 219
Neal Elias The Ambitious Card card pushed in and instantly Twirl Pass done
2001 New Card Controls 76
Neal Elias A Somewhat Different Effect card controlled to second-from-top
2001 New Card Controls 76
Tom Ellis Super Rise Loading Move
Related to 2001 New Card Controls 81
Neal Elias Wrong Card, Right Card top card turned over, wrong card, transforms into right card, ready for double lift
2001 New Card Controls 87
Karl Fulves Repeatedly Ambitious
2001 New Card Controls 96
Dan Buck, Dave Buck Ambitious Lateral Steal top card of deck out-jogged and apparently taken with right hand, lateral palmed card is switched in
2001 Artifice, Ruse, and Subterfuge in the Hands 19
Dan Buck, Dave Buck The Center Switch top change with in-jogged card in center
2001 Artifice, Ruse, and Subterfuge in the Hands 20
Verne Chesbro The Double Lift Build-Up
2001 DeSouza's DeCeptions 123
Eric Anderson Upwardly Mobile
2001 DeSouza's DeCeptions 124
Edward Marlo, Marc DeSouza For the Unambitious as card to mouth
2001 DeSouza's DeCeptions 127
David Regal Tenacious Climber using tape
2002 Constant Fooling 2 179
Slydini Slydini's lost ambitious card top portion lapped
2002 Ahead of the Pack 22
Euan Bingham The Ambitious Card first card then deck penetrates hand
2003 Free From Filler 17
Euan Bingham A Ambitious Card Move extension to Tom Ellis' Super Rise
2003 Free From Filler 20
Al Baker Ubiquitous Card
2003 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Notebooks) 759
George DeLawrence Reverse Hofzinser Change unloading of double, D'Amico type, originally from The Sphinx, October 1920
2003 Hofzinser Notebook 59
Charles Waller, Karl Fulves Knockout card placed reversed at bottom of deck, dropped on table, it appears on top, air pressure turnover
2003 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 8) 304
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Topmost using Jog Switch to get in interlock configuration, with short ambitious phase
  • Variant Techniques
  • Hidden Card Jog Switch
  • Face-Down Jog Switch
Related to 2003 Card Conspiracy — Vol. 2 5
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson The Piston top card shown and slid under top card
  • Ambitious Card Variation
Inspired by
  • "The Windmill Move" (Lennart Green)
2003 Card Conspiracy — Vol. 2 40
Frederick Braue Push-In Ambitious Card Phase often started with double and push-in change, credit information
2003 Card Conspiracy — Vol. 2 56
Jerry Sadowitz, James Steranko Ambitious Steranko top card stays in position despite straight cut
2004 Cut Controls 12
Wesley James Coming Up in the World a.k.a. The Load-Up Move, credit information
2004 Enchantments 177
Edward Marlo, Ron Bauer Time Machine three reds and blacks are alternated, Ace of Spades put in center of one half, the other half shuffled upside-down, all things are undone when traveled back in time
Inspired by
  • "Time Machine" (Ed Marlo, Ibidem #7)
2004 Time Machine 2
Ron Frost Down Under Four of a kind placed on top of deck, selected card penetrates to bottom of the deck
2004 After The Force 95
Peter Duffie, Aldo Colombini, Robin Robertson Social Climber progressive Ambitious Card, card travels up in stages but not visual, with counting, using Killer Count
2004 Killer Koncepts 26
Jay Sankey Broken English chop stick used to bring card to top, Chinese characters on chop stick change into name of selection
  • The Paddle Transformation
2004 Sankey Unleashed 63
Jerry K. Hartman Covered, Up! selection appears face up on deck while covered with handkerchief
Inspired by 2005 Penumbra (Issue 9) 9
Barrie Richardson My Ambitious Combination "Optical Brainwave Illusion" as lead-in for ambitious card routine
Inspired byRelated to 2005 Act Two 221
Jack Avis The Jumping Thought card peeked at, deck shuffled by spectator, card divined and it comes to top
2006 Rara Avis 86
Jack Avis Siva's Switch
  • The Action (Reverse KM Move variation/Illogical Double Lift)
  • Ambitious Routine based on Jay switch and KM move
2006 Rara Avis 181