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Ambitious Classic

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Ambitious Classic is a small packet Ambitious Card routine which circulated in the underground magic community (starting with Persi Diaconis[1] before a version by Larry Jennings was finally published in Epilogue Special No. 3 (1975) and later in The Classic Magic of Larry Jennings.

Effect: Several cards in sequence (usually the Ace through Five), each rise to the top of the small packet one at a time and is set aside, until there's only one card left, which is then discovered to have magically changed into a completely different card.

This routine became very popular after Derek Dingle performed his version (Too Many Cards) on The Dick Cavett Show.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Focus by Max Maven