That's It / The Ambitious Card

Description: “That's It” is the kind of plot that makes so much sense it doesn't feel like a presentation - yet it cleverly sets you up for a surprise ending! This lesson also includes what I consider to be the most elegant plot in all of card magic: The Ambitious Card.

Credit:  "That's It" - Charlie Miller. "The Ambitious Card" - Eddie Fechter

Source: Michael Ammar "Easy to Master Card Miracles" Volume 2 DVD

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File size: 91 MB

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Eddie was a bar magician. The kind you just loved hanging out with. Lots of times you’d think you were just in a conversation with him, only to find out he’d been leading you towards the plot of an effect that sets the whole bar up for a real surprise.

That’s It was originally published by the creator, Charlie Miller, as Dunbury Delusion” from Expert Card Technique. Eddie gave it the kind of plot that makes so much senses it doesn’t feel like a presentational frame, and yet it cleverly set you up and builds to a perfect surprise ending; just when they’re sure you were going to fail. This gets a great reaction from everyone!

Routined to go together with That’s It is the effect i consider to be the most elegant plot in all of card magic. The Ambitious Card. There is so little process that the effect is invariably over before the audience even knows it’s begun! The very plot that has evolved from the effect Dai Vernon used to fool Houdini just under 100 years ago. The card is placed into the center of the deck and then magically appears back on top.

It sounds so simple! It is and that’s what makes it so cool when you do it again and again! This is a classic example of how an effect actually gets better when you break the Basic Rule of Magic to Never Repeat An Effect. Each time it happens again, it seems even more impossible, because methods are combined in such a complimentary way that you are always way ahead.

In the body of this routine I credit a beautiful add-on to Ed Marlo that I’ve since learned was actually created by Wesley James. It’s such a powerful move that it’s hard to imagine doing an Ambitious Card routine without featuring Wesley’s add-on somewhere in the sequence. The all important ending is also provided, to give you a nice punctuation to the sequence. A ‘you-can’t-top-this’ moment that makes a perfect anytime, anyplace, any deck ending to the fantastic Ambitious Card!

Following the Performance and Explanation of each effect I repeat the explanation with an over-the-shoulder SuperPractice Session with extreme closeup shots to reinforce every move of these amazing routines! Following all the explanations and SuperPractice reviews, I reveal the Real Secret to the power of each effect.


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That's It / The Ambitious Card

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