Alex Elmsley – The Mexican Prediction

So I’ve been playing around with the Mexican turnover recently when trying to solve a card problem using dice and also a mentalism routine. I remembered this trick from The Complete Works of Alex Elmsley volume 2 which uses the move but in an incredibly clever way (typical of all Elmsley tricks). 

The effect is given as follows –

The performer runs quickly through the deck and sets two cards facedown on the table. He explains that’s these cards, in combination, serve as a duplicate to one card in the deck. One of the pair predicts the value, the other predicts the suit. 

To test the validity of the prediction, someone is asks to push any card at random out of the spread pack. When the two cards are turned up they form a precise composite of th selected card. 

If you have this book (also available as a PDF from L&L Publishing) then I would recommend re-reading the trick as it may spark other off beat ideas for this move. 

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