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Ayres, Mick
Predictabilities 2006 by Mick Ayres p 6 Fate From a shuffled deck, a single card is removed and
openly shown to the audience. The cards are dealt face up and the performer is stopped by a guest
at any other card, which is fairly selected. When revealed, it is the same color and value as the
prediction card; this effect does not meet all the stipulations Paul Curry put forth in his well-known
Open Prediction challenge (its not the spectator who deals the cards face up on to the table).
Nonetheless, with little effort Fate hits the target pretty close to the bulls-eye.

Bannon, John
Open & Notorious (Bannons Ebook on the Open Prediction) with three routines around the Open
Prediction; On Nov 4 2009 John Bannons Bullets After Dark was to hit the shops, released by
BigBlindMedia. Everyone who would pre-order with BigBlindMedia was getting two exclusive
Bannon freebies one of them being Open & Notorious.

Baxter, Thomas
- The Open Prediction Project e-book: 51 Open Predictions (in homage to Stewart James)
with a huge variety of methods and presentations. Something for everyone, with
contributors such as Marc Paul, Michael Weber, Barrie Richardson, Patrick Redford, Mick
Ayres and Hector Chadwick

- A dianoetical rage: best looking version, the closest to all the Currys conditions.

Beam, Steve
Semi-automatic Card Tricks Vol 1 1993 by Steve Beam, Open Prediction tricks, one of which is
kind of like the ultra-simple one in Fulves' book.

Bean, Gordon
"The Los Angeles Open" Open Prediction trick which comes along with a trick called "Joker Joker."
Most people seem to think that "Los Angeles Open" is actually a far superior trick to "Joker Joker".

Bilis, Bernard
- Card College Vol 3 1994 by Roberto Giobbi 1998 for the English translation Published
by Hermetic Press, p 733 The Open Prediction uses Al Leech Negative Misdirection concept
(not credited) and Paul Le Paul Palm Reverse. This version actually makes practical the
imprecise Gerald Koskys initial intuition. The prediction is indeed open being marked on a
Post It Note or similar. The spectator does shuffle the deck himself and, without the
performer touching the shuffled deck, deals the cards face up leaving any card that he
chooses face down and keeps dealing to the end of the deck: the predicted card is the only
one that didnt show up (Al Leech negative misdirection). Opening the face up cards, the
face down card is out-jogged and tabled (Paul Le Paul Palm Reverse duly credited). The
spectator turns it face up himself and it indeed matches the prediction.

- DVD Gnration Bilis (first DVD)

Binarelli, Tony
Class Act by Gary Ouellet, Truly Ultimate Open Prediction, is fully explained, and is virtually self-

Bloom, Gatan
Open Prdiction (special Bicycle deck included)

Bossi, Vanni
Las Vegas Lecture 2005 by Vanni Bossi Selfpublished, p 29 V.B.'s Very Open Prediction

Callahan Jim & Ayres, Mick
In Plain Sight, 2007 by Mick Ayres. This creative collaboration between Mick Ayres and the
controversial paranormalist Jim Callahan, allows to share this captivating tale with any audience
and make history at the same time by solving Curry's Challenge. This dramatic presentation has
earned standing ovations repeatedly. Why? Because, to our audience, In Plain Sight is not just an
effect...it is an unforgettable event. There is absolutely no challenging sleight-of-hand involved.
The presentation allows for repetition without diminishing the mystery.

Campbell, Dave
Dave Campbell Legacy 1994 by Peter Duffie, International Magic, London, p 347 An Open

Cervon, Bruce
The Cervon File 1988 Academy of Magic Arts p 220 Open Prediction

Chrtien, Yannick
Yannick Chrtien DVD 2009 by Jean-Luc Bertrand and David Stone Open Prediction

Craven, Tom
Apocalypse Vol 12 No 8 Aug 1989 by Harry Lorayne Inc, p 1672 Unclosed Prediction: an open
prediction effect

Curry, Paul
- More Card Manipulation No. 3 1940 by Jean Hugard p 49 A Cur(R)I-Ous Prediction.
Magician Paul Curry proposed an effect with playing cards that seemed impossible. Despite
the best efforts of the top magicians of his day, the effect became known as The Curry
Unsolved Card Problem.
For more than 60 years, mentalists and magicians have wracked their brains, trying to find
the perfect solution for Currys challenge, now known as The Open Prediction.

- Special Effects 1977 by Paul Curry p 42 The Open Prediction

Cummins, Paul
From a Shuffled Deck in Use (Fasdiu 1) Open Prediction & From a Shuffled Deck in Use... Part Two
1996 by Paul Cummins p 16 Almost Open Prediction

Cyprian, Father
Stand Up Close 1980 Father Cyprian, p 4 Very Open Prediction; p 5 Fairly Open Prediction

Duffie, Peter
The James File 3 volumes set 1995 by Alan Slaight: The Outcast & Obscurities 2008 by Peter
Duffie The Outcast This is Peter's solution that appeared in the James File to one of the most
captivating problems ever posed in the history of card magic, Stewart James' "51 Faces North",
which is his method for Paul Curry's "Open Prediction." To date Peter has not seen a solution which
complies with every one of the conditions laid down by Stewart James. That he already has the
method on which the stringent conditions are founded, it therefore seems meaningless to feel
happy with a solution that fails to meet all the requirements. All Peter is prepared to say about the
following solution is that it does meet every one of the conditions laid down by Mr. James, and the
method could be construed as a new angle on a known principle" & Card Conspiracy Vol. 1
2003 by Peter Duffie with Robin Robertson, p 59 S. O. P. (Slightly Open Prediction ) thanks to a
Double Deal Turnover

Elmsley, Alex
Collected Works of Alex Elmsley Vol 2 1994 by Stephen Minch, L&L Publishing, p 37 The Mexican
Prediction; p 56 Open Intruder

Eston, William
Talk About Tricks Vol 2 DVD July 2007 by Joshua Jay, L&L Publishing Mates Prediction. This is
another open prediction, but this time the card is face up throughout the counting of the deck. At
any time (no forcing), spectator can say stop and that card is revealed to be the mate of the
prediction. The effect looks very clean, and having a prediction face up is a nice change. The trick
is not very technically demanding: the sleight is easy, but does require some good timing.

Fulves, Karl
51 Faces North (Cards #2) 1978 by Karl Fulves, Selfpublished, p 11 You Missed: apparent
mistake where the open prediction is seen dealt face up, still successful outcome; p 13 A Device,
Cloaked; p 23 Under-the-Hank Open Prediction; p 24 Quarter Finale: further comments on the
"Open Prediction" plot & More Self-Working Card Tricks - 88 Foolproof Card Miracles for the
Amateur Magician 1984 Dover Publications, p 9 The Open Prediction; this routine has one big
advantage: at the end, you're clean, you have a clean stage picture, and the spectator himself
turns the one face down card over.

Garrett, Dan
Best of Friends Vol 3 2007 Harry Lorayne Inc. p 457 Master's Open (Prediction) but the
performer is the one doing the dealing

Gemmel, David
Open Ended: A monograph on the open prediction 2009, 23 pages This is a collection of solutions
to the famous 'open prediction' problem posed by Paul Curry & 51 for Two 2009 6 pages A
prediction is made known to all (open) and a spectator deals through a deck of cards stud fashion.
At some point in the deal, one card is dealt face down either to one side or in the pile. This is
followed by the talon being stud dealt until the spectator has run out of cards. At this point the face
down card is shown to match the Open Prediction made at the beginning of the effect & The
Journey continue 2009 54 pages Almost Open: An unusual handling for the classic Open Prediction
effect; Open without Tears: Davids starting point for this handling was Ed Marlo's inspired handling
from Marlo without Tears by Jon Racherbaumer. I love the boldness of Ed's approach, but wanted a
cleaner ending

Giobbi, Roberto
Card College 3 1994 by Roberto Giobbi 1998 for the English translation Published by Hermetic
Press, p 152 (p 732) The Open Prediction is the Bernard Bilis version & Card College Lighter p 75
10-11-12. The magician makes an open prediction by setting one card to the side, face up.
Someone rolls three dice and deals the number of cards indicated by the dice. The last card dealt
matches the prediction card

Guglielmi, Tommaso
- Open Prediction The magician begins by placing a face up card (for example the King of
Diamonds) onto the table for all to see and claims that it is a prediction. Next the magician
introduces a deck of cards, which can be shuffled, and asks the spectator to deal out, one
by one, the cards face up onto the table with the deck held face down. The magician then
instructs that at any point in the dealing process, the spectator is to stop and deal a card
face down onto the pile. Once the rest of the cards are dealt face up on top of the face
down card, the King of Diamonds has not been seen yet, and the card dealt face down is
shown to match the prediction

- Criminal Induction : unpublished

Hartman, Jerry K.
Card Dupery & Apocalypse Vol 16 No. 1 15th Anniversary Issue Jan 1993 by Harry Lorayne, p
2161 Prophet Minded: revamp of Ed Marlo's Logical Prediction

Haxton, Francis
Marlo demonstrated one of his solutions for Francis Haxton who when he returned to England wrote
to James (11th Oct 1952) saying that he had created his own version of the trick. In his reply
James revealed that he too had a solution. There then followed a series of letters in which they
swapped ideas about the Marlo problem. This culminated in the publication of two tricks in the
March 1953 issue of The Pentagram: Peter Warlocks Angle on Marlo and Stewart James Angle on
Angle on Marlo. The tricks were accompanied by a piece from Haxton describing how Marlo had
originally given him the problem and how he had then set the same problem to an exclusive
gathering of magicians in the UK, one of whom was Peter Warlock. Haxton regretted the
publication of the tricks almost instantly. James pointed out that Haxton had missed out the main
point of the problem, that the prediction is made openly and not written down on a folded piece of
paper as it was in the versions published in The Pentagram. Haxton explained that he didnt
consider the open nature of the prediction to be the best part of the problem and argued that it
lessened the suspense and could only lead the spectators to conclude that the predicted card was
not in the deck to begin with. On that point Haxton and James always disagreed. But more
importantly for Haxton was the realization that Marlo had not yet published any of his own
solutions. The problem was underground and Haxton had just been instrumental in bringing it into
the light. He soon learned from others that Marlo was not happy with the situation and appears to
have written to Marlo to apologize and smooth things over

Higham, Justin
Best of Friends Vol 3 2007 Harry Lorayne Inc. p 354 "Opps" Open Prediction using a variant of
the Henry Christ Force

Intuition by Hondo marketed item with DVD and deck of cards by David Leon Productions. On the
table there is an envelope and a deck of cards. From this moment on, the performer doesnt touch
anything until the end of the routine. The spectator deals between 1 and 52 cards with a totally
free choice to stop and place any card that he feels like. It is the same as the one in the envelope.

Hooser, Troy
DesTROYers by Joshua Jay, p 115 Closed Open Prediction: a card of unknown identity is removed
and tabled. The spectator names a number. The card lying at the named position is revealed to be
the mate of the isolated prediction.
Hopkinson, Edward H.
The Miracle Makers "Some Boulevards to Entertainment" 1975 by J.G. Thompson, Jr.; Magic
Unlimited - Lloyd E. Jones; Lee Jacobs Productions p 90 Prediction Supreme: produce named,
missing card instantly; with variations

James, Stewart
Ibidem No.3 August 1955 by Howard P Lyons, 25 solutions to the Open Prediction including an
article by Stewart James first laying down the (almost) impossible 22 conditions for the effect
dubbing his idea as "51 Faces North": Borrowed cards may be used. A brand-new deck is not
required. The deck might even have cards missing from it, you do not have to know which ones or
how many, you have only to be sure that the card you predict is there. You do not need privacy
with the cards to set something. The deck is never out of sight for a moment. No card or cards are
stolen from the deck. Borrowed writing material may be used. It is described as a prediction at the
time of writing. The prediction is nothing more than the name of a card. It is known to all before
the first card is dealt. No alternative meanings. No alternative effect. Strictly impromptu. Nothing
but the borrowed articles used. When he starts dealing, you do not know where predicted card is.
It would not help you to know, with this method. Nor do you know the location of any other card.
You never know when he will leave a card face down, until after he has done it. He would take it to
his grave in 1996. At least thats what everyone thought until in 2001 Allan Slaight, the noted
collator of James material, found a single typescript sheet among James papers which described
the solution in detail. It can viewed online at the Stewart James Exhibition curated by Joe
Culpepper at the University of Toronto. The James/Haxton correspondence is also available and at
the Ask Alexander database courtesy of the Conjuring Arts Research Center. For magicians
looking for an amazing trick the solution is disappointing. It has the bizarre quality of meeting all
the conditions James set down but not meeting any of the expectations of Paul Currys Open
Prediction. To meet the conditions it links three effects together, each one setting up another,
which is why it doesnt resemble the clear cut notion of a spectator dealing one card face-down as
he deals the rest of the cards face-up. Instead the spectator has to cut a portion of cards off the
deck during a previous trick, count them and then later deal down to that mentally selected
number in order to find out which card will be left face-down during the deal. It resembles an
overly complicated version of the mathematical clock effect. The secret of Fifty-One Faces North is
so disappointing that some magicians refuse to believe that this is Stewart Jamess real solution to
the problem. They prefer to believe that Stewart James had a hitherto unrevealed method that
remains unpublished. There is no evidence that points to James having such an effect and a lot of
evidence pointing in the other direction. The most obvious point is that the title of the trick is at the
head of the instructions. It is clearly titled Fifty-One Faces North. James made no claim that he had
a whole genre of tricks entitled Fifty-One Faces North. Just one method that met all the conditions
he set out in Ibidem. James was very particular about titles. It seems unlikely that he had two
tricks with the same title. The trick is dated July 15th 1955. Ibidem issue 3 was published in
August 1955. That the two dates are so close together it is difficult to believe that the trick found
by Slaight is not the trick Stewart James wrote about in his letter to Howard Lyons. I dont think
James meant to hype the trick in the way it has subsequently been hyped. He had said to Lyons
that it might make a good teaser but he couldnt have envisaged the way it would be viewed
many years later. Curiously James did not hype the trick to his friend Francis Haxton. He never
made special mention of the trick either by describing the effect or offering a solution. Having read
through their correspondence I can understand why. Haxton made it clear to James that he was
not interested in convoluted solutions to the Open Prediction. He did not enjoy roundabout
methods of forcing the spectator to stop on a particular card. Jamess solution undoubtedly fell into
that category. One aspect that is easy to overlook about Fifty-One Faces North is that James does
not describe the effect. He describes only the conditions under which the effect takes place. It is
easy to assume that he is talking about a clean version of the Open Prediction but a read through
of his other solutions to the problem in Ibidem reveal that he had a very broad interpretation of the
effect. Few of his routins involve the simple straightforward procedure of a spectator dealing
through a deck of cards and leaving one of them face-down. So why assume that Fifty-One Faces
North goes back to Paul Currys original ideal? If the trick was as good some currently believe, you
might wonder why Stewart James didnt perform it, which, after all, is the sole purpose of any
magic trick. Around 1970 James wrote to Haxton telling him that Bill Miesel had been one of those
who doubted that the effect existed. You would have thought that the solution to this dilemma
might be to perform the trick for Miesel. But James took another route to convincing the sceptics.
He told Haxton: This year I had Al (Richards) get a deck and I worked the trick with him checking
every statement in IBIDEM. Later I met Miesel for the first time. Al had already got to him to tell
him triumphantly that he had seen it done. Miesel seems a pleasant enough chap but I am not sure
he is convinced Al and I are completely truthful. I think Stewart James was being truthful. But it
seems reasonable to assume that the reason he didnt show Miesel the trick is because he knew
Miesel, and anyone else who discovered what the real effect was, would be disappointed. The trick
he showed to Al Richards could have been the trick that Allan Slaight found and this would allow
James to honestly claim that it met all the conditions in Ibidem. Prompted by James odd story
Haxton did write to him in 1971 asking whether Fifty-One Faces North had ever been published or
whether he had any intention of doing so. But there wasnt the least bit of curiosity shown by
Haxton about the workings of the effect. And Haxton had never taken its mention in Ibidem as an
indicator that there was some great mystery to be learned. It was left to others to create the
legend of Fifty-One Faces North, a practice that continues today whenever effects are hyped
beyond their capacity to deliver. They say the best way to keep a secret is to publish it. That is true
in the case of Fifty-One Faces North because while many people have searched for a solution that
meets all Stewart James impossible sounding conditions, they have overlooked the fact that
Ibidem 3 already contains such a trick. Yes, a solution to Fifty-One Faces North has been hiding in
plain sight for over fifty years. Lets recap what the major conditions are, you can check them all at
your leisure. The trick has to be impromptu, performed with a borrowed deck which might not even
be complete. All you do know is that it contains the predicted card. The prediction is clear and
unambiguous and is in full view from the beginning of the routine. Most interestingly you never
know when the spectator will deal a card face-down. You also dont know the location of your
predicted card before the deal begins. Yet the face-down card will always match the prediction. The
solution is listed as method 8 in Ibidem. And this time there is no doubt that it was created by
Stewart James. It is easily overlooked because it is not described in any detail being an extension
of previous methods.
Jennings, Larry
Genii April 1999 by Larry Jennings, p 44 Devious Open Prediction & Richards Almanac 23-24
July-August 1984 by Richard Kaufman, p. 227 L.J.'s Prophecy is different from his Optical
Prediction p 80 of The Classic Magic of Larry Jennings

King, Bob
Apocalypse Vol 9 No 6 June 86 by Harry Lorayne p 1223 Open Choice: card prediction effect
using Mexican Turnover

Kosky, Gerald
The Phoenix N 193 30 December 1949 by Bruce Elliott. Copy of a letter sent on December
6,1949 by Gerald Kosky to Bruce Elliott and proposing, without a real workable method a solution
using a card from the performers pocket. Ponsin in his Nouvelle Magie blanche dvoile, dated
1853, had already proposed to secretly switch a card to a prediction & The Miracle Makers "Some
Boulevards to Entertainment" 1975 by J.G. Thompson, Jr.; Magic Unlimited - Lloyd E. Jones; Lee
Jacobs Productions p 64 Svengali Deck includes Gerald Kosky's The Perfect Prediction.

Kougasian, Peter
Apocalypse Vol 11 No 5 May 1988 by Harry Lorayne, Inc p 1489 Let's Face It is an open
prediction idea with cards

Krenzel, Ken
Ken Krenzel's Close-Up Impact! 1990 by Stephen Minch, Hermetic Press p 49 Subterranean Shelf
and Related Ideas: as a packet switch; in the Curry Open Prediction effect; Joint Futures, spectator
cuts to mates of two predictions.

Llasser, Manuel
Talk About Tricks Vol 2 DVD July 2007 by Joshua Jay, L&L Publishing, Llasser Open Prediction:
the performer openly tells the group that spectator will stop at the 10 of diamonds, then counts
cards face up until they say stop (no forces, no talking whatsoever). Spec is then given a choice of
changing their mind for a few cards down. Card is turned over to reveal the 10 of diamonds. The
routine is technically easy and uses an unusual sleight that most of us probably didnt practice
much (if at all), plus we need to nail the sleight very well if not perfectly. Amazing effect, looks like
real magic.

Lessor, Fred
Epilogue Issue 10 1967-1976 by Karl Fulves 1993 by L&L Publishing, p 79 Open and Shut

Lorayne, Harry
Personal Secrets 1964 by Harry Lorayne, D. Robbins & Co., p 31 Color Quickie: a spectator
selects the card that matches an odd-backed prediction, then the prediction changes to another
random card (ala Red Hot Mamma) & Afterthoughts 1975 by Harry Lorayne, Inc., p 80 The
Lorayne Force Open Prediction & Marlo without Tears 1983 by Jon Racherbaumer, D. Robbins &
Co., p 293 Olram's Open Prediction & The Classic Collection, Vol 2 Rim Shots section Amazing

Lyons, Howard P.
Ibidem No.3 August 1955, 11 solutions to the Open Prediction

Marlo, Edward
The Cardician 1953 by Ed Marlo, Magic, Inc., p 152 Open Prediction multiple methods & Expert
Card Conjuring 1968 by Alton Sharpe, Selfpublished, p 118 Ultra Open Prediction & Hierophant by
Jon Racherbaumer p 88 Marlos Original Solution To The Open Prediction; p 90 Action Lift For the
Open Prediction & Marlo without Tears by Jon Racherbaumer & Marlo's Magazine Volume 3 1979
by Ed Marlo p 153 The Re-Opened Prediction 5 methods & Marlo's Magazine Volume 5 1984 by
Ed Marlo p 317 Application to Open Prediction 7 methods & Bill Malone Meets Marlo Volume 2
2009 by L& L Publishing, Open Prediction

Morgan, John
L.I.N.T. Pocket Stuff for Close-up Magicians by John Luka in his "Thoughts On..." column which
ran in The New Tops magazine between October 1993 and December 1994, and then 1997 by
L&L Publishing p 70 Wide Open Prediction: A cleverly worked out impromptu version of Paul Curry's
popular effect.

Parrish, Robert
Great Tricks Revisited, Thoughts on Classics 1995 David Meyer, Magic Book p 70 Immortal Card
Trick: Three effects: the Open Prediction, the Card in the Envelope, and the Torn and Restored

Paul, Marc
Mind Blasters 2008 by Peter Duffie, 196 pages, Shuffle Challenge Too: A hands-off miracle! You
show a deck of cards to be all different. These you then shuffle and then set in front of the
spectator. You do not touch them until the end of the effect. The spectator is asked to think of a
number between 1 and 52, this number is a free choice and is never revealed to you. While the
spectator is concentrating on their number you make an open, verbal prediction of a playing card,
let's say the Five of Clubs. The spectator now shuffles the cards and then they deal down to their
secret number. When they turn over the card that they randomly arrived at it is the Five of Clubs.

Pinard, Andrew J.
The Shared Experience; An Approach on the Presentation of Magic 2002 by Andrew J. Pinard;
Absolutely Magic, Bradford NH, p 32 Open & Closed Prediction: original two-phase effect wherein a
card is removed from the deck, signed on the back and set aside as a prediction; a second card is
then selected by the spectator and signed on the face, lost in the deck and revealed to have been
sitting on the table the whole time. Two versions, one which resets in seconds.

Powers, Mike
Power Plays: High Voltage Magic 2006 by Mike Powers Magic p 49 Open Prediction 999

Racherbaumer, Jon
Sticks & Stones two year column in The Greater Son of the Bat Jr. journal (S.O.B.jr.) gathered in
this work p 7 Open Prediction

Madhok, Raj
Joshua Jay's Talk About Trick Vol 2 DVD Open Perception is almost impromptu, self-working, no
memory involved, no sleights. The performer writes down a prediction (8 of hearts), hands to
spectator, who then deals cards face up and stops at any time (can really be ANY time). Prediction
is shown, and deck is spread across to hunt for the 8, which is not found. Face down card is turned
over to reveal the 8 of hearts.

Reiga, Amilkar
Secret Sessions By Varied Artists DVD by A-1 Magicalmedia Open Prediction
Robert-Houdin, Jean Eugene
Les Secrets de la Prestidigitation et de la Magie 1868 by Jean Eugene Robert-Houdin, offer the
first effect (with solution) for the card placed on the table before being named by the spectator: it
is called La Pense Prvue

Rogers, Steve
Apocalypse Vol 10 No 8 Aug 87 by Harry Lorayne p 1383 Central Limit: with a mathematical
concept of forcing

Sanders, Richard
Richard Sanders' Super Cards DVD November 2005 by SF Magic and Jay Alexander, Open
Prediction Gone Wild
Sanvert, Jean Jacques
Best of JJ Sanvert - World Champion Magic Vol 2 DVD Impossible Prediction - The performer writes
the name of a card on a slip of paper and it's found to match the card found at the spectator's
freely named number. A strong and virtually self-working miracle

Sauloup, Jrme
Automatic Open Prediction Marketed Item. The supplied gimmick is a sort of dyachilon rubber
which enables to make any key card a rough one in actually two seconds. This is far better than
the Fin Jon one sold years back and the card is not felt as tacky. The gimmick offers plenty of
opportunities for the Open Prediction or other effects.

Searles, Lin
Ibidem 26, September 1962 by Howard P. Lyons, p 605 The Open Prediction, What Else!

Shufton, Steve
Miracle Premonition Marketed Item by Shufton Magic A prediction is made with a mini card in a
matchbox tied up with a rubber band; a card is selected visually from a ribbon spread deck. The
card is named and when the mini card is taken out of the match box its the selection. Very clean.

Skinner, Michael
Michael Skinner's Professional Close-Up Magic Vol 3 DVD VHS: 1998 DVD: March 2005 by
Meir Yedid Magic, Open Prediction: A card is named prior to the routine. A spectator deals the deck
face up looking for the card, leaving one card face down. Amazingly, the previously named card
turns out to be the card the spectator left face down.

Solomon, Dave & Siegfried, Jeffery
Kabbala June 1972 by Jon Racherbaumer Solomon's original Doubly Open, slightly different than
his present handling & The Wisdom of Solomon 2007, Pro-Print, Highland Park IL, p 172 Doubly
Open - two-spectator version of Curry's Open Prediction; uses a deck of readers with two cards
roughed(!), although I suspect a memorized deck would also work instead of readers. See

Tamariz, Juan
Mental Blockbuster Prediction 1980 the prediction is a card turned over in another deck.

Trost, Nick
Nick Trost's Subtle Card Creations Vol 1 2008 by H&R Magic, p 153 Trost's Open Prediction using
a double facer

Tucker, Stephen
Card Bored? 1992 by Stephen Tucker p 30 An Open Prediction

Warlock, Peter
The Pentagram March 1953 by Peter Warlock, Angle on Marlo and Stewart James Angle on
Angle on Marlo. Marlo claimed that he had demonstrated one of his solutions for Francis Haxton
who when he returned to England wrote to James (11th Oct 1952) saying that he had created his
own version of the trick. In his reply James revealed that he too had a solution. There then
followed a series of letters in which they swapped ideas about the Marlo problem. This culminated
in the publication of two tricks in The Pentagram. The tricks were accompanied by a piece from
Haxton describing how Marlo had originally given him the problem and how he had then set the
same problem to an exclusive gathering of magicians in the UK, one of whom was Peter Warlock.

Wilson, R. Paul
Extreme Possibilities Vol 4 DVD January 2008 by L&L Publishing, DDT Open Prediction