A very direct divination and prediction effect with two selected cards.
Two spectators freely cut to two cards. Both selections are remembered and buried into the deck. The magician points to a pair of odd-backed cards (on the table from the start) before he correctly guesses the identity of each selection and to which spectator they belong to. Finally, he turns over the pair of cards: They are a perfect match.
Easy to do. Instant reset. Can be performed before or after any other card trick. At the beginning, the spectators can freely shuffle and inspect the deck. Uses regular cards with the exception of one fake card that you probably already own.
1st edition 2020, PDF 4 pages.
word count: 748 which is equivalent to 2 standard pages of text