24 entries in Games / Chess
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on how to win half the games at simultaneous chess, Tangram
Related to 1945 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 95) 387
Tony Corinda The Knight's Tour
1958 Mnemonics and Mental Systems 67
Tony Corinda Chess Trickery
1958 Mnemonics and Mental Systems 68
Tony Corinda The Foolproof System of Chess playing against several players simultaneously and winning the majority of them
Related to 1958 Mnemonics and Mental Systems 68
Tony Corinda To Play Unlimited Games at Once other system for The Foolproof System of Chess, more people
1958 Mnemonics and Mental Systems 69
Tony Corinda The Mate in One Problem chess problem
1958 Mnemonics and Mental Systems 70
Karl Fulves, Martin Gardner Two Chess Wagers
1969 Epilogue (Issue 5) 34
Tom Harris Knight's Tour
Sep. 1973 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 11) 651
Mel Stover Chess Bet see also p. 782 for additional information
Jan. 1974 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 3) 701
Karl Fulves Chess Cube idea of chess variation with a dice that has chess figures on the sides
  • Shadow Chess
1978 Interlocutor (Issue 21) 82
Alexander Renno Mind's Eye several chess pieces in a box, performer divines the one which is removed
Related toVariations 1979 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 242) 1207
Gene "Phantini" Grant Mental Checkmate spectator selects four chess pieces from a box and puts them in different pockets, performer knows which piece is where
Inspired by 1981 Phantini's Incredible Mental Secrets Volume Two 75
Al Mann The Knight's Gambit named chess figure is predicted, red circle in a chess book around figure, with a letter
1982 The Knight's Gambit 1
Karl Fulves Non-Working Trix #4
  • "Unexchange", pseudo-switch of two small items, like chess figures or Okito boxes
  • secretly exchanging the pen caps of two pens even though apparently nothing happens
Related to 1988 Interlocutor (Issue 50) 239
Martin Gardner Cornered King proposition bet with 3x4 chess grid
1992 Cheat Sheet (Issue 10) 103
Unknown The Chess Knight's Tour
1993 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 8 148
Steve Dusheck Chess Chance two-way out for black or white
1993 Dusheck's Mental Magic 15
Martin Gardner Packet Parity color prediction with chess pieces, also with cards (color of a card is predicted)
1995 Arcane (Issue 14) 212
Richard Bartram, Jr. Mind Gamebit prediction of chess move
Inspired by 1997 Trephine 147
Karl Fulves Alice Plays Chess Hex Squared variation in which spectator can rotate board and start on any color
2001 Hex Squared 107
David Berglas The Knight's Tour stage presentation, chess fields on board can be illuminated
2002 The Mind & Magic of David Berglas 403
G Checkmate (将军) Miraskill with Chinese Chess pieces
2015 Believe 37
Roberto Giobbi Chess & Conjuring thoughts
2016 Hidden Agenda (Issue Jan 7) 10
Harapan Ong Checkmate chess figure appears behind card on hand
Inspired by 2018 Principia 187