the lettermailing mystery \n no. 7, stack of chips with numbers, set of envelopes, envelope and postage chosen with stack of chips are divined \n charles t. jordan
1920
ten new miscellaneous tricks
Charles T. Jordan

The LetterMailing Mystery

1920

Ten New Miscellaneous Tricks

17



touch counters \n several counters/chips of different colors in bag, initialed one found by performer \n tom sellers
1933
more secrets
Tom Sellers

Touch Counters

1933

More Secrets

14



throbit \n performer know whether addition result is odd or even, chip divination presentation \n tom sellers
1933
more secrets
Tom Sellers

Throbit

1933

More Secrets

18



the problem of the three poker chips \n three chips are pocketed by three spectators, performer divines them \n unknown
1938
greater magic
Unknown

The Problem of the Three Poker Chips

1938

Greater Magic

139



color waves \n five chips with dots of different colors, performer removes named color from pocket without looking \n brainerd baker
1939
chap's scrapbook
Brainerd Baker

Color Waves

1939

Chap's Scrapbook
(Vol. 2 No. 3)

4



x marks the spot \n monte with three blank chips, one has x on one side \n dr. l. rothbart
1939
chap's scrapbook
Dr. L. Rothbart

X Marks the Spot

1939

Chap's Scrapbook
(Vol. 2 No. 4)

3



"hitting the spots" \n two dice thrown, thrown total matched with chips in performer's hands after hearing total \n eddie joseph
1941
how gamblers win
Eddie Joseph

"Hitting the Spots"

1941

How Gamblers Win

17



call it a puzzle \n six discs with a different sign on each side are thrown and turned over while spelling a word, then one disc is hidden and performer turns back, he reveals which side is up on the hidden disc \n l. vosburgh lyons \n underhand coin \n gerald kosky \n parity coin \n tieneblas \n heads or tails \n karl fulves \n the 'snappy' thirteen cent trick \n bob hummer
1942
the phoenix 150
L. Vosburgh Lyons

Call It A Puzzle

Related toVariations

1942

The Phoenix 150
(Issue 8)

29



the philanthropic poker chip \n seal appears on poker chip, as a pitch, see sphinx "victory poker chip" \n willard j. smith
1945
my best
Willard J. Smith

The Philanthropic Poker Chip

1945

My Best

186



liars! \n three poker chips with a different stamps on it are selected, one of three spectators has to lie the other two tell the truth, performer knows who has which chip \n tommy dowd \n an idea of jack vosburgh's "more than a trick"
1945
the phoenix 51100
Tommy Dowd

Liars!

Inspired by an idea of Jack Vosburgh's "More than a Trick"

1945

The Phoenix 51100
(Issue 90)

364



hummer tricks \n hummer's poker chip trick: numbered poker chips, magician can divine sum of the numbers on three concealed poker chips \n bob hummer
1956
mathematics, magic and mystery
Bob Hummer

Hummer Tricks

1956

Mathematics, Magic And Mystery

111



the count of monte carlo \n total prediction, three digit numbers formed with poker chips \n stewart james
1957
magic mine no. 1
Stewart James

The Count of Monte Carlo

1957

Magic Mine No. 1

7



number divination \n with poker chips, numbered on both sides \n allessandro
1958
ireland's yearbooks
Allessandro

Number Divination

1958

Ireland's Yearbooks
(Issue Yearbook 1958)

14



esp tumblers \n chip is placed under any cup, performer divines where \n the amazing maurice
1961
still more miracles in mentalism
The Amazing Maurice

ESP Tumblers

1961

Still More Miracles in Mentalism

18



time on my hands \n twelve chips with numbers on one side and letters on other side, five color coded control cards (cccc), clock layout, a chosen number is eventually revealed \n paul swinford
1971
lecture notes
Paul Swinford

Time on my Hands

1971

Lecture Notes

3



poker chip chicarnery \n eight chips with numbers on one side and letters on other side, three counting and spelling tricks with them
 spellanumber
 the widsnorf mystery
 the challenge of iros \n paul swinford
1971
lecture notes
Paul Swinford

Poker Chip Chicarnery

1971

Lecture Notes

4



colorception \n different colored chips are divined behind back \n paul siegel
1972
doorway to delusion
Paul Siegel

ColorCeption

1972

Doorway to Delusion

8



monte carlo chips \n three chips, x drawn on one, monte routine \n amedeo vacca
1974
amedeo's continental magic
Amedeo Vacca

Monte Carlo Chips

1974

Amedeo's Continental Magic

41



'test' conditions \n number on poker chip is divined, in rattle box \n sid fleischman \n robert "bob" j. gunther
1975
the compleat magick — volume ii
Sid Fleischman, Robert "Bob" J. Gunther

'Test' Conditions

1975

The Compleat Magick — Volume II
(Issue 131)

652



odd man out! \n seven poker chips, two have an x on one side, spectator selects three and performer predicts how many marked chips are among them \n philip t. goldstein
1977
the compleat magick — volume ii
Philip T. Goldstein

Odd Man Out!

1977

The Compleat Magick — Volume II
(Issue 185)

923



ivory tower \n stunt with stack of checkers or dice, chip is rolled towards it and one is thrown out \n jules hirsch
1979
the chronicles
Jules Hirsch

Ivory Tower

1979

The Chronicles
(Issue 24)

1297



cheating at dice \n on gambling books and a method to shortchange casino chips \n karl fulves
1979
interlocutor
Karl Fulves

Cheating At Dice

1979

Interlocutor
(Issue 28)

109



velleda variations \n chips with numbers in a bag, forcing a number, erasable ink \n david britland \n numerology \n al koran
1979
the talon
David Britland

Velleda Variations

Inspired by

Jan. 1979

The Talon
(Issue 3)

25



chips \n four poker chips with different colors in performer's pocket, one is selected by spectator and divined, see also p. 1120 for ideas by orville meyer \n burton s. sperber
1979
the compleat magick — volume iii
Burton S. Sperber

Chips

1979

The Compleat Magick — Volume III
(Issue 223)

1111



hummer's poker chip baffle \n six poker chips with numbers on each side, spectator can turn them while performer's back is turned and then cover three chips, performer names numbers covered \n bob hummer \n the new math miracle \n larry becker \n lucky you \n michał kociołek
1980
bob hummer's collected secrets
Bob Hummer

Hummer's Poker Chip Baffle

Related toVariations

1980

Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets

4



silver and gold \n various parity effects (six routines) inspired by bob hummer's work with numbered chips and small metal cups \n paul swinford \n bob hummer
1980
arcane
Paul Swinford, Bob Hummer

Silver and Gold

1980

Arcane
(Issue 2)

17



grand strategy \n color chip chosen by spectator, scrambled cube solved by performer blindfolded, first chosen color then rest, cube really bruteforce solved \n dennis marks \n grand strategy \n dennis marks
1981
the compleat magick — volume iii
Dennis Marks

Grand Strategy

Also published here

1981

The Compleat Magick — Volume III
(Issue 277)

1382



chips \n three impromptu magic items and gags with chips
 das poker chip faromischen \n unknown
1986
intermagic
Unknown

Chips

Dec. 1986

Intermagic
(Vol. 12 No. 3&4)

119



the pivot \n no. 25, two coins held between fingers, first finger flips it to back, poker chip flourish \n unknown
1989
selfworking coin magic
Unknown

The Pivot

1989

SelfWorking Coin Magic

37



forcieren eines farbchips \n chips on strings in a bag, to force a color \n ali bongo
1991
ali bongo
Ali Bongo

Forcieren eines FarbChips

1991

Ali Bongo

12



crossroader \n poker chips chosen from two cups, high number wins, audience decides who wins in the long run \n karl fulves
1991
swindle & cheat
Karl Fulves

Crossroader

1991

Swindle & Cheat

23



square numbers \n columns and rows in magic square as nontransitive set with special properties, applied to chips game
 the basic squares
 alien numbers
 twofer
 advantage player \n karl fulves
1991
swindle & cheat
Karl Fulves

Square Numbers

1991

Swindle & Cheat

25



threesome \n percentage game with chips in cups \n karl fulves
1991
swindle & cheat
Karl Fulves

Threesome

1991

Swindle & Cheat

41



chipstick \n bingo markers magically attach to each other \n steve dusheck
1994
dusheck's closeup magic
Steve Dusheck

Chipstick

1994

Dusheck's CloseUp Magic

41



chipper \n card at number, four poker chips with numbers, two decks \n philip t. goldstein \n choices \n simon aronson
2002
flaunting five fanciful formulae
Philip T. Goldstein

Chipper

Variations

2002

Flaunting Five Fanciful Formulae

2



the medal \n medal vanishes and appears back in box, idea \n trevor lewis
2009
routines matter
Trevor Lewis

The Medal

2009

Routines Matter

104



chip gyp \n spectator takes a number of poker chips, rest counted and digits added, some more chips given to other spectators, performer divines how many which spectator has \n unknown
2010
prolix
Unknown

Chip Gyp

2010

Prolix
(Issue 8)

503



fished in and chips \n \n bob farmer \n the 50 card deal \n steve mayhew
2015
the bammo ten card deal dossier
Bob Farmer

Fished In And Chips

Inspired by

2015

The Bammo Ten Card Deal Dossier

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