87 entries in Chip
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Unknown Tao Li Tao, The Chinese Mystery wooden chips, odd-colored one moves up in pile
Also published here 1911 Later Magic 568
Unknown Tao Li Tao, The Chinese Mystery wooden chips, odd-colored one moves up in pile
Also published here 1911 Magical Titbits 13
Charles T. Jordan The Letter-Mailing Mystery No. 7, stack of chips with numbers, set of envelopes, envelope and postage chosen with stack of chips are divined
1920 Ten New Miscellaneous Tricks 17
Charles T. Jordan The Ubiquitous Poker Chip No. 5, three hats and three red, blue and white chips are distributed, they assemble
Related to
  • "The Patriotic Billard Balls" (Hatton & Plate)
1920 Ten New Miscellaneous Tricks 12
Tom Sellers The Patriotic Discs three discs of three colors each transpose around in three handkerchiefs
1931 Magical Pleasantries 12
Tom Sellers Throbit performer know whether addition result is odd or even, chip divination presentation
1933 More Secrets 18
Tom Sellers Touch Counters several counters/chips of different colors in bag, initialed one found by performer
1933 More Secrets 14
Unknown The Problem of the Three Poker Chips three chips are pocketed by three spectators, performer divines them
1938 Greater Magic 139
Brainerd Baker Color Waves five chips with dots of different colors, performer removes named color from pocket without looking
1939 Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 2 No. 3) 4
Dr. L. Rothbart X Marks the Spot monte with three blank chips, one has X on one side
1939 Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 2 No. 4) 3
Eddie Joseph "Hitting the Spots" two dice thrown, thrown total matched with chips in performer's hands after hearing total
1941 How Gamblers Win 17
L. Vosburgh Lyons Call It A Puzzle 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
Related toVariations 1942 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 8) 29
Unknown The Chameleon Poker Chips
1943/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 3 177
Willard J. Smith The Philanthropic Poker Chip seal appears on poker chip, as a pitch, see Sphinx "Victory Poker Chip"
1945 My Best 186
Tommy Dowd Liars! 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
Inspired by
  • an idea of Jack Vosburgh's "More than a Trick"
1945 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 90) 364
Bob Hummer Hummer Tricks Hummer's Poker Chip Trick: numbered poker chips, magician can divine sum of the numbers on three concealed poker chips
1956 Mathematics, Magic And Mystery 111
Stewart James Let the Chips Fall different colored chips placed in three tumblers change places
1957 Magic Mine No. 1 17
Stewart James The Count of Monte Carlo total prediction, three digit numbers formed with poker chips
1957 Magic Mine No. 1 7
Allessandro Number Divination with poker chips, numbered on both sides
1958 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1958) 14
The Amazing Maurice ESP Tumblers chip is placed under any cup, performer divines where
1961 Still More Miracles in Mentalism 18
Al Koran The Gold Medallion prediction of number on medallion
Related toVariations 1967 Al Koran's Professional Presentations 11
Jens Korth Roulette chips penetrates table, chink a chink with one jumbo card, color change, shells
1969 The Art of Close-Up Magic — Volume 2 268
Erhard Liebenow Turnover Drop move for removing the shell
1969 The Art of Close-Up Magic — Volume 2 277
Erhard Liebenow Baffle Drop
1969 The Art of Close-Up Magic — Volume 2 278
Paul Swinford Time on my Hands 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
1971 Lecture Notes 3
Paul Swinford Poker Chip Chicarnery eight chips with numbers on one side and letters on other side, three counting and spelling tricks with them
  • Spell-A-Number
  • The Widsnorf Mystery
  • The Challenge of Iros
1971 Lecture Notes 4
Paul Siegel Color-Ception different colored chips are divined behind back
1972 Doorway to Delusion 8
Glenn G. Gravatt, Al Koran The Antique Medallion
Inspired by 1972 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 7 58
Unknown Chip Shuffle / Coin Faro flourish
1972 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 7 390
Joseph M. White Charlatan Chips two poker chips, one chip sticks to hand
1972 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 7 263
Sol Stone Changing Chips one-handed exchange of two chips/coins as transformation
1972 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 7 248
Jerry Mentzer Poker Chip Chicanery poker chips produced from handkerchief, a chip changes color, then into silver dollar
1973 Close-up Cavalcade 74
Jerry Mentzer Four Colors Get Together with poker chips on corners of handkerchief and 1 cardboard cover
1973 Close-up Cavalcade 110
Amedeo Vacca Monte Carlo Chips three chips, X drawn on one, monte routine
1974 Amedeo's Continental Magic 41
Unknown Psychic Six performer names chosen chip from six chips in bag, then all on table and chosen one is predicted
1975 Another Close-up Cavalcade 149
Sid Fleischman, Robert "Bob" J. Gunther 'Test' Conditions number on poker chip is divined, in rattle box
1975 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 131) 652
Alan Shaxon The Jubilee Medallion number appears on medallion
Related to 1976 Practical Sorcery 21
Philip T. Goldstein Odd Man Out! seven poker chips, two have an X on one side, spectator selects three and performer predicts how many marked chips are among them
1977 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 185) 923
Richard Kaufman Doin' It With Poker Chips
1977 The Interlocked Production of Coins 24
John F. Mendoza Interlude III ending for "Interlude II" from Johnson Products
1978 The Book of John 103
Jack Kent Tillar Ultimedallion design for Koran Medallion, number actually inscribed
Inspired by 1978 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 208) 1039
Al Koran Chips chips in bowl, some are selected by performer and spectator, relation is predicted
1978 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 219) 1092
Philip T. Goldstein Mister Lucky prediction in envelope, three different-colored chips, two chosen by spectators, Himber wallet
1978 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 220) 1097
Karl Fulves Medallion impromptu method, credit information, card and number predicted
Inspired by 1978 The Chronicles (Issue 7) 1125
Burton S. Sperber Chips 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
1979 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 223) 1111
Jules Hirsch Ivory Tower stunt with stack of checkers or dice, chip is rolled towards it and one is thrown out
1979 The Chronicles (Issue 24) 1297
Karl Fulves Cheating At Dice on gambling books and a method to short-change casino chips
1979 Interlocutor (Issue 28) 109
David Britland Velleda Variations chips with numbers in a bag, forcing a number, erasable ink
Inspired by Jan. 1979 The Talon (Issue 3) 25
Dana Betz The Betz Poker-Roll coin roll-out in which coins are rolled across table
1979 Close-up Entertainer 104
Hans E. Trixer No Fish Finale jumbo chip appears
Inspired by 1980 Arcane (Issue 2) 21
Paul Swinford, Bob Hummer Silver and Gold various parity effects (six routines) inspired by Bob Hummer's work with numbered chips and small metal cups
1980 Arcane (Issue 2) 17
Hans E. Trixer No Fish four red pokcer chips turn black one by one, see reference for a jumbo chip finale
Variations 1980 Arcane (Issue 1) 2
Bob Hummer Hummer's Poker Chip Baffle 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
Related toVariations 1980 Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 4
Wayne Dobson Koran Revisited gimmick to load and add gimmick for Koran Medallion
Related to 1981 Spell-Binder (Vol. 1 No. 4) 66
Camilo Vázquez Square Casino Chip Switch Wild Card move
1981 Das Camilo Seminar "81" 4
Camilo Vázquez Transformation of Jeton similar to Ross Bertram's Rubdown, as a transformation of to square casino chips
1981 Das Camilo Seminar "81" 5
Camilo Vázquez Jetons square casino chips, two red and two black change places and transform
1981 Das Camilo Seminar "81" 3
Dennis Marks Grand Strategy color chip chosen by spectator, scrambled cube solved by performer blindfolded, first chosen color then rest, cube really brute-force solved
Also published here 1981 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 277) 1382
Fantasio Fantastic Chip Turnover double sided display
Variations 1982 The New York Magic Symposium — Collection 1 43
Johnny Thompson Polish-ing Koran's Medallion
Inspired by 1984 Epoptica (Issue Yearbook) 320
Thomas Alan Waters Chronogram Koran medallion with a pocket watch, initials on the watch
1984 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Thynk) 632
Unknown Chips three impromptu magic items and gags with chips
  • Das Poker Chip Faromischen
Dec. 1986 Intermagic (Vol. 12 No. 3&4) 119
Mitch Williams Chip Off the Old Block large silk appears, poker chips, potatoe chips and brick appear from silk
1987 Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 1 No. 5&6) 24
Unknown The Pivot No. 25, two coins held between fingers, first finger flips it to back, poker chip flourish
1989 Self-Working Coin Magic 37
Karl Fulves Square Numbers columns and rows in magic square as nontransitive set with special properties, applied to chips game
  • The Basic Squares
  • Alien Numbers
  • Twofer
  • Advantage Player
1991 Swindle & Cheat 25
Karl Fulves Threesome percentage game with chips in cups
1991 Swindle & Cheat 41
Ali Bongo Forcieren eines Farb-Chips chips on strings in a bag, to force a color
1991 Ali Bongo 12
Karl Fulves Crossroader poker chips chosen from two cups, high number wins, audience decides who wins in the long run
1991 Swindle & Cheat 23
Steve Dusheck I've Got Your Spot six chips of different colors on box, one removed, same one predicted in box
Also published here
  • first marketed in 1969
1993 Dusheck's Mental Magic 60
Steve Dusheck Disco Deception three metal or paper discs, monte type routine
1994 Dusheck's Close-Up Magic 52
Steve Dusheck Chipstick bingo markers magically attach to each other
1994 Dusheck's Close-Up Magic 41
Steve Dusheck Snapola small dot/chip penetrates closed box
1994 Dusheck's Close-Up Magic 30
Dana Betz The Betz Poker-Roll coin roll-out in which coins are rolled across table
1996 The Art of Astonishment — Book 2 (Issue Close-up Entertainer) 135
John Graham Let's Go To Las Vegas using poker chips from different casinos
Mar. 1997 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 20 No. 3) 2770
Joshua Jay Grandma's Coin Trick Two coin transposition with surprise ending of poker chip production (uses purse)
Inspired byAlso published here 1998 A Teen's Routines 39
Joshua Jay Grandma's Coin Trick Two coin transposition with surprise ending of poker chip production (uses purse)
Inspired byAlso published here 1999 Magic Atlas 30
Karl Fulves Named Dropper four different-colored poker chips in hand, named color vanishes, or named chip vanishes and reappears in stooge's hand
2002 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 7) 226
Philip T. Goldstein Chipper card at number, four poker chips with numbers, two decks
Variations 2002 Flaunting Five Fanciful Formulae 2
Ali Bongo Plane Design six chips with symbols, one is predicted
2002 Lecture Notes — Geneva 2002 10
Darwin Ortiz Gold Medaillon Handling see also p. 105
Inspired by 2006 Designing Miracles 86
Trevor Lewis The Medal medal vanishes and appears back in box, idea
2009 Routines Matter 104
Unknown Chip Gyp 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
2010 Prolix (Issue 8) 503
Karl Fulves Poker Chip Gypsy Expansion of Texture type routine with chips
2011 Prolix (Issue 9) 620
Karl Fulves Left or Right "Unexplained"
game with three letter card (L, C, R) and poker chip, winner must be predicted, posed as a problem
Inspired by
  • "LCR Game", marketed item
2012 Prolix (Issue 10) 679
Bob Farmer Fished In And Chips
Inspired by 2015 The Bammo Ten Card Deal Dossier 89
John Guastaferro Chip Off the Old Daley red and black poker chip transpose, then red and black aces placed on top of chips transpose
2017 En Route 63
Johnny Thompson The Koran Medallion credit information, Medallion hanging around performer's neck
Inspired by 2018 The Magic of Johnny Thompson (Issue 2) 157