Ever since I came up with the idea for this site it was always my goal to keep everything simple and have everything easily accessible. That has not changed and I have no plans to change that goal. There are bills for running a site though, especially with the amount of bandwidth used by all […]
A few months ago I purchased pokerchiptricks.com because I wanted to have an entire site dedicated to poker chip tricks. The single page I had been hosting at my personal site was helping a lot of people out, but I knew I could do much more. So I’ve learned quite a few new tricks, […]
The butterfly is probably the coolest looking poker chip trick there is. It’s the most difficult too! Evelyn Ng performed this trick on a segment of “The Nuts” during the 2004 World Series of Poker. Antonio Esfandiari does a variation of this trick, but it’s quite a bit different.
As far as I know, I made this trick up. I’ve never seen it done on TV or anywhere else. I was messing around with chips in my car on the way home from work one day and stumbled across this new trick. It’s not the easiest of tricks because I can’t even do it very good and I made it up.
I don’t recall having seen this trick done in any of the poker episodes on TV, but I’ve seen it quite a few times at the poker table in casinos. Nothing flashy or exciting, but it’s the easiest poker chip trick you can find.
Evelyn Ng performed this trick on a segment of “The Nuts” during the 2004 World Series of Poker. I have no idea what the name of the trick is, so I’m going with “sweep.” It’s a cool looking chip trick but extremely easy to do.
Another Dutch Boyd trick displayed during the 2003 and 2004 World Series of Poker episodes. This is a neat trick because each poker chip actually loses contact with your hands while being executed.
Dutch Boyd is the only player I have seen do this trick. He did it during the chip tricks segment of the 2003 World Series of Poker. There isn’t anything exciting about the trick and it’s not very tough either. It’s just hard to perform it consistently. You may have heard it called the “chip bounce.”
Can you name a player that you haven’t seen shuffle chips during the World Poker Tour or World Series of Poker episodes? The sound of shuffling chips can be heard in poker rooms around the world. It happens to be my favorite trick, because once you learn it, you can’t stop. Another popular name for the shuffle is “riffle.”
Poker amateurs may have first seen this trick when Gus Hansen performed it on an episode of the World Poker Tour. Dutch Boyd and countless others have also done it during World Series of Poker episodes. It is one of the hardest tricks to learn, but one of the most fun to do. Other popular names for the twirl are “chip spin” or “chip twirl.”
I first saw Dutch Boyd perform this trick during the 2003 World Series of Poker. You may have also seen this trick on “The Nuts” during the 2004 WSOP, where Antonio Esfandiari was doing it extremely fast with both hands at the same time. This trick can be tough to learn, but it always looks cool. When the knuckle roll is done fast enough, the chip looks like it floats over the fingers.
Dutch Boyd made this trick popular during the 2003 World Series of Poker in a segment aired on chip tricks. The finger chip flip is similar to the thumb chip flip, so be sure to learn it first. Other names for the trick may be “index chip flip,” “index flip,” or “finger chip flip.”
The idea behind the thumb chip flip is to lift a chip with your thumb and flip it over a number of chips that are lined up behind this chip. You may have seen several poker players on the World Poker Tour or World Series of Poker doing this trick. It is one of the easiest tricks to learn. Other popular names for the thumb chip flip are “front to back,” “thump chip flip,” or simply “chip flip.”
Some of the poker chip tricks are best practiced on a poker table because of the padding and felt or velvet material. I use a simple poker table top that folds up, but it’s pretty hard and doesn’t work that well. Home Poker Tourney has an extensive list of links to sites with instructions for […]
You’ll obviously need poker chips to practice the poker chip tricks. I have a set of 11.5 gram “Deluxe Diamond” style poker chips. They have a nice feel to them and have held up well for me so far. Other sites around the Internet have some great information about poker chips, so here are a […]
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I don’t know how many people have asked about the anti-gravity trick (also called the muscle pass), so I thought I’d just write here about it. This trick […]
Poker is fun
Playing poker is fun. Doing poker chip tricks is also fun. It’s a winning combination.
Impress your friends
You can always impress your friends by doing something that they can’t do. The more poker chip tricks you learn, the more they’ll be impressed. They’ll even ask you to teach them a few tricks.
I’ve never really […]
All the time and everywhere. Not really, but you could. I usually have a few chips near my computer, in the living room, and at work. If I’m playing poker online, I’ll mess around with the chips in between hands just as if I was playing at a real table. When I’m watching TV or […]
Each poker chip trick has a corresponding difficulty. Difficulties are meant as a way to gauge which tricks are easy to learn and which are hard. I thought it would be useful so that poker players would have the option to learn some of the easier tricks first. Some of the easier tricks actually will […]
Nick Momrik is the original creator of the Poker Chip Tricks site on September 26, 2004 . If you’d like to get in touch with Nick, visit the contact form at NICKED Up.