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.
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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.
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.”