Poker Chips and Tricks
When we talk poker at Gambling Teachers, it follows that poker chips
and tricks must be included in the conversation.
This lesson at How to Play Poker
business of poker chips and continues with the entertainment
These colorful, unique chips have transcended the game and in turn set
up a separate industry with poker tricks.
can vary in weight, shapes and sizes. The weight is standardized and
there are three basic weights, 10 grams, 11.5 grams and 13 grams.
Additionally, there are many variations depending on the manufacturer.
most popular types of poker chips are made of clay and plastic. Others
on the market today are made of mahogany and oak plus the rarely
Most of the chips available are purchased in
sets that range from 200 to 600 pieces, depending on how many players
will be using them. Traditionally, a player will need 100 pieces. Thus,
a 2-player game will need 200 to 300 chips. Therefore, a 400-chip set
can be used by as many as four poker players.
companies provide poker sets. Most offer customized poker chips that
can display a company logo, celebrity faces, numbers, flags and
emblems. These examples are just a few of the possibilities in a custom
set. The chips are often used for advertising products, while some of
them are specifically designed by poker fans.
Poker chips have become a lucrative business.
are rare poker pieces that are collector’s items. As it is a hobby
whose fans are enthusiastic, there are also slick set cases. These are
often made of aluminum, while some higher end examples are made of
graphite. Other popular cases are made of carbon fiber, wood, vinyl and
Moreover, certain chips sound different. Expert poker players and/or
poker tricks masters have their own preferences of chips.
best chips are those that have a sharp, crisp sound when they fall.
These types of chips are the most common poker chips found in casinos
Moving to the entertainment arena of chips, there are poker chip tricks
developed from long rigorous hours of playing poker.
enthusiasts have developed a method of killing waiting time and in the
process developed a method to intimidate other poker players. You might
have seen a player randomly rotate his stack of chips using a single
hand. Some poker fanatics also employ magic coin tricks. Not only is
watching these tricks entertaining, but it is also a very serious
discipline. Learning these tricks takes hours to master.
be noted that a serious poker player is different from a serious tricks
master. Often, the poker fans are also the trick players, but poker
tricks have surpassed the mere poker game. There are also trick
tournaments in the US.
Here are four examples of poker chip tricks with descriptions.
1) Finger Roll:
for beginners, this
back of the hand chip trick is the easiest to master.
that chip from your thumb to pinky in one practiced motion. However,
more practice is required to roll back from the pinky to thumb, thus
creating a cycle.
2) Chip Shuffle:
two stacks of chips are
shuffled like a deck of cards. As your skill level increases, move up
to using more chips in each stack and shuffling faster.
3) Quick Flip:
use your skill to flip
the first chip in the stack to quickly becoming the last chip in the
4) Chip Bounce
is the most difficult to master of the tricks listed here. Your goal is
to bounce a chip off the felt and have it settle on a stack of chips.
Anyone who has bounced a pool ball on a felt billiard table knows the
Additionally, a felt table is mandatory, as this trick will not execute
properly on a hard surface.
is a very exciting and interesting game that had been with us for many,
many years. I am certain that poker chips and tricks will remain a
welcome branch of the poker world.
Poker has a history dating
back to the time of kings and queens, and until now, a royal flush was
the best way to have all the chips at your side.
Chips and Tricks is followed by Poker Terms
How to Play
Poker 1 Program
Poker Games 2 with 7 Game Types
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