How to Do the Thumb Flip Chip Trick


The thumb flip is probably the easiest chip trick you can learn to do. The only thing you need is to learn how to hold chips correctly and some practice, it shouldn’t take more than a day to »master«. But even dough it’s easy to learn, it still looks kind’a cool and also it’s pretty fun to do while at a poker table. So let’s see how it’s done…

Step 1.

First you need to hold your chips correctly. Just put them between your index, middle and ring fingers like you see on the picture:


Step 2.

Now use your thumb to pull the front chip over the others and place it at the back of the stack like this:


Step 3.

When you got the chip over the stack and in the back, your thumb should be placed on the surface of that chip. Use your thumb to push the stack forward to make up for the missing space of that chip. Like this:


Step 4.

Repeat! Once you get the hang of it you should be able to do thumb flips smoothly one after the other, so just practice, practice, practice.

Useful tips:

  • Sweaty hands are not your friends!
  • Practice with 3 chips first and add more once you get better at it.

Enjoy thumb flipping!