Shuffling poker chips is probably the most popular trick among professional players. You simply merge two stacks of chips together with the fingers of one hand.
How To Do It
First, place two stacks of poker chips (4 chips each) in front of you side by side. It’s easier to learn on a soft surface such as a pillow or bed when first starting out. Practicing on a soft surface will make it easier for you to learn how to lift the chips up and together.
Place your thumb at the base of one stack on the side facing you. Next, position your index finger at the top of the same stack on the side farthest away from you. Place your middle finger in between the two stacks of chips where it feels comfortable. Now position your ring finger at the top of the other stack on the side farthest from you, while placing your pinky finger at the base on the side near you.
Begin by pushing the two stacks of chips into each other while using your middle finger to lift up from behind at the same time.
As the chips begin to slide together, begin to lift up at the same time. It’s not so much a horizontal shove them together type of movement so much as a lift them up and together motion. Once you get the hang of it you won’t have to apply as much horizontal force. The process will become more of a quick push while lifting upwards motion which will allow the chips to pop up and slide together smoothly. This is especially true once you begin to shuffle larger stacks of chips.
Stick with four chips until it starts the process becomes smooth and easy. When shuffling stacks of four chips becomes second nature, start adding chips. Add a chip whenever it becomes simple again.
Chip Shuffle Video