26 entries in Games / Chess / Miscellaneous
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on how to win half the games at simultaneous chess, Tangram
Related to Nov. 1945
The Phoenix (Issue 95)
Tony Corinda Chess Trickery
1958 68
Tony Corinda The Foolproof System of Chess playing against several players simultaneously and winning the majority of them
Related to 1958 68
Tony Corinda To Play Unlimited Games at Once other system for The Foolproof System of Chess, more people
1958 69
Tony Corinda The Mate in One Problem chess problem
1958 70
Karl Fulves, Martin Gardner Two Chess Wagers
Mar. 1969
Epilogue (Issue 5)
Mel Stover Chess Bet see also p. 782 for additional information
Jan. 1974 701
Karl Fulves Chess Cube idea of chess variation with a dice that has chess figures on the sides
  • Shadow Chess
Interlocutor (Issue 21)
Alexander Renno Mind's Eye several chess pieces in a box, performer divines the one which is removed
Related toVariations 1979
Magick (Issue 242)
Gene "Phantini" Grant Mental Checkmate spectator selects four chess pieces from a box and puts them in different pockets, performer knows which piece is where
Inspired by 1981 75
Al Mann The Knight's Gambit named chess figure is predicted, red circle in a chess book around figure, with a letter
Variations 1982 1
Karl Fulves Non-Working Trix #4
  • "Unexchange", pseudo-switch of two small items, like chess figures or Okito boxes
  • secretly exchanging the pen caps of two pens even though apparently nothing happens
Related to 1988
Interlocutor (Issue 50)
Martin Gardner Cornered King proposition bet with 3x4 chess grid
Cheat Sheet (Issue 10)
Steve Dusheck Chess Chance two-way out for black or white
1993 15
Bob Farmer Chess for Chumps
  • Flim-Flam
cheating at chess
  • Playing Four Or More Games At Once
  • Cheating at Checkers
June 1993
Magic (Vol. 2 No. 10)
Martin Gardner Packet Parity color prediction with chess pieces, also with cards (color of a card is predicted)
Arcane (Issue 14)
Brian Watson The Grand Master Gambit glass is placed over chess figures, remaining is predicted
Syzygy (Vol. 1 No. 14)
Richard Bartram, Jr. Mind Gamebit prediction of chess move
Inspired by 1997 147
Karl Fulves Alice Plays Chess Hex Squared variation in which spectator can rotate board and start on any color
2001 107
Martin Gardner Mate In One winning on the opening move
Charlatan (Issue 8)
Karl Fulves The Covered Check four bets with check piece on chess board
Related to 2005
Charlatan (Issue 9)
G Checkmate (将军) Miraskill with Chinese Chess pieces
2015 37
Alexander de Cova Königsgambit chosen chess figure is predicted, red circle in a chess book around figure, with a letter
  • Die Waage (using hidden scale to find out which chess figure is missing from box)
Inspired by 2015 171
Alexander de Cova Die unsterbliche Partie chess game layouts from chess book are in bag as cut outs, one chosen, performer recreates it on chess board
2015 177
Roberto Giobbi Chess & Conjuring thoughts
Hidden Agenda (Issue Jan 7)
Harapan Ong Checkmate chess figure appears behind card on hand
Inspired by 2018 187