Definition of chip trick
A chip trick could be translated as something you do with chips. The goal is to make an impressive manipulation with your chips. When you play long hours in a casino, you will find that many players will have a habit of playing with their chips (artistically or otherwise). Most players will do simple chip tricks, but some have perfected this art into truly impressive maneuvers. One of the classic chip tricks is to take a single chip in one hand and tip it on each of your fingers as if it were sliding on your fingers.
Antonio Esfandiari and the chip trick
Before he became the millionaire poker player he is today, Antonio Esfandiari was a magician. In addition to having great card handling skills like many magicians, he is also a master of the chip trick. A good chip trick takes a lot of time to practice and perfect, but when the delivery is perfect, it can be very impressive. If you ever meet him at a poker table in a Las Vegas casino, ask him to show you some of his chip tricks.