In this somewhat dated video, a magician and memory master shows how you can come out ahead against nine chess champions, including two grandmasters, by thinking ahead. As for the numbers he shows? I think that’s fairly clear once you know the technique he employed to succeed.

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Kent Anderson

Kent Anderson

Kent Anderson is the CEO of RedLink and RedLink Network, a past-President of SSP, and the founder of the Scholarly Kitchen. He has worked as Publisher at AAAS/Science, CEO/Publisher of JBJS, Inc., a publishing executive at the Massachusetts Medical Society, Publishing Director of the New England Journal of Medicine, and Director of Medical Journals at the American Academy of Pediatrics. Opinions on social media or blogs are his own.


1 Thought on "How a Magician Beat Nine Chess Champions"


I am impressed that it was pulled off again, IIRC it has been done before. But human naiveté knows no bounds.

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