Scenario:

You’re about to pay the payout to the winning player, but you have 9 stacks of chips to push across the table. How do you do that? By picking up each stack, and passing it to the player? No, that’s not very practical!

What you do, is arrange the stacks of chips into a pattern that is easy to push. These patterns are called Push Patterns.

You’re about to pay the payout to the winning player, but you have 9 stacks of chips to push across the table. How do you do that? By picking up each stack, and passing it to the player? No, that’s not very practical!

What you do, is arrange the stacks of chips into a pattern that is easy to push. These patterns are called Push Patterns.

**HERE ARE THE PUSH PATTERNS FOR UP TO 8 STACKS OF CHIPS****All of these patterns should be pushed with one hand.**

**2 STACKS OF CHIPS****2 STACKS OF CHIPS**

**Fig 01**

**3 STACKS OF CHIPS**

**Fig 02**

**4 STACKS OF CHIPS**

**Fig 03**

**5 STACKS OF CHIPS**

**Fig 04**

**6 STACKS OF CHIPS**

**Fig 05**

**7 STACKS OF CHIPS**

This is the only Push Pattern

that has a name.

It is called ‘The Flower’.

**Fig 06**

**8 STACKS OF CHIPS**

**Fig 07**

**PUSH PATTERNS FOR 9 STACKS, AND 10 STACKS, OF CHIPS**

There are THREE different push patterns for 9 stacks of chips.

There are TWO different push patterns for 10 stacks of chips.

Let’s look at the 10 stack patterns first, as two of the 9 stack patterns, are based on these two 10 stack formations.

**10 STACK PATTERNS**

**FIRST 10 STACK PATTERN**

Can be pushed with one hand.

No more chips can be added to this pattern.

**Fig 08**

**SECOND 10 STACK PATTERN**

Can only be pushed with one hand.

More chips CAN be added to this pattern.

**Fig**

**09**

**9 STACK PATTERNS**

If you take one stack away from either of the above 10 stack patterns, the result is a 9 stack pattern.

For example:

Take one stack away from this 10 stack pattern…

Can be pushed with one hand.

**Fig 10**

… and you get this 9 stack pattern.

Can be pushed with one hand.

**Fig 11**

Take one stack away from this 10 stack pattern…

Can only be pushed with two hands.

**Fig 12**

… and you get this 9 stack pattern.

Can only be pushed with two hands.

**Fig 13**

The third 9 stack pattern is based on the 8 stack pattern:

Add one more stack to the bottom of this 8 stack pattern…

Can be pushed with one hand.

**Fig 14**

… and you get this 9 stack pattern.

Can only be pushed with two hands.

**Fig 15**

**PUSH PATTERNS FOR 11, 12 AND 13 STACKS OF CHIPS**

**11 STACKS OF CHIPS**

Can only be pushed with two hands.

**Fig 16**

**12 STACKS OF CHIPS**

Can only be pushed with two hands.

**Fig 17**

**13 STACKS OF CHIPS**

Can only be pushed with two hands.

**Fig 18**

**ALTERNATIVE WHEN PAYING MORE THAN 10 STACKS**

An alternative way of pushing more than 10 stacks, is to put the extra stacks on top of the 10 stack push pattern.

For example, if you are paying 12 stacks, put 2 stacks on top of the 10 stacks.

**NOT ALL PATTERNS CAN BE USED IN ALL CASINOS**

Different casinos have different rules. I have used all these patterns in the different casinos I’ve worked in. You’ll find though, that some casinos have strict rules on which Push Patterns are allowed, and which are not allowed, in their casino. Just ask which patterns are allowed, when you start work in the casino.

**PUSHING THE STACKS OF CHIPS**

When pushing stacks of chips, it’s important to imagine that each stack of chips consists of just ONE chip. It is the BOTTOM chip in each stack that you are pushing. As long as that bottom chip in each stack is moving along the table, the rest of the stack will follow.

Once your fingers are in the correct positions (see video), push down into the table as you push the chips. If you put a

__little__pressure on the table as you push, you’ll find the stacks move more easily.

Remember, when pushing any of these Push Patterns, you are using just one hand. The exception to this rule, are the Push Patterns for 9 or more stacks. Some of these patterns need to be pushed with two hands.

**FINGER POSITIONS**

Watch the video to see correct finger placements for each of the Push Patterns.

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