(Subscribe to my YouTube here.)

(4 customer reviews)

Checkmate by Alan Warner

(c. 1981) (Submit Review) (Submit Update)

Effect: Stained wooden plaques are used in this effect together with three chess pieces, each of which is painted in a different colour.

A spectator is given A FREE CHOICE of one of the coloured chess pieces and A FREE CHOICE of one of the plaques, and is then requested to indicate this latter choice by placing his chosen chess piece on the selected plaque.

The performer, however, is able to predict not only which chess piece would be selected but also the spectator’s choice of plaque.

The selection of both the chess piece and plaque is absolutely free – NO FORCE IS USED.



  • The plaques measure 7.6 x 5 cms.
  • The chess pieces are finished in high-gloss coloured enamels.
  • Stained wooden plaques made of Teak are used

The apparatus comes complete with The Alan Warner Routine.

PLEASE NOTE: The chess pieces vary from set to set and may not necessarily be those shown in the photograph.

Found something wrong? Help us improve things by clicking here!

Approx. Price: $51.00 (2001) ***

© Martin's Magic (unless otherwise stated). All Rights Reserved.

4 reviews for Checkmate by Alan Warner

  1. Andy Martin

    Sweet and Clean Mentalism!

    I’m not a lover of tricks that predict 1 out of 3, but this baby is sweet! Instead of just saying you chose red, orange, or blue, you also predict which plaque you were going to place it on. Doubling the odds. Alan you are hot!

  2. Todd Reis

    Interesting idea

    As usual nice props for a simple multiple out trick.

  3. George Guerra

    Simple and Clean!

    Colored chess piece matches the color in the tablet it is placed. No forcing as Alan gives you all the necessary outs. Though the outcome can vary it can not be repeated. Simple woodworking but a nice addition to any Warner collection.

  4. Todd Dowell

    Great Effect With Unremarkable Props

    The effect on this is good, especially if you get the right combination. I showed it to a person and they got a really eerie look on their face, like they have seen a ghost. Remember, this isn’t just a one out of three chance…try 1 in 9 possible combinations!

    I feel that the construction and materials used are not quite as nice as some of Alan’s other effects, but I wouldn’t pass this up due to the strength of effect.

Add a review

If you want to submit a product review click here.

You may also like…