Chinese Magician Wins World Championship of Magic Using Mind-Blowing Tricks

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Chinese magician Eric Chien was crowned the winner of this year’s International Federation of Magic Societies (FISM) Magic World Championships in Busan, South Korea.

via Instagram / ecsleights

Chien, a close-up magician based in Beijing, China won the “Best Trick” prize in July during the Magic World Championships, a competition held once every three years, LADbible reported.

His award-winning act was not made available until recently. Watch trick after trick below.


The talented magician starts off his act full of mysteries. First, he takes out several items from a box in front of him, including a piece of white ribbon and two cardboard cutouts of cards.

Screenshot via YouTube / Eric Chien

However, viewers were mesmerized when the two cutouts suddenly disappeared and magically appeared on top of the black table.

Screenshot via YouTube / Eric Chien

He then took out two different colored cards and placed them on top of the cardboard cutouts on opposite sides of the table, with the ribbon acting as a border.

Screenshot via YouTube / Eric Chien

Chien then took out half a deck of cards with similar colors, but after placing them on separate sides of the table, the other half of the set suddenly changed colors when he flipped them over.

Screenshot via YouTube / Eric Chien
Screenshot via YouTube / Eric Chien

The whole act consists of making stuff appear and disappear right in front of the eyes of the viewers. Even his vest changed colors to match the cards.

Screenshot via YouTube / Eric Chien

Though winning Fism is a big accomplishment it is also just the beginning for me,” Chien wrote in the caption of his YouTube post. “I’ve been behind the scenes for most of my magic career and its finally time for me be on stage performing. I have lots of things planned out right now and I cant wait to show you guys what I can do.”

“Thank you everyone for the support and love, and please like and share my act, it will help me greatly!”

Featured Image Screenshot via YouTube / Eric Chien (Left), Instagram / ecsleights (Right)

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