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Erhard Liebenow

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Erhard Liebenow

Cover of Genii (1980)
BornErhard Paul Liebenow
February 19, 1935
Danzig, Germany
DiedFebruary 4, 2016 (age 80)
Bonn, Germany

Erhard Liebenow (1935-2016) was noted for creating routines using poker chips.


The Linking Ring did a one man parade on him in the March 1995 issue.[1]

Awards and honors

His lecture film, Magic with Poker Chips, was awarded the first prize at the 1973 FISM convention in Paris.


  • Liebenow on Cards Lecture Notes (1978)
  • Mr Magic ... presents tricks with chips (1970)
  • More Tricks with Chips (1970)
  • Royal Flush (in German) (1976)
  • Grand Ouveri (in German) (1978)


  1. Cover, Genii Magazine, Vol. 44, No. 1, January 1980, Erhard Liebenow, page 22
  • Magie (Magischer Zirkel v. Deutschland), Vol. 63, No.1, Januar 1983, Erhard Liebenow – Interview, by Hannes Höller, page 4, Trick Section, pages 8-22
  • Cover, The Linking Ring, Vol. 75, No. 3, March 1995, Erhard Liebenow, One-Man Parade, by Jon Racherbaumer, page 85
  • Cover, Magie (Magischer Zirkel v. Deutschland), Vol. 80, No. 4, April 2000, Special Edition Erhard Liebenow, pages 136-151 Interview, Timeline, Trick Section
  • Bio-bibliographisches Lexikon der Zauberkünstler Edition Volker Huber, April 2002, Erhard Liebenow = Mr. Magic, dt. Zauberkünstler (*19.02.1935 Danzig), page 20