Fool Us – Richard Turner Thoroughly Astonishes Penn & Teller


Tonight, anyone who fools Penn & Teller wins
a slot performing in their long running Vegas magic show. Let’s see if our first performer can do the
trick. My vision started going south when I was 9
years old, so I have no sight. But, I don’t call myself blind because I see
things in ways that other people can’t see. People always want to know how I can determine
different cards. My thumbs and my fingers can feel things that
other hands can’t. I now have 10 eyeballs. I’m a card mechanic. I demonstrate how many ways you can be cheated
in cards. A card mechanic is somebody who controls the
outcome of a card game, and the techniques for the card table are literally a thousand
times more difficult to develop than the techniques used to perform card magic. Ever since I started karate, people say, “You’re
a black belt? How can you possibly fight?” I haven’t missed a work out in 45 years and
2 weeks. And, we all have obstacles. All of us! You know what I consider the worst disability
of all? Procrastination and laziness. Give me blindness over that any day of the
week. Please welcome the amazing Richard Turner. Penn, Teller, can you join me at my table,
please? Penn over here. Teller on this side. C’mon over. It’s an honor. It’s a pleasure. Well, HOWDY! Howdy! I love it when the audience shows up. Well I’m Richard Turner and I represent why
you should never play cards with strangers. As you heard, I’m not a magician. I’m what’s known as a card mechanic, but what
I do can appear very magical. Now, this is not to fool you yet, gentlemen. This is just to educate the audience. When you play poker, black jack, bridge, hold
’em, whatever the game, you want to make sure the cards are evenly mixed. This is basic casino procedure which is what
is known as… Riffle. Riffle. You’re supposed to do what’s called a block
cut or a strip cut. Another riffle. A cut. That is basic casino procedure. Now in a private game, that’s where the hustlers
hang out. Here’s something you never do when you play
for money. Never shuffle with one hand. It makes the other players nervous. And when they see you shuffle with one hand
followed by a one-hand flip around cut, they get up and run. You’re left playing with yourself. Right, Penn? Exactly, I know what that’s like. Now, Penn, how many times would you see I
shuffled and cut this deck? 6 or 7. Let’s see if this deck is evenly mixed. Does that look pretty even, Penn? Do we have ace through king, ace through king,
king through ace, king through ace? Did I shuffle back into perfectly numerical
order? You did. Well, we did it then, Penn! Thank you. Penn, would you do me a favor? Reach in and pull out a card. Just any random card. Tell me when you got one. I got one. Alright. Square up this mess here. I’m going to show you a few moves. Hand me the card face up. Face up? Face up. Tell the audience what you picked. Seven of hearts! Watch the seven of hearts. I’m going to show you how I can magically
keep this seven on top by dealing underneath the top card. Watch face up. This is called dealing seconds but you have
to deal the card as neatly as if you are dealing from the top. Watch I’ll deal it in super slow motion. Super slow motion. Seven on top. See the dealer will hit the other players
on a play of black jack. I have a fourteen. Watch face up. See how the card stays as the second card
kind of melts through the deck. Here’s one handed. Now when the card is face down, see you can’t
tell you’ve been swindled. Isn’t that fun? Thank you. Now y’all saw that I had a full deck of cards
here. Penn, I want you to take this half and give
it a casino wash. Face up. I want, and, Teller you take this half. I want the audience to see cards being randomly
scrambled, mixed, screwed up in every possible way you can. Ok. Got it? May I have your cards there? Penn, let’s wash those… Teller, would you wash those two halves together,
please? Square them up for us, Teller. And then turn them face down. And when you’re done, shuffle them in any
fashion you like. Tell me when you’re done. When you’re done, set them done face down in front of me. Alright. Penn. Sir. You are going to be my interpreter. I’m going to ask a few questions of Teller. You’re going to tell me if he nods his head
yes or if he nods his head no. Ok. If you understand what I said, nod yes. He said yes. Alright, we’re in business. Have you ever played in a private game where
it’s your deal, it’s Penn’s deal, it’s my deal. Do you know what I’m talking about? Dealer… deck is passed around the table. Yes, he knows what you’re talking about. No, he doesn’t play cards. He’s smart. Now if this works, it almost looks like magic
because it’ll appear as if nothing happened. I’m going to do the same thing you just watched. Riffle. And once again, you guys just scrambled these
cards. We did! Riffle. And then again, you’re supposed to do a strip
cut. Another riffle. And a cut. We’re going to deal a hand of hold ’em. Penn, you’re going to tell me how many players
step up to the table. Mind you, we are doing this after the deck
has been shuffled and cut. Ok. 5, 6, or 7. Pick your number. Uh, six. Six players. One. Two. Three. Four. Five. Six. One. Two. Three. Four. Five. Six. And then we have what’s called a “burn,” and
then we have what’s called the “flop.” Yup. Penn, what are those three cards? Can you tell the audience. My favorite three of clubs. Followed by the jack of spades and the king
of spades. And, we have a burn, and we have what’s
called the “turn.” What is that card? That’s the six of spades. And, we have a burn and we have what’s called
the “river.” What is that? That’s the king of hearts. Now Penn, you can take any one of these hands
here. Teller, these are yours, don’t let anyone
see your cards. And, let’s see if you… go ahead and turn over a few hands and see. Any hand I want? Any hand you want. Ok, I’ve turned over the second hand. What do you have? I’ll turn them all over, as a matter of fact. What the heck. What the heck. Turn them all over. I’ll tell you this, no matter how good those
hands are, they’re not going to beat my partner, Teller’s hand. We have a queen and a four. Nothing really exciting. Would you clear the table? I sure will. Clear that table. Let me have your cards there, Teller. You can let go. He was afraid I was going to steal them. Now once again, you shuffled and cut. Chose six players. Let’s see what Teller has in the pocket. Penn, what is that? That’s a king. And what is that? That’s another king. Once again you shuffled and cut. You chose six players. And so on that board we ended up with four
kings, right? Yes, we did. Well gentlemen, you can now go back to your
huddle and see if you can reconstruct, believe or not, the thirteen different methods, techniques
and controls it took to take that washed shuffled deck to deal that pat hand to my partner. Oh, and Teller? If I perhaps fooled you and you want to communicate
with me, my right ear reads lips. Anyway, hope y’all had fun everybody. Thank you! Richard Turner! Fantastic! Alyson, we’ve got nothing to say. He fooled us. Oh my goodness! That’s fantastic! I’ve never seen moves like that. Never seen moves like that. Thank you. That took years and years, you know. Oh, I know, I know. Get that trophy here. I want to make this very clear to you, Richard. This trophy we’re giving you, it says on it
*beep* *beep* from the bottom of our hearts, Richard. From the bottom of our hearts. Well, thank you thank you. Oh my. Oh wow! Richard Turner! So, Penn & Teller have been fooled once. Let’s see if another fooler is in the cards
or the magic wand. See you in a minute!

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100 thoughts on “Fool Us – Richard Turner Thoroughly Astonishes Penn & Teller

  1. Complete trick is utterly known by many card manipulators . Although, this being an American show it is completely staged and rehearsed. People have to be thick to believe in American shows, but it's a given that Yanksare brain dead.

  2. You can see if you look closely after he does a riffle he always pulls the same two piles out that he just shuffled. Then he does a false cut. No idea how he did the second thing tho lol

  3. Does anyone wonder why the card mechanics or magicians all use their own deck or decks of cards that they bring with them.Makes you wonder.

  4. Of course he fooled them, for those who doesn't know this is considered the greatest card mechanic in the world, a card mechanic can basically fix games under any cirscumstances and any shuffle they control the outcome, this guy has received offers from many mafias mobs and guys who rule the casino world, he once received a offer from the mafia on the seven figures to work for them, but his morals its just so strong he refused all of them.

  5. The best thing about the performance is seeing a magician like Teller, who's famous for his sleight of hand, completely baffled and in awe

  6. You ever seen the vids on here where Asians solve Rubiks cubes with one hand? And now a blind guy shuffles cards right back to numerical order?

    We're living in the Matrix folks, no doubt about it.

  7. I met Richard Turner and saw him perform live a handful of years ago. I was right in front of his table. You think this is impossible looking on video, you should see it in person. Jaw-dropping. Everyone in the room had their mouths wide open, a frown on their face and the word, “How?!”, was continually being whispered. Amazing. And…he’s a really nice guy!

  8. That blind dude's comment about procrastination and laziness made me feel bad about myself! But I'll tell you about that some other time. I'm tired.

  9. Could somebody clarify whether or not he could do this same performance if the deck used were brand new, newly opened?

  10. The camera angle is very unfortunate for him, during the rifles he didnt mix em together in the first bit. in the trick he kept 10 cards at the bottom

  11. He is so good it’s fucking scary. I don’t think people realize how hard that is to do and how many 10’s of thousands of hours that takes to practice.
    It’s literally mind boggling.

    I hope when I die and go to heaven he can then tell me how he did it. How he’s able to feel the cards and know where they are and stuff.

  12. I'm just glad he's an honest man. He could pick a bunch of pigeons clean in no time. The fact that he's engaging and entertaining as hell is a huge bonus.

  13. This guy had a documentary made on him if I remember correctly. He was a pro scammer hired by basically the mafia and other influential people which he has sworn secrecy to and can't/won't tell stories about his time as a dealer.

  14. For alot of his tricks, I can see how it can be possible with extremely skilled and advanced sleight of hand, but when it comes to this trick, taking a full deck after it was shuffled by penn and teller and then being able to control the cards, I have literally no idea. I cant even think of a single possible sleight where you can find the exact cards you are looking for in a shuffled deck.

  15. Surely they knew how he did that they just wanted to give him the trophy out of respect. He's a living legend in card magic but even I could tell how he did this

  16. a sighted magician is one thing but when a blind man can keep track of 52 cards
    it takes a lot to impress me and that guy is amazing

  17. Someone else commented that one of the magician's had commented that's a king. It was also a comment that Richard is a king! We have seen the best sit together at the same table!

  18. And this is why gambling is dumb lol

    A guy half as skilled as this will take all your money right in front of your eyes and you won't even suspect a thing.

  19. This guys is just wonderful 😍 I feel so happy to watch him talking but at the same time kinda sad.. But hey, I think he really enjoyed his life and I am happy for him too..

  20. He's using Diamond Backs, thats unusual. No white boarders on the backs. Edit-Notice how Teller is burning his hands.

  21. Idk but the way he said “hope y’all had fun everybody!” Just made me smile. He seems like such a loveable and genuine man. Can’t get enough of this 😊

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