Card Expert Richard Turner Performs Live at Sheridan Opera House

Card Expert Richard Turner Performs Live at Sheridan Opera House

[Click “Play” to hear Eileen’s interview with Richard Turner]

Hp-main Richard Turner is known world wide as “the greatest card mechanic of all time.”  Richard Turner will be performing at Telluride’s  Sheridan Opera House on Thursday, August 27th at 7pm, to raise funds for the local youth organization Young Life.  This performance will humor and entertain an audience of all ages.  Turner does not perform magic tricks, he demonstrates the moves used by cardsharps intended to cheat players gambling with cards.  He can deal a wining hand to anyone, anywhere…every time.  Richard Turner’s demonstrations have been featured on “That’s Incredible”, “Ripley’s Believe It Or Not”, “The 700 Club” and “The Paul Daniels Magic Show” in the USA.  Turner has been asked to lecture to international corporations as well as government agencies.  His inspirational lectures promote honesty, integrity and discipline.

Turner first picked up a deck of cards at the impressionable age of seven, after watching an episode of the late 1950s TV sensation “Maverick”, featuring James Garner. On the show Maverick did a trick that Turner just had to learn.   By age 19 Richard Turner was fully immersed in cards and for the next 20 years, he practiced ten to 20 hours a day.  He worked for Bob Yerkes and Circus of the Stars when he met Dai Vernon, who then schooled him until his skills surpassed Vernon’s.  Legally blind, Turner is also known for being a “touch analyst” for the United States Playing Card Company, who employed him to evaluate the texture, flexibility and cut of dozens of decks of cards.  In his illustrious career, Richard Turner has received countless awards, including the Golden Lion Award in Magic by Siegfried and Roy of Las Vegas.  To date he has performed over 80,000 shows.  Richard Turner is semi-retired but still enjoys performing for a good cause, including Young Life which in partnership with our local community churches, helps raise support for the youth living in the San Juan Mountains. 

To find out what is next for Richard Turner and to hear more about his life and how he became a card mechanic, listen to the podcast interview with TIO’s Eileen Burns.  You can also log onto and see the latest games, DVDs and videos by Richard Turner.

Tickets for Richard Turner’s August 27th performance at the Sheridan Opera House to benefit Young Life can be purchased at Wizard Entertainment or on line at Ticket prices are $20 for adults and $10 for kids.  You can also purchase thickets the day of the show at the Sheridan Opera House box office, although adult tickets go up to $25 the day of show.  Doors open at 6:30, show begins at 7pm.

To find out more about Young Life go to the website or phone 970-708-2444

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