View Full Version : Pool Players/ Poker Players

09-20-2004, 10:58 PM
i was watching on the history channel last night a program called the history of poker. it was all about the old time poker players from texas. Amarillo Slim. Doyle Brunson. And mr binion to just name a few. I did not know that mr binion had been arrested/convicted of 2 murders in texas. then he goes to vegas and opens up a casino with a partner. Wants to put on poker tournaments. partner says no so he opens binions. anyway. what does this have to do with pool you ask.Doyle brunson said that all the top pro poker players at that time were also very good pool players and that they were hoping that pool players would come back to play poker. they apparently do not like the idea of college kids becoming pro poker players and want the pool players back in the game once again..........................mike

09-21-2004, 03:42 AM
No doubt on the connection there. John Hennigan was a very good pool player and now he is definitely one of the best cash game players (poker) out there, not to mention several great poker wins and a WSOP bracelet. I think I remember hearing Daniel Negreanu (sp?) mentioning one time that he was a fairly good pool player as well.

#### leonard
09-21-2004, 06:22 AM
I don't want to give poolplayers a bad name but most of the poolplayers/cardplayers could deal from anywhere in the deck. They are the reason for automatic decks.####

09-21-2004, 11:28 AM
Yes it's true that some pool players are poker players and gamblers in general. I have some local Phillipino friends in my pool hall who allways play pool for money and can be often seen enmeshed in a game of poker.

I also seen Steve Davis and Jimmy White (British snooker stars)involved in a million dollar poker challenge on ESPN.If I'm not mistaken Jimmy White got extremley lucky and either won or came second.I know he finished quite high.RJ

09-22-2004, 05:50 AM
Well, yeah, because the "college kids" are guys with math and science degrees from top schools, extremely high IQ's, and the ability to read books, understand game theory and stats, and play jillions of hands on the internet. By "pool player" Doyle means a chemically altered gambling addict probably. /ccboard/images/graemlins/smirk.gif

Seriously, it is a lot harder for the old poker pros now. Doyle is extremely smart and an unbelievable player, so he is going to be a winner in any era. But the new breed of poker player is a hell of a lot better than the level of competition in the 60's and 70's. But there are more players and a lot of money to be won. Just not as much really easy money.

#### leonard
09-25-2004, 06:30 AM
I read jimmy Whites book he had very little education just what he learned in the snooker/gambling rooms.####