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06-22-2005, 07:07 PM
06-24-2005, 03:57 AM
there was actually someone else on a WPT final table one time who was a pool player. For the life of me I can't remember who it was though. I've seen a lot of poker popping up in pool rooms lately too.
06-24-2005, 05:11 AM
As far as "Pool players playing poker" it's summed up by the old physics statement...
For every "action", there is an equal and opposite way to gamble.
06-24-2005, 07:32 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote sack316:</font><hr> there was actually someone else on a WPT final table one time who was a pool player. For the life of me I can't remember who it was though. I've seen a lot of poker popping up in pool rooms lately too. <hr /></blockquote>
John "World" Henigan professes to have been a professional caliber road player.
06-24-2005, 08:44 AM
Yeah, his nickname in the pool world was "Cornflakes", and he played out of Philly I believe.. From what I understand, he was a pretty strong player. At least a high-Open speed.
I've never seen him play, though /ccboard/images/graemlins/laugh.gif.
06-24-2005, 08:49 AM
It seems to be gaining popularity. I play several pool tournaments each week, and it seems lately that a "regular" or two will invariably be absent due to attending a poker game.
06-24-2005, 12:13 PM
Ron Stanley (aka Carolina Express) was a well known road player. If I remember correctly his dad operated a pool room in Hartsville, SC. Wimpy used to come by when Ronnie was a kid. He kinda took him under his wing. I moved away in the '70's and lost touch with Ronnie.
06-24-2005, 03:35 PM
Flakes was a strong player from South Phliiy. He played some really strong one-hole and back-pocket 9 ball, and played open speed 9-ball. He was always gambling higher than anyone around here.
Back when Shannon Daulton was coming up in the early '90's, they matched up for 10 dimes in a race to 4 one-pocket, with Flakes getting 9-7. Flakes had him 3-0 in games, and 6-(-2) in balls in the 4th game, and Shannon played phenomenally and came up huge to win the match. This was the shot he made on the case ball, hill-hill:
06-24-2005, 04:23 PM
I don't know if you know Toupee Jay but he's a very nice guy. I heard a story once about how he got that moniker - it was hilarious. As a young man, Jay was a pretty good pool player. He lost his hair at a young age and wore a toupee. He went into a pool room and cleaned everyone out. Later, he went back into the same pool room but did not wear the toupee. The players didn't recognize him and he cleaned them all out again! Danny D. also hung around a lot with him.
Poker is popular out here among former pool players. Jay's very sucessful pool room lost it's lease at Hollywood Park Casino last year. I heard from him a few months ago that he was getting set up to play poker on-line. There are a few other players here who play poker instead of pool, Tang Hoa being the most notable.
That's a very common One-Pocket shot.
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Mike H:</font><hr>...This was the shot he made on the case ball, hill-hill:
Pretty strong. <hr /></blockquote>
06-24-2005, 07:11 PM
I don't know about VERY common, but I understand that it is pretty standard given the positioning of the balls. What else is he supposed to do there? What's impressive is that he executed it perfectly in a spot where he absolutely had to with a real nice sum of cash on the line.
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