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  1. Re: GENE NAGY-Hunt for any info about him and his life

    Glumly, Mosconi later said of his quote, "I don't remember saying anything like that, and I can't imagine why I would have." The man was not overly generous with his praise. GF
  2. Thread: Luck

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    Re: Luck

    Remember what Gene used to say, Franny: "If you hit 'em at the right speed, you get the rolls." GF
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    Re: Father and Son Pros

    I wasn't aware of Allen Martin, but it's certainly possible...GF
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    Re: Father and Son Pros

    I don't know that they're full-time players (in fact, I'm pretty sure they're not), but we have Rick Mihalec Sr. and Jr. here in the Chicago area, and they're both formidable in any...
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    Re: Major Feature Film On Pool

    Even if they were fully aware of the potential you mention, they're certainly not used to throwing around the kind of money you're talking about. And they're not aware in the first place, because...
  6. Thread: George Fels

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    Re: George Fels

    I was there this year too, my usual curmudgeonly self. How did this post get started anyhow? GF
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    Re: Stupid questions asked when practicing

    This isn't QUITE what was asked originally, but I love it when you're trying to focus on a three-cushion game and somebody walks up to you and asks what the object of the game is. Best answer I ever...
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    Re: //groups.google.com/group/larryguningerisaliar

    I will most likely be around. GF
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    Re: June 19,20th-Anyone in Chicago?

    Chris's is above a clothing store that's poised to go out of business. There are two rooms near downtown, but you figure to like only one of them (City Pool Hall). I'll be in town then; PM me if you...
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    Re: What happened to men's pro Billiards on TV?

    Tom in Cincy and Treehumper are both on the right track, IMO. The women are FAR better businesspeople, who understand that this is a business, not sporting, proposition. Their tournaments are...
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    Re: effect of rail contact height

    You're dating yourself, AV8. That one's from my PARENT'S time! GF
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    Re: My night out at the IPT event

    I was there, too, and I agree with Freddy 100%. The flak he caught at AZBilliards is ridiculous. How this got to be a rant on Trudeau's ethics, Freddy's morals, and the relative merits of pizza is...
  13. Thread: Tad Cue

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    Re: Tad Cue

    He's a BRILLIANT cuemaker, underrated and underpriced for decades. Not sure where you're going to get one, though. GF
  14. Thread: billiard movies

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    Re: billiard movies

    You've just named the two pool films that deserve to be called that, 9baller. "The Baltimore Bullet" and "Pool Hall Junkies" aren't worth ten minutes of your time. Plenty of films feature pool...
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    Re: Billiards Hall Of Fame

    They've been offered space several times, but have always turned it down. The organization doesn't seem to understand that you have to crawl before you can run. GF
  16. Thread: Mosconi Cup

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    Re: Mosconi Cup

    My understanding is that Matchroom Sports picks the rosters for BOTH teams. IMO there is absolutely ZERO chance that they will leave Strickland out. It's good for ratings when he melts down. Hell,...
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    Re: Derby City Classic...It's only a month away

    7th thru 9th, checking out on the 10th. Look forward to seeing you then. Best, G
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    Re: Pete Tascarella Cues

    If you can find one, buy it. Tascarella learned a great deal of what he knows from his close friend George Balabushka. Sight unseen, his cues will offer a super hit. Don't know how active he still...
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    Re: Position of cue ball after break

    I'd say it matters in the sense that, at any given time in any given form of pool, center table is very likely an efficient place for your cue ball to park. It simply offers you more options. And it...
  20. Re: What's so special about an Irish Linen wrap?

    Irish linen was innovated by the great Chicago cuemaker Herman Rambow, circa the mid- to late '30s, I'd guess. His shop was right above the great sporting goods store V L & A; the linen was sold...
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    Re: Straight Pool Sequence

    Hey, that's really all GOOD stuff. Look forward to your book. GF
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    Re: Straight Pool Sequence

    Cute, Wolf. You're worming your way into my heart. GF
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    Re: Straight Pool Sequence

    No, Fels mentioned it. The idea is that your secondary break shot could very well leave the CB under the remaining balls too, in which case you'll be grateful for the company. That OB stays there...
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    Re: No Second This Time!

    Didn't know they played ANYTHING in NH except for "Around The World." But congrats anyway. GF
  25. Thread: Slip Stroke

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    Re: Slip Stroke

    If I were in your position, Okinawa, I wouldn't practice the slip stroke at all. It represents (at least in the eyes of some extremely perceptive teachers) a subconscious attempt to recapture the...
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