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real irish
05-06-2009, 08:51 PM
Have any members watched a BIG MONEY game of pool ? I mean upwards of $ 100,000. or more. Please recall where ,when and players or gamblers involved. There should be some great stories!!!

mamono
05-06-2009, 10:05 PM
Wish I did, would love to have rail birded one. I rail birded a 9-ball race to 11 for $3k at Hardtimes, it was late one Friday evening and hardly anyone was still there. Game went a little past close. I still remember that table length jump shot over a full-ball using a house cue with draw for near perfect position.

RiverCity
05-06-2009, 10:21 PM
Ive heard tons of stories.... never saw that much played for though.
Chuck

mullyman
05-06-2009, 10:30 PM
Most I've witnessed was just over 7 thousand.
MULLY

Mr441
05-06-2009, 10:46 PM
Most I've ever actually seen with my own eyes was $5000 a set 9-ball.
I've always heard a lot of stories by shortstop level players about how they played for $5000 and $10,000 a set or $1000 a game against good players and yet the most I'd ever see them play for is a $500 set of 9 ball one time and they're so nervous they're almost shaking. So I'm skeptical of a lot of stories concerning big money sets.

mullyman
05-06-2009, 10:56 PM
Most I've ever actually seen with my own eyes was $5000 a set 9-ball.
I've always heard a lot of stories by shortstop level players about how they played for $5000 and $10,000 a set or $1000 a game against good players and yet the most I'd ever see them play for is a $500 set of 9 ball one time and they're so nervous they're almost shaking. So I'm skeptical of a lot of stories concerning big money sets.

I'm thinking using the word "skeptical" may be being generous.
MULLY

ribdoner
05-06-2009, 10:57 PM
A decent player had a FRIEND that was rich but couldn't play dead.

Rich man, who always played with one of his several BUSHKA'S, would drop in at the player's house (brought an 8-ball, whiskey, beer, etc.) and they would spend Saturday's (apprx 8am until whenever) partaking and playing pool on the players antique 5x10' Brunswick. Started at a dolla a game, doubled up, and would quit even. One Saturday the tab got to 64K (1974/75$) and rich dude skulled out. There's NO doubt he would have peeled if called. So, in essence, it was 1 game of 9 rocket for 64k.

The most entertaining action i saw was a couple APA-3's (no shit!!) freeze up 10k ea and play an 8-ball race to 20. It took HOURS:), and, the one i coached, prevailed. On at least 2 occasions, perhaps 3, they WHIFFED (thin cuts) shooting the 8. IT WAS EPIC:)

real irish
05-06-2009, 11:04 PM
I guess i should clarify. Money won at 1 session or match up. I've heard about one pocket match ups where there was over 100,000 lost. Also the reports of big money bet at flyboy's place in louisiana.

ribdoner
05-06-2009, 11:12 PM
I guess i should clarify. Money won at 1 session or match up. I've heard about one pocket match ups where there was over 100,000 lost. Also the reports of big money bet at flyboy's place in louisiana.

Couple 150K+ scores there....

DETROIT, in the early 70's, was a gold mine, IF, you could play.

i know one player that swung with apprx 250k which was won in a relatively short period of time and HEARD of another, from a reliable source, that walked with MORE...

Drew
05-06-2009, 11:23 PM
The most entertaining action i saw was a couple APA-3's (no shit!!) freeze up 10k ea and play an 8-ball race to 20. It took HOURS:), and, the one i coached, prevailed. On at least 2 occasions, perhaps 3, they WHIFFED (thin cuts) shooting the 8. IT WAS EPIC:)

That's some gambling for sure. With a couple of 3's playing you might as well only use one stripe, one solid, and the 8-ball.

Voodoo Daddy
05-07-2009, 02:06 AM
20 ahead...same guy playing 4 different players ranging from $10K to $85K.

sydbarret
05-07-2009, 02:39 AM
seen, maybe 10k or so. Played, 3000 a set. Races to 15, won 2 sets.

jrt30004
05-07-2009, 03:28 AM
just recently i've gotten to watch some high dollar one pocket. mostly races, in the 10-15 thousand a set range. that just blows me away when i see it. i just started playing pool again about a year and a half ago and i won't bet a dollar water is wet beacuse my game isn't close to good never mind great and to see guys do that is awesome.

jjollie
05-07-2009, 04:53 AM
I've seen Tony Watson play some guy from Florida a 20 ahead match for 20K...Tony won !

instroke75
05-07-2009, 05:06 AM
I have only played 7 ahead for $5,000, and a bunch of 7 ahead's for $2,500 with the same person! Drugdealers are great action they don't care about the money as much cause they didn't work for it, and they all like acting bigtime!

The most I have seen was Shorty(tom d'alfonso), playing one of the locals for $10,000 a set, and taking all the side action in the room. he and his stakehorse left alot of dough in central FL that night!

Jeremy

kaznj
05-07-2009, 05:19 AM
I once played a set for $10.

iba7467
05-07-2009, 05:22 AM
Just recently $10,000 per game. Names and spot withheld to protect the innocent.

flyvirginiaguy
05-07-2009, 05:38 AM
Saw Jose Parica wipe the floor with Fat Harold for 10K I believe it was. This was in Raleigh a long time ago (92-94). Jose was spotting him the 8 (If memory serves me correctly, maybe more). Seen a few other high 8 and 9K matches etc... But never 100,000K etc... in person.

Williebetmore
05-07-2009, 06:24 AM
I'm thinking using the word "skeptical" may be being generous.
MULLY

M-man,
I've seen a race to 20 in 9-ball for $20,000.

A friend has played for $3,000 to $5,000 A GAME in 9-ball, and played several hours for $7,500 a game. Though I did not attend, I was invited, and received hourly updates from one of the principals. A large amount changed hands (but less than the 100K designated by the original poster). No exaggeration, just fact. It's not my place to give names and winnings, but several posters here know of it.

Other than the Detroit action in the old days, I'm not aware of anyone playing anywhere for sums reaching $100K....but I would love to hear about it.

Ken_4fun
05-07-2009, 06:36 AM
I have seen in person $40K won in one night, playing 9 ball at Shooters,,,,many years ago.

Ken

uwate
05-07-2009, 06:43 AM
in person it would be the dcc svb vs appleton in 8ball. cant remember the amt but there are pics of the cheese stacked up on the light if you search around the derby forum on azb.

ive also seen two D players who knew each other playing 2k a game 6ball. They both would both shoot 2-3 times on each ball. They would play all the time and regularly pass 15-20k back and forth to each other. Both were drug dealers and both had a posse with them so there was no chance someone was making off with the dough without a big fight. I still recall them playing a race and its double hill and they both fired 5 or 6 times at the 6. Finally one player hangs it up and the other player then makes the ball and scratches. LOL and all the real pool players are sitting there watching this go down. It looked like a packed house at the dog pound with 100 salivating dogs staring at a barrel of ground beef that none could get at.

ShootingArts
05-07-2009, 07:44 AM
$80K on one game of barbox eight ball around 1980. One guy was named Steve, the other one Hu. Told the story on here a few times. Since it was a spur of the moment thing we were both on air and honor that night. We were both in position to pay off in the near future however.

Longest game of barbox eight ball I ever played. I could move the cue ball around considerably better than the other player so I figured if I won the lag I was in pretty good shape unless Steve got lucky. I won the lag and soft broke leaving the table in a mess. Steve's best shot was rebreaking the balls but he didn't. After that it was a very careful twenty-thirty minutes of picking things apart by both of us. No rash moves, more like one pocket.

I won and lost. I won the game but a few weeks later the Fed's ran Steve out of town, still owing me the entire $80K.

Hu

iba7467
05-07-2009, 07:57 AM
ive also seen two D players who knew each other playing 2k a game 6ball.

My buddy beat a local guy that might be an APA 5 playing 6 ball for $5k a game. I have tried to get a couple players to play the guy but no one ever wants to get down. He will still bet this much if not more.

u12armresl
05-07-2009, 08:10 AM
Call this the IRS thread.


Albert - Columbus O

Toby and Jack - Las Vegas

Cornerman
05-07-2009, 09:39 AM
Have any members watched a BIG MONEY game of pool ? I mean upwards of $ 100,000. or more. Please recall where ,when and players or gamblers involved. There should be some great stories!!!

I'm a bit at a loss to the question and some of the answers. Darren Appleton and Dennis Hatch just played for 40 dimes in the middle on TAR and finished up last night/this morning.

A bunch of us on AZBilliards were in attendance for several hours of the Cooney/Walden 1-pocket 8-ahead match several years ago at the Derby City Classic, and that was 100 dimes total.

AZBilliards members Cubc and OMGWTF battled it out in Las Vegas and on live TAR Stream for 3 dimes a piece (6 on the lamp).

At the Derby City Classic just this year there must have been over a dozen matchups with over ten large in the middle. With a few into the thirty or more range.

And, it certainly isn't speculation or hype. Some of us werre entrusted to hold the stake, since the participants weren't allowed to put it on the lamp.

Fred

RenoRex
05-07-2009, 10:08 AM
I've seen Tony Watson play some guy from Florida a 20 ahead match for 20K...Tony won !

Tony is (was) a great road player for the cash ... I've never
seen him play for really large money, but stories abound as to
his abilities at extracting huge sums of cash from "whales" who
think they can play.

bigshooter
05-07-2009, 11:36 AM
I watched Lil' John Macias play 9-ball for 20K at the Billiards Palace in Tulsa a few years ago, that's the biggest I've witnessed.

5ballcharlie
05-07-2009, 12:11 PM
Have any members watched a BIG MONEY game of pool ? I mean upwards of $ 100,000. or more. Please recall where ,when and players or gamblers involved. There should be some great stories!!!

i played some 200 a game 8ball in derby one year