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PunchOut
11-17-2006, 04:00 PM
what is the most you have ever seen won at the table? i love these kinds of stories, im hinting in your direction freddy!

SlickRick_PCS
11-17-2006, 04:27 PM
I have seen battles for $20 for 10 games or so going range for total of $80 but then again, there were stories that ranged for $1000 for a race of 9 or something like that.

cuejoey
11-17-2006, 04:38 PM
$1,500.00 on one game of one pocket.lost by a middle eastern kid about 28 yoa.with alot of GOLD jewelry.you got the feeling that it was minor chump change to him.

txspaderz
11-17-2006, 05:42 PM
I think around 5 or 6 grand to a pro down here... I think it was Sky who played him and lost. I don't remember totally, but it was well over 3 grand.

DawgAndy
11-17-2006, 05:54 PM
A friend and I were in Eastern PA in the mid 90s playing in tournies and traveling around having a good time. A road player from Indy and his backer showed us their bank roll. A brown, fullsized paper grocery bag. I don't know exactly how much was in there but it was over 10k. My friend and I had maybe 2500 between us. As far as on the table 5k. I wasn't involved in the game however.

Andy

5ballcharlie
11-17-2006, 10:25 PM
I seen nick vita loose over 2000 to larry blackburn playing one pocket

cueball1950
11-18-2006, 12:19 AM
what is the most you have ever seen won at the table? i love these kinds of stories, im hinting in your direction freddy!


Well mine would have to be several.... lets see...

Corey beating Tony Watson for 3 Large at the old q-masters on norview ave.

SAw Cliff Joiner giving Hooker 10/4 in 1 pocket for 200 banabas..cliff beat him so bad Hooker asked for more weight. So cliff told him i can give you 10/3 but we gotta double the bet to 400 bananas. Hooker won the 1st game and then cliff won something like the next 10 or so. Althogether i think cliff came out about 5 large for the night

also saw Alex playing Shannon Daulton 10 ahead for 5 large or 500 bananas a game with a 6am time limit. If no one had won by 6am who ever was ahead got paid 500 a game. I know that shannon was up 9 and breaking and alex came back and beat shannon. Was absolutely great to watch.

also saw the young carolina player who had to quit because of his arm play tony watson for 2000 a set and tortured him for 2 sets. before the arm problem set in

There are so many games i have seen but this is just a few......mike

Varney Cues
11-18-2006, 12:47 AM
And this is a true story...
After a tourney one night I was playing some guy from NY real cheap. After a couple of hours I was up like $400 and ready to call it a night because the bar was closing. After the joint kicked us out he still wanted to play. My friend with me spouts off that I have a barbox at home. The bar owner had informed me that he had lots of cash and had been losing plenty...basically gave me the nod to try him at any amount.
Well to make a long story short at about 9am the next morning I'm up bit over 3 large. The last set we played was a race to 7 for 4 grand.:eek:
I'm no shortstop so I almost figured "now he'll show a little skill & snap this off". Well he didn't get any better. He payed us $4000 in cash and I actually accepted a check from him for the $3000. He made the check good after about 90 days and numerous phonecalls.:D
Moral of the story...don't follow a man to his home and bet it up!!!;)

Gerry
11-18-2006, 04:33 AM
I'm not sure of the amount, but in Philly I saw a brief case stacked with cash exchanged as payment. A guy nicknamed after breakfast cereal was paid by another guy who's career choice was lets say less than legal:D

Gerry

freddy the beard
11-18-2006, 06:16 AM
I'm not sure of the amount, but in Philly I saw a brief case stacked with cash exchanged as payment. A guy nicknamed after breakfast cereal was paid by another guy who's career choice was lets say less than legal:D

Gerry

The guy you are talking about is John "Cornflakes" Hennigan, who also now plays on the World Poker Tour. At the Legends 1pkt in South Philly I watched and bet on Cornbread playing Cornflakes, last pocket 9ball. The stakes were 2 sets of 15k each with all the side action you wanted. Buddy Hall, Wade Crane and I each bet $600 on Cornbread who Cornflakes apparently didnt know had invented that particular game with Kenny Romberg Remus back in Detroit. Red won the first set easily and Hennigan's man was taking all bets at a small table he had set up. He asked us if we wanted to push our bet and bet the whole $1200 on the next set. Barely able to suppress a giggle, we all bet the wad. Cornflakes was a real high-roller and the Philly boys said betting big money wouldnt bother Cornflakes at all. However, Buddy, Wade's and my take on it was a little different. Yeah, Cornflakes was used to betting high with people, but he hadnt bet big money against somebody like the frightening, high-rolling creature called Cornbread Red. Our confidence was soon rewarded when Red won the second set, long-stroking, and whistling in a straight-back session ball into the super-tough, triple-shimmed pocket. Red's only complaint was that he couldnt dig up more than 30k to bet in the time Cornflakes allowed.

the Beard

BackPocket9Ball
11-18-2006, 09:00 AM
Buddy Hall, Wade Crane and I each bet $600 on Cornbread who Cornflakes apparently didnt know had invented that particular game with Kenny Romberg Remus back in Detroit.
the Beard

Freddy, I was told by Grady that Pete Fusco and Joe Veasey came up with back pocket 9ball.

freddy the beard
11-18-2006, 09:18 AM
Freddy, I was told by Grady that Pete Fusco and Joe Veasey came up with back pocket 9ball.

I cant say for sure. All I know is Romberg brought the game to Detroit to try and slow down the run-out Nine ball players and put some banking into the game.

the Beard

trainer
11-18-2006, 09:39 AM
Freddy, I was told by Grady that Pete Fusco and Joe Veasey came up with back pocket 9ball.Speaking of Romberg..I watched Beanie and Romberg play 4 out of 7 one pocket for 20k in Detroit back in the 70s..What a match!! Me and George Middleditch were the only ones even sweatin it!! Beanie is up 3-2 and has ball in hand behind the line after Romberg had sratched..He needs 2..the 6 ball is just past the side and there is a ball on the spot and he Wins!! Oops, he dogs the 6 and Romberg ends up winning the set and three more for good measure..Back in the day, they would come in and pay the following day..It was a Kodak moment watching Beanie bring in that suitcase the next day!!! Romberg just disappeared after that..
Terry O.:cool:

desi2960
11-18-2006, 11:02 AM
a guy that did not know how to play was playing his buddy that did not know how to play and looses half his business. business was valued at 160,000.

huckster
11-18-2006, 11:26 AM
I seen a very high rolling Casino executive lose seven games of push-out 9ball at 20k a game. The poolplayer who won could have won more but he needed to work on his stall a little more. I heard the guy who went off lost around a million in one match. I got down a 500 a game side bet with one of the Casino Exec. friends. I had 1200 on me and had no prior knowledge the game was going down. I got lucky being in the right place at the right time. After I won 3500, I offered to plat 9ball with the side better and he countered with a onepocket game. After he explained the rules to me (unlike others I do understand the stall) I picked up another 3k playing 1k a game.

jrhendy
11-18-2006, 11:51 AM
We played quite a bit of liability snooker on "Big Bertha", the 6 x 12 snooker table in at Hard Times in Bellflower in the early 90's. After Morro Paez, the main action man at Hard Times had won quite a bit of $$ playing cards, the game got jacked to $50 a point & we played three long sessions of 25/30 hours each in about a week. Kim D knocked off most of the $$ (over 10k), and I knocked off a nice chunk myself (enough to take a month off work & feed the horses). There were so many players taking a shot at the game because of the action, nobody knows how much was won or lost, but several champions went busted a few times with different stake horses taking a shot at the action. Parica came to town a little while later & we started playing $50 a point again and he absolutely robbed the game, winning more than Kim did in a week in one night. Next to Denny Searcy, he was the best player I ever saw on that table and I played on it for 30 years. John Henderson

scotty g.
11-18-2006, 02:27 PM
While in Olathe at Shooters I watched Chad W. from Minnesota beat a gentleman named Terry from St.Louis?? out of about $35,000 playing 9-ball. The next night Chad lost about $40,000 to Allen Hopkins throwing quarters closest to the wall. Grady was there that night and refereed a quarter throwing 10 ahead match between Chad and Roger Griffis for $3000. Roger won.

Scott

12310bch
11-18-2006, 07:25 PM
Not the biggest but the most interesting win I had was when I was 21. I'm now 63. $20.00 8 ball on a bar box against the homebar favorite. Big money for me then. This was in a little milltown bar upriver from Pittsburgh. Rough. I had a nasty guy with me so I wasn't bothered. I go up $140.00 net and the guy ran out of cash and wants to write checks . Under a lot of noise we say no thanks and make our exit. The homebar crowd follows us out the lot but are held back when someone recognises my partner.
We are traveling down Allegheny River boulevard thinking were home free when we see the lights gaining on us. They caught up and forced us off the road onto a remote lot. THey pulled my partner out of the car and started to dance. I figuered what the hell and got out and went for the closest guy. The last thing I remember was a feeling of flying. I wake up in a creek on my back with water running over my shoulders. They had thrown me off a twenty foot bridge . I wind up in a hospital for a week and my friend was battered up a bit. They got the money back. Not much of a win. I never went back to that bar.

DawgAndy
11-18-2006, 07:32 PM
Great story 12310bch, that neighborhood hasn't changed much.;) I was on a crew that worked in the mills during shut downs and at least twice a week one of our guys would get his ass kicked during a night on the town. Probably for less than 140 bucks:p

Andy

Gerry
11-18-2006, 09:10 PM
The guy you are talking about is John "Cornflakes" Hennigan, who also now plays on the World Poker Tour. At the Legends 1pkt in South Philly I watched and bet on Cornbread playing Cornflakes, last pocket 9ball. The stakes were 2 sets of 15k each with all the side action you wanted. Buddy Hall, Wade Crane and I each bet $600 on Cornbread who Cornflakes apparently didnt know had invented that particular game with Kenny Romberg Remus back in Detroit. Red won the first set easily and Hennigan's man was taking all bets at a small table he had set up. He asked us if we wanted to push our bet and bet the whole $1200 on the next set. Barely able to suppress a giggle, we all bet the wad. Cornflakes was a real high-roller and the Philly boys said betting big money wouldnt bother Cornflakes at all. However, Buddy, Wade's and my take on it was a little different. Yeah, Cornflakes was used to betting high with people, but he hadnt bet big money against somebody like the frightening, high-rolling creature called Cornbread Red. Our confidence was soon rewarded when Red won the second set, long-stroking, and whistling in a straight-back session ball into the super-tough, triple-shimmed pocket. Red's only complaint was that he couldnt dig up more than 30k to bet in the time Cornflakes allowed.

the Beard


yea Freddie, I didn't just want to throw Flakes name out there while talking about large sums. I did see him on TV playing holdem, and I had to call my wife in from another room and tell her the story. She just said....what the H*ll were you doing in Philly at 3am?:D......She's protective!

Gerry

ohwsseug
11-18-2006, 09:40 PM
Archie "The Greek" and Bobby Baldwin played in Vegas and I witnessed a little of the action at "The RumRunner." $20,000 a game while I was there. Neither one could make a ball so I wouldn't say they were pool players. Archie went on to parlay the winnings into about 30 mil playing craps. I'm sure there is someone here that has more detailed info on this than I do but I was there that night for 20k a game. Archie dated my sister for a bit and she used to tell him to get a job, lolololol.

Reverend Dave
11-19-2006, 12:19 AM
I have knowledge of a guy running out a rack of nineball for over 14 grand in a progressive break and run contest a few years ago. It happened in a little army town in North Carolina. Now, if only I could remember his name.:) ;) It was a great night.

Tommy-D
11-19-2006, 01:25 AM
> The first year I went to the Super Bowl tournament at The Rack,I saw 2 old guys that were said to be long-time,immensely successful farmers,playing one-pocket for 3000 a game. They agreed to pay off every game,until one of them lost 15000,with another 15000 on the overall outcome. One guy kept the bulk of his roll in the front chest pocket of his Osh Kosh overalls and the rest spread out,the other had a 1/2 gallon Crown Royal bag FULL. Neither one of these guys looked to have much of an offensive gear to the casual observer,in the 14 games I watched over 9 hours,I never saw more than 3-4 balls ran in a row. The reason for this is because these 2 played such a uber-tight,conservative style,that for much of the time,there were never more than 3-4 balls loose and runnable. With them,offense was a secondary option. They almost looked more interested in making a ball at a time,and keeping the stack intact as much as possible than they did in finding a way to run out or run 4-5 and start sending them downtown. I don't think either of them even shot at more than 7-8 long rail banks the whole time I watched,because they weren't moving balls up to the other end. They would lag balls back into the stack and nip draw the cue ball back to get a rail,or take turns thinning balls and spinning the cue ball into a rail and back to the other side of the stack for 15 minutes at a time,and occasionally shoot at a ball that trickled loose,and shoot it like they were scared to miss it and try to play the cue ball safe. For a LOT of people,this would have been the most boring match ever,but I learned more about defensive one-pocket from that session than any 2 big names ever,including Efren. Some of the spots I've seen Efren or Cliff give people might have gotten them drilled playing these 2,because they can't run 10 and out when they're frozen to the stack or frozen to the rail and stuck behind it,and they were more than patient enough to accept winning games one ball at a time. I don't think either of them ever flat sold out a single time. Tommy D.

VIProfessor
11-19-2006, 08:02 AM
Bert Kinister has claimed (publicly) that he beat Colin in Aruba out of $200,000 a few years back. Now, I've played Colin and I know that he is capable of going off, but $200,000??? Can anyone out there verify this?