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    Best player ever for the cash?

    No . . . not very complicated at all, but logically and beyond doubt, completely antithetical to the core purpose of productive, invigorating and enlightening Internet discussion forums, which is to allow stimulating, free expression of opinions and information sharing that relates to a mutually...
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    Tim The Monk Miller has passed on.

    Jam: Love ya and your always well-reasoned and contributory writing, but I must helpfully add to your post a bit. I'm waaay past 65 and want to add that most falls in the bathroom (and elsewhere in the home) have little to do with speed of gait and limberness of muscles -- but rather more...
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    American Straight Pool Championship - Oct 19th to 23rd *free* live streaming

    We're not old, Stu . . . we're merely in a more advanced state of youth. My favorite quote from the Talmud is: "For the unlearned, old age is winter; for the learned it is the season of the harvest." Arnaldo
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    American Straight Pool Championship - Oct 19th to 23rd *free* live streaming

    From Peter Burrows FB page: Arnaldo -- Can't wait watch this!
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    Adventures of a Road Player Learning Life Lessons from Pool, Pimps, and Pistols

    Dynamite title for a thread, CJ. I look forward to watching it -- who wouldn't!!! Your acquired marketing chops equal your world-class pool competing skills, for sure. Arnaldo
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    Overcoaching in pool

    Stu -- With your well-earned credentials via years of up-close tourney spectating (plus careful video scrutinizing); deep knowledge of all the pool disciplines; and acute observational skills -- no one has sounder, continually dependable estimates of these kinds important victory-governing...
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    Overcoaching in pool

    If like me, Straight Pool's your lifelong addiction: definitely a pattern play lesson from the 14.1 videos of Souquet and especially -- John Schmidt (and in person from either man). Arnaldo
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    Best player ever for the cash?

    http://www.thehypertexts.com/Harold%20Worst%20Pool%20Billiards%20the%20Best.htm What a read, Philly!!! Can't thank you enough; for re-posting a link for all of us to that article. It is pure gold -- a real keeper. Moving, dazzling, so inspiring and . . . as close to supernatural talent as...
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    Best player ever for the cash?

    It's likely been discussed with either whatever estate individuals still remain, or still-living relatives. Any savvy producer or screenwriter would know how to research exactly what details are known and how to dramatically arrange those, as well as -- equally important -- determine what is...
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    Best player ever for the cash?

    "Not who won the most cash or tournaments but who held their speed the best under high money stakes pressure." . . . or held their speed the best with or without some "jellying" Arnaldo ~ That would be an interesting -- likely unknowable -- metric
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    Best player ever for the cash?

    Reportedly, (per Freddie Bentivegna, Bill Staton and Grady Matthews) Harold Worst played every cue sport at a world-class level and never lost a tournament or action match during his entire all-too-brief playing career (died at age 37 -- stunning friends and fans alike). Won international 3-C...
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    The PAUSE in pool stroke

    Cisero Murphy, best known for his literal mastery of Straight Pool -- with some significant major victories in that discipline -- very effectively used *the* longest pause of any national/world class champion. His stroke was silky smooth, and mesmerizingly beautiful to watch. Here's a brief...
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    Thing of beaty from Accustats and GOAT!

    It's actually quite easy to understand and not really more complicated when you're made aware that there's a very wide spectrum of player-to-backer (financier) impromptu verbal agreements. The con "agreement" that his financier set up with innocent Efren (via primitive translation), was...
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    Thing of beaty from Accustats and GOAT!

    Word had definitely gotten out -- because a dazzled spectator had asked "Cesar" (that's the spelling he was entered under, not Ceasar) and in the excitement and confusion with signature-seeking fans, he blew his cover by signing his real name, "Efren Reyes". The Morales ruse was designed to...
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    Thing of beaty from Accustats and GOAT!

    Sad side of the innocent, humble early years of geniuses (like Efren) in any endeavor throughout history. Many like Efren -- post-predator encounters became wizened, subtly vigilant, and impossible to victimize further. But few if any, after protectively evolving, remained so essentially...
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