Saw your post about Jimmy Abel. I used to play in White Plains and knew Jimmy also. He was a very good guy, and very knowledgeable about pool and life. You're right he did have a Jedi master sort of way about him. As you probably know, he was also an expert hypnotist and knew a lot about a lot of different subjects. I saw part of that 24-hour pocketing record at Executive Billiards in White Plains. Jimmy was explaining to me afterwards about how caught a rhythm by playing so fast and for so long.
Jimmy also wrote a good book about pool, although it hasn't been circulated widely.
He was an all-around nice guy, interesting, smart, and great pool player and teacher. Thanks for bringing him up in your post.