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Forum: Main Forum Today, 01:20 PM
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Posted By sjm
I voted no, because the subject of one-pocket is...

I voted no, because the subject of one-pocket is mainstream and has its place on the main forum. The effect of stratification for me would be less access to one pocket threads, a result I don't...
Forum: Main Forum 05-24-2020, 06:28 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,062
Posted By sjm
Actually, your post is, in my opinion, fake news....

Actually, your post is, in my opinion, fake news. The context here was that the Mirage had just opened and the management wanted to overtake their next door neighbor Caesar's Palace, then the top...
Forum: 14.1 Pool 05-23-2020, 03:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,640
Posted By sjm
Agreed with Bob on the optimal angle from which...

Agreed with Bob on the optimal angle from which to attempt this safety. If this many balls come out, you've either hit it too hard or the rack isn't frozen. Typically, only two or three balls...
Forum: Main Forum 05-22-2020, 12:48 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,062
Posted By sjm
There was a near carbon copy of this match in the...

There was a near carbon copy of this match in the quarterfinals of the 2019 US Open 9-ball. Liu Haitao led YL Chang by 10-9 and appeared to be running out for the win, but he got cushion hooked and...
Forum: Main Forum 05-21-2020, 01:51 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,062
Posted By sjm
Yes, I definitely considered that one. The...

Yes, I definitely considered that one. The Strickland vs Bustamante final was one for the ages, a 17-15 nailbiter with simply awesome play.
Forum: Main Forum 05-21-2020, 01:32 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,062
Posted By sjm
Off the top of my head, my top three are: ...

Off the top of my head, my top three are:

Sigel wins his first World Championship (1980)
Two great stories came together at the 1980 World 14.1 Championship at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York...
Forum: Main Forum 05-21-2020, 07:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 474
Posted By sjm
Earl Strickland is on record as saying "the...

Earl Strickland is on record as saying "the greatest player I've ever played" is Mike Sigel. Not surprisingly, he didn't say it until Mike had retired from competition.
Forum: Main Forum 05-21-2020, 07:37 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 958
Posted By sjm
Talcum powder causes skids, which are yet...

Talcum powder causes skids, which are yet another, though, far less serious, cancer as far as accomplished pool players are concerned.

If your hands sweat too much, use a glove.
Forum: 14.1 Pool 05-20-2020, 08:08 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 7,317
Posted By sjm
What you've posted are theories that suggest that...

What you've posted are theories that suggest that it was possible a few members of the public were there, but hardly constitutes evidence. It would also be very hard to believe that if this was an...
Forum: Main Forum 05-20-2020, 06:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 494
Posted By sjm
Good news. Hope everything is back to normal at...

Good news. Hope everything is back to normal at Turning Stone by beginning of September. It's a wonderful event, one of the very best on the American pool calendar. It's one of the few...
Forum: Main Forum 05-20-2020, 05:11 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,668
Posted By sjm
Agreed that this is the best rivalry today. I...

Agreed that this is the best rivalry today. I don't think that a truly heated rivalry exists between two players today.
Forum: Main Forum 05-20-2020, 05:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 628
Posted By sjm
..... the pool halls were open. After walking...

..... the pool halls were open. After walking in, you always greeted your friends with a handshake, and when a match finished, win or lose, you shook your opponent's hand.

The pool halls will...
Forum: Main Forum 05-20-2020, 02:54 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,668
Posted By sjm
That's the rivalry that came to mind for me, too....

That's the rivalry that came to mind for me, too. Sigel and Varner were two guys whose primes coincided, and who spent about a dozen years taking turns a at capturing the game's biggest titles. Not...
Forum: Main Forum 05-17-2020, 05:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 635
Posted By sjm
I'd say rack them again and start over. Starting...

I'd say rack them again and start over. Starting from the beginning is the penalty you pay for missing, and having to start again will motivate you to tidy it up going forward.
Forum: Main Forum 05-17-2020, 12:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 224
Posted By sjm
While there is no real way to answer this, one...

While there is no real way to answer this, one can get a feel for it.

For the most part, it all starts with the World Confederation of Billiards Sports (WCBS), the governing body for all cue...
Forum: 14.1 Pool 05-17-2020, 08:32 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 7,317
Posted By sjm
It is well known that I believe this run...

It is well known that I believe this run happened, I'm happy for John, and know how much effort went into reaching this milestone. Well done!

That said, I disagree with your point about edgy...
Forum: Main Forum 05-16-2020, 10:13 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,119
Posted By sjm
This match could be a possible springboard for...

This match could be a possible springboard for greater interest in one pocket. Played at this pace and on this kind of equipment, one pocket may draw some new fans.

and, of course, we haven't...
Forum: Main Forum 05-16-2020, 07:20 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,229
Posted By sjm
Check out the shot presented in Post #7 of this...

Check out the shot presented in Post #7 of this thread from 2005. It diagrams a shot I saw Tom Rossman make from a position in which awfully few would even find the shot Tom found.
...
Forum: Main Forum 05-16-2020, 05:20 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 16,286
Posted By sjm
Totally agree. One pocket should be a mix of the...

Totally agree. One pocket should be a mix of the moves game and offensive aggression. If you make the pocketing ridiculously tough, it not only makes it much more of a moving game, and it also...
Forum: Main Forum 05-16-2020, 02:21 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,229
Posted By sjm
Of course, there's the Vernon Elliot impossible...

Of course, there's the Vernon Elliot impossible bank, but here's an impossible cut shot care of Bob Jewett.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GaSKh1PSqok

I still don't know how he did it!
Forum: Main Forum 05-16-2020, 02:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,119
Posted By sjm
I make the occasional trip over to the...

I make the occasional trip over to the onepocket.org site. It is remarkable, just like the game of one pocket.

I've probably played only 100 racks of one pocket in my entire life, and up to 2009,...
Forum: Main Forum 05-16-2020, 01:53 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 16,286
Posted By sjm
You're always getting the cash! Stay the course,...

You're always getting the cash! Stay the course, fella.
Forum: Main Forum 05-16-2020, 08:00 AM
Replies: 314
Views: 16,286
Posted By sjm
Several of the Europeans gambled from time to...

Several of the Europeans gambled from time to time, most notably Shaw and Appleton -- lalso Nick Ekonomopoulos. I've just contended that, in most cases, the road to excellence for the biggest stars...
Forum: Main Forum 05-15-2020, 07:37 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 16,286
Posted By sjm
Billy has since won 30K at the Mosconi and about...

Billy has since won 30K at the Mosconi and about 32K at the 2020 Derby City Classic. I don't suppose he's run out of cash quite yet.
Forum: Main Forum 05-15-2020, 06:02 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 16,286
Posted By sjm
Point well taken. Archer fits the mold of the...

Point well taken. Archer fits the mold of the American greats as described, with gambling a big part of his development and Immonen fits the mold of the European greats mentioned, honing his skills...
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