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Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 04:24 PM
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Posted By jay helfert
He was! And the girls all loved him. He was...

He was! And the girls all loved him. He was handsome (in an Elvis like way), cute and charming. Louie was raised well and was polite in all situations, even if he got a bad call or lost his money. He...
Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 04:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 858
Posted By jay helfert
You must have not watched the video that was made...

You must have not watched the video that was made surreptitiously of his meeting with the conspirators. He was a very willing accomplice. He didn't look awkward in the least when he was talking about...
Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 10:39 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,776
Posted By jay helfert
The short version. I sent Louie airfare and we...

The short version. I sent Louie airfare and we met up in Austin for the tournament, sharing a room at Sid Mann's hotel the Villa Capri, also the location of the tournament. Sid was guaranteeing...
Forum: Main Forum 08-06-2020, 08:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 858
Posted By jay helfert
Plus his earnings for top sixteen finish...

Plus his earnings for top sixteen finish (probably another $25-30,000) and he will make more than you can make for any winning any pool tournament, except maybe the Chinese Eight Ball championship. ...
Forum: Main Forum 08-06-2020, 05:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 410
Posted By jay helfert
Congrats to the MC if Matchroom can pull it off...

Congrats to the MC if Matchroom can pull it off this year. Alexandra Palace - spectators? I don't know about this. :confused:
Forum: Main Forum 08-06-2020, 05:39 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 16,870
Posted By jay helfert
I always had fun doing commentary with Danny. As...

I always had fun doing commentary with Danny. As far as I'm concerned he's still a lot better than some of the people I hear on the streams.
Forum: Main Forum 08-06-2020, 05:17 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,776
Posted By jay helfert
I gotta buy this book. I loved and hated Louie,...

I gotta buy this book. I loved and hated Louie, all at the same time. :rolleyes:
I was able to order it after Amazon made me jump through hurdles just to be able to buy it. They tried to stick me...
Forum: Main Forum 08-06-2020, 05:08 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,089
Posted By jay helfert
There you go. That's how we played Ring Ten Ball...

There you go. That's how we played Ring Ten Ball for years, with the same rules as 9-Ball. Adding one ball made running the rack about 20% harder imo.
By the way, it's MUCH harder to make the 10 on...
Forum: Main Forum 08-06-2020, 05:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 456
Posted By jay helfert
Wendell was low key and knew how to get the...

Wendell was low key and knew how to get the money. He never clamored for the spotlight, just wanted the dough. RIP Wendell
Forum: For Sale Items 08-03-2020, 06:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 199
Posted By jay helfert
3rd Edition Blue Book of Pool Cues

Cleaning out my shelves and found a well worn copy of this book. It is complete and intact but shows the wear of being used. Still a very valuable document for anyone interested in buying, selling...
Forum: Main Forum 08-02-2020, 03:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 682
Posted By jay helfert
FOUL.....And the band played on. :D I loved...

FOUL.....And the band played on. :D

I loved the commentators at the beginning of the match. They didn't know which pocket either player had, failed to distinguish an intentional foul from a safety...
Forum: Main Forum 07-31-2020, 06:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 441
Posted By jay helfert
Nice, older Meucci - $200-300 imo.

Nice, older Meucci - $200-300 imo.
Forum: Main Forum 07-31-2020, 06:45 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,297
Posted By jay helfert
He hit it harder than necessary. With the proper...

He hit it harder than necessary. With the proper stroke on the ball the cue ball would have gotten far enough off the rail for a good shot on the eight, which wasn't sitting that tough. He definitely...
Forum: Main Forum 07-31-2020, 06:37 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,332
Posted By jay helfert
Love it! My man Richie. He played Rempe in the...

Love it! My man Richie. He played Rempe in the finals of the Burlington, Iowa tournament in 1976, 10K for first and 5K for second. I think they saved a thousand, so 9K and 6K. Jimmy won and Richie...
Forum: Main Forum 07-31-2020, 06:19 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,297
Posted By jay helfert
Sorry about that. I know him from playing in the...

Sorry about that. I know him from playing in the Westchester area on Central Parkway. I guess he did live a short distance away.
Forum: Main Forum 07-30-2020, 09:49 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,297
Posted By jay helfert
Toby was considered one of the top money players...

Toby was considered one of the top money players of his era, along with Buddy, Jimmy Reid, Billy Johnson (Wade Crane), Dennis Searcy, Greg Stevens, Billy Incardona and Bernie Schwartz. I never heard...
Forum: Main Forum 07-30-2020, 09:28 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,297
Posted By jay helfert
That's not Pete Margo. I think he is the owner of...

That's not Pete Margo. I think he is the owner of that room. That's Larry Ross, Toby, Ervolino and Jimmy Reid across the middle of the photo. Three of the best in that era. Johnny pretty much...
Forum: Main Forum 07-30-2020, 05:43 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,383
Posted By jay helfert
BOOM! In my second book in the very last chapter...

BOOM! In my second book in the very last chapter about the Zen of pool I start off by saying exactly that, "Pool is a game of touch and feel," and not one of math and angles.

I will only add that...
Forum: Main Forum 07-30-2020, 05:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 940
Posted By jay helfert
My little Browning .25 looked like a pack of cigs...

My little Browning .25 looked like a pack of cigs in the back pocket of my jeans. In over 25 years of carrying it, I only had to take it out twice, neither time having to pull the trigger (but damn...
Forum: Main Forum 07-30-2020, 05:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,407
Posted By jay helfert
The original "Bushka's" may well have been the...

The original "Bushka's" may well have been the best playing cues of their era. They were certainly the most coveted. Even today, they are the 'Stradivarius' of pool cues with extremely high values in...
Forum: Main Forum 07-30-2020, 05:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,366
Posted By jay helfert
Very cool match here. Both players play fast and...

Very cool match here. Both players play fast and loose, neither one wasting any time. No need for a shot clock here. My observations - the GC played pretty loose as well, both players were not nearly...
Forum: Main Forum 07-29-2020, 01:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,208
Posted By jay helfert
Lassiter ran 19 racks of 9-Ball in a money match...

Lassiter ran 19 racks of 9-Ball in a money match with multiple witnesses. Howard Barrett was there and told me about it. This was on a big table, not sure if it was oversized 8' or 9'. I don't think...
Forum: Main Forum 07-29-2020, 01:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,129
Posted By jay helfert
I made a small sweat bet only. I wasn't about to...

I made a small sweat bet only. I wasn't about to bet more than a 100 on the match. I also respect Justin's game but Danny has always been one helluva Banks player. If they play again I may take Danny...
Forum: Main Forum 07-28-2020, 04:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,024
Posted By jay helfert
OMG, some people are actually trying to sell used...

OMG, some people are actually trying to sell used copies of Pool Wars for over $100! That's crazy. I still have new copies for $19.95! In my third printing now.
Forum: Main Forum 07-28-2020, 04:45 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,208
Posted By jay helfert
That happened (Efren's eight rack run) in the...

That happened (Efren's eight rack run) in the 1999 WPC semifinals against Bustamante. I have that video on my website.
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