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  1. arnaldo

    Happy Veterans Day

    Thx. Nice to be remembered. Just read somewhere that we're about one-percent of the population, which figures out to be about three and 1/2 million of us and diminishing annually. Arnaldo ~ US Army sergeant (infantry/ordnance), Korean War era.
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    REWARD + GoFundMe Acct. to catch Mike Surber's murderer

    Great advice, Maha. It's a certainty this creature has done this crime elsewhere in the past when he was sure he'd get away with it. I advise taking this particular matter up, on any of the very active, much larger social media platforms. Somebody will remember something. Arnaldo...
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    Pros today vs the pros yesterday

    Totally accurate comment, Hu. And there's a not-immediately-obvious reason for that: -- Virtually all of the older players -- especially the top tier -- honed their "smarts" (lightning-fast, instinctive risk-reward assessment on every shot) -- not via cumulative tournament experiences -- but...
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    In The Kitchen

    You're all too young to know the true origin. It's called the kitchen in several sports for the very logical reason that it's where you SERVE from -- as with the kitchens of all homes, no matter how basic or ultra-luxurious the housing may be. Arnaldo ~ I'm in my ninth decade and I heard that...
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    Which country has the best pool players?

    Get back to work, THam. The gal in room 5 entertaining "guests" needs new towels. Arnaldo ________________________________________________________________________________________
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    Which country has the best pool players?

    When I was still in my single digits-old I learned that a country has a defined perimeter -- whether an island country or a country amidst a cluster of nearby countries. Arnaldo...
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    Earl Strickland's relatively new YouTube channel and his official website

    Earl's Youtube channel: Earl's official website: Who doesn't like to see a world-class player harvesting back a few shekels -- during his Golden Years -- from decades of contributing his unique excitement...
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    why do some pros fly to England for the tournament, when they have a small chance of winning?

    Billiards Digest magazine and Pool & Billiards magazine should get on the concept your valid question enterprisingly or inadvertently implies. There's great reader interest/human interest in conceivable interviews and the resulting articles that emanate. It's an age-old -- why did HE enter --...
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    TCC, I get a hearty laugh-out-loud chuckle whenever I read those nine new words under your TCC handle: ("pool is stupid and i hate all of you") Muchas Gracias. Arnaldo ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
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    Regarding diminished in-person spectating, there are obviously many, many factors involved, but certainly some percentage of folks here and abroad -- who won't publicly admit to it -- are fully aware that Covid and its ongoing permutation-generating processes still exist and those airborne...
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    Denny (you putz)

    Each match is set up as "He has to reach 100 points before you reach 35." Any national-class player will try that for a few matches. Arnaldo ~ Adjust parameters as necessary for either party. See whose wallet or will diminishes first...
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    Denny (you putz)

    Dan (Dan T. I'm guessing from the guitar and lndy location) -- I'm personally glad and entertained to see some Straight Pool woofing on the forum. I'm convinced that a Dan T. vs Dan H. (Harriman) matchup, appropriately weighted would be worth filming, perhaps streaming. Neither gambler would...
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    I should (but don't) remember the 1986 Rule governing this interesting 9-Ball situation

    Arnaldo ~ Good logic on your part, Straightline _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
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    I should (but don't) remember the 1986 Rule governing this interesting 9-Ball situation

    I think you've nailed the precise explanation, Cuedup. It's likely that someone will eventually find the in-print 9-ball set of rules that were officially operating during the years around 1986, and those in-print rules will confirm essentially what was passed onto you at one time -- probably...
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    I should (but don't) remember the 1986 Rule governing this interesting 9-Ball situation

    At the I:22:50 point of the below 1986 Sigel-Garcia match (which had $40,000 first-place prize money) you'll see Mike scratch on the break -- then seconds later -- expert commentator, Jim Rempe says: "One-Ball goes down" and the ref is seen pushing the One into a pocket. I don't remember the...
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    One of my once-favorite competitive sports. (This ain't no game.) Current US record lifts: Arnaldo ~ My own record in the 1970s while training for a bench press competition: 315 for three reps. Bodyweight 225.
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    Question about 1974 US Open straight pool tournament.

    I've heard a lot folks futilely waited for a similar announcement during all of 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020 while spectating pool events. Like prez adios lightning is going to strike twice in the same kind of environment. :rolleyes: Arnaldo...
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    Is it time for a new Blue Book of pool cues?

    Three excellent, well-expressed and reasoned paragraphs, Hu, and I'm stimulated to offer a practical route to the wonderful desired result (a fourth edition with the same overall quality and look as the third edition): There are a substantial amount of very wealthy collectors of all manner of...
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    Scott Frost's opinion about Predator tables

    RKC: I find your detailing of the exact mechanical reasons behind your opinions to be extremely insightful, informative and respect-worthy. You clearly demonstrate many decades of hands-on experience. Arnaldo ~ Huge lifetime fan of scientific, medical, and mechanical expertise...
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    Replacing touched balls

    Couldn't resist. What do you do here: Arnaldo _________________________________________________________________________________________________