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  1. arnaldo

    Is Schmidt's and charlie 626 Legit

    Page one and onward wouldn't enumerate or elaborate on GaG's personal understanding of all the specific conditions John used (conditions he suggests that an elite pro should optimally use to surpass John's 626). Let him speak for himself if he wishes to. Such an enumeration would be very...
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    Is Schmidt's and charlie 626 Legit

    You're very likely correct, G. Sincere question: what specifically are all of the conditions John used, as you personally understand them to have been? Arnaldo
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    Big pool table, small room. Could this be the solution we've been waiting for.

    Talk about "playing off the rails" . . .!!! ;) Arnaldo ~ (sorry couldn't resist)
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    Tony Annigoni suicide

    No one is as good as the best thing they have ever done . . . but neither are they as bad as the worst thing they have ever done. I'm absolutely certain that a hundred years from now, Tony will be remembered exactly as much as any of us for the way we spent the few cosmic seconds we have been...
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    Tony Annigoni suicide

    It seems entirely pertinent and useful for those who've never read David's classic book (or for AZB-ers who've lost their copy) to mention that used copies are presently available at ultra-reasonable prices on Amazon: Hardcover at the moment starts at $1.11 and paperbacks starting at $2.61 (all...
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    Tony Annigoni suicide

    AZHP: Why not contact -- via FB, Twitter, direct phone call, email, etc.) -- David McCumber and see what can be worked out with getting that chapter or a summary of it from Dave himself (if ensuing availability wouldn't violate any years-old contractual or copyright agreements). I'm sure he'd...
  7. arnaldo

    Whose body am I in?

    xrbb -- regarding your commendable willingness to seek and incorporate suggestions for a positive and practical skill-embedding/preserving approach, in my book you rate well beyond an APA 5 or 7 . . . . . . you're an APA 10 (All Pointers Accepted). Kudos. Arnaldo (27 years older than you...
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    Whose body am I in?

    I've blue-fonted a *key* for the OP that he should fully consider and is implied in the word "competition": Continue of course with league play, but spend plenty of non-league time in the same room(s) where the league play takes place, and this is important: determinedly competing as often as...
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    He's baaaaack -- Gambling With an Edge - Jay Helfert *part 2* (many thanks, again Jay. . . you're definitely de man!!!))

    Gambling With an Edge - Jay Helfert part 2 No one does it better. Arnaldo
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    Is Schmidt's and charlie 626 Legit

    This will help you a bit, Dan -- (Freddie Agnir's takeaways after one of the public screening versions was shown): https://forums.azbilliards.com/threads/viewing-of-john-schmidts-626-straight-pool-run.525838/ Arnaldo
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    MIKE BENDER WHERE'S MY CUES?????

    You can reasonably assume that numerous fans of Mike have apprised Mr. Bender of your stated wish to have a personal phone conversation with him. Hasn't happened and likely won't. As the matter presently stands it's definitely not in his best interests nor your best interests to engage in a...
  12. arnaldo

    Old match

    A lot of always-in-action money players had that bridge hand chalk-gripping habit in those times, for a number of obvious reasons.
  13. arnaldo

    MIKE BENDER WHERE'S MY CUES?????

    Less than a year-old info on Mike seen on a Reddit pool forum: https://www.reddit.com/r/billiards/comments/hfqqju/did_mike_bender_go_out_of_business/ Here's a working link to the very recent Facebook comments by his fans about cues he's presently working on...
  14. arnaldo

    Letter from Mr. Mosconi

    As in copy the draft they worded. Arnaldo
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    Letter from Mr. Mosconi

    I've tweaked your attachment -- purely to enhance its readability in this thread. Obviously the original should remain totally unaltered to preserve its true historicity (and highest value). And many thanks for bringing it to public attention. Arnaldo
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    Please help out a pool legend

    This is a truly excellent suggestion, especially given the fortunate fact that a number of very adept pool interview/video production specialists are members of, and contributors to, AZB. Get on this guys (and gals) ASAP for Danny's sake. And let him know that this is viable and smart for a...
  17. arnaldo

    Please help out a pool legend

    Yep. That wasn't a Fred Whalen event, however, but rather the 1966 14.1 round-robin co-promoted by shady Arnie Satin and his co- promoter also named Arnie (Rosen surname) and held in a Burbank building that was a former huge supermarket and was slightly "remodeled" (walls patch-painted, and...
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    Please help out a pool legend

    As a member, I just posted the key details and opening intro of this thread to the FB group "Straight Pool Fanatics". Definitely one of the many appropriate groups, given Danny's deep connection to our mutually beloved Straight Pool. I'm of Danny's Depression Era-born generation (couple months...
  19. arnaldo

    Jay Helfert on Gambling with an Edge

    Tremendous to the tenth power!! I found the entire hour overwhelmingly pleasurable to listen to. And as with his written words in both "Pool Wars" books, Jay's definitely an absolutely ideal man to orally capture -- via his interview responses -- the complete essence of the pool-world...
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    Never saw a pro play with his wrist always bent this far inwards. Seems mechanically counter-productive, but he plays great.

    Gabe is an excellent player and this unusual wrist articulation obviously works perfectly for him (wouldn't for me -- I tried it once): (This is a great match, btw -- (Owens v Efren race-to-11)) worth watching from the beginning of this very shortened southeast Asia version.) Arnaldo
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