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08-26-2018, 05:55 PM

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Originally Posted by Bob Jewett View Post
And the Cannefax charts are as wrong as the ones in Hoppe's book. No adjustment for third rail contact. All the 2s on the third rail go to the corner. Those people must have known that was wrong. Why did they print it?
I doubt they even looked at the stuff.
They got a royalty for every one sold, and that's all they cared about.
It seems like back then, no one ever broke the thieves code and told an outsider anything.
I'm sure you know,this is for those trying to learn , but every one of those great players could be traced back to another great player or more who took them under their wing and tutored them.
Many of them were nephews . I think the only one they never could trace back was Thomas Hueston, there wasn't another great player within 200 miles of where he grew up.
My memory isn't worth 10 cents any more so if it wasn't Hueston , please give the correct name.
But, as far as I know , only 1 champion player besides Mingaud, ever had a possibility of learning, without a previous champions help.
  
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