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Stories Of Players That Made Good $ W/O Pool - 05-14-2014, 01:49 PM

How about some upbeat stories of top tier American players that got out of pool rat race or just do it part time and are successful at doing something else. When I say successful I mean make a decent living (50K or more) W/O counting any pool money they still make, like CJ, the APA guys. JT


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05-14-2014, 02:09 PM

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How about some upbeat stories of top tier American players that got out of pool rat race or just do it part time and are successful at doing something else. When I say successful I mean make a decent living (50K or more) W/O counting any pool money they still make, like CJ, the APA guys. JT
I'm curious also. I'd be surprised if there are any active professional pool players that have a day job making $50,000+/year.
  
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I'm curious also. I'd be surprised if there are any active professional pool players that have a day job making $50,000+/year.
I don't know what kind of cash donny mills makes, and it's not anyone's business on here, but he's certainly a really good player and holds down a good job as a car salesman.


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I don't know what kind of cash donny mills makes, and it's not anyone's business on here, but he's certainly a really good player and holds down a good job as a car salesman.
Considering it's his dealership, probably more than $50k/year, but I agree that it's not our business. I'm with Johnny though, it's not so much about the money, we are curious if there are professionals that don't grind everyday like Shane and are still "in the money".
  
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05-14-2014, 02:23 PM

I wonder wht the love of my pool life, Sarah ellerby is up to?

George Breedlove too, not love there though


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Poker is the only thing I can think of where I have seen pro's leave pool and not only make 50k but a lot more.
  
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How about some upbeat stories of top tier American players that got out of pool rat race or just do it part time and are successful at doing something else. When I say successful I mean make a decent living (50K or more) W/O counting any pool money they still make, like CJ, the APA guys. JT
Think Dick Lane was a real good 14.1 man at one time , and was a partner in the Click's franchise i think , he had an education also .Bob Vanover comes to mind. Since you mentioned CJ , i don't think he graduated from high school so his success in business is a pretty good achievement. Noticed CJ is now sporting a chrome dome.
  
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George Breedlove too, not love there though
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I don't know what kind of cash donny mills makes, and it's not anyone's business on here, but he's certainly a really good player and holds down a good job as a car salesman.
Yes, I would consider Donny one and you're right, it's no ones biz. JT


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monster miners - 05-14-2014, 03:08 PM

Sudbury, Ontario, Canada is a very interesting place, they have a huge nickel mine there and host a big snooker tournament each year. a world snooker champ lives there as well as 4 or 5 monster players that love to gamble. Working full time in a mine making $100.000 a year and still play real good, head up there sometime but be ready to play , I know they can!
  
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How about some upbeat stories of top tier American players that got out of pool rat race or just do it part time and are successful at doing something else. When I say successful I mean make a decent living (50K or more) W/O counting any pool money they still make, like CJ, the APA guys. JT
Lots of players have pool rooms, that is probably the best fit for playing and working. As for as holding a full time job and all that goes along with that. Can't really see it. The player may play good working full time but not near their real potential. You can't do both really.
  
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05-14-2014, 03:33 PM

Can't think of his name but he was coming up at about the same time as Hopkins in N.J. I think he made
good money when he quit pool and went (I think) it was into the vending business. Jay would know.
  
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