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Talking What about? - 08-06-2011, 03:00 PM

What about Reed Pierce? He is one of the best players I've ever seen. I think if he would have stayed on the tour there is no telling what all he would have won.
  
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08-06-2011, 05:33 PM

I would've liked to see Evgeny Stalev play some more. He's a powerful player. Now I heard he's gone over to poker and I've also heard he doesn't play much Russian Pyramid either over there.
  
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Best players to quit early - 08-06-2011, 07:10 PM

Marlon Manalo, imop one of the phillipines best.

Nicki Benish from Greenville SC. I watched her play in Greenville long after she was off the Womens Pro Circuit and she played great. Her focus,knowledge and saftey play was still professional.
  
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08-06-2011, 07:31 PM

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I would've liked to see Evgeny Stalev play some more. He's a powerful player. Now I heard he's gone over to poker and I've also heard he doesn't play much Russian Pyramid either over there.
I 2nd this. When he came to the USA to go on the road nobody wanted to play him rotation games. He lost some money playing one pocket I heard. But I think he learned the game in a short while and would only get played by the top one pocket guys. This is all just hearsay I picked up.


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people won't agree/ sorta long maybe - 08-06-2011, 07:48 PM

I have to say that Dick Leonard was 1 of the best I have known to have ever quit early. You may know him as #####leonard over on Billiards Digest. Has a high run of 326 in straight pool right handed and several runs over 100 left handed. When the pool room he was working in closed he became a teamster driver delivering liquor all over NY STATE to support his family. Although he can't shoot right handed any more because of medical problems he can still run over 100 left handed. He once tol me that Mike Sigel never beat him in a straight pool tournament. I decided to ask Mike and Mike did verify this. Johnny Ervolino once also told me that he had never seen anybody alive that could back cut a break shot like Dick could. I watched him play Mosconi in an exhibition once and Dick was beating him and Mosconi told him to cut it out. People came to watch me play not you. He also told Dick that he could be the next champion if he did not get married. Well Dick got married a couple of months later and there went his competitive game. And he could gamble. Back in the late 60's i watched him play Turk Vartigan some $50.00 a game 9 ball and run out from all over the place. I know that $50.00 does not sound like much' but back then it was......thats my story and i am sticking to it.............mike


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stalev/SVB - 08-06-2011, 07:57 PM

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I would've liked to see Evgeny Stalev play some more. He's a powerful player. Now I heard he's gone over to poker and I've also heard he doesn't play much Russian Pyramid either over there.
A few years ago i watched SVB beat Cliff Joyner on a bar box at Q-Masters and Stalev asked SVB to play but that he had to make what you broke and SVB turned him down. SVB would only play him if he could shoot anything after the break. I would have loved to see that match go on but again SVB did not want to play the way Stalev did. I am sure he would play that game now for sure.....................mike


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08-06-2011, 08:04 PM

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I would've liked to see Evgeny Stalev play some more. He's a powerful player. Now I heard he's gone over to poker and I've also heard he doesn't play much Russian Pyramid either over there.
Absolutely. That guy is a damn beast. One of my favorite players to watch, he played so effortlessly...
  
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08-06-2011, 09:28 PM

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GREAT READ,, and heres the best part i didnt even know it but i have the tape of her playing robin bell when she makes those comments lol. I had no idea that was the reason she quit.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MO9Loink_ws

this is the Balukas/Bell match
  
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08-07-2011, 12:42 AM

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CJ Wiley and Roger Griffis were also two top players that quit early.
They both still play some!!
  
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08-07-2011, 01:43 AM

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I grew up playing with Keith and his brother Tommy. [Squirrel] Keith was from
Pasadena Texas.
Squirrel used to frequent the Rack and Cue on Tatar street back in Pasadena. I grew up there.
  
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08-07-2011, 03:37 AM

Neither one of them quit early. You need some more info which you are lacking.

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08-07-2011, 03:44 AM

Bonus points if you can name the player at 3:39 in the crowd.

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08-07-2011, 04:28 AM

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Bonus points if you can name the player at 3:39 in the crowd.
Which one? There are at least two that I see, Mary Kenniston and Bill Incardona. There may be more.


  
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08-07-2011, 01:14 PM

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MO9Loink_ws

this is the Balukas/Bell match
does Jean still own the pool room her father owned. someone once posted somewhere that she plays in the weekly handicap tournament there....I also heard that if pool ever made it to the olympics she would definately come out of retirement....................mike


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I saw em win it at Johnson City, the hippies were cheering for em. He had it on a string back then, 1969? give or take a yr. He was like 20 yr old? then, help me out.
My dad "squirrel" was 18yrs old when he won it in 1970. He still holds the record for youngest ever to win! If anyone ever wants info on keith thompson im the guy you want to ask.
  
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