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What is the most money you have seen bet on one set/game/match? - 02-02-2006, 11:59 PM

im sure someone out there has got something outrageous... even if its relative like you saw jimmy moore playing luther lassiter for 10k in 1965... thats hella action ... that would be like playing for 100k now... bet it up
  
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02-03-2006, 08:29 AM

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im sure someone out there has got something outrageous... even if its relative like you saw jimmy moore playing luther lassiter for 10k in 1965... thats hella action ... that would be like playing for 100k now... bet it up
The rumors change the story, but 100 large bags of sand at the DCC for the two players that the upstairs action room is now named. Was it 50 each? Or 100 each? Who knows, but the stories get better as the years go on.

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Everything's funny when you're winning big money! - 02-03-2006, 08:36 AM

Rosey from Detroit versus Keith McCready. 360,000 jellybeans or 360 bags of sand, as they say in forum-ese!

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02-03-2006, 08:44 AM

Holy Crap!! When Was This Jam? Who Won? What Was The Game? Etc.
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02-03-2006, 08:45 AM

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Rosey from Detroit versus Keith McCready. 360,000 jellybeans or 360 bags of sand, as they say in forum-ese!

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I wouldn't have been able to name the two players, JAM, but I knew it had to be in Detroit and probably in winter. No higher rolling pool town on earth.


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02-03-2006, 09:14 AM

I played a $10 race to five once. Also, once I played a ring game, $1 each on the 5, 7, and 9, game ends when someone gets 10 money balls.

My high-dollar gambling is almost as impressive as my high runs in straight pool.

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02-03-2006, 09:32 AM

Saw the 5-day one pocket match between Jack Cooney and Toby Fleharty (sp?) which was supposed to be for about $30k. There was a lot of side betting going on so who knows what the real numbers were either on the side or the match. All I know is it is the longest, most grueling match I have ever seen and for the highest amount personally.


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02-03-2006, 02:39 PM

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02-03-2006, 03:47 PM

I've seen a number of $1,000+ sets round here. I get nervous when the bet gets above 10G's -> thugs come out which means the backers tend to pack heat. I don't like to be around gambling when there's guns.

Maybe it's just me, but I'll watch the $500 sets it safety...

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02-03-2006, 10:00 PM

I've shared this story before.

I'd rather not name names, but those who regularly frequented the Golden Q in Elmhurst, NY in the early 1980's will already know this story.

A fairly well-off Chinese fellow who owned a nice little restaurant in Chinatown gambled for about thirteen hours against one of the regular action players there in what I seem to recall was 1982. It started out for 1,000 a set, but the stakes got higher and higher, and before long the game was race to seven 9-ball for 10,000 a set. By sunrise, the Chinese fellow was stuck over 60,000 and was nearly out of money. He wasn't giving up yet, however, and asked for a double or nothing game. Not too surprisingly, his opponent protested that he had nothing left to bet with. The Chinese fellow said "How about if I put up my restaurant in Chinatown?" Sure enough, the wager was accepted, and sure enough the fellow lost his restaurant! It was quite painful to watch. By the end of the night, the fellow had lost 60,000 and a restaurant worth the same.

In short, the highest stake I've ever seen played for is "one Chinese restaurant."
  
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02-03-2006, 10:23 PM

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In short, the highest stake I've ever seen played for is "one Chinese restaurant."


For the love of God...what happened to the BUFFET ?
Those NYers know nothing about BUFFETS, Smorg. All Ala carte' and you better bring more than a few bags of jellybeans. I so miss Pancho's in NOLA.


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02-03-2006, 10:38 PM

people gamble when they pool?

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02-03-2006, 11:40 PM

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Rosey from Detroit versus Keith McCready. 360,000 jellybeans or 360 bags of sand, as they say in forum-ese!

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I grew up in the Detroit area and was lucky enough to get into this private poolroom once in a while where this took place, although not during this match. However, on my very first visit, there were two of the "regulars" playing one-pocket on the snooker table for 10,000 j-beans a game. To me it looked like it took longer to count the wager than it took to play the game. I have seen many higher sets played but that really stood out in my mind. One of those 1-hole players lost $250,000 j-beans in a two day match about a year later. Holy sh#t!
  
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02-03-2006, 11:57 PM

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Those NYers know nothing about BUFFETS, Smorg. All Ala carte' and you better bring more than a few bags of jellybeans. I so miss Pancho's in NOLA.
Hemi, Smorgie:

You're right,of course. For the most part, the only buffets I've been to are the ones in Vegas. Here in NYC, you don't even get a free soda refill. Now that's a crying shame!
  
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02-04-2006, 04:28 AM

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Hemi, Smorgie:

You're right,of course. For the most part, the only buffets I've been to are the ones in Vegas. Here in NYC, you don't even get a free soda refill. Now that's a crying shame!
Ain't it the truth! On a recent road trip up north, I ordered a cup of coffee, and it came in a very thick coffee cup that held about five swallows of joe. I consumed it within minutes and asked the waitress if I could get a refill, and she looked at me like I was a Kling-on on the Starship Enterprise.

There's a fellow named "Greenie" who used to own a pool room up Baltimore way which used to host MANY pool tournaments, to include the Maryland State Championships. Greenie loved to gamble, whether it was pool, poker, or pitching coins. BTW, Baltimore has the BEST coin throwers in the country, bar none. Many a coin thrower has left Baltimore with empty pockets. Greenie put up his pool room one day in a poker game and lost it. Last time I saw Greenie, he was tossing coins up at Hot Shots in Baltimore (LOL).

Down South, you not only get FREE refills on beverages, to include coffee and sodas, but you don't even have to ask for it. The Southern hospitality is second to none, always service with a smile, and the cuisine is pretty darn good, too, most times at a very AFFORDABLE price, IMHO.

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