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man witnessed sad action last night - 2 idiots in a pool room - 07-16-2016, 05:08 PM

So last night this room's regular, guy A, who can sort of play a little bit is playing this guy B for $50 a game. Guy B is down $650 already when I get there. This is really late at night. The room is packed. Guy B can't play. He's spinning the ball here and there but struggling with simple long shots. Guy B is trying so hard and keeps saying he's gonna win his money back, keeps trying. It was really hard to watch for some reason. Totally different speeds. Guy B definitely wasn't hustling, that was his actual speed. They were playing without a handicap - guy B had zero chance but didn't realize it. Finally I decided to step in and stop the bleeding. ( I thought guy B's ego just didn't know how to throw in the towel. I felt really bad for the guy ).

Guy A had his student there hanging out. So I dragged the student to another table and raced him to 2. I "lost" both games. Then I go back to the main table and start whining - I wanna get in! please race me to 5 for 500! I'm gonna need some weight though. To my shock guy A without negotiating just straight up offers me 3 games on the wire in a race to 5 ( he already knew his student "beat" me ). Wow. What an idiot. ( I'm nowhere near pro speed but significantly better than both guy A and guy B. Unfortunately he only wanted to race for a 100 since he didn't know me. Fine. I wasn't looking for action, I hate gambling - just wanted to stop the bleeding. Guy B lets us race on his table, I easily beat guy A. Take my 100. Guy A says next time we play without handicap. I go sure. Then the idiot guy B just can't wait to get back to the table. He wants to keep playing guy A!! What an idiot. That was his chance to say he's tired. Did you just not witness a guy on a totally different level than you? What are you doing. go home. ( I didn't say that ). I went home. They kept playing. I'm guessing guy B ended up dropping a few thousand.




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07-16-2016, 05:11 PM

Please tell me where I can find a guy who can "sort of play a little bit" who will play me for $50 a game.


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07-16-2016, 05:12 PM

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So last night this room's regular, guy A, who can sort of play a little bit is playing this guy B for $50 a game. Guy B is down $650 already when I get there. This is really late at night. The room is packed. Guy B can't play. He's spinning the ball here and there but struggling with simple long shots. Guy B is trying so hard and keeps saying he's gonna win his money back, keeps trying. It was really hard to watch for some reason. Totally different speeds. Guy B definitely wasn't hustling, that was his actual speed. They were playing without a handicap - guy B had zero chance but didn't realize it. Finally I decided to step in and stop the bleeding. ( I thought guy B's ego just didn't know how to throw in the towel. I felt really bad for the guy ).

Guy A had his student there hanging out. So I dragged the student to another table and raced him to 2. I "lost" both games. Then I go back to the main table and start whining - I wanna get in! please race me to 5 for 500! I'm gonna need some weight though. To my shock guy A without negotiating just straight up offers me 3 games on the wire in a race to 5 ( he already knew his student "beat" me ). Wow. What an idiot. ( I'm nowhere near pro speed but significantly better than both guy A and guy B. Unfortunately he only wanted to race for a 100 since he didn't know me. Fine. I wasn't looking for action, I hate gambling - just wanted to stop the bleeding. Guy B lets us race on his table, I easily beat guy A. Take my 100. Guy A says next time we play without handicap. I go sure. Then the idiot guy B just can't wait to get back to the table. He wants to keep playing guy A!! What an idiot. That was his chance to say he's tired. Did you just not witness a guy on a totally different level than you? What are you doing. go home. ( I didn't say that ). I went home. They kept playing. I'm guessing guy B ended up dropping a few thousand.


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07-16-2016, 05:28 PM

Idiots are full of poolrooms, and vice versa.
There's one guy who comes in where me and my cronies play who we refer to as the local punching bag. Three guys take turns beating the crap out of him to the tune of several hundred dollars a session.
I asked one of them if he didn't feel a little sorry for the fellow. He looked at me like I had forgotten where we were. A pool hall.


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07-16-2016, 05:34 PM

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07-16-2016, 06:12 PM

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Please tell me where I can find a guy who can "sort of play a little bit" who will play me for $50 a game.
Ha. Sorry not telling.




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07-16-2016, 06:23 PM

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in the old days you would be broken in pieces to get into someone elses game
if you are not involved its none of your business
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in the old days you would be broken in pieces to get into someone elses game
if you are not involved its none of your business
just sayin..
These days might be worse than the old days. Fuses are shorter...




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07-16-2016, 06:46 PM

i can see who the idiot is in that pool room.
  
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These days might be worse than the old days. Fuses are shorter...
I feel the need to tell this one.....

A buddy of mine one time got a wild hair and wanted to play me some one pocket. Its not my best game, but figuring I could usually give the guy the 8, I said "Sure." Then, out of nowhere, the most beautiful sounds I had ever heard...... He tells me, "You got 10-6 for a $100 a game"

After enjoying this action for a few days keeping it close, but staying well ahead, another guy sticks his nose in and takes my thunder. My buddy comes to me and says thats too big of a spot, the POOL ROOM OWNER told him so. I said no problem, can I have 9-7? "Sure" he said...... I got my smile back. You know that one that you dont show on your face, but makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside???

And yes we were indeed friends, are to this day...... but we gambled hard with each other, Matter of fact, he won the last set of 9 ball we played for $500.


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07-16-2016, 06:53 PM

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in the old days you would be broken in pieces to get into someone elses game
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just sayin..
That's what I was thinking, B.

Nobody was getting mugged.

I certainly wouldn't let the OP see my hole card at a poker game.


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in the old days you would be broken in pieces to get into someone elses game
if you are not involved its none of your business
just sayin..
I agree. Won't repeat. I just felt bad for the guy, I've been there once myself years ago..

Guy A wanted me to wait but feared losing an easy 100. He knew he had guy B on the hook and he wasnt going anywhere. I played it like I was about to walk out.




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in the old days you would be broken in pieces to get into someone elses game
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I'll validate that statement. In the old days "you knew your place" in each room you visited.
  
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07-16-2016, 08:37 PM

What never had your nose open? I know I sure have. Also bbb is spot on. In any case sounds like a decent score, glad to hear there's still some of them around.
  
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07-16-2016, 08:44 PM

Why you sticking your nose in other peoples games?


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