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Alexs mental state ? - 01-14-2008, 09:38 PM

Hi all.....I am wondering what kind of mental state Alex is in after being dominated by Shane. They played 120+ games and Alex could not beat him. I don't think Alex was playing badly. He just beat Efren in 1p. in one of the best 1p. games in a long time. (Efren had not been beaten in 4 yrs. I think) He then beat DH in one of the best 1p. sets anyone has seen. Many people think Alex is the best overall player in the world (and I do too) Granted Shane is on a roll (although he did not play well in Reno, but he won). 10 ball is not Shanes best game, he freely admits 8 ball and 9 ball are. Many great champions never are able to recover from this sort of thing, aka Vargas, the fighter, after his loss several years ago.
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01-14-2008, 09:42 PM

I dont think Alex feels any different then before he played Shane. He only lost by 7 games total in all 3 sets. If it were 10 ahead the set wouldn't be over yet. lol
  
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01-14-2008, 09:55 PM

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Hi all.....I am wondering what kind of mental state Alex is in after being dominated by Shane. They played 120+ games and Alex could not beat him.
Wow, I could have swore I read that they played three sets and they were all pretty close. I didn't know Shane won all 120+ games. Shane may think 10-ball is not his best game, but I think there are some who would disagree.


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01-14-2008, 10:00 PM

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I dont think Alex feels any different then before he played Shane. He only lost by 7 games total in all 3 sets. If it were 10 ahead the set wouldn't be over yet. lol
to dismiss the idea that this may be a slight mental scar on Alex is silly in my opinion. it's all very well saying we was only seven games behind in total and all this but they played three times. Shane beat him every single time after Alex was playing well and giving his absolute all. that has to be a HUGE blow to his confidence and mental game.

however Alex strikes me as the sort of player who will cope best with this, but regardless, he is only human.




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01-14-2008, 10:24 PM

Wasnt Alex the guy who came in second in the WPC one year and came back to win it all the next? Alex is not called the LION for nothing. Yes he needs some time to go home and have a good talk with himself. With the help of his friends, family, and business partners, I think he will come back as strong as ever. If there are any rematches I will entertain the offer of a few sweat bets on Alex.
  
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01-14-2008, 10:39 PM

Hi Again......By dominated I meant he was beaten 3 times in a row? Granted he was playing slightly better at the end but the fact of the matter is he was beaten consistently. Once again I am Alexs biggest fan but I wonder what the odds would be if they played again. Pretty steep I would imagine. After the Efren match I was emtionally exhausted, and I told Alex he showed a lot of heart. I appreciate all the good input. For a long time he would only play 9 ball for serious cash. Just ask Chohan who played him in Rapid City, before most people had ever heard of him! Two yrs. ago he offered to play Archer 9 ball if Archer would give him the seven, he offered to play Corey if he would give him the 8, and he offered to play Schmidt even! and they all turned him down ( for $10,000 ) I was standing there with all three of them.
  
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Alexs mental state ? - 01-15-2008, 02:42 PM

> Who is DH? Tommy D.


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> Who is DH? Tommy D.
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01-15-2008, 02:49 PM

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Hi all.....I am wondering what kind of mental state Alex is in after being dominated by Shane. They played 120+ games and Alex could not beat him. I don't think Alex was playing badly. He just beat Efren in 1p. in one of the best 1p. games in a long time. (Efren had not been beaten in 4 yrs. I think) He then beat DH in one of the best 1p. sets anyone has seen. Many people think Alex is the best overall player in the world (and I do too) Granted Shane is on a roll (although he did not play well in Reno, but he won). 10 ball is not Shanes best game, he freely admits 8 ball and 9 ball are. Many great champions never are able to recover from this sort of thing, aka Vargas, the fighter, after his loss several years ago.
Would appreciate feed back from serious pool players or people who have real insight into this sort of thing.
Alex will be back for more. Although I am sure he is not happy about the losses, he no doubt will be excited about the new competitor/action!

When was the last time anyone outside the Phillipines stepped up to play Alex even?

At this point Shane had all the momentum going in to the match.
  
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01-15-2008, 03:26 PM

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Alex will be back for more. Although I am sure he is not happy about the losses, he no doubt will be excited about the new competitor/action!

When was the last time anyone outside the Phillipines stepped up to play Alex even?

At this point Shane had all the momentum going in to the match.
Coreys on point as usual.

"The Lion" moniker for Alex isn't just there because it sounds cool or happens to be part of his name. It is a reflection of the heart this guy has. At those stakes and playing three times Alex had to be confident he was booking a winner.


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01-15-2008, 03:34 PM

Alex is a champion and one of the most upbeat individuals you will ever have the pleasure of meeting.

No loss to any player is going to adversely effect his fighting spirit.


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01-15-2008, 03:47 PM

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I dont think Alex feels any different then before he played Shane. He only lost by 7 games total in all 3 sets. If it were 10 ahead the set wouldn't be over yet. lol

I don't think it is the 7 games that bothers him....I think its the loss of thousands of $$$$$ would have the effect.

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01-15-2008, 03:47 PM

It might rib him a little. But, I have talked with Alex in the past. Trust me, it's business as usual in the Pagulayan camp..


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01-15-2008, 03:49 PM

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Hi Again......By dominated I meant he was beaten 3 times in a row? Granted he was playing slightly better at the end but the fact of the matter is he was beaten consistently. Once again I am Alexs biggest fan but I wonder what the odds would be if they played again. Pretty steep I would imagine. After the Efren match I was emtionally exhausted, and I told Alex he showed a lot of heart. I appreciate all the good input. For a long time he would only play 9 ball for serious cash. Just ask Chohan who played him in Rapid City, before most people had ever heard of him! Two yrs. ago he offered to play Archer 9 ball if Archer would give him the seven, he offered to play Corey if he would give him the 8, and he offered to play Schmidt even! and they all turned him down ( for $10,000 ) I was standing there with all three of them.
NOONE dominated. Three or four rolls the other way, one momentum swing, and you'd be asking about Shane's outlook on life in the pool world.


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