monk one handed would beat most all poolroom players in one pocket.
You must have been there too!
Made nice $ betting on him.
With monk sometimes I’d bet against him the first 12-18-24 hours in a session, then I’d see the tide turns and after 24 hours he was the favorite. After 36 hours straight he was a lock by then. The longer the session the more it favored monk. All on the natural, he was the best marathon player ever. When I figured that out, I really got a pay jump on my rail action. The cocaine cowboys would run out of blow or it stopped working and monk would rob them then. I watched him out last the drug players and mop up so many times.
Monk smoked 10 packs a day-he’s still alive. Doing well last I heard a couple months ago. I never knew him real well, we spoke very little. But he was always cool and had my respect. I was just a kid watching. To me he’s a legend in pool.
Once about 10 years after all that 1 handed action I did run into him and we spoke for about a half hour. He remembered me-when I was a broke kid he had very little use for me, so he didn’t say much. He let me watch him play backgammon back when I was a kid. When I got older he did speak to me. I don’t think he likes kids.
I’d like to see him again someday
Fatboy<——-I might qualify to carry his chalk, not much more.