I wasn't under the impression John quit early either. I know about 10 years he was still on the road ( maybe not full time but a good buddy of mine brought him in town for a few specific games. IIRC, Chris Bartram was there as well ).
His name was probably mentioned a long time ago, because I see this is an old thread...
but Nick "The Indian" Vlahos out of the Boston MA area is a tip top example of a great talent that left the game. He did come back after about 15 years, but his game had slipped alot from his prime.
I saw him beat Reyes in 1-pocket at DCC around the first or second year at horseshoe.
Can people PLEASE stop with the vague responses...... If the thread isn't about a specific player, then you need to specify WHO you saw do something. Nobody knows which post you are referring to, unless you actually quote that post.
You have no idea how irritating it is to see a vague, non-specific response like this, with no context. You could be referring to any player mentioned in the last 10 responses, and no one know who TF you are talking about.
Short Bus Russ