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How is Varner a 777 with a robustness of 706? Except for a few seniors one pocket events in the past 10 years, I don't recall him playing in anything. Where and when did he get the 706 games since FargoRate went live? And how in the world did he play at a 777 level? I'm scratching my head here.
He plays in some regional type tournaments. I happened to watch a stream of a local/regional bar table tournament a few months back and he was playing in the finals.
It wouldn't surprise me at all if he is still a 777. There are many former pro players running around in their 60s and 70s who are still above 700 fargo rating.
I think if Nick Varner showed up to the Wyoming Open which Archer has been playing in - he would be every bit as competitive as Johnny.
If so, that would be awesome. Does anyone know his age?
One other thing of note for the high FargoRate, is Varner is not listed on the top 100 US players, even though his rating would put him at #7 in the US. This means he did not play the minimum number of games in the past year or two to be on that list. I believe Mike has said it was 150 games over the past 2 years, but that number is from memory.
I don't profess to keep up with all this,but in my opinion Nick Varner is the greatest player of all time.
Is 777 a real high score? What is Efren? Alex? Tony?
I understand when Efren was in his young prime that Nick went to the Philipines and beat Efren on his own turf.
Whether or not he still plays much or how age is treating him I have no idea.
But if someone offered him a couple of balls at one pocket I would become involved.