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Efren Reyes

You guys blathering on about tournament wins and mult-ball runs really don't understand this game. Strictland, Siegel, Reyes, Hall, Mosconi. . . All these guys were incredible players on a different level than everyone else. But only one of them revolutionized the way the game is played through safe leaves and didn't just change the game through creativity, but would invent shots in the middle of games. This is only a debate if you don't have any idea what you're talking about.
—Guest Jason

Efren Reyes

Efren reyes ALL THE WAYYY. my dads friend used to play with him.
—Guest Christine

Reyes and Mosconi probably best ever

You should Wiki the name Efren Reyes and see his accomplishments and most all other living professionals today say he is the best player in modern times, maybe ever. Mosconi, Between the years of 1941 and 1957, he won the World Straight Pool Championship an unmatched fifteen times. Mosconi still holds the officially recognized straight pool high run world record of 526 consecutive balls All these other hustlers have not proven themselves in sanctioned events, so get real!
—Guest PatrickLA

jerry wylie the coyol ee

i watch jerry run ten racks at the virginia open in 1978 for the cash in back room buddy hall he,s a world beater huster
—Guest leo jordan

FRANK INSCO

BY FAR THE BEST TALENTED, EVER!!! HE PLAYED IN THE LATE 70'S, AT PALICE BILLIARDS, SF UNDER THE GUIDANCE OF NINE BALL PAUL, HE WAS ABOUT 17YRS OLD.The best hustler in the room.HE robbed Mark (THE SNAKE) HADDAD, PLAYING EVEN, NINE BALL, HIS BEST GAME WAS ONE POCKET!! HE ROBED, TALL PAUL, GETING 9-7, HE WOULD HAVE BEAT HIM EVEN, THE SAME WITH, AL THE PLUMER AND DEE HULSE AND MORE. HE ALWAYS PLAYED UNDER THE RADAR, ALWAYS PLAYED WITH A HOUSE CUE.HE JOINED THE ARMY AT 19.WOULD HAVE BEEN ONE OF THE BEST HUSLERS EVER!!! HE LATER WAS A GREAT HIGH LIMIT LOW BALL PLAYER,200$ LIMIT HE ROBBED GEORGE THE GREEK HEADS UP OF 10,000$ THE GREEK, NEVER PLAYED HEADS UP AGAIN!! THE BEST POOL HUSLER EVER KNOWN?
—Guest Peet boyko

8 ball

Gareth potts without a doubt the greatest pool player ever lived and always will be!!!
—Guest Mark haddon

Mr D

Put them on a five x ten table and watch their game go down
—Guest Bigtruck1

earl 'the pearl' strickland

only one thing needin meantion they once had a bounty on who could break and run 10 straight racks of 9 ball would get 1millon and he broke and ran 11 straight and missed on a long rail bank on the 8ball in the 12th rack.
—Guest billard fan 5

Best of All Time

Efren "The Magician" Reyes is the best alive today but people don't know about Luther "Wimpy" Lassiter from Elizabeth City, NC who would beat Mosconi, Greenleaf, and, anyone that stepped up. I saw hime play in Philly and Kept score for the Match . He only missed when he wanted to miss.
—Guest Bob

Efren Reyes

Why change name just to play games ? No one will play with him if they know his real name on that time. Efren is the best 4 me
—Guest ismael

efren the magician reyes

this man is the best, he's humble,calm,cool and not a brag. i believed this guy is probably one of the best if not the best 9 ball player that ever live. he won so many titles. he is very smart and makes shots looks easy when they're not. stop arguing folks. efren is the man. no question.
—Guest chino

No One Beats Vincent Lauria!

This kid was dynamite, I'm telling you, man. One-handed took out a whole room in the Midwest, Kansas City, I think it was. Beat the top stick. Then whipped up on Keith "Earthquake" McCready so bad, the spot went way up on Lauria in Atlantic City. His girlfriend left him for a bit, came back. He lost to Felson in the semis but I heard he's still gambling high on and off the tour. His biggest distraction is that slicked back haircut he wears...
—Guest Da' Hustler

Tully is the greatest!

Greatest of all time no question... once made 11 Century breaks in a row, Also Alex Higgins was a great talent...
—Guest rossies

best player ever

Don Willis, Canton, Ohio. No rival... Never shot in an open tournement. Said it wouldn't even pay his bar bill!
—Guest leon martin

best ever

canadian Paul Thornley. truly amazing 2 watch him play pool and snooker. He plays both equally. one of the best I have ever had the pleasure of knowing and watching
—Guest wavvver

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