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best pool player ever

come on folks did u ever c Stephen Hendry play??? he is the best ever
—Guest wavvver

YOU ASKED FOR MY OPINION/#1 POOL PLAYER

I DIDNT' WITNESS RALPH GREENLEAF'S POOL PLAYING IN FAIRNESS TO HIM. IN TERMS' OF WILLIE MOSCONI'S PLAYING, YES HE GAVE MINNESOTA FATS COMPOTITION, BUT WHEN THE DUST CLEARED/AT THE END OF THE DAY, MOST OF THE TIME MINNESOTA FATS WON THE POOL GAME! YOU MENTIONED IN THE POOL ARTICLE ABOUT CONSECUTIVE SHOTS SOME GREATS AT THE GAME MADE, WILLIE, RALPH, ETC. WELL, THAT TAKES A LOT OF SKILL TO ACHIEVE 200 OR 300 OR 400 PLUS CONSECUTIVE SHOTS IN A ROW. AND THOSE POOL PLAYERS THAT ACHIEVED THAT, THEY DESERVE AN AWARD FOR THAT. BUT HOWEVER THE *FACT* IS THAT'S NOT POOL! -THE IDEA OF NOT PLAYING SOMEBODY, JUST SEEING HOW MANY BALLS YOU CAN SINK WITHOUT AN MISS. THE *FACT* IS THAT'S NOT THE GAME OF POOL! NOT HAVING SEEN RALPH GREENLEAF PLAY THE GAME OF POOL, THE BEST POOL PLAYER ALL-AROUND, THE PERFECT PACKAGE POOL PLAYER THAT I'VE SEEN... IS MINNESOTA FATS! I FEEL DARENCE, TOUSSAINT, PRATHER HAVE *DO HAVE* EXCELLENT/ACCURATE INTUITION AND IMAGINATION AND *BOTH* TELL ME THAT MINNESTA FATS IN HIS HEYDAY WOULD HAVE BEATEN RALPH GREENLEAF!
—Guest DARENCE T PRATHER

Earl Strickland

His Titles and earning say it all, even though he comes across to most as a jackass
—Guest zip

Hard to say, but....

It is hard to say who the best is for numerous reasons. Technology is different which has changed the play style of many people over the years. Newer style tables, different cloths / speeds, deflection of cues, and numerous other factors play into how all of us play. Ill just go based on my experiences. Willie Mosconi would be my first choice. I got to meet Mr. Mosconi when I was younger (9), a few years before he died, this is when i realized I wanted to play. My father grew up shooting at Mosconi's for fun, and I was glad I got to meet the man that taught my father. Efren Reyes is for sure a great, there is no taking that away from him. He really is "Magic" on the table. Lastly, Vernon Elliot and a gentleman who was with him by the name of "Stacey". I had the luxury of meeting Vernon while playing a local tournament in South Carolina at a place called Mr. T's. While he did not play in the tourny, later that night he did beat a friend of mine out of $7500. What a night!!! **Check out the Vernon Elliot stories on our site!** - Quick Draw
—Guest MrSticks

cue god

so nice.. all we have to do is to ask the above mentioned pool player names.. and all they will say is that efren reyes is the all time best pool player.. theres only one pool game where you can beat him.. and thats on a swimming pool.. goodluck
—Guest mj

reyes

over 80 titles.nuff said.People who talk bout mosconis 526 run need to no it was done on a 4by8 table with 5 in. pockets.
—Guest dave the fireman

Mateusz Sniegocki

Just watch his game. Althought he has no a lot of titles, he will be collecting them. he is not even 30 so U all will see in futer
—Guest Emil

Efren Reyes

I've heard this argued countless times and it only ends up with Efren Reyes as the victor. You have to consider the dozen or so disciplines of pool. He is by FAR the greatest all-round cue player that ever lived.
—Guest Marvin306

Bel Air Billiards

It's hard to answer this question. You got Mosconi, Minnesota Fats, Earl Strickland, etc...But I honestly would say the greatest pool player to ever pick up a pool cue is Efren Reyes. His knowledge on a pool table is unreal. His ability to shoot extreme shots and still get position has never been done before by anyone else. Also, no matter how old he gets, he still dazzles the audience with his magic.
—Guest RJ Suter

johnnyB

Steve "The Miz", Mizerak. He got more young people involved in the game than anyone before or since. Many league and amateur players like me were motivated by his personality and performance back in the 70's. We have now brought generations into the sport withe vast majority "playing for fun".
—Guest john Barth

Rene

It's Efren Reyes for me, he's the greatest pool player.
—Guest Rene

owner

efren reyes allways number one...i do want to play him..............
—Guest jair velez

bata reyes d great

bata is the best of all time, sobra ang galing walang tatalo ni bata. alwys a great moves
—Guest jack of danao city cebu

The Rocket

Ronnie O'Sullivan is, for me, the greatest player to ever lift a cue. His positional play and quick thinking are the most incredible things I have ever seen. Add to that his ability to play equally well right or left handed and I just don't see any other player coming close. Yeah I know it's snooker but watch him play and try to disagree that he isn't the definition of genius with a cue.
—Guest Steve

Yang Ching Shun

Yang is the best in my opinion because he makes everything look so simple, his accuracy and que ball control is very good, I know he isn't the best for everyone when it comes to overall, but if anyone argues his jump shot ability isn't the best ever to grace a pool table. Please go play snooker instead.
—Guest Nixedode

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