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The best player? We've got stories about celebrity pool greats, up and coming players to watch for, and we've got a short list of the best pool shooters, ever. But we'd love to hear you sound off on who you think tops them all!

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Efren "the magician" reyes

If we are talking about hands down the best all around pool player of all time then it has to be Efren Reyes! The man is many times champion and world champion of many pool games. He has beaten such greatest player nominees as Earl Strickland and Mike Sigel in challenge matches! He is considered the greatest One Pocket player of all time. You can say Willie or Ralph Greenleaf would win in Straight Pool, but in a long set in any other game nobody would come close in his prime!
—Guest Raymond

Efren reyes

The magician's nickname speaks for it! Won so many accolades that should be bestowed only upon the greatest player. Who won the biggest purse in billiards? Efren Reyes world 8-Ball tournament... where he beat Rodney Morris.
—Guest Rouge

the best?

I don't really care for this guy and his antics but I have to mention Earl Strickland as being the best.
—Guest rmb

BEST POOL PLAYER EVER

Benjamin Marosm may be the greatest LIVING player. Mosconi however won 15 world championships and still holds the highest straight pool run of 526 balls at a 4 ball per minute pace. Reyes is great but he still has to match those accomplishments to become the number 1 all time player.
—Guest Noseshine101

Greatest Pool Player Is Efren Reyes

He is the best i have ever seen :D He is very humble and a great pool master! His alias is "magician" because he can make a very! very! very! gooood shot at will!
—Guest Efren Bata/Magician Reyes

none

Efren Reyes may be the greatest LIVING player. Mosconi however won 15 world championships and still holds the highest straight pool run of 526 balls at a 4 ball per minute pace. Reyes is great but he still has to match those accomplishments to become the number 1 all time player.
—Guest DennisL

BEST POOL PLAYER EVER

RON DOOLEY THE BEST FROM STAUNTON,VA.! BEST TRICKSHOTS ,RUNS OVER 100 MANY TIMES 8 BALL CHAMPION!
—Guest ASHLEY

The Magician

Efren Reyes hands down. If all greats played him in their prime, Efren would come out on top. Each time, everytime. His creativity and mastery of 6th sense physics is phenomenal. Humble in life but formidable on the table, Efren whips out some shots others consider suicidal or a sure scratch only to drop it deliberately into the pocket.
—Guest gustador

Efren bata reyes

A great player, entertainer , makes things out of nothings , watch a video for a game he played and the end of discussion
—Guest mustafa

jimmy Matz aka jesse james

Matz best nine ball player my opinion and straight pool bar none
—Guest guest buzzy

efren reyes

All I have to say is search greatest pool player ever.. What comes out first??? A youtube video of Efren Reyes... End of discussion..
—Guest richard

The Best Ever

The best all-around pool player in history is HAROLD WORST. Go on YouTube and listen to the interview with Richie Allen extolling the exploits of Mr. Worst. Extremely impressive.
—Guest Billy Norton

rob fox

i believe rob fox from springfield ohio is the best all around bar box player we were there 5 yrs ago and the kid was amazing.
—Guest todd

the best of the best

efren reyes no question. great entertainer. people don't realize how great this man is. he makes difficult shots easy. but if you look at him very closely when he is playing, he's got this 6th sense that nobody has. he is brilliant. GOD only knows what else he is got under his sleeves. he is the best of the best hands down.
—Guest donny

Efren "Bata/Magician" Reyes

For me he's the best. I think he should be in World Pool Hall of Fame. Shots that are impossible? For him well just smile, take the shot, make the impossible become possible. Though he is currently Rank 32 in the world he, for me is still the king. Getting old really affects a human's performance but thats not it. In my point of view he's one of the players considered as a pioneer of this game, the best. A fan or not he's an all-around player, having the title "The Magician" makes us think what he can do inside the game. Agree?
—Guest Keitaro Imaidegawa

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