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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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The best true talent if not for substance abuse is Keith McCready. And he's beat the Magician. But Mosconi by far. Hands down shouldn't b an argument.
—Guest Cody

please give Efren Reyes this message

Hey Efren, how are you! Well I'm writing because in 2010 I seen you in las Vegas at the Riviera hotel and you signed a "what would Efren do" shirt and even put your nickname on it which my husband says is very rare. My husband loves you and thinks you are one of the greatest players to ever live. Well last year our apartment building burned down and we lost everything. Everything is replaceable except that shirt that you signed for my husband. I want to see if there's any way, if I could find this shirt again, if I could send it to you, or give you the money to order one and sign it and send it to me.. it would mean the world to my husband Tony and myself. I hope you get this message and can find it in your heart to do this for me. Please let me know via Facebook, email; bran926@gmail.com, or phone; 813-400-0697. Thank you so much! Just now
—bran926

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

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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

Best ever

Chan Whitt is quite possibly the best pool player the world will ever see -Mike Massie
—Guest Dan Sykes

Best Pool Player

I will stick with Willy Mosconi. If he played Efren Reyes, Willy would find a way to beat him in 9 or 8 ball.
—Guest Mike Montalvo

hitch

norman hitchcock at the old trueloves poolhall in okc broke everybody who came to play in the 60s .he didnt like to travell much or he would be more well known.
—Guest jaybo

Best pool player ever lived!!!

Craig Stephens 60s to 70s was without the best pool player that has ever lived He was Jimmy Hendrix in the pool world Craig Stephens is King of Kings on a pool table I've seen them all!! He spotted top players 7and 8 playing 9 ball He was a pool God!! He played for days at a time!! I'ts a shame there's not films of him not missing a ball for hours at a time He carried a cue ball in his pocket to messure his shots, I can't say in words what i've seen this pool God do !!!!!!!~ . ..
—Guest Randy Davidson

Best Ever

Ralph Greenleaf,Willie Hoppe to name two! I think Willie was Taught by Greenleaf. I am happy to hear 14.1 is back. Great game!!!!
—Guest twroman

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