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Old 06-18-2019, 08:01 PM
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now you learned how the gambling world works. when you lose they love you and when you win they hate you. dont make friends with whom you gamble with .

learn to stall so your speed is never realized by your opponents. lose before you show your true speed. once they have you clocked you never ever get a fair or good game after that.

play smaller now in that room with the worse players and break even with them for awhile. it will take some time but your speed will be readjusted by some. then you can beat those people.

the ones that wont play you anymore dont ever ask them just tell them no you arent playing well lately and dont want their action. soon they may come around and if they dont thats the rub of the green.

most players that are half smart will let you lose all you want but not let you win but a little before they pull up.

most players always shoot their full speed so in the end they end up being the sucker even if way better than the rest of them. all players that bet high tend to ask the better player for too much weight. except for top players who can give way more than anyone realizes.

if you play pool to shoot your full speed then be prepared to be a loser or play for peanuts.
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Old 06-18-2019, 08:01 PM
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Andy I have an idea.
Pick out a real nice guy that doesn’t play very well. Let’s say Refrigerator Repairman and lose large amounts to that fellow. I’m sure it will reap dividends down the road towards better games with these better players.
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Old 06-18-2019, 08:32 PM
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Tell them "You all faint for the cash. Go see the Wizard and ask him for a heart. It ain't my job to spot the dog out of you." It's a pool hall.
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Old 06-19-2019, 01:08 AM
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They just feel they can't beat me anymore period. It's a weird situation.
A friendly word of caution, Andy. There's a guy here who is a refrigerator repairman, and he loves to give match-up advice.

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Old 06-19-2019, 03:55 AM
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I believe we all been thru this scenario. When I first started to play one pocket. I played guys who were way better than me. But I paid to learn. This went on for a year or so. Finally I won a set. Well that was the end of that game. I won once out of probably a hundred and they had to change the game. Well I learnt the game and a lesson. No friends in the pool hall. Dog eat dog world. If I were you I would find another room to play. You may find your game improve even more and then go back and bust em. I did.
I got to the point of hating pool at the main 2 rooms where I lived.
I drove 45 miles one way to a small town, where it was the exact opposite.
Guys my speed played me even, and better players spotted me.
I always had a great time , win or lose , and never had an unkind word from anyone.
I keep praying, I will feel well enough to go back and see all my friends again.
I just can't handle the trip very well right now.
I also met a great player, who improved my game about 4 balls in 2 years, and when I did go back.
I only got to destroy about 3 people before they all wanted huge spots, which I said no to.
I could have sandbagged and won a few dollars more , and made a bunch of enemies I don't need, but that's not me.
Plus , you don't need to even play that good in this room to get on the no play list, just show you have heart one time, and the scavengers avoid you like the plague.
It's called "winning heat" , and sometimes it can be really strong.
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Old 06-19-2019, 03:58 AM
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Andy I agree with Billy here. I have found him to be one if the most logical guys on the site, frankly.

There’s a saying in our pool room which goes.. “Everyone is looking for a day at the beach. No one wants a day in the coal mines.” Sounds like your surrounded by beachgoers. They had no issue when you were losing. I wouldn’t spot them. Just be patient and if they grow a heart, great. If not, go to the other room.

Also welcome to the site! What area do you live? I’m sure you will find some games on here and even just the knowledge and camaraderie is worth the price of admission

Best,

Mitch Brown
Thanks Mitch ,I really appreciate the kind words.
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Old 06-19-2019, 02:03 PM
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When I first started going to California Billiards in the past Century
I played the Sarge. An adequate player but no champion. I shot at everything and lost $80 at $5 a game. Next time I went in, A line formed to see who would play me. Meals on the house for years
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Old 06-19-2019, 02:09 PM
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Andy what city are you playing in?
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Old 06-20-2019, 09:04 AM
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Don't worry about losing action, it's never going to happen. There's a phrase attributed to carnival showman, P.T.Barnum, that in itself is so true, "There's a sucker born every minute." My advice, Don't be that sucker!
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Old 06-20-2019, 10:18 AM
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Andy what city are you playing in?
^^^^^^
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