Originally Posted by Artie Bodendorfer
I just finisht listning too the finale two games. iT was a great match. And like I told Larry the first person who makes a mistake in the finale game will loose the match.
And that is exacly what happened. One mistake is all it takes too loose the whole match.
And good players are easy for me to predicte what they are going too shoot and do.
And Alex had 4 or 5 chances too lock Scott up behind the 4 ball. And on the last shot that Scott had.
It showed howe strong the shot is. And the key too youre oponent doing that too you goes back to the begining off the game.
And once Alex had that shot he never let Scott get away from being behind the 4 ball. And if Alex would have goten behind the ball deeper in one off his other shots.
Scott could not win the game no more. Locking up youre oponent is the same as running 8 and out. With good shooters.
BUt what people should have learned from the last game. Never give youre oponent a shot to put you in that position.
And keep you thier. One mistake was crushele. And if you listen too the whole match. You will see I try to give every shot that the players shoot.
And If a comontator cant do that then he doesnt need to comontate. Thier are enough comedlans on TV. And Loks and wise cracks dont get it.
Anounce the game the way it is being played. It was a enjoyable time for me. And Larry is very good and easy to cmontate with.
WE were both relaxet and we both enjoyed it. And The little man with the big stick. Showed howe you run out.
Taking bad risks does not get it playing one pocket. Controling the game is what its about.
And you dont need all that agressive and power shots. And takeing bad risks. Witch they didnt do much off any way.
THey both just played the game. Andall it takes is one shot and its 8 and out. Without ant trick shots or give up shots.
And what people dont no usialy all those power shots and trick shots come up when thier in a tough spot or in a trap.
Thier is no other reason too shoot them. You didnt see any off that in this game. And when two great players play each other.
THey play a more safeer style. When sombody cant play you can do a lot off different stuff and get away with it.
And Even in Eferens game with Chriss Eferen whole style changed. And it was safe one pocket. Not a magic show that people talk about.
And Eferen is great too watch because off his great control and pocketing his shots. He has a lot off ability over most off the players.
And thats what wins it for him. His ability and execution. Not his moveing. Thier are ver few movers playing the game today.
Its all about shooting at everything. And not playing the game the way it is supose too be played. But even back in my times it was 90% shooters. Eight and out was the name off the game.
But is you get a great shooter that also is a great mover. He will beat the field . And nobody could stand up too that. But I have not seen that person yet.
Most off theese matches with the great players. Is all a crap shoot. And one or two rolles and a few mistakes. Will win the match.
And A person that knowes howe to realy play. Nodody will beat him. Because the will make too meny mistakes for them too win.
And I comontated a game with Billy. IT was Cory Duel and Gab Owens. Corry won I think 4 games in a row. It was a one sided game.
And Gab had very few chances too win or shoot. And Corry kepte him lockt up the whole time. As I remember Gab had only one good shot too win a game.
But he mist a pretty easy shot. And that was the end off the match.
THanks again CalieRed . I try to tell the people what is going on . On every shot and what the player did weong. Like hitting the ball to full or too thin.
Or the cueball got away from him. THat is what I do when I commontate. And bring to the people everything that happines. In the simplest way.
And I stay foucoust on the whole game ans shot. And I dont get way from what a comontator does.
And the reason I feel this way. Is because when you bet big money on games. You dont want too miss anything. Im any sport.
Put thanks a lot it was enjoyable. And knoweing the game made everything easier. Because you can see ahead off time what they are going to shoot.
What do you think I should have done to make it even better. But over all I realy liket it excepte for my raspy voice. It even gets too me. When I her it.
WE dont her our owne voice too offten. BUt all we can do is play with what we have.
I remember Fly Boy was comeing through Chicago. And he came up too North Shore and He told me that he would play me a game off three coushion billiards for 20 thousand.
And I said howe do you want too play. I had no clue howe he played not even a little bit. But I new he was a pool player.
HE said give me 20 points too one hundred. And I thought about it. And I said OK. So I got 12 people in the place that put up the twenty thousand.
And they all put thier name on thje list. So we new who had what.
And we played and I won the game. And Fly Boy left town Put he cam,e back a few more times. And we played soe good onepocket sessions. For about 4 or 5 days.
AS I remember I gave him one hit and the pick. Or two hit and the pick. I dont remember what the game was exacly. But he loved playing me.
And whoever I ever played always played me again. And very few pool players can say that or do that.
And any time I played the whole Joint would bet all thier money. And if you win they will bring more the next day. And the south side backers would all bet thier money on me too.
PLaying anybody. It didnt matter who I played. Or what game. THey new If I played . I would never dump them off.
And I have always been proud off that. And not a lot off real hustlers can say that. If Freddy would back me.
He wouldnt even watch. He would give me the money and leave. And when people no you like that. They will bet all they have on you. Because they no its for real.
And beside that I never lost very rear. And everyone always got thier money it didnt matter who it was.
And when the joint was slow. Garr would back two players in the same game. Just too watch some action. And thier was some real big money in the place .
A player could win 1 or 2 hundred thousand in a week if he could win. Thier were like 15 people who had big money. And would bet it on pool.
And I never seen any pool room or club. With that kind off money. Excepte THe RAck in Detroite. Witch was the bigest action.
Because off the money people would bet. BUt like everything in life things change.
BUt I will keep giving you stories about playes and games that were played up at North Shore.
I played Blue Shirt. And every body thought he was stealing. Because I gave him two hit and the pick. And It was the other way around. I robed him.
But he had a pretty good reputation as a player.
This guy Eddie from down south went too NY and brought Guisate too beat me. He wanted to beat me in the worst way. And I didnt no who he was.
So Eddie told m,e this guy will play you some one pocket one handed 5 hundred dollaers a game. I sdaid let play. I didnt no he went to NY to bring him to North Shore to beat me.
And he was without a dought one off the greatest one handed players if life.
I ended up beating him 6 games. And Eddie couldnt belive that the man lost.
Amnd I said Eddie whats so hard too belive. I never lost playing one handed in my life.
And Guisate was a real nice man. But he told Eddie he ouldnt win.
And the David Howard came up too North Shore too play me one handed eight ball.
And when we were done he was moaning and complaining. And I told him I thought you were a champion.
And he left town.
Then Mike Mancy just got through winning a nine ball tournement. And he came up to North Shore too play me some one handed Eight ball.
And He asket Phil if he would cash his check that he won in the nineball tournemet. And Phil said ok. I didnt no who Mike Macy was.
And too me it didnt matter who it was. I new I was going too win. And Mike Macy lost his whole check and cash that he had. He played real; good and a great guy too play.
And I played him one more time in Milwakee at the pool tournement. And I beat him again. And that is when he quite gambling.
But I could go on forever. Its hard too belive that I never lost playing one handed. BUt I realy new howe to play. And nobody could have won playing one handed eightball.
And players like Bugs and Cannon ball None off them would play. I played Mexican Johnny one time one handed eight ball on the bar. And he necer wanted too play one handed again.
Playing eight ball two handed I beat some of NY champion straight pool player. BUt playing eight ball nobody in Chicago would play me.
Because they new they could not win. THier is a lot too mo playing eight ball. Especialy playing shoot too hit youre ball. And the barrs were great for eight ball.
And I couldnt get none off the champions too play. And playing eight ball corectly is a beautifull thing too watch.
And I could tell wright away if the player knew howe too play. Or if he was just a shooter. But thats enough for wright now. But I will give you some more.