Chicago Trip

wincardona

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I am 74 years old, still older than you and around ten years older than the Ghost, and forget that talk about breaking even wih him after three sessions, and thirty a game is the same as betting more $$. I know he is as serious as a heart attack when you guys play, but you are a seasoned money player and surely have more in the tank.

Plus, he plays better now since there must have been a little coaching going on with the corporation before our match.:D I doubt you just handed him the $$ and said 'Go Get I'm. I won and offered to adjust a little to play again.

I believe I need 9/7 from you and can win if I play well. If we do play again and I win 9/7, I will bet it all back 10/8:heh. The Henderson Parlay System at work.

I won't be at the Derby, so it will probably be Vegas until we see each other again, unless you entice me to Chicago.
John, I really like you as a person, however, as far as 9/7 goes it's too much in your favor. The 10/8 handicap is all you need to be competitive with me, that was proven with my game with the Ghost and for that reason alone i'm passing the 9/7 offer. Thanks but no thanks. Don't forget about the " monsters in your cornflakes" thing, it's all in your head.:D

Dr. Bill< telling it like it is, as always
 

Tom Wirth

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My only wish would be to see congress negotiate like you guys. A game may not develop but at least you all get in there and talk about it and make an honest effort to work out a deal. :)

It's too bad Harry Reid and company & John Boehner and company don't play pool. They could learn a lot about matching up and getting things done. ;)

Tom
 

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My only wish would be to see congress negotiate like you guys. A game may not develop but at least you all get in there and talk about it and make an honest effort to work out a deal. :)

It's too bad Harry Reid and company & John Boehner and company don't play pool. They could learn a lot about matching up and getting things done. ;)

Tom
Thanks Tom I appreciate your approval :eek::p:D:lol
 

jrhendy

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Giving up weight is a young man's game. There really is very little percentage in it for the older players. I'm looking for senior citizen discounts. :D

Maintaining steady concentration throughout a long match becomes very difficult as we get older and if we can't count on our own abilities to remain constant for a decent period of time then how can we accurately gage a fair game?


Tom
This is getting to be the hardest part for me. I never was a great player, but have played well for 50+ years. Now, I do not know which player will show up or for how long.

I played a much younger guy I have beaten a couple times last Saturday for a nice bet and could not have played better for the first 3 1/2 hours. Then I went almost brain dead and played terrible and went from a few games ahead to stuck pretty good. Of course his game got much better when I fell dead. Maintaining concentration against a good player is taking it's toll anymore.

My whole pool playing life I have been a long winded player and able to dig down and come back when I get off track. Looks like father time is taking his toll. I was very lucky to get by the Ghost and I know there will probably not be another match, so I am just barking a little to fire myself up as much as anything else.
 

pooladdiction

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Can you explain something to a guy such as myself who's just starting to learn one pocket? 9/7,10/8. What's the real difference? Two balls is two balls. Or am I missing something?
 

Tom Wirth

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Can you explain something to a guy such as myself who's just starting to learn one pocket? 9/7,10/8. What's the real difference? Two balls is two balls. Or am I missing something?
Here is the most simplistic way to look at it. Take the handicap of two balls to an extreme and now the game is not 9-7 or even 10-8 but now it's 20-18. It terms of percentages the higher to numbers the less the handicap. There is more to it than that but this view will get you started.

Tom
 

androd

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Can you explain something to a guy such as myself who's just starting to learn one pocket? 9/7,10/8. What's the real difference? Two balls is two balls. Or am I missing something?
There's a big difference for a weaker player going from 7 to 8 balls.
The better player has less trouble going from 9 to 10 balls.
Rod.
P.S. The further you extend it the more advantage for the better player. :)
 

lll

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There's a big difference for a weaker player going from 7 to 8 balls.
The better player has less trouble going from 9 to 10 balls.
Rod.
P.S. The further you extend it the more advantage for the better player. :)
good advice from rod
from a different perspective
if you can only run 4
you have to improve 25% to run 5
 

lll

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:eek:
There's a big difference for a weaker player going from 7 to 8 balls.
The better player has less trouble going from 9 to 10 balls.
Rod.
P.S. The further you extend it the more advantage for the better player. :)
good advice from rod
from a different perspective
if you can only run 4
you have to improve 25% to run 5
if you can run 9
going to 10 is less difficult
 
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