Best American Pool Players

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Who do you think is the best American Pool player? Only American Pool, no Snooker.

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1Efren Reyes - The Magician

Out of this list, Efren is head and shoulders above the rest. He has got to be the all around best player ever to have played the game. Where Earl would probably get the 9 ball as an individual sport, Mosconi the 14.1 individual leader etc... Efren would be all around champion.

In all of there primes as pool players Efren Reyes is on another planet as an all around player. I think the next two at all games for a long period would be Buddy Hall and Luther "wimpy" Lassiter. Just my opinion though the most dominant would be Efren because in his prime he was number 1 in one-pocket 8 ball and 15 ball rotation 9-10 ball he would be top 3. Banks is probably the only game you can pick 7-10 guys that would be favored over him! He is the GOAT. Greatest of all time. I also would put Varner in the conversation because he was a great all games player!

Reyes was The One who teach the world how to play pool, no one else. When he went international, the players who thought that they were already at pinnacle of pool playing technique suddenly became amateurs.

Best ever player in the world!

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2Shane Van Boening

Best in the USA as far as I'm concerned. He's proven this by being atop the money won board.

Best ever? My nod goes to Mosconi. Too bad there's no time machine for them to match up.

Simply put. He's presently the top American player. He plays all games well and doesn't choke.

Daryl peach, you got to be kidding me laugh out loud.

Eagle eye, best sharp shooter I've ever seen.

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3Earl Strickland - The Pearl

EARL "THE PEARL" STRICKLAND is very smart to adjust the placement of the cue ball, and a few times I watched the game with a big score as the Tar Podcasts and Color of money, he really has a resistance of game balance, for example, the second time against the best players Shane Van Boening world namely, Shane is very frustrating to see Earl and mental abilities. Then the World pool association is very stupid, do not see and calculate rankings based only ten ball games with a maximum score of 10-18 but 40 to 70, when only a small score game pool could say luck during a break, the term with score 10, young people can only be won when playing pool random origin or ability unsightly eye. But if the score 40 -70 mencaai expertise can someone look stupid smart or lucky miss.EARL STRICKLAND world player of the era to era...

-- Earl Strickland had a very unusual ability between players host of others, I was very impressed and Earl Strickland terrible looking game, he was the best pool player of all time are legendary. Especially he was very good at inserting balls and arrange the white ball, if we see him as very simple game once playing pool. The legend Earl Strickland --

When I see the nature of the controversy was a very common thing, like when playing in Masconi CUP, fans of Europe very sissy, and should be watered wear sewage, and when Toni Drago involved angry, when I was there, it was my word of billiard sticks and my face broke into toni bastard!. The best player was Earl Strickland, fast game style, not like the others, had long thought the ball did not go in the end, that's stupid, like ika immonen..

Earl the pearl is my HERO!

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4Johnny Archer - The Scorpion

Johnny the Scorpion from Georgia is an amazing player and definitely a role-model for many aspiring players in this sport. - georgefemic

5Mika Immonen - The Ice Man

Mika Immonen, the Ice Man from Finland is one of the most talented players in this sport. With his amazing technique and stroke, he is in the high end elite. - georgefemic

Aggressive style of offensive game

6Francisco Bustamante

One of the best ever. Very powerful break. His unique stroke. A World champion

Another legend from the Philippines! - georgefemic

I would put Bustamante 3rd and place Stickley 6th and leave the others in there places.

7Ron Dooley

Ron "just like that" Dooley is the best money player I've seen

In my opinion THE BEST!

Trick shots all over Facebook and you tube

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8Darren Appleton

He never gives in. He is mentally strong, he doesn't know when he's beat. He will get even better with time. A legend in the making.

Easy Darren has come in and won everything he is the new Efren beating all those americans on their home soil at their own game

Darren is a pleasure to watch. Smooth stroke and quality cue ball control. Very humble guy as well.

This guy just keeps winning recently! He's awesome! - georgefemic

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9Alex Pagulayan

Has what it takes to do damage.

Yes, he should be top 3

He is the best!

10Ralf Souquet

Top notch player and a great guy.

The Newcomers

?Jim Rempe

Very methodical at all the games,one of the best all time!

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The Contenders

11Thorsten Hohmann

A great person as well as great pool player.

12Ronato Alcano
13Willie Mosconi

You must be talking LIVING because any list that doesn't have 15-time WORLD Champion and holder of 526 straight shots made WILLIE MOSCONI is a fool and IGNORED.

Willie is my favorite paisan! :-) A true pool God & the greatest of all time!

I heard he never used anything but center ball. He had to have the best eye billiards has ever seen

The Babe Ruth of Pool.

How many balls can a person run, get bored, then call it a day. ? 😳 Absolutely a beast in his day.

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14Mike Dechaine

One of the best players today

One of the best pool players to this day

15Rodney Morris - The Rocket

Rodney the Rocket Morris, fast player as the nickname suggests ;)! - georgefemic

Best cue ball control and patterns with fast play

Best from Hawaii. No doubt

16Dennis Orcollo

Best player on the planet ought to be on the list.

On any given day!

17Daryl Peach
18Louie Roberts - 9ball

One of the best to EVER play the game... EVER!

19Raj Hundal

'The best doo-rag wearing pool player of all time! '

20Allen Hopkins

Clearly one of the best money players of all time against anyone.

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1. Earl Strickland - The Pearl
2. Efren Reyes - The Magician
3. Shane Van Boening
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1. Efren Reyes - The Magician
2. Mika Immonen - The Ice Man
3. Johnny Archer - The Scorpion
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