The pool is a classification of a cue sport played on a six-pocket table along the rails in which balls are won.
It’s a subset of billiard sports which include snooker and billiards. Players of each subset category can synonymously play other sport as the only difference between these sub sports are rules, tables, balls, and mannerisms.
However, some players have mastered playing pool; the reason could be societal or competitive.
To know who marked up their legacy, here are the top 10 greatest pool players of all time:
10. Allison Fisher
Allison Fisher is an English-born pool player who was also called the “Duchess of Doom” for her destructive steady moves and no joking way of playstyle.
Fisher’s accomplishments and performance made bystanders make her the best female pocket pool player in the records. She got inducted into the BCA in June 2009 during which she had already claimed a record of 53 WPBA course entitlements, 12 world championships tournaments in snooker, and three world 9-ball tournament titles. She also made ambitious arrivals and taught pool rules and guidelines at the school, Allison World Champion Academy, which is in Charlotte N.C.
9. Jeanette Lee
Jeanette Lee, born and brought up in Brooklyn, New York is also an American proficient pool player who is also called the Black Widow by her friends, because even after being a person of sweet attitude, if possible, she could “eat people alive” who were against her at the pool table.
She a reputation as one of the best pool players ever and dominated not just the female class in the pool but also overall.
She got the WPBA Sportsperson of the Year award in 1998. In the year 2001, Jeanette confronted Efren Reyes to a race-to-13 friendly match at nine-ball in Manila, Philippines though she lost 4-13. She was inducted into the Billiard Congress of America Hall of Fame in the year of 2013.
8. Johnny Archer
Johnny Archer, born in Waycross, Georgia is an American proficient famous pool player also known as “The Scorpion”. He was suggested for the induction into the Billiard Congress of America Hall of Fame on June 8th, 2009. He has been the International Challenge of Champions winner in 2006, a 2007 Texas Hold ‘Em Billiards Champion. A 2003 Sudden Death Seven-ball winner and also a large number of titles are there in his name.
7. Luther Lassiter
Born in Pasquotank County, Luther Lassiter (Wimpy) drew appeal to pool at a very young age.
He was a holder of a native pool hall in Elizabeth city which allowed him to use without payment but instead to clear up the place after it closed.
He left school at 16 to go ahead with the pool as a career option.
Lassiter is the six-time world champion including multiple titles known for his magic in the game of nine-ball. In the year 1983, he got induced to the Billiard Congress of America’s Hall of Fame.
6. Mike Sigel
Mike Sigel, also known as Captain Hook is an American professional pool player born in Rochester, New York.
His mother, Ruth, was bothered or irritated with him sometimes because “he wouldn’t “go to Hebrew school as he was very exhausted after playing pool nights. He is known to have won the US open straight pool with a score of 14-1. He could shoot with both his left and right hands. Sigel is known to have won 108 competent pool tournaments, consisting of 3 US Open Nine-Ball Championships and 10 world pocket billiard championship titles.
He was called the “Player of the Year” three times by Billiards Digest and Pool.
At the age of 35 in the year 1985, he became the most youthful person to be inducted into the Billiard Congress of America Hall of Fame.
Being a dominant player in the 1980s, he is now playing after a brief retirement for International Pool Tour, no doubt he is the best pool player of all time.
5. Ralph Greenleaf
Ralph Greenleaf, a Monmouth-born world champion American pocket pool player dominated the sport from 1919 to 1924 and occasionally amidst 1926 to 1937.
Ralph’s well-known proficiency and distinctive charisma made him a dominant American sportsperson of the period of the 1920s. Being a kid, he earned importance when we won against Bennie Allen, during 1913 -15 time, who was the world pocket billiards champion, during a presentation match at Monmouth. He had a run of 126 in Detroit in the year 1929 to get back the world title from Frank Taberski in only two rounds. He also is known to attain a maximum of 269 in a presentation match.
4. Rudolf Wanderone
Rudolf Walter Wanderone, from New York City, a proficient American pool player started engaging in the pool at a very inexperienced age. He had become known to be a traveling pool streetwalker at the time he was in his teens. During his thirties, he went to southern Illinois where he got married to his first wife, Evelyn. At the time of World War II, he showed his service in Norfolk, Virginia. Rudolf Wanderone never won a world championship and his very prior nickname was “Brooklyn Fats” and later on as the “New York Fats.” Later on, he again called himself the “Minnesota Fats” taking it from the role of the person in the movie The Hustler. He also became the anchor of a native TV show in the year 1960 called “Celebrity Billiards.” He is a representative of the Billiard Congress of America Hall of Fame and is considered for his legacy as the greatest pool player in history.
3. Earl Strickland
Earl Strickland, also called “the Pearl” from Rosenburg, North Carolina is an American pool player.
Multiple championships have been won by him, and during the year 2006, he was inducted into the Billiard Congress of America’s Hall of Fame. Earl Strickland has won the Mosconi Cup some nine times in between the timeline of 1996 to 2005 and a three-time WPA nine-ball Championship winner in the years 1990, 1991, and 2002.
2. Willie Mosconi
Willie Mosconi of Philadelphia who got deceased on September 6th, 1993 at Haddon Heights, New Jersey was an American pocket billiard player.
He had won the men’s world champion around 15 times since the period of 1941 to 1957.
Mosconi was inducted into the Billiard Congress of America Hall of Fame in the year of 1968 when he was 55 years old.
A cup was named in his respect, named the Mosconi Cup, set to be a yearly pool tournament amidst the American and European competitors in the year of 1994.
1. Efren Reyes
Nicknamed “The Magician,” for his ability on the pool table many pool analysts, players, and fans consider Efren Reyes as the best pool player in the world.
He is known to be the champion of around 80 international titles, and he became the very first player to win the World Championships under two particular qualifications of the pool. Efren Reyes is not only famous for his 80 international titles but his most important and valuable titles maybe being a four-time winner in the World Eight-Ball Championship, The WPA World Nine-ball Championship and also being the two-time World Champion, a 3-time US Open champion, and the 13 timer Derby City Classic winner. He won against Earl Strickland at the beginning of the Color of Money occasion in the year 1997.