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I didn't even bring my own cue... (32.32)

Raul: How'd you know not to bet me? Win, lose 100, who gives a shit? You have more money than God.

Bobby: I didn't get it by wagering against Willie Mosconi. You were gonna sandbag me. Let me win a few games, then double the bet, then run me down.

Raul: I didn't even bring my own cue.

Bobby: If you had, maybe I'd have gone for it, counting on that special vanity that a man with a custom cue has. Once you started chalking up, no chance.

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William Joseph Mosconi (June 27, 1913 – September 17, 1993) was an American professional pool (pocket billiards) player from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Between the years of 1941 and 1957, he won the World Straight Pool Championship an unmatched fifteen times. For most of the 20th century, his name was essentially synonymous with pool in North America – he was nicknamed "Mr. Pocket Billiards" – and he was among the first Billiard Congress of America Hall of Fame inductees. Mosconi pioneered and regularly employed numerous trick shots, set many records, and helped to popularize pool as a national recreation activity.