There's something particularly fascinating about a player so supreme that he commanded such respect from, and struck fear into the hearts of so many great players and hustlers. That he accomplished what he did soon before dying so young is the exclamation point.
I played a little pool when I was young, but only a little, and never paid any attention to the professional circuit. Thanks to the internet, though, a while back I stumbled across a reference to a very interesting former player whose name is not so well known, at least outside of the old pros. That