> I asked a few pros and other knowledgables. There is a strong vote out
> there that says Mike Seigel is the best straight pool player playing today
> (even though he's kind of retired right now).
> I've seen Efren play a lot over the years, and have never seen him play
> straight pool. Rotation is really his best game. Though I don't know
> anyone who wants to play him one-pocket even-up.
I was at one of the last 14.1 tournaments held in NY roughly five years
ago and saw most of the matches. While it was nice seeing Archer run 150
with only a rudimentary straight pool knowledge as well as Zuglan run
either 148 or 149 and dog an easy combination Mike was clearly head and
shoulders above the field. Like Mosconi, he would consistently set up
the same break shot even doing it on the left side as he is a southpaw.
When he ran 150 it was never in doubt and it seemed afteer each break
shot he had a choice of two or three shots. I believe the matches were
taped by Accustat and would recommend it to anyone wishing to see how
the game is meant to be played.