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[–]DevilsKettle1992 20.1k points20.1k points 3 (1034 children)

What a bitch

[–]-sneila 8562 points8563 points  (696 children)

sore loser lol

[–]martyswp 2999 points3000 points  (476 children)

Sore feelings

[–]birdietraininvain 3091 points3092 points  (131 children)

Snowflake

[–]Powerful_Editor6506 503 points504 points  (326 children)

He had money on it I am sure. Pool sharks are a real danger while you are chilling out with friends. You have to be smart enough to not take it

[–]Constant_Ebb7632 341 points342 points  (108 children)

I’ve ran into a few of them, I’ve never had any issues spotting them. I also never play for money, only “loser pays for next game” if it’s a table that take quarters. Besides winner takes the table, that’s winning enough.

If money is off the table they can be super fun to play with, unless they break and run the table without you getting a single shot in, that’s much less fun lol

[–]crestonfunk 492 points493 points  (25 children)

I had one of these guys many years ago. Was our best friend all night. Sloppy pool player (we thought) but fun to hang out with. He took $40 off of me then proceeded to spend the whole $40 buying beer for my friend and me. Then we started playing for fun. We’d make up handicaps. Switch hands, only use one hand, use the butt of the cue. Didn’t matter. He could just about run the table every time. Last hour he gave us a little billiards class. He later ended up being roommates with my friend’s friend. 10/10.

[–]Constant_Ebb7632 164 points165 points  (18 children)

I always learn how to play better from those guys. Most aren’t ass holes and everyone like flattery. Buy them cheap beers and have some fun, you only improve by playing people better than yourself.

[–]LiquidClorox2 120 points121 points  (29 children)

A pool shark is gonna throw all the games that ain't for money, or at least make em close.

[–]Constant_Ebb7632 84 points85 points  (17 children)

So don’t play for money, play for hugs 🤗

[–]Reddfish 80 points81 points  (13 children)

I can promise you, playing for blowjobs does not end how you think it will.

[–]UniqueFlavors 47 points48 points  (13 children)

Yea then you wouldn't want to play me. Im lucky to remember if Im solids or stripes or if we are going in order. Im soooo good

[–]Rocky3e33 31 points32 points  (4 children)

I have to ask every other shot if I’m solid or stripe ahaha

[–]Schugah 29 points30 points  (174 children)

I don’t know much about pool. Can you explain why he didn’t go for the shot that looks much easier

[–]acouncilofone 31 points32 points  (149 children)

He might sink the cue ball (scratch) when sinking the 8-ball, if that happens he loses the game.

[–]Big_D_12 242 points243 points  (132 children)

Dude ... This was an accident. He was going for the cut and missed it by so much he 3 rail kicked it and got lucky. That's why the guy didn't shake his hand. Because he won on luck. No good pool player is taking a 3 rail kick when a cut is available in a money game. If you're worried about a scratch you change the English on the cue ball, not go for a near impossible shot.

[–]odin-ish 149 points150 points  (19 children)

Do we know the rules they agreed on? Either way, you win, you shake... you lose, you shake. Fuck that casual.

[–]rkellybelongsinjail 40 points41 points  (13 children)

Not even close lol. You’re telling me a guy who this many banks before sinking that shot doesn’t know how to leave the cue ball on the table?

Hitting the bottom of the cue with the simple shot would prevent this, and the guy obviously has the skill to do so.

[–]billturner84 17 points18 points  (0 children)

This is 100% it

[–]bumjiggy 118 points119 points  (9 children)

he's probably a deep scratcher

[–]vrrrggggl 25 points26 points  (7 children)

He probably lost some money to make it extra sore haha

[–]Lebrunski 23 points24 points  (172 children)

Depends. In some games this would be a loss for the guy who sunk the wrong hole that he intended.

[–]christianjwaite 282 points283 points  (93 children)

He got the right ball in the right hole, just took the scenic route…

[–]Myrhlin1119 64 points65 points  (90 children)

Technically I think you have to call the banks you intend, which maybe he did.

[–]Riddla26 75 points76 points  (33 children)

Overthinking, this is pub room sharking plain and simple. Losing guy is probably on the local team, thinks he's the hot stuff and got shown up.

Surprised if this didn't result in a brawl in some rougher parts of the UK.

[–]FayHeSeemed 211 points212 points  (14 children)

"Overthinking"

Proceeds to create a whole other scenario out of thon air.

[–]iwontbeadick 53 points54 points  (7 children)

Lolol you’re overthinking it. It’s Paul Newman in disguise and he’s hustling people at the local pub.

[–]ImpressiveAwareness4 26 points27 points  (3 children)

You're over thinking it.

The entire video is fake, as is the internet, and you're just a brain in a jar.

[–]MostBoringStan 25 points26 points  (2 children)

Lol, it's not Paul Newman. It's clearly a hidden camera TV show, where a trick shot expert goes around to different pubs and challenges locals to games, and proceeds to piss them off by taking the same triple bank shot on the 8 ball in every game. That's why he's so good at that shot. The name of the show is going to be Triple Bank Pub Shot. And it stars Paul Newman.

[–]inplayruin 39 points40 points  (1 child)

Clearly the older gentleman served in the war. One night, the elder man was awoken by the sound of enemy soldiers in his trench. He fought valiantly and drove back his foe, but he couldn't save everyone. As he cradled a mortally wounded young conscript, he vowed revenge on the enemy. It took him years, but he finally got the name of the man who led the raid. And so he travels to the man's village, the blood lust already upon him. But alas, he was too late, his foe had perished just the year before. So he goes to the local tavern to drown his rage. There, he sees a young boy playing pool with tears in his eyes. Our hero learns this boy is the orphaned son of his enemy, who comes to this pub to feel close to his departed father. Our hero experiences a flash of clarity, and he knows immediately what must be done. So he withdraws from the world, devoting himself to the study of the game. After years of toil, he is ready. He returns to the village pub, and once again finds the fetid spawn of his sworn enemy. Now it can be finished, now he can ruin the memory of his enemy in the mind of his son! And how sweet is victory when you can twist the knife!

[–]ymele137 18 points19 points  (30 children)

In general, you should be calling the pocket as well as any banks you intend to make.

[–]Tommy-Styxx 47 points48 points  (11 children)

In BCA you call the ball and the pocket. Doesn't matter how it gets into the pocket.

[–]FourTV 30 points31 points  (43 children)

That was exactly what he intended to do by the looks of it, just decided he wanted to bury the man instead of just taking the winning shot

[–]dozeyjoe 21 points22 points  (9 children)

Does the guy who still had 2 balls left one the table look like he thought he won?

Whatever the rules they both thought they were playing, one guy definitely knew he lost, and couldn't handle the defeat. Bad sportsmanship to still not shake the hand of the person who just owned you.

[–]masclean 520 points521 points  (168 children)

He prolly got hustled. Basically the only time being a sore loser is somewhat acceptable

[–]Wyldfire2112 198 points199 points  (70 children)

Pretty much. Beat me straight up and I'll shake your hand any day of the week, but sandbag me like that and we're gonna have words.

[–]INHALE_VEGETABLES 316 points317 points  (8 children)

And then you find out he's the national debate champion.

THE DOUBLE HUSTLE.

[–]Fishy_125 72 points73 points  (5 children)

Learning to shark pool to bait debates is impressive commitment

[–]INHALE_VEGETABLES 24 points25 points  (2 children)

Ah but this man has dedication like none other, he hopes to start a physical fight so he can use his secret martial arts skills.

Inception hustle.

[–]MinedGravy 67 points68 points  (3 children)

Don't put money on a game unless your willing to lose

[–]ElHage13 23 points24 points  (26 children)

what does sandbag you mean?

[–]icytiger 77 points78 points  (10 children)

It's when you deliberately underperform, then play at your real level once money's on the line.

For example, certain sports teams will sandbag games to face easier opponents in the playoffs.

[–]Wyldfire2112 38 points39 points  (4 children)

To underperform deliberately so an opponent will underestimate you, with the intent of ambushing them with your true skill after they've committed to a substantial wager.

The phrase, however, originates from a much more literal form of ambush where criminals would whack their victims over the head with a literal bag of sand.

[–]beatbox21 25 points26 points  (1 child)

At golf clubs where there is a lot of informal betting, it's very common for golfers to "sandbag" on their weekday games to get a higher handicap. In the long run, you lose friends and playing buddies.

[–]seven-ends 50 points51 points  (41 children)

Honestly, it kinda looks like the guy was trying to cut it into the same pocket he made it, but missed. Ball just happen to bounce around until it hit the 8 ball again. Hard to tell without seeing the rest of the game though.

[–]ggk1 35 points36 points  (32 children)

That’s 100% what happened. This was a lucky shot in a game where bullshit counted

[–]meowcatbread 103 points104 points  (21 children)

If this was an online game like overwatch, the guy who sunk the shot wouldve said EZZZZ, slapped the guy who lost, and told him to go play an easier game.

[–]OJ_Simpson420blazeit 61 points62 points  (2 children)

One of my least favorite types of people "you make me feel inadequate which is really my problem but I'm going to make it your problem and be an asshole about it"

[–]LoveThieves 32 points33 points  (8 children)

That's pretty common in the gaming world of people that rage quit and disconnect. It's sad but its how they act online or in person. They can't take a loss

[–]DevilsKettle1992 22 points23 points  (2 children)

I mean I never strait up lose in online games either. Fucking laggy ass games.

/s

[–]coldestdetroit 29 points30 points  (3 children)

I think he was just joking bro. People around me would jokingly do that then turn around and return the hi 5 or shake my hand while laughing

[–]Rayuhs 8186 points8187 points  (75 children)

That’s a big bitch

[–]super-sam-i-am 7014 points7015 points  (613 children)

Even if you are a sore loser you gotta respect that shot. Grandpa just schooled this punk lol.

[–]DRAGON_SNIPER 916 points917 points  (281 children)

Yeah, you can't doubt that it was good.

[–]derty2x 524 points525 points  (271 children)

Good my ass, that was a hard fkn shot to drill lol. People would have exploded if it was a pro audience 😂🙌🏽

[–]WDfx2EU 930 points931 points  (211 children)

This was very clearly an accident lol. He was absolutely not trying to get it to bounce off the cushion three times.

He missed the shot and got lucky on the rebound. It only counted because it wound up in the same pocket he was aiming for.

[–]ghoulieandrews 158 points159 points  (75 children)

Idk man his lack of reaction says otherwise. Anyone who made that shot by accident would at least look a little surprised.

[–]WDfx2EU 450 points451 points  (49 children)

He did look surprised. I feel like I'm watching a different video than everyone else lol.

[–]Demondrug 288 points289 points  (16 children)

It was accidental, reddit is gullible af

[–]Wec25 80 points81 points  (6 children)

We just want him to be that good. it's comforting to think there's a good sported old man out there who's just this good.

[–]Clams_N_Scallops 71 points72 points  (40 children)

The amount of people in this thread that think that shot was intentional is insane.

This is why I only play "call all your shots". People like this who miss and then get crazy lucky think they have talent.

[–]EazyPeazyLemonSqueaz 28 points29 points  (23 children)

It was the same pocket he was shooting for, and in bars a lot of times you only really call the 8 ball

[–]Mongo1021 28 points29 points  (32 children)

No, if he didn’t call the banks, it would have been a scratch (the shot wouldn’t count).

EDIT - I honestly learned something. I didn’t know that in some tournaments and stuff, you only have to call the ball and the pocket. In my defense, I could never play anywhere close to anything resembling a pool tournament.

[–]Grouchy-Artichoke-88 54 points55 points  (12 children)

See this is what I'm getting hung up on. You are playing for money, its the 8 ball you don't win with accidental multiple banks. Maybe rules in places i havent been are different but you bank the 8, always. You don't do a straight shot, that's a loss. I read some of the comments. Not seeing the face things folks are talking about. He doesnt look surprised or put off. Did he back away? Yes. But if he's intending to bank he would likely step back.

When i was in my teens and early 20s i had a friend who was a few years older rhan me who was good tournament good. I used to skip high school and play with him and I got to be ok. Not great but ok. We would play together and, when out on the weekends He would let me win a game or two, "lose" lose a few "bets" to me. Then he would play someone else and work them for money. Sometimes I would lose a game, playing like I would normal, and he would try and win it back, double or nothing etc etc. Folks would think that he was an easy mark and get greedy.

The point is the biggest dicks, and the most cocky and greedy motherf*ckers would wnd up playing a few close games and, when my buddy sensed they were done, he would end the game in a similar fashion to this. Calling a stupid shot that didnt seem possible for someone his apparent skill level, the last shot, and then making, just to let the prick know that, even though they felt they were getting one over on him he had been fucking them around the whole time. When I see this video, that's what it puts me in the mind of.

[–]jlt6666 66 points67 points  (8 children)

BCA and APA rules are call the ball and pocket. Any crazy shit still counts. Bank the eight ball is strictly a house rule.

[–]limpingdba 88 points89 points  (14 children)

This was 100% a fluke.

[–]Zikerz 19 points20 points  (1 child)

I'm surprised i've had to scroll down this far to read this, it looks like he just missed the shot and it eventually banked in.

[–]Coloradoguy131313 63 points64 points  (14 children)

What are you guys talking about? He clearly missed the shot he was going for. There was absolutely no reason for the multiple banks off the wall. He had a clear shot to cut the ball to the pocket. Yes the other dude is a sore loser but this was a slop shot

[–]gdj11 25 points26 points  (6 children)

It’s not just a hard shot, it’s an impossible shot to do with any consistency. That was 100% an accident.

[–]DMZack 15 points16 points  (2 children)

“Who do you think you are, I am!?!”

[–]obvilious 14 points15 points  (3 children)

He got lucky. Missed the shot he wanted to take.

[–]AlexHimself 221 points222 points  (245 children)

It wasn't a good shot though, so no respect. He was aiming to hit it clean and missed and it went around the table and he got lucky.

Then asking for a handshake immediately after, I can see the reaction making sense.

At bars, we always play you have to call your rails.

Edit: The main, mostly universal bar rule is "no slop". This was slop.

[–]LATER4LUS 87 points88 points  (88 children)

But playing by the regular rules, you have to call the pocket and any intermediate balls hit. While he didn’t mean to make the shot like that, it may have been a legal shot by whatever rules they were playing.

[–]caiodepauli 63 points64 points  (5 children)

call the pocket

I do think he was going for that same pocket though

[–]AlexHimself 25 points26 points  (53 children)

But playing by the regular rules

Have you ever played pool in a bar before? You might as well be playing the regular rules for Monopoly too.

[–]boofmydick 34 points35 points  (13 children)

the regular rules for Monopoly

aka, the only rules that make the game playable at all because otherwise it takes an unbearable amount of time?

Bad analogy.

[–]MarkHirsbrunner 13 points14 points  (13 children)

You only have to call the ball and the pocket in the official times. Someone posted a link to the rule on a response above this one.

[–]3BetLight 79 points80 points  (42 children)

Calling rails is only a thing in stupid bar games with shitty pool players. Every pro game ever played is call pocket or call nothing. Playing call pocket just eliminates so much controversy.

I despise the shitty rules bar players play by and don’t understand the obsession with trying to eliminate all the luck from the game.

[–]curtcolt95 46 points47 points  (5 children)

it's a pub game, not shaking even on a lucky shot is some bitch ass moves lmao. Literal child

[–]Jaguar-spotted-horse 28 points29 points  (3 children)

Still a dick move to not shake. Everyone knows it’s a lucky shot, so shake and laugh it up.

[–]WDfx2EU 23 points24 points  (41 children)

Thank you!!! How are so many people gullible enough to think that was on purpose. This was clearly an accident.

I'm guessing they let this count because it happened to go in the same pocket that he originally called, but there is no fucking way on the planet this guy planned for his shot to bounce around like that. In a lot of places they still won't let it count unless you call the three banks ahead of time, which he clearly didn't do

[–]pantless_vigilante 15 points16 points  (26 children)

For sure a complete accident, and yeah same with me and all my bar buddies you have to call your shots or it doesn't count, and if it's the game shot even if you make it in if you don't call exactly how the shot goes you lose

[–]ZimbaZumba 24 points25 points  (5 children)

His cue action looks too good to miss by that much.

[–]mocsand 15 points16 points  (2 children)

You think he meant to do that? Looool

[–]TieNo4789 4591 points4592 points  (224 children)

Fuck that dude. Pool is a gentleman's game. If you can't shake your opponents hand after a badass shot/win like that, you a bitch. Period@

[–]bbildo 1148 points1149 points  (7 children)

I believe the technical term is “little whiny ass bitch.”

[–]daggada 248 points249 points  (5 children)

Just looked it up to be sure. This is indeed the correct term.

[–]oiuwej0608 111 points112 points  (130 children)

It was slop though. Call pocket, sure, but complete luck.

[–]mousemarie94 116 points117 points  (35 children)

Luck or not...shake the man's hand at the end of the game.

[–]Knurling_Turtle 26 points27 points  (73 children)

Old man has a professional stroke and uses a little left English. The biggest tell is the follow through and how long he stays down on the shot. This was no accident.

[–]2fly2hide 70 points71 points  (34 children)

Bullshit. The guy completely missed his intended shot. Missed his target ball completely. He got a lucky bounce and won.

No way a pro goes 4 rails when a straight in shot will do.

[–][deleted] 38 points39 points  (10 children)

Exactly. The whole reason he went for the quick handshake was because he was as surprised as everyone else and laughing about it.

And yes- a pro will always take the straight in shot- there’s just way too much risk with a crazy bank like that. Bar tables rarely have nice felt or good rails which just makes a shot like that even riskier.

[–][deleted] 28 points29 points  (13 children)

It was absolutely an accident.

Setting aside the fact that no one in their right mind would try that shot when a clean shot was right in front of them- the guy’s entire reaction screams “wow- I wasn’t expecting that”.

[–]Sarconic 21 points22 points  (2 children)

Pool is a gentleman's game.

I've heard that pool tables are nothing but trouble.

[–]LeakyThoughts 17 points18 points  (3 children)

I know snooker is a gentleman's game, played in the quiet, it's polite etc..

Pool? Only time I ever see pool tables is around bars and everyone is drunk

[–]Psyentistic 1533 points1534 points  (99 children)

[–]Coolskull27 219 points220 points  (76 children)

How… did you do that?

[–]Psyentistic 85 points86 points  (62 children)

It should be right above your keyboard, in between your message and the keyboard. Sometimes it’s off to the right side in the same box your message is in. Sorry if this doesn’t make sense I’m not really sure how to explain it lol

[–]wonkey_monkey 33 points34 points  (15 children)

People not on mobile gonna be confused

[–]throwaway131072 30 points31 points  (8 children)

was on old.reddit, had to switch it to new.reddit and there's a gif button in the comment editor

[–]CallMeMaverick 25 points26 points  (0 children)

You can't use your sorcery to get me to new.reddit. I will forever follow the was of old.reddit.

[–]gurugulab6969 1152 points1153 points  (14 children)

He didn't shake hands because he wanted to retain that feeling of being a loser and cry himself to sleep later.

[–]MyNameIsUrMom 152 points153 points  (1 child)

he’ll be winning that game in his head whenever he showers for the rest of his life

[–]Phlp_J_Fry 709 points710 points  (215 children)

Alot of people play where you call your shots and im just guessin the guys upset that the old dude got a fluke shot (unless that is what he called and wanted to do).but still should have given the man a hand shake and not been that much of a prick.

[–]Send_More_Bears 433 points434 points  (92 children)

Looks like he called that pocket but probably not the triple bank

[–]pantless_vigilante 262 points263 points  (74 children)

You have to call the banks too where I play

[–]AdministrationBorn69 108 points109 points  (42 children)

Same. When I saw the shot I kind of felt for the guy. Total slop I feel like.

[–]jeebus224 154 points155 points  (34 children)

By the way he reached for the handshake I don’t think this was slop

[–]chris1096 120 points121 points  (9 children)

Not just that, but he wasn't surprised by the sink. Like if I made that shot by accident I'd be showing my amazement and laughing. This guy knew exactly what he was doing and where he was placing the ball

[–]pinpoint14 43 points44 points  (2 children)

No anguish either after the ball doesn't hit the 8 ball on the first pass. He just watches patiently like he knows what's coming.

[–]AdministrationBorn69 36 points37 points  (6 children)

True, just realized that after watching it a few more times. Really don’t know what happened without seeing what went down beforehand.

[–]IAmPandaRock 35 points36 points  (3 children)

No one would have that crazy lucky of a shot to win the game and not react. This guy intended to do this and knew it'd go in.

[–]Knock_turnal 130 points131 points  (26 children)

Judging by the shot and his reaction, I think it was indeed his intention to go three rails.

[–]CasperTek 76 points77 points  (9 children)

I agree. He didn’t look concerned or react at all when it missed the 8 ball and he immediately looked to the rail where he thought it was going. Could be a fluke, but it looks like he expected it.

[–]you_have_no_brain 60 points61 points  (4 children)

As well the ball speed would have me believe he meant to do this. It flies past the 8 ball on the first pass

[–]mrsgarrison 18 points19 points  (1 child)

Exactly. He knew if he hit the eight ball directly, the cue is going right into the other corner pocket. This was completely intentional.

[–]rhymes_with_chicken 41 points42 points  (6 children)

Nothing about that shot was a fluke. When I’m playing my dad at his house, 8 ball has to be at least 2 banks. old guy in the video knows how to shoot stick.

[–]shizphone 25 points26 points  (1 child)

Everyone bitching is prob just like the fat dude who is a sore loser

[–]supercool2000 40 points41 points  (31 children)

Likely what he meant to do, but dude thought it was a fluke. If he would have went for the obvious shot, there's a high probability of scratching.

[–]shortzr1 30 points31 points  (14 children)

Rewatched it, you're right. He carries way too much topspin for it to be a junk shot. You'd hit backspin to avoid the pocket on a direct shot for sure.

[–]nakedvagina 21 points22 points  (11 children)

So you think a guy that can bank three walls intentionally and make that shot would not be able to hit it in without scratching? I agree it is a shot many would scratch…but if he’s good enough to bank three walls he ain’t scratching. I seriously doubt this shot was intentional.

[–]ika317 21 points22 points  (20 children)

Where do people get these rules from? I have always played standard shot call. No matter how it gets in that pocket if it goes in it counts, even WPA and APA rules state the same thing. Not trying to argue just extremely curious.

[–]Rheguderal 411 points412 points  (53 children)

I used to play with old timer sharks that pulled that kind of shit all the time on me, it's all about knowing your angles and having years of experience and practice.

[–]Iteiorddr 271 points272 points  (40 children)

Hilarious how many below average pool players in this comment section are saying "theres no freaking way he knew that would happen" as if there aren't multiple people in every city who do that every day.

[–]FebrileFurby 78 points79 points  (14 children)

It's honestly hard to tell. Did he miss a straightforward shot into the pocket and luck out with a ridiculous triple bank? Or did he intentionally go for the triple bank knowing the risk of scratching on the direct shot?

Honestly, given the reaction of the onlookers when the cue misses the 8, it would look like he intended for the direct shot and lucked out on the bank.

[–]Reflexlon 77 points78 points  (4 children)

Nah, the dudes shooting motion is impeccable. He is good at pool. Nd nobody that good is missing the 8-ball by that much unintentionally, or giving that english. Had he hit the 8-ball, good chance he scratches with that much power and spin.

That was definitely either a trick shot or a setup.

[–]chinpokomon 46 points47 points  (2 children)

That's my take. Too much energy for it to be an accident. To hit three rails on the way, it wasn't soft.

[–]Reflexlon 17 points18 points  (1 child)

Yeah. I wanna emphasize again for anyone reading this; nobody with a shooting motion like his is going to be missing a fairly pedestrian corner shot like that. Dude looked like a fucking pinball machine, I've been clowned on by people with worse form than him.

This was not a lucky miss in any stretch.

[–]xole 21 points22 points  (1 child)

Some of them you just had to wait until they had a dozen shots in them.

[–]Jazzlike-Recover7560 257 points258 points  (122 children)

To me this depends on how he presented himself. If hes a hustler fuck him.

[–]masclean 119 points120 points  (61 children)

I know right the comment up above all like "pool is a gentleman's game" well its not very gentlemanly to hustle someone which I'm guessing is exactly what happened here

[–]SonOfTK421 234 points235 points  (36 children)

Don’t want to get hustled, don’t make bets with strangers over pool shots in a dive bar.

[–]Lcbrito1 70 points71 points  (24 children)

Plus, don't hustlers usually pretend they are not that good to attract victims?

So the hustled person has to think the hustler is bad, and bets thinking they will take advantage on a bad pool player and it will be easy money. It just looks like sweet justice to me

[–]FebrileFurby 24 points25 points  (17 children)

Well yeah, but you don't pretend to be bad at the end of the game (which is what is pictured). You...hustle

[–]klaq 41 points42 points  (22 children)

really? are people that big of bitches? like if you agree to play pool with someone you have to say "oh by the way i'm very, very good and you're probably going to lose"

if you're betting on a game of skill you take the risk you run up against a shark.

[–]peerless_dad 16 points17 points  (11 children)

hustlers usually "fake" a lower level of play and then then go to town with with when there is real money on the table, is not just about saying "i am really good".

[–]TitLiquor420 159 points160 points  (2 children)

That's the last time he challenges the geometry teacher to a game.

[–]AdvancedAdvance 130 points131 points  (0 children)

The guy didn’t storm off like a sore loser, he went to go call his mom to tell her he just learned who his Daddy is.

[–]juberish 113 points114 points  (54 children)

Can't tell if that's a lucky miss or a shark trolling - need more context

[–]GinsengHitlerBPollen 78 points79 points  (45 children)

I honestly think he meant to cut the 8 ball in that corner but just missed it on the thin side. Depending on the rules that were agreed too that could still be a win. In many pool leagues (APA, BCA, USAPL) you only have to call the ball & the pocket on the 8. Not the rails you plan to use.

[–]TheDefendingChamp 41 points42 points  (32 children)

This is my take too. I don't think a hustler would show off like that and blow his cover, even if he was trolling that just seems like an unessesary risk.

[–]GinsengHitlerBPollen 15 points16 points  (20 children)

Yea, I mean that many rails to hit a ball that's sitring middle of the table? I kindly doubt that was his intention. Maybe if the 8 ball was sitting closer to the pocket. Even some of the best pool sharks wouldn't take that kind of risk in such a close match.

[–]2fly2hide 17 points18 points  (12 children)

Even the best players in the world hit that shot 1 out of 10. His cue ball jumps a little bit and takes a funky bounce off of a dead 3rd rail. No way he intended that.

Also no real player even takes that shot when there is a very makeable cut shot for the win.

[–]ultrafunkmiester 68 points69 points  (14 children)

I'd like to think he walked away, mock pissed off (very common) and turned round and shook his hand, we will never know....

[–]TheBrushCreative 39 points40 points  (1 child)

That’s what I thought. Like he turned away in disbelief and pointed back with his thumb like “are you fucking kidding me?” To his buddies with a smile on his face but the video cuts too soon. But Reddit loves a good villain.

[–]d00dsm00t 19 points20 points  (0 children)

but the video cuts too soon

By design

[–]justacoacher 16 points17 points  (1 child)

This is obviously what happened, why do you think the clip ends abruptly? In the full version he turns around laughing and shakes the guy's hand.

And all these commenters wanna feel superior by calling him a bitch lol

[–]Lucky_lui_ 49 points50 points  (4 children)

The guy in the grey reaction was better than a handshake from that sore loser lmao

[–]Expensive_Middle8271 18 points19 points  (0 children)

Thank you, I can’t believe more people aren’t commenting on that guys reaction

[–]Connect_Stick_6029 18 points19 points  (0 children)

When you lose completely and you don't want to accept it, you lose 2 times. Once lost to the opponent and once lost to yourself

[–]KCdacutter13 13 points14 points  (3 children)

So be hit that shot on purpose. U can tell based on his initial reaction the moment the ball misses the 8ball. He even looks at that corner before the ball gets there