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Poker Pro, Anthony Pirone To Play Efren Reyes

October 30th & 31st

The Broken Rack / 6005 Shellmound St. #160, Emeryville, CA

Live Stream:

The cues are clashing away on this final day at the 37th Annual U.S. Open, in Virgina Beach, who’s remaining 4 players will battle it out on Accu-Stats’ live stream all day today! 

Alex Pagulayan  / Shane Van Boening / Dennis Orcullo / Efren ‘Bata’ Reyes

Meanwhile on the West Coast, Emeryville’s Broken Rack Sports Bar and Pool-hall is getting ready to host a 2-day event, featuring a One-Pocket Match between 1 of the 4 remaining U.S. Open players, Efren Reyes and  Poker Pro/Pool Player Anthony Pirone.  “I been a pool-player since the age of 10 and I’ve never quit…” says Anthony,  “In addition to year-round play, I generally take 3 or 4 months of every year to seriously focus on the game, which includes playing world class champions like Francisco Bustamante, Scott Frost, Jose Parica, Efren Reyes and others. I like to think of these sessions as very important lessons of the sport.”  

With, Reyes being heavily favored in this even game of One-Pocket, Tony ‘Piranha’ Pirone should serve to remind those who have the luxury, of what its like to ‘step-up’ and play the game for reasons other than winning. Tony states, “Efren is the greatest pool player of all time and even now at about 60 years old is one of the top 2 or 3 one-pocket players in the world.  He’s one of my idols and I am absolutely thrilled and honered to play him.  I have no delusions of winning at all but it should be a competitive game if I play well.” 

Hopefully for Tony, Efren will arrive in Emeryville with a ‘rotation stroke’ for the first few hours, who has fought his way to the final 4 players of the U.S. Open 9-Ball event. Once finished, Efren will fly to Los Angeles and head to Bellflower’s, Hard Times Billiards venue for 2 days of One-Pocket tune-up; then it’s off to Northern California on Tuesday morning for the match with Pirone. 

Thankfully, the staff at The Broken Rack will accomodate POV Pool with the space and internet connection for the live stream of this action for the entire event. POV Pool would like to thank, The Broken Rack staff, Rex Goulet, Alex Bradley, Tony Torres, Anthony Pirone and Efren Reyes for all of their help in making this event possible.

Spectators Welcome / ALSO FREE 

WHAT: Efren Reyes VS Anthony Pirone

WHEN: October 30th / 31st  @ 12pm – 8pm  PST

WHERE: The Broken Rack6005 Shellmound St, #160 / Emeryville, CA  / 94608  / 510.652.9808


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TONIGHT: POV Pool Streaming “The Pool Gods Play!”

Oct 9th, 2012 –  Hard Times Billiards, Bellflower, CA 

Streaming live tonight on POV Pool!

As the pressure mounts for players getting ready to play at the Chuck Markulis event in Sacramento later this week, POV Pool and Truman Wolfolk have arranged to bring you last minute production! Shane Van Boening, Efren Reyes, Ronnie Alcano and Santos Sambajon Jr. have all agreed to play a mini tournament with added money on our live stream for one night only. The stream will begin at 5PM PST with a 3 hour long ‘Pre-Game, Warmup” followed by the tournament scheduled for 8PM PST. 

Additional details on this event will unfold in ‘REAL TIME’ during the ‘Pre-Game, Warmup”, but we are sure to see some outstanding pool played by these 4 giants in an action arena like Hard Times Billiards! 

 Spectators can go to Hard Times and watch the event for free at the venue. There will be a Pay Per View portion of the POV Pool stream later in the evening as the action heats up. 

Please join POV Pool & Truman Wolfolk on the live stream this evening. 

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