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PostPosted: Sat Sep 14, 2013 12:52 pm 
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With the right frame if mind Gabica could have been the 9 ball world champion. It was not to be at least for the moment but he could bounce back strong with the right frame of mind. He made a crucial error in the 11th rack which visibly upset him and lost his momentum and affected his game. He was about to break away from 6-4 to 7-4 and what happened next was the reverse. He was not the only one who made a mistake as his opponent had his own share too. The only problem, Gaga was oozing with confidence and was a near perfectionist the whole time and had no room for error in any given time. But things like that happen even to the very best in the field and he was not able to leave that behind for the better. Next time he will learn from this. After all it's not too late to become a world champion. Remember Django was regarded as the best pool player without a world title after a narrow slip in Cardiff, Wales but he achieved his dream in 2010 when he won the World 9 ball championship in UAE, I think.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 14, 2013 3:06 pm 
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I believe this is the first time he played a world championship final so it is understandable that he wilted under pressure. Next time around, may be on the 2nd or 3rd chance, he'll know how to handle it.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 14, 2013 3:11 pm 
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why 9-Ball World Champion-A-Notch-Below? you can just simply call him bum :biglaugh:


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 14, 2013 4:32 pm 
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You should honor him. He outlasted a lot others who vied for the title and came up short only at the top. Everybody who does not quit is a work in progress. He shouldn't.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2013 10:20 am 
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How I wish Bata is still playing in his level of game during his prime. Nobody in this generation can duplicate that quality of play the world has seen. Nobody has made billiards look so easy bailing himself out even in the most difficult situation. Truly he has transformed billiards as an art of beauty and magic. In truth however, it is an art that is difficult to maintain because it requires a skill that is founded on a sharp mind, eyes and steady hands. With age, the last 2 attributes will slowly desert you and will leave the mind faltering. I wish the young guns like Gabica, Biado, Orcullo, Corteza, De Luna and many others will improve their craft in the mold of the magician. They now have the skills, world class skills. They must pursue the art that made the game popular around the world. That art is uniquely Pinoy style.


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