Minnesota Fats


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Minnesota Fats

(Rudolph Walter Wanderone, Jr., 1903–) world champion billiard player easily recognized by his fleshy physique. [Am. Sports: Misc.]
See: Fatness
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"Let me show you something," said Dave, who pulled out copies of Billiards Digest and a Chicago Tribune special section featuring stories of the legendary pool tournaments held at the "Showbar," also owned by the Jansco family, which was home to pool tournaments featuring the likes of Rudolf Wanderone, also known as Minnesota Fats, and Willie Mosconi.
'MINNESOTA FATS' on Tuesdays in May, from 1 to 2 p.m., in the Lounge at the West Boylston Senior Center, 127 Hartwell St.
He will be joined by Alan McManus, Anthony McGill, Michael Leslie, Scott Donaldson and Fraser Patrick at the tournament in Glasgow's Minnesota Fats and the Lucky Break in Clydebank.
The Hustler, a 1961 sports drama movie tells the story of small-time pool hustler "Fast Eddie" Felson (Paul Newman) and his desire to prove himself the best player in the world by beating legendary pool player "Minnesota Fats" (Jackie Gleason).
She never knew her father, although she had been told that he was the famous billiards player Minnesota Fats. When she was older, she met him and asked about the rumour.
The singer - born as Jamesette Hawkins in Los Angeles - wrote in her 1955 autobiography 'Rage to Survive' that her mother was a scam artist and she never knew who her father was, although she was told that it was billiards player Minnesota Fats.
Fast Eddie (Paul Newman) wins $18,000 playing pool against Minnesota Fats (Jackie Gleason) then loses everything but $200.
Minnesota Fats and Fast Eddy Felson would have had fits.
His bravado causes him to challenge the legendary "Minnesota Fats" to a highstakes match, but he loses in a heartbreaking marathon.
Winner of the World Series of Poker in 1972, he is also renowned for his successful proposition bets, which include hitting a golf ball for a mile across a frozen lake and beating Minnesota Fats in a game of pocket billiards using a broomstick.
Finally in Glasgow at 11.45am there is time for a quick bet on Hammill at 25-1 to net the first goal before a drink and a sing-song at snooker club Minnesota Fats.
What sport was played by the legendary character Rudolph Wanderone, known as Minnesota Fats?

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