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Untold Stories: Mosconi Made World Debut by Weird Fluke
Mosconi remembered Minneapolis was cold as hell, although he apparently warmed up quick, as an early barrage of 85 put his first opponent in a near coma. It also gave Mosconi the high-run record for almost the entire event. Willie always played fast - terribly, terribly fast - and until then had found relatively little use for careful strategy. He was too skilled a shot-maker, too preternaturally talented, to bother much with finesse. His quick high-runs dazzled reporters, who then began commenting on the rapidity of Willie's play, the briefness of his matches, how the Young Turk seemed to "prance" about the balls.
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