"Amarillo Slim" Preston

"Even after he became poker famous, Slim would still match up and gamble high at pool. He would, of course, still demand the nuts before he would put a cue together. In order to get Slim down for some serious money, Efren Reyes had to spot him 15 to 5 playing One pocket. The always glib Slim spouted some of the all-time greatest country-boy lines. My personal favorite was, "I like you, boy. But I'll put a rattlesnake in your pocket and ask you for a match." - Freddy the Beard, The Encyclopedia of Pool Hustlers