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THIS JAP "FIRST SAW BILLIARDS TWO YEARS AGO;
NOW HE'S TRIMMING 'EM ALL '
Who is the greatest cue ejcpeft
in the world? a
"Kodji Yamada," answer the
experts of the billiard world, in
Yamada took "up billiards two
years ago. So rapidly did he mas
ter the game tliat ,he entered the
18.2 balk line tournament in New
York 'this "'month? "?nd astonished
cue-masters fay finishing third.
He was the only player to de-
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Kodji Yamada making a difficult
feat Willie Hoppe, champion 18.2
player of the world.
One wonders whether Hoppe,
only a few years ago hailed as
the "boy wonder," doesn't feel
his crown trembling upon his
head as he contemplates a match
with Kodji Yamada a year hence.
From Japan to Germany is a
long jump, but Yamada took it
to enter the university of Berlin
as 3 medical student, two years