The Legends of "Buster"

Charles "Pecan" Thompson, one of the great Chicago Pool players, started a series of remembrances of the America's best known player, Carl "Buster" Smith, who for half a century ruled the land on both Pool and International Checkers boards.

This is not a complete story yet - as people remember Charles is going to put the memory down. He emails them to a list of checkers players, hoping to spark their memories as well.

It is with his permission we record these memories for posterity here....

The "Pecan Man"

1993 Chicago
"Reader" Article
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5
Part 6
Part 7


Local Dude

"Buster" Meets the "Headchopper"

Detroit's Big Guns Rides into Chicago

"Buster" Slips In To New York

Jerry of Memphis

"Buster" Falls to a Lowly Club Member

"Buster" Plays the Lady!

"Buster" vs. Owens
"Buster" Plays Kaplan
"Buster" is Back!
The Last Legend

Friends this was the last in a series of my remembrances- The Legends of "Buster," I only hope that you have enjoyed reading them as much as I have enjoyed sharing them with you. 

Thanks again for your interest and attention.  "Pecan"