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Kinrey Matsuyama

Post  tungduong_9102 on 31st January 2011, 09:26

Kinrey Matsuyama[1] (松山 金嶺, Matsuyama Kinrei?, died on December 20, 1953) was a Japanese billiards player. A Time article from 1952 referred to Matsuyama as a Japanese Willie Hoppe. By 1952 Matsuyama's last visit to the United States was in 1936. Matsuyama coached Masako Katsura.[2] Matsuyama died on December 20, 1953 from a heart ailment.[3] Matsuyama had had plans to move to Honolulu with his family, become an American citizen, and purchase a billiard parlor. His eldest son, Hideo, 18, was attending a San Francisco high school at the time. Matsuyama was said to have taught all of Japan's top players, among whom Katsura was his star pupil.[4]

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