Biography of Willie Hoppe (1887-1959)

American pool player, born in Cornwall-on-the-Hudson (New York) on October 11, 1887 and died on 1 February 1959, whose full name was William Frederick Hoppe. Since its debut, in 1906, he participated in fifty-one world championships and broke numerous world records. He was in possession of the world title in the mode trilogue from 1936 until he retired, in 1952.