Omar Vachhani

Omar Vachhani “The Cobra” is a high level local SoCal player.

He can frequently be seen at Hard Times Billiards, Bellflower and I’m sure will make many of the Mezz West State TourΒ stops for Season 3 as well as APA Masters Nationals in Vegas this summer.
I ran into Omar at the Friday Night Cue Time Tournament fall 2015. He caught my eye with his smooth stroke and confident draws. Every shot was so exact, shape was almost a given. I could tell he was a high level player – that game does not come quick, it takes years of practice, patience and dedication.

Omar runs out on me on the regular these days – but not as easily as he used to. I may have picked up a thing or two — even if he swears that #INeverListen. I love the mindset he goes into tournaments with. He confidently struts in knowing he will place — and likely win. And time and time again I’ve seen him do it. There have been the occasional tournaments that I was in longer than he was, but they are far and few between…but there was that one night I managed to split with him. Now that was a good night.

Omar has made some incredible shots — and is the reigning Poolhorse Champion. One handed Poolhall Junkies Shot. Who does that?!

It is my pleasure to share some of the #goodpool I’ve witnessed watching his games.

One of the #epic #safety #battles at the #ujpestsaturdaynighttournament by #omarvachhani @omarvachhani #thecobra 🐍 there were other more #aggressive options, but good #safties #win games. It’s fun to watch #highlevel #poolplayers make each other work. Knowing when to #duck and when to #runout is #key to #levelup your #game. #socalpoolplayers #eightball #speedshots #playsmarternotharder πŸ€‘ #patience

One of the #epic #safety #battles at the #ujpestsaturdaynighttournament by #omarvachhani @omarvachhani #thecobra 🐍 there were other more #aggressive options, but good #safties #win games. It’s fun to watch #highlevel #poolplayers make each other work. Knowing when to #duck and when to #runout is #key to #levelup your #game. #socalpoolplayers #eightball #speedshots #playsmarternotharder πŸ€‘ #patience ...

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#omarvachhani @omarvachhani #thecobra  with a #sweet #jumpshot. He makes it look so easy. #readyaimfire #withshape #hardtimesbellflower #table6 is his #favorite #frontandcenter 
#funtowatch even when I'm his #opponent πŸ˜‚ #happythoughts 
#janesjumps #poolplayers #nineball #themorningafter #lovemenow

#omarvachhani @omarvachhani #thecobra with a #sweet #jumpshot. He makes it look so easy. #readyaimfire #withshape #hardtimesbellflower #table6 is his #favorite #frontandcenter
#funtowatch even when I'm his #opponent πŸ˜‚ #happythoughts
#janesjumps #poolplayers #nineball #themorningafter #lovemenow
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#omarvachhani with #threeinarow ...almost 4, but there were too many balls already in the side pocket 😹
#banksr4stupidpeople #poolplayers #slammin #justplay #california #forthewin πŸ’ͺ🏼 #levelup @omarvachhani #electionnight

#omarvachhani with #threeinarow ...almost 4, but there were too many balls already in the side pocket 😹
#banksr4stupidpeople #poolplayers #slammin #justplay #california #forthewin πŸ’ͺ🏼 #levelup @omarvachhani #electionnight
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Quite a #shot. Cut into a carom to #deflect it to the #sidepocket. #eightball #hecalledit and #nailedit #barbox #divebar saved us from the numerous #dbs in that place. Man their were some #poorsports in there. There was one dude that went from yelling at me,  slow-playing his game and giving me #dirty looks every #chance he got to #inviting us back and trying to #hug us (#ewwwwww) and never taking his eyes off the table. How about the dude that welched on the $10 bet at the end? Who does that? #beatbyagirl #solidout #crybaby 
This is after some dude #cropdusted us at Mr. Luckys and tried to kidnap @lipstickpoolplayer and #ply her with #drinks. #omarvachhani came to the #rescue and #savedher. #myhero 
Now, there were a couple of nice, normal #dudes mixed in, but I tell you, it was a #tough crowd. 
#shutup and #justplay  #gokingsgo!

Quite a #shot. Cut into a carom to #deflect it to the #sidepocket. #eightball #hecalledit and #nailedit #barbox #divebar saved us from the numerous #dbs in that place. Man their were some #poorsports in there. There was one dude that went from yelling at me, slow-playing his game and giving me #dirty looks every #chance he got to #inviting us back and trying to #hug us (#ewwwwww) and never taking his eyes off the table. How about the dude that welched on the $10 bet at the end? Who does that? #beatbyagirl #solidout #crybaby
This is after some dude #cropdusted us at Mr. Luckys and tried to kidnap @lipstickpoolplayer and #ply her with #drinks. #omarvachhani came to the #rescue and #savedher. #myhero
Now, there were a couple of nice, normal #dudes mixed in, but I tell you, it was a #tough crowd.
#shutup and #justplay #gokingsgo!
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#omarvachhani @omarvachhani tworail #bank #bankpool #poolplayers #happyfriday #sofreshandsoclean #billiards  #lovethese #instagood #allin #houseofleaders #levelup #iheartfestival

#omarvachhani @omarvachhani tworail #bank #bankpool #poolplayers #happyfriday #sofreshandsoclean #billiards #lovethese #instagood #allin #houseofleaders #levelup #iheartfestival ...

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#commemorative #cueball from the 2016 #apanationalchampionships #apavegas #mastersdivision #omarvachhani #raminbakhtiari #johnnykang and #brookethomason #weareone #orangecounty @orangecountyapa 
#congrats again and nice #article in the #ocregister this week. #localdudesdonegood. #proud #poolplayers #billiards #eightball #nineball #beastmode #highlevel #goodpool #lifetimeachievement #bucketlist

#commemorative #cueball from the 2016 #apanationalchampionships #apavegas #mastersdivision #omarvachhani #raminbakhtiari #johnnykang and #brookethomason #weareone #orangecounty @orangecountyapa
#congrats again and nice #article in the #ocregister this week. #localdudesdonegood. #proud #poolplayers #billiards #eightball #nineball #beastmode #highlevel #goodpool #lifetimeachievement #bucketlist
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#vilmosfoldes @vilmosfoldes  reppin for #diamondbilliards  in #Fresno #california VS #omarvachhani @omarvachhani #worldchampbarbox #poolplayers #tunein to the #live stream at http://www.mezzweststatetour.com
#billiards #Tenball #hardtimesbellflower #monstermatch #deviltable #janesteam

#vilmosfoldes @vilmosfoldes reppin for #diamondbilliards in #Fresno #california VS #omarvachhani @omarvachhani #worldchampbarbox #poolplayers #tunein to the #live stream at http://www.mezzweststatetour.com
#billiards #Tenball #hardtimesbellflower #monstermatch #deviltable #janesteam
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#omarvachhani @omarvachhani with a #shoestringbank. When the one rail bank just isn't there ..... Reverse English, and #hitithard so the English takes off the second rail and sends it #flying back into the #pocket. This is a #funshot #forsure. #Billiardology #hardtimesbellflower #nineball #handicapped #tournament. I managed to stay on the #winners side for much longer than normal. Left one out of the #money....but I turn into a #pumpkin πŸŽƒ at #midnight on #weeknights .... πŸ••#Cinderella ain't got nothin on me! πŸ‘ #billiards #poolplayers #thecobra #banksr4stupidpeople #happyfriday πŸ‘―πŸ’°πŸŽ±

#omarvachhani @omarvachhani with a #shoestringbank. When the one rail bank just isn't there ..... Reverse English, and #hitithard so the English takes off the second rail and sends it #flying back into the #pocket. This is a #funshot #forsure. #Billiardology #hardtimesbellflower #nineball #handicapped #tournament. I managed to stay on the #winners side for much longer than normal. Left one out of the #money....but I turn into a #pumpkin πŸŽƒ at #midnight on #weeknights .... πŸ••#Cinderella ain't got nothin on me! πŸ‘ #billiards #poolplayers #thecobra #banksr4stupidpeople #happyfriday πŸ‘―πŸ’°πŸŽ± ...

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Such an #amazingmoment for these guys. They worked so hard to #win the whole damn thing. This is that #moment. The #glory. This is what #winning the #apamasters2016 looked like. It isn't the money. $10k isn't actually a lot for a #highlevel sport tournament. But the #recognition of being the best in the country. Out of 192 teams - and about 2000 players that competed through the year, these guys #proved they are the #best! #congrats! #Poolplayers #apavegas #eightball #nineball #bestinclass #trophies #orangecountyapa #california #omarvachhani #johnnykang #raminbakhtiari #brookthomason @brookleb @omarvachhani @orangecountyapa #weareone #soproud #lifetimeachievement

Such an #amazingmoment for these guys. They worked so hard to #win the whole damn thing. This is that #moment. The #glory. This is what #winning the #apamasters2016 looked like. It isn't the money. $10k isn't actually a lot for a #highlevel sport tournament. But the #recognition of being the best in the country. Out of 192 teams - and about 2000 players that competed through the year, these guys #proved they are the #best! #congrats! #Poolplayers #apavegas #eightball #nineball #bestinclass #trophies #orangecountyapa #california #omarvachhani #johnnykang #raminbakhtiari #brookthomason @brookleb @omarvachhani @orangecountyapa #weareone #soproud #lifetimeachievement ...

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Ok ok. Last one. #vivalasvegas #apavegas #apanationals2016 
#omarvachhani and team winning #apamasters2016 was pretty #awesome. Meeting the #strikingViking? And having #maxeberle recognize me? #priceless 
Yes. This was the best #dollar I've ever taken. I think it needs a frame 😜
#poolcation #girlsthatplaypool #poolplayers #ridiculouslyfun ...and now back to our regularly scheduled programming. #happyfriday and #happyhunting out there this weekend!!

Ok ok. Last one. #vivalasvegas #apavegas #apanationals2016
#omarvachhani and team winning #apamasters2016 was pretty #awesome. Meeting the #strikingViking? And having #maxeberle recognize me? #priceless
Yes. This was the best #dollar I've ever taken. I think it needs a frame 😜
#poolcation #girlsthatplaypool #poolplayers #ridiculouslyfun ...and now back to our regularly scheduled programming. #happyfriday and #happyhunting out there this weekend!!
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#omarvachhani @omarvachhani #theCobra made this #fast #bank at #apavegas #snappy #highlevel #masters #weareone #2016masterschampions πŸŽ±πŸ‘―πŸ’°

#omarvachhani @omarvachhani #theCobra made this #fast #bank at #apavegas #snappy #highlevel #masters #weareone #2016masterschampions πŸŽ±πŸ‘―πŸ’° ...

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#omarvachhani @omarvachhani on the #bigtv above the #championship arena in the #pavillion. #apamasters2016 #apavegas #beastmodeon #winning #2016apamasterschampions 
#eightball #nineball #goldencuetv

#omarvachhani @omarvachhani on the #bigtv above the #championship arena in the #pavillion. #apamasters2016 #apavegas #beastmodeon #winning #2016apamasterschampions
#eightball #nineball #goldencuetv
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My biggest accomplishment in pool. 2016 APA National  Masters Team Champions. #omarvachhani #raminbhaktiari #johnnykang #nationalchamps #APAvegas2016

My biggest accomplishment in pool. 2016 APA National Masters Team Champions. #omarvachhani #raminbhaktiari #johnnykang #nationalchamps #APAvegas2016 ...

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#OmarVachhani #JohnnyKang
and #RaminBakhtiari won the #APAMasters2016 #championships #highleveltournament #undefeated #congrats!! #woooohoooo #OrangeCounty πŸ‘ŠπŸ‘―πŸ’—πŸŽ± #APAleague #PoolPlayers #apavegas
#won $10K. πŸ’°πŸ’°πŸ’°
#awesome #Poolaholics #poolhalljunkies #FYEAH #janesteam #goplaypool @goplaypool #thatjusthappened #thepoolworld #kingsofAPA #goldencuetv

#OmarVachhani #JohnnyKang
and #RaminBakhtiari won the #APAMasters2016 #championships #highleveltournament #undefeated #congrats!! #woooohoooo #OrangeCounty πŸ‘ŠπŸ‘―πŸ’—πŸŽ± #APAleague #PoolPlayers #apavegas
#won $10K. πŸ’°πŸ’°πŸ’°
#awesome #Poolaholics #poolhalljunkies #FYEAH #janesteam #goplaypool @goplaypool #thatjusthappened #thepoolworld #kingsofAPA #goldencuetv
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#OmarVachhani #JohnnyKang
and #RaminBakhtiari in the #APAMasters2016 #finals
Watch the live stream at 1 American Poolplayers Association - APA

Www.poolplayers.com/live

#woooohoooo #letsgo #OrangeCounty #APAleague #PoolPlayers 
Playing for $10K. 
They haven't lost a match yet. Johnny is 8-8. 
Some #amazing players and games!! #Tune in and support the #team!! #awesome #Poolaholics #poolhalljunkies #FYEAH #janesteam #goplaypool @goplaypool #goldencuetv

#OmarVachhani #JohnnyKang
and #RaminBakhtiari in the #APAMasters2016 #finals
Watch the live stream at 1 American Poolplayers Association - APA

Www.poolplayers.com/live

#woooohoooo #letsgo #OrangeCounty #APAleague #PoolPlayers
Playing for $10K.
They haven't lost a match yet. Johnny is 8-8.
Some #amazing players and games!! #Tune in and support the #team!! #awesome #Poolaholics #poolhalljunkies #FYEAH #janesteam #goplaypool @goplaypool #goldencuetv
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#omarvachhani @omarvachhani playing the #hillhill match for #longbeach vs #sandiego at the #westcoastchallenge 
He #brokeandran this rack with some beautiful #shots to #getout. #whatawaytowin #waitalldaytoplay #pressuregame #alleyesonyou #sic #eightball #bnr #highleveltournament #poolplayers #poolaholics 
Looking forward to the #Calcutta with these folks tonight!

#omarvachhani @omarvachhani playing the #hillhill match for #longbeach vs #sandiego at the #westcoastchallenge
He #brokeandran this rack with some beautiful #shots to #getout. #whatawaytowin #waitalldaytoplay #pressuregame #alleyesonyou #sic #eightball #bnr #highleveltournament #poolplayers #poolaholics
Looking forward to the #Calcutta with these folks tonight!
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#dannykstournament 
#omarvachhani and #Bumps getting out on these low #bigboytables. #longraces #singleelim #goodfood #greatatmosphere and the #acworks!! πŸ’—πŸ‘―πŸ˜Ž
Both won their matches and play eachother next πŸ‘Š
#Nineball #billiards #Poolplayers

#dannykstournament
#omarvachhani and #Bumps getting out on these low #bigboytables. #longraces #singleelim #goodfood #greatatmosphere and the #acworks!! πŸ’—πŸ‘―πŸ˜Ž
Both won their matches and play eachother next πŸ‘Š
#Nineball #billiards #Poolplayers
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@omarvachhani #omarvachhani 
Got a new #eddiecohen @zirroe cue. #coldfire. Checking the #beautiful work and sharp #points. Ivory joint. Just #superb. Plays well too. #checkitout 
#notjustanotherprettyface #poolhalljunkies #poolaholics #poolplayers #billiards #gear #arsenal #customcue #elegant 😍

@omarvachhani #omarvachhani
Got a new #eddiecohen @zirroe cue. #coldfire. Checking the #beautiful work and sharp #points. Ivory joint. Just #superb. Plays well too. #checkitout
#notjustanotherprettyface #poolhalljunkies #poolaholics #poolplayers #billiards #gear #arsenal #customcue #elegant 😍
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#OmarVachhani @omarvachhani 
#bigbreak #slomo #funtowatch them #fly it's all happening #sofast. It took me forever to see the #third ball that #dropped. 
#goodshooting πŸŽ―πŸ‘ŠπŸ‘€
#billiards #poolgoals #strokeit #pop #poolaholics #poolplayers #poolhalljunkies #goldencuetournament

#OmarVachhani @omarvachhani
#bigbreak #slomo #funtowatch them #fly it's all happening #sofast. It took me forever to see the #third ball that #dropped.
#goodshooting πŸŽ―πŸ‘ŠπŸ‘€
#billiards #poolgoals #strokeit #pop #poolaholics #poolplayers #poolhalljunkies #goldencuetournament
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#omarvachhani @omarvachhani #kingofthehill #poolhorse #winner #poolhalljunkieshot #poolhalljunkies #billiards #poolplayers #poolaholics #trickshot #tricks #onehanded #whistling #likeitwasnothin #tooeasy 😜

#omarvachhani @omarvachhani #kingofthehill #poolhorse #winner #poolhalljunkieshot #poolhalljunkies #billiards #poolplayers #poolaholics #trickshot #tricks #onehanded #whistling #likeitwasnothin #tooeasy 😜 ...

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