Rise Of The Machine

The Rise Of The Machine --

Raed “The Machine” Shabib



Sunday, February 16th, 2020 -- Patrick Sampey here, covering the pool world from Florida, getting these interviews with some of the players in the game. In this feature article, we at SPM cover the “Rise Of The Machine,” as Raed “The Machine” Shabib joins the ranks of so many pool legends of the past.


“What’s your background in the game? How did you get started?” I ask, as we begin.


“I’ve been playing a long time, about 15 years, and I found I have a lot of skills, and you know, I used to play in the many of events in Iraq and then I moved to the United States in 2013. I started playing in the big events everywhere around the United States. Last year I flew to China, to play in the Chinese Open Eight Ball World Masters. So, I've had a good experience with the game. I always try to upgrade myself, my game,” Shabib tells me.