Pool and Billiards For Dummies

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John Wiley & Sons, Mar 8, 2010 - Sports & Recreation - 384 pages

Practical, step-by-step tips for players of all levels

From Snooker to Carom to good-old-fashioned 8- or 9-Ball, Pool & Billiards For Dummies reveals the tips, tricks, and rules of play, covering the variety of the ever-popular games that make up pool and billiards. This hands-on guide discusses everything from the rules and strategies of the games to how to set up a pool room to choosing the right equipment, and is accompanied by dozens of photos and line drawings.

  • See how hard to hit the cue ball and where to hit it, the angle to hold the cue stick and how much chalk to use, how to use a bridge, and how to put spin on the ball
  • Includes advanced pool techniques and trick shots for the seasoned pool sharp

With Pool & Billiards For Dummies, even a novice can play like a champion!

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
The Part of Tens 337
4
Fundamentals of Pool 7
9
Getting Down Building a Solid Stance
21
On Target The Science and Feel of Aiming
45
Fundamentals of Pool 7
54
Aiming with Parallel Lines 51 From Thin to Full Aiming with the Fractional Ball System 53 Chapter 5 Hit It Creating a Solid Stroke
57
Playing Nice The Etiquette of the Game
69
ShotmakingTackling the Most Frequent Situations
169
Eying Combinations Making Shots with Multiple Balls
183
Billiards and Caroms Finding
199
Banks and Kicks Making the Most of the Rails
217
Opening Shots The Rack and the Break 135 Chapter 12 Thinking Ahead Position and Pattern Play 155 Chapter 13 Shotmaking Tackling the Most Fr...
235
The Games Youll Play
245
9Ball The Hustlers Game
267
9Ball The Hustlers Game 267 Chapter 20 Pools Many Other Games
283

Controlling the Cue Ball
77
Getting Control and Stopping the Cue Ball 79 Chapter 8 Aim High Incorporating Follow
93
Using Draw Putting Backspin on the Cue Ball
105
The English Effect Using Sidespin on the Cue Ball
117
Using Draw Putting Backspin on the Cue Ball 105 Chapter 10 The English Effect Using Sidespin on the Cue Ball 117 Part III Taking Your Shots
133
Opening Shots The Rack and the Break
135
Thinking Ahead Position and Pattern Play
155
Gearing Up
301
Pool Is Mental Winning the Head Games
315
Pool Is Mental Winning the Head Games 315 Chapter 23 Drilling It Home Practice Techniques
325
The Part of Tens
337
Mastering Ten Trick Shots 339 Chapter 25 Overcoming Ten or So Common Problems
349
Index
355
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About the author (2010)

Nicholas Leider is Managing Editor of Billiards Digest magazine, for which he continues to write extensively on billiards play and game strategy.

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