Knack Pool & Billiards: Everything You Need to Know to Improve Your Game

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Whether you shoot pool on weekends with friends or play for higher stakes in your local league or in college tournaments, Knack Pool & Billiards is the ultimate guide to improving your game. In a uniquely picture-driven, quick-reference, step-by-step approach, Bruce Barthelette covers all aspects of the sport—from choosing equipment and keeping score to dissecting a variety of games such as Three-cushion Billiards, Straight Pool, and One ...

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Overview

Whether you shoot pool on weekends with friends or play for higher stakes in your local league or in college tournaments, Knack Pool & Billiards is the ultimate guide to improving your game. In a uniquely picture-driven, quick-reference, step-by-step approach, Bruce Barthelette covers all aspects of the sport—from choosing equipment and keeping score to dissecting a variety of games such as Three-cushion Billiards, Straight Pool, and One Pocket. He also offers helpful tips on holding the cue and getting the proper angles.
 
350 full-color photos
Aiming
• Cue Ball Control
Banking & Kicking
Positioning
• Offense & Defense
The Games of 8-Ball & 9-Ball
Practice Drills
• Trick Shots

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“Bruce Barthelette does an excellent job of tackling all aspects of the game, from describing winning strategies to solid defense tactics. The inclusion of current top players’ profiles and colorful stories makes this an engaging read as well.”— Jeanette Lee, “The Black Widow”

“A winner of a book.” —Nick Varner, eight-time world champion

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781599219592
  • Publisher: Globe Pequot Press
  • Publication date: 4/1/2011
  • Series: Knack: Make It easy
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 622,433
  • Product dimensions: 7.76 (w) x 8.46 (h) x 0.58 (d)

Meet the Author

Bruce Barthelette is a professional pool player and is ranked as one of the world’s ten best players in trick shots. He has appeared on ESPN numerous times and has played with leading professionals, including Jeanette Lee, aka “The Black Widow”; Mike Massey, Andy Segal, and Tom Rossman. Bruce and his wife, Ann, have run America’s second-largest pool league, the Connecticut division of the American Poolplayers Association (APA), for more than twenty years. Visit him at brucebarthelette.com.

Eli Burakian is a photographer whose work has appeared in several other Knack books, including Knack Chess for Everyone, Knack Bridge for Everyone, and Knack Kayaking for Everyone. Visit him at burakphotography.com.

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