Pool and Billiards For Dummies

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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 your very own poolroom.

  • Gearing up — ...
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Overview

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 your very own poolroom.

  • Gearing up — find, buy, and maintain the cue that's best for you and accessorize your game with chalk, racks, lights, and triangles
  • Get schooled on the fundamentals of pool — find out how to build a solid stance; get a feel for aiming; and create a dependable, consistent stroke
  • Control the cue ball — discover how to control the movement of the cue ball to make stop shots and incorporate topspin, backspin, and sidespin
  • Take your best shot — follow instructions on tackling common shots, eyeing combinations, and playing offensively and defensively
  • Oh, the games you'll play — get the rules and strategies for playing 8-ball, 9-ball, multiplayer games, and professionals' games

Open the book and find:

  • The differences between pool and billiards
  • Game-winning strategies no matter what version of the game is played
  • Helpful diagrams and photos
  • Drills for all skills
  • Games to measure your progress
  • The etiquette of pool
  • Coverage of the Ghost Ball System
  • The secrets of creating a powerful break shot
  • Tips on finding the right cue for you

Learn to:

  • Play by the rules and develop game-winning strategies for the most popular games
  • Hold the stick correctly and hit the cue ball properly
  • Play like a champion regardless of your experience
  • Perform trick shots to amaze your friends
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470565537
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 3/8/2010
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 303,681
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.90 (d)

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