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Pool Player's Edge [NOOK Book]

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Pool Player's Edge will help you master the tactics and techniques to excel in the four most popular forms of the game: 9-ball, 8-Ball, straight pool, and one pocket. Gerry "The Ghost" Kanov and Shari "The Shark" Stauch teach the fine points to make power breaks, bank shots, and combinations, and show how to use english to make trick shots.
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Overview

Pool Player's Edge will help you master the tactics and techniques to excel in the four most popular forms of the game: 9-ball, 8-Ball, straight pool, and one pocket. Gerry "The Ghost" Kanov and Shari "The Shark" Stauch teach the fine points to make power breaks, bank shots, and combinations, and show how to use english to make trick shots.
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What People Are Saying

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""For anyone serious about pool, Shari and Gerry have created the ultimate reference. Pool Player's Edge will teach you advanced techniques and tactics that will help you outplay and out-think your opponents.""

Loree Jon Jones
Professional pool player
8-Time World Champion and BCA 2002 Hall of Fame inductee

""I highly recommend this book to anyone who is ready to take their game to the next level. Not only are Shari and Gerry knowledgeable about the game itself, but they also do a great job explaining it to the reader. It's definitively a winner.""

Ewa Mataya Laurance
Professional pool player
Multiple world and U.S. tournament champion and president of the Women's Pro Billiard Tour

""Stauch's and Kanov's combined 50-plus years of experience playing, teaching, and writing about the sport allow them to offer advanced insights you just won't find in other pool instruction books. Pool Player's Edge will help any player take their personal game to the next level.""

Harold Simonsen
Pool & Billiard Magazine publisher

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780736099523
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
  • Publication date: 11/24/2010
  • Series: 2
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 515,090
  • File size: 8 MB

Meet the Author

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Gerry ""The Ghost"" Kanov and Shari ""The Shark"" Stauch combine an unprecedented wealth of professional pool experience and talent to create this book. Both are staff members of Pool & Billiard Magazine, the top publication for the sport. They have played and worked with virtually every top professional pool player and instructor in the world.

Kanov has been playing professional and amateur pool since 1968. He has dozens of local and national top-three finishes and championships, including two national team championships as a player or coach. He is an instructional editor and technical advisor for Pool & Billiard Magazine and writes the ""Ghost"" column.

Kanov also is a touring professional on the Camel Pro Billiard series and a coach for several top players. He also has a screen credit: He portrayed a referee in the motion picture The Color of Money. Kanov lives in Gallatin, Tennessee.

Stauch has been on the Women's Pro Billiard Tour since 1980. She has been consistently ranked in the top 32 and is a former Illinois and Wisconsin state 9-Ball champion. She is the owner and executive editor of Pool & Billiard Magazine and has performed dozens of exhibitions for a variety of clients, such as ESPN, ESPN2, and Gordon's Gin and Vodka.

Stauch is the founding president of the Billiard Education Foundation, which conducts youth billiard national championships and provides scholarships. She serves as the treasurer on the Women's Professional Billiard Association (WPBA) board of directors and as the public relations director of the World Confederation of Billiard Sports, an international federation that succeeded in getting pool recognized as an official Olympic sport for the 2000 Games. Stauch was also involved with The Color of Money, serving as a consultant. She lives in Summerville, South Carolina.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Pt. I Becoming a Player
1 The Essentials 3
2 Perfecting Your Aim 25
3 Top-Shelf Shots 53
4 Mapping the Table 75
5 Mastering the Mind Game 105
Pt. II Expert 8-Ball
6 8-Ball Openers 125
7 Mid-Game Strategy 141
8 End Game Excellence 157
Pt. III Top-Notch 9-Ball
9 9-Ball Openers 169
10 Winning Moves 183
11 Table-Closing Tactics 199
Index 211
About the Authors 217
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  • Posted November 12, 2010

    The Only Book on Pool You'll Need

    There are books on pool, AND THERE ARE BOOKS ON POOL. This second edition of the Pool Player's Edge is the only book you'll need.

    I'm talking whether you're just beginning and need some tips or you've been at it a while and want to go to the next level. Gerry and Shari, both pro players themselves, know how to give you the information in an easy-to-understand fashion with lots of diagrams that spell it out. What I found the most helpful was the section on "How the Pros Practice," a culmination of wisdom from the pros we all watch on TV. And I loved all the photos of the big players!

    But it's not just technical information that stocks this book -- it's also information about the mental aspect of the game. I loved it!

    If you're looking for ONE book that'll cover it all, this is the one.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 16, 2010

    All the things you never knew you didn't know

    I've been a casual pool player for years and always assumed I had the basics down pat. Then I picked up this book out of idle curiosity while waiting on someone in the bookstore and discovered I didn't know a thing about the game. While reading the very first page, I realized that my stance was wrong and that I needed to consider foot placement, whether to bend my legs, how far to lean over, and several other factors that I'd never given the slightest thought to. Far from making it seem complicated, though, the authors made it seem clear, simple and obvious. I flipped through the first few chapters while still in the bookstore, bought the book, and went straight to a local pool hall, where the tips in those few chapters improved my game tremendously from the first shot. Since then, I've worked my way about halfway through the book and haven't lost a game in the two weeks since I bought it, even to the guys who beat me on a regular basis before. There are a lot of professional players out there who can play a brilliant game, but it's rare to find one (let alone two) who can pass that knowledge on to you in a manner that's so easy to understand and apply. Highly recommended.

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