Precision Pool and Billiards

Precision Pool and Billiards

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Precision Pool and Billiards by Kanov, Shari Stauch

Sharpen you strategy and shot-making skills! Precision Pool 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 share their wealth of knowledge and experience, having competed against virtually every top professional pool player in the world. The result—Precision Pool—is the most comprehensive and useful book ever written on pool.

The instruction progresses from essential fundamentals through advanced match strategies, all accompanied by plenty of drills to practice and perfect each new skill and tactic. The text is enhanced with more than 140 diagrams, including 81 high-quality illustrations that provide realistic perspectives of each key shot and game situation.

This easy-to-use book will help you master power breaks, bank shots, and combinations, as well as show you how to use english and make trick shots. Whether you're a weekend player or a seasoned professional, if you're serious about improving your game, Precision Pool is your best shot.

About the Author:

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 3 finishes and championships, including two national team championships as a player/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 Downers Grove, Illinois.

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 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 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780880118972
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
Publication date: 02/28/1999
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.02(h) x 0.64(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Shooter's Checklist

Chapter 2: Aim and Vision

Chapter 3: Cue Ball Control

Chapter 4: Game Breaks

Chapter 5: Critical Shots

Chapter 6: Pattern Plays

Chapter 7: Safety Play

Chapter 8: Match Strategy and Tactics

Chapter 9: Mind-Body Toughness

Chapter 10: Practice Made Fun!

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