Pool Techniques and Tricks

Paperback | July 30, 2013

byPierre Morin

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Over 100 tips for playing pool like an expert.

An estimated 49 million Americans participate in cue sports, the most popular being pool, also known as pocket billiards. But for those who want to improve their game -- whether for recreation or competition -- little guidance is available.

Pool Techniques and Tricks fills that gap. It is a comprehensive illustrated guide on how to play pool like a champion. It reveals the secrets of the world's best players and describes how their knowledge of table geometry and physics, along with a few well-guarded "secrets," are key to their success.

The reader is introduced to vocabulary, rules, equipment, basic techniques and various strategies to help master every aspect of this fascinating hobby. Using clear diagrams, photographs and concise explanations, more than 100 professional trick shots are demonstrated. Each trick is rated as to difficulty, and the point of cue-to-ball contact is shown.

The book also contains:

  • An introduction to the history of pool
  • A survey of champions in men's and women's world competition
  • Equipment and accessories
  • Hand and finger positions and using the bridge
  • Geometry of the table and working with ball motion
  • How to analyze and play difficult shots
  • Strategy and competition.

A separate chapter includes rules for all of the cue sports: 8-ball, 9-ball, 10-ball, 14.1, snooker and carambola.

With Pool Techniques and Tricks, anyone can be a pro pool player, recreational or competitive.

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Over 100 tips for playing pool like an expert. An estimated 49 million Americans participate in cue sports, the most popular being pool, also known as pocket billiards. But for those who want to improve their game -- whether for recreation or competition -- little guidance is available. Pool Techniques and Tricks fills that gap...

Pierre Morin was a trial lawyer for 35 years. He began to play pool at a very early age, has participated in many tournaments and has won roughly a hundred. He is the author of four books on the subject. Pierre Morin

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:260 pages, 9.5 × 7.5 × 0.75 inPublished:July 30, 2013Publisher:Firefly BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1554079381

ISBN - 13:9781554079384

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All lovers of pool know who Pierre Morin is, for many years a star and champion of the sport. He has published several books about pool, being the first in the world to write about the subject.... Pool Techniques and Tricks, his latest book, has just been translated into English... Pierre supervised the translation. While he is retired from pool, Pierre Morin is no less interested. He may have lost the desire to compete but he remains as knowledgeable as ever.