The Straight Pool Bible: Personal Instruction from a World Champion

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Globe Pequot, 2000 - Games - 170 pages
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According to the Billiards Congress of America, straight pool is generally considered to be "the game that provides the greatest all-around test of complete pocket-billiard playing skill".

In "The Straight Pool Bible", Cranfield teaches the tips and tactics he's cultivated over decades of experience: how to minimize cue ball movement, setting up the best possible break shot, knowing when to play safety, and how to handle the pressure of competition.

  

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I bought this book so that I could be "one up" with the person that I was dating. I read up on the different pool strategies and showered him with my knowledge. He was very impressed..now I just need to take the information to the pool table. All in all, great book! ... Read full review

Contents

Equipment
3
Learning to Learn
9
Pocketing Balls
13
English
25
Minimizing Cue Ball Movement
47
Managing the Frame
67
Break Shots
93
Safety Play
123
Ckapter 9 Bank Shots in Straight Pool
149
Mental Approach
157
Competing
161
Acknowledgments
167
About tke Autkors
168
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About the author (2000)

Cranfield is one of only forty-one inductees to the Billiards Congress of America's Hall of Fame and is the only player in the history of the sport to win the National Junior, National Amateur, and World Professional Pocket Billiard Titles.

Laurence S. Moy is a partner in a law firm, a former college pool champion, and an accomplished pool player. He lives in New York City.

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