Quick-Start Guide to Pocket Billiards
McGraw Hill Professional, Nov 1, 2003 - Sports & Recreation - 176 pages
The secrets of billiards--taught by two of its greatest players Pool legend Steve Mizerak has teamed up with Ewa Mataya Laurance, the "Striking Viking," to write A Quick-Start Guide to Pocket Billiards, an essential resource for players of all levels to learn the skills required to attain proficiency at the game and then take their games to the next level. In clear, step-by-step instructions and friendly language, it teaches readers how to: Think like a pro Select and hold the perfect cue Sink balls Analyze and set up shots Play the offensive in a game
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