Byrne's Complete Book of Pool Shots: 350 Moves Every Player Should Know

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2003 - Sports & Recreation - 356 pages
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A comprehensive shot-by-shot instructional guide from billiards expert Robert Byrne

 

Ranging from tickys and double-kisses to jump shots and diamond systems,Byrne's Complete Book of Pool Shots takes players on an accelerated trip from pool kindergarten to graduate school. Players of every skill level will find ways to improve their game and get ahead of their opponents with 350 of Byrne's clever and intricately diagrammed moves—many of which are outlined here for the first time by one of the game's most masterful players and teachers.

 

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Contents

The frozen spot shot
268
Lots of luck
269
POCKET POINTS
271
Point the way
273
Kiss back off the point
274
A challenge shot
275
An accidental discovery
276
Escaping corner hooks
277
Around the tablel
304
Around the tableII
305
Around the table111
306
Opposite threel
307
Opposite threell
308
Opposite threeIll
309
End rail firstl
310
End rail firstll
311

Two 2point shots
278
A kissback dream bank
279
MASSES
281
The geometry of masse shots
283
Degrees of elevation
284
Two swerves
285
Threestep aiming
286
Three practice shots
287
Two practical masses
288
Inside forced masse
289
Outside forced masse
290
Reverse position
291
Swerve position
292
Uturn position
293
Uturn extended
294
Masse draw
295
Frozen masse
296
Frozen rail swerve
297
Kissback masse
298
The push curve
299
Backward position
300
SYSTEMS
301
End rail firstIll
312
SELECTED SECRETS
313
English and distance
315
Two clearance shots
316
A clearance bank
317
Interference system
318
Aggressive defensel
319
Aggressive defensell
320
Defensive offensel
321
Defensive offensell
322
Winning options
323
A sneaky ploy
324
Safe or sorry
325
Choice of position
326
Creating a break ball
327
InsuranceI
329
Run around or back around
330
Time shotl
331
Timeshotll
332
Appendix The Culture of the Game
333
Index
353
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About the author (2003)

Robert Byrne has won numerous tournaments including the National Senior and National Amateur tournaments in three-cushion billiards. Named best billiard writer" by Billiards Digest, his books and videos on pool have sold nearly a million copies. Inducted into the Billiard Congress of America's Hall of Fame in 2000, he lives in Dubuque, Iowa.

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