Byrne's Treasury of Trick Shots in Pool and Billiards

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Skyhorse Publishing Inc., 2012 - Sports & Recreation - 292 pages
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Fully illustrated with hundreds of drawings depicting nearly three hundred and fifty mind-boggling trick shots, Byrne’s Treasury of Trick Shots in Pool and Billiards will teach you everything from the basic "butterfly formation” to the most difficult and impressive shots. Robert Byrne has scoured classic sources from the past two hundred years as well as his own personal experience and contacts to bring you the most comprehensive book on the subject. Historical anecdotes and context about the origin of each shot accompany the explanations, making for fascinating reading for anyone--from the most inexperienced amateur to the most seasoned expert.

Whatever your skills and strengths, pool and billiards master Byrne will teach you the best in trick shots. In hardcover for the first time in nearly thirty years, topics include:

Classic shots and variations
The wisdom of the ancients, inner secrets, and Byrne’s personal favorites
Novelty shots and easy-to-do tricks
Stymies, puzzles, and clusters
Tube and jump shots
Stroke, time, and kiss shots
Draw, follow, and mass shots
Showstoppers and more!

Byrne’s Treasury of Trick Shots in Pool and Billiards is the definitive guide to the best trick shots that the world’s masters have to offer.
 

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Contents

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS vii
Ten Classic Shots 3
Ten Classic Variations 15
The delayed machine gun 16 The stymie football shot 21
Almost as Easy 59
Stymies Puzzles and Clusters 73
Jewetts clearance shot 77 A littleknown threeball cluster 84
Novelty Shots 87
The Great and the Near Great 169
The purse snatcher 175
Stroke Shots 183
Hot Lips and Magic Fingers 195
A sweeping curveball 201
The eightball shot 206
BILLIARDS
Charlie Petersons topple shot 223

The tantalizing tennis balls 89 The balltray rebound 94
The submarine 102
Shots with One Ball lll
Jump Shots 123
The twoball stack shot 129
Choice Inner Secrets 137
Calling a racked ball 143
Ivor Bransford rings the bell 156
Tworail showoff shot 161
Time Shots 233
Crosstable rendezvous 239
Joe Plazonjas shot 246
N Lederers shot 257
Draw Shots 263
Follow Shots 271
Massť Shots 283
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Robert Byrne is the bestselling author of more than fifteen books, including seven books on pool and billiards. His books and videos on pool have sold nearly a million copies. He was inducted into the Billiard Congress of America's Hall of Fame in 2001.

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