Byrne's New Standard Book of Pool and Billiards

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1998 - Sports & Recreation - 406 pages
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“The definitive work on pool and billiards” (National Billiard News) by champion player Robert Byrne

 

Now updated throughout and expanded with new material on strategy in eight- and nine-ball, trick shots, and billiard memorabilia,Byrne's New Standard Book of Pool and Billiards is the classic guide to cue games—complete with detailed diagrams and photographs to help improve play at every level. 

 

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All of Robert Byrnes Pool Books are great and this book is no exception. It is great for the novice or experienced Pool player. You can pick up so much from Robert Byrnes instructions and explanations ... Read full review

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One of the most important cue sports instructional works ever published. This is the basic volume that Byrne's other books build on. If you're an advanced player, get it anyway, or you won't be able to follow the cross-references to it in his other books, and I guarantee you will learn something from it, many times, no matter how good you are. If you're a new player, this is probably the #1 book you need for your first 6 to 18 months (depending upon your learning and adaptation speed). 

Contents

Preface
xvii
Introduction
xxiii
Fundamentals 3
xxix
Centerball shots 23
1
A railfirst carom shot 32
12
Mingaud and the discovery
20
Follow stop and deadball shots
31
Draw shots the use of speed and the margin of error 65
44
Player cards 214
162
Onepocket 224
162
THREECUSHION BILLIARDS
162
Twenty ballfirst patterns 251
162
Seventeen railfirst patterns 263
162
Railfirst drawback crosstable 268
162
Twice around from the corner 302
162
Spinout extended 308
162

Throw shots 83
58
Practice methods 103
76
Miscellaneous inside stuff 115
87
Position shot 8fiverail distance
108
An apparently hopeless bunch
111
Three softtouch drills
114
The impossible cut shot
126
Two more sinkintotherail shots
129
The coinop smother shot
135
How to run the table
147
Favorite trick shots 193
153
Glossary 227
159
Playing safe ducking kisses
162
Fifty selected shots from master
162
Backup ticky extended 368
163
The keys to winning nineball
167
Crosstable swing 374
172
Safeties key balls and break
181
Whats the best shot? 385
183
Test positions 386 Answers to Whats the best shot?
206
Indexes
399
314
406
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About the author (1998)

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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