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"Play Your Best 9 & 10 Ball” by Phil Capelle is a complete textbook on 9 and 10-ball strategies. This book is recommended by some of the best known people in the pool and billiards industry. This spiral bound book includes 120 lessons on 10 ball, 230 plus illustrations of the pros. 70 black cue ball patterns from pro 10 Ball as well as over 100 key position routes and so much more.
There are literally millions of different shots that can come up when you're playing pool, but the reality is that they're all derived from the 99 shots listed in this book. Written by legendary pool player Ray "Cool Cat" Martin, the book was originally published in 1977, but almost 30 years later it continues to be one of the most important books for pool player who want to elevate their game. Simply put, it is a must read.
"Play Your Best Pool: Secrets to Winning 8-Ball & 9-Ball” by Phil Capelle is a complete textbook on 8-ball and 9-ball strategies. This book is recommended by some of the best known people in the pool and billiards industry, including #1 Ranked WPBA Pool Player Allison Fisher.
Are you new to the game of pool or just getting started? If so, this is absolutely the book for you. Written by one of the true legends of the game, Arthur "Babe" Cranfield takes you through all the basics of pool. This book goes beyond fundamentals though, as it talks about both playing and how to find the best equipment for you. Learn More
Pool's #1 instructional author is back with his latest book, Play Your Best Eight Ball. This book is over 450 pages and it includes 535 diagrams of pool shots, over 100 examples taken from the pros and much more.
From the author of "Play Your Best Pool," Phil Capelle has broken down the game of pool into this extremely useful reference guide. “A Mind for Pool: How to Master the Mental Game” covers the non-physical elements of the game. The book covers such topics as the psychology of competitive playing and overcoming nerves, learning to focus and handling bad breaks. But the book goes even further to discuss how to handicap a game, negotiate a game and how to evaluate spots.
Best selling author, Hall of Famer and master teacher Robert Byrne presents his most impressive effort yet: an exhaustive compendium of more than 350 pool shots that will take its place among the game's classic instructional books.
Take your game to the next level and beyond with Capelle's Practicing Pool. From the author of the bestselling classic "Play Your Best Pool" comes Phil Capelle's latest book. Featuring a special "Fast Start" section for new players, this new book covers shotmaking, aiming, position and pattern play, safety play, kicking, break shots and much more. Over 290 pages packed with diagrams and illustrations.
If your kids are interested in learning the game of pool, this new book by touring pro and ESPN commentator Dawn Hopkins is a must have. Featuring 72 pages of easy to follow text and pictures, your kids will learn the basics of pool starting with stance and grip and taking them through how to bank, break, etiquette, rules and even trick shots.
Secrets and Showstoppers from the World's Greatest Masters of the Cue, with over 300 Illustrations. You will also get nearly 350 drawings of trick shots. You will learn everything from basic formation to the most difficult and impressive shots. Robert Byrne is the bestselling author in pool and billiards. He was inducted into the Billiard Congress of America's Hall of Fame back in 2001.
The Eight Ball Bible is one of the most impressive guides to bar table play on the market. This 283 page book features instruction and diagrams on the topics of pattern play, shot safety, the break and much more.
Rather than writing pages and pages of text, this book uses simple text with detailed images to teach you the game of pool. Author Bruce Barthelette and photographer Eli Burakian start with the basics on equipment and take you through rules, aiming, ball control, defense, banking, kicking and even trick shots.
Massey's World of Trick Shots gives explicit direction on set up and execution of hundreds of trick shots from the recognized master of trick shots and nine time world champion, Mike Massey. With the help of this 300 page book, you'll learn how to shot pool's best trick shots. Prop shots, mystery shots, masse shots, jump shots and hustler's specials are all covered in this book. Learn More
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