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Pool & Billiards for Dummies Paperback – 5 Mar 2010
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From the Back Cover
Practical, step–by–step tips for players of all levels
From snooker to carom to good, old–fashioned 8– or 9–ball, Pool & Billiards For Dummies reveals the tips, tricks, and rules of play, covering the variety of the ever–popular games that make up pool and billiards. This hands–on guide discusses everything from the rules and strategies of the games to how to set up your very own poolroom.
Gearing up find, buy, and maintain the cue that′s best for you and accessorize your game with chalk, racks, lights, and triangles
Get schooled on the fundamentals of pool find out how to build a solid stance; get a feel for aiming; and create a dependable, consistent stroke
Control the cue ball discover how to control the movement of the cue ball to make stop shots and incorporate topspin, backspin, and sidespin
Take your best shot follow instructions on tackling common shots, eyeing combinations, and playing offensively and defensively
Oh, the games you′ll play get the rules and strategies for playing 8–ball, 9–ball, multiplayer games, and professionals′ games
Open the book and find:
The differences between pool and billiards
Game–winning strategies no matter what version of the game is played
Helpful diagrams and photos
Drills for all skills
Games to measure your progress
The etiquette of pool
Coverage of the Ghost Ball System
The secrets of creating a powerful break shot
Tips on finding the right cue for you
Play by the rules and develop game–winning strategies for the most popular games
Hold the stick correctly and hit the cue ball properly
Play like a champion regardless of your experience
Perform trick shots to amaze your friends
About the Author
Nicholas Leider is Managing Editor of Billiards Digest magazine, for which he continues to write extensively on billiards play and game strategy.
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to controlling the cue-ball-making shots. different games you can play, practice techniques,
trick shots even setting up your own poolroom. Nicholas Leider has put it altogether-a
terrific book. All fans of pool-a must buy,
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