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On Cue: The Complete Guide to Pool

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    Mark Shepherd(Author)

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Providing guidance for beginners and experts alike, hundreds of photographs, illustrations and examples are used to bring to life a detailed analysis of every aspect of the game. Also included is the full story of pool's evolution from its little known medieval roots to modern day superstardom, including profiles of the game's leading personalities and complete listings of all major tournament results. The focus of the book is on the game of eight ball pool as traditionally played on the smaller tables found predominantly in the United Kingdom, Australasia, Africa and parts of the rest of Europe and Asia, one of the most popular incarnations of the game, yet one about which surprisingly little has thus far been written. Much of the material is, however, equally relevant to the versions of the game played in America and parts of the rest of the world, as indeed it is to snooker and billiards, with which games pool shares much of its basic technique.

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  • PDF | 256 pages
  • Mark Shepherd(Author)
  • 4Y2K Limited (1 July 2007)
  • English
  • 6
  • Sports, Hobbies & Games

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  • By John Ellis on 16 December 2007

    So refreshing to finally find a book about pool written by someone who not only comes across as being really knowledgeable about the game but who also knows how to write about it in an engaging style.An amazing amount of material is included both on how to play the game and the history of cue sports. I particularly enjoyed reading the chapter on how to win which contains some interesting stuff on the psychology of sport which I had not come across before.

  • By Mrs. F. M. La Via on 19 July 2007

    I got this book a few weeks ago and haven't been able to put it down!! It has everything that a pool player could be interested in from beginner level to advanced. I have been playing for many years and fyet ound a lot of exercises I have enjoyed trying out and perfecting! This book has the history of the game, coaching to help you improve, trick-shots and much more. It is very well laid out and easy to read. Really enjoying it and would very much recommend it to any pool enthusiasts out there!!

  • By Chris on 20 January 2010

    I enjoyed reading this book after looking for a good book on pool for a while now. This is a rather basic book if you have been playing the sport properly for a team or what not for a while so you shouldn't find much new in here which was a disappointment because i was looking to further my game but ended up over analysing my already pretty decent game and kind of messing it up. That said it is a good book for new players and provides lots of detail and good insight into controlling the white ball, cueing, timing, stance etc. The book even includes a few pages of trick shots too to impress your mates. Overall a good, well organised book thats not going to add anything to your game but is great for beginners.

  • By B.T. on 21 November 2007

    Well worth getting, really detailed & surprising things even for a decent player to learn from!!

  • By Poolplayer on 5 June 2012

    Highly recommend this book. Read all chapters and best book by a mile for UK 8 ball players as it covers advanced play as well as the beginners side and history of the game. Very comprehensive. As a regular league player, the author does seem to favour simple positioning for long shots - sign of a snooker player - rather than using the cushions, stun screw and extreme side more - but that's personal opinion. I'd also say that this book, along with all others, never has a chapter on stun screwing back 1-4 inches on long shots - one of the bread and butter shots in a clearance, along with others, that most beginners never think about or use until much later in the game.

  • By D. D. Pitre on 8 January 2008

    What a fantastic book this is. It covers everything I always wanted to know about pool, it even covers how to change a cue tip and general guidance on what type of cue to buy. To be honest it could of gone into alot more detail in places but it covers all subjects about posisioning and how to apply spin to a ball. it has a nice section on rules so you can compare the different rules most widely used and has a very nice section on trick shot so you can impress your friends..Best book I have ever bought on the subject of pool and would love to see one snooker

  • By SK on 25 February 2017

    Lots of far I can't think of anything it has not answered that I was unsure of.

  • By obol on 21 July 2014

    All encompassing book, very good with lots of instruction, very easy to follow and read

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