Pool Player's Edge-2nd Edition
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The best-selling guide that helped countless players improve their game is now updated, expanded, and better than ever!
With Pool Player’s Edge you will sharpen your strategy and shot-making skills while mastering tactics and techniques in the four most popular forms of the game: 9-ball, 8-ball, straight pool, and one-pocket.
In this new edition, billiards experts and tour pros Gerry “The Ghost” Kanov and Shari “The Shark” Stauch share their secrets on every aspect of the game. In Pool Player’s Edge you will learn these skills:
- Perfect your aim and master your shots
- Control the cue ball
- Set the tone for the game with a power break
- Handle the most common and troublesome shots
- Map the table and set up shots
- Strategize your game
- Remain focused and unnerved in competitive play
Step-by-step professional instruction and over 200 full-color detailed diagrams will show you how to take your game to the next level. Whether you’re a league player or a seasoned professional, if you’re serious about pool and looking for a competitive edge, Pool Player’s Edge is your best shot.
Part 1: Become a Player
Chapter 1. The Essentials
Chapter 2. Perfect Your Aim
Chapter 3. Cue Ball Control
Chapter 4. Top-Shelf Shots
Chapter 5. Map the Table
Part II: Act the Part
Chapter 6. Think Ahead
Chapter 7. Master the Mind Game
Chapter 8. Put It in Play
Part III: Expert 8-Ball
Chapter 9. 8-Ball Openers
Chapter 10. Midgame Strategy
Chapter 11. End-Game Excellence
Part IV: Top-Notch 9-Ball
Chapter 12. 9-Ball Openers
Chapter 13. Winning Moves
Chapter 14. Table-Closing Tactics
"Pool Player's Edge is a shortcut to mastering the game, no matter what level you strive to reach.”
Ewa Mataya Laurance -- "The Striking Viking", World Trick Shot and 9-Ball Champion
Mastering stop shots
Reviewing the basics: Grip
One-Rail BanksPre-Shot Cheat SheetRail Shots