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Matthew Sherman

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Follow My Lead And Save Dollars (And Euros)

Wednesday April 23, 2014

Billiards WebI'm quite serious when I tell you I follow these same tips as I'm giving you on pool cues. Why people need to spend more than $200 on most cues (apart from pretty decorations) and need the most expensive chalk on Earth is utterly beyond me:

Save Money On Your Next Pool Cue

Photo courtesy of All About Pool

The Ho-Holy Trinity Of Pool, Snooker And Billiards, Expanded

Friday April 18, 2014

stances for billiardsIt's all here in today's feature article.

Stance, stroke and aim to get you there, with interrelated issues and trouble shooting...

Plus Position Play

Photo (c) Matt Sherman, licensed to About.com, Inc.

Weird Pool Strokes, Dudes

Tuesday April 15, 2014

weird pool and billiardsHave you done these "moves" at the table? Be honest. Some of you players do some funky things at the tables for sure.

Here's the why and how of avoiding these (funny!) mistakes.

Weird Pool Strokes - Have You Seen These "Moves"?

Illustration courtesy of Allan P. Sand

Man Vs. Pool

Wednesday April 9, 2014

Man shoots billiards, snooker or pool

Do you know the "Three Rail Break" and the "Stop Shot Break"? They are power tools and I "drill" with them often.

I made five balls on the break recently--off a rack of Ten Ball--using one of these breaks!

Here's How To Crush Your Power Break Shots

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Fire For Your Life And Draw!

Monday April 7, 2014

draw suckerA reader asks a question today about draw shots. I'm sure the answers will illuminate your own skills.

Draw It Softly, Draw It Smoothly

Photo (c) Matt Sherman, licensed to About.com, Inc.

Have You Tried This To Improve Your Pool Game?

Friday April 4, 2014

dead strokin'Steve Lillis mixes a winning recipe for life. This will enhance your billiards and your abundance of spirit.

Have You Tried This Pool Technique? It's Out Of The Box For Some

Photo (c) Matt Sherman, licensed to About.com, Inc.

How To Account For And Reduce Deflection

Monday March 31, 2014

billiards-deflection.JPGDeflection on the cue ball, aka "squirt", can be maddening. But you need not simply wait until it gets you and ruins a key shot. You can learn how to adjust for it by feel, and for your particular cue stick:

Turn Deflection On And Off

Illustration courtesy of The Drill Instructor

Kick, Spin, Kill

Friday March 28, 2014

how to aim pool bank shotsLearn a variety of techniques for kicking and banking. Can you anticipate, say, what a bottom spinning ball does to an "X" aimed kick shot?

Kick, Spin, Kill

Image courtesy of Marcel Elfers

Three VIP Pool Words

Thursday March 27, 2014

Man shooting pool

Three very important pool words today, straight... and... down...

Straight And Down, Say I

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Yes, I Played On A Gyroscopic Billiards Table!

Tuesday March 18, 2014


Oh what fun it is to ride a cruise ship and play pool! Whether or not the dinner buffet was staying down, the object balls were! Check out this very, very cool table on a cruise ship:

Shoot, Don't Slop

Photo (c) Matt Sherman, licensed to About.com, Inc.

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