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Updated Articles and Resources

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    Updated Articles and Resources
    • Straight Pool Action - A Look At An Amazing Billiards Game Created: Tuesday, July 22, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014
      Straight Pool can be made as level for players as the surface of a new pool table. It gets handicapped by skill level...
    • Gospel Trick Shots News for July 2014 Created: Tuesday, July 01, 2014 Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014
      Hopkins Super Billiards Expo with 9 Ball competition, GTS Shows, Bobble Ball, and GTS events.
    • Q-Skill, The Pool Game That Gives You A Self-Ranking Of Skill Created: Thursday, July 17, 2014 Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014
      You can simulate these exciting pool and billiards games using one suit from among a deck of cards.
    • Live And Let Die - And Let Bond Play Billiards Created: Thursday, December 11, 2008 Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014
      Live And Let Die! Now there's a film to die for. Take wings with us as we see where Bond has pool and billiards.
    • Fun Pool Games - Bowliards And Fargo Created: Thursday, July 17, 2014 Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014
      If you shoot the balls in rotation order (as in Nine Ball or Rotation), they score 2 points each. Otherwise, they count as 1 point each.
    • Nine Ball - How To Win More Often Created: Friday, July 11, 2014 Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014
      Changing the cue ball from position D to F brings me to a near-100% success rate in pool on this sequence. How about you?
    • Break To Win In Nine Ball Created: Thursday, July 10, 2014 Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014
      The key to winning Nine Ball at your level of play is let the other man or woman do this instead.
    • Before You Buy Your Pool Table Created: Tuesday, January 02, 2007 Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014
      Price alone is not an indicator of table quality. There are questions requiring forethought before you purchase a pool table.
    • Before You Buy A Pool Cue Created: Tuesday, January 02, 2007 Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014
      Your guide to narrowing down choices and selecting the best possible custom pool cue.
    • "Cannonball" Eight Ball Variation Created: Thursday, July 03, 2014 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
      It has helped countless players to see that running Eight Ball can be simple if you think carefully and choose shots in the correct order
    • Pool Balls - Weights And Pool Balls Created: Tuesday, April 27, 2010 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
      Pool balls can vary, surprisingly even on the same table in a set." itemprop="description"> Sunday, January 07, 2007 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
      You shouldn't be using pool cues to break--if you value them highly. Break cues are meant to offer speed, not mass, to the pool shooter for the open break. Consider options carefully before making ...
    • Pool Training - How Pros Really Aim In Billiards Created: Thursday, November 03, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014
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    • Ten Top Break Shot Tips Created: Monday, May 12, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014
      Drum roll, please! The top ten tips on breaking in pool and billiards--for when you want an open break to scatter the balls to the winds.
    • Pro Pool - Ten Billiards Tips Your Opponents Don't Know Created: Wednesday, January 26, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014
      Ten pro pool tips your opponents don’t know, brought to you by About.com
    • Where To Hold The Fingers, Billiards Player? Four Answers... Created: Saturday, July 25, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014
      Listen, billiards player! Here's where to hold the fingers (four hand designs/shapes)." itemprop="description"> Friday, April 18, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014
      Take on 8-ball with a difference with this often money-saving game of Last Pocket Eights." itemprop="description"> Monday, June 30, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014
      Professionals aren't stupid. This is an area where the amateur can play better by doing less. And they should.
    • 10 Reasons You'll Never Be A Great Pool Player Created: Friday, June 27, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014
      Next article - more reasons to stay bad at pool or not.
    • Pool Shot Of Champions - This One Shot Retrains Your Aiming Created: Wednesday, March 31, 2010 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      This is little known, but is perhaps the best pool shot to train your eyes in making other pool shots." itemprop="description"> Thursday, September 17, 2009 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      A kick shot in pool is the annoying little bugger where you need to drive the cue ball to a cushion before it rebounds to strike your target object ball. The pool kick shot can be converted to a de...
    • 4 x 9's Are The Best Table Size - Here's why Created: Tuesday, July 03, 2007 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      The 4' x 9' table size is the best, commonly used for top tournament play, and here's why." itemprop="description"> Wednesday, August 15, 2007 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Cruise, who is ambidextrous, shot pool left-handed in The Color of Money. But the real magic was applied when he shot one-handed...
    • A Word on "Regulation" Tables Created: Tuesday, July 03, 2007 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Beware rip-offs! Table ads that guarantee “regulation size” mean nothing in particular..." itemprop="description"> Monday, June 23, 2014 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      Just as Moneypenny is always there, even to arranging gadgets and help for Bond after he's gone rogue outside of the British Secret Service...
    • Part 2 Of Let OO7 Teach You Better Billiards Created: Friday, June 20, 2014 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      Next article: Bond tells us some more of Britain's most closely guarded billiards secrets.
    • OO7 Pool Lessons - Let James Bond Teach You Billiards Created: Thursday, June 12, 2014 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      Certainly, the world's greatest secret agent has much to tell us, even as he quips, about our fascinating stick-and-ball and hand-eye sport.
    • Demolish Your 9-Ball Pool Break Created: Saturday, September 05, 2009 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      An interesting pool break question today from a devoted website reader. A fellow writes to ask if..." itemprop="description"> Monday, March 19, 2012 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      He gambled--and won--more on pool and billiards than anyone who ever lived. Do you know him?
    • Carabao Reasons - 2 Wrong Ways And 1 Right Way For Shooting Pool With English Created: Wednesday, June 23, 2010 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      Shooting pool with english, you are likely to miss your target or miscue without using the methods I describe. Here are reasons to shoot with carabao english." itemprop="de"$zTP='t3'" --> itemprop=...
    • List Of Existing Pool Leagues - And How To Improve Pool Leagues Created: Monday, June 14, 2010 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      This list of established pool leagues comes with my recommendations for improving local and national billiards and pool leagues." itemprop="description">
    • Razzle, A Chicago Pool Game Variation Created: Thursday, June 26, 2014 Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014
      Razzle is an interactive game where partners discuss the next shot before it is played, opening a great opportunity.

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