Play pool for fun, but when you compete, compete to win. These 5 tips will help you play your best when it counts. They’re easy, cheap and effective, what else could you ask for?
Cribbage, Game of the month for May 2010, is a great game to break up the monotony. It combines the flexibility of shot choice and pattern play of 8 Ball and 14.1 and the requirement to get position on one particular ball of all rotation games. Try Cribbage if you ever find yourself getting bored with your normal fare; you’ll be surprised at how much you like it.
I had a strategy discussion a couple of days ago with a pool friend about offense vs defense in straight pool. I balanced my chances for getting out (I needed 2) against my chance of winning a safety battle (he needed 5). How would you go about making a decision like this?
The most vivid lessons you learn are usually learned the hard way. This happened to me early in my pool learning curve when a good friend and instructor showed me just how true the saying is, “Don’t run 7 if you can’t run 8.” Let this story help you learn from my pain, so you don’t have to suffer yourself.
PoolSynergy – A Monthly Collection of the Best Writing on Pool. This is the 1st edition, with 9 articles from 9 of pool’s top bloggers. This month’s theme is strategy. Take a look at how this month’s writers can have such different takes on the same subject.
Ever heard the old saw “Work Smart, Not Hard?” Well, this article is all about applying that to the pool table. By getting more out of your shots you’ll be improving your chances of winning with every shot. Playing smarted just adds to your cueing skills to make you a formidable player.
I spent 16 hours watching TAR-17: Donny mills vs Shane Van Boening. I learned quite a bit from this experience and I’m sharing it here. These tips are going to help my game a lot; I hope they help yours.
Do you make any of these 10 common mistakes in pool? If so, you’re losing games you should be winning.
Win a lot more 8 Ball games by playing smart, not just shooting well. Tip the odds substantially in your favor right at the start with these 3 stratagems.