An in-depth compendium of more than 350 pool shots covers everything from tickys and double-kisses to jump shots and diamond systems, providing expert diagrams of lesser-known techniques, in an instructional guide for players of any experience level. Original. 25,000 first printing.
An instruction manual for cue games covers the fundamentals of each game, specific shots and techniques, keys to winning, and trick shots
Fully illustrated—in color for the first time!—with drawings of nearly 350 mind-boggling trick shots, Byrne’s Treasury of Trick Shots in Pool and Billiards will teach you everything from the basic “butterfly formation” to the most difficult and impressive shots. Robert Byrne will help novice and experienced players alike perfect their trick shots and learn about the historical context of each trick. Trick shots are anything amusing, surprising, or educational that can be done on a pool or billiard table with standard accessories, and have been around as long as the game itself. Byrne demonstrates historical shots, including some invented by the famous Captain Mingaud, the world’s first professional exhibition player, and newer tricks seen while travelling to tournaments around the world. Filled with easy as well as hard, and technical as well as showy tricks, the book’s clear diagrams, paired with secret insider tips, describe simpler stunts for the beginner, those that take years of practice, and some that the author doubts you’ll ever be able to do. Whether you want to impress a crowd, a group of friends, or yourself, Byrne’s wild, stunning, and unforgettable trick shots will make you question some principles of physics and wow an audience of one or one-hundred. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Sports Publishing imprint, is proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in sports—books about baseball, pro football, college football, pro and college basketball, hockey, or soccer, we have a book about your sport or your team. In addition to books on popular team sports, we also publish books for a wide variety of athletes and sports enthusiasts, including books on running, cycling, horseback riding, swimming, tennis, martial arts, golf, camping, hiking, aviation, boating, and so much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.
A unique collection of short stories about pool, billiards, and snooker by such authors as Leo Tolstoy, A. A. Milne, Walter "The Hustler" Tevis, and Andrew Vachss celebrates the games' colorful characters, high skill, and high stakes. Original.
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A latest collection of quotes features entries that are thematically arranged to provide narrative readings, in a volume that celebrates the lighter side of such topics as courtship, lawyers, and aging.
The origins of billiards, pool, snooker, and other cue sports date back centuries, and The Complete Book of Billiards is the essential reference guide to these and all associated cue games. The book is both informative and entertaining as it defines the whole of billiard terminology within a historical context. In accessible A-to-Z format, with hundreds of archival illustrations and prints, most of the entries are brief encyclopedia-type paragraphs containing anecdotes, quotes, and analysis of the term. Thoroughly cross-referenced, with an extensive bibliography as well as several appendices, this is a particularly comprehensive guide. Here is such information as: ¸ À la Royale -- an obsolete game of English billiards that allowed three players to participate ¸ Bar Pool -- pocket billiards usually played on coin-operated tables ¸ Dress -- to prepare the tip of a cue stick ¸ Pool Shark -- an expert but unsavory player ¸ Skyrocket Shot -- the cue ball takes a curved path A terrific source for the serious player as well as a fascinating look back for the lover of history, The Complete Book of Billiards is an authoritative guide to cue games.
If you want to learn the game of pool and show off your talents to friends, this book provides you with the perfect introduction. It provides you with complete, step by step instruction on holding the cue stick, setting up a shot, rules, and winning strategies of the game.