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Every technique in Billiards Expert has multiple video clips that can be put in slow motion, paused, run at full screen and put on repeat with the click of your mouse, which makes learning how to play great pool very easy and convenient!

 


     
     
    The  Rules:  In the first section we cover the basics, All of the billiards rules from the "World Standardized Rules of Tournament Pocket Billiard Games" to the semi standardized bar rules. We also cover the object of each game, scoring, racking, breaking and much more.
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    One Pocket: When playing one pocket, things change up a bit and get a little more complicated. Not all of the pockets are used in this game when it comes to scoring. Here we explain what balls can be played and in what order, what shots should or should not be called, and all of the strategies on winning the game and playing safe.
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    Eight Ball: Eight ball is the most popular game of pocket billiards. It is fun, easy to learn and not very technical, . . . at least to the average Joe. This section will introduce you to the strategies and technical ways to play the game and win. Also covered is 8 Ball breaks, racking, rules and much more.
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    Nine Ball: With nine ball there are certain tricks we show you that can greatly increase your chances of winning. We also cover the object of the game, nine ball breaks, how to rack, and even how to win without pocketing all of the balls. It’s possible! A player could make no balls the whole game until the end, make the last shot, and win. Plus much more.
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    Straight Pool: Straight Pool or 14.1 Continuous is really the easiest game in which a beginner can excel. We will show you the object of the game, how many players or teams can play in one game, what balls are used and how they are racked, and most of all how the game is scored.
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    Trick Shots: This is most definitely the “Crowd Pleaser” section. Learn how you too can amaze and be amazed by learning trick shots. We will show you some of the most outstanding trick shots ever performed, and some of the shots most pool players have never even seen. When you get done with this section your friends will be asking, how did you do that? This I guarantee!
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    Basic Shots: In this section we will cover basic shots. These shots are more commonly used when just starting out in the game. Each shot from the draw shot to the stop shot has multiple videos and angles along with pictures and detailed instructions. Basic Shots are very important in the early developement of a player's game.
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    Advanced Shots: Each advanced shot from how to use proper English, to how to do a two rail kick shot has multiple video angles with pictures and detailed instructions on how to perform these shots. Advance Shots are key to being successful on the pool table and winning games.
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    Grip: An incorrect grip can prevent a smooth stroke and straight shooting. In this section we show you with video, pictures, and detailed instructions the proper grip, hand placement on the cue and the techniques used when gripping the cue stick. Grip is a lot more complicated than most people think. Having an incorrect grip is a bad habbit that can alter a players entire game.
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    Stance: A player's stance is very, very important. You must always have good balance and good mechanics to be a great pool shooter. At the same time you want to be comfortable in your stance. In this section we cover the proper fundamentals, while still allowing the shooter to have some personal preference. In the stance section we provide you with video, pictures, and detailed instructions on Stance.
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    Aiming Techniques: Aiming is most definitely the hardest thing to learn when first starting out. It takes good hand-eye coordination and very good judgement. Point of aim and point of impact are explained in great detail here in Aiming Techniques.We will show you everything from where to hold your head and what to focus on to where you should strike the ball and much, much more. Back to About the School   order info

 

 




 

    Bridges: There are many different kinds of bridges. The key is which one to use at what time. In this section we cover the differences between bridge styles, when to use the correct bridge, and how to form the different kinds of bridges (with digital video, pictures and step by step instructions). Some bridges are very simple, while others are much more complex. When you have completed this section you will have mastered them all.
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    Stroke: Stroking the cue ball is one of the easier skills to master. We will show you where to hold the cue stick, how high or low to aim on specific shots, how close or far from your body and how hard or soft to stroke a specific shot. Plus much more.
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    Position: Once you have mastered your shots, there is nothing quite like the feeling of being able to control the cue ball. Leaving it wherever it gives you the best advantage on the next shot, or even leaving it where your opponent cannot make their next shot. Position play is power and it is the key to beating almost all of the opponents you will face. In this section we cover every aspect of position. 
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    6 Ball: Six Ball is a variation of Rotation in which the lowest numbered ball on the table must always be the player’s first cue ball contact. That’s about all we can tell you for now! We will teach you the rules of the game, the object of the game, how many players, the balls used, winning tactics and much more.
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    Snooker: Today’s Pocket Billiards evolved from English Billiards back in the 1800’s. It was played with two cue balls and one red ball, and was played on a 6’ x 12’ table with rails that sloped into the pocket openings. Now we want to teach you how the game is played, the rules, the object, and how to win!
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    Game Breaks: The opening break is extremely important. Games are won and lost on the break. There are also many different kinds of breaks: the power break, or offensive break, and also the finesse, or defensive break. When we get done with you, you'll no longer be simply crossing your fingers, hitting the ball as hard as you can, and hoping for the best.
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    Safety Plays: Playing safe becomes an enormous part of the game especially when playing at the more advanced level, and we’re going to show you how to mster playing safe. You will learn the right and wrong techniques when playing safe. We will also explain why you should play safe, and when to do it plus much more.
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    Pattern Plays: When shooting pool it is good to get into a rhythm. Figuring out a pattern, or a way to pocket all of the balls before even taking your first shot is mandatory to become a great player. In this section we will show you how to recognize a good pattern as soon as the balls have been broken.
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    Cueing: The cueing section of Billiards Expert  is all about getting total control of the cue ball and making it do things you never thought possible. This section will show you how to make the cue ball react in many different ways after contacting with the object ball.
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    Practice & Drills: Once you have learned all these techniques, they need to be put into action and practiced. There are tons of drills and skill tests to be practiced and learned in this section including circle drills, l-drills, and much much more. It's hard to believe the little things you can do to become a more complete and competitive player. In this section we will show you those little things that really matter.
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    Racking: Racking the balls seems very simple and easy, but there is most certainly a right way and a wrong way to do it. There is also a certain way to rack each and every individual game. If you master this section you won't ever be embarrassed by messing up a rack. On the other hand, if you learn and practice the techniques before this, you probably won't have to rack much because winners don't have to rack.
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    Equipment: The selection and the upkeep of Billiards equipment, is very important if you plan to be the best. We will show you how to pick the proper equipment, and how to take good care of all of it. We will also show you the equipment specifications, from table sizes, height, and pocket openings, to pool ball and pool cue specifications and much more.
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    Competition & Strategy: When entering a competition, you should always be prepared for any of the game situations that could occur. Always enter your match with a strategy or game plan. There are hundreds of different tactics that could arise. In this section we will discuss those tactics.
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    Player Toughness: It is always important to keep a good head on your shoulders. Try not to get down on yourself if you make a mistake. This is all where player toughness comes in. Playing pool requires lots of mental and physical coordination. In our Player Toughness section we will guide you through this.
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    Sharking: SHARKING: To push or mislead, to victimize others by swindling or cheating. Slang: Pool Shark, A person with great ability in a given activity, (SHOOTING POOL).  We will show you the different signs of sharking, what to do if you catch someone sharking, and much more.
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    Pool Etiquette: It is obvious you know how to walk talk and act in your every day life but when shooting pool, there is a whole different standard that you might not be very farmiliar with. In this section, the proper way to walk the walk, and talk the talk can be found!.
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    Lingo & Terms: Lingo & terms is a compilation of everything related to billiards. Each term or phrase is defined and includes a picture. This area is often helpful to members with questions on equipment, table terms, or just about anything that has to do with pool.
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