August 2014

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Sharking, Gamesmanship, & Other Mind Games. ~ Allan Sand {Part 1}

First of all, let’s properly describe the term sharking. To people who lose, their first complaint (and justification for losing) was that they were sharked. Let’s set aside that notion immediately—you were not sharked when losing against someone of superior skill. You just didn’t have enough shooting competence, plain and simple. Let’s talk about real

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Chico Billiards Academy: Stop Shots ~ Kelly Linzy

For this blog post Jacqueline Karol is pleased to introduce Kelly Linzy, one of her top students, as a guest commentator. I’m obsessed with stop shots. I thought I was good at them. I thought they were easy, but then I realized that making a shot once does not mean “I’ve got it.” You have to attempt a

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The Open Hand Bridge. ~ Max Eberle {Video}

A lot of people do not make it very far in pool simply because they don’t have a good bridge. You can play world class pool with only an open hand bridge. This video demonstrates how to to do this correctly and how to use it effectively for both draw and follow shots.    

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Devin Poteet: The Arkansas Kid. ~ Meagan Krafjack {Interview}

The first thing that strikes me about Devin Poteet is a drawl in his speech that resides somewhere between Southern and Midwestern. The “Loser Bracket Warrior,” as he was affectionately coined within the pool circuit for his ability comeback after a first round loss, is a 17 year old pool phenom from Paragould, Arkansas. Like most

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John Bertone: The Voice of Kamui USA. ~ Barbara Lee

I had the honor today (and I do mean honor) to interview Mr. John Bertone, the American and Canadian rep for Kamui Tips and products. Let me start by stating that I have known John personally for a number of years, commentated streaming matches with him, been to his house and dined on cuisine lovingly prepared to perfection

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Greg “Spanky” Hogue: All-Consumed by Pool. {Interview, Part 1}

“I’ve ate, slept, bled pool my whole life.” Greg Hogue admits to being focused on pool. He has been all-consumed by the game since 1981. At the age of five, Grandpa Frank (“Pops”) took him to a restaurant called Self’s Coney Island in Wagoner, Oklahoma, put him on a milk crate in front of an

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The Pro Side of the Pocket. ~ Max Eberle {Video}

The lesson for today is The Pro Side of the Pocket. Anytime you have a ball close to the rail you want to go for the pocket based on where the ball is coming from. The pro side of the pocket is the opening for the ball. The facing of the pocket is the actual target.

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Mary Avina: Trick Shot Princess. ~ William Hurst

Mary Avina calls herself an Artist, Pool Player and Documentary Director, but to the Billiards community she is actually much more than that. She is a wonderful ambassador for this sport not only because of her love for all things related to Billiards, but also because of her amazing attitude towards life itself. We here

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8-Ball Run Out Lesson 1. ~ Max Eberle {Video}

In this video I show you how to play 8-Ball. I also cover position play, strategy, shot selection, stripes or solids and making a ball on the break. I hope this video will be a great resource because all of these matters must be mastered.           Max Eberle is a Dover,

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