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Common Mental Mistakes ~ Anthony Beeler

Most pool players lose way too many games because of poor mental decisions. They do not know how to systematically approach each shot and control their emotions to maintain confidence. This article will address three common mental mistakes that pool players make and will also show you how to eliminate them.   Don’t Analyze your

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Follow Shot ~ Florian Kohler

Hello everyone, This month we are going to analyze a very interesting follow shot. This shot has been recently added to the world championship of Trick shots and is classified as a 10/10 in difficulty level. I have to say it is actually both very useful and pretty. Unfortunately, also quite hard. Anyway, this shot

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Thin to Win ~ Anthony Beeler

During the late 1990’s I spent a lot of time competing in tournaments at Shannon Daulton’s All Star Billiards in Somerset, Kentucky.  Shannon’s tournaments were always popular and he always had a way of drawing the most talented players in the area. In fact, I can recall one occasion where North Carolina native, Charlie “Hillbilly”

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Trick Shot Tutorial ~ Tim Chin

Denver Sandwich By Tim Chin – www.trickshottim.com   The Denver Sandwich is an old setup shot that appeared in Robert Byrne’s Treasury of Trick Shots book. It hasn’t been too popularized, so it’s a solid under-the-radar shot if you wanted to use it in a tournament. I saw my good friend Ken “Sarge” Aylesworth shoot

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Purse Snatcher ~ Tim Chin

The Purse Snatcher is a classic set up shot that can get infuriating when you try it on an unfamiliar table. It was once in the Artistic Pool shot program but has been removed for so long that some of the younger, aspiring trick shot artists wouldn’t even know where to begin. The objective is

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Just Look in the Mirror ~ Jacqueline Karol

There are several powerful exercises that you can do using a mirror.  You can use it to break bad habits or to help you visualize a bank/kick shot.  For example, if your cue stick is not staying level, it is typically due to inadvertently raising or dropping your elbow.  Fixing this bad habit usually requires

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CUTTING OUT THE FEAR: The effects of fear on execution ~ Kris Cash

There is a part of your brain that quietly sits back and monitors what you are doing, constantly on the lookout for trouble. Not physically dangerous trouble. I’m talking about the one that protects you from SOCIAL DANGER. This is the thing that stops you when you are about to say something embarrassing. It makes

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Snap Out of It ~ Anthony Beeler

Pool is a game of ups and downs.  Most pool players experience a slump at some time or another. Slumps occur when you play below your expected ability for a prolonged period of time. Most pool players do not know why they are playing bad, so they tend to look for solutions in all the

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Charlie Marshall Jr. Interview ~ “Mighty” Joe Young

I am truly impressed and amazed by this 12-year old’s list of accomplishments that it gives me hope that the sport is alive and well. Coached and motivated by his father, takes lessons from a billiard author and instructor and is sponsored by one of the biggest names in the industry, this young man is

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