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Play One Shot At A Time. ~ Max Eberle

Many of us have heard this line of advice from friends or fans before we play a big match or as advice from a pro in a pool magazine or book, so let’s dive right in. First of all why do we get this line of advice? Well several things can take the place of playing the shot that you face at that point

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Aaron Berg’s Black Magic. ~ Dakotah Schmidtknecht

Aaron Berg is originally from New Brighton, MN, and currently lives in Hammond, WI. Aaron is 43 and has been making cues since 2010 and doing repair work since 2003. His story really starts when a customer who bought a cue from him and asked him to make a jump cue as well. Aaron looked

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Threes. ~ Jacqueline Karol {Instructional}

Here’s an exercise you can do with someone you want to teach or learn from to increase run out percentages. It will help you be specific and get endless specific examples. Most players know that they need to play three balls ahead. They may also already be able to get the cue ball where they

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A Word from the Chief. ~ Garret Troop

Sneaky Pete Mafia is an ever-evolving hub of information and resource for all things pool and billiards related. We are excited to announce that this issue and the next of the Sneaky Pete Mafia Magazine will be back-to-back instructional issues. No one else in the industry is doing anything like this. We pride ourselves in being

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Too Straight? ~ Jacqueline Karol

Imagine that the cue ball and the object ball are lined up straight and both very close to the end rail. You need to get position for the next ball which is at the opposite end rail. You could try hitting it hard with high left, but hitting it such force makes the pocket less

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The Viking eXactShot Cue. ~ Garret Troop {Product Review}

I was pleased to receive the cue from Viking eXactShot XRZR two days earlier than they said I would get it. The unveiling of the cue was a task as it was very well protected. They also put many other little goodies into the box—it was nice to see a company offer more than what

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Inspector Clouseau & I Play Billiards. ~ Marcee Murray King {Video.}

Truth be told, I feel like a bumbling idiot next to a pool table. There is magic in pool. Genius. Genius I don’t have, but greatly appreciate. But then there are those strange, oh-so-rare moments in time where I can hit anything I aim the cue at, sending everything effortlessly into a pocket. Nothing fancy,

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What Would a Sucker Do? ~ Jacqueline Karol. {Part 3}

If you look around the room and don’t see any suckers…you are the sucker! You have stripes here. You are now on the 8-ball. Your opponent has 2 solids left. What do you do? “Kick at the 8-ball to make a legal hit!” “Massé around the solid!” “Kick at it with lots of speed and

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