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(AWAP) Art of War v. Art of Pool - Chapter 12 - five ways

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At it's most basic, the pool table is a small battlefield. An excerpt from "The Art of War" is provided with how it applies to the competition between opponents.

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Chapter 12 - Attack by fire

There are five ways of attacking with fire...

(If this is the first post you've seen, read the AWAP Introduction & instructions post.)

This information considers how battlefield strategies and tactics can be used to win more games. If this seems interesting, read these AWAP posts.

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(BSC) Billiard Skills Challenge - Frozen Rail, set 1 (Intermediate) Test Group

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Here is Today's Test Group Challenge from the book. This progressive set develops personal confidence when similar shots come up during competition - and define Comfort Zone limitations.

PURPOSE:  Pocket the 1 Ball on each of the the designated attempts - for each layout in the Test Group.

This is the Frozen Rail FRS(1) (Intermediate) Test Group. There is also an Advanced Test Group. Continue reading

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(DCV) Dr. Cue Video - APA Lesson 48: Kiss Back Position 9-Ball!

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A tricky setup that uses a double-kiss on the side pocket to make the cue ball move around the table. Some practice is needed, but once you understand the concept, the shot can be used to surprise and amaze your opponent during a game.

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(FAQ) What are recommended breaking positions?

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These are general guidelines. Generally, the greater the speed that you can hit the cue ball, the more the balls will spread out and increase the chances that one of the balls will fall into a pocket. This will allow the breaker to continue shooting. Continue reading

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(AWAP) Art of War v. Art of Pool - Chapter 11 - varieties of ground

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At it's most basic, the pool table is a small battlefield. An excerpt from "The Art of War" is provided with how it applies to the competition between opponents.

This segment is from:

Chapter 11 - The nine situations

The art of war recognizes nine varieties of ground..

(If this is the first post you've seen, read the AWAP Introduction & instructions post.)

This information considers how battlefield strategies and tactics can be used to win more games. If this seems interesting, read these AWAP posts.

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(S&D) Safety & Defense - The Hidden Ball Safety

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This is today's bit of advice from the book Safety Toolbox.

The hidden ball safety type is considered by many players to be the only real defensive shot. To the intelligent player, it is simply another way to create additional problems for an opponent. Regardless of how simple or difficult the kick or jump might be; it forces an opponent to stop and think. Continue reading