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(AWAP) Art of War v. Art of Pool - Chapter 3 - forces 10 to 1

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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 3 - Planning attacks

It is the rule in war, if our forces are ten to the enemy’s one,...

(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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(TML) Table Map Library - Q5 to A9 short

For information on the Table Map Library, how it works and how the information was researched - read "Table Map Library - Introduction"

CB location (Q5), Target Diamond (A9 short)

Practice this TML pattern on your table until each one becomes a known and trustworthy shot. Continue reading

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(BSC) Billiard Skills Challenge - Down the Rail, set 2 (Advanced) Test Group

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Billiards Skills Competition Training Program

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 Down the Rail ACS(2) (Advanced) Test Group. There is also an Intermediate Test Group. Continue reading

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(AWAP) Art of War v. Art of Pool - Chapter 6 - the five elements

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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 6 - Weakness and strength

The five elements are not always equally predominant...

(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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(H&S) Hustles & Sharks - Personal Tragedy

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Few people are able to compete with deadly intentions against an opponent who has just informed you about a personal tragedy. It’s just kind of hard to get into the competitive mood. If you are normally a kind and gentle person, beating up on a suffering human being just is insensitive to the max. In the wide world outside of the pool hall, this is a completely acceptable, even praiseworthy, reaction. Continue reading

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(BSC) Billiard Skills Challenge - Down the Rail, set 2 (Intermediate) Test Group

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Billiards Skills Competition Training Program

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.

For information, on scoring yourself (or on a challenge to your buddies), see "Billiard Skills Challenge - Instructions" for details.

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