(H&S) Hustles & Sharks - Nervous Enhancement

(About the Author)

Learn how to Beat the Sharks

Everyone experiences some natural and ordinary nervous anticipation at the beginning of an important match. These reactions are the body's natural fight or flight response. Some of the symptoms can include:

  • Fast breathing.
  • Constriction of the throat.
  • Tightness in the chest.
  • Sweating and dizziness.
  • Difficulty in concentration and focus.
  • Hyper-awareness of sounds and movements.

Normally, these symptoms disappear once you get into the competition. But if a hustler recognizes that you are suffering these reactions, he can enhance the intensity of your symptoms to improve his chances of winning. It makes it easier to win the first couple of games to give him an initial short-term advantage.

Therefore, it is to his advantage to "help" stimulate any and all worries that reside within your head. Here are some of his techniques:

  • When you make some early mistakes during the first or second game, he states that these errors in playing skills or judgment probably demonstrate that you aren't ready for serious competition.
  • Before starting the match, he brags up some of his own past victories and successes in this competition venue.
  • If this is a first time at this level, he exaggerates the difficulties and problems – and imply that this might be much more difficult than anything you previously experienced.
  • He may dwell on how quickly and easily other newbies to this competition venue were so easily eliminated. He can also describe some episodes when a player choked and lost.
  • He can explain how the money winners have all had to play perfect or near-perfect matches, emphasizing the difficulties.

You may not need input from "experienced" competitors to increase your nervous condition. You can do this all by yourself. Here are some of the ways you can self-destruct and sabotage your chances to win:

  • Obsessing about losing.
  • Remembering past failures.
  • Becoming panicky and losing any focus.

Response

If you are self-inflicting your own intimidation, this generally passes after several minutes of play. Put yourself into the game and utilize the same actions and attitude used to beat others. Perform a proper opponent analysis, define his strengths and weaknesses. Craft plans to manage his opportunities. Then execute those plans.

If you are targeted with this shark, there is one emotional reaction that almost immediately washes away any indecision and fear – anger. This is the “fight” response and removes any indecision or confusion in your mind.

This is not the wild reactionary anger of immediately lashing out in response to direct infliction. This is the cold, focused anger of Popeye, when he is finally forced to grab his spinach. It is embodied in his signature quote, "That's all I can stands, and I can't stands no more!"

And, finally, simple experience overcomes this problem. The more times you place yourself in similar competitive situations, the more comfortable you become in handling anything that happens. An attempt at sharking with this trick generally fails before your confidence.

 

Buy the book & learn about hustles & sharks!

Why Pool Hustlers Win!!


Get the Book!! $10.99

book-PDF PDF book (good for smart devices)
(Includes my Money-back Guarantee)

book-red Printed book
Recent Useful Posts

(DCV) Dr. Cue Video - CSI Presents: Kicking and Banking #8 Spot On The Wall Three Cushion Kick

(About the author of the Billiard Gods books) Kicking and Banks - how to make it work for you. Practice this so ...

Read More

(PV) Pool Video - Tips for 8-Ball Pool - Getting Out of a Tough Defensive Position

(About the author of the Billiard Gods books) Howdy folks, here is this week's Cool Pool Learning Video. This video is created by ...

Read More

(H&S) Hustles & Sharks - Powder & Chalk

(About the Author) To implement this shark, the hustler uses the pool hall's powder and chalk as weapons of mass distraction. ...

Read More

(H&S) Hustles & Sharks - Storyteller

(About the Author) Many people enjoy telling stories about their experiences (real and imagined) to any interested audience. Good storytellers are ...

Read More

(DCV) Dr. Cue Video - CSI Presents: Kicking and Banking #7 Standard 50/30 Three Cushion Kick

(About the author of the Billiard Gods books) Kicking and Banks - how to make it work for you. Practice this so ...

Read More

(PV) Pool Video - Bridges - How To Play Pool Like The Pros

(About the author of the Billiard Gods books) Howdy folks, here is this week's Cool Pool Learning Video. This video is created by ...

Read More

(TML) Table Map Library (video) - Q1 to A5

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

Read More

(TML) Table Map Library - Q1 to A3

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

Read More

(DCV) Dr. Cue Video - CSI Presents: Kicking and Banking #6 Two Cushion Mid Point System

(About the author of the Billiard Gods books) Kicking and Banks - how to make it work for you. Practice this so ...

Read More

(PV) Pool Video - Billiards: Positioning the Cue Ball

(About the author of the Billiard Gods books) Howdy folks, here is this week's Cool Pool Learning Video. Check out the ...

Read More