(AWAP) Art of War v. Art of Pool - Chapter 6 - art of subtlety

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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 6 - Weakness and strength

O divine art of subtlety and secrecy! ...

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(FAQ) What is pool practice - and why is it important?

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One of the “problems” of loving the Green Game is that pool practice is necessary to fix problems and improve skills. Think of pool practice as similar to basketball practice. If you don’t spend time shooting balls and developing the moves to help get baskets – how can you expect to become a better basketball player? If you are playing “horse”, you will always lose. The same applies to playing pool. You have to get on the table and work on shots and setups. When you can make shots during pool practice, you can make shots during competitions with your buddies. Continue reading

(AWAP) Art of War v. Art of Pool - Chapter 11 - take up command

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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 11 - The nine situations

On the day that you take up your command, ...

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(CBC) Cue Ball Control (full table patterns) - Group 7, Set 2

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This is today's set of Cue Ball Cheats. These practice setups (and others in the book and blog) help you learn HOW to apply an exact speed and spin. That precision is how to get perfect shape on the second ball - and how to string a run together. For these layouts here are the Cheats for this post:

  • Cheat: 1:00, (1/2 ball hit), Medium 2 speed.
  • Cheat: 7:30, (1/2 ball hit), Medium 1 speed.
  • Cheat: 9:00, (1/2 ball hit), Soft 3 speed.

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(FAQ) What is this pool player’s "killer instinct"?

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Most of the time when you play casual matches; they are, at best, played as a matter of friendly competition or something to pass the time of day. In either case, the games and matches are rarely anything of importance or have anything of value at stake. Game wins and losses mean little to the players. Continue reading

(AWAP) Art of War v. Art of Pool - Chapter 9 - lack of intelligence

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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 9 - Maneuvers

supreme lack of intelligence ...

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