(FAQ) What is the purpose of defensive shots?

(About the Author)

How many times has this happened to you? You come to the table with a difficult shot. You are two balls away from winning – IF you can make this ball. Your mind believes that the chances of success are 50%. In reality, you couldn’t make the shot even once in 10 tries.

You decide to ignore the truth and reality of your skills and proceed to attempt the fantasy. You declare your intent to your opponent and all the railbirds. You shoot --- and FAIL!! And, of course, the cue ball stops in the perfect place on the table for your opponent to do an easy runout. Your miss gave the game to your opponent. (To make it worse, your opponent thanks you for giving him the game.)

If you are getting tired of throwing away games – you are beginning to become a more intelligent player. Maybe you need to spend more practice table time on how to play a defensive shot, instead of making shots. This actually will ensure that you become a better shooter. This one little change in your regular shooting style will become your key to becoming a better shooter. And all that is necessary is this little pattern change of your playing style – think before shooting.

You are going to be faced with many shooting situations with little or no chances of success. Instead, consider this: play a defensive shot and your opponent can only shoot the table layout you decide to give him.

Think whether you want to depend on the billiard gods for good luck – or a chance to give your opponent bad luck. Therefore, before you bend down over the shot, have a plan to play offense or defense.

The purpose of an offensive shot is to pocket the ball and get onto the next shot. The purpose of a defensive shot is to prevent your opponent from pocketing a ball and getting to the next shot.

STRATEGIC TIP: When you think about it, you don’t really have to win games. You only need to help your opponent lose.

 

Get the Book!

The FAQs of Pool & Pocket Billiards


Get the Book!! $7.00

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

book-red Printed book
Recent Useful Posts

(FAQ) Why do you choke on the money ball?

(About the Author) When you are on the “money” ball, are you suddenly smitten with uncertainty? Do you feel like the ...

Read More

(AWAP) Art of War v. Art of Pool - Chapter 1 - vital importance

(About the author) At it's most basic, the pool table is a small battlefield. An excerpt from "The Art of War" ...

Read More

Drills & Exercises - CB Control Skills (Follow) - 2 Diamond forward Set 3 of 3

(D&E) Drills & Exercises - CB Control: Follow (2 D roll) Set 3 of 3

(About the Author) This progressive exercise to improve your playing skills is in the book Drills & Exercises for Pool & ...

Read More

(DCV) Dr. Cue Video - APA Lesson 10: Cue Ball Control - Side Spin

(About the author of the Billiard Gods books)How does the cue ball act when you use side spin on the ...

Read More

(PV) Pool Video - 9 Ball Breaking for R-Tards like me!

(About the Author) Howdy folks, here is this week's Cool Pool Learning Video. This is created by an enthusiastic pool player who wants ...

Read More

(FAQ) What is a pre-shot routine?

(About the Author) Every player uses some kind of pre-shot routine for every shot. For some players, it is as short ...

Read More

(AWAP) Art of War v. Art of Pool - Chapter 13 - use the highest intelligence

(About the author) At it's most basic, the pool table is a small battlefield. An excerpt from "The Art of War" ...

Read More

(TML) Table Map Library (video) - M5 to C1

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

Read More

Group 5, Set 6, Layout 1

(CBC) Cue Ball Control (half table patterns) - Group 5, Set 6

This is today's set of Cue Ball Cheats. These practice setups (and others in the book and blog) help you ...

Read More

(DCV) Dr. Cue Video - APA Lesson 9: Cue Ball Control - Draw!

(About the author of the Billiard Gods books)An introduction to the magic of making the cue ball dance. Useful information ...

Read More

(PV) Pool Video - 3 Rail Trick Pool Shot to win FREE DRINKS

(About the Author) Howdy folks, here is this week's Cool Pool Learning Video. This is created by an enthusiastic pool player who wants ...

Read More

(FAQ) What is the purpose of defensive shots?

(About the Author) How many times has this happened to you? You come to the table with a difficult shot. You ...

Read More