Author Archives: Allan Sand

(CBC) Cue Ball Control (half table patterns) – Group 2, Set 7

Cue Ball Control Cheat Sheets

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: 12:00, Soft 2 speed.
  • Cheat: 12:00, Soft 2 speed.

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(CBC) Cue Ball Control (full table patterns) – Group 9, Set 6

Cue Ball Control Cheat Sheets

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: Stun, Hard 1 speed.
  • Cheat: 12:00, Medium 1 speed.
  • Cheat: Stun, Medium 3 speed.
  • Cheat: 12:30, Soft 3 speed.

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(AWAP) Art of War v. Art of Pool – Chapter 7 – after that, comes…

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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 7 – Maneuvering

After that, comes tactical maneuvering …

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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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(AWAP) Art of War v. Art of Pool – Chapter 5 – deceitful appearances

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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 5 – Energy

Thus one who is skillful at keeping the enemy on the move maintains deceitful appearances, …

(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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(FAQ) How can you handicap 8 Ball with a friend?

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Here are some suggestions where the weaker player can still bang away at his best speed, and the stronger player (in this example is you) has to follow one or more of these restrictions. Playing straight up is too lopsided and the fun of playing quickly fades.

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(FAQ) Do you need a break cue?

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For the majority of pool players, whether you need a break cue is more of a matter of do you want one? Being able to get a great spread with the greatest chances of pocketing a ball will require some separate practice time. This means racking and re-racking the balls as you experiment around with various stances, body positions, and follow-through. Continue reading

(AWAP) Art of War v. Art of Pool – Chapter 11 – no escape

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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

Throw your soldiers into positions whence there is no escape…

(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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