Winning One-Pocket...As Taught by the Game's Greatest Players 2nd Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0936362144
ISBN-10: 0936362146
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Product Details

  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Billiard World Pub; 2 edition (May 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0936362146
  • ISBN-13: 978-0936362144
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 9 x 11.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,379,349 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By nick on March 4, 2003
Format: Hardcover
I bought the book about 2 years ago when I was young to one pocket. And still today, I like to browse through it and solve problems. It has great commentary and advise from some of the best players, and interesting stories along the way to let your brain rest. This book is a must for beginners to experienced players.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Dave Lewis on January 25, 2000
Format: Hardcover
This is an excellent book on how that most esoteric and frustrating of pocket billiard games should be played.
The diagrams are very helpful and the discussion of the theory behind each of the possible shots really helps make a difficult game more approachable.
For this edition the authors also made an effort to capture a lot of stories about "best" one-pocket shots across the years.
Having this book and working through just the beginning points has already added 2 balls to my game.
The only problem? It is not available. I actually ahd to go to e-bay and pay more than 2x the original price for it. But it was worth it!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 8, 2000
Format: Hardcover
This book gives tremendous insight into one of pocket billiards most cerebral games. One-pocket is a game where knowledge of the "moves" of the games are as important as playing ability. What I found particularly good about the book that seperates it from others is the way it offers multiple solutions to common situations with some of the game's greatest players all giving opinions on what particular shot they liked best and why. The book is well illustrated and has rare photos of tournament players as well as legendary road players. The book is quality bound, is oversized and I for one am glad that I bought this when it was new. The other one pocket book by Eddie Robin "Shots, Moves and Strategies" is also very well done.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 4, 1999
Format: Hardcover
If you are interested in learning "The Chess of Billiards," one pocket is the game. You work on thinking, defense, and offense play. This book is for all advance players and up.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By roo7227 on July 8, 2007
Format: Hardcover
Have you ever been 1500 miles away from home, with $3 in your pocket (between the 3 of us) and watched as your horse beats a guy out of $1200 playing 9-Ball, and then beat's the same guy 22 games in a row, playing $500 a game onepocket?.. We thought the guy was gonna have a coronary at the end.. He was all red and flustered, and breathing funny.. Best part is, when they first started gambling, my guy put the coldest move on him.. Since we where on the air barrel, he told the guy (as he reached into his pocket, as if to pull out some $$$) " Do you wanna post?.. Nah, you don't have to post with me.. I trust you".. LOL..

That's how it is on the road, where you play onepocket for the big bucks, and 9-Ball to pay the room rent.. And that's what this book is about, hard nosed gamblers, playing a man's game.. This book is written by some of the greatest players that ever played, and thoroughly covers most aspects of the game.. From power onepocket, to the "wedge" game, and including a "Shots From the Past" section, that is sure to amaze..

Plus, 'Winning One-Pocket' delves into many finer nuances of the game.. Secrets that take years to aquire, and infact, most of the time only get passed from champion, to protege.. Things such as logical end game strategies, and uptable traps.. Moreover, the book discusses high concept of knowing how AND WHEN to apply pressure, and more importantly, when to back off.. After all, it's about getting the money, and this book will give you better insight on how to do just that..

I have personally spent thousands of hours playing and gambling at pool.. My brother is the 1999 US Open Onepocket Champion (He is also the 2003 US Open 9-Ball Champ).. He and I both have copies of this book, and we (I'm sure he would agree) recommend this book, highly, if you can find a copy..
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