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The following literature recommendations are great for the new and advance player who wishes to improve his or her skills and knowledge of the game. Topping the list is "Painting On Green Canvas" which is one of The8knights first choice. Be sure to check out all our recommendations and send us your comments and feed back.
Title: Painting On Green Canvas
Author:
Bob Watson



Customer Reviews

One in the corner pocket, December 18, 2007
Reviewer: By zan (nyc) - See all my reviews
The passion and enthusiasm with which the author writes about the game of pool are both obvious and infectious. I challenge anyone who reads this book to not run right out to your nearest pool hall. This book is simultaneously an easy-to-read guide for people who wish to master and an open love letter to the game of pool. The writer's skill level is evident but more impressive is the ease with which he is able to make that skill level seem attainable. It is clear that whoever taught this guy how to play also infused him with a great respect for the game and has in turn made him an excellent teacher.




Title: Byrne's Advanced Technique in Pool and Billiards
Author:
Robert Byrne



Customer Reviews

You don't know it all, August 14, 1998
Reviewer: A reader
Byrne does an excellent job of showing a variety of interesting shots and examples of when to use them. He broaches some of the more subtle points of the game and shows not just that they work, but how. Bob Jewett's work on the physics side of this book is phenomenal. If you're sure you can't learn any more about pool or billiards, this book will change your mind. A truly comprehensive guide to the next level of play.

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Title: A Mind for Pool: How to Master the Mental Game
Author:
Philip B. Capelle



Customer Reviews

Putting things in perspective, February 5, 2003
Reviewer: "mcdoog_99"
a great analysis of the mental side of pool. Lots of information on the competitive side of pool: how to gear up, dealing with slumps and streaks, etc. Just as important, he emphasizes that pool should be enjoyable, whatever one's manner of enjoyment might be, from very leisurely to ultra-serious. To sum it up, "There is so much to love about pool that it is simply foolish to waste any time on the negatives." I have to second this; browsing this book a lot lately has made me want to play, learn and enjoy the game again, after several months of hardly playing at all. Capelle certainly does not disappoint.





Title: Play Your Best Pool
Author:
Philip Capelle



Customer Reviews

Can't get more complete than this..., January 6, 2004
Reviewer: "mcdoog_99"
What can you really say, other than wow. This is probably the best introduction to pool out there, other than Byrne's Standard, a good book in its own right. But here, Capelle is able to go into more detail on topics such as English, position play, and especially 8-ball and 9-ball strategy. And the list goes on...practice drills, chapters on the mental side of pool and how to improve, and of course the fundamentals of stance, bridge, stroke, etc. A great reference tool...simply well done!





Title: Play Your Best Nine Ball
Author:
Philip B. Capelle



Customer Reviews

........December 17, 2001
Reviewer: Jeff
The diagrams used in this book are clear and concise. However, the explanations of the shots depicted on the diagrams are very cumbersome, with references to degrees of angles, shot ratings, and player ratings. Half of the book contains diagrams with shot routes, but no explanation as to where to apply English on the cueball. The best section of the book is the chapter on position routes The book is very comprehensive and would help pool players who are at least a B or A rating.





Title: The Science of Pocket Billiards
Author:
Jack H. Koehler



Customer Reviews

Best Bang For The Buck Book, August 2, 2003
Reviewer: Rick B.
I can't say enough about this book. I am willing to bet that there is more accurate information in this book about bank shots than there is in all the other pool books combined. The same is true for rail-shots, deflection, English, and many other aspects of pool. Like the laws of physics, the principals of pool will never change. I expect to keep this book in the family (and treat it as an heirloom) for many generations to come. Buying this book is a winning proposition.





Title: Byrne's Complete Book of Pool Shots: 350 Moves Every Player Should Know
Author:
Robert Byrne



Customer Reviews

350 Moves Every Player Should Know, March 2, 2005
Reviewer: Adam Sussner
I have been playing pool for twenty years and this book introduced so many concepts that I don't know why I didn't research this book out sooner. This book single handily improved my game dramatically. If you shoot pool and are looking for a device to train you from the beginning to advanced stages look no further, this book is spectacular!




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