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alphadog
08-13-2017, 10:21 AM
I think these are the standards. No particular order.

SCIENCE OF POCKET BILLIARDS
MASTERING POOL
COMPLETE BOOK OF BILLIARDS
WINNING 1 PKT
SHOTS,MOVES AND STRATEGIES
99 CRITICAL SHOTS
PLAY GREAT POOL

OBVIOUSLY I am a 1 pkt player it's the ultimate test of skill and knowledge.

dwalding
08-13-2017, 10:47 AM
Your missing a really good one in your list.

One Pocket - A Game Of Controlled Aggression

http://store.accu-stats.com/one-pocket-a-game-of-controlled-aggression/

alphadog
08-13-2017, 11:16 AM
Your missing a really good one in your list.

One Pocket - A Game Of Controlled Aggression

http://store.accu-stats.com/one-pocket-a-game-of-controlled-aggression/



Probably be #8;)

K2Kraze
08-13-2017, 12:18 PM
I think these are the standards. No particular order.



SCIENCE OF POCKET BILLIARDS

MASTERING POOL

COMPLETE BOOK OF BILLIARDS

WINNING 1 PKT

SHOTS,MOVES AND STRATEGIES

99 CRITICAL SHOTS

PLAY GREAT POOL



OBVIOUSLY I am a 1 pkt player it's the ultimate test of skill and knowledge.



Nice book list, for your 1P passion, alhpadog. Agreed.

In my library listings and category for One Pocket references, I have listed (along with Mr. Kohler's Science Of Pocket Billiards and the others you've shared) are:

Kohler, Jack H - Upscale One-Pocket; 1993

This next little gem is a fun read as well - I bet you'd enjoy it, sir!

Betz, Albert J - One-Pocket Man; 2006

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170813/e6ac389553fe9c77239bf9a688905c66.jpg

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170813/3667837d62d12d49363c2e58cde3cbe8.jpg

I'll even send ya one of my extra copies if you haven't read it and would like one for your 1P section N/C of course.

[emoji41]

Cornerman
08-16-2017, 09:31 PM
I think these are the standards. No particular order.

SCIENCE OF POCKET BILLIARDS
MASTERING POOL
COMPLETE BOOK OF BILLIARDS
WINNING 1 PKT
SHOTS,MOVES AND STRATEGIES
99 CRITICAL SHOTS
PLAY GREAT POOL

OBVIOUSLY I am a 1 pkt player it's the ultimate test of skill and knowledge.

These are your Standard Books of Pool and Billiards???


Freddie <~~~ so subtle

alphadog
08-16-2017, 10:34 PM
These are your Standard Books of Pool and Billiards???


Freddie <~~~ so subtle

There is quite a bit to learn from those books. Billiards play,not so much.

Rimfirejunkie
08-17-2017, 01:17 AM
Nice book list, for your 1P passion, alhpadog. Agreed.

In my library listings and category for One Pocket references, I have listed (along with Mr. Kohler's Science Of Pocket Billiards and the others you've shared) are:

Kohler, Jack H - Upscale One-Pocket; 1993

This next little gem is a fun read as well - I bet you'd enjoy it, sir!

Betz, Albert J - One-Pocket Man; 2006

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170813/e6ac389553fe9c77239bf9a688905c66.jpg

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170813/3667837d62d12d49363c2e58cde3cbe8.jpg

I'll even send ya one of my extra copies if you haven't read it and would like one for your 1P section N/C of course.

[emoji41]

Sounds interesting. I just put a copy in my Amazon cart.
Any other recommendations?

BC21
08-17-2017, 04:15 AM
Your missing a really good one in your list.

One Pocket - A Game Of Controlled Aggression

http://store.accu-stats.com/one-pocket-a-game-of-controlled-aggression/

Agreed. Imo, this is the best one-pocket book out there, and that's saying a lot because Eddie Robin's "Winning One Pocket" is excellent. A big thanks to Tom Wirth for the work he put into "A Game of Controlled Aggression".

On a more affordable scale, I found Jack Koehler's "Upscale One Pocket" to be very good also.

Tooler
08-17-2017, 04:23 AM
Probably be #8;)

Should be #1 ...... it's the best, IMHO;)

BC21
08-17-2017, 04:26 AM
Sounds interesting. I just put a copy in my Amazon cart.
Any other recommendations?

Ref "One-Pocket Man" by Albert Betz..... This is a great read, cool story. Not a lot of pool action, but still a great story.

Black-Balled
08-17-2017, 04:38 AM
Always something to learn on the azb...when fleeing the mob, go to philly :confused::eek::grin::D:grin:

Rimfirejunkie
08-17-2017, 05:03 AM
Sure looks like a 1903 on the cover.

K2Kraze
08-17-2017, 06:48 AM
Sounds interesting. I just put a copy in my Amazon cart.

Any other recommendations?


Here are just a few quick ideas-

Off the top of my head - in the "interesting" pool stories/novel read category, check out these titles on ebay perhaps for less expensive, second-hand copies:

McGoorty by Robert Byrne

Billiards, Hustlers & Heroes, Legends & Lies and the Search for Higher Truth...by John Grissim

The Hustler & the Champ by R.A. Dyer

...and one of the most entertaining reads from the last decade is of course Running the Table - The Legend of Kid Delicious by John Wertheim.

This is a very short list of enjoyable reads for sure - and if you would like more suggestions or listings for other categories or genres within the cuesports section, fire off a PM with your email attached and I'll help any way possible. [emoji41]

~ K.

buckets
08-17-2017, 06:49 AM
99 critical shots is extremely overrated and gives terrible advice about rail cuts.

buckets
08-17-2017, 06:58 AM
Best books I've read are probably Pleasures of Small Motions and Play Your Best 8-Ball

Upscale One Pocket is pretty good too

alphadog
08-17-2017, 08:03 AM
Don't get me wrong,for a 1pkt player Tom Wirth's book is a must have.
Since I had the "7" on my list for a long time,and are quite happy with them,I feel CONTROLLED AGGRESSION is a nice addition. Hence #8

Grishams book has 1 story in it that justifies the purchase price! I was roflmao!

dr_dave
08-17-2017, 10:05 AM
99 critical shots is extremely overrated and gives terrible advice about rail cuts.Fort those interested, the following online video describes and demonstrates solid advice for rail cut shots:

NV I.10 - 9-ball/10-ball Rail Cut Shot Principles and Examples, an excerpt from VENT-V (http://billiards.colostate.edu/normal_videos/new/NVI-10.htm)

And many other related info and videos are available on the rail cut shot resource page (http://billiards.colostate.edu/threads/english.html#rail).

Enjoy,
Dave

Ghosst
08-17-2017, 10:13 AM
Zen in the Art of Archery (https://www.amazon.ca/Zen-Art-Archery-Eugen-Herrigel/dp/0375705090)

The Art of Stillness (https://www.amazon.ca/Art-Stillness-Adventures-Going-Nowhere/dp/1476784728)

Pleasures of Small Motions (https://www.amazon.ca/Pleasures-Small-Motions-Mastering-Billiards/dp/1585745391/)

While in the chair... (https://www.amazon.ca/F-Answer-John-C-Parkin/dp/1401946364/)

Pool Wars (https://www.amazon.ca/Pool-Wars-Jay-Helfert-ebook/dp/B004E3XGZ0)

Confessions of a Pool Hustler (https://www.amazon.ca/Confessions-Pool-Hustler-Robert-LeBlanc-ebook/dp/B007N9KWKE)

Cornerman
08-17-2017, 03:42 PM
There is quite a bit to learn from those books. Billiards play,not so much.

I guess I needed to be less subtle. If Byrne's Standard Book of Pool and Billiards isn't one of your top three(3) standard library books on playing pool, then you've missed out on what I consider THE handbook of pool. It doesn't seem conceivable that you wouldn't have it on your top three list, let alone seven.

And I'm not alone by a long shot.


Freddie <~~~ have we gone so far???