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Guess Iíll start playing one pocket. Help needed. - 01-09-2019, 09:07 AM

It seems to be the only game that anyoneís willing to bet a nickel on.
So after many years, I guess Iíll start playing the game.

I watched many matches online but the only ones that I really can get interested in are the ones that are commentated by Jeremy Jones. His insight really is helpful to me.

If anyone knows of some great matches where Jeremy was the commentator please post up.

Thank you for your help

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01-09-2019, 09:09 AM

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It seems to be the only game that anyoneís willing to bet a nickel on.
So after many years, I guess Iíll start playing the game.

I watched many matches online but the only ones that I really can get interested in are the ones that are commentated by Jeremy Jones. His insight really is helpful to me.

If anyone knows of some great matches where Jeremy was the commentator please post up.

Thank you for your help

Jimbo
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01-09-2019, 09:15 AM

Thank you, Iíve registered over there waiting on approval to pose same question.

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01-09-2019, 09:15 AM

"Csi one pocket" on youtube also has great commentary.
  
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01-09-2019, 09:23 AM

Josh Roberts is one of the most educational one-pocket commentators if you can find any matches where he's doing commentary. He breaks down the question of *why* a certain shot is the right shot and certain shots are bad choices in more detail and depth than most others. He knows the game super well and is really good at verbalizing his reasoning.

I know he does some commentary on the Freezer's One Pocket tourney from last year which has a bunch of matches up on youtube; I'm not sure about what other matches might feature his insights.


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01-09-2019, 09:41 AM

I have found the same thing.One pocket is the game of choice for many.
Last Saturday it was being played on 4 tables next to each other.
After playing all the other games for 57 years I am now learning one pocket.
The videos on u tube can be helpful,but a lot of the banks,kicks and shots made by high level players are beyond the abilities of most of us.
I have been watching players of about my skill set that know the game very well to see what they do.
Having an extensive back round playing straight pool helps me a lot with safety play.


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01-09-2019, 09:54 AM

This isnít the answer to your question, but there is one match a lot of one hole players swear by to watch:

Jimmy Fusco vs Jimmy Rempe commentated by Freddie Bentivegna. The commentary in that particular match by Freddie is super, super, educational for overall game strategy.

The match is available on Accu-Stats.
  
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01-09-2019, 09:58 AM

For matches with Jeremy Jones commentating, contact Big Truck. I believe he streamed a bunch of high profile action matches with JJ commentating.
  
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01-09-2019, 10:06 AM

OnePocket is the go-to game in a lot of rooms.. seems like 9 Ball
is sort of becoming 'Checkers' to 1P's 'Chess'... having said that:

Buy Tom Wirth's book on 1P

Watch a lot of matches on YouTube.. Efren, Dennis, Alex, Tony...
watch how they play offense AND defense.

Get Jay's DVD of Ronnie Allen and Danny Diliberto.. if you can,
get the long version.. so many moves, kicks and banks.. essentilal.

Practice banking... A LOT.

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01-09-2019, 10:21 AM

I second that. Get Tom Wirths book, one pocket, a game of controlled agression and see you over on the other web site.
  
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01-09-2019, 10:37 AM

Best way to learn 1P is to play 1P. Play cheap games to get cheap lessons. You will quickly find out what works and what doesnt, assuming you lose a lot initially. Also learn to be patient, very patient.
  
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01-09-2019, 10:42 AM

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It seems to be the only game that anyoneís willing to bet a nickel on.
So after many years, I guess Iíll start playing the game.

I watched many matches online but the only ones that I really can get interested in are the ones that are commentated by Jeremy Jones. His insight really is helpful to me.

If anyone knows of some great matches where Jeremy was the commentator please post up.

Thank you for your help

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01-09-2019, 10:49 AM

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Best way to learn 1P is to play 1P. Play cheap games to get cheap lessons. You will quickly find out what works and what doesnt
No, not that quickly. Eventually sure, but it's a very inefficient way to learn. Experienced players who are willing to really level with you, either in person, on the internet, via published books, or via video commentary, can clarify the crucial concepts of the game so much faster and with so much less frustration and heartache than just playing through your cluelessness.

Of course you need to actually play the game as well; all of the above won't help you much if you don't try out what you're learning in competition, but just getting in the box, in isolation, is a poor way to learn.


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01-09-2019, 11:58 AM

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Best way to learn 1P is to play 1P. Play cheap games to get cheap lessons. You will quickly find out what works and what doesnt, assuming you lose a lot initially. Also learn to be patient, very patient.
It's a yes, to the above.

Commentary isnt really that helpful, imo. While it may provide the 'why' it doesnt give 'why this, not that'.

An opponent punishing you for the wrong choice does.

Additionally, there are so many subtleties involved in shot selection that arent revealed in videos.

That said, use what you know and what you know you can do to come up with your own twist on the game. That's what makes 1p cool, you get to choose and invent.
  
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01-09-2019, 12:01 PM

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No, not that quickly. Eventually sure, but it's a very inefficient way to learn. Experienced players who are willing to really level with you, either in person, on the internet, via published books, or via video commentary, can clarify the crucial concepts of the game so much faster and with so much less frustration and heartache than just playing through your cluelessness.

Of course you need to actually play the game as well; all of the above won't help you much if you don't try out what you're learning in competition, but just getting in the box, in isolation, is a poor way to learn.
Well your learning curve is not going to curve much until you play. I did watch live tournament play in addition to playing,, but i didnt have youtube or buy any books to learn. That was my experience. Learning the game was and continues to be very enjoyable. Good luck.
  
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