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One Pocket----A Game of Controlled Aggression by Tom Wirth - 07-25-2015, 05:46 AM

I just finished reading this book. This is an awesome book and a Gold Standard for the Game of One Pocket as it pertains to a proper instructional book that directs the player on how to view and play the game using proper thought processes and strategy.

That in itself is a huge part of the game for me. I can see that some of the thinking I was using was wrong altogether and now I have a chance to build my best game. When a friend turned me onto One Pocket I became enthralled but mostly defensive in nature and Tom Wirth shows you that you must also be aggressive and creative in order to play the game the way it was meant to be played.

I give this book a 10 thumbs up!

I also own Shots, Moves and Strategies but I prefer this material because of its spiral binder, you can lay it on the pool table and set up the situations and work on them.

You will have purchased a book that if you work on all of the situations, reading them over and studying them that will enable you to address threats you were not prepared to address before. My initial read and taking some of this to the table has taught me that I will be working in this book for a long time, when I'm done you guys better look out! This book is very well thought out and will be a cornerstone to a movement that has started in pool and that is the movement towards One Pocket--A Game of Controlled Aggression. A game for not only the learned players of pool but a game for anyone that wants to learn everything there is to learn about pool.

I would like to personally thank Tom for sharing his wealth of knowledge in a way that is going to be useful for a lot of people. What a nice legacy and a timeless piece of work.


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07-25-2015, 03:56 PM

Been waiting for this sucker to come out! I don't play the game yet but many at the pool hall I go to do.

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07-26-2015, 05:23 AM

toms book will become a HAVE TO HAVE book for one pocket players
it reallly teaches you how to play and think when playing not just a collections of shots and moves
although there are plenty of shots and moves in there that he uses as examples to illustrate his point
thanks tom for the time and effort to write this book and your willingness to share your hard earned knowledge
  
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08-02-2015, 08:13 PM

Controlled Aggression is without a doubt one of the best books in 1P history. Own it and you'll agree. It is 100% business. The price is a bargain. It's worth more than it is selling for. I'm taking my time reading it. Concentrating on one page at a time. The "Catchers Mitt" for trapping is my practice drill for now....and it's getting better day by day. I might not hit the spot every time but at least I'm looking for it. That's a great start.
If anyone lives near DelRay Beach, Florida contact Tom for some private lessons. Nobody does it better. He is the live version of Controlled Aggression.
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02-22-2016, 06:12 PM

Thanks for the kind reviews guys. I just saw this though it has been out for some time now. It was a pleasure writing this book mostly because I love the game of One Pocket and wanted more than anything to promote it to world wide proportions. It's all about the game.

Thanks to all who play and enjoy One Pocket!

If interested in a copy, you can contact me at trwirth369@gmail.com

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02-27-2016, 01:45 AM

I also have the book and love it.....it opened up my thinking alot and showed me how unskilled i was because i was so uncomfortable with many of the shots......but practice makes perfect......just out of curiosity how well do u play Tom?? shortstop speed??
  
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I also have the book and love it.....it opened up my thinking alot and showed me how unskilled i was because i was so uncomfortable with many of the shots......but practice makes perfect......just out of curiosity how well do u play Tom?? shortstop speed??

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I also have the book and love it.....it opened up my thinking alot and showed me how unskilled i was because i was so uncomfortable with many of the shots......but practice makes perfect......just out of curiosity how well do u play Tom?? shortstop speed??
The doors and windows must be locked when playing Tom 1P as he will run out.
His level.......excellent.
To publish a book like Controlled Aggression is to set a high standard of knowledge and performance.




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Instructional source: "One Pocket...A Game of Controlled Aggression" by Tom Wirth. This book is a players best friend.
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This is the book. - 07-08-2016, 04:15 PM

Totally worth it! I bought this book and so far I am really enjoying it and finding it well organized and helpful. I like that it feels like a chess book and is divided into beginning / middle / end game. Before this, probably the most helpful resources I'd seen were the Scott Frost Power One Pocket video and Willie Jopling's video. I have Shots, Moves, and Strategies, but a lot of the shots in there seem very low- percentage to me and hard to apply to games. Tom's book seems more systematic and thorough, easier to apply. Again, let me emphasize how helpful it is for it to focus on different shots and strategies in the beginning vs middle vs end game. I do think that this book sets a new standard for one-pocket resources. It's very complete. Go study it!
  
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07-23-2016, 09:03 AM

Check out Tom's YouTube: One Pocket: A Game of Controlled Aggression


His latest video (carom bank and out) is an eye opener and entertaining




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Instructional source: "One Pocket...A Game of Controlled Aggression" by Tom Wirth. This book is a players best friend.
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08-22-2016, 04:03 PM

The definitive book on One Pocket; One Pocket: A Game of Controlled Aggression. Endorsed by the voice of Accu-Stats Billy Incardona, Hall of fame player Shannon Daulton, and Scott the "Freezer" Frost. Reviews are ALL five star rating.

Order it today through paypal. trwirth369@gmail.com

Or, if you prefer, send a check to Tom Wirth 14318 Campanelli Drive Delray Beach, Florida 33484. $65.00 and shipping within the USA is on me.

Check out my you tube videos while they remain up and running. Subscribe and be updated as new videos become available.

UPDATE 4.22.18 i HAVE A NEW DVD OUT AND YOU CAN ORDER IT THE SAME WAY YOU ORDERED MY BOOK trwirth369@gmail.com. $29.00 SHIPPED WITHIN THE USA

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The definitive book on One Pocket; One Pocket: A Game of Controlled Aggression. Endorsed by the voice of Accu-Stats Billy Incardona, Hall of fame player Shannon Daulton, and Scott the "Freezer" Frost. Reviews are ALL five star rating.

Order it today through paypal. trwirth369@gmail.com

Or, if you prefer, send a check to Tom Wirth 14318 Campanelli Drive Delray Beach, Florida 33484. $60.00 and shipping within the USA is on me.

And check out my 60 plus you tube videos while they remain up and running. Subscribe and be updated as new videos become available.
Hey Tom, have your book and have read it a few times. It proudly takes its place with my "Winning One Pocket" and "Shots, Moves and Strategies" books.

I have also downloaded all of your shots from YouTube to my PC to later be transferred to a DVD for preservation. Thank you.
Any serious 1P player should watch these shots, they do come up now and then.

In hind sight it sure would have been something to add these shots to your book as a bonus DVD.

I hope Scott Frost never sees these shots. Efren already knows them.

Thanks and have a nice day.

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I don't play One Pocket as much as I use to, but when I do, I play at Cue & Cushion - Overland, MO.

In Memory of Dean Higgs and Harry Sims - gone but not forgotten and thank you.
  
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I haven't posted on AZB about my book in quite awhile so here is just a little reminder of what is available to all of you who are interested in learning more about this great game, One Pocket.

If you don't have a copy of this book you should consider getting one. I don't know how many more orders from the printer I might make but I do have a few dozen copies still available. I'm rapidly pushing toward 1,000 sold! The book sells for $65 with free shipping within the USA
ORDERING INFORMATION:

To order the book; One Pocket: A Game of Controlled Aggression
Paypal to trwirth369@gmail.com
Include your mailing address and the promo code "Best Book"
Thanks but, Do not use friend's and family.

To order by Check or US Postal money order
Send to:
Tom Wirth
14318 Campanelli Drive
Delray Beach, Florida
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Send Inquiries to; trwirth369@gmail.com

Thank you,

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inquiries trwirth369@gmail.com

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ORDERING INFORMATION:

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Thanks but, Do not use friend's and family.

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Send Inquiries to; trwirth369@gmail.com

Thank you,

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Get a copy because....
It's currently the best book on the subject...if not the best it's tied for 1st.
You will improve.
It is on sale
It is a future collectable.
It's unlike any other 1Pocket book...It's all business. Learn one thing and you just improved.




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I haven't posted on AZB about my book in quite awhile so here is just a little reminder of what is available to all of you who are interested in learning more about this great game, One Pocket.

If you don't have a copy of this book you should consider getting one. I don't know how many more orders from the printer I might make but I do have a few dozen copies still available. I'm rapidly pushing toward 1,000 sold! The book sells for $65 with free shipping within the USA

ORDERING INFORMATION:

To order the book; One Pocket: A Game of Controlled Aggression
Paypal to trwirth369@gmail.com
Include your mailing address and the promo code "Best Book"
Thanks but, Do not use friend's and family.

To order by Check or US Postal money order
Send to:
Tom Wirth
14318 Campanelli Drive
Delray Beach, Florida
33484

Send Inquiries to; trwirth369@gmail.com

Thank you,

Tom Wirth

One Pocket: A Game of Controlled Aggression.
inquiries trwirth369@gmail.com

[B]Update....\4.22.18 You can now order my new DVD, "A Series of Shots and Situations"./B] This DVD sells for $29.00.


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