Quick-start Guide to Pocket Billiards: World-champion Techniques for Improving Your Game

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The secrets of billiards-taught by two of its greatest players

Pool legend Steve Mizerak has teamed up with Ewa Mataya Laurance, the "Striking Viking," to write A Quick-Start Guide to Pocket Billiards, an essential resource for players of all levels to learn the skills required to attain proficiency at the game and then take their games to the next level.

In clear, step-by-step instructions and friendly language, it teaches readers how to:

  • Think like a pro
  • Select and hold the perfect cue
  • Sink balls
  • Analyze and set up shots
  • Play the offensive in a game

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Lessons from the pros that will have you running the table in no time!

From two of the most powerful names in pool--the legendary Steve Mizerak and Ewa "The Striking Viking" Mataya Laurance--comes this essential resource for mastering the basics of billiards. With more than sixty years of combined experience, these two proven champions give you the tools you need to run the table, from choosing the cue that's right for you to sinking the winning ball.

In clear, step-by-step instructions, diagrams, and photographs, Mizerak and Laurance teach you how to think like a pro--in the pool room or the barroom. Filled with strategic tips and practice drills, this comprehensive guide will show you how to:

  • Choose a cue and hold it properly
  • Take accurate aim
  • Move the cue ball around the table
  • Understand bank and kick shots
  • Unravel the mysteries of English
  • Disarm your opponents using defensive play
  • Develop a firm and accurate bridge, a steady arm, and a deadly eye

Whether you're new to shooting pool or an aspiring shark looking to improve your game, Mizerak and Laurance will have you playing like the pros.

About the Author:

Steve Mizerak was the youngest member ever inducted into the Billiard Congress of America Hall of Fame and has played championship pool for nearly fifty years. He is a three-time World Pocket Billiard Champion and holds more than eighty first-place finishes in world-class tournaments. He lives in Sanger Island, Florida.

Ewa Mataya Laurance is one of the most well-known and recognizable stars in the history of pocket billiards. She is a past winner of multiple world championships including the sport's biggest prize, the WPA World 9-Ball Championship. She currently serves as president of the WPBA and resides in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

Jerry Forsyth is the tournament editor of Pool & Billiards Magazine and lives in Carrollton, Texas. He is also the billiards commentator for Sky Sports of London and TSN of Toronto, Canada. He competes professionally on the Senior Billiards Tour.

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