Category: Table Talk

The Hustlers

A review of one of TruTV’s newest reality series Recently, Tru TV brought us a new series about the “cutthroat, high-stakes world of competitive pool.”  I had been looking forward to finally seeing a show that can let the rest

Posted in Article, Table Talk, Television, The Break / Rackem / Stroke Magazines

Running a Tournament, Part 2

I recently had the pleasure of participating in the American CueSports National Championships at the Tropicana in Las Vegas. It was my first time playing in this format, which is very similar to the BCA…

Posted in ACS, Article, Table Talk, The Break / Rackem / Stroke Magazines, Tournaments

Billiards is Not a Stand-Up Sport

Why should you stay down on your shots? If you’ve been holding a cue for more than a week, then you have heard it a hundred times: “You missed because you stood up on the shot.”  You’ve probably noticed others

Posted in Article, Fundamentals, Table Talk, The Break / Rackem / Stroke Magazines

What am I Doing Wrong?

Like driving a car, you can usually do everything you need to do without even thinking about it – and believe it or not, that is the key to playing well!

Posted in Article, Table Talk, The Break / Rackem / Stroke Magazines, Tip of the Day

Integrity

I have seen many examples of integrity in the game. For example, people who call a foul on themselves even when nobody else saw the transgression. Unfortunately, I have seen many instances where players have been a bit unscrupulous.

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Perspective

Sometimes, all it takes is a change of perspective to help you with your game.

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The Mental Game

Searching for Your Inner Mr. Miyagi After 4 years of 2nd place finishes, I recently qualified to play in the U.S. Amateur Championships in Tampa, Florida. I was extremely excited, and was determined to be completely prepared. I bought a

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Tempering Your Temper, Part II

How I Cool My Own Jets

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Tempering Your Temper

Cooling your jets when you feel like exploding Recently, I had the good fortune to play in the Mezz West State Tour on their third stop in Fresno, California. It was a 9-ball match, double elimination, and there were over

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A Quick Tip on a Half-Tip

It never fails: You’re running a rack of 9-ball, and you end up leaving yourself behind another ball. You need to shoot the 6-ball, which is sitting in the jaws of the side pocket, and the cue-ball is blocked by

Posted in Article, General, Kick shots, Table Talk, The Break / Rackem / Stroke Magazines, Tip of the Day