Rotation – Game of the Month – April 2010

Rotation, as I bet you’ve already guessed, is one of a number of games where the balls must be played in order, starting with the 1 Ball and working your way to the highest numbered ball. It is the most difficult of these games because all 15 balls are used, making the table more crowded, […]

Cowboy Pool – Game of the Month for January Pockets and Caroms and Billiards, Oh My

With this post, I’m introducing a new feature to Pool Student’s blog called Game of the Month. Each month I’ll introduce you to a new game, explain briefly how to play it, provide a link to the rules, talk a little about strategy and point out why you might find the game interesting. This month […]

A Hierarchy for Advanced Pool Skill Acquisition Learn the Right Things in the Right Order to Avoid Wasting Your Time

Pool is a game of nearly endless depth and richness. To maximize pool skill acquisition you must learn the most fundamental things thoroughly and early. For beginners, this may not be readily apparent, but as one learns more of what’s possible it becomes more and more obvious. Which ball to play next, which route to […]

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