Straight Pool Info for Players New to the Game

Four excellent videos to help those who are new to the game of straight pool, no matter how much you know about other games. There’s a quick video on how to use the scoring thumbwheels and one by Pat Flemming on how to execute various break shots. There are also two instructional videos. The first is a long straight pool lesson by Danny Diliberto. The second is by David Sapolis on the Kurtz drill, teaching how to use balls near the center of the table as key balls for side of the rack break shots.

Strategy Question: Offense vs Defense in 14.1 What are the Factors that Matter When You Decide

I played a match the other day in my straight pool league. My opponent is a little better than I am and he spotted me 26 balls in a game to 100. I started out slow and he got way ahead and I caught fire, and he slowed down and we were at 98 me […]

I Gave up 8 Ball for a Month I Learned so Much I Hardly Play it Anymore

I like 8 Ball (BCA rules, no slop). It’s rich in complexity, what with so many puzzles to solve while not giving my opponent a chance to win. I relish the flexibility of being able to choose the pattern for my run out. Maneuvering in and around my opponent’s balls to find the only way […]

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