Billiards and Pool Techniques

Techniques involved in billiards by professionals take a while to perfect. It involves a bit of strategy too, and not just putting random balls in holes. If a player wants some safety after scoring, then he will play the cue ball and exercise control, making it difficult for the opponent to score. Techniques involve precision in positioning the cue stick and applying just the right force at the correct angle to achieve the desired effect.

Through years of constant practice a player reaches a level where such things are carried out instinctively and he or she builds up a repertoire of shots and is able to judge which shot to use in a particular situation. Timing is an essential technique that helps in achieving the desired sidespin or backspin to the cue ball for an accurate result. Players use a combination of middle pocket play, run throughs, run throughs and pots, the side and the nap.


Game End in Billiards

A player wins when he reaches a fixed number of points, chosen at the commencement of the game or has maximum points in a timed game. A referee calls Time when a preset time period has elapsed. A stroke made at the call is allowed and points credited to the player and when play resumes, the previous positions of the balls become the starting point for the next session. When the prescribed time l...


Hitting Techniques when Playing Billiards

Players use the term "English" to refer to the sidespin a cue ball achieves when it is hit to the left or right of the center. This changes the angle of deflection of the ball after it hits the rail. Applying English also changes the direction of the object ball when hit by the cue ball as also the cue ball's angle of travel. The draw is a backward spin applied to the cue ball by hitting it unde...


Billiards Strategy and Game Play

A professional player knows that success is achieved by using the right offensive and defensive tactics according to the flow of play. Offensive play looks spectacular while defensive play is not so obvious but nonetheless is used by the player to his advantage. A player gains time to plan his offensive strategy and at the same time holds ones opponent in check in a defensive move, maneuvering t...


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