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The 99 Critical Shots in Pool: Everything You Need to Know to Learn and Master the Game

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Thirtieth anniversary edition out in 2007!

World Champion Pool Player Ray "Cool Cat" Martin shares his secrets for playing winner's pool in this classic book, now with a new introduction by the author. Written with co-author Rosser Reeves three decades ago, The 99 Critical Shots in Pool remains one of the most authoritative guides to the game ever written. Over 200 illustra
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Paperback, Large Print, 240 pages
Published October 5th 1993 by Random House Puzzles & Games (first published June 1st 1982)
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Cameron
Nov 20, 2014 Cameron rated it it was amazing
A great, no non-sense guide. Start with shot number one, and really work your way through this book, and you will notice the improvement in your game. From your stance, posture, and grip, to jump shots, kisses, and nudges, this book covers it all.

There is a reason this book is still so popular three decades later, because it is the best. The only book on pool you need.
Slickmez
May 27, 2016 Slickmez rated it it was amazing
A great book on pool; a lot of information on the various scenarios you will encounter and shots needed to keep your run going. The shot he sees amongst the seemingly random ball layouts are amazing. He even tests your shot visualisation at the end of the book. It does have a strong bias for straight pool. Well worth the read (or skim).
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Mar 03, 2015 Mollie the Cat rated it really liked it
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Andy Day
May 24, 2015 Andy Day rated it it was amazing
It's just 99 shots, but there's hundreds of applications of the shots to the game.
Sherlock
Oct 07, 2014 Sherlock rated it liked it
Good Book. :)
Tara Schaafsma
Mar 08, 2013 Tara Schaafsma rated it it was amazing
Shelves: non-fiction
I got a lot of good information from this book. The shots are lined up and explained well. The only complaint I have is that the object ball is supposed to be black, and the other balls grey, but they appeared so close in color in the book I had to look very closely to see which was which if it wasn't obvious.
Holly
Jul 19, 2008 Holly rated it really liked it
Bought this so I could more often beat my soon-to-be-husband in pool so many years ago. Brings back good memories of pre-kids late nights. Ahhhhhhhhh ...
Ted
May 19, 2012 Ted rated it really liked it
I'm always impressed by people who are bad pool players, because it means they didn't waste their youth in smokey pool halls like I did....
Toni Johnson
Apr 13, 2008 Toni Johnson is currently reading it
I've been reading this book on and off for years... it's got great information for anyone from beginners to advanced pool players.
Dennis C Dubnansky
hands down the best and easiest to follow instructional pool book Ive ever used/read.
Dirk
Mar 05, 2010 Dirk rated it liked it
Shelves: pool, non-fiction
Certainly not everything you need to know but a good reference for developing skills.
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