Billiards: Advanced Shots: Part 2

Get expert tips and advice on pool cues and billiards tables in this free video.

Series Summary

The game of pool, or billiards, was developed, like other cue sports, from outdoor stick-and-ball lawn games similar to golf or croquet. Pool was originally played on tables without pockets. Holes were added later, used first as a hazard and later as a means of scoring. The term 'pool' was derived from 'poolrooms,' which were off-track betting facilities where gamblers would 'pool' their money to determine the odds on horse races. These facilities were often equipped with a few billiards tables, and the words 'pool' and 'billiards' soon became interchangeable.

In this free video series, our expert Roger Long will tell you how to do advanced shots in billiards. He'll tell you how to do combination shots, the carom shot, several curve shots, and the famous masse shot. He'll also tell you how to jump the cue ball and break the rack before offering some tips for having fun while playing pool.

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