Finally, after a loooooong time we have a new Let’s play… pool! I played issue #5 last weekend. As always 9-ball in a race to 7 against the ghost. (more…)
No long blog post today, but something for your eyes again. I recently recorded my third “Let’s play… pool!” at Hustlers, a great pool hall in downtown Bangkok. (more…)
Here’s my second “Let’s play… pool!” 9-ball against the ghost, and this time I got a little closer. (more…)
Everybody is familiar with the expression “You have to want to win the tournament in order to be able to win it.” I found out yesterday what is really meant by this. I’m currently reading a great book called ”The Millionaire Fastlane”. This deals with the fast lane to riches and the comments are applicable to many areas of life. The author, MJ DeMarco, writes, that there is a difference between “wanting to” in the sense of being “interested” in something, and “wanting”, in the sense of being “committed” to something. (more…)
In this very informative and well-produced video, Ralph Eckert presents the different variations of the standard break in 14.1 / Straight Pool. That’s good stuff and you should practice it hard. What you also need to train is the ability to see the kiss shot tangent correctly on these balls. It took me a while. It’s best to do it like Ralph did in the video, to put the cue ball close to the object ball first and to look closely in which direction the ball goes. In the real match you can’t do that, so it takes some practice to judge the line correctly.
Unfortunately, the video below is in German. There’s another video on Youtube of a match between Thorsten Hohmann and Charlie Wiliams where Ralph was the commentator and where he explains the gist of the video below in English.