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How to Play Pool

Gulfport, Florida is home to billiards legend D.W. "Diamond Dave" Thayer who has written one of the world's most effective series of books on How to Play Pool.

How to Play Pool

Diamond Dave's series called, "Hot Shots Plus," has been teaching players how to shoot pool like a pro using the Diamond System.

How to Play Pool like a Pro

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  • LEARN all four pro sighting techniques.
  • LEARN Diamond Dave's "Diamond fraction" sighting method--the ultimate aiming technique.
  • LEARN the aiming/sighting method used by the worlds greatest player, Willie Mosconi
  • LEARN to play like the top pro's.
  • ELIMINATE fear/doubt on any shot!
  • BECOME solid and proficient in the "big four" of shot preparation.

BOOK 2 - HOT SHOTS PLUS Kick Shots and Diamond Numbering Systems

  • LEARN how to get your cue ball out of difficult situations.
  • LEARN how to number the rail diamonds for all shots on ALL SIZE TABLES.
  • LEARN the simple arithmetic of the diamond system for ALL SIZE TABLES.

BOOK 3 - HOT SHOTS PLUS Cue Ball & Shot Manipulation

  • LEARN English, Follow, Throw, Stop, Stun, Drag, Draw, Curve, Jump, and Massé, PLUS!
  • LEARN how to shoot OVER, AROUND, and THROUGH object balls!
  • LEARN to avoid foul shots (scratches).
  • BECOME very adept at creating cue ball and object ball actions and reactions.

BOOK 4 - HOT SHOTS PLUS Bank Shot Systems & Making Tracks

  • MAKE bank shots your favorite shot.
  • LEARN "banking systems" for one-rail and multiple-rail shots.
  • LEARN to align bank shots using diamond/fraction aiming techniques.
  • LEARN what "invisible tracks" are and how to use them.

BOOK 5 - HOT SHOTS PLUS Great Shots, Position, & Play

  • LEARN to make shots that will seem impossible to other players.
  • LEARN to pick a dead shot out of almost any cluster of balls.
  • LEARN to make great break shot(s).
  • LEARN to pocket specific ball(s) on your break shots especially THE EIGHT BALL ON EIGHT BALL BREAK SHOTS!

BOOK 6 - HOT SHOTS PLUS Everything Else You Need to Know

  • LEARN Trick shots - amaze all - win Bar bets.
  • LEARN how to make combination shots.
  • LEARN how to do productive practice drills.
  • LEARN how to play winning eight ball.
  • LEARN perfect position play.
  • LEARN the rules of play.

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