Welcome to Byrne's Wonderful World of Pool and Billiards, a medley of instruction and lore from the best-selling authority on billiards technique. Here, clearly explained and illustrated, are tips on improving your pool game ('Three-Shot Planning'), unusual shots, technique in three-cushion billiards ('Handling Tough Leaves', 'Kilgore's Opposite 3 System'), and clarification of the games people play (five pins, snooker, box billiards). In his inimitable style, Robert Byrne also entertains with stories, sage advice ('How to Cope with Sore Losers'), and profiles of top players - plus one of an infamous poseur. A treasury of amazing shots, inside secrets, and favorite stories from the renowned pool and billiards writer-the perfect armchair companion for would-be pool sharks everywhere. Index; diagrams and photographs.