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Author : Kenny Gallo,Matthew Randazzo V,Matthew Randazzo
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Page : 516 pages
File Size : 41,7 Mb
Release : 2010-11-30
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781439195833

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Breakshot by Kenny Gallo,Matthew Randazzo V,Matthew Randazzo Pdf

Gallo made millions for New York's Colombo Mafia family before becoming an undercover FBI informant. In "Breakshot," he captures the American underworld in all its tawdry spectacle.

The 99 Critical Shots in Pool

Author : Ray Martin,IMGS, Inc.,Estate of Rosser Reeves
Publisher : Random House Puzzles & Games
Page : 242 pages
File Size : 46,6 Mb
Release : 1993-10-05
Category : Sports & Recreation
ISBN : 9780812922417

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The 99 Critical Shots in Pool by Ray Martin,IMGS, Inc.,Estate of Rosser Reeves Pdf

World Champion Pool Player Ray "Cool Cat" Martin shares his secrets for playing winner's pool in this classic book, which includes an introduction by the author. Written with co-author Rosser Reeves, The 99 Critical Shots in Pool remains one of the most authoritative guides to the game ever written. Over 200 illustrations show the proper form, technique, and approach to shots such as: • The Center Ball Cheat-the-Pocket • The Hook Shot • The Seven Ball Stop Shot • The Jump Shot • The Frozen Kiss Shot • The Nudge Shot • The Side Pocket By-Pass Shot Ray Martin, a Billiards Congress of America Hall of Fame inductee, is one of only seven players in the twentieth century to win three or more world 14.1 titles. He co-wrote this book with Rosser Reeves in 1976.

The Great Break Shot

Author : Charley Bond
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 208 pages
File Size : 51,6 Mb
Release : 2005-01-01
Category : Pool (Game)
ISBN : LCCN:2005282195

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The Great Break Shot by Charley Bond Pdf

Skill and Billiards

Author : Christopher James Archibald
Publisher : Stanford University
Page : 124 pages
File Size : 49,8 Mb
Release : 2011
Category : Electronic
ISBN : STANFORD:xq716gb1252

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Skill and Billiards by Christopher James Archibald Pdf

Computational pool is a relatively recent entrant into the group of games played by computer agents. It features a novel combination of properties that distinguish it from other such games, including continuous action and state spaces, uncertainty in execution, a unique turn-taking structure, and of course an adversarial nature. This combination leads to new challenges, both in modeling and reasoning about the game and in designing agents for effective play. We address the modeling challenges by presenting a model of generalized billiards games and showing that an equilibrium exists within this model. To address the practical challenges of designing an agent, we discuss CueCard, our agent which won the 2008 computational pool tournament, with a special focus on which new advancements made this agent successful. The second portion of the dissertation focuses on a topic inspired by the computational pool domain, that of execution skill. In many AI settings an agent is comprised of both action-planning and action-execution components. We first present experimental work in which we examine the relationship between the precision of the execution component, the intelligence of the planning component, and the overall success of the agent within our computational pool framework. Our motivation lies in determining whether higher execution skill rewards more strategic playing. Finally, we present a method for modeling imperfect execution skill in normal form games and examine the effect that changing execution skill levels can have in these games. We then study games in which players have imperfect execution skill and one player's true skill is not common knowledge. In these settings the possibility arises of a player "hustling", or pretending to have lower execution skill than they actually have. Focusing on repeated zero-sum games, we provide a hustle-proof strategy; this strategy guarantees a player the same payoff without knowledge of the opponents execution skill level as they could guarantee with knowledge of the opponent's true execution skill level.

Evaluating Performance

Author : Michele Biasutti,George Waddell,Aaron Williamon,Roberta Antonini Philippe
Publisher : Frontiers Media SA
Page : 293 pages
File Size : 53,8 Mb
Release : 2023-10-19
Category : Science
ISBN : 9782832536261

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Evaluating Performance by Michele Biasutti,George Waddell,Aaron Williamon,Roberta Antonini Philippe Pdf

Basic Pool

Author : Arthur "Babe" Cranfield,Laurence S. Moy
Publisher : Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
Page : 225 pages
File Size : 52,7 Mb
Release : 2011-01-26
Category : Games & Activities
ISBN : 9781616081799

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Basic Pool by Arthur "Babe" Cranfield,Laurence S. Moy Pdf

Techniques and guidance for everyone provided by a world champion and hall of fame pool...

Willie Mosconi World's Champion 1941-58 on Pocket Billiards

Author : Willie Mosconi
Publisher : Read Books Ltd
Page : 188 pages
File Size : 49,6 Mb
Release : 2013-01-09
Category : Sports & Recreation
ISBN : 9781447483533

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Willie Mosconi World's Champion 1941-58 on Pocket Billiards by Willie Mosconi Pdf

This vintage book contains a comprehensive guide to playing billiards written by the 1941-58 billiards world champion, Willie Mosconi. This timeless volume includes comprehensive instructions and useful tips on every aspect of the game, and is highly recommended for anyone looking to improve their billiard skills. Complete with helpful photographs and step-by-step instructions, this volume would make for a great addition to collection of antiquarian sporting literature. The chapters of this book include: “The Game of Billiards”, “Fundamentals”, “The Bridge” “Stroke and Follow-Through”, “Cueing the Ball”, “Hitting the Object Ball”, “Combination and Kiss Shots”, “The Championship Game”, “How Much do you Know?”, “Speed of Stroke”, etcetera. Many antiquarian books such as this are increasingly hard to come by and expensive, and it is with this in mind that we are republishing this book now in an affordable, modern, high quality edition. It comes complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on billiards, snooker, and pool.

Pool and Billiards For Dummies

Author : Nicholas Leider
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Page : 384 pages
File Size : 45,6 Mb
Release : 2010-02-12
Category : Sports & Recreation
ISBN : 0470633948

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Pool and Billiards For Dummies by Nicholas Leider Pdf

Practical, step-by-step tips for players of all levels From Snooker to Carom to good-old-fashioned 8- or 9-Ball, Pool & Billiards For Dummies reveals the tips, tricks, and rules of play, covering the variety of the ever-popular games that make up pool and billiards. This hands-on guide discusses everything from the rules and strategies of the games to how to set up a pool room to choosing the right equipment, and is accompanied by dozens of photos and line drawings. See how hard to hit the cue ball and where to hit it, the angle to hold the cue stick and how much chalk to use, how to use a bridge, and how to put spin on the ball Includes advanced pool techniques and trick shots for the seasoned pool sharp With Pool & Billiards For Dummies, even a novice can play like a champion!

Break Shot Patterns

Author : Philip Capelle
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 47,5 Mb
Release : 2011-10
Category : Pool (Game)
ISBN : 0964920441

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Break Shot Patterns by Philip Capelle Pdf

Break Shot Patterns focuses on position and pattern play for the last four balls of a rack of Straight Pool - the phase where most players have the most trouble. Capelle analyzes 110 patterns that were played by top pros. The book contains several diagrams for each example, and a companion DVD shows the pros executing the shots.

Billiards, Revised and Updated

Author : Billiards Congress of America
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Page : 232 pages
File Size : 47,5 Mb
Release : 2005-05-01
Category : Sports & Recreation
ISBN : 9781461749929

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Billiards, Revised and Updated by Billiards Congress of America Pdf

Here in a single, compact handbook are all the rules for the myriad forms of pocket billiards. Billiards: The Official Rules and Records Book is complete with detailed instructions on how to play everything from Basic Pocket Billiards to Cut-Throat, together with the rules for tournament games such as Nine Ball and Rotation, and Snooker and Carom games. These are the official rules of billiards from the Billiard Congress of America, the governing body of professional billiards in the United States. A very helpful chapter for the beginner includes professional tips on basic techniques and strategies. Also included are a glossary of billiard terms and a summary of BCA billiards champions.

Breaking a Bird Dog - A Treatise on Training

Author : Horace Lytle
Publisher : Read Books Ltd
Page : 216 pages
File Size : 51,6 Mb
Release : 2017-10-06
Category : Pets
ISBN : 9781473343450

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Breaking a Bird Dog - A Treatise on Training by Horace Lytle Pdf

This vintage book contains a complete guide to training a dog for hunting birds, with chapters on selection and breeding, breaking, psychology, equipment, and much more. Interspersed with personal anecdotes, this highly-readable handbook will appeal to modern hunters, and it would make for a worthy addition to collections of vintage sporting literature. Contents include: "First Days in the Field", "Getting on Game", "Gun-Shyness and Retrieving", "Hunting Quail and Pheasants", "A Successful Pheasant Hunt", "Wonderful Work", "Steadying to Shot and Wing", "A Little Canine Psychology", "Further Facts and Anecdotes", "Finishing Touches", "Things to be Aware Of", etc. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in a modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on gun dogs.

Byrne's New Standard Book of Pool and Billiards

Author : Robert Byrne
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Page : 436 pages
File Size : 44,8 Mb
Release : 1998
Category : Games & Activities
ISBN : 0156005549

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Byrne's New Standard Book of Pool and Billiards by Robert Byrne Pdf

The definitive work on pool and billiards (National Billiard News) by champion player Robert Byrne Now updated throughout and expanded with new material on strategy in eight- and nine-ball, trick shots, and billiard memorabilia, Byrne's New Standard Book of Pool and Billiards is the classic guide to cue games complete with detailed diagrams and photographs to help improve play at every level."

Computer and Computing Technologies in Agriculture IV

Author : Daoliang Li,Yande Liu,Yingyi Chen
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Page : 789 pages
File Size : 40,7 Mb
Release : 2011-02-11
Category : Computers
ISBN : 9783642183683

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Computer and Computing Technologies in Agriculture IV by Daoliang Li,Yande Liu,Yingyi Chen Pdf

This book constitutes Part IV of the refereed four-volume post-conference proceedings of the 4th IFIP TC 12 International Conference on Computer and Computing Technologies in Agriculture, CCTA 2010, held in Nanchang, China, in October 2010. The 352 revised papers presented were carefully selected from numerous submissions. They cover a wide range of interesting theories and applications of information technology in agriculture, including simulation models and decision-support systems for agricultural production, agricultural product quality testing, traceability and e-commerce technology, the application of information and communication technology in agriculture, and universal information service technology and service systems development in rural areas.

Modern Pool

Author : Ralph Eckert
Publisher : Litho-Verlag eK
Page : 320 pages
File Size : 52,7 Mb
Release : 2015
Category : Sports & Recreation
ISBN : 9783946128007

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Modern Pool by Ralph Eckert Pdf

Over 300 illustrations and 40 photographs guide you step by step along the way of learning the game(s) of pool billiards. No previous knowledge or abilities are assumed, but you will still be led toward your individually attainable level of performance. And this, if necessary, up to the most intricate subtleties of this wonderful game. Pool billiards is more than just a brilliant coordination of mental and physical adroitness. Hardly any sport can deliver more enjoyment of one's achievements and abilities as this one.

The Pool Bible

Author : Nick Metcalfe
Publisher : Chartwell
Page : 228 pages
File Size : 44,5 Mb
Release : 2010-03
Category : Sports & Recreation
ISBN : 0785826025

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The Pool Bible by Nick Metcalfe Pdf

Rack'em up with The Pool Bible and get a complete understanding of the game, including the history, legends of the game, cue choice and care, shots and angles, trick shots, and varations like eight-ball, one-pocket and blackball, includes information on other cue sports like snooker and billiards.