Play Your Best Straight Pool is the most comprehensive course on the game ever published. This 416 page book provides the reader with 355 illustrations that makes it easy to learn the game's shots and strategies. Playing pinpoint position is the heart of straight pool. The book contains 72 diagrams devoted to controlling the cue ball. A big chapter on pattern play will show you how to read the table and plan your runs. To achieve high runs you must be able to play break shots effectively. Over 50 illustrations cover virtually every break shot that you'll ever encounter. A special chapter illustrates all of the concepts of position play and patterns as it takes you shot by shot through a 28-ball run. Chapters on strategy and safety play will help you to take control of the table. Several strategies and practice routines which isolate specific skills will help you to develop a complete game. Finally, you will be provided with a game plan that will help you break your all-time high run record.