Pool Lesson | Everything You Must Know About Position Game



today I'm showing you a few principles that every pro player does in this lesson you will learn the main concept when it comes down to positional game there are a few rules or principles that it just gotta take care of in your play position for the next poll I've put six of these principles together so let's get started this is our first situation we are playing tempo and have ball in hand on the four ball if you want to pass this video right now and think about how you would run this rec so that we can compare afterwards I will now try to run the rec without using any of the principles that you will learn just watch and analyze what I'm doing well did you spot the problem the problem began from the 5 to the 6 pole where I came to short the problem was the poor position from the 5 to the 6 or did the problem even started my first shot from the 4 to the 5 it was the 4 to the 5 ball that caused the missed run and here we come the reverse principal Fink free shots ahead that means when I'm playing the 4 ball in I don't only think about getting a nice shot on the 5 pole I'm thinking about giving a nice shot and position on the 5 pole in order to get as easy as possible to the 6 ball so I want to be on this side of the 5 ball to get easily 1 rail to the 6 in my run I was at the wrong side I'm trying to shout again and I came too short so I'm trying again and I came too far and now we come to the second principal pick a point on the table every time that you're playing position you want to pick a point on the table where the cue ball should end of course many times there's a large area where the cue ball could end but if you want to be more accurate and have less margin for error you have to pick a point on the table if you want to know more about that topic watch my videos about secrets of visualization so I'm picking a point and I finally get the right angle on the 5 ball and can go up table but the problem with this shot is that the speed control is very tough a little further a little slower and I have no position on the 5 ball so this leads us to the next principle that is called going towards the line as you saw this is the point where we want to be and if you were drawing this line from the object ball to the cue ball to the rail the angle is all the time the same if the cue ball is on this line so our goal is to find a path so that the cue ball is moving on that line and isn't crossing that line that means that the cue ball has to hit here on the rail and then it goes towards the five ball on that line now it just got a managed to hit the short rail bounce to that point on the long rail and I'm going on the position line towards the five ball and here my speed control is much easier because the angle doesn't change on that line the cue ball can be from here to here and it doesn't change anything so going towards the line is a pretty powerful way to get safe position do this as often as possible look for easy ways to go towards the line and don't cross the position line now we can watch my final attempt on how to run this wreck for the next principals we have a different situation again we're playing tempo and have ball in hand on the four ball here we already using the free shots ahead principal this is the best spot for the cue ball in order to get from the five ball to the six ball into the side but just going one rail up table and what happened now is that it got safe so our next principle is called avoid danger zones well what is a danger zone a danger zone is a part of the table where we have no shot on the next ball so if it's possible we should not travel through these danger zones with the cue ball so do you see another way to get to that point without going through the danger zone before you think too much about that there is no need to get to that point at all even if it's probably the best spot for the cue ball to be we were just using this angle and go the other way around to get positioned for the six ball so we're playing the shot get a nice position on the five ball and get easily up table to the six ball but wait what happened now I didn't manage to get to the seven ball but was the problem really my bad shot into the side pocket no my problem was that I didn't get a nice angle on the six ball this leads us to the next principle get into position zones so let's start over again here you see me picking a point for the cue ball this time I'm going another way where I use the principle of going towards the line again so let's take a closer look on the six ball this is the straight in shot on the 6 obviously this side is bad so I want to be on the up table side of the line so here I have a large sown where the cue ball can end so I've got to make sure that I'm in the zone I won't take this point for my cue ball because it's too close to the straight and shot instead I want to be on one of these points now I decide to go too long away because once I'm over that line I will always have position and even when I'm hitting the rail the cue ball is gonna be a very long time on the right line in the position zone I gave too much left hand side on the cue ball that's why I'd get dangerous with the cue ball and nine ball but even with this misjudged amount of spin I'm still in the position zone and I still have a perfect angle on the six ball in order to get to the seven ball I'm not getting perfect position on the eight ball but here you see another perfect example of going towards the nine ball so remember if there are zones for the cue ball to end then don't pick a point too near to the border of the zone just look for a point deep in the zone so that there is no danger that you don't make it into the zone with the key ball for our last principle we have this situation this time we do not have ball in hand we're playing tempo and we have to get position from the four to the five ball again pause this video and think about it again in my first attempt I'm trying to draw the cue ball back and play the five into the same corner pocket but as you see it's very tough to get on the right side of the five ball now I'm at the wrong side I have to pound the ball in and do something crazy and not natural with the cue ball and what happens most of the time is something like this here I missed Church to shot again and the only thing I have left is a combination on the seven ball finally I got a position to work with but this also was luck and not really predictable and look I still have to go up table with the keyboard this doesn't work perfectly I have another tough shot on the 6 ball I came too short on the 7 ball into the side pocket so I have to cut it real thin and real slow to hold 48 ball this was just way too hard because the perfect pool should look easy and should be easy I accidentally got the perfect position for the cue ball but look how small the area for the cue ball to end this you should never play that way the margin for error is just way too big but how do we play the shot down for the last principal I give you a quote from buddy hall it was pretty much saying why should you try to get position if you already have position but what does it mean it basically means if you get position but just playing a stop shot or a small draw a small follower stand shot and you have position for the next ball maybe not the perfect position for the cue ball on the table but a position you should play it and in our example we have the type of shot just play a small stun shot play it along a shot into the corner pocket draw a little bag and the hard work is done and that's how easy pool can be as I already mentioned in an older lesson you can get so much better and poo just by planning things right just by doing the right things and making right decisions you don't have to be better at making balls or bad at getting position no it's just the way you approach the game well that's it if you like this video please give me a thumbs up and leave a comment the more comments and the more likes I get on a video the more popular it gets on YouTube so if you want to help me grow my channel do me the small favor I put many hours of producing in this video so I really hope you enjoyed this lesson and that's it for today guys thanks for watching see you at the next lesson take care

23 thoughts on “Pool Lesson | Everything You Must Know About Position Game”

  1. Yes – I and many of you could have run out, even with not following these principles, by just making the little tougher positional shots. But I want to show you how to make less mistakes and how to make the game as easy as possible. And you do that by following these principles. If you make these things, I garantuee you will make less mistakes.

    Enjoy your lesson guys!

    P.S. Sorry for my pants.

  2. would be nice, if you also put those principles into the description, if we just wan't a little refresh on that topic.

    Really great video btw.

  3. I love the way you show us where you hit the cue ball on every shot. That is so very helpful. Thank you for your videos. Subscribed!

  4. As a beginner your videos are great, easily the best on YouTube, the ball in the corner showing were to hit has helped me immensely thx for the time you take to make all your videos , keep up the excellent work

  5. From the top pool couple in NS we enjoy your explanation of the game. Get a chuckle every time you say wideo instead of video. πŸ™‚

  6. How to instantly gain respect as a player? pull your freaking pants up so you don't look like an idiot who doesn't have enough brains to know how to wear pants. And don't wear a cap backwards. Are you the freaking catcher? Is this baseball?

  7. 8:00 and what about ball#1(yellow one)… that one is first than any other ball… you have to learn the order before you start teaching your shitty english mafucka

  8. Susme hahaha. Ok video maganda..
    Sakin lang be natural..
    Wag pahirapn billiard..
    1 to 9 ..
    1st shot, makes possition the cue ball to the next ball and so on and so fort.. Tama english hahaha trages tara laro na lang..

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