Traveling around the world doing the pool competitions is something that many men and women would like to do however being the very best pool players in the world is something that takes many years of practice. Shooting pool is like doing engineering in several ways basically because it is all angles, lines and curves. Sinking one ball might not be a problem for most people however training the white ball to go where you want it next is the difficult part. Training the white ball into a fixed position is best done so that you can easily set up the next shot making sinking the next ball easier. Going to the 8 ball pool competitions can be a lot of fun to watch as they are fast paced and very interesting games of skill.
Getting good at the game takes many years of practice, hours per day in the pool room taking shot after shot after shot. Most of the time you will be working on placement of the white ball which is something that will decide if you win or lose the game. Even if you are able to sink all the balls in a row without placing the white ball at the most crucial moment then the game can be lost. Rolling the white ball into the pocket after the black ball will lose the game as well as rebounding the ball off another wall into another pocket. There are many ways to trick yourself up such as snookering your own balls into areas that you cannot reach which means that the next shot is not certain. When it comes to the professionals you can always take some good pointers off them just by watching the show. Look at how the ball rolls in different directions when the white ball is manipulated into a particular spot and think about how this is done. Learning while you play is often the best way of training yourself to be a world class 8 ball pool player.