ONE POCKET VIDEOS
The Poolhead channel provides three playlists of videos which you can study in order to become a better one pocket player: One Pocket instructions, One Pocket archive, and One Pocket money matches. These playlists are simply a collection of videos made by others to serve as a One Pocket archive for what’s already on YouTube. YouTube is a grand master in teaching! You don’t have to figure the game out all by yourself. Others have already done that for you, so take advantage of it. You can learn from them first, and give a personal twist to it afterwards to distinguish yourself from the rest. By studying others you’ll eventually understand the basic concepts, strategies, shots, and moves, which you can combine with your own creativity and insights in the game.
How you should watch a One Pocket match
When you’re watching one pocket matches you need to pay attention to what shots they play. What’s the underlying thinking pattern of the shots they take? What are they trying to accomplish? What’s their strategy? How do they defend their balls near their pocket? Look for smart moves. What moves seem to work out well and which don’t? Watch when they play offensive and when they’re more cautious. Alex Lely taught me to play like a lion when you’re trailing and like a mouse when you’re leading.
This playlist is a collection of One Pocket tutorials by Tom Wirth, John Schmidt, Grady Matthews, Bert Kinister, Freddy Bentivegna, Leonard Ruckers, Jimmy Reid, John Brumback, and Scott Frost among others. You’ll also find Bank Pool instructions in this playlist, because banking is an important element and weapon of destruction in One Pocket.
One Pocket archive
The One Pocket archive is a playlist full of matches between world’s best one pocket players.
One Pocket money matches
Gambling is an integral part of pool and is, next to earning some extra bucks, also used as a training tool. Read about it here. One Pocket is the ideal game for gambling. In One Pocket it’s easy to compensate skill level differences with handicaps. Normally, each player has to make 8 balls in the predetermined pocket to win the game. Common handicaps are 9-8, 9-7, and 9-6 in which the better player obviously has to make 9 balls to win the game and the weaker player less. When the skill level difference between players is becoming really big, handicaps of 10-6, 10-5, 11-4 are used. In some extraordinary circumstances the handicap can be even bigger.