D.S. Yvon con Snooker Brain: Things Learned from Watching Ding, the Rocket and the Hurricane (English Edition)
This book has:
Maturing of the Dragon: Short story about how Ding has matured as a player and how his devotion and focus on the game is paying off for himself and the country of China.
8 Cuts of the Dragon: This highlights some of the greatest pots and cuts Ding has done to win championships, make a 147, along with showing the thinnest safety shot only the bravest snooker player would go for.
Defense of the Dragon: Shows the thinking and planning that Ding Junhui displayed to win a frame when needing a snooker on the last red against Graeme Dott.
Positional Probability : an analysis of a positional play by Ronnie O'Sullivan. Normally Ronnie is a quick player but on this one particular shot he spends three times longer than usual to decide what colour to pot. This chapter talks about the thinking that a top break builder like the 'Rocket' goes through to maximize his scoring opportunity.
Mindful Meditation: How to use your mind to change your brain to become more attuned towards making you a better player. Often times a player will feel pressure, nerves or tension before a match. This chapter serves to give a couple mind exercises
to improve your snooker even when you're away from the table.
Sacrifice of the Hurricane: Short story about Alex Higgins and how he brought the game into popularity. Also includes quotes from Steve Davis, Ronnie O'Sullivan and Stephen Hendry on the most volatile snooker player to ever win the world snooker championship, Alex 'Hurricane' Higgins.
Fun book to read, lots of pictures and diagrams and cool snooker stuff.
A must have for any snooker fan that wants to get a deeper look into world class snooker and the passion that keeps players on the baize.
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