I usually play pool at a local bar on the weekends for fun. My friends and I get a couple of drinks and pick a table and try our best to beat each other with alcohol flowing through our system. One day the bar closed down because the owner couldn’t afford keep it open. The owner decided to move to another state and left the building behind. We were left without a place to play pool and hang out, until the idea of playing in the Marq in Tampa Florida came up. One of my friends lived in the apartment building, and didn’t tell us before that the building had its own pool table.
This was the reason why our friend was always so good at pool, even while drunk. His apartment building had his own table, so he was able to get in as much practice as he wanted. He tried to convince us that he never used the pool table, but we didn’t believe him. We brought our own drinks to the pool room, picked a table, and started playing, just like we would do at the bar. In a way, it felt like we had come home.
Our friend showed us a new technique that he had been keeping under his belt for a while. There was a next to impossible shot that he needed to make in order to win the game. One of the balls was being blocked by another, and the angle at which he needed to shoot the ball wouldn’t have given him a clear shot. It would have given another player an extra turn to beat him. Instead of relying on angles, he decided to hit the cue in a way that caused it to hop in the air and land back on the table, hitting the ball he needed and winning him the game.