Bar Pool is a book about gamesmanship, and its goal is to survey the many comical situations and fascinating subtleties that arise from playing pool in dingy dive bars. It focuses on the psychological tactics that are so successful in achieving victory within that dark arena, while hinting at their broader applications to everyday life. It aims to be a humorous and informative resource, suitable for both drunkards and sharp-shooters alike.
1. the use of methods, especially in a sports contest, that are dubious or seemingly improper but not strictly illegal.
2. the technique or practice of manipulating people or events so as to gain an advantage or outwit one’s opponents or competitors.