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05-18-2005, 07:55 AM
In July 2000 Mike Shamos worte an interesting article in Billiard Digest, one of the most well know billiard magazines in the US.

In his article 'Broken Rack' he states the following;
"One major difference between our billiard scene and that of Asia and Europe has to do with the way learning is passed along. Most Americans learn by spending a frightening amount of time in pool halls. [...] In Europe and Asia there is a much greater degree of one-on-one instruction, probably because the players are not trying to earn a living, hustling each other, and therefore have nothing to lose from sharing their secrets."