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Bingo! (At the Academy) ~ Bert Kinister

My chat with Max Eberle was refreshing, to say the least.

By the end of it, I wanted to stand up and yell, “BINGO!” but being that I didn’t have a dauber or a cute little card with numbers on it, I exercised enough self-control to resist the temptation. Max has an impressive resume when it comes to billiards, but his success reaches far beyond that of just being a great pool player. He is an artist, producer, author, professional pool player and instructor.

This is a guy who has journeyed down many professional paths and faced a variety of experiences that tapped into his innovative side.

Max told me something that gives me the impression that he might have inherited some of his visionary ways from his dad. Though he credits his grandfather for his early exposure to pool, his dad is the one, that at age 16, convinced the local YMCA that having a pool table didn’t portray the image they really wanted and they should therefore sell it to him—so they did, for just $100!

I would venture to say that was one really smooth hustler move!

Max has utilized his own creativity to provide some modern tools for the everyday pool player. The first to get my attention was the Pool Player Book, which reminds me of a cross between MySpace and FaceBook, but with more of a directory-kind-of-feel to it.

Members create their profiles, find or invite friends and add content or apps. The platform contains categories for photos, videos, events, blogs, forums, chat and much more. I love the idea of being able to connect to players all over the world, especially if you are like me and travel for tournaments.

While the Pool Player Book is quite impressive, I think the Max Eberle Pro Pool Academy takes the cake.

I am a new student to this program and words do not begin to describe what this curriculum has to offer. You just have to see it for yourself. There are a number of different learning methods, so it can be a challenge to find the right approach. This program is unique in its ability to deliver content proactively with audio reinforcement and visual aids in a work-at-your-own- pace style. My opinion is that the Pro Pool Academy is an extremely useful learning tool for any and all players. It has something to offer for everyone, no matter what your skill level may be currently.

There are several interesting facts in the library of Max Eberle, but instead of me going on and on I will just refer you to Google. It can tell you everything else you want to know and more!

Editor: Dana Gornall

Photo: Youtube/Onnit

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