Testimonials on Writing

“I just read your article in the March Cue Times. Thank you for reminding me of the simplest of commitments that are so important. Although I referred to your article as the simplest of commitments your words and thoughts are very deep and appreciated.”

Thank you,
Rodney R.
Denver, CO
March 2012

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“Hi Samm Diep,

Let me start off by saying that you are my idol. I am 12 years old and play 8-ball and 9-ball pool. I am currently writing a featured article at school about the intelligence required to play pool. My teacher told me to interveiw people and I just HAD to try to get a hold of you.”

Sincerely,
Madisyn
Golden, CO
December 2011

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“I just currently started working offshore and I now go weeks without hitting a ball. Sucks very much lol. But I really wanted to stop by and just say thanks. All of your articles I can relate to in some way and some have even motivated me in the past to keep playing no matter how rough the game can be at times. So thank you Samm. “

I really appreciate all you do 😉
Jacob P.
Louisiana
September 2011

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“Just wanted to drop a quick line to thank you for the article in The Break…. “8-Ball: You Don’t Have to Get Out Now, Just Get Out.” Loved It! You were spot on!

I too feel the same. Why go for a low percentage runout that I can’t see…. to avoid the catcalls and comments? Not me.

Now I can show my naysayers your article and hope they read it, as you articulated the point so clearly that I have been struggling to communicate to them.

Thank You.”

Kindest Regards,
Barbara W.
Onsite Photo Services
Bozeman, MT
November 2010

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“Thank you for some of the information I have received from you has been more valuable than you know, I have been watching your videos on Youtube, and reading everything pool related I can get my hands on, I am driving my wife nuts with pool, but it is becoming more and more of a passion of mine, and I am improving the more I play, one day I would like to win a nice tournament prize for now I am happy with the occasional win and the great people I have met by playing pool. Thank You again!”
Christopher S.
Harker Heights, TX
October 2010

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“I really enjoyed the interview that Samm did with Nick Varner. I understand better than ever what made Nick the champion that he is.
Great questions, Samm! “
Joey A
September 2010

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Great article Samm. One of the reasons John was able to provide such telling answers is because you asked some very knowledgeable questions. That was seriously one of the best 14.1 interviews I’ve ever read. You asked all the right questions; questions that I as a fan would want answered. I know you’re a great journalist but I was really impressed with how deeply you delved into 14.1. Thanks for sharing.”
Steve Lipsky
Professional Player
New York, New York
April 2010

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“Good job, Sammy. If i play pool as good as you interview I will be just fine.
John Schmidt, AKA “Mr. 400
Professional Player
April 2010

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“Samm, I enjoy reading your articles.”
Billy C.
Houston, TX
August 2009

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“I really liked your article on “Dead Stroke” vs. “In Stroke.” You really get to the point of knowing that being “In Stoke” is more important for the consistency of ones game, because being “In stroke” will create a “dead stroke.” I’ve been playing pool since I was 14yrs old and have won many, many, tournaments/money and I recently just started back playing the game and this game reminded me that I just did not become a pro by shooting on occasion, but rather practiced 3-9hrs a day. Like Malcolm Gladwell (outliers) www.gladwell.com puts it to be great, not just good, at anything in life, you must persistently practice whatever your doing with drive and passion. Over time you will become excellent.”
Glenn V.
August 2009

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“I liked your post – dead-stroke vs in-stroke, in reflection – seems as if I am in dead stroke most of the time, I guess I need to be more conscious of my actions so as to not lose control….I like the work that you have put in…..it surely has given me an insight into how I approach my own game.”
Alexander C.
Jamaica
July 2009

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“Every time I’m here, I’m fascinated about you blog…love to read it. Hope to see you guys soon again…. “
Markus H.
Austria
May 2009

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“I recently caught a short video you did on pause, and slow back stroke. Just wanted to give a thumbs up, bravo. Although it initially messed a lil with my rhythm, the results on accuracy are grrrrreat. Thank you”
Greg L.
March 2009

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“Love your blog and your spirit. Your effervescence is contageous, keep it up.”
John B.
Tampa Bay, FL
March 2009

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“Last night I published a post on my blog about 5 interesting things I read on other blogs, one of which was yours. You can read it on Pool Student’s Blog or just go to the post itself at Other Pool Related Websites.

Anyway, keep up the great work on The Tip jar and best of luck continuing to break your straight pool high run.”
John Biddle, PoolStudent.com
Tampa Bay, Florida
March 2009

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“Out of all the sites on billiards and pool, you definitely are unique and worth visiting again…I like your style. I have copyrighted some book manuscripts (1993) and developed product lines that are similar in nature to yours; although, something in my little brain doesn’t connect between the vision and the prototype…I have all kinds of excuses that seem legitimate. I am glad you are doing what you do…the pool world needs your contributions to help grow in the right direction. Keep up the excellent work. You’d be a daughter I could be proud of. “
John J.
Coeur d’Alene, Idaho
October 2008

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“Just cruisin’ through the web and checking your site out! Good stuff!! Thanks for all of the work putting this together. “
Bjorn
California
August 2008

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“I am enjoying viewing your site and think you have a tremendous amount going for you. We at CutThroat CueSports are huge fans of pool and are particularly interested in seeing women succeed in this sport. We hope to someday become part of your ascent to the top of the pool world.”
Brad Royce, Throat CueSports
Appleton, WI
July 2008

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“I was just browsing through some of the pool links and happened about your article about the sore loser. Great stuff. And how true. You and I didn’t know each other before the tournament…..lost to each other and beat each other, yet came out of it as friends. That goes to show that you can be great competitors and still show respect for the other players game.”
Dee M.
January 2008

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“I wanted to give you kudos on your article on AZ Billiards regarding the effect of dominant eyes. “
Gregory K.
Santa Monica, CA
November 2006

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“I truly love the game of pool, and admire the women such as you who do well at it. Love your web site, and have turned some friends on to it. I have the same motto as you, I just want to keep improving. You’re my “She-ro”, keep hitting them well. Thanks! “
Lori
April 2006

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“I read the article The Art of War and it did a lot for me. I am an alright pool player. I do get a lot of anxiety and sometimes actually shake when trying to shoot. Reading about concentration that the Monk has made a huge difference for me.”
Elaine D.
December 2004

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