Since the break shot is the first shot of the game, we decided to call this article Lesson 1. Actually, there is much to be learned before you step up to the table. And depending on your stroke and table conditions the shot can be made in several different patterns. The video demonstrates the classic example.

Check out the wealth of videos on youtube and (if you are a member) and you can see variations of the opening shot played by the world's best.

Here's another example of the opening shot illustrating a slightly different final position of the balls.