Popular pundit John Virgo braced to reveal tricks of the trade in new book

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ONE of snooker’s most iconic figures is poised to reveal the tricks of the trade in his new book.

BBC commentator John Virgo will sign copies of his ‘Amazing Snooker Trick Shots -Secrets from the best’ book at 11.30am at CueZone, Winter Gardens, on Saturday.

Well renowned for his quick wit and dry delivery behind the microphone, Salford-born Virgo describes 100 trick shots in full detail, aided by colour photographs and diagrams.

Virgo’s inspiration for the book came from the weekly trick shot segment he used to perform on popular television programme ‘Big Break’ during the 1990s.

Virgo, who lifted the UK Championship in 1979, explains each trick shot with step-by-step diagrams.

The book is divided into three sections – Absolute Beginners, Trickier Trick Shots and Try ‘em If You Dare!

All the shots shown can be played on any snooker table, large or small.

Virgo said: “There is something for everyone.

“Even if you’re a beginner with some practice you’ll be able to perform every shot in the book.”