Florian Kohler was born in France the 10 of july 1988, speaks 3 languages, is a licensed Optometrist and holds a black belt in Judo. Forgot to mention that he is also a pool phenom, redefining the sport of trick shot pool though a combination of artistry and breathtaking skill.

Florian (better known as "Venom"), has an extraordinary blend of unique billiard talent and spectacular shot execution. Venom is trick shot pool at its best.

When you watch Venom gracefully defy the laws of gravity and motion, it's hard to believe that someone so young can possess such advanced skills. Trick shot pool typically takes years to master - most of the top names have been playing since they were 3 or 4 years old.

Yet Venom first picked up a pool cue and began "fooling around" at the age of 18, when he received a mini-pool table for his birthday. He learned his first trick shots from videos on the Internet, watching and imitating what he saw.

Not satisfied, Venom quickly moved on to inventing his own, modern version of old trick shots. Within two years, Venom was competing against trick shot pool pros that had been playing since before he was born. He hasn't looked back since.



  • English College (2010-2011)
  • Optician Degree (2009-2010)
  • Optician College (2008-2009)
  • First year of Medicine (2006 -2008)
  • High School Degree, science specialty at 'Lycèe Episcopal de Zillisheim' (2006)


  • French
  • English
  • German

Pool Achievements


  • Began pool at the age of 18 years old without any teacher (End of 2006)
  • Release the first YouTube trick shots video (FEB 2007)
  • First shows in France (2008)
  • First International Competition in Hartford, CT, USA (NOV 2008)


  • Making of the Venom Trickshots DVD in Ottawa, Canada (Summer 2009)
  • 2 nationals TV appearances in France (2009)
  • TV show FRANCE GOT TALENT, quarter finalist (AUG 2009)
  • In search of Cue Dean E, 3rd place in Maryland, USA, (NOV 2009)
  • XTM Trick shots Masters 1st place in Seoul, Korea (DEC 2009)
  • XTM 3 cushion team champion in Seoul, Korea (DEC 2009)


  • Release of the DVD Venom Trickshots (JAN 2010)
  • Multiples Shows at the Super Billiard Expo in Philadelphia, USA (MAR 2010)
  • ESPN Trick Shot Magic, 3rd place in Las Vegas, USA (SEPT 2010)
  • Artistic Cup IV, winner in St Charles, MO, USA (DEC 2010)
  • First show tour in California, USA (DEC 2010)
  • Multiples TV appearances in USA: ESPN, Missouri's Channel 3, 4, 5 (2010)


  • More than 1,000,000 views on YouTube (2011)
  • Finished 6th at the 2011 Trick Shots World Championships in Philadelphia, USA (MAR 2011)
  • Currently ranked 2nd in Europe and 15 in the world (2011)
  • Appeared in the movie 'Ride the 9' as pool consultant and actor, Los Angeles, USA (MAR 2011)
  • Appeared on the USA TV channel 'Comcast' for the first pool event in 3D (MAY 2011)
  • Developer for the new MA-FK1 Mezz cue (2011)
  • Invented more than 1000 new shots (2011)
  • Vienna Artistik Cup 2nd place, Vienna, Austria (JUL 2011)
  • Ultimate Trick shots tour, Runner up, Las Vegas, USA (AUG 2011)
  • Juanjo Trilles creative artistic cup winner, Gandia, Spain (SEPT 2011)
  • 7 millions views on the Chinese "Youtube"
  • More than 16 millions views on the internet
  • 4th place at the Artistic Cup IV, Chicago, USA (DEC 2011)
  • Show tour in Michigan and Iowa including an exhibition at the 66th floor of the Willis tower (DEC 2011)
  • Live Interview during the news on ABC7 (7 millions viewers), Chicago (DEC 2011)


  • Japan Trick Shots Tour and Charity show to support the Tsunami victims, Japan (MARCH 2012)
  • Multiple Exhibitions in China at the GBE, Guangzhou, China (MARCH 2012)
  • N1 Artistic Billiard French Champion, Orlèans, France (Carom table, MAY 2012)
  • French Winner of the worldwide contest by Intel and Asus 'In Search of the Exceptional' (JUNE 2012)
  • Featured on the Chinese TV Show, 'The Generation show' by SZTV, Shenzen with over 100 millions watchers, China (MAY 2012)
  • MVP at the China's Trick Shot World Masters, Shenyang, China (JULY 2012)
  • Trick Shot Shows at the Riviera Casino in Las Vegas, USA, (AUG 2012)
  • Multiples TV appearances worldwide: Japan, China, Germany, South America
  • 3rd at the Ultimate Trick Shots Tour in New Jersey, USA (AUG 2012)
  • Winner of the World Cup of Trick Shots in Connecticut, USA (OCT 2012)
  • More than 100 millions cumulated views over the Internet
  • Venom Trickshots DVD is now the most viewed pool trick shots clip of all time with an approx. 50 million watchers


  • Show for the inmates rehabilitation program in Rottenburg Prison, Rottenburg, Germany (JAN 2013)
  • Competitions on the French National Tour of pocket billiards, France, (JAN, FEB, MARCH 2013)
  • Multiple Exhibitions in China at the GBE, Guangzhou, China (APRIL 2013)
  • Australian Show Tour, Australia (MAY 2013)
  • Shows for important corporations such as MSNBC, LVMH, Cue ball. Boston, USA (JUNE 2013)
  • World Championship of Trick shots, 5th place, Las Vegas, USA (JULY 2013)
  • Special Art Trick Shots World Championship, WORLD CHAMPION, Las Vegas, USA (JULY 2013)
  • Special consultant and performer for a Ben Stiller production called 'The Birthday Boys', Hollywood, CA USA (JULY 2013)
  • Actor and Performer in the 'UNIVERSE' Commercial, Las Vegas, USA (AUG 2013)
  • Trick shots at the 'Georges Turner' Fundraiser, more than $15,000 raised, Denver, USA (AUG 2013)
  • TV performance at the "Star King" show on SBS, Seoul, KOREA (SEPT 2013)
  • Venom Trick shots German tour, Germany (SEPT 2013)
  • Charity Trick shots Show, Los Angeles, USA (OCT 2013)
  • Shows at the Marina Mall, Abu Dhabi, UAE (NOV 2013)
  • World Cup Of Trick Shots, Winner, Springfield, USA (DEC 2013)
  • Shows at Q43 Luxury Bar and Lounge, Dubai, UAE (DEC 2013)
  • First extract of Venom Trickshots II getting viral with over 100,000 views the day of its release. (DEC 2013)


  • Venom Trickshots II is a hit. The video is featured on MSN, Yahoo, Eurosport, the Huffington post, 20 minutes. More than 5 million views in a month on YouTube for a total of 50 million combined views. (JAN 2014)
  • Pool room opening in Zagreb, Croatia (JAN 2014)
  • Venom II featured on TV and major newspapers in more than 15 countries. Combined views now reaching 100 million (FEB 2014)
  • Half time show for the WPBL in Las Vegas, USA (FEB 2014)
  • Queensland Show Tour, Australia, (FEB 2014)
  • Trade Show, Guangzhou, China (MARCH 2014)
  • Interview for GLOBO TV, 60 million viewers, Brazil (MARCH 2014)
  • William Wolf Whisky commercial, Las Vegas, USA (MARCH 2014)
  • Illinois and Michigan Tour, USA (APRIL 2014)
  • 4 Bears Casino Show, North Dakota, USA (APRIL 2014)
  • Filming for the BBC at the Snooker World Championships, Sheffield, England (APRIL 2014)
  • Signing of a partnership with the largest pool league in the world, the APA (APRIL 2014)
  • Show at the Riviera Casino, Las Vegas, USA (MAY 2014)
  • TV Appearance on the Steve Harvey Show, Chicago, USA (MAY 2014)
  • Filming for October production for a worldwide TV show, Est viewers: 90 million people, Las Vegas, USA (MAY 2014)
  • Corporate show for SAP at SAPPHIRE, Orlando, USA (JUNE 2014)
  • Filming for Billiard TV, Seoul, Korea (JUNE 2014)
  • Winner of the Korean Trick Shot Challenge, Seoul, Korea (JUNE 2014)
  • Commercial and show at Dubai airport, Dubai, UAE (JUNE 2014)
  • Show for Prince of Dubai and Sheikh Hamdan bin Maktoum bin Rashid al Maktoum in his palace, Dubai, UAE (JUNE 2014)
  • Show for the Switzerland national pool finals, Sion, Switzerland (JUNE 2014)
  • Interview for Fashion TV, Germany (JULY 2014)
  • GUINNESS BOOK WORLD RECORDS holder for most important number of balls potted (68) in one minute, Milan, Italy (JULY 2014)
  • Show at the Riviera Casino, Las Vegas, USA (AUG 2014)
  • Show at the League room, West Virginia, USA (AUG 2014)
  • Show tour in South Carolina with Hall of famer Ewa Laurence, USA (AUG 2014)
  • Show in Pittsburgh, USA (AUG 2014)
  • Shows in Wisconsin, USA (SEPT 2014)
  • ESPN Trick Shot Magic, Runner Up, San Diego, USA (OCT 2014)
  • Show for Emerson enterprise, Chicago, USA (OCT 2014)
  • Show for the Austrian Championship, Graz, Austria (OCT 2014)
  • Show in Portland, OR, USA (NOV 2014)
  • Ontario Trick Shot tour, CANADA (NOV 2014)
  • Show at the Gentleman Expo, Toronto, CANADA (NOV 2014)
  • TV Show "Star Wars", Beijing, CHINA (NOV 2014)
  • Collaboration video with DudePerfect, 6 million views in one week. Dallas, USA (DEC 2014)
  • Shows in Ohio, USA (DEC 2014)


  • TV Show "Mission Impossible", aired prime time with 30 million viewers, Shanghai, CHINA (JAN 2015)
  • Show for the APA in Norfolk, USA (JAN 2015)
  • Venom South USA Tour, Texas, Georgia, Florida (JAN-FEB 2015)