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    I gave it a shot, but couldn't do it..

    After BCA was over last night, one of the better local players stopped in. I've been wanting to play some banks with somebody better and know that really good players tend to think they have the best of everything and are a bit easier to get into a game with. So I proceeded to set aside some...
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    Favorite Moves?

    Getting back to some more pool now.. I've got a few favorite moves in 8-ball I like, such as a simple things like in an end game locking up an opponent's ball with mine between it and the pocket for an easy kick defense, etc. Since 1P has predetermined pockets, playing an endgame scenario...
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    Adjusting Angles

    Just another thing I've been playing with lately to check for usefulness.. Is using top/bottom useful in adjusting angles from center instead of changing the angle of approach? For certain banks, tightening up is a no-brainer, but for others where the natural angle is just off, is this a good...
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    Here I Go

    I had a few hours to kill this weekend, so I took a trip to a local pool hall hoping to find some banks games. As I had expected, there was a 1P game going on on the front table and a golf game on the 12' snooker table(recently upgraded from a 10'). Since prospects of a bank game were slim to...
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    End Game

    Thinking about chess, I had some good matchups with a friend of mine, but he had been playing seriously for a long time and could beat me fairly easily when it came down to the end game moves - pawn & king vs. pawn & king, etc. Are there any particular setups that you prefer for an end game...
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    Warp Banks

    The more I practice my banking, the more I'm finding myself slamming them in to avoid any unintended spin. I was wondering about a couple of things.. Do the bank players out there find that they have better control over more forceful shots in other games because of this or is this just more of...
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    Practicing

    Was kinda curious what some of you folks do to practice..? I like the ghost bank game, but getting bad spreads and such can be a bit of a pain.. I want to just bust out some clusters sometimes when there is absolutely nothing available(instead of impossible shot after impossible shot), but...
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    "Fixing" Angles

    I started thinking about this at the beginning of the year, as I normally use some kind of spin on my banks.. Would it be better to return to center hits to relearn banking, since fixing them with english, while effective, could be considered more of a handicap for not feeling the natural hit...
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    Portland, OR - open challenge

    I'm issuing an open challenge in Portland to anyone for cheap games/sets of banks. I've issued one challenge before, asking for 6-4 from any open/master players.. that is now open to a 5-5 race with anyone. Anyone means just that.. from Atwell to local bangers. Either I'll earn my wings or...
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    Breaking

    From what I remember, Mr. B. said that full-rack was more like a strategy game of picking balls off the stack here and there as opposed to breaking it open.. For short rack, I was trying something the other day that usually works well for me in 9b.. using a rail break with draw to pull the CB...
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    Banking on different tables

    I was wondering how much different tables affect other bankers out there. I tend to not have nearly as hard a time adjusting to different tables for banking as I do for standard shots. Unless the rails are just completely shot, I do fair enough on a big, fast table as I do on a slower barbox...
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    BNRs - DCC?

    I had asked previously about short rack BNRs and was quite surprised to hear that it isn't very often that it happens. I was looking at the list of players in the DCC banks division, many of which could probably rob me with the 4-out in 9b, and was thinking that it would seem odd that these...
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    Movement/Strategy

    I've had a bit of a time trying to understand the strategy in bank pool, as it is extremely difficult to keep from leaving a bank. It is just a play of percentages? Leaving somebody on the rail to leave them with a 30% bank in hopes of getting in return a leave for a 40/50/60% shot? Is it...
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    Bank Pool - ratings?

    After learning of bank pool just about a year ago, I've been wanting to hone my banking skills that much more. Unfortunately, it isn't a typical game in my area. I've got a pretty good idea on what an 'A' player is in general, but I can't find much information on the general ratings for bank...
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