Alex vs. Efren 2008 D.C.C.

Cowboy Dennis

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With all of the crazy suggestions that we usually get on these layouts I'm surprised that nobody suggested this shot. We are all getting better I guess:) .

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Cowboy Dennis said:
With all of the crazy suggestions that we usually get on these layouts I'm surprised that nobody suggested this shot. We are all getting better I guess:) .

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Dennis, Even a cadillac won't run "Jacked Up".:p
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Cowboy Dennis said:
With all of the crazy suggestions that we usually get on these layouts I'm surprised that nobody suggested this shot. We are all getting better I guess:) .

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That was the very first shot I saw...but like Rod said, he was dead-center jacked up on the 7, so I thought that made it too hard to execute.

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One Pocket Ghost said:
That was the very first shot I saw...but like Rod said, he was dead-center jacked up on the 7, so I thought that made it too hard to execute.

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And so why was it that you didn't like the shot:p ? Cueball didn't travel far enough?:eek:
 

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Cowboy Dennis said:
With all of the crazy suggestions that we usually get on these layouts I'm surprised that nobody suggested this shot. We are all getting better I guess:) .

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Actually Dennis that was the first shot I looked at. I figured it had the biggest sell out risk of all the shots so I looked for a safer shot that still left pressure on my opponent.
 

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Cowboy Dennis said:
And so why was it that you didn't like the shot :p ? Cueball didn't travel far enough?:eek:

The only guy who could like/shoot that shot is Papie...

...cuz he's the only guy I know that can shoot Yukon-Jacked-up...:p :D :p

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Hate to say it but that 14, 6 was the first shot I thought of too...
 

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Maybe this if you could bridge up to pocket this ball so that you get two balls on the spot and protect the ball near your pocket. pocket ball.JPG
 

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treeMan said:
Bunt :)

He's in spot that doesn't offer much. If possible I might try to cut the 14 in (squeeze it in by the eight), and more importantly park the cue ball on the end rail where Effren wouldn't be able to see the ball on the side rail near Alex's pocket.
This is what Alex attempted. He left Efren the shot at the 13 ball though and Efren banked it cross-corner like it had eyes.

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After spotting the ball he owed, Alex left Efren this layout:

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Sometimes it's best to just say "Okay, you got me" and punt to a spot where he has to punt. Alex tried to play safe by protecting that ball, when that ball does not give him that much of an advantage.
 
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senor said:
Sometimes it's best to just say "Okay, you got me" and punt to a spot where he has to punt. Alex tried to play safe by protecting that ball, when that ball does give him that much of an advantage.
I think you mean "does not give him that much of an advantage" right?

It should have been simple enough to execute that rolling speed shot, but I also see the danger in letting your opponent see that ball. Thankfully, the people I play wont make that shot so often.

But they still beat me :eek:
 

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treeMan said:
It should have been simple enough to execute that rolling speed shot, but I also see the danger in letting your opponent see that ball.
I don't know, that's a ticklish shot. The angle from the pics makes it seem like it will be easier for Alex to get a rail with the cue ball than the 14/8 ball, making cue ball speed important and difficult jacked up. Looking at the results pic, the 14/8 looks like it hit a rail, but it also looks like he hit the 14 a little thicker than he should have. Easy to do jacked up.
 

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At least Alex remembered that a ball was going to go on the spot!
 

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I'm also impressed at how many of you thought about pocketing a ball in a neutral pocket so that there would be two balls going up on the spot -- good thinking!
 
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