- Dec 16, 2008
Cowboy Dennis said:
And so why was it that you didn't like the shot ? Cueball didn't travel far enough?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.
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.Cowboy Dennis said:
Cowboy Dennis said:And so why was it that you didn't like the shot ? Cueball didn't travel far enough?
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.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.
I think you mean "does not give him that much of an advantage" right?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 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.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.