Brumback vs. Luat 2009 DCC

gulfportdoc

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We haven't had a bank pool WWYD in awhile, so thought y'all might be interested in thinking about one. This is from the first match of the 2009 finals where JB has to beat Luat two sets. John broke dry, and left Luat this layout. What did Luat do? What would YOU do? ~Doc
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lll

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i am not a bank pool player so i would play safe
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Kybanks

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I believe I am shooting the 1 ball cross side and running into the 3 ball, very good chance to win the game with this shot. The other option is the 7 ball straightback but there isn't enough reward built in just making it.
 

John Brumback

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I see a good,easy safe that could put the other player in a very bad spot. JB
 
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wgcp

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7 ball straight back past the 8...you have to make those it to survive against John...

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Take the free shot

Take the free shot

I'm bankin' the one cross side and bumping the six ball into the jaws of the corner pocket. Playin' all cue ball from here.
 

lll

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Larry,I have some words of advice for you if you ever play any banks. Never ever leave them close to their work if you do not have to. ;) In most cases you will not like the outcome. John B.
thanks for the advice john
 

gulfportdoc

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Well a few of you guessed it. Luat shot the 7 straight back. When I first saw the layout I didn't think that the 7 would pass the 8 ball. Luat rolled it in, which looked like a miss. The 7 hit the side rail almost a quarter diamond out from the pocket, but the slick cloth and dry pool balls allowed it to bobble in.

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He then attempted a cross-side on the 1 which he missed, leaving the CB here:

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John then ran four, and just missed the out bank for the win. He did go on to win the set, and double dipped Luat for the 2009 championship.

It's interesting that Luat seems to be a gifted natural banker. But he hasn't mastered the game with the same approach as do seasoned banks players. He seems to play natural angles, whereas so many good bank players play shots wide and shorten the angle to the pocket through various methods.

~Doc
 

Big Jim

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luat

luat

what happened to Luat, he dropped off the radar screen.?
 
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