I agree Alex played the shots te way I would have played them. And like I said before I didnt no the score. And if the score was ten to nothing Alex Thier was nothing wrong with playing to bank the 3 ball. It just looked bad because he should have went further up the table and we still would have had a bank. But he stoped short and that stoped him from continuing his run. Because if he had any knid off decent angle to bank the three ball and made it he could have banked the eight ball next. And if he banks the eight ball he would have had position on the 15 ball or a bank on the rwo ball. and he could have made all 15 balls and he would have still been shooting. But it looked different. Because he was way short on his position on the bank. And Alex is defanatly a instinckt player. And when I said he could have banked the three ball he laid perfect thats why I said it and if e missed all he would have left is a bank and maybe the 8 ball. But If he banks the 3 ball at that time. He would have made 3 or 4 more balls for sure. And after the 15 ball he would have had a bank on the two ball with all free shots. And If he spots up the balls and the two ball is in the pocket or near his pocket. He is in super position. Because Dave would make his ball in his pocket. And all Alex would have have too done was shoot the ball in the pocket. Down the other end of the table. And Dave would have been on Defense. And in a Tough position. But I guess nobody Like the shot I picked to bank the three ball and stay on the rail behind the ball. But thats ok. And Alex run the balls very good. And he should have looked at the angle he needed to have a good angle on the 3 ball bank. But he never looked he just got down and shot and guessed at the angle. And if he would have figured it out and over played the angle he would have been ok. And we could have continued his run with another bank or two and then shot the 15 ball if he didnt get a real good angle. But he would have had a choice the two ball or te 15 ball. And if he made tem he could ave made the ball in the corner pocketand left him on his side of the table in the corner pocket. Witch is a tough spot to be in. But thats why when you play you have to bear down and keep on putting pressure on your opponent. And it samed like he let up a little to relax after he shot the 3 ball. And didnt get te angle he should have had.But thats why its hard to beat the best players. They dont give you does chances. And by banking the 3 ball he would have keepte the preasure on his opponent. Instead of being able to relax were the balls were.But e ran the balls good especialy after the 7 ball. Playing one pocket you always play to make all the easy shots because its better to get 4 or 5 balls than playing a harder shot were you might run one or two balls more. Its bad percentages. And he shoots real good. And Like I said he can improve his game wit learning. to think better and to learn the game better. Because he has all the tools to beat anyone. And once he learns what to do and how to think. He might be the best player. But untill he learns what he needs to learn. He will not be number one. But he has the tools to be number one. All he has to do is learn moore. And I dont mean learning from the wrong people. And a great player can see for himself what someone ie telling him is correct or not. And he will see by the resulte what it does. And if I would watch him play 4 or 5 sessions. And tell him what he needs to learn and change. I belive his game could improve by one or two balls. Playing one pocket. And it is easier to teach a player with a lot off ability. And he will listen because thats wat he needs to learn to be te best. And without it he cannot do that.wincardona said:Alex runs balls very well, and I feel that he made a very nice run running 10 balls, yes he could of run a couple more if he would of played flawless but he did well. I disagree about playing position for the 15 ball when he played for the 7 ball, playing position for the 15 ball puts a lot more pressure on him than playing for the 7 ball, and your options are more and easier playing for the 7 ball. Plus like The Ghost said that by playing for the 7 ball you clear balls from your opponents side of the table and that's always a plus for openers.