- Dec 16, 2008
As good as Efren banked playing 9-Ball or One-Pocket he still can't bank playing Banks. He's never developed a "bank pool player's stroke". He constantly hits balls with the wrong speed, a serious detriment to a Bank player. I wouldn't count on him getting 3 before anyone else gets 1.If I played as good as Efrin I would just make the two and go in behind it. He can run his three as soon as he gets a shot. No problem...
That last sentence is the clue to the solution. That is exactly what to be thinking of in that situation. However, your solution to knock off the 2 ball is in no way the correct path to take to achieve the main goal of your last sentence.:sorryAs much as I would hate doing it I would pocket the 2ball and position the cue ball on the bottom rail around the diamond nearest the pocket the 2ball is in. From there you're putting a lot of pressure on your opponent, especially with the 7ball sitting in an ideal position for you to play shape for if your opponent should falter. What i'm not going to do is to battle for the 7ball while the 2ball remains hanging in the pocket with me needing both balls.
Bingo! Rod, you are the most underestimated force on this forum. You have to be the Rodney they were talking about at LeCue when I was there in either 70 or 72. Medium height, nice looking, a BM by trade, and a high roller and a straight ticket. We never got down but I did seek you out. I have forgotten our conversation.Try to hang the 7 ball in the pocket.
Freddy,That last sentence is the clue to the solution. That is exactly what to be thinking of in that situation. However, your solution to knock off the 2 ball is in no way the correct path to take to achieve the main goal of your last sentence.:sorry
Reyes shot the right shot imo. Had Reyes positioned the cue ball nearer the diamond on the rail Skyler would of been in trouble. Sometimes we have to gamble when the prize is more than our opponent can afford to pay. Reyes shot a shot that he could execute at a high percentage and hit it a little bad but still has a legitimate chance of winning the game.Freddy,
It seems that Danny D. needs a bank lesson from you. He advocated rolling in the 2 ball and leaving the cueball in the corner and leaving the free cross-side. Then he had the audacity to say he did not like the shot Efren shot which is below. Tough to tell if he hit rail-first or the ball and rail at the same time:
For the record, trying to play off the 7 ball without making it is the move. Rod gets a cookie.
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He left Skyler here:
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