just so we dont guessI'm banking the 12 to my hole and putting the cue on the side rail next to the 2nd or 3rd diamond, if it goes I get out... the combo next to my pocket is too easy to miss and as Grady would say is "fraught with peril"...
Double ditto, rail first on the combination looks like the shot here.
I'm with Tyler here. Also, I would not try to break up the two balls Frank wants to go for. They don't go for my oppo, are blocking 2 more balls on his side, and I don't need them to get out. As a friend of mine says, "you fell on a duck farm."Wow, the thing that amazes me about these threads the most is how different obviously good players see things. I would never even think, like not even remotely, about anything else other than shooting the combo BALL FIRST. The rail first would never even enter my mind. I'd use right and go right at that 3, but even if i hit that 4, id still have the first ball in the combo to shoot next. Anyway...
You would be betting the game on it. I would shoot the combo by spinning it in with outside and playing shape on the 7.
Actually I don't normally like breaking up balls like these also. But in this case it looks like the combo requires a thin hit on the stripe ball thus the cue ball will have a lot of speed and I can use these balls to get the cue ball under control and in good position to run many more.I'm with Tyler here. Also, I would not try to break up the two balls Frank wants to go for. They don't go for my oppo, are blocking 2 more balls on his side, and I don't need them to get out. As a friend of mine says, "you fell on a duck farm."
That was a good option Steve, as was the one rail bank on the 12?..However, I do not think it would require exceptional skill, to execute Dudley's 'rail first' on the combo...I would call it a 'gimme', and it would almost certainly be my first choice..Cannot tell for sure, it may be very makable, without going rail first.Maybe 2 rail the one ball making the nine in the side and leaving whitey in its place.
After the shot you have to picture the cue ball where the 9 is and the one ball by your hole and the 9 ball spotted up if you don't make it. Looks like a good position to have then.
If you make the one ball it looks like you might have a couple of shots after that.