- Dec 16, 2008
This is why you're the Ghost.One Pocket Ghost said:I don't know what Scott did....and contrary to what v suggested....the One Pocket strategy in this situation that all sesooned players that I know use, is...that when the final ball is at the points of the pocket diagonal to your pocket, as in this example - you don't shoot the ball in - your goal is to nudge it deep into the jaws so the your opponent is forced to make it - because when he's forced to make it, he has to get the cueball over to the other side of the table to not leave a shot...
...and I wish I had a quarter for every time I've seen a player not get safe when pocketing that hanging ball - usually by leaving the cut shot.
Diagram us an example of what you mean.One Pocket Ghost said:If it was me, The Kicking Ghost shooting...I'd kick the 5ball 2-rails into my pocket, cueball sticks right there, and I'm out....
androd said:Diagram us an example of what you mean.
Trust me, you cannot out-move a Ghost..
Cue ball sticking may not be the problem...We used to call that a "Grady shot"...Meaning, it was very creative...but had about a 25-30% success ratio...I have shot many similar "desperation" shots....But, I must assume that you would be getting "staked" to fire at such a low percentage shot... (especially if it were the last ball on the table)..... We both know...It is frought with peril, and could be a game ender...with you digging in your pocket...One Pocket Ghost said:If it was me, The Kicking Ghost shooting...I'd kick the 5ball 2-rails into my pocket, cueball sticks right there, and I'm out...
SJDinPHX said:We used to call that a "Grady shot"...it has about a 30% success ratio...I assume you would be getting staked to fire at such a low %tage shot... (especially if it were the last ball on the table).. It is frought with peril...
Of course the Ghost is correct (I'd expect nothing less). Alex hit it like it had eyes and it went straight in his pocket. After Scott & Alex got done kissing and hugging they played game 5.One Pocket Ghost said:Hey 'loose cannon'! thanks for the vote of confidence for my shot - glad to see you like it...30% success ratio is great - now I'm for sure shooting it....I was only figuring it for a 15% success ratio...