Ghost vs. Donn 24 wwyd?

One Pocket Ghost

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Donn's shot --- his pocket is at the bottom right --- ball score is 0-0 --- unusual that all of the balls got spread out this early in the game --- wwyd ----->

p.s. and I know that nobody is going to pick Donn's shot.
 

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Another view ----->


Cut the eight ball thin towards the one ball (on its right side) and bring the cueball to the side rail where the eleven ball is resting. Make sure not to make the eight ball in the pocket either directly or off the one ball.

I would just thin the 8 in the direction of the 1 to block the bank on the 1. The 15 does not appear to bank past the 1. The cue ball will end up just past the middle pocket on my side with nothing to shoot at.

^^ This is the shot that I would also shoot in this situation - and many other similar situations that come up...

The axiom to be learned from this, is that, in the mid and endgame, it's almost always safer to leave your opponent facing loose object balls horizontally, rather than vertically.

- Ghost
 

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I like banking the six into the one, cueball to the head rail, utilize the 10 as a blocker.
 

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Bank the ten off the bottom of the five and mix the balls by your hole up while sending the cue ball to the end rail.
 

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hit the 15 with left english and come up table thru that hole between the
14 and 5 and hide him behind the 2 or 4 ball.

if you get the double kiss right you will make the one or leave it close in any case. and open those three balls for yourself.
 

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I thought about coming off the 12 too-- so as to kick the 3 from behind and drive it over to disturb that useless 1-9 cluster.

But if the angle wasn't there, I might take a swing at the 10 ball straight back into the 1 ball. I'd be trying to roll the CB off the side rail at the 11 on the head rail behind the 4. Pretty good leave.

Anyway, until that 1-9 is moved, it could die on the vine...:cool:

~Doc
 

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i also like kicking behind the 3 but i am not sure it needs too much english to control the cue ball to hide him. i want to hide him someplace on my turn here
and do an aggressive shot. it may be the last one i get.
 

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Doc. you're close to one of the ideas I would have in mind. I wouldn't complicate the shot on the three though by using the twelve and just kick softly behind the three sending it towards the fifteen. I don't expect to rearrange those balls though. That could risk selling out a bank. I only want to move that pesky three ball out of his neighborhood.

I don't think your other shot is there Doc. At least not to where you can break up the mini cluster by your hole. I also think you could give up open shots on the eight. maybe the three if you end up on the side rail and the five might have a path too. All to risky if you ask me. Now if you play strong enough to bank the ten and draw the cue ball to the side rail and behind the four laying the cue ball on the thirteen. Well, then you've got something!

Now if I felt i had the golden touch working I might play softly off the twelve and lay the cue ball dead on the back of the three. Now that would cause some issues for Ghosty whosty.

Tom
 
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Ghost vs. Donn 24 wwyd?

I thought about coming off the 12 too-- so as to kick the 3 from behind and drive it over to disturb that useless 1-9 cluster.

But if the angle wasn't there, I might take a swing at the 10 ball straight back into the 1 ball. I'd be trying to roll the CB off the side rail at the 11 on the head rail behind the 4. Pretty good leave.

Anyway, until that 1-9 is moved, it could die on the vine...:cool:

~Doc


The slow roll version of this, sticking him behind the 3.
 

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I am rolling into the 15 ball to nudge the 9 ball to line up the combo, freezing the cb to the rail. If you let him see your long rail and he kicks at the 1, game over!
 

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Ghost vs. Donn 24 wwyd?

Bank the ten off the bottom of the five and mix the balls by your hole up while sending the cue ball to the end rail.


Yessir! This is what I liked as well. Lots of good options.
 

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Ghost vs. Donn 24 wwyd?

I am rolling into the 15 ball to nudge the 9 ball to line up the combo, freezing the cb to the rail. If you let him see your long rail and he kicks at the 1, game over!


This was the other shot I like. 👍
 

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I would shoot a half ball hit on the 15 and use 5 oclock english and try to get my cue ball on a line just before the center diamond that should open it up off the side rail and park it behind the 3 ball , hopefully frozen to the bottom back side of it, all cue ball here.
 

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I like 2 shots.

The first is kicking at the 3 ball hard enough to go into the 3 ball cluster, not much harder as to not sell out a cross corner bank.

The other is similar to BJ's shot but I think I want to hit it harder to give myself a chance to make the one ball, CB comes 2 rails and kicks the 3 ball away from his side.

Either way, I want to do something with those 3 balls.
 

Jeff sparks

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Thin the 12 to his long rail, tying up his banking lane and come off the long rail behind the 3 to push it over towards the cluster by your pocket... Speed and the hit on the backside of the 3 are crucial to the success of the shot... I want the cb to float gently off the backside of the 3 down very close to the foot rail and the 3 to move over past the half way point to my pocket.
 

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I think I'd come off the 15 and if I hit it really well, put whitey behind the 3; if not, whitey into the 3.

I see there are better shots, but at the table that's what I would have decided.
 
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