Excellent observations Kybanks, you seem to understand the game well as you consistently come up with creative options. Of the two options, I prefer the billiard because of the difficulty between the two shots. I feel that you will make the billiard as many times as you will successfully freeze or lay on the 7ball leaving your opponent in a tough situation. Anyways another good call.Did you say gopher? The shot I like here is to shoot the 10 and freeze to the 7. The offensive shot I like is to Carom the 11 in off the 2.