I would cross the 9 also but I wouldn't try to make it, just cross it over to the foot rail near my pocket or very low on my side rail while spinning the CB back up table as near his upper corner pocket as the hit and angle would allow with some RHE avoiding that side pocket scratch. As long as the 9 got to the foot rail mid -table or better, and the CB got up table past mid -table near the head rail then I think Tony would look elsewhere rather than trying to fan in the stripe near his pocket on the foot rail.It's very tough with the cue ball against the end rail. I would look at cross banking the 9 to my side, and swing the cue ball two rails to Tony's side uptable.
*I* wouldn't do this. But if I were Smith, I'd probably shave the 9-ball in, move the 10, and finish with a 3-railer on the 14.
I would bank the 9 with right english and go up to the top-right of the table.
Billy immediately said Danny might shoot here and the cut allowed the 10 to be taken out as well. I'm with everyone else, I don't shoot the cut shot here, too much risk and I'm unlikely to make it.
Danny made it however, and it did exactly what Billy predicted. Danny in the booth said the call on what to shoot and what would happen was as good as the shot itself and I agree. Great call on this Billy.
Yes, I'm sure that was Smith's thought process. BTW, check your PMs.Doc, this shot for an excellent ball striker plays well. The speed of the shot if hit well will send the cue ball into the side rail then either into the 10ball or missing the 10ball on the inside hitting the rail before the ball. If the shot is executed too thinly the cue ball will travel around the table to the top right quadrant of the table ending up in a safe position. This option fits nicely into Smiths arsenal, imo. Especially needing all three balls. Dr. Bill
Heh. I figured as much. I was in the stands almost yelling for him to shoot it ��������.
1. John -- I gave a human shot too, crossing the 9.I don't know... choosing the shot that Danny or Tony would shoot could be argued as qualifying for the dunce cap for any human players.
Yeah, but I didn't quote that because it's too sensible and I wanted to give you some shit. (But if 9-8 is all that gets me I'll have to think of something else. :heh )1. John -- I gave a human shot too, crossing the 9.
1. John -- I gave a human shot too, crossing the 9.
2. Mitch -- I was going to say that you and John have 9-8 but I hear you're too good at catching big fish. So LSJohn gets 9-8 and I'll take the same from you!
I guess I'll wear the dunce cap...