Dat's not da point.:frus The original question for the thread is 'what ball would you shoot' I answered that question by explaining the way I evaluate situations, in terms of percentages. Which by the way is the correct way to make 99% of all decisions playing just about any game. Except poker. Then Larry asked what number ...in a rating system... would you put on the difficulty of the 2 ball bank ranging from 1 to 10, 1 being the easiest and 10 being the most difficult. I answered that question in post #13, which I suggest you read.....Wuz dat he wood draw da 2 ball back betweene da 7 'n 8 ball. Witch he did.
He did ditnt he?
My main purpose on this site is to first, teach players to play better pool by giving them an understanding of the importance of key factors in the decision making process. Whether the player at the table (in the illustrations) shoots my choice, or another choice, is irrelevant, and not what the reader should be focused on. Yes, there are certain players that demand respect when at the table, and their shot choice should be strongly considered, but in no way should their choice be the only consideration for us to go off of, to implement into our game. If that were the case we wouldn't need to have these debates, in difference of opinion, would we? My second purpose on this site is to relax and enjoy myself, as I pass time listening to all the crazy humor, from the usual suspects, period.
DeMarco shot the bank because he has the skills to make the bank as often, or more often than needed in this situation, period. You by your own admittance said that you would have a problem shooting anything other than the 7 ball. Which I respect. Cowboy said "any bank pool player worth his salt would shoot this everytime in this situation" Which I feel apply's to only good players, but what about the players that are undecided? I said that I would have a problem not to shoot the 7 ball. Does that mean that i'm shooting the wrong shot? Absolutely not. One of the most important things that a player of any game should know, and understand is his capabilities, in terms of percentages Without that understanding you will be floundering endlessly, and we all know what it feels like to be floundering. That's why I teach pool by the percentages, or at least that's one of my most important factors. Knowing what shot is right for you.
I salute you for calling the shot, and how he would play it, Master. But how about explaining to us ...the next time...why we should or shouldn't, and what are the necessities needed to choose an option, or options, ok FRED.