- Dec 16, 2008
Jeez, only a few responses? Everybody must still be asleep from the turkey. I was sure hoping that the Ghost would have given his opinion by now, or is the shot that obvious?Cowboy Dennis said:Cliff is up 2-0 in games and just broke to the lower right-hand pocket. It's Dicks shot. Which ball would you play shapes on next?
The bank is the obvious next shot for most people, myself included. Dick played shapes on the 5 ball though.lll said:the 10 seems to be the obvious shot.
from your comment its proably not what duck played shape for.
Cowboy Dennis said:The bank is the obvious next shot for most people, myself included. Dick played shapes on the 5 ball though.
The reason I posted this layout is that I was trying to describe to the Ghost on the phone just how Dick played when I played him.
One of the things I told Ghosty is that Dick plays position on balls differently than most people. It was tough to explain over the phone. SJD still "thinks" the same speed that he played 40 years ago so he plays position on balls according to that speed, and that speed must have been very high to play shapes on the 5 ball here like he did. Even though he got a little high on it, it was the right shot for him. He spent almost a full minute looking at the angles from both sides of the table before he shot the ball. He played position like this many times when we played but since he doesn't play the speed that he "thinks" anymore, it didn't always work out for him, but I saw what he was doing and appreciated it. I knew that 30 or 40 years ago he would have gotten the shapes he was attempting and just destroyed me.
If I was ever playing someone who passed up the bank to play shapes on the 5 in this situation I would know that I was playing either a very good player or an idiot.
P.S. Yes, he did make the 5 next.
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CaliRed said:land in a area the size of a bra cup
Cowboy Dennis said:
He looks very very uncomfortable in that sweater. Who the hell wears sweaters that big to play pool in?? The guy must have been sleeping in the car on that trip, kinda looks like a sleeping bag with arms.Cowboy Dennis said: