- Aug 18, 2010
Yes, I believe that you and Bill Meacham have the best method to attack this position. There isn't an angle for us to accurately determine how to play this shot but there looks to be enough of an angle to loosen up a few balls and play some type of position, whether it be on the 3ball, 9ball, 5ball, or another ball if possible. However, I agree with those who feel that playing the 9ball first will offer you a better chance of running balls, only if it's a comfortable angle on the 9ball, which we cant tell from the picture. If not, than playing the 4ball would be the better choice because it's in front of you and less often missed.shoot the 9 in...
thats a straight pool shot on the 4, seen it a million times. get the center of the table(ish) angle, draw off the 4 to the end rail with low left... you knock a couple balls out as you do this and five now goes.
now you are on the 3 with a great chance to win with the 5 as your 8th.
you gotta put efren away all the balls are in play. it is the old sun szu stuff about never putting an opponents back to the wall. if he just gets three here efren has got a great shot at doing something and shannon knows that.
That is the problem with that shot. The angle really wasn't there for a good breakout, so he tried to create more of an angle, and in the process missed the shot. He was too eager to win the game. He could have run 3, played safe, then needed only 1, while Efren would have needed all 8.shannon did indeed play the 4 drawing off the stripe on top of the cluster of balls
he shot it very firm and jawed the 4, sending it back into the stack which was somewhat already in motion from the cue ball caroming off the stripe
That is the problem with that shot. The angle really wasn't there for a good breakout, so he tried to create more of an angle, and in the process missed the shot. He was too eager to win the game. He could have run 3, played safe, then needed only 1, while Efren would have needed all 8.
Been there done that many times