- Jan 15, 2015
...and your pocket was marked by the chalk
This was my first thought, but then I figured I could play off the 3 and not take the foul...I think I would kick two rails and try to lay the cue on the short rail by the 14, taking a foul.
I love the bank on the 3 but I figured it was my banking demon standing on my right shoulder trying to get me to be reckless and hit it at light speed. I don't like it at pocket speed though.If I felt like I could bank the three and follow the cue ball to the head rail keeping it on my side of the head plate, that would be my shot regardless of the score. Should I miss the bank my opponent will have nothing but a long straight in shot that has no future but doom if missed.
If I don't like that shot I could pocket the three in the side and follow the cue ball to the head rail and down toward the side pocket on my opponent's side of the table. I might even be able to draw the cue ball over there. I think the two ball is on the spot so that ties up another ball that potentially goes in his hole.
YK, The speed is all about the cue ball not the object ball. The shot should be considered a safety play with potential benefits.I love the bank on the 3 but I figured it was my banking demon standing on my right shoulder trying to get me to be reckless and hit it at light speed. I don't like it at pocket speed though.
i like your creativity...good eye to this optionThis is the shot I'd like to shoot here if it looks right at the table. I'm pretty sure I can reach it comfortably, but the big question in my mind would be getting the CB up table off the foot rail and not brushing the 15 ball in passing. Crossing the 6 ball with a tip of high LHE looks to be right and the hit on the 6 looks and feels like it's right speed wise to successfully bank the 6 ball to a position near my pocket and have the CB go to the foot rail/ head rail / opponents side pocket area under the 13 ball.
If I thought I could avoid contact with the 15 ball coming off the foot rail with the CB, then I'd shoot this shot.
If it didn't look right at the table, I'd bank the 3 ball and try to control the CB to an up table position near the middle of the head rail, leaving him straight in on the 13.
This, don't be a hero here, just play the %'s
Thin the 3, CB one rail; trying to land whitey frozen to the first diamond above opp's side pocket.
Bingo, that'd be my shot also.
Anything else would be uncivilized.This is my shot also , just above the side pocket on the rail.