This shot option comes up often, especially after the break. In this situation, Schmidt banked a ball and hung it in his pocket. It's Greniers shot. The stripe by his hole lays about 1" off the rail. Do you shoot the stripe and go up table and back, and try to make a few before pocketing Schmidts ball, or go ahead and pocket Schmidts ball now? If you are playing 9-ball, Grenier shoots the stripe all day long, and plans on making it. I'd say that most of you would pocket Schmidts ball now. What puzzels me is that if you're playing 9-ball and miss that cut shot you will likely leave a shot and lose the game. But in 1 pocket if you miss, your opponent will not likely run 8 and out, and you get another shot.
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