If you were left handed you could reach those shots, very key shots playing one-pocket.
You can reach the shots along the long rail from your side, most can make those with a bridge.
You can't use a bridge shooting over the stack, it won't reach.
See where the CB goes after it passes the edge of the 13ball, it's almost to the 1st diamond on the foot rail.
If it doesn't aim at the pocket facing or an inch or so away it's not a kiss. you're welcome.
Anytime my opponent breaks for the pocket I want, I break for the same pocket. I don't believe their is a rule you have to take the opposite side after his break. Makes it a little hard to keep up with who broke. :mad:
There are certain shots that are not available for the off hand pocket. I'm like moose I see a lot of young players breaking to the wrong pocket. when they're not playing I take them to the table and show them why, most will change. No answer for experienced players. maybe no one ever showed...
You'll find the breaker will get into a groove in a long session, his break will get better and better.
In an even game I think I'd rather take the break and give 10/8 9/8 I know it's close but I don't like being on defense every game.