timdog24 said:If I could, I would shoot that stripe straight ahead into the ball hanging with speed and stop the cue ball and glance the stripe out of there. But, that might not be available. Then, I'd see if I could one rail kick the ball hanging in, but that doesn't look natural.
You might be forced to play a fram type of shot, shooting the one into the stripe, making the hanging ball with speed and draw the cue ball up towards the top right corner. Then you need some love from the pool gods.
Billy is in a real spot here! I might roll the CB off the left side of the 10-ball down to Billy's corner. Smith could only get one from there, which would take the hanger out of Billy's hair. Smith wouldn't want to break up the balls near his hole, and if he left the CB back up table Billy would surely have more options than his present leave.
if billy leaves him by his own ( billy's) pocketgulfportdoc said:Billy is in a real spot here! I might roll the CB off the left side of the 10-ball down to Billy's corner. Smith could only get one from there, which would take the hanger out of Billy's hair. Smith wouldn't want to break up the balls near his hole, and if he left the CB back up table Billy would surely have more options than his present leave.
It might be even better to roll the 10 right into the 2-15 cluster to try to get some stuff near Billy's hole. It would be important to try to use the 6-ball as a blocker.
If Billy could ever get down table, then he could start knocking balls away from Smith's pocket.
This also might be a good time to use a jump shot-- jumping over the 1-ball into the 12-9 combo.
I'm curious to see what Cardone did...
This looks like the best shot for such a bad situation. Maybe hitting the nine ball to go rail first, that way the nine or the seven ball or both might to your side of the table. If you leave him long he might not have a free shot and decide to go into a defensive mode. Good option Greg.CaliRed said:Looks pretty bad from here. I say "Do Something-Pray & Hope" I would shoot the 9 into the inside of the 10 or whatever, since it should still clip the ball hanging in the pocket. Draw the cueball back on the rail and hope you get a better shot next inning. Hopefully leaving him 9 ft away and possibly blocked is all you can hope for.
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Well this is about as close to what Bill did as anything. I know it was hard to tell from the posted pic but it was the only pic available. The 12 comes off the rail, makes the 9 and then hits the 3. The cueball stays behind the 11 ball.petie said:It looks to me that he can pass on the rail side of the oneball. If this is true, he should slow roll the combo in leaving the stripe makeable and, if possible, the cue behind the two balls near the pocket so as to give Smith little to work with if he misses the combo. He can make a few balls from here with forethought, precise shapes, and adaptability. The problem with the kick off of Smiths side rail is that it is only a one-ball run with substantial risk.
That's about the best outcome for the shot Billy chose. But now Smith can bank the 3-ball over to his pocket and roll the CB up through the 8-14 slot to the corner area, putting Billy into serious jeopardy again.