If I could get my cue on it right I would shoot the 14 to double kiss the cueball up by his side pocket if thats not sitting ok I would play a 2 rail safe off the one ball to the same place as catkins that makes it harder to clean my side out also.Pat's shot --- his pocket is at the bottom left --- ball score is 3-2 Ghost ahead, Pat going to 7, Ghost going to 9 --- Pat has superb ball/table position here, but how can he keep, protect, or improve his position? --- wsPd/wwyd ----->
i think i might hit the kick a little harder also to play position on the 1 ball. i can get my 5 balls and out there and if i miss and do happen to leave an easy bank it looks like ill lose only two balls to him.
That was the first shot I looked at. It just depends on how thin a hit you can get on the 7. It's an optical puzzle, but the 1 ball seems to inhibit the path somewhat.I believe I'm thinning the 7 ball to get above the 10 ball where he cant see the 1 or 7 ball. If I knew the table speed I may try and freeze him to the 10 ball.
And I thought MY kick on the 9 ball was challenging....Kick two rails outta the corner, short... guarding against brushing the 6 coming off the 2nd rail... intent would be to nudge or rub the top side of the 12 coming off the 3rd rail...anywhere near or on the 12 is good, even better if he cannot see the 6 to remove or cross it...anywhere except long and underneath the 12, that could be bad...
I believe I'm thinning the 7 ball to get above the 10 ball where he cant see the 1 or 7 ball. If I knew the table speed I may try and freeze him to the 10 ball.
If you are going to do that, why not then just use more force to make the 1 ball. The cb will pretty much stop upon contacting the 1 ball and if not made it leaves a very hard cut on the foot rail stripe. Just my thought, and the only offensive shot I can come up with. If the 1 ball is made then it opens it up for other offensive shots.Why not let him start his innings from the same spot?
Play the 7 into the 10 and draw back to freeze him to the underside of the 1.
What would he do next?
I have to agree with you on this oneBrother beatle, you just made me laugh so hard I spit my cappuccino out onto my keyboard sheeit, if you leave me an easy bank, I'll shoot opposite handed and get more than 2 balls
The two rail intentional is doable, but also missable and selloutable. I like just rolling on to the 14, frozen or not, leaving the cue ball as close to it as possible, and letting him figure out what to do next.