Ike has a 2-0 lead and it's his shot. Several choices here. What would you do?
Very nice spot to be in. I will hit the 10, playing the 13 off the 14, hoping to make the 15. If it goes, I want to be in position to make the combination on the 11. Even the bank on the 9 looks quite toothsome. It's all good. Ain't it?
I'm convinced that a gentle, slightly right of center hit on the 7 makes the 11, or at worst hangs it up and gets safe. At worst, you steal a ball and he makes it while knocking the 15 away. At best, it goes and you've got 5 and the move.
However, I think I might play 13 off the 14 by hitting the 10 and pulling back just a little. I don't expect to make anything, but Earl is in trouble.
My first thought was also to bank the 9 but you would need to draw the cueball below the 4 to protect against the 8/6 one-rail kick. It looks dead in Earl's pocket.
It looks to me that the 11 can be thrown slightly to the left to at least catch the point.I like the 7/11 combo, roll into and freeze on the 7 knock the 11 into 15