I think you have misquoted yourself when you say never shoot a bank that will leave an easier bank than the one you shot. I believe it should be stated that never shoot a bank that you don't figure to make, especially if it leaves an easier bank than the one you shot. But any ways I get your point.fred bentivegna said:To me, Ike shot the correct shot except for the fact that he let the cue ball come up a little too far leaving a relatively easy straight back on the 7 ball.
Because I am in a giving mood today, I am going to release probably the most significant advise ya'll will ever get re bank pool strategy. Real simple.
Never, unless you are forced to do so, shoot at a shot that will leave an easier shot than the one you are attempting! Very simple advice. However, very profound.
"Forced to do so," falls into the, ...way behind and need to shoot a "give up" in order to give myself a chance...or...in a bad spot, maybe far away from the object balls with no practical safety available... category.
Notice that Ike did not follow that line of thought, as he shot at a hard, long straight back -- with the lead -- and if he missed would have left a much easier straight back. If he would have spun the cue ball with a couple tips of left hand english the cue ball would have flattened on the bottom rail and left not much to shoot at. Using all that english would probably detract from the probability of making the bank, but he would be compensated by a relatively safe leave.