John vs. Barry 9 - wwyd?

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Barry's shot --- his pocket is at the top right --- the score is Barry ahead 2-0 , both going to 8 --- even though Barry's behind the stack, he's got a lotta good choices here due to the 5-7 tying up John's pocket --- wwyd? >>>

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I like playing the carom off the 9ball pocketing the 13ball. The 9ball will take out the 10ball to your side of the table, and the 9ball should leave the area as well. The shot offers natural position on the 6ball, and you are taking away three balls that go in your opponent's pocket at the same time.

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I like playing the carom off the 9ball pocketing the 13ball. The 9ball will take out the 10ball to your side of the table, and the 9ball should leave the area as well. The shot offers natural position on the 6ball, and you are taking away three balls that go in your opponent's pocket at the same time.

Dr. Bill
I like this shot because you can win the game with it and the downside IMO is well worth the gamble.

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This shot doesn't carry the offense that the carom has but it's defense and trapping potential is much stronger. Be careful not to open the tied up balls but if so the shot is still very viable.

Dr. Bill

Billy, from the photo, looks like the 13 ball is a little too far ahead of the 9 to carom the 13 to the hole. JMHO. ICBW.
 

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I like banking the 15 ball 1 rail and spinning the cue ball up to the top corner area by the 14 ball. K
 

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if you can play the carom with center left and don't have to draw the ball I really like that otherwise I am going to bank the 15 and go up table
 

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I like playing the carom off the 9ball pocketing the 13ball. The 9ball will take out the 10ball to your side of the table, and the 9ball should leave the area as well. The shot offers natural position on the 6ball, and you are taking away three balls that go in your opponent's pocket at the same time.

Dr. Bill
I look at this shot and see how obvious it is I was thinking of playing off the carom to spin over to the 5 ball but playing the 9 into the 10 is so much more effective
 

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I'm not great at caroms, so I'm gonna cut the 4 ball into the 1 and 9 ball and drag my cb to the upper corner pocket. Dr Bill the 13 ball looks like its gonna hit the long rail before the pocket.
 

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I like playing the carom off the 9ball pocketing the 13ball. The 9ball will take out the 10ball to your side of the table, and the 9ball should leave the area as well. The shot offers natural position on the 6ball, and you are taking away three balls that go in your opponent's pocket at the same time.

Dr. Bill
I was getting ready to type it, good eye as always!
 

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I like playing the carom off the 9ball pocketing the 13ball. The 9ball will take out the 10ball to your side of the table, and the 9ball should leave the area as well. The shot offers natural position on the 6ball, and you are taking away three balls that go in your opponent's pocket at the same time.

Dr. Bill

That's pretty devastating if it works, and the difficulty is not too high relative to the reward! I didn't see that.

3C's shot is strong, too.
 
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Bank the two ball off the bottom of the nine ball and stick the cueball right there.
 
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I like playing the carom off the 9ball pocketing the 13ball. The 9ball will take out the 10ball to your side of the table, and the 9ball should leave the area as well. The shot offers natural position on the 6ball, and you are taking away three balls that go in your opponent's pocket at the same time.

Dr. Bill

Billy, I believe the 13 ball is a little too far forward to make the carom with a natural hit - you would have to draw your ball.
 

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I'm not great at caroms, so I'm gonna cut the 4 ball into the 1 and 9 ball and drag my cb to the upper corner pocket. Dr Bill the 13 ball looks like its gonna hit the long rail before the pocket.
The Ghost also mentioned that he thinks the 13ball sits too high, if so then this option is considerably weakened. mr3cushion's shot with playing the 9ball off the 10ball now becomes my choice for several reasons, I'll explain. Playing the 9ball off the 10ball moves three balls that go into your opponent's pocket and not into yours, plus it opens up your pocket for the 1ball which that in itself is appealing enough to choose it. Now you have the trapping factor with positioning the cue ball frozen on the 13ball and a better ball position to do damage if your trapping move turns out to be successful.

Let's envision the newly created position after we shoot and compare it to the original position, you can clearly see the benefit of this option.

Ky, cutting the 4ball into the 9ball and going up table seems to be viable, however, IMO you are not changing the landscape to where you can clearly envision a stronger ball position. I agree it's an easier shot to execute but the results aren't as strong.

Dr. Bill
 
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