I have lost a boat load of games sitting on 7, I’ve also won a bunch with opponent on 7 or the game ball. Going to seven is a huge difference.You can't take a match that was played at 9/8 and try to identify the opportunities where going to 7 would have factored. It's a totally different game, totally different mindset. I once ended up five games loser getting 9/8 the next time we played 9/7 and I ended up 15 games winner. I played with a lot more freedom going to 7 than I did going to 8. I have also won giving up 9/8 and then adjusted to 10/8 and won again. We then adjusted to 9/7 and I lost.
It is amazing how much difference that one ball extra affects the player getting spotted.
fixed the Alex part!this is just loony. the whole thing.
yeah, if you're playing for more money than what most people make in a year, maybe stay off the phone (but you don't know for certian what he's doing there and why...) but most likely, for the most part, probably a valid point.
quit being too heavy. quit smoking. quit sports betting. quit hitting haymakers. quit being blah, blah, blah, blah......
this fukn guy plays 4 balls above the best player on this site and you pretend to know what he needs to do or quit doing or otherwise.....
quit being tony. yeah....that might work. sure.
alex is just the best player on the planet for the last 10 years
the original premise: what does trex do to need to beat the lion? my retort: what does anyone have to do? c'mon. too critical.
if i were tony chohan and reading this stuff, would't like it. would you?
Yes he could, but lately many people have been doing that. However, there are certain situations when you just have to give them a chance to get into your pocket, 9/7 is one of them. For those who may not know the difference between 9/8 and 9/7 it's 113 variables at last count. Better yet ask the players that experienced spotting a player 9/8 then adjusted to 9/7.
I must have missed the 113 variables lesson. Could you elaborate Dr. If you get a chance?
It's how many extra things a player at some point will be concerned about with their shot selection, that alone covers mostly all of the variables. Plus there is the extra pressure it puts on the player giving up the spot along with the lessening of pressure one experiences getting the spot. Then there is the psychological effect which at times takes a player away from his game. And also there is the feeling of doubt that enters a player's mind that's generously making such a change in the handicap that at times puts your mindset in the "foolish stage" Yes, these are all variables that will at some point alter a player's way of thinking which in turn will at times affect a player's ability to execute. Pagulayan may be a beast but he's a "human beast"
Yes I got that it only made sense from a backer perspective. Just didn't see you from that perspective.
I’ve put so many players in action over the years it ain’t funny.
That was a rule of mine that no one told/taught me. I could see the players that were strong upstairs always played hard for the money and it didn’t matter who’s money.
When I opened up the first place I had (the all night place) I just couldn’t see beating the people that were regulars and pissing them off where they would go somewhere else.
Example: The Gypsies were customers and they played the machines. I would loan them money. All of a sudden they aren’t around for a week or so. I ask somebody and they said they’ve been hanging out at Bogarts.
I go over there and ask the chief how come they aren’t coming in, did I do something?
He tells me they owe me too much money to come play the machines.
I told him “Listen, you guys eat way to much food and drink…NOT…to come around. If you hit something big on the machines and need it then, don’t pay me what you owe till you feel right but don’t let owing me stop you from coming in.
They were there the next day and they were the only one that aren’t in my “book” today. They always paid.
So that’s how I started staking players and I’ve put a lot of good ones in the box. Now when Road players came around I felt it was my civic duty to try and bust them so they didn’t prey on the locals. That’s how a lot of them became friends to this day. I think I always treated everyone right because win or lose I took care of them.
You get it and always have.I like the term, civic duty, to explain why you did what you did. I was usually one of the best players to hang around any of the local rooms I played in, and when a stranger came in to play, I felt I had to give them some action. I played all games fairly well, and if I got beat at 9 ball or one pocket, I would move them over to the snooker or billiard table. Sometimes it worked and sometimes it did not, but the important thing was, I was in action and they got played.
The list of players I have matched up with is a long one, and quite a few are in our Hall of Fame, including your father in law.
even if they had played races to 9+4, +1, -2, +5. Alex outplayed Tony three of four days. This format condemns anyone who falls behind.