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    My meaning being have you purposefully taken shots in a game of one pocket that you felt were a lower win % for you, just to make the guy suffer for the rest of the set perhaps (or enter your reason). You'd only be doing this if you pretty much knew you had the game locked up.

    You could also do this to get a table you are not familiar with down (and maybe he is already familiar with the table). It could also get an offensive powerhouse into a funk.

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    Originally posted by tylerdurden View Post
    My meaning being have you purposefully taken shots in a game of one pocket that you felt were a lower win % for you, just to make the guy suffer for the rest of the set perhaps (or enter your reason). You'd only be doing this if you pretty much knew you had the game locked up.

    You could also do this to get a table you are not familiar with down (and maybe he is already familiar with the table). It could also get an offensive powerhouse into a funk.
    Often.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by tylerdurden View Post
      My meaning being have you purposefully taken shots in a game of one pocket that you felt were a lower win % for you, just to make the guy suffer for the rest of the set perhaps (or enter your reason). You'd only be doing this if you pretty much knew you had the game locked up.

      You could also do this to get a table you are not familiar with down (and maybe he is already familiar with the table). It could also get an offensive powerhouse into a funk.
      Yes to all the above.....except the part about getting an offensive powerhouse into a funk. Any time you have a chance to win a game against an offensive powerhouse,.......take a little advice....shoot his "nuts" in.

      Dr. Bill

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      • #4
        I've had situations where I was losing a game badly, say six or seven to minus one. All the balls are up table and out of play. Not much hope for the home team if you know what I mean. I sometimes will intentually play safe and squeeze as though I were ahead by that score just to send a message to my opponent that I am not going to give in an inch, even in the most hopeless of games. It can be very frustrating to have a game virtually won but have it drag out for long periods of time. You never know what might happen. A scratch can change everything.

        Tom

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        • #5
          This was Arthur B's game.

          I know a lot of people didn't look for a re-match with him not because they didn't think they could win but because of how slow he played and the torture he would put them thru.

          How could you play 6 ahead with a guy that keeps wanting to set the record for the longest game ever played.

          To put it in perspective, Freddy looks like he's on speed compared to Arthur and they played each other so much that you couldn't shark Freddy going to a slow tempo.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by tylerdurden View Post
            My meaning being have you purposefully taken shots in a game of one pocket that you felt were a lower win % for you, just to make the guy suffer for the rest of the set perhaps (or enter your reason). You'd only be doing this if you pretty much knew you had the game locked up.

            You could also do this to get a table you are not familiar with down (and maybe he is already familiar with the table). It could also get an offensive powerhouse into a funk.
            Only an idiot would do this if they were winning. Every shot a game goes on is another opportunity for you to lose. If you have a fair chance to win then close it out. If you are losing then there is no such thing as "purposely prolonging a game", that is what gives you the opportunity to win.

            Dennis

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            • #7
              while you are prolonging the game you could be beating him another one.
              i stall all the time and that prolongs the game but that is for a better reason.

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              • #8
                We used to play 1P with a guy whose wife would always call and tell him she was ready for him to come home so they could go eat dinner or whatever. We would drag the game out for so long he would finally start shooting crazy shots or else just quit. We all had a good laugh as he would keep saying the wife is going to kill me if I don't get home quick.---Smitty

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                • #9
                  ^That is a good one. There are many reasons I can think of to do this, and it really is pretty easy to make a game real long if you'd like.

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                  • #10
                    I once played a fellow that was , I guess you could say rude. We were not playing for much and I wasn't striking the ball very well that day. He kept laughing at my expense and shooting needless circus shots. I asked him to up the bet the next game and decided I would squeeze him until blood ran from his eyes. For 3 and 1/2 hrs ( 1 game ) I never let him breath. I wouldn't shoot at my hole if you had put a gun to my head, I was going to punish him and I did. Funny thing all that squeezing put me in stroke and when I got ready I ran 8 & out. He quit by throwing his cue across the room. we never played again.

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                    • #11
                      Yeah, it is true, this is a very good way to lose action, noted by somebody here about Artie's game. I don't know about east coast one pocket, but on the west coast guys seem to think it is their right to decide when you shoot or not.... if the games aren't going fast enough there is a lot of complaining, and a lot of lost action.

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                      • #12
                        During my advancing years I have come to prefer only playing reasonable people. Some guys take more time than others, but as long as they aren't deliberately slow playing or otherwise trying to pull a juvenile stunt, I'm OK with it. Of course, I don't have to worry about getting action if I don't want to play any particular guy. For some unknown reason, they all are sure they can beat me.

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                        • #13
                          A wise ole hustler once said.... if your "on the stall" playin onepocket "shoot the second or third best shot" His reason being...so you don't lose the customer. John B.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by John Brumback View Post
                            A wise ole hustler once said.... if your "on the stall" playin onepocket "shoot the second or third best shot" His reason being...so you don't lose the customer. John B.

                            PS: works in bankpool too
                            Great thought John,
                            I've used that method many times. Rather than shoot to miss slightly I would simply take shots which had natural risks of failure either by missing the shot, getting out of line earlier than if I had played the proper pattern and then having to play a safety, or in the case of the end game not strive to get balls out of play when I had a big lead. Some of these decisions would work anyway but due to percentages these poor choices would keep my opponent in the contest longer, which gave him a false sense of competitive equality.

                            Tom

                            "Controlled Aggression" trwirth369@gmail.com

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by John Brumback View Post
                              A wise ole hustler once said.... if your "on the stall" playin onepocket "shoot the second or third best shot" His reason being...so you don't lose the customer. John B.

                              PS: works in bankpool too
                              John, switching threads on you here, what do you put the make percentage for efren on that bank where he shoots the 8 in his hole and comes down and gets where he pleases on that stripe near scott's rail ("efren frost again" thread)

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