Yea right up against the 12 that angle is steeper than I was imagining and the side pocket could come into play....^ Exactly......and Chris, with the cueball on the rail right there where Keith stated, can't say for positive, but it looks like you can't lag the 8 down towards your pocket cuz you have a scratch angle into the side pocket.
Sound reasoning, Cincy. Leaving the CB on either side of the 12 is very weak. If a guy could freeze the CB onto the 12 on its footward side, that would be a decent shot. That may be what John was referring to by "treetopping".I guess I'm still confused as the other side of the 12 gives a free shot on 1 correct? Im sure im missing something...
Also if u mean the right side of the 12 like I originally thought.. I'm still shooting the 8 with sideboards and you will be doubled up with the 11...
I know there's no great shots but I'm just trying to figure the logic in this one
If I can bank the 12 pocket speed and park whitey in an area by the side pocket to block the 12 by the 1/11, that's my shot. Otherwise, I'm leaving him on top of the 12.Barry's shot, he's in a tough situation again, but he is ahead in the score 6-4, both going to 8 --- his pocket is at the top right --- not a whole lot of choices here --- the 5ball is not frozen to the foot rail --- the 1ball blocks the 8 from being pocketed --- wwyd >>>
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I'd actually want him to shoot that shot. Yes, it's free but it's low percentage and gets me out of trouble on my next shotIt looks like if one were to roll up on the 12 ball, a free shot is available.
A player could just shoot the 8 ball into the long cushion, then into the 5 ball and, 'double kiss' it into the pocket or hang it. Even if the 5 isn't frozen, if hit correctly, it can kiss.
Stop the CB right there.
Just curious do you remember what John did from there?
Yeah Keith...as Chris suggested, John did shoot the 8 down at the long rail/5ball...but...shooting off of the rail (and with a pool cue, not with a mouse) you can't always be precise...that said, John cut the 8 a tad too much, and the 8 hit the long rail and then the top-center of the 5, rather than the left side of it as he meant to do...after this, Barry was not trapped, and had options.Just curious do you remember what John did from there?