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Old 09-29-2019, 03:20 PM
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Distribution of lengths of games for days 3 and 4 (excludes Day 3's first 3 games, which took 90 minutes in total)
≤10 minutes -- 8 games
11-20 minutes -- 11
21-30 minutes -- 6
31-60 minutes -- 9
61+ minutes -- 0
Total -- 34


No games went over an hour. Only 9 games went over 30 minutes. What are you guys complaining about slow play? You are watching one of the greatest one pocket players on earth and you bitch that he doesn't shoot fast enough. Considering Alex and Dennis are the best players, and both look the table over more than we do, maybe we should consider slowing down our play a little and looking at our options a little more fully. Remember, only 9 games went over 30 minutes. Or maybe it doesn't take long to bunt the ball, which is what we do. They are looking to do more with their inning than just play a passive, defensive shot. It looked like Dennis put Tony in all kinds of traps during the four days. He wasn't doing that last year. He has definitely picked up his knowledge on defense and trapping.
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Old 09-29-2019, 03:30 PM
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Distribution of lengths of games for days 3 and 4 (excludes Day 3's first 3 games, which took 90 minutes in total)
≤10 minutes -- 8 games
11-20 minutes -- 11
21-30 minutes -- 6
31-60 minutes -- 9
61+ minutes -- 0
Total -- 34


No games went over an hour. Only 9 games went over 30 minutes. What are you guys complaining about slow play? You are watching one of the greatest one pocket players on earth and you bitch that he doesn't shoot fast enough. Considering Alex and Dennis are the best players, and both look the table over more than we do, maybe we should consider slowing down our play a little and looking at our options a little more fully. Remember, only 9 games went over 30 minutes. Or maybe it doesn't take long to bunt the ball, which is what we do. They are looking to do more with their inning than just play a passive, defensive shot. It looked like Dennis put Tony in all kinds of traps during the four days. He wasn't doing that last year. He has definitely picked up his knowledge on defense and trapping.
Agreed. I think Alex and Dennis have just an amazing amount of focus and concentration. Their ability to sustain those two things over long sessions, continually looking for a better option even if it's not the most obvious, is partly what makes them so hard to beat.
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Old 09-30-2019, 04:23 PM
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Distribution of lengths of games for days 3 and 4 (excludes Day 3's first 3 games, which took 90 minutes in total)
≤10 minutes -- 8 games
11-20 minutes -- 11
21-30 minutes -- 6
31-60 minutes -- 9
61+ minutes -- 0
Total -- 34


No games went over an hour. Only 9 games went over 30 minutes. What are you guys complaining about slow play? You are watching one of the greatest one pocket players on earth and you bitch that he doesn't shoot fast enough. Considering Alex and Dennis are the best players, and both look the table over more than we do, maybe we should consider slowing down our play a little and looking at our options a little more fully. Remember, only 9 games went over 30 minutes. Or maybe it doesn't take long to bunt the ball, which is what we do. They are looking to do more with their inning than just play a passive, defensive shot. It looked like Dennis put Tony in all kinds of traps during the four days. He wasn't doing that last year. He has definitely picked up his knowledge on defense and trapping.

I agree Joe, good point...usually if someone is the best in the world at something or one of the best, people will try to emulate them so not sure why this is any different.

Personally though, it's hard for me to play opponents who take too long like this.
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Old 09-30-2019, 07:33 PM
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they play way too slow. but their slow games get over faster than weaker players that are slow because they run out so much. other slow players make the games last way too long for anyone to watch or want to play with them.

i have quit many slow players and told them they had to raise the bet up way higher or play much faster or the game is over. one good reason not to play sets with anyone.
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