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Old 03-01-2012, 06:09 PM
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Default Louis DeMarco vs. Tony Fargo 2003 D.C.C.

You see the score. It's DeMarco's shot. What would you do?

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Old 03-01-2012, 07:33 PM
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Drop the 4 and come back up to the head rail on Demarco's side. I wouldn't want to hit the combo at the top of the table funny and leave a shot, nor would I want to leave a shot at the spot ball. If he takes the spot ball, he's either got a difficult shot on those two up-table..

On second thought, fire away at the 3(?). If he makes it, thin the six and get Fargo to open something up. If he misses, there won't be much to pick from and Fargo will either have to back down or open something up still.
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Old 03-01-2012, 07:38 PM
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im trying to make the bank
then make one of the balls in the corner
the one to the right as you look at the screen
take this as an opportunity to teach me how to play banks
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Old 03-01-2012, 08:12 PM
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im trying to make the bank, I know it's a very difficult shot that must be hit perfect and at a high rate of speed and I will not win if I make it but will probably lose if I miss it.
then make one of the balls in the corner
the one to the right as you look at the screen
take this as an opportunity to teach me how to play banks
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Old 03-01-2012, 09:03 PM
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There is only one shot here. One. For a million reasons. Playing Mickey the Mope or John Brumback, there is only one thing to do. In stroke, out of stroke. 5 a game or 500 a game. I will hold my post for awhile and give others a chance to figure it out -- and give their reasons.

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Old 03-01-2012, 10:17 PM
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I am shooting this shot. It is a pretty safe shot and it won't give him a shot at making a ball unless he does something very aggressive.

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Old 03-01-2012, 11:18 PM
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I am shooting this shot. It is a pretty safe shot and it won't give him a shot at making a ball unless he does something very aggressive.

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I rarely play bank pool. I would bank the 3 ball right back at the pocket Louis is standing over. It looks free to me.
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Old 03-02-2012, 12:16 AM
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I've been subscribing to a similar line of thinking to Dennis for awhile now and I must admit that I am content with the results - if you can't win but have the potential to go down further or even lose, then reevaluate your choice. With this layout, being down as DeMarco is currently depicted, my 1st thought would be to get balls back in play - as safely as possible. With a ball on the spot, you've gotsta pocket a hanger and proceed up table. The diagram seems a bit nebulous on whether the 1 ball can be made but more over, you do not want to scratch nor bump the 3 off the spot heading back up table...I like BANKS' original idea. Ask your self, if you leave the CB any where near where it is now with 2 balls on the spot...what would you do if you were Tony? Not much offensive comes to mind and are you really going to want to put more balls back in play like your opponent has shown he wants & needs? You could conceivably have all 5 balls lined up on the spot (and 6 open pockets) for a future turn - is that so bad? The score with that layout wouldn't seem any where near as daunting as it does now.

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Old 03-02-2012, 07:56 AM
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I am shooting this shot. It is a pretty safe shot and it won't give him a shot at making a ball unless he does something very aggressive.

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...very good ---if -- you were the one with the 3 to 1 lead. (But you are not)

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Old 03-02-2012, 08:32 AM
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I've been subscribing to a similar line of thinking to Dennis for awhile now and I must admit that I am content with the results - if you can't win but have the potential to go down further or even lose, then reevaluate your choice. With this layout, being down as DeMarco is currently depicted, my 1st thought would be to get balls back in play - as safely as possible. With a ball on the spot, you've gotsta pocket a hanger and proceed up table. The diagram seems a bit nebulous on whether the 1 ball can be made but more over, you do not want to scratch nor bump the 3 off the spot heading back up table...I like BANKS' original idea. Ask your self, if you leave the CB any where near where it is now with 2 balls on the spot...what would you do if you were Tony? Not much offensive comes to mind and are you really going to want to put more balls back in play like your opponent has shown he wants & needs? You could conceivably have all 5 balls lined up on the spot (and 6 open pockets) for a future turn - is that so bad? The score with that layout wouldn't seem any where near as daunting as it does now.

Dave
Thats a great point... guess what? if you end up with all 5 balls lined up YOU are going to be the one left uptable having to open them up. Th 3 ball bank back where you are standing is FREE!!! whats he going to bank if you miss it? NOTHING
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