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Old 03-05-2012, 04:21 PM
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Default Scott Frost vs. Louis DeMarco 2003 D.C.C.

It's DeMarco's shot and he has a decision to make. Which ball would you shoot?

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Old 03-05-2012, 05:03 PM
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It's DeMarco's shot and he has a decision to make. Which ball would you shoot?

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This situation is very interesting, and depending on the speed of the players imo should determine what shot to shoot.

If we're talking about a player that plays as well as DeMarco, then deciding what to shoot is a tough decision. He would like to shoot the 2 ball and run out, but if missed then Frost would be the favorite. But then if he shoots the 7 ball cross corner and makes it he's still in a battle. It all depends on how he feels about banking the 2 ball. If he is even money to make the bank I would shoot it, if not I would bank the 7 ball.

For weaker players I think banking the 7 ball is an easy decision, reason being that the two banks are close in difficulty, with the 7 a little easier, but a 3 to 1 ball advantage for weaker players is huge. That's what the score would be for the shooter to bank the 7 ball and score.

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Old 03-05-2012, 05:09 PM
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This situation is very interesting, and depending on the speed of the players imo should determine what shot to shoot.

If we're talking about a player that plays as well as DeMarco, then deciding what to shoot is a tough decision. He would like to shoot the 2 ball and run out, but if missed then Frost would be the favorite. But then if he shoots the 7 ball cross corner and makes it he's still in a battle. It all depends on how he feels about banking the 2 ball. If he is even money to make the bank I would shoot it, if not I would bank the 7 ball.

For weaker players I think banking the 7 ball is an easy decision, reason being that the two banks are close in difficulty, with the 7 a little easier, but a 3 to 1 ball advantage for weaker players is huge. That's what the score would be for the shooter to bank the 7 ball and score.

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It would be very hard for me to shoot any other ball other than the 7 ball.

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Old 03-05-2012, 05:20 PM
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I don't think it's going to get much easier than the 2 8 7 staring you right in the face..
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Old 03-05-2012, 05:23 PM
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I don't think it's going to get much easier than the 2 8 7 staring you right in the face..
If you're that good of a player, then do as the Beard suggest. Bank On Brother.

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Old 03-06-2012, 07:43 AM
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You have a great angle on the 2 and plenty of room to bridge -- I think you have to BELIEVE you can bury the 2 and then the 8. Shooting the 7 looks very tentative, for the game of Banks. One Pocket players naturally would like the 7
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Old 03-06-2012, 08:08 AM
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If you consider yourself a bank pool player, looking to run 3 here is the only decision that should enter your mind, starting with the 2 ball.
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Old 03-06-2012, 08:27 AM
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If DeMarco didnt shoot the 2, you could knock me over with DuckBrains YK breath. Angle on the two is laying to draw the cBall back to the rail and out between the 7 and the 8, and probably go out from there.

The 7 ball IS the easiest shot, but I would only shoot it if I needed MORE, or Less than 3. More because you cant get out anyway, might as well cinch up your inning with the easiest shot. Less, being needing one or two. One, obvously because it is the easiest shot of the 3. Why? Because there is little angle to the shot and the object ball is closer to the rail than the 2. Needing two, again because the 7 is the easiest and will put me on the hill and even tho I may run into the 8 ball, I should have a decent shot to make one more. Going into that ball might screw up my chances to to run all three, but no matter, I only need two.

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Old 03-06-2012, 11:21 AM
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If DeMarco didnt shoot the 2, you could knock me over with DuckBrains YK breath. Angle on the two is laying to draw the cBall back to the rail and out between the 7 and the 8, and probably go out from there. Looks to me all he needs to do is stop the cue ball for position on either the 7 ball or 8 ball. If I had to draw the cue ball to the rail and out, I would for sure shoot the 7 ball.

The 7 ball IS the easiest shot, but I would only shoot it if I needed MORE, or Less than 3. More because you cant get out anyway, might as well cinch up your inning with the easiest shot. Less, being needing one or two. One, obvously because it is the easiest shot of the 3. Why? Because there is little angle to the shot and the object ball is closer to the rail than the 2. Needing two, again because the 7 is the easiest and will put me on the hill and even tho I may run into the 8 ball, I should have a decent shot to make one more. Going into that ball might screw up my chances to to run all three, but no matter, I only need two. I agree with your reasoning to shoot the 7 ball needing only one or two balls, you're risking too much to pick up one or two balls, by choosing the 2 ball.. But I strongly disagree with your reasoning to not shoot the 2 ball if you need more than three balls. On the contrary I feel that you should shoot the 2 ball quicker needing four or five balls, than if you only needed three balls.

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If i'm even money or better i'm shooting the 2 ball, i've already stated that. But I don't understand why you wouldn't shoot the 2 ball if you needed four or five balls. That to me is way over my head. The reason to shoot the 2 ball is because it offers a big reward, the more balls you need the more appealing the 2 ball should be, imo. Needing only one or two balls I would have to be a big favorite to bank the 2 ball and make it before shooting the 7 ball. My decision on that would be what I am risking as opposed to what i'm gaining by shooting the 2 ball, leading 3 or 4 to 1 in the score.

Please don't tell me that if you needed 5 balls from this position you wouldn't shoot the 2 ball. Please don't tell me that.

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Old 03-06-2012, 11:33 AM
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on a scale of 1-10
1 being easiest
10 most difficult
where do you put banking the 2 ball???
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