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Old 07-06-2012, 02:56 PM
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I don't see anything that's not too risky, other than bumping the 8 to block the 7 short into the corner. If you bump the 7, you may leave the 7 or 8 for the side, maybe even the 4 all the way back. Just get the CB close to the rail and the 8 blocking the 7. He may get a flying chance at the back-cut bank on the 7 to the side or a Z on the 4, but I'd be willing to live with that over the other options. Going for a shot here looks like a pretty bad idea, to put it mildly.
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Old 07-06-2012, 02:59 PM
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That will really work. Run the cue ball too far forward and you leave a cross side. Hold it a little higher off of the short rail and you could very well leave a 2 in the side. (First, you're only going to roll the shot, the cue ball will end up near the side rail in a safe position, easy shot. Secondly i'm really not concerned about leaving n off angle two in the side) Beard: and why, pray tell would you not be worried? Nobody can ever make that shot?

With the 9 ball blocking the pocket and only straight back and 1 cross corner open, that happens to be the LEAST threatening area of the table in this situation. (That's my point, the 9 ball most likely will be pocketed by either you or your opponent shortly, then where's the most threatening area? That's why I said to look deeper into the future and choose a shot that would remedy that possible situation, now when you have a chance. What are you trading for that? A two rail bank in the corner and stopping your ball, give me a break) Beard:
As far as worrying about me having to make the 9 ball, read post #10 for what I said about Humpy.


Needing one ball those two are pretty much where you want them to be. Whatever straight back he chooses will leave you a good shot for the game winner if he misses, and with 2 balls hanging in the pocket he cant get all the way out anyway. (Right and wrong,yes you're right about him not being able to get out with two balls hanging. But if you shoot your two in the corner and miss you will be leaving a just about free bank as a return shot.)
Some of you are worrying about leaving a straight back. Ask yourself this question: Just exactly what kind of a bank would you rather be leaving, a cross corner or a cross side instead? If you have to leave something, straight backs are what you want to leave. (Shooting the 8 ball you don't leave either)

To not shoot at the twice across game winner when you are, a., off the rail with the cue ball, b.,only a couple of diamonds away, c., shooting at an perfectly natural angle, d., full hit with a stop ball, e., with a chance to hang it up or block the pocket, f., with the downside that you might leave a straight back ( that he certainly cant win with) if you dont block the pocket -- boggles my mind. (You're not a favorite to do either from the position you're shooting from. make it or block the pocket, plus trading that shot with the hopes of being productive as opposed to shooting a shot that's a guarantee of being productive seems like an easy choice for me) Beard: I would like to bet that I make it 1 out of 3. I would bet that I block the pocket or make it, 2 out of 4.

Anyone can feel free to debate that reasoning point by point.

Beard

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Freddie, by rolling the 8 ball softly under the 7 ball what you're doing is positioning both the 7 and 8 balls in a difficult position, and it's for free. Yes it's not costing you any thing to do it, other than that two in the corner that you feel is important. I'm thinking what's the hurry? [COLOR)"]Beard: I would like to win and get paid off. [/COLOR]Why shoot the 4 ball two in the corner and force the issue? Really no need for that at this time. [COLOR)"]Beard:Really no need to try and win the game?[/COLOR]

What we're talking about here is table management, we all have our own managing skills, that's one of the most crucial areas in playing winning "pool". And you know what? We all, including yourself and me, think we manage the best. Maybe we don't.

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I am going to step out here. I dont believe that there is a living creature that manages the game of bank pool better than me. Just like when I barked that out to all those champions at the Cincinnati bank tourn. Nobody made a peep.

Finally, your reasoning is so off base that I can only conclude that you are not aware that the score is 4 to 0.

Another point that usually is overlooked by 1pkt players. I mentioned this in an earlier thread and it apparently disappeared back into the atmosphere.

Bank Pool Axiom: Being in the 1 hole in banks is nowhere near as safe and strong as it is in 1pkt. In 1pkt you can really take balls out of play because you only have to defend against 1 pocket. In banks someone who is behind can get back in the game 40 times faster than 1pkt. That is why in bank pool you dont look to stall on the hill and hope your oppo puts you out. You must push the issue more than you would in 1pkt.

Now with all that said, does anyone still want to not try and get out with the cross corner twice?

If so, all with dissenting opinions please post your opposition -- or your support of Billy's position. It is important that I get to know who is buying into my concepts. At this point it doesnt seem like anybody is.

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Old 07-06-2012, 03:10 PM
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That will really work. Run the cue ball too far forward and you leave a cross side. Hold it a little higher off of the short rail and you could very well leave a 2 in the side. (First, you're only going to roll the shot, the cue ball will end up near the side rail in a safe position, easy shot. Secondly i'm really not concerned about leaving n off angle two in the side) Beard: and why, pray tell would you not be worried? Nobody can ever make that shot?

With the 9 ball blocking the pocket and only straight back and 1 cross corner open, that happens to be the LEAST threatening area of the table in this situation. (That's my point, the 9 ball most likely will be pocketed by either you or your opponent shortly, then where's the most threatening area? That's why I said to look deeper into the future and choose a shot that would remedy that possible situation, now when you have a chance. What are you trading for that? A two rail bank in the corner and stopping your ball, give me a break) Beard:
As far as worrying about me having to make the 9 ball, read post #10 for what I said about Humpy.


Needing one ball those two are pretty much where you want them to be. Whatever straight back he chooses will leave you a good shot for the game winner if he misses, and with 2 balls hanging in the pocket he cant get all the way out anyway. ( [COLOR="rgb(46, 139, 87)"](Right and wrong,yes you're right about him not being able to get out with two balls hanging. But if you shoot your two in the corner and miss you will be leaving a just about free bank as a return shot.))[/COLOR]
Some of you are worrying about leaving a straight back. Ask yourself this question: Just exactly what kind of a bank would you rather be leaving, a cross corner or a cross side instead? If you have to leave something, straight backs are what you want to leave. (Shooting the 8 ball you don't leave either)

To not shoot at the twice across game winner when you are, a., off the rail with the cue ball, b.,only a couple of diamonds away, c., shooting at an perfectly natural angle, d., full hit with a stop ball, e., with a chance to hang it up or block the pocket, f., with the downside that you might leave a straight back ( that he certainly cant win with) if you dont block the pocket -- boggles my mind. (You're not a favorite to do either from the position you're shooting from. make it or block the pocket, plus trading that shot with the hopes of being productive as opposed to shooting a shot that's a guarantee of being productive seems like an easy choice for me) Beard: I would like to bet that I make it 1 out of 3. I would bet that I block the pocket or make it, 2 out of 4.

Anyone can feel free to debate that reasoning point by point.

Beard



I am going to step out here. I dont believe that there is a living creature that manages the game of bank pool better than me. Just like when I barked that out to all those champions at the Cincinnati bank tourn. Nobody made a peep.

Finally, your reasoning is so off base that I can only conclude that you are not aware that the score is 4 to 0.

Another point that usually is overlooked by 1pkt players. I mentioned this in an earlier thread and it apparently disappeared back into the atmosphere.

Bank Pool Axiom: Being in the 1 hole in banks is nowhere near as safe and strong as it is in 1pkt. In 1pkt you can really take balls out of play because you only have to defend against 1 pocket. In banks someone who is behind can get back in the game 40 times faster than 1pkt. That is why in bank pool you dont look to stall on the hill and hope your oppo puts you out. You must push the issue more than you would in 1pkt.

Now with all that said, does anyone still want to not try and get out with the cross corner twice?

If so, all with dissenting opinions please post your opposition -- or your support of Billy's position. It is important that I get to know who is buying into my concepts. At this point it doesnt seem like anybody is.

BEard
Don't get too upset because your option in this situation isn't an obvious one, there seems to me that there are a few ways one can look at this situation. We only can explain how we think about situations and why, then it's up to the players that are reading to come to their own conclusion, which at times (believe it or not) may vary from our opinion.

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Old 07-06-2012, 03:11 PM
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I don't see anything that's not too risky, other than bumping the 8 to block the 7 short into the corner. If you bump the 7, you may leave the 7 or 8 for the side, maybe even the 4 all the way back. Just get the CB close to the rail and the 8 blocking the 7. He may get a flying chance at the back-cut bank on the 7 to the side or a Z on the 4, but I'd be willing to live with that over the other options. Going for a shot here looks like a pretty bad idea, to put it mildly.
I may reprint that quote later.

Lets mark this, 1# for Dr Bill.

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Old 07-06-2012, 03:12 PM
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Don't get too upset because your option in this situation isn't an obvious one, there seems to me that there are a few ways one can look at this situation. We only can explain how we think about situations and why, then it's up to the players that are reading to come to their own conclusion, which at times (believe it or not) may vary from our opinion.

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That counts as 2 for Dr Bill.

Dr Bill 2, Da Beard 0

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Old 07-06-2012, 03:25 PM
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I may reprint that quote later.

Lets mark this, 1# for Dr Bill.

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If I believed myself to have a 50% chance of blocking or making either the 8 or 4, I'd be all over those. The angle for the 8 looks like a scratch if not hit with something to avoid it and, playing myself, I feel I'd be taking a flyer with the 4 to give up a straight-back that I'd drool for in comparison.

Made a Z or two yesterday, but at closer to the angle of the 8. Need to practice those a bit more, I guess. That, and everything else.
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Old 07-06-2012, 03:26 PM
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That will really work. Run the cue ball too far forward and you leave a cross side. Hold it a little higher off of the short rail and you could very well leave a 2 in the side. (First, you're only going to roll the shot, the cue ball will end up near the side rail in a safe position, easy shot. Secondly i'm really not concerned about leaving n off angle two in the side) Beard: and why, pray tell would you not be worried? Nobody can ever make that shot?

With the 9 ball blocking the pocket and only straight back and 1 cross corner open, that happens to be the LEAST threatening area of the table in this situation. (That's my point, the 9 ball most likely will be pocketed by either you or your opponent shortly, then where's the most threatening area? That's why I said to look deeper into the future and choose a shot that would remedy that possible situation, now when you have a chance. What are you trading for that? A two rail bank in the corner and stopping your ball, give me a break) Beard:
As far as worrying about me having to make the 9 ball, read post #10 for what I said about Humpy.


Needing one ball those two are pretty much where you want them to be. Whatever straight back he chooses will leave you a good shot for the game winner if he misses, and with 2 balls hanging in the pocket he cant get all the way out anyway. (Right and wrong,yes you're right about him not being able to get out with two balls hanging. But if you shoot your two in the corner and miss you will be leaving a just about free bank as a return shot.)
Some of you are worrying about leaving a straight back. Ask yourself this question: Just exactly what kind of a bank would you rather be leaving, a cross corner or a cross side instead? If you have to leave something, straight backs are what you want to leave. (Shooting the 8 ball you don't leave either)

To not shoot at the twice across game winner when you are, a., off the rail with the cue ball, b.,only a couple of diamonds away, c., shooting at an perfectly natural angle, d., full hit with a stop ball, e., with a chance to hang it up or block the pocket, f., with the downside that you might leave a straight back ( that he certainly cant win with) if you dont block the pocket -- boggles my mind. (You're not a favorite to do either from the position you're shooting from. make it or block the pocket, plus trading that shot with the hopes of being productive as opposed to shooting a shot that's a guarantee of being productive seems like an easy choice for me) Beard: I would like to bet that I make it 1 out of 3. I would bet that I block the pocket or make it, 2 out of 4.

Anyone can feel free to debate that reasoning point by point.

Beard



I am going to step out here. I dont believe that there is a living creature that manages the game of bank pool better than me. Just like when I barked that out to all those champions at the Cincinnati bank tourn. Nobody made a peep. (You're right, you have a way of intimidating people, so they let you say what you wanted to say)
Finally, your reasoning is so off base that I can only conclude that you are not aware that the score is 4 to 0. ( On the contrary I made my decision based off of the score, I wanted to create a more difficult position for my opponent to be able to make a come back in this game.)

Another point that usually is overlooked by 1pkt players. I mentioned this in an earlier thread and it apparently disappeared back into the atmosphere.

Bank Pool Axiom: Being in the 1 hole in banks is nowhere near as safe and strong as it is in 1pkt. In 1pkt you can really take balls out of play because you only have to defend against 1 pocket. In banks someone who is behind can get back in the game 40 times faster than 1pkt. That is why in bank pool you dont look to stall on the hill and hope your oppo puts you out. You must push the issue more than you would in 1pkt. ( I agree with what you say about it's easier for your opponent to make a come back playing bank pool easier than when playing one pocket, but that's exactly my point and reason why i'm choosing my shot, to make that possible come back as difficult as possible for my opponent.)

Now with all that said, does anyone still want to not try and get out with the cross corner twice? ( like I said in an earlier post, what's the hurry? you can be more productive (guaranteed) tying up live balls.)

If so, all with dissenting opinions please post your opposition -- or your support of Billy's position. It is important that I get to know who is buying into my concepts. At this point it doesnt seem like anybody is.

BEard
I have learned much of what I know listening to players like yourself, you have learned much the same way I have. But you must agree that we're both still learning. With that said, I have found a lot of merit in what you're saying, I would hope you have seen some in my thoughts.

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Old 07-06-2012, 03:33 PM
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If I believed myself to have a 50% chance of blocking or making either the 8 or 4, I'd be all over those. The angle for the 8 looks like a scratch if not hit with something to avoid it and, playing myself, I feel I'd be taking a flyer with the 4 to give up a straight-back that I'd drool for in comparison.

Made a Z or two yesterday, but at closer to the angle of the 8. Need to practice those a bit more, I guess. That, and everything else.
You have thoroughly confused me when you said that you might scratch shooting the 8 ball You simply have to hit the 8 ball straight ahead and roll softly through the 8 ball and position it in back of the 7 ball. Where's the scratch?

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Old 07-06-2012, 03:34 PM
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You have thoroughly confused me when you said that you might scratch shooting the 8 ball You simply have to hit the 8 ball straight ahead and roll softly through the 8 ball and position it in back of the 7 ball. Where's the scratch?

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I was talking about the Z-bank, not the safety. I guess I should have pointed that out.
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To not shoot at the twice across game winner when you are, a., off the rail with the cue ball, b.,only a couple of diamonds away, c., shooting at an perfectly natural angle, d., full hit with a stop ball, e., with a chance to hang it up or block the pocket, f., with the downside that you might leave a straight back ( that he certainly cant win with) if you dont block the pocket -- boggles my mind.

Beard


Now with all that said, does anyone still want to not try and get out with the cross corner twice?

If so, all with dissenting opinions please post your opposition -- or your support of Billy's position. It is important that I get to know who is buying into my concepts. At this point it doesnt seem like anybody is.

BEard
I don't care what anyone else on the planet would shoot or why, but, for my money I'm banking the 4 ball two-rails cross-corner just as you would Freddy. I would never do otherwise in this position.

What's not to like? You need one ball. You get to shoot straight ahead, stroke the ball, and it will die blocking the corner if you miss it (most likely) preventing the straight-back on the 7 & 8. This is fairly simple to see.

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