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Old 10-04-2018, 06:24 PM
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Default WWYD - End-Game Situation #3

You're leading in the game by a score of 7 to 5. Your opponent left you in this somewhat difficult position, with the 8 just outside his pocket and the CB near the head rail. Going for the steep cut on the stripe from almost 9 feet away would be suicide... Or would it?

What would you do, armchair warriors? Specifically, what can you possibly do to eliminate the threat AND give yourself a chance to win the game outright?
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Old 10-04-2018, 06:46 PM
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Leading by two, I'm most definitely taking the 8 ball oughtta there, and I want the CB up table. Hit with RHE to take the CB to my long rail and across to upper corner.
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Old 10-04-2018, 06:52 PM
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What can you possibly do to eliminate the threat AND give yourself a chance to win the game outright?
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Old 10-04-2018, 07:05 PM
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What can you possibly do to eliminate the threat AND give yourself a chance to win the game outright?


You could go long rail first on his side to take out the 8, possibly making your out ball as the cue comes off the short rail after knocking the 8 away. But I would shoot the same shot as the moose suggested.
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Old 10-04-2018, 07:19 PM
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But the @RealMitch would go for the gusto!!!

Sometimes Mitch needs to forget the score and try to win the game by looking like a hero.

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You could go long rail first on his side to take out the 8, possibly making your out ball as the cue comes off the short rail after knocking the 8 away. But I would shoot the same shot as the moose suggested.
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Old 10-04-2018, 07:28 PM
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What can you possibly do to eliminate the threat AND give yourself a chance to win the game outright?
Play the take out with left and try to tit the eight towards your hole
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Old 10-04-2018, 07:30 PM
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Make a 1/4 ball hit on the 8 ball. Bank it to your side off the other point of the pocket where it lies.
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Old 10-04-2018, 07:37 PM
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supposing the 8 isnt an easy take out and it may not be. and turning the cueball loose isnt good.

so an alternative is to skin your ball closer to your hole and leave him near his long rail up table. that shot plays naturally. now he has two balls out of play and has to hit a defensive shot instead of you.
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Old 10-04-2018, 07:47 PM
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You're in a bad spot here. I don't like messing with the eight ball at all. I don't think that you can bank it out and get the cue ball away from that area with the angles that you have. You would have to hit the eight ball too thin to get the cue ball to travel away if so then you're messing with the points of the pocket.

Trying to kiss it out or kick it out is too dangerous. My choice is this diagram. Let him kick at the eight from there. Positioning the stripe where I did will discourage him from attempting a bank on the six ball.

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Old 10-04-2018, 07:51 PM
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supposing the 8 isnt an easy take out and it may not be. and turning the cueball loose isnt good.

so an alternative is to skin your ball closer to your hole and leave him near his long rail up table. that shot plays naturally. now he has two balls out of play and has to hit a defensive shot instead of you.
This is a good choice.
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