Ghost vs. Alex 6 - wwyd?

One Pocket Ghost

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Alex's shot --- the ball score is 1-0 Ghost ahead, both going to 8 --- Alex's pocket is at the top right --- Alex has a bit of a problematic situation0000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000...jpg here --- wwyd?

P.S. Alex can see the center of the 10ball, but he can not see/hit the right side of the 10ball.....and the 14ball has about 1/3rd of a pocket available to it - it may, or may not, be makeable.
 
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Bob Jewett

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Thin the 14 and take the cue ball off the side rail by the 10 to leave it on the foot rail under the 4. Or, just shoot the 14 into half a pocket.o_O Leave the cue ball frozen to the left rail if you try the 14 or the 14-12.
 

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I am going to hit the 13 thin and try to freeze him back on it. Easier for me than doing the same thing off the 14.
 

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I would bank the 10 ball, sending Jojo to the short rail with right english and try to freeze him up on the 7 and 11. It's the best move I can see and might be real good.
 

Bob Jewett

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I would bank the 10 ball, sending Jojo to the short rail with right english and try to freeze him up on the 7 and 11. It's the best move I can see and might be real good.
I don't like banking the 10 because of kisses, but shooting the 10 into the 15 and sticking the cue ball behind the 5 looks like a possibility.
 

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I don't like banking the 10 because of kisses, but shooting the 10 into the 15 and sticking the cue ball behind the 5 looks like a possibility.
I might roll forward on this shot since I would be trying to cross the 15 to my pocket and if every thing aligns bad there is a kiss as the 10 comes back up to hit the cue ball so I think rolling forward to the rail defends this
 

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I like banking the 15 with the 10 with enough speed to put the 15 near my pocket, having the 10 go up table and stopping the cue ball behind 5.
 

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As I've had to say waay too many times in the last 15 years re. my wwyd's 😫 please read my opening posts fully, so that you will have a better idea of what options are available...as in this one, where I stated:



P.S. Alex can not see/hit the right side of the 10ball.....

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levartze

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As I've had to say waay too many times in the last 15 years re. my wwyd's 😫 please read all of my opening post...as in this one, where I stated:
P.S. Alex can not see/hit the right side of the 10ball.
Ghost,
It looks like you can shoot the 10 straight into the right side of the 15 causing it to cross over to the other pocket. The only problem, is the 10 ball going from the short rail up table and running into the cue ball hiding behind the 5 ball. Vapros, suggested banking the 10 ball cross corner; he'd have to hit the right side of the 10; so, perhaps your reply is to his comment? :rolleyes:
 

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Yet another tough spot brought to you by your friendly Ghost. I am coming off the left side of the 14 with a tip of lhe sending the cb to the long rail targeting a resting place on the 3 or just below.
 

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I like shooting the 13 10 combination and snuggling up on the my pocket side of the 14. If I make the combo I have a shot at the 13 to get more , if I don't I leave him doubled up with a ball somewhere near my pocket.
 

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I'd love to hit the 10 into the 15 and roll forward a bit to hide the 12. But my mind is going to be 98% on hitting the 10 into the 15 so that the 10 goes towards my side and the 15 pops out 2-rails. If I leave a look at my 12, I'll still be better off than I was.

Now, if the 14 has a clean path to my hole, I'd think very seriously about shooting it--it looks like near pocket speed would also take the cue ball reliably over to the opponent's long rail. If I miss, then I give up a straight-in on the 15 and I might get hit with a bank on the 4 depending on where the 14 ends up. But if I make it then I've escaped and have a good look at the 12 to make some balls.
 

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I like shooting the 13 10 combination and snuggling up on the my pocket side of the 14. If I make the combo I have a shot at the 13 to get more , if I don't I leave him doubled up with a ball somewhere near my pocket.
Isn't that likely to leave the 5? And to control the cue, it looks like you'd have to make the combo with the 13 going rail first. That's not really any harder than the straight on combo, but still far from certain.
 

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Since the Ghost won't let me bank the 10 I will take a foul and kick to the short rail under the 4 ball. My next shot will surely be better than this one.
 

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Ghost,
It looks like you can shoot the 10 straight into the right side of the 15 causing it to cross over to the other pocket. The only problem, is the 10 ball going from the short rail up table and running into the cue ball hiding behind the 5 ball. Vapros, suggested banking the 10 ball cross corner; he'd have to hit the right side of the 10; so, perhaps your reply is to his comment? :rolleyes:
Yes Bob, and also to senor Jewett.
 

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Isn't that likely to leave the 5? And to control the cue, it looks like you'd have to make the combo with the 13 going rail first. That's not really any harder than the straight on combo, but still far from certain.
My main objective would be to lock him on the 14, that takes the 5 out of play.
If you aren't close to the 14 ball yes you sell out , so if you are not comfortable with the shot , play another.
I don't see any shot that doesn't sell out except a safe on the bottom rail. I think I could play the combo straight on and still get the cueball on the 14 without any unnatural stroke.
 

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I am crossing the 10 ball long rail and putting rhe on the cb to go 1 rail into the 11-9. Not a big fan of framming the 10-15 here.
 
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