John vs. Ray 7 - wwyd?

One Pocket Ghost

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This is a tricky one...

Ray's shot --- he has the top left corner pocket --- ball score is 4-3, both going to 8, John ahead.....

As the pic shows, Ray has an angle whereby if he plays the 9-10 combination, the 9 won't sit there afterwards for a subsequent shot/simple position = it will carom to the right --- by my pocket, the 7 doesn't pass the 2, but the 2 can easily be seen and pocketed from down near the foot rail, under the 7 --- the 7 can not pass the 2 to be banked cross-corner --- also, the 2 is a hair off of being frozen to the foot rail, so the 7-2 combo is makeable, but not simple --- wwyd? >>>


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Aim the 9ball at the left edge of the mahogany, save yourself another shot.
 

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Ghost does the cueball pass between the 9 ball and the side rail? If it does I would play the 10 ball rail 1st and come around for the 9 ball.
 

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Roll off r/s of opponents 7 ball by pocket, lay whitey behind both balls. All kick lanes are blocked.
 

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Ghost does the cueball pass between the 9 ball and the side rail? If it does I would play the 10 ball rail 1st and come around for the 9 ball.
No Keith, if it did, that would be the obvious choice and there'd be no reason to put up this wwyd?
 

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I like the simple(ton) shot again: bank the 13 to pot the 10. If it goes, might get out with the 4 ball.
Lots of downside.

But at the table - might choose to roll off the 4 and sit behind the 15.
 

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I would shoot the nine into the rail and carom the 10 in with a touch of right to play for the nine next. I don't see any future in trying to hide opponent from a shot at his hole , that will make it too easy for him to empty my side. I am playing to make the 10 !!
 

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I feel like you have to shoot the combo, I don't see any options that improve the position. The bank on the 13 ball might, but with all the rh spin required to beat the kiss, I dont like it! So I'm pulling the trigger here.
 

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The 10 ball is almost inside the point of the pocket. Make the combo gently, figuring to kick the 9 in next. You might also bank the 13 toward the 10, if you can beat the kiss - bigger reward if you hit it well.
 

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I'll have to try this tonight. I think I'm banking that 9 ball with maximum right. And I got a tripod so I don't have to have goofy camera angles anymore. If not that, then IslandDrive's shot.
 

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I believe I'd softly kick at the deuce off the opponent's side rail, just tickling it. Puts the opponent in a jam...
 

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This is a tricky one...

Ray's shot --- he has the top left corner pocket --- ball score is 4-3, both going to 8, John ahead.....

As the pic shows, Ray has an angle whereby if he plays the 9-10 combination, the 9 won't sit there afterwards for a subsequent shot/simple position = it will carom to the right --- by my pocket, the 7 doesn't pass the 2, but the 2 can easily be seen and pocketed from down near the foot rail, under the 7 --- the 7 can not pass the 2 to be banked cross-corner --- also, the 2 is a hair off of being frozen to the foot rail, so the 7-2 combo is makeable, but not simple --- wwyd? >>>
I’m not sure what’s tricky about it :). I’m either playing the 9-10 combo rail first with running side or the 9 rail first into the 10. I need to be at the table to see which shot is better for a good leave on the 9 next
 

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Roll off r/s of opponents 7 ball by pocket, lay whitey behind both balls. All kick lanes are blocked.
You’ve got a lot of nerve Bill to roll the CB across the nap 10 feet away given where the 7 and the 2 are. I wouldn’t shoot this at a gunpoint!
 

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You’ve got a lot of nerve Bill to roll the CB across the nap 10 feet away given where the 7 and the 2 are. I wouldn’t shoot this at a gunpoint!
I'd have to see it on the table, but I think the half-ball angle off the 7 (with left side) is sitting right to land full on the 2. I do like one of the shots on the 10 better, but if I'm not feeling good about the make percentages, I'll try the safe.
 

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I think you mean the 13 ball Cory? If so, I don't mind that shot and it would be my 2nd pick.

But I like banking the 11 ball a little better. I can shoot it with low RHE and bring the CB to the long rail and back into the 15. My opponent doesn't have a good shot if I miss and I have a good chance to get out if I pocket something.
 

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I think you mean the 13 ball Cory? If so, I don't mind that shot and it would be my 2nd pick.

But I like banking the 11 ball a little better. I can shoot it with low RHE and bring the CB to the long rail and back into the 15. My opponent doesn't have a good shot if I miss and I have a good chance to get out if I pocket something.
I mean the one out in the middle of the table. If your shot misses, it looks like the 2 ball could make for an oversize pocket for cutting the 13.
 

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I’m not sure what’s tricky about it :). I’m either playing the 9-10 combo rail first with running side or the 9 rail first into the 10. I need to be at the table to see which shot is better for a good leave on the 9 next
orcollo seems to play a lot of these combinations rail first. can't imagine not taking a swing at the 10.....
 

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I like banking the 13ball with a touch of left English sending the cue ball 3/4 back up the table. The angle left on the 7-2 for your opponent is very awkward if the 10ball isn't pocketed, plus there will be now three balls by your pocket with two of them practically in the pocket. Big upside with this move with very little gamble. Plus it moves the 13ball from a neutral position to a possible scoring shot or a shot that could strengthen the position greatly.

Dr. Bill
 
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Ratamon

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I'd have to see it on the table, but I think the half-ball angle off the 7 (with left side) is sitting right to land full on the 2. I do like one of the shots on the 10 better, but if I'm not feeling good about the make percentages, I'll try the safe.
True dat but if the CB rolls off to the left you clip the 2 and sell out; if to the right, you end up in the drink. Rolling the CB 10 feet and expecting a perfect hit is not what I would do here
 
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