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1P shot? i played the bank missed it but left hanging off my pocket and no real good shot for my opponent which was my plan, the guy i played said i should have shot the 2b first then tried the bank. what do you think?
08-04-2004, 11:40 AM
If the two ball was really that straight in I probably would play the two then bank the one. Since you were playing for both balls I assume he only needs one. I think you have less of a chance at giving him anything to make if you shoot the 2 first. If you bank the 1, hang it, and hook him, it looks like he will have a bank at his pocket. Granted it could be a win or lose shot for him, but its still a shot.
08-04-2004, 11:47 AM
I agree with Woody. Shoot the two and draw back on the one to play it like you first did.
08-04-2004, 12:03 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Pelican:</font><hr> I agree with Woody. Shoot the two and draw back on the one to play it like you first did.
Later, Pel <hr /></blockquote>
Yep, that's what I would have tried to do.
You've left him options, one is he could move your ball with the two ball unless you jaw it in the pocket. Another of course, if you back some one in a corner and give up a bank they just might make it. There's more depending on the exact layout.
I wouldn't give up a bank, I'd have shot the two. You don't have a guaranteed win either way, but you did give the other guy a chance to win. OP players like banks. No way for me to remember how many times players lost with a ball sitting in the pocket. That includes at the beginning of a game.
08-04-2004, 12:36 PM
He needs one and you need both.
The 2 is the high percentage shot. Shoot the 2. Play a stop shot leaving the cue with a slight angle on the 1, enough to bank out but not enough for him to make the cut down the rail. If you do miss the 2 his only make possiblility is a double cross bank.
08-04-2004, 12:54 PM
You should have shot the 2 first. You just gave him a free shot to win the game either banking the 2 in or even cutting it in. You may even hit the bank and lose your cue ball leaving him straight in on the 2 into his pocket.
08-04-2004, 01:47 PM
I'm late on this(as usual) but you should of shot the 2.
I'm not the best One hole player, but I believe as a rule, you always take the easy point first. The 2 is a high percentage shot and even if you miss(shooting with pocket speed), still leave a tough table for your opponent.
Assuming that the 1 is frozen to the rail, I would have shot the 2 with enough draw to get back to the same po on the 1 ball (3-4" off the rail). Next, try to soft bank the 1 but error to the end rail, near your pocket, with follow on the CB to roll it as close to his pocket as possible.
Eric >looks good on paper, anyway /ccboard/images/graemlins/laugh.gif
Thank you all for the replies, After reading them all I find the 2B shot to be the better choice, true never give your opponent the chance to win on a shot.
I won the game when he tried to cut it in, he missed (not by much) and left it on the long rail, after i made the 1B I managed a fairly easy bank on the 2B to win.
great game 1P, I wish there were more ppl in my local room that would play it with me. /ccboard/images/graemlins/frown.gif
08-04-2004, 04:00 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Eric.:</font><hr>
Next, try to soft bank the 1 but error to the end rail,
<font color="blue"> I understand what you are saying, but think the wording could be misunderstood. Like you said, you want the 1 if missed to be on the end rail. So if missed you want to miss short, hitting the side rail first and stopping on or near the end rail. </font color>
near your pocket, with follow on the CB to roll it as close to his pocket as possible.
<font color="blue"> I wouldnt follow the cueball down to his pocket, I think you have more of a chance of giving him a reasonable bank if you put the cueball down there. If the angle permits I would try to bring the cueball back and freeze him on the head rail. </font color>
Eric >looks good on paper, anyway /ccboard/images/graemlins/laugh.gif <hr /></blockquote>
Of course these are just my opinions, and I dont claim to be a great one pocket player /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif
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