View Full Version : Shooting your way outta Trouble
03-12-2003, 02:02 AM
Don't you just love those racks where you get out of position, never really get back into position but shoot yourself out of trouble with 'tester' pot after 'tester' pot. I've done a whole rack like that once ! i wish i had it on video ! at least 3 of the pots were for me 20%ers
anyway, it is very satisfying to shoot your way out of trouble. In the long run though, best to stay in line /ccboard/images/graemlins/smirk.gif
03-12-2003, 07:46 AM
Honestly, it's much more satisfying to me to leave good CB position for each shot because it rarely happens that way for me /ccboard/images/graemlins/laugh.gif I get tired of working so hard to clear the table.
I like your last line: <font color="blue">"In the long run though, best to stay in line" </font color> /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif
03-12-2003, 08:09 AM
And nobody is better in getting back 'in line' after having gotton 'out of line' than the great Buddy Hall!
03-12-2003, 10:03 AM
/ccboard/images/graemlins/tongue.gif /ccboard/images/graemlins/tongue.gif My specialty......LOL....there is something about those all or nothing shots that I like; those do or die shot have a tendency too get ones full attention...It is less stressful to stay in line though...LOL
03-12-2003, 08:22 PM
You sure look good making all tough shots to run a rack, but I too stay in line and put the CB right where I want it, too bad that doesn't happen very often though /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif
04-17-2003, 10:35 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote bigbro6060:</font><hr> at least 3 of the pots were for me 20%ers<hr /></blockquote>20% = 1/5, so the odds of making three in a run are 1/5 x 1/5 x 1/5 = 1/125. If there was a fourth 20% shot, the chances of just making all those shots again in the same rack are one in six hundred. You would have to multiply in your percentages for the remaining shots to get a better idea of how often you can expect to make a runnout of similar difficulty again.
04-17-2003, 07:26 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote L.S. Dennis:</font><hr> And nobody is better in getting back 'in line' after having gotton 'out of line' than the great Buddy Hall! <hr /></blockquote>
Buddy Hall out of line? When did that happen?LOL
Sorry to disagree but the odds never change from difficult shot to difficult shot. If you rolled a die 1,000 times and did not roll a 6 your chances of rolling one then would be 1/6. However, my satisfaction comes from not having to make hard shots. If I can wipe out the table by reading the set well then thats a victory /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif
04-18-2003, 06:41 AM
thanx guys for the probability analysis
i'm just gonna add this
You can buck the odds in the short run
It's like Blackjack, even with good strategy, the odds are still in the casino;s favour, say you have a 0.4 chance of winning. In the long run you will lose but in the short run you can definity win ! i've had several shoes in a row where i have won over 75% of hands, then you get a bad run and if your smart you know when to quit. SOmetimes it seems like you are losing over 80% of hands
Same with Pool for the occasional rack, 20% shots become 60% shots just for that brief moment
I don't know what you're talking about. The only thing I know how to do is shoot myself into trouble.........constantly.
Kato~~~hasn't had an "easy" rack in 2 years.
Perhaps the line for this post should have been shooting your way into trouble. LOL
Looks like we had the same idea. LOL
Hey Rod, 4000 posts can't be wrong /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif I find ways to mess myself up. I'm like everyone else in that respect. Of course these days since I don't play as much as I'd like I've lost 90% of my touch as well. Makes it tough to play at a consistent level.
Voodoo once told me that the only thing spin is good for is to get you out of trouble, then put you right back in.
What VooDoo told you rings true for most players. What does consistant mean? /ccboard/images/graemlins/shocked.gif
BTW you've had 151 days till the open for a few days now! LOL
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Rod:</font><hr>What does consistant mean? /ccboard/images/graemlins/shocked.gif[ QUOTE ]
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BTW you've had 151 days till the open for a few days now! LOL <hr /></blockquote>
"Consistant" is a new word I created. It means exactly the same thing as "consistent" but instead of using an "E" I use an "A".
As far as my number goes I did the math today and it came out at 151. I guess the first time I did it my math wasn't so good.
Kato~~~not good at spelling and not good at math but I have been known to do brain surgery on short notice and rocket science in my sleep. I also have run at least 1 rack in all the following games, 9-ball, 8-ball, one pocket, 10-ball, and straight pool. Sadly, I've only done them all once. /ccboard/images/graemlins/frown.gif
04-18-2003, 04:33 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote bigbro6060:</font><hr> Don't you just love those racks where you get out of position, never really get back into position but shoot yourself out of trouble with 'tester' pot after 'tester' pot. I've done a whole rack like that once ! i wish i had it on video ! at least 3 of the pots were for me 20%ers
You are way ahead of me bigbro /ccboard/images/graemlins/smirk.gif I play mostly sl3-sl4, and it seems like we are always in trouble /ccboard/images/graemlins/smirk.gif We just are not that good at shape or breaking up clusters. I did make a kool shot last night though. I have to describe it because I reformatted and lost my wei link.
I had an easy 30% cut on a rail ball down the short foot rail to the corner and easy position to my other ball which was about 12 inches up the long rail, slightly about 5 inches out from the long rail. The thing is that my second ball had a cluster of my opponent's balls in a semicircle around it. The only way I could have gotten a legal hit was to bust up their cluster. I played safe on my rail ball, leaving them bad.
Even though I got beat, I played real good. /ccboard/images/graemlins/tongue.gif /ccboard/images/graemlins/tongue.gif
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