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By Darren Appleton
A convert to American pool in the middle of last decade, Dynamite Daz won the 2008 World 10-Ball Championship, in addition to back-to-back U.S. Opens and the World 9-Ball Championship.
Cue Ball Location: I generally like to break from C-1. But if you're having trouble, move the cue ball to the right a bit, near C-2. You want to pay attention to the second row (the 5 and 7 in Diagram 1) and see where they're going in relation to the side pocket.
Controlling Other Object Balls: The back middle balls will bank one rail toward the top corner pockets, as you can see in Diagram 2. The 8 ball is most likely to be made, while the 6 is more likely to hit the top rail.
Pattern Racking: Generally, the 2 and 3 have to go on the wings, but if not, Fig. 3 is your best bet. Even if the 2 and 3 have to be in the corners, you can still put the 4 and 5 in back so they'll head up-table by the 1. Then, if the 2 or 3 gets kicked in traffic, you could have four of the five lowest numbered balls on the same side of the table.
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