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cuetable
07-16-2007, 11:06 AM
http://CueTable.com/P/?@4ANyv3DEdl3EAMl4HMrR2PIYV@4APew3DEdl3EAMl4HMrR2P IYV4UPew4Ucpr3YAMl3YHNX2kIYV4kOXh8kUTy4kbhq4kNMj4k Bbw3kAlX@3DEdl3EHNX4HMrR3PAlh4cMrR1cdhA3kAlh4kLUe4 kLML@3DEdl3EHNX4PLML3XEdl3XcYw4kLML3kCpb3kLhk3kbYX 1kBOy@

This is an interesting sequence by Oliver Ortmann in the final game of World 14.1 Championship 2007. The rolls had been tough for him throughout the game, he cleverly made something out of nothing in this shot!

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Blackjack
07-16-2007, 12:34 PM
That's a gutsy shot - shooting your only potential break ball (the 1 ball) and then getting the perfect tap on the 5 to manufacture it...

Just by the layout you can see that he was probably having trouble breaking the 4 from the 5 earlier in the rack - he was obviously leaving the 8 as the key ball and the 1 as the break ball. This is a perfect example of a champion dealing with a situation when it seems as if nothing is going right for you - Oliver just created an opportunity instead of waiting for one.

Thanks for posting this!

sjm
07-16-2007, 04:37 PM
Yes, this was an exceptional shot by Ortmann. Finding the speed was no simpler than finding the angle, and he managed both very accurately. Superb!

JohnnyP
07-16-2007, 04:57 PM
He would have been screwed if he hit the five on the side nearest the four.

Bob Jewett
07-16-2007, 05:54 PM
He would have been screwed if he hit the five on the side nearest the four.
Maybe, but he could have gotten either a long shot to the corner or a different shot on the eight. One of those situations where you have to make a champion's shot to continue, and it turned out well.

mosconiac
07-19-2007, 11:16 AM
Wow, that's a champions touch. I am assuming he did this because the 8 would not go in reality...or the 4/5 were more tied up. As diagramed, the 8 does go and the 4/5 cluster isn't too bad...so this is how I would have expected him to do it.

http://cuetable.com/P/?@4ANyv3DEdl3EAMl4HMrR2PIYV@4APew3DEdl3EAMl4HMrR2P IYV4UPew4Ucpr3YAMl3YHNX2kIYV4kOXh8kUTy4kbhq4kNMj4k Bbw3kAlX@3DEdl3EHNX4HMrR3PAlh4cMrR1cdhA3kAlh4kLUe4 kLML@3DEdl3EHNX4PLML3XEdl3XcYw4kLML3kCpb3kLhk3kbYX 1kBOy@

Blackjack
07-19-2007, 11:24 AM
Wow, that's a champions touch. I am assuming he did this because the 8 would not go in reality...or the 4/5 were more tied up. As diagramed, the 8 does go and the 4/5 cluster isn't too bad...so this is how I would have expected him to do it.

http://cuetable.com/P/?@4ANyv3DEdl3EAMl4HMrR2PIYV@4APew3DEdl3EAMl4HMrR2P IYV4UPew4Ucpr3YAMl3YHNX2kIYV4kOXh8kUTy4kbhq4kNMj4k Bbw3kAlX@3DEdl3EHNX4HMrR3PAlh4cMrR1cdhA3kAlh4kLUe4 kLML@3DEdl3EHNX4PLML3XEdl3XcYw4kLML3kCpb3kLhk3kbYX 1kBOy@


I thought the same thing when I first looked at this situation. As diagrammed, the 4 will go - so will the 8. The actual layout must have been much tighter than that for Oliver to be forced to shoot that great shot.

mosconiac
07-19-2007, 12:34 PM
I'm not sure why my cuetable didn't post correctly (it put the original one back up). Anyway, this is what I intended to post.

http://CueTable.com/P/?@4ANyv3DEdl3EAMl4HMrR2PIYV4cMrR4cbbl2kIYV4kMbF4kb Og4kNJB@4ANyv3DEdl3EAMl4Hcxt4PNJD3XEdl3Xcxp4kNJD3k Cpb4kFJo@4ANyv3Dcxs3EAMl4Hcxt4PEko3YAMl3YbKl4kEko4 kCAc4kLhl4kbwJ4kTjt@4ANyv3Dcxs3EeUs4Hcxt4PTSu@

cuetable
07-19-2007, 01:54 PM
I'm not sure why my cuetable didn't post correctly (it put the original one back up). Anyway, this is what I intended to post.



mosconiac,
Interesting solution :)

You might want to use "SavePage" after you have made changes on any page. Also, it is always a good idea to check all the pages before you export the layout data ..

BJ,
From where I was sitting I couldn't determine whether the 8 would go or not. Also, the 4 and 5 might be closer. It was really close. Maybe one day there will be this new version of CueTable that will draw up shots directly from videos. :rolleyes:

Also, keep in mind things always look easier on a layout than in real life. :)

mosconiac
07-19-2007, 02:04 PM
Also, keep in mind things always look easier on a layout than in real life. :)
Boy, don't I know that! Many have told me that my 10B drill looks easy (based on the cuetable I posted a while back). They later tell me that they set it up on a real table and failed miserably.

cuetable
07-19-2007, 02:41 PM
Boy, don't I know that! Many have told me that my 10B drill looks easy (based on the cuetable I posted a while back). They later tell me that they set it up on a real table and failed miserably.

And this layout view with no perspective never really exists in real life. However, it is an idea we can all share and relate. Pretty interesting.

Bob Jewett
07-19-2007, 03:54 PM
... From where I was sitting I couldn't determine whether the 8 would go or not. Also, the 4 and 5 might be closer. ...
I'm sure that the 8-4 order was not possible. He had to play his break shot. I guess this match will be on propool soon so we can see a little better, but I think there was no overhead camera. As I vaguely recall, the cue ball just passed the 8 on the way to the 9.