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SloRoller
11-28-2007, 07:02 PM
Thought I would post this table situation I had last night during league.
Playing 8ball bar table.

How would you play this shooting solids?

My plan was the 3,5,6,7 then the 8.

This has been bugging me all day...LOL.
SR

http://CueTable.com/P/?@2COja4EbHK4Fahm3Gaga4HWGN3ICls2Natd2PVdJ@

desert1pocket
11-28-2007, 07:08 PM
I would shoot the 3 first, and then break up the 5-6 softly, to freeze the cue to the back of the 8 ball. It's an easy lock up safety. Of course I never play 8-ball, so that's probably the wrong shot, but it's what I would do.

okinawa77
11-28-2007, 07:29 PM
I would shoot the 3 ball with draw...pocketing my opponents duck (14), this makes it easier for me to play a solid safety shot. More than likely I'll get ball in hand, and I can continue to play safeties that will break out my 5 and 6 until I am ready to run it out.

http://CueTable.com/P/?@2COja4EbHK4Fahm3Gaga4HWGN3ICls2Natd2PVdJ2QSAG4RJ Im2WOja1WYvf4YbHK4YaRy4aahm4adKs4aboA3baga3bala2kV dJ2kPAY2kUWn2kXAe2kbBy2kbyp2kTfT2kTfT2lSAG3laoO4lG vf4lGvf4mJIm4mYbl4mYrX@

SloRoller
11-29-2007, 02:02 PM
Thanks for the replies. I never thought of the saftey route. Making the 14 is a great idea.

What I did was make the 3 then combo'ed the 5-6. Unfortunately the 6 ball came up off the rail by the 8. I banked the 6 cross corner but then had a bad off angle bak left on the 7, which I missed and then my opponent ran out.

I think it might have worked out better if I shot the 3 then the 7 and come over for the combo. All the balls were on the same side of the table.

Thats the great thing about pool there is so many ways to play a rack.
thanks for the great ideas
SR

Jude Rosenstock
11-29-2007, 02:10 PM
I would shoot the 3 ball with draw...pocketing my opponents duck (14), this makes it easier for me to play a solid safety shot. More than likely I'll get ball in hand, and I can continue to play safeties that will break out my 5 and 6 until I am ready to run it out.

http://CueTable.com/P/?@2COja4EbHK4Fahm3Gaga4HWGN3ICls2Natd2PVdJ2QSAG4RJ Im2WOja1WYvf4YbHK4YaRy4aahm4adKs4aboA3baga3bala2kV dJ2kPAY2kUWn2kXAe2kbBy2kbyp2kTfT2kTfT2lSAG3laoO4lG vf4lGvf4mJIm4mYbl4mYrX@


Yeah, I'm actually amazed - this was exactly what I thought of, too. If by chance, I do not pocket the 14-ball, I would pocket the 7-ball and intentionally foul and tie-up the 8-ball.