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05-05-2009, 07:43 AM

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You must be counting PoolSleuth's posts, also....

(Not that there's anything wrong with that....)
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05-05-2009, 07:49 AM

Low percentage shots are just what they say they are. Situations usually dictate how I approach them. If making one, guarantees me a great chance to win the game, I may take the risk. If making a low percentage shot, leads to another tough shot, I can't shoot the first one, that's suicide. There's a lot of ways to win in this game and a lot of ways to lose. The consistent winners usually play the best percentage shots. They have a way of wearing down your opponent.
  
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holy crap did coocoo just make sense it was bound to happen after 38000000 posts lmao
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Do Tell............................ Inquiring minds want to know...

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05-05-2009, 07:57 AM

This question is too simple -

If it is a hard shot, hit it hard.

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05-05-2009, 07:59 AM

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This question is too simple -

If it is a hard shot, hit it hard.

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05-05-2009, 07:59 AM

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Must be more to running a big money tournament than the average person can see.
you missed what i said. oh well i knew making sense wouldnt last
  
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05-05-2009, 08:00 AM

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Sometimes I get this urge to shoot in rotation games, usually a combo or carom, attacking full speed to try and set the momentum of a set. I would say with honesty that it's usually a higher percentage out, but it's not 100%. And maybe it's not the smartest thing to do, especially when there is a possibility of a deadlock safe.

What are your guys' thoughts. I've really tried to adopt the whole "don't bother shooting if you think you're going to miss," philosophy, but these are misses that could be avoided. But if they're cinched, the confidence is always huge.

All opinions welcomed. Thanks.
You just have to play the percentages correctly.

If you're in a position where you have both a very low percentage shot and a very low percentage safety, always shoot.

If the safety is a higher percentage shot than the offensive shot, play safe and vice versa.

If there's no reward for making a low percentage shot, play safe. Paraphrasing Danny Diliberto, don't shoot a shot when there are only 2 possible outcomes: 1. you can't win from it. 2. you can lose from it.
  
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05-05-2009, 08:03 AM

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You just have to play the percentages correctly.

If you're in a position where you have both a very low percentage shot and a very low percentage safety, always shoot.

If the safety is a higher percentage shot than the offensive shot, play safe and vice versa.

If there's no reward for making a low percentage shot, play safe. Paraphrasing Danny Diliberto, don't shoot a shot when there are only 2 possible outcomes: 1. you can't win from it. 2. you can lose from it.
Good post, sounds like Danny D. really knows what he's talking about...He and Billy Incardona have been a large part of the foundation of my pool "wisdom"....
  
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05-05-2009, 08:12 AM

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I have found this to be a very interesting thread. But, it lacks pictures, so I thought I'd add some. This situation came up for me last Sun. nite at the local tourn. Bar box Diamonds, race to three, alt. break. I was playing another A player, and he had me down 2-0. I tied it up 2-2 and it was my break. I made the one on the break, and then faced this scenario. The 2 is very easily cut into the corner. But, you will run into the 4 doing so. I need to get right on the 3 to be able to get back on the 4 which should stay in the general vicinity it now is after hitting the 9.

The trick to it is this- I have to hit the 4 thin enough to be able to spin off it two rails to get on the 3. After much studying of it, I determined that I had a very fine line in which to hit the 4 properly. Too full on the 4 and I have no shot on the 3. So, what do I do here?

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Did you have enough room to thin the 2 on the left side, and go 2 rails behind the 3-8? (Or was it a dead scratch?)

Even if you make the 2 and 3, it looks like the 9 occupies a large part of the area to land on the 4 ball....and it's hard to get to the 5 ball from THERE....what an ugly layout.
  
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05-05-2009, 09:22 AM

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What if no matter what you do it is low percentage?

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The important thing to remember when your facing any shot is that you should be committed to it.

This is especially important when you're shooting a low percentage shot.

When faced with a difficult shot a lot of people will spend less time preparing for it. They already have resigned themselves to missing so don't invest the time to plan the outcome of the shot so that even if they make it they don't get the shape they desire for thier next shot.

If you have a low percentage shot it's even more important to plan the outcome. This gives you confidence. Confidence sinks balls. Confidently sunk balls result in good shape.


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