[8-Ball] What's the shot here?


This came up last night as we were playing scotch doubles with my teammates and as so often we had a minor argument about the correct shot:

I played position for the 4 to the upper right corner, succeeded, and we ran out. One of my teammates didn't like the shot and insisted that safety was clearly the only option. I did not want to give our opponents an opportunity on the table but I do see this is a great opportunity to make an easy safety.

What are your opinions?

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If the safety if more difficult than taking the shot you should take the shot. The exception would be taking a shot that could lose the game but not win the game. One last (but important) consideration is how well you and your opponents play.