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I'm a newbie and not allowed to post links yet, but Darren Appleton says on TAR podcast 36, about 30:30 minutes into it that if O'Sullivan and Bustamonte played pool on a nine foot table with snooker balls and snooker cues, that Bustamonte would come out on top. I'll assume, therefore, that he believes the opposite is true - if they played pool on a twelve foot table with pool balls and pool cues, O'Sullivan would win. Hmm, let's think about this. What I think he is saying is that the adjustment to shooting different sized balls is not as drastic as some believe it to be. The only times I've ever watched snooker is on You Tube, but it seems to me that those guys can see the shot a whole lot more often than in pool. When the have to sit down it's usually because they miss a shot they were able to see. So does it all boil down to the fact that while pool players are far more versatile in their skills than snooker players, that snooker players are far superior in pure shotmaking - shotmaking defined as shooting the cue ball into the object ball into the pocket without combo's, kisses, banks, or kicks? It sure sounds to me, if Appleton is to be believed, that's the gist of it.