How do you run these?

alphadog

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This is actually from a 1pkt game but stranger layouts occur in 14.1 so I thought let the 14.1ers have some fun.
You have ball in hand. 5,6, 2 all go in either bottom pocket. The 5 to the side is a razor thin backup

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measureman

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If the 3 go's in the corner that's my first shot and maybe send the cue ball into the upper part of the stack,hitting the bottom of the stack probably will put the cue ball on the bottom rail with no next.
 

DynoDan

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I’d shoot the one first, since that is likely the easiest/surest shot. Then maybe use the 6 to get closer to the combo.
 

David in FL

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If the 3 go's in the corner that's my first shot and maybe send the cue ball into the upper part of the stack,hitting the bottom of the stack probably will put the cue ball on the bottom rail with no next.

I’m not much of a 14.1 player, but that was exactly my thought…
 

measureman

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I’d shoot the one first, since that is likely the easiest/surest shot. Then maybe use the 6 to get closer to the combo.
With the 4 frozen to the rail and the 3 off the rail makes the combo a little tough. You would have to shoot the 4 into the rail and hope the rebound makes the 3,an easy one to miss.
I would still shoot the 3 first and go from there.
 

alphadog

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I think it is easier to play the 1 first getting position on the 3. Play the 3 and draw into the middle of the stack.

I believe that is easier then shooting the 3 to go to the 1.

Maybe shoot the 6 in either corner pocket as a stop shot then decide on the 3 or 1.
 

David in FL

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I think it is easier to play the 1 first getting position on the 3. Play the 3 and draw into the middle of the stack.

I believe that is easier then shooting the 3 to go to the 1.

Maybe shoot the 6 in either corner pocket as a stop shot then decide on the 3 or 1.
I’m using my ball in hand advantage to give myself the best opportunity to bust up the stack with a good leave…

Why give up guaranteed perfect shape on the three, in the hope of getting perfect shape on the three…
 

TheBasics

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Howdy All;

I like Measureman's thought about the 3 but, the 1 appears to be in the same position
on the opposite rail. Being Right handed it's a ton simpler to shoot the 1 and the 4 ain't
choking the pathway either. A good break-out would be only 3 or 4 balls and the 2 and
5 & 6 are good insurance balls.
Like most things, it's only my opinion and doesn't mean a dam thing to anyone but me.
chucklin'

hank
 

alphadog

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I’m using my ball in hand advantage to give myself the best opportunity to bust up the stack with a good leave…

Why give up guaranteed perfect shape on the three, in the hope of getting perfect shape on the three…
I would rather shoot from within 2' then 5 ' if I am playing the 3 and trying to break the stack.
 

TheBasics

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Howdy All;

Went over to 1P.org and saw this. For the 1-P version "Your" pocket is upper Right (next to the 1).
So, if that helps (?), ...

hank
 

TheBasics

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The question was how would you run these if it was 14.1 and you had ball in hand.
measureman, Howdy;

yup, I was just pointing out that it was on BOTH forums and that there may be a difference
as to how it might be approached is all. My suggestion is up the page at #9.

hank
 

sjm

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Five in the corner onto the three and break the stack with the three. As Measureman stresses, the three is the ball that needs to be addressed as early as possible.
 

DynoDan

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Five in the corner onto the three and break the stack with the three. As Measureman stresses, the three is the ball that needs to be addressed as early as possible.
Nothing like an early sell-out to really get the game moving (both corner pockets slightly obscured). I’ll stay with 1-6-3.
 

sjm

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Nothing like an early sell-out to really get the game moving (both corner pockets slightly obscured). I’ll stay with 1-6-3.
If so, I couldn't tell from the picture. Looks to me like a full pocket on the five in the corner past the three. That said, if not, I like your pattern here for sure.
 
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