Playing 14.1 and had some good luck!

alphadog

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I got out of line and bumped my planned break ball a little high. I decided I could still use it and play it to the side pocket. It was good enough for Ponzi so....

I pocketed the ball and ran whitey 2 rails around and into the back of the stack. Rack scattered nicely with a half dozen balls still in the rack area but a few near the foot rail and others up by each side pocket. Whitey froze on a ball but I still had a couple options, or so I thought. I couldn't reach the 1 cut even with the bridge. The spread did not allow a decent place to set the bridge. Another ball didn't have a whole pocket and
these pockets are brutal.

As I was playing by myself I was about to just rack them up when I detected a dead combo that I could just barely thin. Whitey should go into the balls near the side and then I would (should) have plenty of options. Well needing to thin it I hit it fairly hard( way to hard ).

Combo went in and whitey just caught the edge of 1 of the balls near the side but went 2 rails around and ended back in the rack area. Almost identical situation to before only this time I had another dead combo to the other corner. I made it and bumped to problem balls apart from the rail adjacent to the rack area. All was clear! Nothing was blocked or tied up and and multiple key ball - break ball presented options.

I put my cue away and went and bought a Lottery ticket. If I had won I was planning on hosting a 14.1 trnmnt but it isn't to be.
 

measureman

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Yup sometimes thats how you have to play 14.1,creative.
And to your Ponzi statement on side pocket break shots I've never heard that but have heard many times that was GreenLeaf's favorite.
 

DynoDan

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When you end up with a break ball that’s too high but the cut into the side is too severe, I found caroming off the rack usually works in a pinch.
 

jeagle64

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Sometimes you just have to wing it!

I like to leave side pocket balls because they are good break balls, key balls and insurance balls. They are easy to get position on and they are great break balls especially with ball in hand in the kitchen.


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alphadog

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Sometimes you just have to wing it!

I like to leave side pocket balls because they are good break balls, key balls and insurance balls. They are easy to get position on and they are great break balls especially with ball in hand in the
Funny I can't recall ever thinking of playing for bih for a ball to the side pocket. I have done it for a break ball near a pocket on the head of the table and spotted the cueball on the head spot.
 

DynoDan

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Sorry. I get it. CB in the rack, OB behind the headstring, CB goes to the headspot (not depicted in the graph, but text).
 
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