I can’t agree either. Of course we all like to shoot the shot with the highest make percentage, but it’s just not that simple. In order to have a far better chance of continuing the run more than another few balls, sometimes we have to choose to shoot a harder shot particularly in a situation where the easier shot is a dead end shot that most likely will end up leaving an extremely hard shot to shoot next.My own Straight Pool game is pretty much built around the fact that I'm a mediocre (at best) shotmaker (or at least, that I firmly believe so), with the result that I won't take anything lightly, and try to keep things as simple as I can at all times. I do feel my position play is reasonable, however, so I'm more prepared to take a risk shooting an easier shot and trust in my ability to "get there", if not immediately, then in time. It doesn't always work out, but on the whole, the attitude results in fewer misses. I'm convinced that the long-term idea is what counts: try to shoot the easiest shot there is at all times, i.e. make all else follow suit.
Greetings from Switzerland, David.
„J'ai gâché vingt ans de mes plus belles années au billard. Si c'était à refaire, je recommencerais.“ – Roger Conti