8 foot table taking ball in hand after the break?
Just so we are all talking about the same scenario, do you mean beating the ghost more than .5 of the games played or beating the ghost in a race more than .5 of the time?
I feel like I play strong against the ghost one game at a time. But when it comes to beating him/her/it in a race to 7 or more, it becomes way more difficult.
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There is no pressure in playing the ghost. You need to play some competitive pool to determine where your game is and hence your rating within the pool community.
No. A race to 100 will be about 65% for the stronger player. A small advantage over a lot of games ends up being a much larger advantage. That's why casinos remain in business.I'm an idiot. This is true but even in races to 100 there will still be enough variance so that you win around 51% of the races, right?
I don’t have a Fargo but I know 2 local players that I’d probably bet on to beat the 9 ball ghost on an 8 footer. They are both exactly Fargo 600. One has 300 games in the system, while the other has 600 games.
I would bet against them beating the ghost on a 9’. I think it takes a 700 speed to beat that ghost.
Come to Arizona. You'd lose a lot of money if you bet on people beating the ghost, even on a bar box. I'd say anyone 600 or higher is probably a favorite. Below that, they're gonna struggle.
I’m a 482 and I normally lose to the 9 ball ghost on a 9’ diamond in a race to 7. I’ve won but it’s rare. I normally get to 3 or 4.
On a diamond bar table I’m probably about 50% to beat the ghost. Both just depend on the day.