Last night I was in an 8 ball match against a pretty tough player when I suddenly found myself in a very difficult situation. I had broken the rack open to start the game, but didn’t make a ball. My opponent started running the solids but missed his last ball. With most of the solids out of the way, I decided to run the table out and had nearly completed my run when I made a HUGE mistake and lost position on my last object ball. Arrgghh! I was very frustrated, so I stopped play, whipped out my iPhone, and took a picture of the layout before I continued shooting. See the actual photo from our match below.
In my next post I’ll tell you what I did, but for now here’s my question for you: How would you have played this shot? In the edited photo below, I’ve provided the 4 options that I initially considered. Can you think of any other options? What would you have done in this situation? What do you think I eventually did?