CHANGE OF PLANS
“Arrange whatever pieces come your way.” Virginia Woolf
After every shot the table changes. You need to check the layout to make sure your original plan is still good. If you nudge a ball or the cue ball stops a little short of ideal position, you may need to develop a new pattern.
For example, if your angle is now too shallow to hold the cue ball, sticking to your initial plan could be a disaster. With each successive shot, you could easily get further out of line.
Keep a positive mindset with this ongoing process. View a change in table layout as an opportunity. Quite often a new layout presents an easier way to run out. In fact, there are times when you must change the table layout in order to win the game.
Nudging balls and breaking out clusters are all part of the game, and experienced players use their knowledge to make runouts possible. Always be willing to shift to a defensive plan if necessary. A solid defensive shot is better than an overly risky offensive one.
Keeping a take a new look as you go attitude gives you an excellent opportunity to make adjustments. Be creative and let the new possibilities keep you in control of the table.
Make a game plan, but be flexible when necessary.
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