“When you’re at the table, you control your own destiny.”
Shot selection is key to controlling the game. You need to understand not only the shot possibilities available, but also whether or not you can execute them with a high degree of confidence. Deciding to take on a shot or play safe can be the difference between winning and losing.
Controlling the table is your top priority. Be offensive when the table offers a reasonable opportunity, but pass on shots that are difficult and don’t guarantee a win.
Choose shots you know and play within your skill level. It won’t impress the audience, but you will win more games.
Pick shots and patterns where you can minimize cue ball movement. This helps to avoid hooks and eliminates unnecessary scratches.
Monitor the table layout after every shot, and make changes as needed. If you can’t run out, create a safety that leaves your opponent tough and guarantees you a better chance to run out on your next turn.
Keeping control of the table with each turn puts you in the driver’s seat. You are dictating the situations and controlling the match dynamics. This puts immense pressure on your opponent!
Choose the right shot and you’ll keep control of the table
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