To illustrate the shot that El Maestro was teaching me on Saturday, first highlight and copy this string into your clipboard (Ctrl-C):
then open this link in a new browser window http://endeavor.med.nyu.edu/~wei/pool/pooltable2.html
then click "Paste" and answer the prompt in the affirmative.
This will arrange the balls on the table. And you are looking at what I was dealing with.
The shot is to cut the 8 ball almost 90 degrees to the right into pocket A, and bring the cue ball two lengths of the table for position on the 9 ball.
El Maestro's special techniques used in this shot: "aim to miss", stay down, follow through, english: top with the smallest amount of left, and keep the cue out of the way of the rebounding cue ball.Enjoy!
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