If your opponent is a professional or a very good player, and a pushout comes your way, is there an effective way to push it out?
Is there any effective push out that will give you a chance to win?
Intentionally push out to create trouble with high balls.
For example, if you have a 9-ball, stick the 8 and 9 balls together.
This will make the match phase an 8 or 9 game, regardless of how good your opponent is.
The effect is that even the weakest player can control the phase of the game.
What are your thoughts on push-outs and how do you implement them?
You may be playing with your opponent by talking the cue ball far away from the target ball or hiding it a little so that it is difficult to retrieve.
I think this is a standard strategy.
However, from another perspective, is there an effective way to push out?
Yes, there is!
How about this kind of push out?
If your opponent is a professional or SA, and is much better than you, it is easy to get run out once you turn the cue ball over to them.
For example, even if you have the skill of a mid-level B player, you will not stand a chance if you play against them as usual.
Isn’t there a better way?
If the push out comes to you against such an opponent, you can try this push out.
Intentionally hit the cue ball against the 8 or 9 ball, etc., to create trouble where, for example, the 8 and 9 will stick together or be very close together.
Then, if you cannot solve this trouble in the middle of the game, the phase of the game will be this 8 or 9 game.
No matter how crisply the pro or SA puts the ball in the middle of the game, if the problem is not solved in the middle of the game, the game will become a battle of these 8 and 9.
And if the pro or SA class player goes to break this trouble, and if they fail, you will get the 8th or 9th.
That’s your chance!
You can make your opponent, who can’t beat you normally, play 8 or 9.
If you do this, even if you are a beginner or intermediate player of B level, you may be able to win the rack with two balls.
Intentionally creating trouble balls is a difficult skill to master, but try your best.
You don’t have to play 8 or 9, but you can play 7 or 8. In that case, numbers 7 and 8 will be the local game.
Even if your opponent is so good that you can’t win, try to use your head, strategically, to your advantage!