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    Default Why did Mark Selby select this shot at the Pool WPC 2006 Final again Derren Appleton?

    I was watching the Selby v. Appleton Pool WCP 2006 Final (available here) and I was surprised by Mark's shot selection. In particular, this was the situation (Selby was with yellows):


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    looking at your selection, i not sure you would get on the yellow to the middle as you indicated, i think there is a chance the cueball would flick of

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    He knows that if he gets on the yellow to middle as intended then at his level it's basically game over. With a cannon something might more easily go

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    I would have played your shot myself but I guess he was thinking the golden rule that canons can always go wrong and he wanted to eliminate that possi

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    I don't play pool but whatever works is the right shot surely 😆

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    I think they're both pretty risky, cannons can always go wrong and leave you on nothing, but the route he took could easily have left him snookered on

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    If they all pot, without a canon, leave them alone.

    That seems to be the way the top guys do it.

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    Thank you all for your answers. I guess the thing to take away here is that cannons are evil unless you absolutely have no other choice.



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    Suppose thats why he is the only person to have won the world pool championship and world snooker championship.

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    If all 3 go, then why canon? Imh(umble)opinion it would be riskier here than Snooker, due to the smaller table.....

    Btw: is this the one

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