After impact with the object ball, the cue ball is guided by speed and spin largely determine by the english, spin, stop, or follow applied. If done right, it takes it to a point where next shot can be made. In addition, your position must set the cue ball again for the planned shot following the ball you have just positioned for!
At the start, look over the whole table layout and "plan" the run. Part of initial positional planning when it is your turn is recognizing difficult to open clusters of balls, ball pairs (touching) and balls contacting rails.
These are dangerous to be left until too late in the run! If your plan can address these problems early by being able (using positional skill) to open the clusters, open paired balls, and picking off the "railed" balls, you are on your way to a win.
While position for these is less difficult, your work to complete a runout is much easier.
The "first law of position play" is to get the hard shots off the table first, before clearing the isolated balls.
The "second law of position play" applies to defensive play.
You know your billiards ability. If you can't consistently make a bank shot (five-for-five is consistent), then the bank shot is a low percentage option for you. Consider alternatives, a safety, or a shot to back up bunches.
Whenever the 8 ball is blocked by one of your
balls, you must leave it there so you opponent cannot win the game.
The only time you will shoot your ball is when you know you can run out, freeing the 8 ball.
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