August 21st, 2009

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Ultimate billard problem...

I played some pool billard today and came across a situation that would probably even stump a pro... For the un-initiated: you have to hit the cue-ball WITHOUT moving other balls at the same time - the cue ball is only allowed to move other balls AFTER it had contact with the stick, not at the same time. Every now ant then it happens that the cue ball comes to rest snug against another ball which limits the direction you can play it (i.e. away from the other ball only) and this is called "press" in German for some reason (I don't know if there's a different English term)

Today one of my shots ended up like this... Honestly, there was NO direction I could play that cue ball WITHOUT moving either of the other two...
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