Center of the Table Position


Sometimes figuring out where to play position for can be difficult when there are so many different shots that you could take given any layout on the table. That is why knowing an easy to remember priciple can help with your decision making when playing position. If you look at a pool table layout the place that has the largest amount of options is the middle of the table. If you watch a professional play you may notice that they often aim for the middle of the table when playing thier shots. Unless balls are on the foot or head rails, you can make just about any shot from this position maximizing your ability to run out. So if you are having trouble figuring out how to play position, try looking at the center of the table in order to get good position.

Professionals often aim for the middle of the table when playing their shots in the middle of the game as well. Unless balls are on the foot or head rails, you can make just about any shot from this position maximizing your ability to run out. So if you are having trouble figuring out how to play position, try looking at the center of the table in order to get good position. For an example of how to use the center of the table to get position, watch one of the best players keep the cue ball in the center of the table in the video below.

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