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Cheating the Pocket - Billiard Term Definition

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Definition of Cheating the Pocket

Cheating the Pocket is a billiards term that is a part of Billiard Technique Terminology.

Cheating the pocket refers to the act of aiming at the target object ball as such that it will enter one side of the pocket or the other, and not the center of the pocket. Cheating the pocket is commonly used to prevent scratching on the cue ball on dead in shots, and for position play. It may also be used when draw is not dependable due to the smash through effect. Cheating the pocket allows the cue ball to hit the object ball at a contact point other than the one it would if it were to make the object ball go straight in.

See: cheat the pocket, forced shot for more on the meaning of "Cheating the Pocket".

Cheating the Pocket - Usage

Why is Rick aiming that way? It looks like he is cheating the pocket to prevent a scratch.

Billiards - Cheating the Pocket

  • Title: Cheating the Pocket
  • Author: (Billiards Forum)
  • Published: 1/12/2007
  • Last Updated: 10/24/2007 9:49:00 AM
  • Last Updated By: billiardsforum

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