How do I “leave an angle” when playing position?

See the following demonstration from Vol. II of the Video Encyclopedia of Pool Shots:

Here are some additional good examples:

The position play principles handout has some examples, including how to apply the 45° rule.

See also: coming into the line of a shot.

from BRussell (in AZB post)

That position on a corner pocket shot where you have an angle going in to the rail is one of the most important in pool. It comes up a couple times in most every rack. Drills like the one below can help to ingrain the shot and the position. Make the balls in rotation, always getting one rail position. Once you clear the 4, put all four balls back up and keep going.


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