How do I “leave an angle” and “come into the line of a shot” when playing position?

See the following demonstrations from Vol. III of the Video Encyclopedia of Eight Ball (VEEB) and from Vol. II of the Video Encyclopedia of Pool Shots:

Here are some additional good examples:

Sometimes, it is important to play for a precise point or line, rather to a general area. Here’s an example from Vol. III of the Video Encyclopedia of Pool Shots:

The position play principles handout has some examples of leaving an angle, coming into the line of a shot, and applying the 45° rule.

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