This article is part of Volume 18 of PoolSynergy, a monthly collection of the best writing on pool. After you read it, be sure to check out the rest of the April 2011 edition of PoolSynergy over at A Journey Into Billiards.
I like playing all of the popular pool games, 8, 9 and 10 Ball, [...]
I had a strategy discussion a couple of days ago with a pool friend about offense vs defense in straight pool. I balanced my chances for getting out (I needed 2) against my chance of winning a safety battle (he needed 5). How would you go about making a decision like this?