: games, which would be similar to that in snooker?
Pool and snooker come from completely different traditions. You may
want to study straight pool (14.1) in which a player who fails to take
an intentional foul at the appropriate time is considered a raw
beginner. My opinion is that any rule that requires the referee to
judge intent is a bad one.
: If a player
: plays a well placed snooker, the opponent should be forced to make
: his/her best effort to hit the ball on.
I remember a situation in nine ball in which the ball on was on a rail
and trapped between two other object balls. One player had just taken
a second foul, leaving the position:
| 6 |
| 8 |
| 7 |
| 9 5 |
The balls were sitting so any legal shot on the two would probably leave
a way to make something. The correct shot is to put the cue ball just
below the 8 and shoot the 8 slowly up against the two ball. There is
a way to hit the two from that situation, but it is improbable.