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Fluke a Snooker

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Member since: Sat Oct 8, 2016, 04:46 PM
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Expat progressive trying to make it in the smaller snooker clubs.

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New here...let's break this Fluke Snooker Trump!!

Hey, everyone, new here. I'm an American who loves snooker, and if anyone knows what my user name means, I'll save you the trouble of googling it. Snooker is essentially pool played on a large table with half-sized pockets that combines elements of eight-ball with nine-ball. In short, snooker is to pool what chess is to checkers, where defense (preventing opponents from easy shots) is just as important as offense (pocketing, or "potting" balls to score points). At the elite professional level, it is especially important to prevent someone from getting an "easy starter," or easy shot that sets them up for a big "break," or run, that usually ends with the winning of the "frame," or game. The namesake of the game, snooker, is actually named after the shot that results in making a shot in which your opponent's turn, he is blocked from hitting the object ball without going cushion first, or "snookered."

"Fluke a snooker" is a common phrase in which a player tries to make a shot, misses, but luckily the ball ends up in a place where the opponent doesn't have a shot at his object ball. Usually snookers are done purposefully, but in this case it was a happy accident. This is also a metaphor into how Trump became president...he essentially "Fluked" his way in and now we are all "snookered." It is up to us now to break the snooker.

Ironically, my once-favorite player is Judd Trump. He is not now, through no fault of his own but for his own descendency from the Drumpf clan.
Posted by Fluke a Snooker | Mon Jan 30, 2017, 03:47 PM (3 replies)
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