This is the setup for the first object ball and the blocker. I like the blocker's edge even with the point of the side pocket. The first object ball is centered with the other point of the side pocket, about a half inch off. I put the cue ball 1-1/2 diamonds off the long rail, and a bit further than 2 diamonds from the short rail.
I aim to hit the object ball about 3/4 full to the right. I use 10:30 to 11:00 o'clock english. Without the blocking ball, you can use a soft, smooth stroke. With the blocking ball, just shoot a little harder, but keep the stroke smooth and fluid.
Here's a more advanced version of a simple follow shot. You can try a slightly easier version by doing it without the blocking ball.
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