There are two sayings you should heed.
They are “Don’t force a great player to shoot a great shot, because he will!” And “Don’t allow a great player the chance to make a great shot, because he will!”
A couple of examples: If you have a good seven and it’s double covered and you have a good lead don’t block the open side of the board, leave the great player an easy option; remember he is a great player because he earned the reputation. If you block the open side he may just decide to run his dead block up on your 7, holding his good block and putting you in the kitchen.
The great players make those shots on all too regular a basis.
If a great player lands on a line and you decide to cover that block instead of clearing it you are looking for disaster.
Some how Glen Peltier will hit that block and get one if it’s your hammer and two if it’s his;
Mike Vasalotti was great at rolling off the cover on to the board forcing you to take him off so he could get a shot at you or make his double;
Stan Williamson and Chuck Stansburg will just shoot the cover into the kitchen and then where are you!
Great players make great shots and great plays, that’s how they got the reputation!