New section. Strategy

Thanks to Jeffrey Widen we have the beginning of a new section here at petanque.org. It is all about tactics and strategy. To decide when to shoot, when not to shoot and when to point is sometimes more important that the actual shot itself.Full story

Petanque Psychology

Most Petanque players think that the game is all about how they throw their boule. After all, whoever lands their boule closest to the cochon is the person who’s going to pick up the most points. However, Petanque isn’t all about merely throwing boules since there is also a psychological aspect to the game.
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Shooting the cochonette

Strategy:
Sometimes there is only one solution: The cochonette has to go. Not an easy shot by far.Full story

Cut your losses and protect the rear

Strategy:
Your opponent has the point, and all of your boules are near the cochon. You have only one boule left to play while your opponent has 3 or more. Full story

One boule left and still without the point

Your opponent has the closest boule, and you have a “wall” between your last boule and the cochon. It is too risky to try to shoot the opponent’s boule away.Full story

Opponent have the point, but you have the wall

Your opponent has taken the point despite your boule being a wall in front of the cochon. Full story

Opening move strategy

Your first throw should be to point your boule in front of the cochon. This boule will serve as a “wall” to prevent your opponent from easily rolling closest to the cochon. Full story

Proper time to shoot

Your opponent’s boule is closest to the cochon but the next closest are three of your own boules. Full story

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