In 8 ball I have the 1 ball at the corner pocket behind the head string and my 5 ball on the foot string spot with my opponent's 8 ball frozen directly behind it. If I make the 1 ball I won't have a shot on my 5 ball. All I can do is break the 5 away from the 8 and hope there's no shot on his 8 ball. Instead I intentionally tap the 1 ball into the rail for a safety. He cannot see the 8 and tries a bank to hit his 8 but misses. I have ball-in-hand and gently tap the 1 ball again into the rail near the pocket. My opponent goes for the bank again and misses again - which gives me ball-in-hand again. We repeat this routine about 6 or 8 more times until he finally connects with the bank but hits my 5 ball. With ball-in-hand I sink the 5, the 1 and then the 8 for the win. What's wrong, if anything, with this method of play? How many times am I allowed an intentional miss? How many times is my opponent allowed to miss hitting the 8 ball giving me B.I.H.?