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Pool is the shortest version of classic game enjoyed by many for
centuries i.e. English Billiards or Snooker. It retains its original
sixpocket table but the size of table is shortened and has fifteen
different colored balls and one white ball (the cue ball). The
fifteen balls are also distinguished by stripes or solids.
In pool, there are a variety of games that can be played. The major
ones include 8ball, 9ball, rotation and straight pool. In 9ball,
all the balls on the table are solids except for the nine ball. Each
ball is pocketed consecutively; however the nine ball maybe pocketed
without completing all eight solids if it is pocketed in a
combination shot. Rotation is very similar to 9ball except the
players need to pocket all 15 solids/stripes and there is no short
way of winning through a combination shot. And the foul penalties
for rotation is much more strict. The number on the ball is its
point value and once a player has reached a certain amount of points
which cannot be reached by the other, he/she wins the game. Straight
pool is a very liberal game and each player pockets any ball on the
table. The player(s) with the most ball pocketed when a set maximum
is reached wins. The 8ball game’s objective is to take 8 ball after
completing your colour which is either solid or striped.
