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Equipment

Cue Cue Balls Object Balls Rack Six Pocket Billiard Table

Rules

One-pocket can be played by no more than two players. Play starts when one player breaks, then chooses a bottom corner pocket to be theirs for the duration of the game. The opponent is given the other bottom corner pocket. Each ball pocketed in a player's designated pocket is worth one point. A player's turn continues until a ball isn't pocketed. A foul results in the loss of a point. A scratch results in the cue ball placed on the table at the opponent's discretion.

Description

One-Pocket is a two player game, where a point is made when a player makes any ball into their specific single pocket. The winner is the first player to get 8 points. Long the preferred billiards game of dark pool halls and nefarious gamblers, one-pocket has evolved in a big money, high-stakes competition sport. Known to involve as much strategy as a game of chess, one-pocket forces players to attack their own pocket while at the same time, prevent their opponent from successful attacks.

History

Billiards was first played in 15th century England, and has been a popular game throughout Europe and the United States ever since. Many styles and variations have been created using the same basic rules and equipment. One-pocket was first played in the 1920's and 1930's in the United States. It was, and still is closely associated with gambling. Today, there are numerous large-scale competitions where players compete for big money prizes.