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THE HUSTLER'S GAMES
Jack Olsen
March 20, 1961
Among the favorite games of the pool hustlers are one-pocket, eight-ball and nine-ball. In one-pocket, all 15 balls are used. Each player selects one corner pocket at the foot of the table as his, and he must sink all his shots there. The first to sink eight of the 15 balls wins. In eight-ball, all 15 balls also arc used and each player decides whether he will shoot for the low balls (numbered one to seven) or the high balls (nine through 15). Not until he has pocketed his group of seven balls is a player eligible to shoot for the eight ball, and then he must name the pocket in which that ball will fall. The first player to sink the eight ball wins. In nine-ball, only the first nine (numbered one through nine) are used, and they are racked with the one ball in the point of a diamond and the nine ball in the center. Rotation rules apply. The object is to sink the nine ball, and this can be done at any time in combination with another ball. The first to pocket the nine ball wins. In eight-ball and nine-ball there may be either two players or four players, two to a side. In one-pocket there are only two players.
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March 20, 1961

The Hustler's Games

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Among the favorite games of the pool hustlers are one-pocket, eight-ball and nine-ball. In one-pocket, all 15 balls are used. Each player selects one corner pocket at the foot of the table as his, and he must sink all his shots there. The first to sink eight of the 15 balls wins. In eight-ball, all 15 balls also arc used and each player decides whether he will shoot for the low balls (numbered one to seven) or the high balls (nine through 15). Not until he has pocketed his group of seven balls is a player eligible to shoot for the eight ball, and then he must name the pocket in which that ball will fall. The first player to sink the eight ball wins. In nine-ball, only the first nine (numbered one through nine) are used, and they are racked with the one ball in the point of a diamond and the nine ball in the center. Rotation rules apply. The object is to sink the nine ball, and this can be done at any time in combination with another ball. The first to pocket the nine ball wins. In eight-ball and nine-ball there may be either two players or four players, two to a side. In one-pocket there are only two players.

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