Learn how to play 8 ball pool like a pro! This article will teach you the basic fundamentals and give you a few key pointers while you’re at it. 8-Ball pool is the most popular pool game, boasting more than 30 million American 8 Ball players across the globe!
Eight-ball pool is commonly referred to as highs and lows, solids and stripes, or spots and stripes. Being that it’s so popular (you guessed it), it’s one of the easiest games to learn how to play.
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Here’s the 15 second break down:Break the rack Choose whether you want to take solids or stripes. First person to pocket the 8-Ball last is the victor.
The Proper Way to Rack an 8-Ball Rack
The proper way to set up an Eight-Ball rack is to place the 8-ball in the middle and make sure that the back corner balls are of different types (stripes/solids). The top ball does not matter. Official BCA rules (below) state that you arrange the remaining balls randomly....