In this blog post about pool games we will explore the game of cut throat which is played with three separate players. What a fun game this ends up being because each player has to make all of their competitors balls in to eliminate each player. So, it is fun because players become eliminated until there is only 1 left which ends up being the winner of the match.
Three players start the game by one person racking the balls in a typical 8 ball rack. You want all the balls to be varying in stripes and solids throughout the rack, much like 8 ball when they are racked. Then one of the players will break the balls, usually the one that was closest to the felt edge with a battle at the beginning at the match. After the break, the balls are scattered throughout the table and the person that broke gets to chose his ball set. My friend over at tree removal Alpharetta Ga can really break the balls up and sometimes they fly off the table. So, each player gets 5 balls that are their own set of balls. Evenly divided for three players. Your goal is to keep your balls on the table and knock in the other 2 opponents balls until they are left with none. That then eliminates that player from action and they have to go sit down or find something else to do. Then you would want to eliminate the other player that is left by knocking in their ball as well.
A few things to look out for. You don’t want to scratch on the shot that you are trying to make because then you have to forfeit your turn to the next player and they are going to take dead aim at your balls. So, make sure not to scratch often so that you have plenty of chances to knock in your opponents balls on the table.
One strategy is to block the opponents shot if you don’t have one to make on their balls in particular. So, if you don’t have a clear shot to make on sinking one of their balls, just shoot the que ball in a spot that leaves them with nothing on your ball. That way they have to pull out a trick shot or a miracle shot in order to continue shooting which is a very low probability. This is sometimes frowned upon in pool, but hey, whatever it takes to win is sometimes the best policy in this game!
Cut throat is a fun game played among friends. It ends up being fun for all parties unless you get eliminated first and then it isn’t too much fun to be a part of. Hahaha, but seriously it is a good game to play if you are hanging out and want to get more than 1 or 2 people involved so that it is more interactive. Remember, he/she who keeps the most balls on the table, wins!