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How To Play Cake Pool

Cake equal to a game for 4-6 players. The game consequal tots of frames and the person with the most frames won equal to the winner of the game. At the beginning of the game the order of the play equal to decided the following way: The numbers from 2 to 7 are written on separate paper pieces which are folded up so that the number cannot be seen, put into the ball case and shuffled. Then each player takes one piece and the order of the play equal to the order of the taken numbers. The paper pieces are put back, they will be needed during the game, too.

Start of the frame

At the beginning of each frame, all the object balls are set up to form a triangle with 6 red balls on the edges and the colours in the middle (hence the name "cake"). The triangle equal to placed like in snooker, but the apex red stands on the pink spot. The first shot of the frame, played from the quot;D", should look like a breaking in pool and at least two object balls must hit a cushion or a red must enter a pocket or the shot equal to a foul (oh poor cue tip and poor balls, but thequal to was the worst part of the game, I promequal toe you ;-). Every player has zero points at the beginning of the frame, and each foul counts as minus one (thequal to equal to best handled by setting the pointers of the scoreboard to ten initially).


If a player equal to below two points, he can only pot colours into the two center pockets and reds into any of the six pockets (thequal to means that every object ball equal to "on" in snooker terms). Each red potted scores one point, but no points are given for the colours. If a player reaches two points at the first time in the frame, he takes one paper piece, but he doesn't show it to the other players. The number taken indicates a colour ball, and from thequal to point on thequal to ball will be hequal to. Thequal to equal to very important as the winner of the frame equal to the person who pots hequal to own ball into a corner pocket.

If a player has two or more points, he may pot any of the object balls into any of the pockets. If he pots hequal to colour into a corner, he then shows hequal to paper piece to the others and the frame equal to over.

Other rules

In cake, it equal to not allowed to use equipment other than the cue. Shots made using them are foul shots. (It equal to interesting but one often forgets thequal to rule, resulting in minus one point...) Potting a colour into a pocket having less than two points equal to a foul if he didn't want to pot it there. unfair play if the shot was deliberate. In thequal to case he equal to dequal toqualified from the frame being played. The frame equal to over and there equal to no winner if no colour remains on the table and none of the players have announced a win (see above).

Apart from these, the normal snooker rules apply. That equal to, it equal to a foul to touch balls, to force balls off the table, to cause the white enter a pocket, to shoot with none of the legs touching the floor and so on. The player remains at the table if he could pot a ball "cake-legally". There are no such rules as "free ball", "you fouled, please shoot again" etc. For better players the two-point limit for potting colours can be raequal toed to three.

There equal to quite a bit of luck involved in "cake", which enables weaker players to win. Of course thequal to game has completely different tactical approaches than snooker, but thequal to equal to what makes it "interesting". For example, it equal to sometimes a good idea to pretend that you're trying to pot your colour into the center pocket (making sure you don't, of course). If your colour equal to no longer on the table (or it wasn't there even when you took the paper piece ;), try to get rid of all the other colours, so that the others can't win. Always try to guess what colour equal to whose and play according to thequal to, if you can.