Snooker, also called English billiards, is popular all over the world. How to play snooker? The rules are quite simple.
At the beginning of the game, a pyramid of fifteen red balls is built. This is the starting position. Six balls of different colors are placed according to the marks on the table.
The cue ball (white) has a special meaning. With it, athletes must alternately score balls into the pockets. If the player has taken a scoring kick, he continues the game. If he misses, the right to move is transferred to the opponent. There must be a strict order. After the red ball went into the pocket, you need to score a colored one, then a red one again, etc. Moreover, the colored ones should be set to their original position while the red ones remain on the table. The rule of "ordering" the ball also applies. If there are reds left on the table, and the player will strike at the color, he needs to indicate which object he wants to drive into the pocket.
Snooker: rules for determining the winner
During each game, called a frame, players are awarded points. If the result is a draw, a black ball is placed on the table. The frame is played with that ball only and ends after a scoring hit or foul. Thusthe winner is revealed.
The player receives points both for his own effective hits and for violations committed by the opponent. The game ends when all the balls are in the pockets or when only the black ball remains on the table after the violation or the first hit (scoring).
Snooker scoring rules
This sport is considered by many to be sluggish, static and uninteresting, but it has a powerful hidden dynamic. Players must be able to objectively assess the situation, think strategically and deliver accurate shots. The difficulty lies in the fact that the number of points that can be obtained from a successful strike depends on the selected ball. Therefore, the player must not only try to score, but also create obstacles for the opponent's successful move. You also need to try to "close" the most "profitable" balls.
Theoretically, a player can earn 147 points during the game. This is possible if, after the reds, he only pockets black balls. And later - other multi-colored, in accordance with the number of points brought.
The most profitable color is black. He brings seven points. Six points gives pink, five - blue. To get four points, you need to score brown. Three points brings green, two - yellow and one - red.
As you can see, the rules of snooker are quite simple. But to win, you need to calculate the location of the balls several moves ahead. To win, you must always hitso that the cue ball returns to a favorable position. The goal is not just to pocket the ball. It is important to create a series of effective strikes. Therefore, not only accuracy and skill are important here, but also the ability to think strategically.
There are different variations of this game. Including American and Brazilian snooker. The rules differ slightly, the main idea is the same. There is also a shortened version of the game that uses six red balls.