“9-ball is rotation pool.
The balls are pocketed in numbered order. The only ball that means anything…that wins it,
is the 9.
The player can shoot eight trick shots in a row…blow the 9 and lose.
On the other hand, the player can get the 9 in on the break, if the balls spread right, and win.
Which is to say that luck plays a part in 9-ball.
But for some players… luck itself is an art.”