TYPE OF GAME
Chicago is a “money ball” pocket billiards gambling game. It was a popular game in New York City pool rooms during the 60′s and 70′s. It is played in a similar fashion to nine-ball, where balls must be played in order starting with the 1 ball.
The game is normally played individually by no more than three players
Standard 15 object balls plus cue ball
The money balls are the 1, 5, 8, 10, 13 and 15. These six balls are racked to the front of the rack with the 1 ball at the head of the rack. (see picture below)
OBJECT OF THE GAME
To pocket as many money balls as possible. The money balls being the 1, 5, 8, 10, 13 and 15.
Once all balls are pocketed the players will “settle up” based on the amount of money balls they made during the game. The loser pays the winner a previously agreed upon amount multiplied by the difference in money balls between the two players (i.e., if Player A makes five money balls and Player B makes one then Player B owes Player A four times the amount of the wager.) The game can also simply be played recreationally for points instead of for money.
A player continues his turn as long as a ball is pocketed. A score is kept as to which money balls are made by each player.
RULES OF PLAY
The General Rules are used for playing this game.