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Games On The Wire - Billiard Term Definition

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Definition of Games On The Wire

Games On The Wire is a billiards slang term that is a part of Skill Level Terminology.

To give an opponent a number of games on the wire is to give them a handicap whereby they have to win a specified number of fewer games in order to win the match. Normally a more experienced pool player will give a less experienced some number of games on the wire as such that the less experienced player, and perhaps spectators and gamblers, will feel that the competition is evenly matched or fair.

See: on the wire, wire, across the string for more on the meaning of "Games On The Wire".

Games On The Wire - Usage

You are going to have to give me three games on the wire if you want me to play you for 4 bills.

Billiards - Games On The Wire

  • Title: Games On The Wire
  • Author: (Billiards Forum)
  • Published: 1/12/2008 11:55:00 AM

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