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Russian Pyramid Rules

Russian Pyramid rules are the same as the Russian Billiards Rules.

The same game is essentially called by two different names, and may even be called by a third; Moscow Pyramid. All three are almost identical with slight variations.

Russian Pyramid Rules

Russian pyramid is a variation of billiards and it has several key differences from Western billiards. The general goal of the game is the same, which is to attempt to pocket balls.

Russian Pyramid Rules

If you have any questions about Russian Pyramid Rules, please post them in the pool rules forum.

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Russian Pyramid Rules History

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The official Russian Pyramid Rules are predominently observed in Moscow.

The official governing body for Russian Pyramid Rules is the International Commitee of Pyramid (ICP).

How to Play Russian Pyramid

  • Title: Russian Pyramid Rules
  • Author: (Billiards Forum)
  • Published: 4/4/2007 11:33:38 PM
  • Last Updated: 4/4/2007 11:34:38 PM
  • Last Updated By: billiardsforum

Russian Pyramid Rules

The Russian Pyramid Rules article belongs to the Snooker Rules category. Snooker is a type of cue sport game that is played on a snooker table.

Russian Pyramid Rules Comments

  1. FireworkFirework from Moscow, Russia on 5/15/2008 2:20:38 AM

    There are a lot of kinds of Russian Billiards (Pyramid) games:

    • Free Pyramid
    • Combined Pyramid
    • Dynamic Pyramid

    ...and so on, and they are all quite different.

    I'll try to find official rules in English to be posted here.

  2. R.L.H.SpencerR.L.H.Spencer from London, England on 11/2/2008 9:12:24 AM

    I work at the Margate Deaf Club and we are looking for some new types of pool table games to change things up a little.

    Can you compile the rules of all of the various Russian pyramid pool games? Russian pyramid seems like a good game and could be something new to introduce into our billiard club, but I want read a rules first before buy set of russian pyramid balls.

    Thank you.

    Yours sincerely,
    R.L.H.Spencer

  3. billiardsforumbilliardsforum from Halifax, NS on 11/2/2008 9:53:15 AM

    Hi RLH - you can find one version of Russian Pyramid rules here: [Russian Billiards Rules](/snooker-rules/russian-billiards-rules "Russian Billiards Rules")

  4. NHKNHK from Helsinki, Uusimaa on 4/12/2009 3:37:43 PM

    @R.L.H.Spencer - Remember that you will also need a dedicated pyramid pool table or a dedicated Carolina table. A standard pool table's cushions are too low for the the pyramid balls are quite large. Also the pockets on a pyramid billiard table are much smaller than on a standard pool table. In pyramid, the pockets are only 4 mm - 5 mm between the edges of the ball and pocket.

  5. MickMick from Spain on 12/9/2013 12:27:09 PM

    Does anyone know how a Russian billiards table is marked out? e.g. the baulk line etc.

    I think from what I can see the front ball from the racked balls would be a diagonal line crossed between middle and corner pockets where the pink ball would be in snooker.

    But, is there a baulk line, and if so, at what distance it it drawn on the cloth?

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