The Break :
The break is the initial shot of the game, when all 15 balls other than the cue ball are "racked" into a triangular formation. On the break, it is impossible to pocket either the cue ball or the 8-Ball.
To be a legal break, at least one ball must be pocketed or at least two balls beside the cue ball must hit a rail. If the player who goes first fails to make a legal break, the balls are re-racked, and the other player gets to break.
Open Table Shots :
Open table shots occur after the break, but before that it is determined that who has the Solid & who has the Strip.
On an open table shot, you may hit the cue ball into any ball except the 8-Ball. If you pocket a solid ball, you become solids and the other player becomes stripes & vice-versa.
If you pocket one or more balls of different types (both the Solid & Strip) then should have to make the choice that whick Ball you want to keep.PLAY CAREFULLY!!
If you sink a 8 Ball before all your balls, your opponent wins.
Closed Table Shots :
Here ball types is decided by the shot. You will have that ball whch you will sink. The rest is same as the open Table.
8-Ball Shots :
An 8-Ball Shots occurs when you have pocketed all the shots of the group. You must call Pocket when attempting to pocket the 8th Ball.
If the 8-Ball is then pocketed into the called pocket, you win - unless you also pocket the cue ball on the shot, in which case your opponents wins. If the 8-Ball goes into a non-called pocket, your opponent wins. If the 8-Ball stays on the table, control merely moves back to your opponent.