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Forum: Billiard and Pool History in the U.S. 09-16-2019, 03:39 AM
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Just to keep you guys updated, I had the 1795...

Just to keep you guys updated, I had the 1795 Viennese rules translated and checked some of the later developments of the game. They are exactly like the Anglo-American pyramid pool rules down to the...
Forum: Billiard and Pool History in the U.S. 07-04-2019, 12:53 PM
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Hazards is very well attested but I can't find...

Hazards is very well attested but I can't find any English source for Pyramids before 1850. That's a 75 year gap. I'm not sure which of Shamos' books the 1775 date comes from. I'm using Shamos'...
Forum: Billiard and Pool History in the U.S. 06-24-2019, 06:43 AM
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The earliest I can find is a game called Figaro...

The earliest I can find is a game called Figaro also known as la pyramide. It was recorded in Vienna in 1795 by Anton Baumann. I think it may have come from France but I haven't found a source yet....
Forum: Billiard and Pool History in the U.S. 06-17-2019, 12:14 AM
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Posted By Game Hunter
Origin of the pyramids (no, not in Egypt)

I've been researching the first pyramid billiard games as they are the most important influence on modern American pool games. I'm assuming that the rack was invented shortly after to keep the balls...
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