It reminded me of playing pool in college.
There was a regulation table at our fraternity house. Some of the members were pretty good players. We mostly played “Eight Ball” as the game was quick, and there is an element of luck.
Eight Ball is played with one team having to clear the table of either the solid or striped balls and then hit the solid black ball, the eight ball, into a “called” pocket to win the game.
There were several rules to the game.
One of the best players in the house was a senior, Mike Kajenka. One day he lost a game and declared,
“Wait, if I can sink the rest of my balls still on the table, and then also sink the que ball it is a tie.”
The other player on the table agreed.
Mike cleared the table including sinking the que ball on his last shot for a tie.
From that day on, after every loss the losing player declared,
Most did not make a tie; the Kajenka Rule was pretty difficult to complete.
This was 55 years ago.
I recently read in a college fraternity newsletter, that “Kajenka’s Rule” was still in effect. A current fraternity brother did some research about the origin of “Kajenka’s Rule” and apparently was even able to track down Mike to have the story of the rule explained.
I understand that Mike was honored that his “Rule” was still in effect.