# What happens in these end-game situations?

This is intended to be a canonical question regarding possible endings of the game.

For each question, assume a single proper strike was made, and note where an improper strike would change the game outcome (beyond an additional point for the opponent).

## If the Queen has been covered:

1. What happens if I pocket my last C/m and the Striker?
2. What happens if I pocket my opponent's last C/m?
3. What happens if I pocket my opponent's last C/m and the Striker?
4. What happens if I pocket both players' last C/m?
5. What happens if I pocket both players' last C/m and the Striker?

## If the shot covers the Queen:

1. What happens if I pocket my last C/m and the Queen?
2. What happens if I pocket my last C/m, the Queen and the Striker?
3. What happens if I pocket my opponents' last C/m and the Queen?
4. What happens if I pocket my opponents' last C/m, the Queen and the Striker?
5. What happens if I pocket both players' last C/m and the Queen?
6. What happens if I pocket both players' last C/m, the Queen and the Striker?

## If the Queen is left on the board:

1. What happens if I pocket my last C/m, leaving the Queen?
2. What happens if I pocket my last C/m and the Striker, leaving the Queen?
3. What happens if I pocket my opponent's last C/m, leaving the Queen?
4. What happens if I pocket my opponent's last C/m and the Striker, leaving the Queen?
5. What happens if I pocket both players' last C/m, leaving the Queen?
6. What happens if I pocket both players' last C/m and the Striker, leaving the Queen?

From the ICF Laws of Carrom. Bracketed numbers in italics refer to specific rules that cover the questions.

## If the Queen has been covered:

1. What happens if I pocket my last C/m and the Striker?

You lose by 1/3* (+1**).

2. What happens if I pocket my opponent's last C/m?

You lose as normal.

3. What happens if I pocket my opponent's last C/m and the Striker?

You lose as normal (+1**).

4. What happens if I pocket both players' last C/m?

You win by 1/3*. For an improper stroke, you lose by 1/3* (+1**).

5. What happens if I pocket both players' last C/m and the Striker?

(110/112) You lose by 1/3* (+1**).

## If the shot covers the Queen:

6. What happens if I pocket my last C/m and the Queen?

(97) You win as normal, having covered the Queen. For an improper stroke, you lose by 3* (+1**).

7. What happens if I pocket my last C/m, the Queen and the Striker?

Unsure! You lose by 3* (+1**).

8. What happens if I pocket my opponents' last C/m and the Queen?

(103) You lose as normal, and the Queen is considered covered by your opponent.

9. What happens if I pocket my opponents' last C/m, the Queen and the Striker?

You lose as normal (+1**), and the Queen is considered covered by your opponent.

10. What happens if I pocket both players' last C/m and the Queen?

(102) You win by 1/3*. For an improper stroke, you lose by 3* (+1**).

11. What happens if I pocket both players' last C/m, the Queen and the Striker?

(109) You lose by 3* (+1**).

## If the Queen is left on the board:

12. What happens if I pocket my last C/m, leaving the Queen?

(107) You lose by 3*.

13. What happens if I pocket my last C/m and the Striker, leaving the Queen?

(108) You lose by 3* (+1**).

14. What happens if I pocket my opponent's last C/m, leaving the Queen?

(106) You lose as normal, and the Queen is considered covered by your opponent.

15. What happens if I pocket my opponent's last C/m and the Striker, leaving the Queen?

(111) You lose as normal (+1**), and the Queen is considered covered by your opponent.

16. What happens if I pocket both players' last C/m, leaving the Queen?

(105) You lose by 3*.

17. What happens if I pocket both players' last C/m and the Striker, leaving the Queen?

You lose by 3* (+1**).

* This is the value of the Queen: if the winning player did not cover the Queen, or is at 22+ points, they get 1 point. Otherwise they get the 3 points for covering the Queen.

** The opponent may claim 1 additional point as Due (you pocketed the Striker) and/or 1 additional point as Penalty (you made an improper stroke).

• Not sure what the standard is for self-answering but I'll accept this in the meantime and change it as appropriate. Commented Mar 2, 2016 at 16:56