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“That’s how I finish it!” Ronnie O’Sullivan’s12th 147

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An absolutely amazing sequence. From Wikipedia:

The maximum break in snooker under normal circumstances is 147.[1]This is often known as a maximum, a 147, or verbally a one-four-seven. The 147 is amassed by potting all fifteen reds with fifteen blacks for 120 points, then all six colours for a further 27 points.[1]

The way the game is played, from a different Wikipedia article:

The game is played using a cue and 22 snooker balls: one white cue ball, 15 red balls worth one point each, and six balls of different colours: yellow (2 points), green (3), brown (4), blue (5), pink (6) and black (7).[4] The red balls are initially placed in a triangular formation, and the other coloured balls on marked positions on the table known as “spots”. Players execute shots by striking the cue ball with the cue, causing the cue ball to hit a red or coloured ball. Points are scored by sinking the red and coloured balls (knocking them into the pockets, called “potting”) in the correct sequence. A player receives additional points if the opponent commits a foul. A player (or team) wins a frame (individual game) of snooker by scoring more points than the opponent(s). A player wins a match when a predetermined number of frames have been won.

In this sequence, Ronnie O’Sullivan, perhaps the greatest snooker player alive—or ever—gets a maximum break in less than 8 minutes:

Written by Leisureguy

27 August 2015 at 12:58 pm

Posted in Games

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