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Oh nooo for Un-Nooh after blowing $93,000 during a 147-attempt at Snooker Championship

What a heartbreak it must have been for Thai snooker player Thepchaiya Un-Nooh, who missed out on £44,000 ($93,413) at the final hurdle when he tried to complete a 147 maximum break at the UK Snooker Championship in York.

In snooker, a 147-break involves a player potting 15 reds and 15 blacks before finishing with the colours in order.

It is the most points a player can score in one visit to the table and many professional players go their entire career without making one  — especially on television.

So when Un-Nooh missed the final black, after 35 consecutive pots, he cut a distraught figure.

There was to be another cruel twist to the tale.

It appeared that he did not know of the prize money at stake for a 147-game, until he was told by a journalist during an interview afterwards.

“44,000 pounds?” Un-Nooh said in disbelief. 

“You should have told me before I potted the black ...”

 

 

To make matters worse, he eventually lost his encounter with Australian Neil Robertson by a 6-2 scoreline.

However, he can take consolation from the fact that he isn’t the first to botch a 147.

World No. 1 and 2014 world champion Mark Selby missed a similar black at the China Open in 2013, while Irishman Ken Doherty did the same in the final of the 2000 Masters against Matthew Stevens at Wembley.

Source:
http://www.smh.com.au/sport/snooker-player-misses-black-blows-90000-duri...

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