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Retire Early or Keep Playing – Steve Davis vs Stephen Hendry

After losing 13-2 to Stephen Maguire in the quarter-finals of the 2012 World Championship, Stephen Hendry retired from professional snooker at the age of 43. In this article we will compare the 7 times World Champion Hendry with 6 times World Champion Steve Davis, who recently retired at the age of 56. We will conclude this article by predicting at …

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John Higgins Fortunate To Still Be Playing Snooker

Many can argue that John Higgins is very fortunate to still be playing on the snooker circuit. Higgins was involved in a match fixing scam in 2010 where he allegedly took a bribe in order to intentionally lose snooker matches. Higgins was cleared of match fixing but fined £75,000 and given a six-month ban on lesser charges which include breaking …

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Wuxi Classic – The Top Contenders

The Wuxi classic, which begins on Sunday the 23rd of June,  is one of three ranking events held in China and the first in the snooker calendar year. The first Wuxi Classic began back in 2008 and since 2012 it has become classed as a ranking event. It was the first to adopt the new format where all players start …

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Three Reasons Snooker Has Changed Over the Last 30 Years

When you look at snooker in the 1980s, one name really comes to mind and that is Steve Davis. He was a dominant force who won the majority of tournaments in a snooker season, not to mention six world titles. This article compares and contrasts many aspects of snooker from the mid 1980s to the snooker world of the present …

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Career Centred by Illness: Ali Carter ‘s Player Profile

Few can argue that Ali Carter has been one of the more unlucky players on the snooker circuit. Although he has been in the elite top 16 players for many years, he is now forced to take a break from snooker having been diagnosed with lung cancer just two weeks ago.Carter, 34, who is also a qualified airline pilot, has been …

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The Anomaly Of The Miss Rule In Snooker

In the majority of sports there is always one rule that causes some sort of controversy in a game, whether it is the introduction of the black card in GAA or the lack of goal line technology in football. In snooker the rules are never a cause of debate. However, the introduction of the miss rule has raised some eyebrows …

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One Month On, How Did Mark Selby Beat Ronnie O’Sullivan?

Last month we saw Mark Selby record a famous 18-14 victory over defending champion Ronnie O’Sullivan in the world snooker championships. One month on, we look at the reasons behind his success. 1. Temperament Selby won the title because of his grit, determination and belief and his temperament showed that throughout all his matches, including a final frame decider in round …

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