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Mark Selby becomes World Champion for 4th time in Snooker

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English professional snooker player Mark Selby recently won the World Championship for the fourth time.

  • He won the title defeating Shaun Murphy by 18-15 victory at Crucible Theatre, Sheffield.
  • He has now moved up to second spot in world rankings, next only to Judd Trump.

Mark Selby:

  • Mark Selby has won the World Championship in 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2021.
  • He was ranked world number one between 2015 and 2019.

World Snooker Championship:

  • World Snooker Championship is organized by the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association.
  • It is being held since 1927 annually.
  • It is played at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, England.

About Snooker:

  • Snooker is a cue sport.
  • Cue Sport is also called Billiard sports.
  • They are wide variety of games that are played with a cue stick.
  • It played on a table with four pockets or six pockets.
  • It is played using snooker balls and a cue.
  • The objective of the snooker game is to hit the white cue ball with the cue so that it strikes the other balls and in turn they fall into the pockets.
  • The player who scores more points in the game wins.
  • The balls are of different colours .
  • Each colour has different point.
  • The following are the fouls in snooker game:
    • Failing to hit any ball
      • Touching other balls with anything other than cue ball
      • Potting the cue ball
      • Making a ball fall off the table
  • There are different types of shots in snooker. They are:
    • Push Shot: It is a shot where the object ball in direct contact with the cue ball moves when the cue ball is hit
      • Jump Shot: It is a shot where the cue ball jumps over a ball before hitting another ball
      • Playing the shot both feet off the ground. The player might lean over the table. However, at least his one leg should be on the ground.

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