Kyren Wilson made a spectacular maximum 147 break at the World Snooker Championship on Wednesday, just the 13th in the history of the Crucible.
The incredible effort came in the fifth frame of his first round match against Ryan Day, with the Warrior moving 3-2 ahead with the enormous break.
It was a brilliant display from the 31-year-old, who was left with a really difficult few pots as he finished off the last two reds and blacks, but sunk them masterfully.
Former world champion Dennis Taylor on commentary for the BBC said as the final black was potted: ‘What a magnificent maximum break that is, handshakes all round, a standing ovation here in the Crucible Theatre. What a break that was from the Warrior, Kyren Wilson!’
There is a £40,000 prize for the maximum, alongside a £15,000 bonus for the high break of the tournament.
Annoyingly for Day, not only did Wilson win the frame, but he beat the previous high break of the tournament, 146, which was jointly held by Day himself and Neil Robertson.
Wilson joins an exclusive club of players to make a 147 at the Crucible, with Cliff Thorburn, Jimmy White, Stephen Hendry, Ronnie O’Sullivan, Mark Williams, Ali Carter, John Higgins and Neil Robertson doing so before him.
ð¨ Kyren Wilson makes a 147 at the World Championship ð¨
That’s just the 13th maximum break in Crucible history!
Tremendous work from the Warrior ð@WeAreWST | @KyrenWilson pic.twitter.com/SCSu9Qj6nx
That makes nine players to achieve perfection at the Crucible, with 13 maximums at the venue in total as Hendry and O’Sullivan have made three each in Sheffield.
It is the fourth maximum of Wilson’s career and his first since knocking one in against Ashley Hugill in the 2020 UK Championship.
The break was the 188th official 147 in snooker’s history, with the first coming way back in January 1982 when Steve Davis managed perfection against John Spencer at the Classic.
Thorburn made the first Crucible max in 1983, with the most recent before Wilson’s coming last year when Neil Robertson hit a 147 during his second round defeat to Jack Lisowski.
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