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Is This The Luckiest Shot In Snooker History? (Video)

by: JamieD On  Monday, February 27, 2012
Tags:  2012 World Open   Black Ball   China   Haikou   Lucky   Pool  

snooker fluke shotThe 2012 World Open of snooker is currently taking place in Haikou, China, and while trick-shots are rather uncommon during these snooker tournaments, a trick-shot competition nearly broke out during a wild card match between Thailand’s Thanawat Thirapongpaiboon and England’s Robert Milkins.

Following Milkins’ miss on the black ball, during one of the games, Thirapongpaiboon was able to capitalize on his opponent’s mistake. However, he did so with a rather embarrassing mistake of his own, as a lucky bounce caused the black ball to bounce off the table, slide along the top of the rail and land in the corner pocket on the opposite side (you obviously don’t need to call your shot on the black ball in these snooker tournaments).

Unfortunately for Thirapongpaiboon, he would go on to lose the match, which should come as no surprise.  After all, anyone who needs a lucky bounce on an easy shot like this one in order to win a game probably doesn’t stand much of a chance going forward.

Check it out.

Hat Tip – [Reddit]