The fastest snooker break ever

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An evening pause: The rules of snooker are not clear to me, but it appears that this man, Ronnie O’Sullivan, is one of the world’s best players. Do a youtube search and you’ll come up with dozens of videos of him doing amazing things at the pool table. Below, he clears the table in less than five minutes, getting the maximum possible score for this game by dropping alternatively differently colored balls. To quote the youtube webpage, “The aim is to pot a red followed by a colour, any colour. Reds = 1Yellow = 2Green = 3Brown = 4Blue = 5Pink = 6Black = 7. So the 147 is only possible if you go red, black, red, black etc.” O’Sullivan gets 147 and does it in record time.


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