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Shaun Murphy hits incredible 147 break in under eight minutes during Snooker Shoot Out

Ryan Smart

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Shaun Murphy hits incredible 147 break in under eight minutes during Snooker Shoot Out

Shaun Murphy hit a maximum 147 break in under eight minutes during his first round match at the Snooker Shoot Out.

The 2005 world champion, who is the second seed for the event, was facing little-known Hungarian player Bulcsu Revesz.

Revesz won the pre-match contest to play the break off shot, but that was the only time he would get at the table as Murphy reeled off a stunning maximum in Swansea.

The feat was more impressive given that, as per Shoot Out rules, players have just 10 minutes at the table during each round.

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Murphy was also challenged by a 15-second shot clock that is in operation, with that time reduced to just 10 seconds for the final five minutes.

In the end, 'The Magician' potted the final black with two minutes and 26 seconds on the clock, meaning his 147 break took just seven minutes and 18 seconds.

Murphy will now progress to the second round of this year's Snooker Shoot Out, a tournament he has yet to win.

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Some big names have already been knocked out of the competition at the first round stage, including 2015 world champion Stuart Bingham.

Speaking to Eurosport after his maximum break, Murphy said: "It's one of those things when you think, 'Oh, there's a big chance here'.

"It's like a big exhibition isn't it, so you do that all the time. But not out here - I thought, 'Goodness me, what's going on?'"

Murphy received plenty of joking heckles from the crowd in Swansea, with one shouting when he was on his final blue: "Don't bottle it!"

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He added; "I think I got to the quarter-finals or semi-finals a million years ago. I love this event - I wanted to try and make a century [this year].

"It's a great thrill - I can't believe what's just happened."

Featured Image Credit: World Snooker Tour

Topics: Snooker

Ryan Smart
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