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Snooker Player Produces First Ever 155 Break Caught On Camera

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Snooker Player Produces First Ever 155 Break Caught On Camera

A snooker player scored an incredible break of 155 for the second time in the history of the sport which was incredibly captured on CCTV.

Thepchaiya Un-Nooh, a 36-year-old Thai professional snooker player, was taking part in a practice match in Darlington with his fellow professional Hossein Vafaei when the phenomenal event took place.

Un-Nooh's historic achievement was not deliberately recorded, yet one of the surrounding CCTV cameras were able to catch the wonderful eight minutes of footage including his overwhelmingly joyous celebrations after he potted the final black ball. You can see the footage below:

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The speed of the 155 is equally impressive as Un-Nooh lives up to his nickname of "F1" which he has received for the ridiculous speed that he plays around the table.

When speaking to The Sun, Un-Nooh said: "It was crazy. I couldn't believe it was happening.

"I nearly did it a year ago but missed the last green. It was an easy shot, simple. I didn't think I'd ever get a chance to do it again."

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Whilst 147 is considered to be the maximum points that can be scored in a snooker game, Un-Nooh's opponent fouled at the start of the match which gave him his extra 8 points that he required to obtain his historic 155.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

The professional Thai player is the first person to achieve this break in snooker since England's Jamie Cope who did this during a witnessed practice session in 2005.

However Un-Nooh, who has only executed two 147 breaks during tournament matches, is the first person to have this incredible score caught on camera.

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Mike Dunn, the manager of the snooker club in Darlington, said: "Everybody had stopped and I saw him jumping around. It's the first 155 the world has ever seen.

"I was very happy for him but sick that we didn't have a camera on the table. The footage wasn't that clear but I cropped it in."

One fan praised this "astounding achievement" and wrote on Twitter: "What is that the equivalent of in sport? Can't think of one better to be honest, so unbelievably rare."

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: snooker

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