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Selby sets an exclamation point in the final with a feat


England’s Mark Selby made history at the World Snooker Championships but still has to fight for the title in the Sheffield final. “The Jester from Leicester” achieved the first ever maximum break in a World Cup final in the second session of the World Cup final. The 147 points are the perfect game in the billiard variant. In the final against Belgian Luca Brecel, Selby is still 8-9 down after two of four sessions.

Outsider Brecel played particularly well in the first session in his World Cup final debut and took a 6-2 lead. The 28-year-old had previously knocked out former world champion Mark Williams (Wales) and reigning champion Ronnie O’Sullivan from the Crucible Theater tournament. On Sunday evening, Selby acted stronger and made significantly fewer mistakes. The maximum in the 16th game section was the clear highlight of the first day of the final.

This Monday (2 p.m. and 8 p.m., Eurosport) there are two more sessions on the program, then the decision will be made. The winner is the one who wins 18 games (frames) first. Selby was world champion in 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2021 and was previously considered a favorite in the final. The world champion receives 500,000 pounds, which is the equivalent of around 565,000 euros.