World Snooker Championship Great Moments – Maximum Break by Jimmy White at The Crucible

Maximum Break By Jimmy White At The Crucible

Just before the World Championship begins, we’d like to share another wonderful moment from the Crucible Theatre with you. Watch Jimmy White with an unbelievable 147 break. 

Jimmy White is defiantly one of the best snooker players who’s ever played. He’s a six times World Championship finalist and has supplied many great moments at the Crucible Theatre. Today we visit the 1992 World Championship, in which Jimmy was drawn against Tony Drago in the first round. After twelve frames White was in full control, leading 8-4. Frame thirteen produced another unforgettable moment from the Crucible: Drago missed a long shot to the corner and left a few red balls.  Jimmy took his chance and made the second only 147 break at the World Championship, including some big, under pressure shots. He won £100,000 for this superb achievement.

The Englishman kept winning in the next round of the championship to reach the final against his nemesis, Stephen Hendry. Jimmy White won the first two sessions of the final to lead 10-6 which he extended to 14-8. He was four frames away from a safe haven – The World Championship title. Sporting tragedy is the only way to describe what happened next, when he lost ten consecutive frames and the final by 14-18. Jimmy White is somewhat of a tragic hero, having played in six World Championship finals without ever winning the title.