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John Higgins Makes The First World Championship 147 In Eight Years

John Higgins Makes The First World Championship 147 In Eight Years

John Higgins made the first maximum break at the World Snooker Championship in eight years on Thursday morning.

The Scot achieved the feat in the 12th frame of his second round match against Kurt Maflin.

Stephen Hendry, at the 2012 Championship, was the last player to make a 147 break at the tournament.

Only Ronnie O'Sullivan and Hendry have made more competitive maximums than Higgins. It was the 10th 147 of Higgins's career and the 11th maximum ever at the Crucible.

"That was incredible," BBC snooker analyst Joe Perry said on the broadcaster's coverage.

"There was nothing else to put on his CV apart from the Crucible 147 and now he's done it.

"Crowd or no crowd, making a 147 is special because you have to be perfect on every shot."

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If Higgins's break goes unmatched, he will earn £55,000 for making it.

Winning the frame cut Maflin's lead in the best of 25 match to 7-5.

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