Kyren Wilson makes 147 in International Championship

Kyren Wilson has made his first ever professional 147 break during a thrilling second round International Championship encounter today.

Kyren Wilson. Picture by Monique Limbos

The world number 12 completed the maximum break at a crucial stage of his second round clash against Martin Gould when he was trailing 5-4 in a race to six.

It is the second major ranking event in a row which has seen a 147 – following Liang Wenbo’s maximum in the English Open a fortnight ago. And it is the 133rd official 147 in snooker’s history – Steve Davis making the first one 35 years ago in the 1982 Lada Classic.

Wilson stands to win £5,000 should no other player hit a 147 for the remainder of the tournament. If another player or other players make a maximum this week then the prize money will be shared.

But despite the maximum, Wilson suffered an agonising final frame defeat to Gould losing 6-5.

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