Watching Snooker

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I have a years subscription to DAZN and am currently watching the Champion Of Champions Snooker tournament and the match between Murphy and Evans, with Evans being the lady competitor in this match. Safe to say it sure makes me appreciate a talent like Ronnie O'Sullivan watching these two play. The first part of the match consisted of both players taking about a dozen safe shots in a row resulting in yawn inducing "action".

I hope any later matches are more exciting than this.
 
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Murphy is usually an exciting player to watch, especially with his long potting. But I think he lost concentration and played down to the level of Evans; he was shocking at times.

By the way, was that match only just televised on DAZN? It happened a few hours ago.

Ronnie's playing on Thursday against Jimmy White, which should be a fun one.
 
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Murphy is usually an exciting player to watch, especially with his long potting. But I think he lost concentration and played down to the level of Evans; he was shocking at times.

By the way, was that match only just televised on DAZN? It happened a few hours ago.

Ronnie's playing on Thursday against Jimmy White, which should be a fun one.
Yeah, it's on DAZN right now with a score of 3-2 in favor of Murphy. It is a replay since I can fast forward if I want. I just stumbled upon it a while ago and decided to give it a watch, but it's a boring match when compared to the 9 ball tournaments they show on ESPN here in the States.
 
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I have a years subscription to DAZN and am currently watching the Champion Of Champions Snooker tournament and the match between Murphy and Evans, with Evans being the lady competitor in this match. Safe to say it sure makes me appreciate a talent like Ronnie O'Sullivan watching these two play. The first part of the match consisted of both players taking about a dozen safe shots in a row resulting in yawn inducing "action".

I hope any later matches are more exciting than this.
That match happened hours ago mate.

Theres another game going on at the moment involving the winner of Murphy Evans.
 
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Yeah, it's on DAZN right now with a score of 3-2 in favor of Murphy. It is a replay since I can fast forward if I want. I just stumbled upon it a while ago and decided to give it a watch, but it's a boring match when compared to the 9 ball tournaments they show on ESPN here in the States.
Yeah, I thought I'd try and keep my post as spoiler-free as possible in case you were watching it 'as live'. Good job I did!

Wednesday should be a good day to watch. Judd Trump, the man to beat at the moment, is playing, as is Thepchaiya Un-Nooh. Both are among the most exciting players to watch. Trump can pull off shots other players wouldn't imagine even trying, while Un-Nooh is the fastest player on the circuit.
 
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I have a years subscription to DAZN and am currently watching the Champion Of Champions Snooker tournament and the match between Murphy and Evans, with Evans being the lady competitor in this match. Safe to say it sure makes me appreciate a talent like Ronnie O'Sullivan watching these two play. The first part of the match consisted of both players taking about a dozen safe shots in a row resulting in yawn inducing "action".

I hope any later matches are more exciting than this.
You might have missed the excitement that was Steve Davis back in the 80s, now that was a man who could keep you riveted to your seat, snookering his opponent 35 times in a row before making a break of 30 or something and then getting straight back to safety play for the next hour.
 
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You might have missed the excitement that was Steve Davis back in the 80s, now that was a man who could keep you riveted to your seat, snookering his opponent 35 times in a row before making a break of 30 or something and then getting straight back to safety play for the next hour.

I live in the States, so snooker back in the 80's was an even more obscure sport than darts. At least there were dart leagues all over the States in the 80's onward.

To tell you the truth, I've only SEEN 2 snooker tables in my entire life, and both of them were in Dallas when visiting my now ex-mother-in-law back in the late 70's. I happened to want to shoot some pool and found a very nice pool hall that had a dozen or so regulation pool tables and the snooker tables off to the side. I did get a close up look at them and they are huge compared to regulation pool tables that pros play mostly 9 ball on now.

I've never seen one in the New Orleans area pool halls.
 
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I live in the States, so snooker back in the 80's was an even more obscure sport than darts. At least there were dart leagues all over the States in the 80's onward.

To tell you the truth, I've only SEEN 2 snooker tables in my entire life, and both of them were in Dallas when visiting my now ex-mother-in-law back in the late 70's. I happened to want to shoot some pool and found a very nice pool hall that had a dozen or so regulation pool tables and the snooker tables off to the side. I did get a close up look at them and they are huge compared to regulation pool tables that pros play mostly 9 ball on now.

I've never seen one in the New Orleans area pool halls.
Yeah, snooker tables are shockingly big when you're used to pool tables, different angles ... i was joking about Davis, he was one of the dominant players in the 80s, the fore-runner to Hendry, Higgins and O'Sullivan but he was mind-numbingly boring and safety play minded... I'd say Hendry was the game changer that ushered in the modern style of big century breaks off the first red flowing aggressive play with plenty of long pot attempts...

I haven't followed the sport in years but a well contested Snooker World Championship final between two aggressive players is as nail biting an event as any.
 
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Yeah, snooker tables are shockingly big when you're used to pool tables, different angles ... i was joking about Davis, he was one of the dominant players in the 80s, the fore-runner to Hendry, Higgins and O'Sullivan but he was mind-numbingly boring and safety play minded... I'd say Hendry was the game changer that ushered in the modern style of big century breaks off the first red flowing aggressive play with plenty of long pot attempts...

I haven't followed the sport in years but a well contested Snooker World Championship final between two aggressive players is as nail biting an event as any.

I've seen many videos of Ronnie O'Sullivan play and the guy is incredible at the table, but like a lot of very talented sportsmen, he's got more than his share of arrogance to go with his confidence.

When he's "on stroke", he is very hard to beat and makes the game look so easy with the way he pots balls and seems to be in damn near perfect position more times than not on his next shot.
 
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I've seen many videos of Ronnie O'Sullivan play and the guy is incredible at the table, but like a lot of very talented sportsmen, he's got more than his share of arrogance to go with his confidence.

When he's "on stroke", he is very hard to beat and makes the game look so easy with the way he pots balls and seems to be in damn near perfect position more times than not on his next shot.
Ronnies mental strength was always his weakness, particularly in his early days in the 90s, where he would just get bored and play whole matches left handed, which is pretty incredible in it's own right but he'd play a blinder one day and the next day his depression would kick in and he'd just blow it... when on his game, I've never seen anyone like him.
 
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Ronnie wins 4-3.

Probably needed the motivation of going 3-0 down to start playing properly, although he was still far from his best. But in those second and third frames (missed the first) the standard was club snooker at best. I don't think I've ever seen Ronnie play so bad.
 
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OK, so what's up with this guy Robertson and the "Boy Band" hairstyle.

Looks like he was highly influenced by Justin Bieber and became a "Belieber" in his 40's.