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Jester's Joy! - Mark Selby wins third World Snooker Championship

Jester's Joy! - Mark Selby wins third World Snooker Championship

Mark Selby has won his third world title in four years, fighting from 8-3 behind to beat John Higgins 18-15 in a thrilling World Snooker Championship 2017 final at the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield. 

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Defending champion Mark Selby trailed an inspired John Higgins 10-4 earlier in the match but claimed nine of the 10 following frames to take a 13-11 lead heading in to the last session of this epic best-of-35 final.

In the final session Selby shrugged off a controversial refereeing decision which went against him in the 31st frame to make cool breaks of 131 and 75 under pressure to see out the match a comfortable 18-15 winner and lift his third World Snooker Championship trophy in just four years at the Crucible.

For all results from the World Snooker Championship 2017, head to Snooker.org

Posted May 1, 2017   
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