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Snooker – Alex Higgins 69 break 1982

By • Feb 25th, 2019 • Category: Snooker Videos, Uncategorized

Alex Higgins clears up to take his 1982 world championship semi final against Jimmy White to a deciding frame. One of the best pressure breaks of all time.
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  1. a couple of good shots in there no doubt, but compared to modern standards the control of the cue ball seems to be lacking, but jimmy white!! how many times did he nearly win the world championship, got to the best who never won it

  2. i think if Alex had a good technique and mental stability he could have been the best ever

  3. This is the best struggle break ever! What a combo of brutal position & great potting! I rem seeing this live and being gobsmacked, particularly at the blue with reverse side & the shoulder thrown in after it! Under severe pressure (1 miss and he was out of the world champ),he pulled off some fantastic twitchy pots! It turned out to be 1 of Jimmy’s best chances of ever winning the title as Ray Riordan was a bit past his best in the final. He had 1 foot in the final here until this amazing break.

  4. The player, the man, the genius – either could not exist without the other. Like Tyson his lifestyle made him at his profession so so appealing – Higgins is my most favourite sportsman of all time & I met hi in 1987 – his first words were “where’s the bar”. Classic !

  5. i mean worst positional playing!!!!!!!! but it was the most entertaining break!!!!!!!!

  6. The most exciting frame of snooker there has ever been. You had to watch it live at the time to really appreciate this.

  7. worst break i have ever seen!

  8. A genius at work!

  9. in 2002 hendry was 12-12 with doherty in his world championship quarter final match.the break hendry made to win this match was on a par with this.he potted 3 or 4 amazing pressure balls.

  10. Yes, he made that hard, but still..very amazing!

  11. he made that hard!

  12. i dont no, hes a great shot maker but position play is terrible. but yes he is a great shot

  13. how he kept this break going i do not know. pure brilliance and a joy to watch

  14. nah i think what makes this shot more special is the circumstances. under immense pressure it is something else that he went for it let alone get it.

  15. They don’t “have” to do anything other than win!

  16. and how about the blue played by Neil in this years world championships

  17. watch the video response

  18. Thats the idea. Had he not been out of position no one would have ever rememebered this break. The shots he played when out of position were amazing taking into account the pressure he was under.

  19. this is not one of the best breaks. Yes it is an amazing break if you take all the long shots

    But the reason he was on the long shots was extremely poor positional play

  20. The blue at 3.00 was unquestionably the finest shot I have ever seen.

    Once again, out of position due to immense pressure, he pulled off a make or break shot with a amazing side to bring the white back against it’s own run…classic Higgins’.

    This win undoubtably denied Jimmy a deserved World Title as I am sure he would have been too hot for Reardon to handle in the final. It changed snooker history as I guess Jimmy would have won a couple of more World’s had this one been under his belt.

  21. Ronnie O’sullivan Best Player Of the world!!:D

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