VIDEO: Gutted snooker star blows 147 and €62,000 with agonising miss on final black
Expect a consoling call from Ken Doherty.
Thepchaiya Un-Nooh was on course for a 147 break and a hefty bonus cheque of €62,000 (£44,000) at the UK Championships in York.
The Thai snooker star had sunk 35 consecutive balls and left himself with a relatively simple black to complete the maximum break.
At 112, Un-Nooh showed unreal nerve to sink the final red:
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That pot provided momentum that took him all the way to the final black. Then, life got complicated:
Following his match, which he lost 6-2 to Neil Robertson, Un-Nooh was informed of his costly miss.
"44,000 pounds?" he repeated in disbelief.
"You should have told me before I potted the black ... I have nothing to say. I got 15 black and then missed the black number 16. So disappointed. Too much pressure on the black.
"In the eighth frame I was still thinking about the black ball, that black ball make me have nightmare tonight."
Previous players to miss high-pressure blacks include Doherty and Mark Selby.