There are an endless amount of ways to pass away a lifetime. Normally within this unknown time frame, we have to eke out a living to see us through from youth to old age. For snooker players this period is shorter than other professions and usually spans no more than twenty years. Those who make it to the pinnacle of the game are few in number and with good reason-the game is incredibly difficult and requires enormous hours of dedication.
A young player trying to forge their way is usually rash and impetuous. He or she will try to pot every ball, care little for long safety exchanges and generally show impatience against more experienced players. Ask a practiced twenty one year old to pot a long ball though and more often than not, by virtue of sheer confidence they will do it. Tell them to play safe if a chance amongst the balls breaks down in front of a big crowd and more than likely, you will find they can’t refuse an attacking opportunity and will thus go on to lose the frame and possibly the match. Continue reading