World Snooker Championship Final 2023 Summary
Luca Brecel made history on the evening of May 2, 2023, when he became the first player from mainland Europe to win the Cazoo World Championship at the Crucible in Sheffield. Brecel defeated Mark Selby in a thrilling final, with the Belgian claiming the title by 18 frames to 15.
The final was a classic encounter that kept fans on the edge of their seats throughout. Selby made history in the first session of the final, as he became the first player to score a maximum 147 break in a World Championship final. However, it was Brecel who emerged victorious, with the Belgian star producing a string of brilliant performances to claim his first World Championship title.
Brecel had started the final as the underdog, but he quickly showed that he was more than capable of competing with the very best in the game. The Belgian took an early lead in the final, and he maintained his advantage throughout the first session, ending the session 6-3 up.
However, Selby fought back in the second session, winning four of the five frames to level the scores at 7-7. The Jester from Leicester then took the lead for the first time in the final, going 8-7 ahead. However, Brecel wasn’t done yet, and he won the final two frames of the session to take a 9-8 lead into the third session.
The third session was a tense affair, with both players producing some brilliant snooker. However, it was Brecel who edged ahead, winning three of the six frames to take a 12-10 lead into the final session.
The final session was a rollercoaster ride, with both players producing some breathtaking snooker. Selby won the first frame of the session to reduce the deficit to one frame, but Brecel responded brilliantly, winning the next two frames to take a 14-11 lead.
Selby refused to give up, and he won the next two frames to reduce the deficit to just one frame. However, Brecel responded once again, winning the next two frames to take a 16-13 lead.
The tension was palpable as the players entered the final stages of the match. Selby won the next frame to keep his hopes alive, but Brecel responded brilliantly, producing a break of 112 to move within one frame of the title.
Selby refused to give up, and he won the next two frames to reduce the deficit to just one frame once again. However, Brecel held his nerve, and he produced a brilliant break of 51 in the 33rd frame to claim the title and make history as the first player from mainland Europe to win the World Championship.
Brecel’s victory was greeted with wild celebrations from the Belgian fans in attendance, and the 27-year-old was understandably thrilled with his achievement. Speaking after the match, Brecel said: “I can’t believe it. This is the stuff that dreams are made of. To win the World Championship is the ultimate goal for any snooker player, and I’m so proud to have achieved it. Mark played brilliantly, and it was a real battle out there, but I managed to stay focused and get the job done. This is a moment that I’ll never forget.”
Selby was gracious in defeat, and he paid tribute to his opponent after the match. “Luca played brilliantly all week, and he deserved to win. He’s a fantastic player, and he’s been playing some incredible snooker recently. I’m disappointed to have lost, but I can’t be too downhearted. I made history with the 147, and I gave it my all out there. Congratulations to Luca
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