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The top snooker players in the world compete for several trophies every year, but one carries more prestige than all the others put together—the World Championship. Meticulously researched and including exclusive interview material with Steve Davis, Stephen Hendry, and 2005 world champion Shaun Murphy, among others, Masters of the Baize is a comprehensive guide to the men who have lifted the greatest prize in snooker. From the legendary Joe Davis, the first champion in 1927, to modern-day masters like Mark Williams, all the sport's world champions are put under the microscope, while the colorful careers of forgotten figures such as Walter Donaldson and John Pulman and rogue heroes like Alex Higgins and Ronnie O'Sullivan are brought vividly to life.
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Luke Williams and Paul Gadsby are sports journalists and have been snooker fans for as long as they can remember. This is their first book.Review:
"Who is the greatest snooker player of them all? And what criteria would you employ to choose that No. 1 man? This entertaining read attempts to answer both questions" -- Book of the Week * Sunday Times * "Timely, well-meaning and thought-provoking are all arguable descriptions of this guide to the 20 players who have won snooker's world championship" -- Book of the Week * The Independent * "Commendably thorough, offering some off-the-wall oddments" * Daily Telegraph * "Diligently researched . . . interesting and illuminating" * Snooker Scene *
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Book Description Mainstream Publishing, 2005. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1840188723