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Did you know about the History of Snooker? (Part 1)

The Snooker game, which was invented by Colonel Sir Neville Chamberlain in India in 1845, was a psychological game with quite simple rules.

The hands must hit 15 red balls one after another in the other 6 colors in the hole. Each red fruit is counted 1 point, other colors from 2 to 7 points.

The red balls in the hole will stay there, and the colored balls will be left in place while there are still red balls on the table. When there are no red marbles, colored balls will be hit in the hole in order of points. A game is considered over when one side wins an overwhelming number of points that the opponent cannot catch or the balls are hit on the table.

Each match has 17 games and can last 8 hours. The muscular arms will move about 5 km, and lose about 4 kg.

Snooker is an equation with lots of unknowns in which psychology plays a very important role. Other external conditions such as dust, humidity on the felt can also change the track of the ball.

If the sun shines on the table, the ball will run faster, if it is cold it will move quickly. Therefore, the professional mechanics often play in the room with curtains and at the right temperature of 18’C. The counter is heated.

Before each match, people stretch the felt. Absorb the smallest dust particles. The pros play with oak two-piece muscles. While billiards are normally played in clubs filled with cigarette smoke, beer, and heavy alcohol, snookers have always been a solemn place in Snooker clubs.

Players wear smoking or a shirt, wearing a bow very politely. In the UK, China and Thailand, snooker is considered a popular sport. In the UK alone, there are 350 hours of television snooker per year and ranks second after football.