The Warrior KYREN WILSON has gloriously racked his first career 147 at the International Championship down in Daqing, China. Wilson, 25, who has been in two ranking finals already this season, made the perfect break in a match against the Pinner potter Martin Gould in the 10th frame to go 5 - 5 and into a decider in the best of 11 frame match.

At the English Open a couple of weeks ago, Liang Wenbo was the first player to rack the first maximum of the season, to rack his second career maximum in Barnsley. Wilson's maximum is the 133rd 147 in snooker history which dates back to 1982 when Steve Davis at the Lada Classic won a Lada car for racking 36 pots.

The Kettering potter gets £5,000 because of Wenbo winning the rolling £40,000 that was on offer in Barnsley due to there not being a maximum until then. Assuming there are no more maximums made in the tournament, Wilson will pocket all the £5,000. Unfortunately, the snooker maximum wasn't on TV as he was playing on an outside table.

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147 Flurry

Last season, a flurry of 147s were made - 13 in all, the highest there has been in a season. However, despite Wilson making the perfect break, he lost the deciding frame to Martin Gould, a former German Master winner and he advanced into the last 16 in China 6 - 5.

Top potters Judd Trump, Shaun Murphy, John Higgins are all safely into the last 18 of the event.

Wilson's two ranking finals this season have been in the recent English Open where he lost to Ronnie O'Sullivan and earlier on to Ding Junhui in the World Open in Yushan. Back in 2015, Wilson won his first ranking event also in China at the Shanghai Masters - and went on to reach the quarter-finals of the World Championships after.

43 Players Have One

He becomes the 43rd player to have made just one career 147. Last season four players racked their first maximum breaks, which included, Thailand's Thepchaiya Un-Nooh, who could have made two previously but missed the final black on two occasions. Scotland's Ross Muir also made the perfect break for his first, along with Mark Allen and Alfie Burden.

The maximum has been controversial recently for its frequency - particularly since Ronnie O'Sullivan has made a couple of 146's in tournaments.

Last season, Mark Davis made two at the same event, the Championship League, but, ironically, no Chinese player made one last season until Wenbo this season. Previous to last season, only four maximums were made, with Ding, Marco Fu, and Neil Robertson all making one with only Fergal O'Brien being the one player within the UK to have made one. Ronnie O'Sullivan still leads the chase with an incredible 13 career maximums to his name. O'Sullivan was knocked out yesterday to teenager Yan Bingtao in the International Championship.