World Snooker Championship 2009 achievements

World Snooker Championship 2009

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There are 46 World Snooker Championship 2009 achievements worth 2,126 (1,000)

2,949 tracked gamers have this game, 129 have completed it (4.37%)

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Snooker: 147 Break in World Snooker Championship 2009

Snooker: 147 Break128 (50)

Score 147 points, or more, in a single visit in Snooker championship mode

  • Unlocked by 448 tracked gamers (15% - TA Ratio = 2.56) 2,950  

Achievement Guide for Snooker: 147 Break

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Achievement won on 15 Nov 12
TA Score for this game: 2,126
Posted on 25 November 12 at 09:20, Edited on 25 November 12 at 09:25
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15x red&black gives 120 points
cleaning up the colors: 27 points
total 147, the "Maximum break".

(Actually, it is possible to reach 155 if you start your break with a free ball. One of the commentators sometimes mentions this fun fact as "I would die happily if I'd ever witness a 155 break").

Some minor notes on how to improve chance of success. It's all about risk management.
* potting is easy. position is KEY.
* I assume you use classic control mode
* at the safety exchange during start of frame, try actively to get the pack open instead of nudging it minimally. This reduces risk later in frame. Of course, always bring white back to bulk to prevent your opponent from scoring.
* hope for the black to remain clear of reds and wait for the opponent to give you an opening
* long pots are also easy, you are bound to open on one. Wait for the chance given by your opponent, land on black and begin the 147
* regarding position, you need to think ahead for MORE than a single shot (at least normally I rarely do): try to pick a path from red to red to red (via black obviously)
* whenever you take a risk (like developing a cluster of reds), minimize it. For instance to go into the pack:
- do it from black
- position white parallel to top black cushion
- leave one or two easy backup red balls near corner if possible
- almost full backscrew on black, amost full power, so white will not stick in the pack but also not run away too much
- again, potting is easy in this game, you can often get away with poor position on black by making a hard cut which would normally be a shot to nothing
* pick your shots such that the entirety of the white landing zone is OK, not say 70%.
* when you are attempting a hard shot, like to a long distance corner, make use of the ZOOM feature (x). The arrow at zoom level 1 is not too long but it points in the right direction. Change your shot such that you are convinced the arrow is OK. If in doubt, go to zoom level 2 and see if the white circle is centered correctly. In my experience these shot indicators are quite useful.

All in all this is not too hard once you get the hang of it. I think I scored about 7x the maximum in season 1.
Indeed easier than in WSC2007 as Skadi mentioned.
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