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Riding the rail: Snooker player’s lucky shot keeps him in match (video)

Yeah, I’d like to see this guy make that shot again.

Thai snooker player Thanawat Thirapongpaiboon was the beneficiary of a fortuitous roll of the ball during a match at the Haikou World Open match against England’s Robert Milkins.

With a pretty easy shot in front of him, Thirapongpaiboon tried to bury the lone ball remaining on the table in the pocket, only for it to pop out and perilously roll along the edge of the table…right into the pocket adjacent to the one he was originally shooting at. Awesome.

The shot kept him in the match, which he managed to ultimately win by a score of 4-3. Sometimes it’s better to be lucky than good, especially when luck comes about as if on “cue.”

Get it? Cue?

If you didn’t like that one, don’t even bother coming to see my billiards-based stand-up comedy tour hitting pool halls across the United States. It’s called the “Loose Racks and Wisecracks Tour.” I guess I’ll have to “chalk” up poor attendance to lack of sufficient internet buzz.

Okay. I’m done now.

[Telegraph]