Mark Selby launches snooker World Championship title defence against Fergal O'Brien

Mark Selby launches snooker World Championship title defence against Fergal O'BrienMark Selby will launch his Betfred World Championship title defence against an opponent who was accused of playing anti-snooker to reach the Crucible. Ireland’s Fergal O’Brien was part of a world record on Wednesday night when he won the longest frame in the history of professional snooker. The frame lasted 44 seconds longer than Kenyan athlete Dennis Kipruto’s marathon world record, and Gilbert was upset by the ponderous tactics employed by O’Brien.


This article was originally published at Eurosport

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